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SJPI Call For Applications

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - FALL AND SUMMER 2022

The Social Justice Policy Initiative, housed in the Sociology Department, is calling for applications for Research and Community Fellows for Summer and Fall of 2022. Click on each Project to learn more and see below for how to apply.

Summer 2022
Research Fellows

Get hands-on research experience as a Research Fellow with these projects. Students will receive a stipend commensurate with Charles Center research stipends to support 5-7 weeks of full-time summer research, depending on project needs.

Research Affiliate, Eviction Crisis Project

Principal Investigator: [[cehanl, Caroline Hanley]]

Qualifications: Students will conduct observational research in Virginia housing courts so they must be present in Virginia (NOVA, Richmond, Williamsburg, or Hampton Roads) for the summer research period. Click here for project details.

The Local Black Histories Project

Principal Investigators: [[aaquark, Amy Quark]], [[mngosin, Monika Gosin]], Omiyęmi (Artisia) Green (Africana Studies/Theatre)

Qualifications: Experience with Google Sites design and/or StoryMaps preferred but not required. Click here for project details.

Travel for Transformation and Social Justice Project

Principal Investigators: [[kejenk, Kay Jenkins]] and [[jnsass, Jackson Sasser]]

Qualifications: Experience with StoryMaps or ArcGIS is preferred but not required. Click here for project details.

FALL 2022
Research Fellows

Get hands-on experience with policy-oriented and community-engaged research as a Research Fellow with these projects. Research fellows are paid $15/h for 2-4 hours per week, depending on project needs.

Research Fellow, Affordable Housing Project

Principal Investigator: [[mlstiman, Meaghan Stiman]]

Qualifications: Preference will be given to sociology majors who have taken Qualitative Research Methods or Research Design. Click here for project details.

Research Affiliate, Eviction Crisis Project

Principal Investigator: [[cehanl, Caroline Hanley]]

Qualifications: Willingness to learn basic quantitative data cleaning, coding, and analysis skills. Click here for project details.

Research Fellow, Salary Equity Project

Principal Investigator: [[cehanl, Caroline Hanley]]

Qualifications: Students will examine W&M archival sources to historicize campus employment relations. Click here for project details.

Research Fellow, The Local Black Histories Project

Principal Investigators: [[aaquark, Amy Quark]], [[mngosin, Monika Gosin]], Omiyęmi (Artisia) Green (Africana Studies/Theatre)

Qualifications: Experience with Google Sites design and/or StoryMaps preferred but not required. Click here for project details.

Research Fellow, Travel for Transformation and Social Justice Project

Principal Investigator: [[kejenk, Kay Jenkins]]

Qualifications: Experience with StoryMaps or ArcGIS is preferred but not required. Click here for project details.

Research Fellow, Educational Equity Project

Principal Investigators: [[mngosin, Monika Gosin]], [[jbmend, Jennifer Bickham-Mendez]], and [[aaquark, Amy Quark]]

Qualifications: Fluency in Latin American, spoken Spanish required. Click here for project details.

Research Fellow, Assessing the Legal Service Needs of Immigrant Communities

Research Partnership: [[jbmend, Jennifer Bickham-Mendez]] and Immigration Clinic, W&M Law School (Director, Stacy Kern-Scheerer)

Qualifications: Experience using qualitative research methods and working with qualitative data. Demonstrated ability to work independently. Preference for a student who has taken Qualitative Methods in Sociology. Click here for project details.

Community Fellows

Academic advisor: Amy Quark (aaquark@wm.edu)

Get hands-on experience with community-based research, outreach, and advocacy and develop important skills in communication, policy analysis, and more, while learning from local leaders in these community organizations:

  • The Village Initiative
  • NAACP, York-James City-Williamsburg Chapter
  • Let Freedom Ring Foundation
  • Williamsburg Action
Click here for details.
How to Apply

Applications are due by April 1 at 5pm (note: the deadline for applications to the Educational Equity Project and Assessing the Legal Service Needs of Immigrant Communities have been extended until April 8 at 5 p.m.) . To apply, combine your resume and a brief cover letter explaining your interest and experience related to the project for which you are applying into ONE PDF file. Name this file using the following format: ProjectName_YourLastName (e.g. SalaryEquity_Smith). Upload your file to this website: https://wm1693.app.box.com/f/f60f9bd11b1e41ecb58f09cdb21d8aa3

**You may apply to more than one project for both summer and fall positions. You must have a separate application for each position. If you apply to more than one position, please submit an additional document that rank orders your preferences for the positions (e.g. 1) Salary Equity; 2) Affordable Housing) and label that file in this format: YourLastName_Rank (e.g. Smith_Rank). Upload this document using the same website.

If you have questions regarding the submission of your application, please contact Prof. Quark (aaquark@wm.edu).