Predoctoral Research Fellows

The Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS) is looking for two outstanding and motivated post-baccalaureate students or master’s level students who are social media savvy and are interested in critical race studies to join the Mellon Foundation funded RaceB4Race project. The fellowship positions are full-time appointments starting as early as Fall 2022. 

The fellows are expected to collaborate and create Gen Z-targeted peer-to-peer premodern critical race studies social media content. They will also participate in various training/mentoring programs for a minimum of two years. We seek applicants whose professional preparedness, experience, and accomplishments are informed by experiences working with and within groups historically underrepresented in higher education in the United States. 

Salary: $50,000/year

Time: Full-time 

Essential Duties:  

Under the direct supervision of ACMRS’s Clinical Faculty member, the predoctoral fellows will assist the postdoctoral fellows in their original research within premodern critical race studies. They will also develop ideas for Gen Z-targeted peer-to-peer, social media content that reveals and explores premodern globalism and the earliest constructions of racial formations. This position requires close collaboration with the postdoctoral fellows, undergraduates, Clinical Professor, and Multi-Media Developer, Sr. to storyboard, plan, and execute the development of multimedia, social media content. Lastly, the predoctoral fellows will participate in a social media safety training workshop.

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Undergraduate Research Aides

The Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies is pleased to offer hands-on experience in a collaborative research environment, working directly with ACMRS staff and scholars on projects within theRaceB4Race initiative. ASU-enrolled undergraduates will work under the direction of the Clinical Professor assisting with the creation of Gen Z-targeted peer-to-peer, social media content that explores premodern globalism and the earliest constructions of racial formation.

Hourly wage: $20 per hour

Hours: 10 hours per week

Employment term: Beginning of the Fall 2022 semester to the end of the Spring 2023 semester.

Essential Duties:  

  • Collaborate with the grant funded staff and scholars to create peer-to-peer premodern critical race content for various social media platforms (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and other emerging sort-form platforms).  
  • Meet in-person regularly to share knowledge, discoveries, and assist with original research about critical race studies on social media.
  • Assist grant funded staff in data analysis and research organization.
  • Assist and promote various content creation projects.
  • Become involved in the RaceB4Race initiative, supporting the research project(s) developed by the grant funded staff, scholars, and fellows.

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