In line with the "Vow to Act" research fellowship initiative, Professors Charles Crabtree and Yusaku Horiuchi are recruiting up to five undergraduate research assistants in this coming spring term. They will work on a new research project that will entail collecting detailed information about U.S. universities' responses (in particular, public statements) to violent incidents against racial minorities (e.g., the death of George Floyd in June 2020, the death of Asian-American women in Atlanta in March 2021, etc.). They are planning to design an online survey to collect information and a website where people can report on university responses. The goal is to develop a public platform, which documents how U.S. universities have replied in the past and monitor their responses in the future.
The most important requirement is that an applicant has a strong interest in discrimination and violence against racial minorities in the U.S. and a commitment to take action to develop a better society. All five students will check and monitor university websites and SNS, contact friends and families with affiliations with various universities (to encourage them to report the universities' responses), etc. In addition, at least one student should have the skills and experiences necessary to design and maintain a website using WordPress, ideally using Shiny. At least one another student should have good experience and skills to design an online survey using Qualtrics.
Students will be paid based on an hourly rate ($15). If you are interested in this opportunity, please send a short statement of interest to Prof. Crabtree or Prof. Horiuchi at the earliest convenience.