Dr. Xochitl Bada is seeking an undergraduate research assistant.
The undergraduate research assistant will provide support under my supervision for the following projects and will gain valuable experience using different methodologies in interdisciplinary social science research. He/she will also be introduced to different research teams in different universities. Potential projects include:
1 Consular Partnerships to Enforce Labor Standards for Immigrant Workers. This project addresses the labor rights enforcement disparities experienced Mexican workers and analyzes the bilateral agreements between the DOL and the Mexican consular network across the U.S. to improve access to labor standards agencies. An undergraduate research assistant will support this project with database management and coding in preparation for the analysis.
2 An Oral Histories collection of Mexican Hometown Association (HTA) members and leaders in Chicago. This is a new project that I am developing in collaboration with the Newberry Library. I have plans to create the first collection of Mexican HTA members and leaders to be archived at the Newberry. The student working as my research assistant will be required to conduct a few of the interviews
3. Rurality, Development, and Migration in Mexico. What do we know? This project analysis the changes in the relationship between migration and rurality in Mexico between 2000 and 2010. Using census information, the project maps the continuities and changes in the migratory patterns in the context of rurality in Mexico´s countryside. The student working as my research assistant will have to support the data analysis of 1,740 municipalities for each decennial count and produce graphs and tables. Some experience with excel and basic database management skill is necessary.
Minimum qualifications are the ability to read, write, and speak Spanish and/or advanced knowledge of excel or any other spreadsheet software. Ideally, the student should have already taken and passed MATH 090, MATH 092 or MATH 118. Student must be willing to work a minimum of 10 hours/week with a flexible schedule. Student will need to be willing to apply for full funding from the CURA program.
If interested, email Dr. Bada (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a copy of your resume and a brief statement of why you are interested in the position. For consideration for the fall 2016 semester, the deadline is May 1, 2016.