The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College (CENTRO) is offering research Fellowships for Spring 2022 (renewable for 2 years) as part of the Mellon funded Bridging the Divide study group on decolonization. We are looking for researchers in the following two areas:
- Historical Researcher – will be tasked with compiling primary and secondary sources about US imperial expansion, annexation processes, and decolonial movements within the United States and beyond
- Humanities Researcher - will be tasked with compiling primary and secondary sources sources related to decolonial aesthetics, literature, music and art
Selected researchers will work with the Centro team to develop a research agenda around the above topics. Researchers will be responsible for attending weekly zoom meetings with Centro’s Research team, working independently on their research topic (remote work is possible) and producing annotated bibliographies and digital resources related to their area of research
- $20/hour - for 8-10 hours a week
- Required: Bachelor’s degree in related disciplinary or interdisciplinary field
- Preferred: Graduate Degree in related disciplinary or interdisciplinary field, or comparable professional experience.
- Strong interest in Puerto Rican Studies, passion about contributing to a more just society that confronts structural racism and inequality, commitment to learning and collaboration, respect for diverse perspectives and lived experiences, clear writing skills and superb organizational and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to undertake research assignments with limited supervision is a plus.
- Statement of Interest (1-2 pages (1,000 words max) - should address: candidates qualifications, their interest in working with Centro, the topic they wish to investigate, and their experience and knowledge of that topic.)
- CV or Resumé