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Research Assistant (Undergrad) for CSE_BSP Collab

[Job Title] 

Undergraduate Research Assistant 

Reports To: 

The researcher will report to Dr. Imani N. S. Munyaka, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering within the Jacobs School of Engineering at UCSD. 

Job Overview: 

The researcher will assist in ongoing research at the intersection of human-centered computing, Black Studies, and machine learning. The student will work 10 hours a week and will be paid $15 an hour during the 2022 Spring quarter (10 weeks). 

This research and research position is supported by the Black Studies Project at UCSD 

Responsibilities and Duties: 

  • Write python scripts to collect and analyze 
  • Use previously written scripts to conduct analysis 
  • Assist other researchers with qualitative coding 
  • Provide weekly data analysis results when possible 
  • Provide weekly written progress reports 
  • Meet w/ Prof Munyaka weekly to present a progress report 
  • Assist other researchers with editing or writing the final paper. 
  • You will be an author on any published papers or posters that result from the work 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Ability to work independently and remotely 
  • Has taken and passed a university-level writing course with A or B ● Ability to manage research responsibilities while in school 
  • Willing to report problems, mistakes or issues immediately 
  • Has some experience through class, internship, or self-study with programming or computers OR willing to spend first 2 weeks learning necessary skills if no experience 
  • Has attended an in-person or virtual lecture or talk related to discrimination, prejudice, racism, protests, or Black Lives Matter 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience with Python 
  • Experience w/ R 
  • Experience in natural language processing 
  • Experience with qualitative coding 
  • Has taken and passed a course related to social justice

With the launch of #DigBlk and the recently awarded 3.1million-dollar Just Transformations Mellon grant, Penn State offers an array of resources in our Center Scholar packages in robust five-year fellowships to new students interested in African American public and digital humanities. You can learn about our Center Scholars Program here: 

Apply no later than OCTOBER 1. 

Cooper - Du Bois Mentoring Program to take place virtually October 29-31

We should note that we offer compensation to participants.

 The Cooper-DuBois Mentoring Program supports advanced undergraduate and master’s students interested in a Dual-Title PhD in African American and Diaspora Studies, especially with a focus on African American literature, culture and rhetoric and Black digital and public research.  Students attend workshops and roundtable sessions with leading faculty, graduate students, and program and area directors where they learn about new directions in the field, the ins-and-outs of applying for graduate school (including workshops on selecting writing samples and preparing the statement of purpose), and opportunities for Black digital and public research. 

 We are proud that Cooper-DuBois fellows enroll in graduate programs at a variety of colleges and universities. For those who come to Penn State as #DigBlk Scholars, they receive yearly stipend top-offs that start at $7,000, an additional $4,500 in summer funding, $3,000 moving/start up funds, generous yearly professional development funds to support internships and research in archives, repositories and museums, and opportunities for digital training in national workshops. Students who remain with the CBDR/#DigBlk over multiple years enjoy stipend top-off increases of up to $12,000 per year. In 2021, we enrolled seven Black graduate students between the departments of English and History. Five of them are #DigBlk scholars. Our #DigBlk Scholars join a close community of dedicated graduate student leaders, archivists, visiting scholars, post-docs, and undergraduate researchers while working with the prize-winning Colored Conventions Project (, Douglass Day, and the new Black Women’s Organizing Archive, all of which encourage graduate students to take real leadership roles in nationally-recognized digital humanities projects. Our students enjoy strong placements in faculty jobs and in rewarding academic, cultural, and related positions. CCP graduates, for example, now serve in posts such as associate director of digital and online learning at Penn, metadata coordinator at Georgetown University Library,  and as assistant professors at UMass Amherst, Temple, and PSU. Penn State’s placement of Black students in African American rhetoric, led by Keith Gilyard, and literary studies is particularly strong, with all of our Black students who completed their degrees over the last 10 years earning tenure track faculty positions, and many of those students now tenured or full professors. 



The African American Public Humanities Initiative at the University of Delaware - Ideal for students interested in a PhD in the Humanities with an emphasis on Africana Studies.  We offer graduate training that emphasizes public scholarship, community outreach, collections-based research and digital humanities. Graduate Admissions for Fall 2022 are now open!


The African American Public Humanities Initiative provides stipend support for PhD students in History, English and Art History in a five year, 12-month cohort-based program.  


The initiative includes: tuition remission and yearly stipend for five years, professional development funds for each academic year, summer research/ internship funding, an internationally recognized faculty engaged in innovative research in digital scholarship, public humanities and material culture studies, and prime location in the middle of one of the most important cultural hubs in the world - midway between NYC and Washington DC, close to Philadelphia and Baltimore.
For m
ore information: UD AAPHI


The Winterthur Program provides interdisciplinary study of diverse ideas, contexts, and theories—supported by truly unparalleled hands-on study of objects, landscapes, buildings, decorative arts, and design, both within and outside the vast collections of the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library—so that all of our students may master the skills necessary to expand and confound predominant scholarship in material culture.

2021 Visit Days will be held both in person and virtually. Program Visit Days are an informative experience for prospective applicants considering admission to the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture. Preregistration is required.
October 8th, October 22nd, October 29th and November 19th.

When admitted into the Winterthur Program, students become Lois F. McNeil Fellowship recipients. These Fellowships are made possible by the generosity of the McNeil family. The fellowship includes an annual stipend and tuition fees.