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Call for Research Assistants: The Politics of Police Funding in Somerville

Professor Daanika Gordon seeks to hire two undergraduate research assistants to work on a project examining the politics of municipal budgeting in Somerville. The project specifically analyzes how the local government has responded to calls to defund the Somerville Police Department. Work will involve varied research tasks, potentially including: reviewing relevant literature, gathering and organizing public documents and media reports, cleaning transcripts of meeting footage, and analyzing data with qualitative coding software. This is a great opportunity for students interested in urban governance and contemporary debates around public safety.

The ideal candidate will be available to work on this project for approximately 5-7 hours per week through the fall semester. It is important that the candidate be highly independent, motivated, organized, and attentive to detail. Scheduling is flexible.

This is a paid position ($15 per hour). Work-study preferred.

If you are interested, please send your resume and a brief cover letter that describes your interest in the position and relevant experience to by Wednesday, September 21st.