Position Detail Research Assistant: Latin American Migration and US Foreign Policy - Professor Jacqueline Mazza

Latin American Studies
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  • Open Position
  • Position Details:

    Hours/Week: 10 HRS
    Hourly Rate: $14.00
    Expires: May 31, 2020

    Campus : Washington DC
  • Job Contact Info:

  • jmazza1@jhu.edu
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Research Assistant: Latin American Migration and US Foreign Policy - Professor Jacqueline Mazza Position

Job Description

Professor Mazza is seeking a research assistant to conduct research and data analysis in the areas of Latin American migration and U.S. foreign policy towards Latin America.  The research assistant will have weekly assignments outlined in sessions with Professor Mazza to prepare research memos on specific topics (e.g. current status of U.S. family separation policy) and charts and graphs on immigration trends to help prepare both formal presentations and journal articles.  The RA will search recent journal articles, primary sources (U.S., Latin American governments and Latin American press accounts), and U.S., international (United Nations, OAS), and Latin American migration data. 

Candidates will be evaluated based on data analysis/powerpoint skills, knowledge of and interest in the field, and ability to research in Spanish and English.  Professor Mazza will be in residence in SAIS-DC in the Fall and SAIS-Bologna in the Spring, so candidates should be willing to work remotely one of the semesters depending on which campus they study.  A CV and one-page statement of interest and background should be submitted by September 10th to jmazza1@jhu.edu.  As this is a LASP position, preference will be given to qualified LASP majors first and then LASP minor.