Research Assistant – Learning to Transgress

Posted 5 months ago

At Polis Project, we are experimenting, learning, and inventing new
ways of presenting facts, research and analysis to a wider audience. We are figuring out how best to take knowledge to the streets, and in that process creating an informed and engaged community of citizens isn’t easy and we are looking for students to work with us.

Learning to Transgress is an ongoing research project that aims to investigate the idea of radical pedagogy as a founding instrument for a potential reformation of an individualistic society that forgets – or actively ignores – the benefits and responsibilities of the common good. The research springs from the writings of Paulo Freire and bell hooks and considers the education to freedom as the foundational ground for cultural mediation, social interactions and creative practices.

We are looking for a student researcher who can help with a short-term bibliographical research.

Candidates are expected to have an academic interest and basic knowledge on the subject. Candidates are strongly encouraged to gain a general familiarity with our work.

Interns must work at least 10 hours/week for one month. Our internships can be undertaken for academic credit, and this is highly encouraged. All interns work remotely and need to check-in via Skype for the weekly conference.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until candidates have been selected. To apply, please send an email with the subject line: “Research Assistant Application – [LAST NAME]” to kiccovich@gmail.comThe email should include a résumé and a cover letter. In the cover letter please be sure to indicate the dates that you would be available. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview and may be asked to provide additional information.

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