Fall Quarter 2020-21 "Crime, Violence, and Policing: Patterns and Hotspots in India"
King Center on Global Development
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Applications closed on September 28, 2020
The Stanford King Center on Global Development’sAcademic Year Undergraduate Research Assistant Program connects undergraduate students with research being conducted by the King Center's faculty affiliates and postdoctoral fellows. Students committed to providing research support have the opportunity to engage in world-class research and have real-world impact. Undergraduate research assistants will be paid $17.50 per hour and cannot work more than 15 hours per week for all campus work. With the four-quarter 2020-21 academic year, research assistant positions will be offered fall, winter, spring, and summer quarters.
Students may participate in this program, regardless of whether or not they are enrolled in classes.
Students may participate in this program while on their one "flex quarter" for the 2020-21 academic year (however, please be aware that students must be on their flex quarter in order to accept a full-time position).
Research must be conducted remotely.
King Center Postdoctoral Fellow Nirvikar Jassal is exploring law enforcement in India for a book project. The book highlights the impact of interventions that encourage women and minorities to comfortably approach the police for cases of sexual violence and hate crime. The book uses a novel dataset of crime records; the undergraduate researcher interested in this topic will assist in the additional scraping, cleaning, and merging, as well as assist in the development of research papers on sexual violence, ethnic conflict, and political violence. Those with exceptional skills in computer science would be an ideal fit. Additional knowledge of econometrics and South Asia would also be welcome.
Supervisor: Nirvikar Jassal, Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford King Center on Global Development
What you will do
Eligibility and Requirements:
Stanford undergraduates in good academic standing are eligible to apply.
All majors are welcome.
Research must be conducted remotely; all work will be remote via Zoom
Strong skills in computer science (e.g. Python)
Strong skills in R
Preferred but not necessary: econometrics coursework
Preferred but not necessary: interest in South Asia
15 hours per week during fall quarter 2020.
Along with the application, applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume or c.v., and a Stanford transcript (if an incoming freshman, applicants should submit a copy of their high school transcript).
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.