History Keepers Program Fellow – Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale (“The House”)
Mentor: Risë Nelson, Asst. Dean, Yale College / Dir., Afro-American Cultural Center
The Afro-American Cultural Center (affectionately called “the House”) will be holding its 50th-anniversary celebration on April 29 – May 1, 2022 (rescheduled from April 2020 due to COVID). To help the House research, preserve, and present the histories of its students, affiliated organizations, and community, the House will be hiring a team of student researchers to conduct interviews of beloved House alumni. We are seeking two doctoral students to work alongside up to six undergraduate, professional, and graduate students to reach out to the selected alumni interviewees, conduct interviews, transcribe and edit the interviews (written, audio, video formats), and receive and organize archival materials from our alumni and general community for preservation in our and Sterling Libraries. This AFAM50+ research team will work directly with the House Director to create the final project that will be presented during the anniversary celebration weekend.
Notes & Preferences
The majority of this work will be remote, with some in-person supervisory and team meetings and interviews. Additionally, the Fellows are required to attend the final in-person presentation during the anniversary weekend (April 29-May 1, 2022).
Strong preference will be given to candidates who are:
- In ethnic studies programs and/or whose research focuses on Black histories across the African Diaspora
- Available to meet with the Director and AFAM50+ research team on a weekly basis for 1-1.5 hours
- Can start this role by October 4, 2021.
- Strategic planning and organizational skills
- Project management
- Ability to work independently/take initiative
- Strong writing skills
- Strong oral communication skills
- Effective team player
- Basic computer/web knowledge
- Curiosity and willingness to learn
- Experience with archival research and interviewing
- September 6, 2021- September 24, 2021: Weekly GPE Info Sessions
- September 26, 2021: Applications deadline (11:59pm ET). Please submit a resume and a cover letter customized to this fellowship
- October 4, 2021: Accelerated review process for preferred start date of October 4, 2021
Note- Positions with limited applicants may have deadlines extended by 3 weeks to October 17, 2021.
- Eligibility: Fellows must be currently matriculated, Yale doctoral students in years 1-6* of their studies during the fellowship.
- Term: Fellows work at a Yale host organization under the guidance of the host mentor for 5-7 hours per week over the course of 13-15 weeks during the 2022 Spring Term
- Stipend: Fellows will receive $1,500 for Spring 2022 fellowships.
- Please note: The GPE Fellowship does not count towards the fulfillment of your teaching requirement. For more information on teaching requirements, please see the GSAS website.
* 7th-year students with COVID-related funding extensions from GSAS are eligible to apply.