Contact Name: Dr. Amos Nascimento
Contact Email: anascim[at]uw.edu
Department: Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
This project is part of a larger program on “Human Rights and Cosmopolitanism” that has received support from the Simpson Center for the Humanities at the UW and other external sources. It involves cooperation with the Exzellenzcluster on “Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen” at the University of Frankfurt (Germany), program on “Pasado y Presente de los Derechos Humanos” at the University of Salamanca (Spain), and the program on “Direitos Humanos” at the Federal University of Matos Grosso do Sul (Brazil). Research opportunities are open for motivated undergraduate students interested in research on Human Rights (HR).
Students’ roles and activities:
a) participate in study groups working on HR themes;
b) search online databases and prepare literature reviews;
c) design/develop HR newsletter and social media content;
d) interact with international guest students and faculty;
e) support/participate in events organized by the program.
a) In-depth research and direct faculty interaction;
b) Two (2) to five (5) credits of “Directed Research”;
c) Opportunities for graduate study/academic networking;
d) Possibility to develop own research and class papers;
e) Eligibility to participate in international programs at partner institutions.
a) 5 hours per week (including online work)
a) Commitment to Human Rights and to academic excellence;
b) Ability to dedicate 5 hours per week to the project (flexible time/includes online work + meetings)
Other preferred criteria:
a) Preference given to Freshman and Sophomore students (Junior and Senior may be accepted)
b) Students with international interests;
c) Students with knowledge of other languages (Spanish, Portuguese, French, German or Chinese, etc)