Spring 2013 Application

Hiring decisions will be made on an ongoing, rolling basis.  Please apply soon - We look forward to hearing from you!

SSP Project Openings

Fall 2015 Paid on-campus Internships Available!!
The Student-Scholar Partnership Program - the SSP is an exciting internship for sophomores, juniors and seniors offering educational and real-world experience while benefiting from a supportive mentoring relationship with a Scholar. Students are hired for 50 hours of meaningful work over the course of a semester and are paid $9.00 an hour.
To apply,  please submit your resumeé to the SSP Listings through the Office of Student Employment online site: https://careers.brandeis.edu/studentjobs/. Job ID# are listed next to the title. If chosen to interview, you may need to fill out the SSPP application form and submit a writing sample directly to Kristen Mullin in Epstein at the Women's Studies Research Center. The writing sample can be any length or topic (relevant to project is better).  It needs to show you can take a thought, put it in on paper, and then discuss it clearly and intelligently. Many students have used past graded papers before.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Kristen Mullin, SSP Program Coordinator: mullin@brandeis.edu

1. Women in Science History: RNA Splicing 

(Student Employment Job ID: 524322)

WSRC Scholar Pnina Abir-Am – “Discoveries & Work-Family Models: Women Scientists in RNA Splicing”

Description:  This project explores the contributions of women who played a key role in the seminal discovery of RNA splicing. (1977) It also seeks to clarify how the careers and personal lives of these women scientists were shaped by the forces of affirmative action and the Women’s Liberation Movement of the 1970s. The project seeks to clarify why women’s association with key breakthrough in science remains poorly understood and understudied.

 2. Spanish Reading of Peruvian Author for Textbook 

(Student Employment Job ID: 524324)

WSRC Scholar Mary Berg – “Edition of Clorinda Matto de Turner’s Tradiciones cuzqueñas (1884)”

Description:  We will select and edit (and footnote) a series of short texts by Clorinda Matto de Turner (one of Spanish America’s best known writers, Peru 1852-1909) for a volume of stories and historical legends to be published for classroom use (in the U.S. and U.K.)

3. Changing Social Policy through the Arts 

(Student Employment Job ID: 524325)

WSRC Scholar Susan Eisenberg – “ON EQUAL TERMS / Perpetual Care”

Description:  My projects combine oral history/witness and the arts to address issues of social policy, both around equal opportunity in the workplace (especially women in the construction and utility industries) and medical humanities (especially relationships between the medical system and people with serious longterm illness). Focus this fall will be around 1) preparations for anticipated spring 2016 exhibition of On Equal Terms mixed-media installation in Chicago; 2) maintaining (adding posts) the Move the Decimal Point blog (susaneisenberg.wordpress.com); 3) launch of a photo/poetry book project on chronic illness; 4) an interview-based nonfiction book project on women who work as high voltage lineworkers and 5) going through files and documents to prepare 35-years of activism around women in the construction industry for archiving and translating to web format. The focus sometimes shifts abruptly due to outside factors.

4. Language and Feminist Activism 

(Student Employment Job ID: 524326)

WSRC Scholar Janet Freedman – “The Words to Say it, The Ways to Do it: Language and Feminist Activism”

Description:  Do you have some course background in women’s studies (and maybe linguistics, too)? Do the following questions interest you?

 How is language used to shape debates?  How can compelling theoretical insights, often presented in arcane language, be translated in ways that can encourage action for social justice?  What role has the internet and social media played in creating and expanding new vocabularies? How are new words “empowering” and for whom?  

 If the answer is yes, please apply and we’ll investigate these and other issues together.

 5. Audio Encouragement for overworked Women Physicians 

(Student Employment Job ID: 524327)

WSRC Scholar Nance Goldstein – “Creating Online Audio Show to Help Overworked Stressed Women Physicians Stay in and Enjoy Medicine Again”

Description:  This project will create and produce an online audio show, (working title) Putting Me Back in Medicine, for overworked women physicians. A huge share of US physicians are stressed, exhausted, demoralized and want to leave medicine. Early career women physicians also face continual conflicts between work and family demands and rank and gender discrimination. In this project we’ll launch this show – giving them stories and tips from seasoned women physicians so they can more wisely navigate the lonely, exhausting practice of medicine.

6. Traumas of Age-ism in Today's Society Book Project 

(Student Employment Job ID: 524328)

WSRC Scholar Margaret Gullette – “How Not to Shoot Old People (cross-over serious nonfiction about traumas of ageism)”

Description:  Reading, editing, researching for a serious cross-over nonfiction book in age studies titled How Not To Shoot Old People, about the traumas inflicted by ageism across a broad spectrum of domains, from visual culture to international law, to farming, to film and theater. The last two chapters where some research is still needed concern: (1) teaching anti-ageism in the college composition course and (2) responding to/ overcoming the traumas of ageism.

 7. Creation of a musical performance edition of Dame Ethel Smyth's Mass in D 

(Student Employment Job ID: 524329)

WSRC Scholar Amy LeClair – “Creation of a performance edition of Dame Ethel Smyth’s Mass in D”

Description:  Creating a performance edition in Sibelius of Ethel Smyth’s Mass in D, one of the great larger works by a great woman for chorus, soloists, and orchestra.  This piece is currently only available in manuscript, and under copyright in Europe, however I have received permission to create an edition in the US.  Once a performing edition is created, parts can be extracted and the work can finally be performed as frequently as it should be.