The department offers assistantships to undergraduate students who are interested in contributing to the research projects of staff members through the completion of specific tasks. These are an opportunity to collaborate with a staff member in their research, gain experience of working on a project, and add depth to a CV.
Past projects have included: anti-colonial activism; history of slavery and emancipation; the Vietnam War in Latin America; insurrection and abolition: Cuba, 1843-44; human rights and the Iranian Revolution; US-China transnational relations in the 1970s.
“I feel like I've got a much better understanding of the academic process and the various stages involved in it — it is a great opportunity to see the kind of readings studied at undergraduate level from a 'behind the scenes' perspective.”
-Harriet, assistant in 2020/21
Please watch departmental communications for future opportunities.