I am always on the lookout for good research assistants. My research typically covers several topics: great-power politics in the modern era, meta-theoretical topics in the study of politics, and the German occupation of France during World War II. If you feel that you would be interested in learning about any of these topics, please contact me and I am confident we will find something on which you could help me. Work typically includes reading, summarizing, and discussing with me theoretical literature on a topic of interest or historical literature on a case I happen to be working on
Here are some of the characteristics I’m interested in:
- Analytic skills, or the ability to understand what it is I’m looking for and parse through the literature in search of it — or of evidence against it;
- Conciseness, or the ability to summarize your “findings” in short and to-the-point memos;
- Reliability, or the ability to work consistently week in, week out, throughout the period you’ve committed to;
- I am neutral about seniority, so do not refrain from applying just because you’re a freshman in college rather than a grad student. The benefits of developing a long-term working relationship often more than compensate for the relative lack of experience you may have at the outset;
Positions are always advertised on the Yale student jobs website.
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