Typically the NULab hosts 3-4 graduate student fellows each year. These fellows come from a wide-variety of departments and disciplinary backgrounds including but not limited to English, Network Science, History, Political Science and Sociology. NULab Research fellows support the NULab, work with the Digital Integration Teaching Initiative (DITI), and pursue their own research in collaboration with NULab Affiliated Faculty. Calls for the research fellow position are generally posted during the Spring Semester and serve as a 20-hour SGA opportunity.
Responsibilities for the NULab Fellows include: (1) Assisting with NULab’s events: creating and sharing documents for outreach and publicity, coordinating with visiting speakers, and ensuring that events run smoothly. (2) Writing and publishing blog posts about research projects, events, and other important NULab-related subjects. (3) Working on the NULab’s Digital Integration Teaching Initiative to bring new digital skills to classrooms across the humanities and social sciences. As part of this role, the Fellows help to create teaching materials, partner with faculty, and develop and teach assignments and workshops. (4) The Fellows may also work on other NULab research initiatives, grant writing and administration, and other projects related to the NULab’s interdisciplinary teaching and research.
Current NULab Research Fellows
NULab FellowMorrow.firstname.lastname@example.org Garrett Morrow's Twitter
Garrett Morrow is a 3rd year PhD student in Political Science. His research is concerned with natural and man-made disaster resilience policy, networked governance, and the effects of physical place on social capital. He employs a mixed-methods approach combining geographic information systems, network analysis, statistics, and computational text analysis. Outside of research, Garrett is an avid runner and dedicated baseball fan.
NULab Fellowsternberg.email@example.com Jeff Sternberg's Twitter
Jeff is a 5th year PhD Candidate in the Sociology Department. His research is primarily concerned with charting the shifting geographies of employment opened up by post-industrialization. He focuses on how young people make decisions regarding their future and where to invest their mobility. Jeff’s dissertation research investigates these processes by looking at mobile populations including backpackers, temporary-workers, and digital nomads in the context of urban co-living spaces. He utilizes a mixed-methods approach, using techniques from the computational social sciences, including text analysis and social network analysis, coupled with multi-sited ethnographic fieldwork in Los Angeles, CA and Dharamsala, India. His work as a research assistant investigates the potential application of computer vision to social science inquiries.