Students in SCALER work on a variety of ethnographic research projects at various stages of conceptualization and execution, including designing and writing research proposals, conducting literature reviews, submitting protocols for review by the IRB, conducting ethnographic participant observation, data analysis, mapping, and write up.
Three Ongoing SCALER Projects
This project investigates the relationships between racial violence, everyday political geographies, bodily memory, and public history in Georgia. The study focuses on the movement of bodies through physical and cultural landscapes as revelatory of collective memory and as a means for reckoning with the past. Student researchers will assist in conducting ethnographic research in communities in Georgia, and collecting and aggregating existing, spatialized data related to racialized violence, African American communities, their rise, and ebbs overtime and sundown towns.
Dr. Burnet continues to write and publish about the 1994 genocide of Tutsis, women in politics, and religion and peacebuilding in Rwanda. Research assistants may assist with data analysis (or re-analysis), archival research, literature reviews, or the write up of results.
This project aims to understand how the informal and clientelistic forms of politics that characterize political settlements in developing countries shape prospects for women’s political empowerment. The project is investigating the impact of the politics of inclusion on women and the implementation of specific gender policies in Rwanda, Niger, and Zambia.