Katerina Linos, Professor

Closed (1) Digital Refuge: Examining Online Refugee Communities in Europe

Applications for Spring 2019 are now closed for this project.

Katerina Linos, a professor at U.C. Berkeley School of Law, is currently working with two political science graduate students (Laura Jakli and Melissa Carlson) on a project that examines how refugees in Europe access information, and how this information is circulated through refugee communities. We have gathered information from a variety of social media websites and aid organizations about day-to-day refugee concerns. We have used this data to create an interactive website called Digital Refuge that allows users to explore overtime trends in refugee perceptions about a wide variety of issues, including applying for asylum and accessing basic services, among others.

We would like to hire several research assistants to translate portions of the Digital Refuge website from English to Arabic or Farsi. Research assistants may also be asked to help in other research-related translation tasks. This includes translating surveys, experiments, and ethnographic interview data as well as using a qualitative codebook to identify themes in Arabic or Farsi social media data and translate them to English (we can train qualified candidates in this coding process), among others. Candidates must be able to translate descriptions of complex themes from English to Arabic or Farsi and vice versa. Please review content on the Digital Refuge website prior to applying (link provided below).

Weekly Hours: 9-12

Day-to-day supervisor for this project: Laura Jakli, Ph.D. candidate

Qualifications: Fluency in Arabic or Farsi.

Weekly Hours: 9-11 hrs

Related website: http://digitalrefuge.berkeley.edu/
Related website: https://www.law.berkeley.edu/article/carnegie-award-supports-linos-study-global-refugee-crisis/