Brooke Lober, Scholar in Residence

Closed (1) Women Against Imperialism Oral History Project

Applications for Spring 2019 are now closed for this project.

I am seeking a research assistant who is interested in the history of feminist and queer, antiracist, and anti-imperialist activism in the Bay Area. I am a scholar-in-residence with the Gender and Women’s Studies Department at UC Berkeley; The Women Against Imperialism Oral History Project is part of my ongoing research into late 20th century feminist movements that interacted with and substantially contributed to a broad network of leftist anti-imperialism.

You can see the project website at the following link:

This project now includes video interviews with members of three organizations: Women Against Imperialism; Out of Control Lesbian Committee to Support Women Political Prisoners; and Lesbians and Gays Against Intervention, all of whom were active in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1980s and 1990s. The interviews are in the process of being transcribed. Once transcribed (by an online service), they must be annotated and prepared for filing at the Freedom Archives in San Francisco.

My research profile can be accessed at:

You can see the Freedom Archives website, including the Women Against Imperialism collection, here:

Additionally, I do research and writing on the history of Jewish feminism and the ways that Jewish feminists in the U.S. interacted with the Palestine solidarity movement in the late 20th century. Some research tasks may be associated with this project.

Research assistant tasks:
1. Complete primary research online and at San Francisco archives, including those at UC Berkeley and the GLBT Historical Society, the Freedom Archives, and the San Francisco Public Library
2. Organize and annotate oral history transcripts, prepare for filing in archives
3. Update the project website at

Learning outcomes:
1. Directed experience with independent research
2. Development of research and data organization skills
3. Increase knowledge of social movement history and theory, especially as feminisms interact with leftist movements

Day-to-day supervisor for this project: Brooke Lober

Qualifications: Qualifications: Students interested in social movement history, Bay Area history, Gender and Women’s Studies, American Studies, Ethnic Studies, archival research, and oral history methods are welcome to apply. Weekly Hours: approximately 5 hours per week (more some weeks, less others), to be determined

Weekly Hours: 3-5 hrs

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