Laura E. Pérez, Professor

Closed (1) LRC Podcast Production Apprentice

Applications for fall 2021 are now closed for this project.

The Latinx Research Center (LRC) is launching the Latino Art Now! Podcast in preparation for its Latino Art Now! Conference (LAN) in 2023, and we are looking for undergraduate research apprentices to help with production. The LAN podcast will feature episodes of interviews with Latinx visual artists from across the United States. Research of U.S.-based Latinx visual artists, as well as the social, historical, cultural, economic, and or political issues that influence their art, is a crucial part of the project.

Undergraduates will produce podcast episodes from beginning to end. Each episode will feature a Latinx visual artist from the United States. To ensure success, undergraduates will be trained in interviewing techniques, podcast production, and the research methods necessary for the production of podcasts. After training, students will be expected to contact artists, research artists, schedule interviews, formulate interview questions, conduct recorded interviews, transcribe interviews, edit interviews, and produce a stand-alone podcast episode for each artist interviewed. Undergraduates will be guided by the LRC’s podcast editor.


Day-to-day supervisor for this project: Daniel Marquez

Qualifications: Applicants should be upper division undergraduates in art, humanities, or social science related majors. Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in visual art, research, and audio storytelling; a knack or willingness to learn new software technologies; and the drive to independently complete interviews. Previous experience conducting social science research, as well as previous experience producing podcasts, is preferred but not crucial to being considered.

Weekly Hours: 9-11 hrs

Off-Campus Research Site: Hybrid: Zoom and Latinx Research Center (formerly the Center for Latino Policy Research)
2547 Channing Way (Shorb House)

Related website: http://lrc.berkeley.edu
Related website: http://revistanoj.berkeley.edu

Closed (2) Revista N’oj Editorial Apprentice

Applications for fall 2021 are now closed for this project.

The Latinx Research Center (LRC) publishes a semesterly edition of our online publication, Revista N’oj. We are currently seeking editorial apprentices that will have hands-on experience taking our next issue from start to finish. Our revista focuses on issues affecting the Latinx community. Conducting social science based research is a crucial element of this project.

The undergraduate editorial apprentice will be directly involved in the development and curation of the LRC’s next Revista N’oj issue. The editorial apprentice will pitch topic ideas; research topics related to edition; reach out to potential contributors; edit contributions; plan creative ways to present the edition; work closely with the LRC’s webmaster to create web layouts for thee revista; and will be encouraged to research and write their own contribution to the Revista’s issue.


Day-to-day supervisor for this project: Abraham Ramirez, Ph.D. candidate

Qualifications: Applicants should be upper division undergraduates in art, humanities, or social science related majors. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in publishing and magazine curation. Applicants should feel strongly about their writing, enjoy writing research papers, and feel comfortable editing other people's work. Applicants should also have the maturity and drive to: independently complete tasks; to develop cordial and professional relationships for the Revista; and to feel serious about producing a high quality magazine. In addition to experience you would include in your resume, the following may count towards “demonstrated interest in publishing and magazine curation”: - You’ve been subscribed to a magazine/zine/journal for a significant amount of time - You’re into collaging, illustrating, or other types of art forms that can be applied to a revista curation - You have a blog, or have put a lot of effort into curating a specific image or & in your social media accounts - And more ...

Weekly Hours: 9-11 hrs

Off-Campus Research Site: Latinx Research Center (formerly the Center for Latino Policy Research)
2547 Channing Way (Shorb House)

Related website: http://lrc.berkeley.edu
Related website: http://revistanoj.berkeley.edu

Closed (3) LRC Faculty Research Apprentice

Applications for fall 2021 are now closed for this project.

As the LRC Faculty Research Apprentice, you will directly assist Dr. Laura E. Pérez, Chair of the LRC and Professor in the Chicanx Studies Program, in various art-related projects.

In this role you will conduct visual and performance arts-related research; you will assist in the preparation of an upcoming Spring 2023 Latinx arts conference; you will assist in preparing book and article manuscripts; and may be asked for assistance in a variety of other tasks, such as preparing powerpoint slides, drafting documents, and conducting ad-hoc research.

These are the learning outcomes of the apprenticeship:
- Gain a deeper understanding of Latinx visual and performance art
- Gain knowledge and experience of book and article development by learning to assist in manuscript preparation
- Learn how to assist in the daily operations of a UCB faculty and research center Chair


Qualifications: Applicants should be undergraduates in art or social science related majors, and be knowledgeable in issues faced by the Latinx community. Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in performance art, visual art, and academic research. Applicants should be able to complete tasks on time; conduct themselves in a professional manner; and be comfortable with their verbal and written communication.

Weekly Hours: to be negotiated

Off-Campus Research Site: Online and At UCB's Latinx Research Center, 2547 Channing Way, at the corner of Bowditch.

Related website: http://lrc.berkeley.edu
Related website: http://revistanoj.berkeley.edu

Closed (4) LRC Decolonial Knowledges Research Initiative Apprentice

Applications for fall 2021 are now closed for this project.

The Latinx Research Center (LRC) houses several different research initiatives, one of them being the Decolonial Knowledges Research Initiative (aka the DK group within the Center). The DK group focuses on non-Western, indigenous, and African diasporic Latinx and “Latin American” philosophies. The group is currently composed of Dr. Laura E. Pérez (UCB), Dr. Patricia Baquedano-López (UCB), Dr. Cecilia Titizano (USF), and UC Berkeley graduate students and recent graduates. The group meets on a monthly basis to work on a variety of projects related to decolonial and pluriversal thought, including: reviewing and discussing academic work related to decolonial philosophies; hosting talks with international guests open to the public; and planning an anthology.

As the DK group undergraduate research apprentice, you will be a fully integrated member of our research initiative. You will participate in monthly discussions, help plan events, and conduct research relevant to the group. You may also be asked to assist in a variety of other tasks, such as taking notes and assisting with manuscript development.

These are the learning outcomes of the apprenticeship:
- Gain a deeper understanding of decoloniality and pluriversality
- Gain a broader understanding of Indigenous, African Diasporic, and Latinx philosophies in the context of the U.S.
- Learn to be an active participant in faculty led research initiatives


Qualifications: Applicants should be upper division, research-oriented undergraduate students interested in issues of decoloniality and pluriversality. Applicants must have respect among the diverse cultures of the world, and should be interested in projects that will build bridges across non-Western Indigenous and African Diasporic Latinx and & Latin American philosophies.

Weekly Hours: to be negotiated

Off-Campus Research Site: Online and At UCB's Latinx Research Center, 2547 Channing Way, at the corner of Bowditch.

Related website: http://lrc.berkeley.edu
Related website: http://revistanoj.berkeley.edu