SPRING 2020 American Studies GSI and Reader Positions
To apply for a position, please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Two GSI positions for American Studies 10 – “Frontiers” in American History and Culture (4 units) — Class # 18860. Instructors: C. Palmer and M. Brilliant — POSITIONS FILLED
*One Reader position for American Studies C111E/English C136– Culture in the Age of Obama (4 units)– Instructor: S. Saul – POSITION AVAILABLE AS OF 1/16/20
Applicants: please email email@example.com ASAP with your resume/CV. Here are some requirements for the position:
The reader should have experience in courses that involve the close analysis of a cultural object/text — e.g. a course of study in literature, visual culture, or history. Optimally they would have experience writing in a clear, straightforward manner for a larger public, since part of the class project will be to create a website with pieces written by students, for the general public. Someone who writes in a very jargon-laden way would not be a good fit as grader.
Along the way, we’ll consider two of the social movements that coalesced and gathered force during Obama’s presidency: Occupy and Black Lives Matter. We’ll investigate how these movements challenged the limits – political, economic, moral – of the “age of Obama” through art and political action, and looked to create new forms of radical community while protesting inequality and state violence.
*One Reader position for American Studies 102, Sec. 1– Oakland |City (4 units)– Class #18864. Instructor: J. Winet
The 2020 edition “Oakland | City” renews an active investigation of the unique dynamics of the Bay Area’s third largest city, closest to the Campanile, and home to many Cal students.In concert with in-class lectures and presentations highlighted by visits from civic and community leaders, students will direct individual and collaborative public digital humanities research in areas to include but not limited to the City’s sports teams, film scene, political activists, cultural organizations, museums, DIY initiatives, galleries and music clubs, library, police department, neighborhood business improvement districts, advocates for the homeless, and city government. Class activity will also include working on audio, video, photography and website production. Integral to the class are one or two field trips to Oakland, and final public and online multimedia research presentations