History professor seeks graduate student assistant

Emily Callaci is a historian of modern East Africa, and she is about to embark on a new project on the history of contraception in Africa.

Callaci seeks a graduate student to help conduct preliminary research for this new project. The work in this position will consist of searching through African newspapers; scanning articles, editorials, political cartoons or other items that deal with contraception, family planning or maternal health; and organizing these items into a database. The student hourly will conduct this research in newspapers from Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria, from the 1960s and 1970s. Most of these newspapers will be on microfilm and therefore, the work will largely have to be done in Memorial Library.

This position is for 5 hours per week, and pays at the rate of $17/hour.

All interested students are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to students for whom this research would complement or enhance their own research program. To apply, please send a C.V. and brief cover letter explaining your interest in the position, as well as any qualifications you think are relevant to ejcallaci@wisc.edu.