Student Researchers

Student researchers at the Center include graduate, post-baccalaureate, and undergraduate students. These student worker positions are meant to create practicum experiences for students that provides services to researchers, community partners, and the general public. All student staff are supervised by Center faculty or in agreement with our Partner supervisors.


Spring 2021 Student Researchers

Center for Public History Projects

  • Jamie Bynum, Graduate Research Assistant, West Georgia Textile Heritage Trail
  • Camille Coe, Joseph Johnson Fellow, Regional Music Project
  • Alyssa Colquitt, Assistant Researcher, University History Project and West Georgia Textile Heritage Trail
  • Jarrett Craft, Graduate Research Assistant, West Georgia Textile Heritage Trail
  • JaVon Curry, Assistant Researcher, Hopes & Challenges
  • Sydney Holmes, Graduate Research Assistant, University History Project
  • Nycole Latham, Assistant Research, Hopes & Challenges
  • Tashana Powe, Graduate Research Assistant, University History Project
  • Sarah I. Rodriguez, Graduate Research Assistant, University History Project
  • Mikayla Ross, Assistant Researcher, Center Archives and Hopes & Challenges
  • Rachael Scott, Graduate Research Assistant, Center Archives
  • Jessica Sinel, Assistant Research, West Georgia Textile Heritage Trail

National Park Service Agreements

  • Patrick Laird, Graduate Research Assistant, Ocmulgee National Historic Site Administrative History
  • Annie Shirley, Graduate Research Assistant, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and Ocmulgee National Historic Site Administrative Histories

Museum Partners

  • Móirín Cody, Graduate Research Assistant, Newnan-Coweta Historical Society
  • Jessica Higgins, Fellow, Georgia Humanities

Types of Positions

Graduate and Post-baccalaureate

Graduate and post-baccalaureate students in UWG History’s masters and certificate programs are hired as graduate research assistants that work with the Center for up to two years or for the duration of grant-funded project. Occasionally, other history and public history graduate students choose to study local or regional textile history for their master’s thesis essay and/or project and may be sponsored by Center faculty in their degree requirements.

Undergraduate

Undergraduate students, typically History majors, are hired through various student assistant programs managed by UWG Career Services, Honors College, and Financial Aid, including the Student Research Assistant Program and Federal Work Study Program.

Interns

In addition, student staff may include both graduate and undergraduate interns for a single semester. Interns join us from several departments, including History and Art, and typically provide research  assistance and support for faculty and graduate staff.


Consultants

Occasionally, the Center employs public historians and museum professionals through agreements with our Partners. These consultants work directly with our Partner institutions and maintain regular contact with Center faculty and Department of Art, History, & Philosophy staff.