Looking for Peer Researchers to investigate the impact of COVID-19 on young women's sexual lives.
Our international research team is conducting a study examining how COVID-19 has shaped the sexual lives of queer and/or racialized youth. We want to learn how young people see and make choices in their lives, especially regarding sex and sexuality. We will invite 100 youth in three cities - New York City, Toronto (Canada), and Melbourne (Australia) - to complete an online "timeline" website designed for this project and we will also conduct individual interviews with approximately half of them. We will turn the results into an interactive public art exhibit.
As a peer researcher, you will assist in all aspects of the study, working with the entire research team from all three countries. Each site is hiring peer researchers, so you will have contact with undergrads from those other countries and universities, too. You will help us pilot test the timeline website, develop a social media marketing campaign, help us recruit, conduct the interviews, and participate in exhibit design workshops. We will check in using team meetings to ensure you are supported. You will receive lots of training and support to work independently, but we will also collaborate and work as a team.
Various project outcomes, such as multimedia public exhibits of findings, academic poster or conference presentations, academic journal co-authorship.
|Length of commitment||About 10-12 months|
|Start time||Fall 2021|
|In-person, remote, or hybrid? ||Remote|
|Level of collaboration||Large group (4+ students) |
|Benefits||Academic credit; work study; research experience|
|Who is eligible||Undergraduate students interested in social work, sociology, psychology, or related field. Priority is for undergraduates who are themselves queer and/or women of color, and who are from New York City.|
The specific preparation activities for this project will be customized through discussions between you and your project mentor. Please be sure to ask them for the instructions to complete the required preparation activities.