Graduate Research Assistantships
Special Collections sponsors several graduate research assistantships. These positions traditionally are assigned to graduate students in the Public History program, but graduate students in the regular graduate history program also qualify. Graduate students with an interest in historical research in other disciplines also may be considered. Assignments include processing archival collections and staffing the public Reading Room, as well as assisting researchers from campus and from the public. Previous experience is welcome, but not necessary. For more information on how to qualify for a GRA position, see your academic adviser. To apply for a GRA, contact Blynne Olivieri, Head of Special Collections, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678.839.5455.
GRA's in Special Collections - Fall 2013
My name is Bryan Boyette. I received my BA in World History from Georgia State University in 2010. My areas of study are primarily in the ancient Mediterranean and Middle East, but my focus in religious and cultural histories has resulted in early-modern European and specifically 20th Century social and political history. I am currently studying for my Masters degree in Ancient History.
My name is Brian Crews and I am currently completing a Master of Arts degree in English. I received my Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of West Georgia in 2008. My interest in Special Collections is the result of an intense fascination with various recorded histories, forgotten cultural artifacts and the stories buried inside.
Hello! My name is Lisa Glass. I graduated from Georgia State University with a BA in Psychology in 1999. After heading down numerous career paths (teacher, administrator, and hairstylist just to name a few), I decided to enroll in graduate school here at UWG. Currently, I am pursuing a Masters Degree in Psychology. It’s an honor to work with the William Roll Collection, as I have always had an intense interest in everything paranormal.
My name is Candice Larson and I am from Douglasville, Georgia. I graduated in 2012 with a B.A. in History with a Secondary Education concentration. Currently, I am completing my M.A. in History. I am working in Special Collections helping to process materials from a number of local history sources. My interest in Special Collections comes from my love of researching the past and I hope to use my experience within my future career.
My name is Jennifer Little. I first attended the University of West Georgia as an Advanced Academy student in 2005. I continued on to get my B.A. in History in 2010. I lived a semester in Finland during my undergraduate years, studying the history, culture and the Finnish/Russian relations of the Karelian region in Eastern Finland and over the Russian border. I'm currently studying for my Masters in Public History. I want to use my degree and experience to get a job in museum work.