UT Microfarm seeking interns and consistent volunteers
UT’s first student-run farm, is seeking interns and consistent volunteers to attend our weekly workdays! Located near the Facilities Complex at the corner of Manor and Leona, the Microfarm uses organic, sustainable methods to grow produce for UT dining halls, HOPE Farmer’s Market, and the local community. The following positions are available:
- Pest Control and Fertilizing Interns
- Compost Management Interns
- Resource Recovery Interns
- Blog/Social Media Interns
- Farm Stand Interns
- Education/Outreach Interns
- Beautification Interns
All volunteer positions have the potential to earn a paid position for summer 2016 and/or the 2016-2017 school year. If interested, please apply here by September 18th. Interested volunteers should then attend a weekly workday (Wednesdays 5-8pm and Sundays 9-12pm) to meet the staff and undergo any necessary training. No experience is required!
UT Microfarm, 2204 Leona Street
McDonough, Kelly – Spanish & Portuguese
Starting on: As soon as possible
This project studies the representation of Mexican indigenous “informants,” collaborators, and authors in their own right during the twentieth century in anthropological and linguistic research (specifically related to Nahua culture, Nahuas being native speakers of Nahuatl – language of the Aztecs and more than 1.5 million people today). For the majority of the twentieth century many of the indigenous people who provided the information for academic studies were seen as sources of raw data that the “intellectual” academician would then analyze and interpret. In reframing indigenous peoples as intellectuals in their own right, I argue for an expanded understanding of indigenous intellectualism addresses both the tensions and complementary nature of oral and written modes of creating and transmitting oral and written indigenous knowledges. At the same time, with this approach as example, I advocate for a return to early twentieth-century anthropological and linguistic studies in order to tease out and recover voices of indigenous intellectuals that can and should inform contemporary studies of Nahua culture.
I need assistance with downloading all of the 42 volumes of the journal Estudios de Cultura Nahuatl, coding essays for general topics, and assessing how the indigenous person who provided the source material (usually called an informant or collaborator, but sometimes author) is recognized in the essays.
Required: Advanced proficiency in Spanish; knowledge of Word and Excel.
Preferred: Interest in Indigenous Studies
Time Commitment: Negotiable
Duration: 2-4 months
Compensation: Credit in the acknowledgments of the completed article
The sponsor of this project is available for weekly meetings in person or via Skype
For more information please contact Kelly McDonough at firstname.lastname@example.org
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