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Oral History Fellow

The Institute for Diversity and Civic Life is seeking an Oral History Fellow for Religions Texas, an oral history initiative to explore encounters with religious difference and record and preserve stories of religious and cultural diversity in Texas. The Oral History Fellow will primarily conduct oral history interviews for a collection that explores late 20th and early 21st century immigration experiences in Texas and how the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 has shaped Texas over the past almost 60 years. 

The Fellow’s primary responsibilities include conducting 10 – 20 oral history interviews over a six month time period as well as identifying, developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with narrators, stakeholders and community partners. It’s ideal if the Fellow has existing networks in communities shaped by the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965.

Candidates should be self-motivated, detail-oriented, organized, and able to work competently on simultaneous tasks while meeting multiple deadlines. This position will require working both independently and with a small team as well as working with partners and stakeholders. 

Candidates should have demonstrable experience with narrative and storytelling work, such as oral history, ethnography or other qualitative research, or narrative or ethnographic journalism.

This is a remote, part-time, six month long position with a stipend of $5,000. 

To apply, send a resume/c.v. and cover letter describing your experience, skills, and interest in the position to Dr. Tiffany Puett, tiffany@diversityandciviclife.org.