Research Assistant: Gender and Criminal Justice

 Research Assistant: Gender and Criminal Justice 

We are seeking a part-time research assistant for our two-year project, “Resocialisation and Resilience in a South African Women’s Correctional Facility.” The project is led by Dr. Taylor Winfield, in partnership with Professor Relebohile Moletsane (UZKN), Professor Claudia Mitchell (McGill), and Just Detention International-South Africa. Based in a Gauteng women’s correctional facility, our research will employ participatory arts-based methods (drawing, collage, and others) to gain much needed insights on young women’s experiences in detention and how cumulative inequalities and traumas shape their trajectories. The research assistant will have the opportunity to work as part of the international, interdisciplinary team to produce critical knowledge on this topic and engage with human rights organizations and policymakers. Expected start date is March 1, 2023. 

Minimum Requirements for the position include: 

  • Completed PhD or at an advanced stage of PhD studies in Education, Sociology, or a relevant discipline 
  • Proven expertise and experience using Qualitative Methods, particularly participatory visual methodology (PVM) 
  • Fluency in English and at least one indigenous language 
  • Knowledge and interest in conducting research related to Gender, Race, Criminal Justice, and Cumulative Inequalities 
  • Experience managing qualitative data (including recording, transcribing, analysing and archiving) 

The following will be added advantage: 

  • Experience in research with people in highly vulnerable circumstances 
  • Excellent organisational, interpersonal, and communication skills along with a high degree of attention to detail 

Remuneration will be on hourly basis. For more information, please contact Closing date for applications is February 20, 2023 

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