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February 24, 2015 at 8:42 pm

Peterson Seeks Undergraduate Apprentice for Auditory Atmospheres Project

Dr. Marina Peterson, Associate Professor of Performance Studies in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Center for Law, Justice & Culture faculty member, is seeking an undergraduate research apprentice for her current book project, Auditory Atmospheres

DR. Marina Peterson

Dr. Marina Peterson

A historical ethnography of noise pollution, Auditory Atmospheres examines its roots in 1960s environmentalism, its formation through acoustic technologies and legislation, and its ongoing effects. Research focuses in particular on the politics of noise around LAX (Los Angeles International Airport).

Peterson’s apprenticeship is for 25 hours a week for 12 weeks during the summer term.

College of Arts & Sciences freshmen, sophomores and juniors are eligible for the Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Pilot Program 2015-16. The program hires students to work on faculty members’ research projects.

The Honors Tutorial College, in partnership with the Vernon R. and Marion Alden Library Endowment, the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Health Sciences and Professions, the Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education, the Russ College of Engineering and Technology, the Scripps College of Communication, University College, and the Office of the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity, invites all interested Athens freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to apply for the 2015-16 research apprenticeships.

How to Apply

The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on March 13. To apply for this internship, you must email Dr. Marina Peterson at The email should briefly explain your qualifications and interest in the project (no more than three paragraphs) and have an attached resume. It is strongly recommended that you meet with an adviser in the Career and Leadership Development Center in Baker Center 533 to help you compose your letter and resume before applying for a position.

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