April 8, 2016 at 3:35 pm

CLJC Faculty Affiliate Nicole Kaufman Seeks Student Research Assistant

Dr. Nicole Kaufman, Assistant Professor of Sociology – Criminology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, is hiring a student researcher on a project which investigates how religious organizations and the government have together taken on the task of delivering drug and alcohol treatment to people who have criminal convictions.

This project also examines the different kinds of relationships between government and religious organizations that have formed over the past 100 years.

Dr. Nicole Kaufman

Dr. Nicole Kaufman

The data collection and analysis skills that this project will form or strengthen (especially database management) are widely applicable for students preparing for policy jobs, law school, journalism, or other research careers.

This job will involve gathering government reports from a wide variety of collections and periods; identifying the religious organizations from directories; searching for related news stories; organizing the relevant information on a shared drive; communicating about progress via email and in meetings; and summarizing results in short, written memos and tables

The student research must be work-study eligible. The Federal Work Study program will pay for this job.

Strong writing and organization skills are essential. Interest in sociology, criminology, social policy, law, journalism, and history is a plus. Interest in social services, non-profits and religious organizations is a plus.

Previous research experience is a plus but is not necessary.

Professor Kaufman specializes in Political Sociology, Criminology and Penology, Law & Society, and Qualitative Methods.

Her research examines institutional arrangements that facilitate and limit social inclusion.

She is interested in several social problems: prisoner reentry, women’s incarceration, faith-based drug and alcohol treatment, and environmental racism.

She is a Faculty Affiliate of the Ohio University Center for Law, Justice & Culture.

Please contact Professor Kaufman ( indicating the number of hours and months over which you would be able to work, relevant interests or qualifications, year in school, and your major.

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