Must be a current graduate student or recent post-graduate (no more than five years since official graduation date). Facility in Spanish strongly preferred.
The Humanities Institute at the New York Botanical Garden, is excited to expand its innovative programming with a Food Studies Initiative. This initiative will advance the Institute’s environmental humanities research by engaging and empowering local communities in the Bronx. This new Food Studies Initiative aims to create opportunities for the Garden’s Bronx neighbors to share their stories and cultural traditions around growing and preparing food by documenting and archiving these untold food narratives.
The personal narratives project requires the Research Assistant to conduct one-on-one interviews outdoors and virtually. The interviews with all their formatted components must be edited and curated to be shared publicly on an accessible community archive. Important historical collections in the LuEsther T. Mertz Library and the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium will be taken into consideration to develop the narratives and broaden their long-term cultural value. The Research Assistant is also responsible for assisting in the organizing and facilitation of several Workshops on food and culture and the annual Foodways Symposium.