When interest and opportunity coalesce, faculty take on Student Research Assistants, with support from Carleton’s Humanities Center. Students gain valuable skills and experience as they help advance faculty research projects.

Student Research Assistants have:

  • Helped assemble and organize an archive of images of Latina actresses of the 1920s and 1930s. (Read a Carleton Voice article on Adriana Estill’s project.)
  • Searched legal databases and court records for evidence of the invocation of Chaucer in U.S. obscenity cases. (Read about George Shuffelton’s article.)
  • Built a digital database of 18th and 19th century poems by and to women, in order to reconstruct social and literary networks
  • Gathered images, programs, and reviews of performances of Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus
  • Transcribed and partially translated a manuscript Latin poem by the 17th century philosopher, Thomas Hobbes
  • Assisted on building searchable resource of 19th century British art on UK museum websites, illustrating the influence of Pre-Raphaelite aesthetics on 19th century art education and production