Claire Laurier Decoteau

    Email Address: decoteau@uic.edu
    College: Liberal Arts and Sciences Department: Sociology
    Title: Associate Professor
    Office: BSB 4150B Phone: 312-413-3755
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    The project should appeal to students interested in racial disparities, health care, medical sociology, and COVID-19.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 9

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Preferred sociology major
    Preferred advanced student (third or fourth year)
    Preferred 3.25 GPA or higher

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    I am looking for undergraduate research assistants to support research related to my project that analyzes the role of social policy in addressing or exacerbating racial disparities in COVID-19 infections and death. This is a qualitative project based in Chicago. We are interviewing policymakers and state actors, as well as vulnerable communities in 4 neighborhoods in Chicago. We need students who are fluent in Spanish to transcribe interviews in Spanish (not translate them). Students can also use existing data to write a research report or take part in the Research Forum.

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