Mary Anne Mohanraj

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    College: Liberal Arts and Sciences Department: English
    Title: Clinical Assistant Professor
    Office: UH 1915 Phone: 413-7593
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    My current project is an oral history collection of individual experiences of the Sri Lankan diaspora, in part related to the Tamil / Sinhalese ethnic conflict. We are in the very early stages of development now; putting together a set of interview questions which we plan to use for audio / video / written interviews, which will eventually be gathered into a web-based archive and an edited anthology.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 5

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Minimum GPA 3.0. Preferred Major: English and/or History and/or Sociology and/or Asian American Studies Minor. Honors College student preferred. Junior or Senior preferred.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Some guided reading of Sri Lankan history and political material, to ensure familiarity with the political issues, followed by development of interview questions and conducting actual interviews. Interviews will be local initially, but if funds permit, will likely involve travel within the U.S., and possibly to Toronto in 2014-2015.

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