xREZ Art + Science Lab member Meghan Kajihara is on the short list of students interviewing this week for the Yale University Human Relations Area Files internship. If selected, Kajihara will live in New Haven, CT for one year doing cultural anthropological research and helping maintain Yale’s “database of culture”.
Founded in 1949, Human Relations Area Files, Inc. (HRAF) is an internationally recognized organization dedicated to facilitating the cross-cultural study of human culture, society and behavior. HRAF includes a World Cultures collection and an Archaeology collection.
The internship includes reading research, summarizing, coding materials and assisting HRAF president Carol Ember in creating “large curated online collections of annotated ethnographic and archaeological documents.”
Interns are also expected to come to the table with a research pilot study they would like to complete during their time at HRAF.
“It’s about looking for similarities or patterns across cultures on a global scale,” says Kajihara. “I would love to work on this kind of anthropological project.”
News@xREZ May 2, 2016