News: UCLA Library’s Center for Oral History Research needs Oral History Interview - Deadline: July 31, 2017

June 29, 2017 - 8:30am

The UCLA Library’s Center for Oral History Research is looking to hire an oral history interviewer to conduct interviews documenting the experiences of individuals involved in efforts to reform the criminal justice system in Southern California.

Prospective interviewers should have a strong knowledge of issues surrounding mass incarceration and the history of the criminal justice system in California and should have completed graduate-level coursework in history, anthropology, sociology, ethnic studies, social work, education, or a related discipline. They should also have experience working with currently or formerly incarcerated people and/or been involved in efforts around criminal justice reform. Previous interviewing experience is preferred but not required.


The successful applicant is expected to work from 8 to 10 hours a week conducting multi-session oral history interviews and drawing up finding aids and other documents to support those interviews.

Anyone interested in the position should submit a brief email describing their qualifications, along with a CV, to Teresa Barnett at Questions can be directed to that e-mail address or to 310-206-2454. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; the first review deadline is July 31, 2017.


Teresa Barnett


Center for Oral History Research

UCLA Library