We are excited to announce the 2017-2018 Internship in Cultural Advocacy, focusing on gender bias in book reviews. The internship will address how women are both mis-represented and under-represented in the public discourse of book reviewing. Book reviews represent a significant cultural outlet that bestows authority, but as our lab’s new website called “Just Review” shows, there are a variety of ways that women writers are still being framed as though they belong to a Victorian set of values. A team of interns will be responsible for crafting a year-long advocacy plan to address how book reviews represent women, using a combination of computational approaches, social media campaigns, and social advocacy to engage key stakeholders. We are looking for motivated, self-directed students who want to make a positive change in the world. The internship will begin on October 1, 2017, and end on April 30, 2018.

Award: $1,000
Application deadline: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
To apply, send cover letter and resumé to alayne.moody@mcgill.ca