Dr. Skretting is a former Visiting Professor at UNC-Chapel Hill, and former chair and board member of various organizations promoting film production, higher education, and applied research. Her research has delved into Norwegian commercial films, quality in advertising, censorship, pornography, and gender studies and the history of film and television. Dr. Skretting’s goal in her year at ASU is to work more thoroughly with the theme of humanities into the 21st century, concentrating on the possibilities offered by interdisciplinary activity within research as well as study programs, and on how to interact more vigorously with important aspects of society’s activities, like work, politics, NGOs and culture – locally as well as globally.Read more about her experience at ASU.
ASU Project Humanities, a university-wide initiative that brings together diverse communities to engage in talking, listening, and connecting, seeks talented and responsible high school, undergraduate and graduate students to participate in various aspects of our activities, events, and research.
Internships are granted on a term by term basis. Term extensions will be contingent upon progress tracked on timesheets and periodic performance assessments. Internships are limited to 3 consecutive sessions (1 calendar year).
Program Internship Possible Responsibilities
Seeking out appropriate grants to support Project Humanities programming
Mining articles that support programming and populate Resource Index
Updating scholarly and popular Resource Index relative to Humanity 101 principles
Exploring strategies connecting Project Humanities programming with student audiences (students, faculty, parents)
Volunteering at Project Humanities sponsored events & creating your own
Compiling content for potential social media posts (images, articles, videos, etc.)
Serving as Ambassadors by engaging Project Humanities programming with larger and more diverse audiences
Creating campaigns for Project Humanities specific events and general programming
Writing Project Humanities event reviews
Writing Project Humanities event descriptions and advertising
Writing book/music/film reviews for "High School Humanities Hot Topics Corner" for Project Humanities website or monthly newsletter
Accepting supplemental writing tasks as appropriate such as Event Reports from events data
Homeless Outreach Internship (Responsibilities)
● Assisting with Project Humanities’ ongoing Service Saturdays homeless outreach
● Sorting, documenting, and organizing donations for storage and distribution to an adult homeless population of 150-200 in downtown Phoenix
● Creating and coordinating fresh and engaging donation drives
● Organizing and coordinating volunteer bimonthly activities for Service Saturdays
● Corresponding with supporters about updates, solicitations, and other communications via email, Facebook, or text
● Conducting outreach at community events
● Coordinating and participating in donation distribution at the downtown Phoenix site
● Researching and educating the public about homelessness and housing insecurity locally and nationally
● One-page cover-letter expressing interest in the program
● One-page resume listing relevant experiences, achievements, club/sport/volunteer participations, etc.
● Semester-long commitment (5-10 hours/ week)
● Attend/ participate in at least 3 Project Humanities events/ programs
● Ability to demonstrate a clear articulation and understanding of what Project Humanities is and does
● Ability to demonstrate a commitment to and understanding of social justice issues
● Ability to demonstrate and practice leadership skills
● Ability to work independently and creatively
● Ability to participate in community-building and team-building
Interested persons should email application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact us if you have any comments, questions, or concerns about the internship.
Volunteering takes many forms at Project Humanities:
- Community Experts: Offers of knowledge and insight as experts on given topics are entered into a database and called upon if events in their area of expertise are created
- Event Volunteers: Ushers and event assistants who help with set-up and breakdown of events
- Fundraising & Donor Relations Volunteers: People with experience in high-level fundraising and donor relations offer to connect projects and personal with their networks
- Humanities Perspectives: Leaders in their fields offer perspective pieces, 250 words or less, on why the humanities are important in business, health services, etc.
- Event & Communications: Former journalists, freelance writers, and writing enthusiasts submit pieces highlighting Project events, staff, ideas, and the Project generally to spread the word about the Project and the importance of the humanities
- We are also open to new ideas and possibilities and encourage you to utilize the “Contact Us” form with the subject of Volunteering, offering how you would like to contribute.
The Project Humanities Distinguished Visiting Scholar Program highlights the contribution of a cross-disciplinary, socially relevant humanist thinker, scholar, and/or artist, and brings their unique passion and perspective to ASU students. Our visiting scholars further the humanities scholarship at ASU by meeting with faculty and students, giving public lectures, participating in panels and symposia, and sometimes teaching.
Past Visiting Scholars
Katherine Skretting (Former Dean of Humanities and Professor of Film & Media Studies)
Norwegian University of Science & Technology
Nappy Hair & Everyone Inclusive, Everyday Humanities
Dr. Herron is a scholar of African-American Judaica and prolific author of children and young adult literature. She received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and has taught at multiple institutions including California State University-Chico, Harvard University, Mount Holyoke College, Brandeis University, and Marien N'Guabi University in the Republic of Congo.
Some memories with Dr. Carolivia Herron..
Click here for Dr. Carolivia Herron's Image Gallery
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