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Aditya K

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate


Race & Ethnicity, History of Race & Social Movements, Creative Projects

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Community Oral Histories

Find five people in your community above the age of 60, each from different ethnic or national backgrounds. Ask them to conduct an oral interview - an hour long-conversation where you ask them about their life story, and record it on your iPhone or computer. Once you're finished, transcribe the interviews, and upload to a website along with the audio. Send the website to the oral interviewee families, and ask them to share with friends. When you're done, you'll have created a small community across generations. This is a great exercise to work on active listening skills.

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