SOGI ~ LGBTQ Health and Rights - seeking research assistants

This project is ongoing.

The SOGI: Health and Rights laboratory focuses on the role of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) in human health, development, and rights. Our projects focus on the links between SOGI and health/well-being, with an emphasis on how prejudice and stigma shapes daily life. Our research includes attention to the unique vulnerabilities and strengths of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) people across the lifespan, yet most of our studies focus on adolescents and healthy development.


We include research assistants at all levels in our projects - from just beginning, to advanced students with research project and statistical skills. Each semester we have a different set of needs, so contact us to see whether we have openings. Bi-weekly lab meetings are open to anyone who wants to attend, so students may visit to learn more about our projects and how to get involved.


Research assistants may become involved in a range of duties: conducting literature searches and reviews; coding qualitative (interview) as well as quantitative (survey) data; conducting content analyses of qualitative data, or statistical analyses of quantitative data.

Typical Time Commitment
Variable - 3-9 hours per week


The Office of Undergraduate Research recommends that you attend an info session or advising before contacting faculty members or project contacts about research opportunities. We'll cover the steps to get involved, tips for contacting faculty, funding possibilities, and options for course credit. Once you have attended an Office of Undergraduate Research info session or spoken to an advisor, you can use the "Who to contact" details for this project to get in touch with the project leader and express your interest in getting involved.

Have you tried contacting professors and need more help? Schedule an appointment for additional support.