Bixby Center is seeking a student research assistant with background in graphic design to create two infographics to depict the key findings from the research brief as described below. This research was funded by UNICEF.
Gender-based differences remain prevalent in adolescent development despite global recognition and efforts to address such inequalities. Drawing on longitudinal data from the Young Lives Study in four countries (Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam), the Bixby Center authored a research brief examining gender-based differences in four psychosocial domains–self-efficacy, self-esteem, parent and peer relations. Gender gaps were found at different ages and in different directions (sometimes favoring boys and sometimes favoring girls) across the four countries for three of the skills (self-esteem, parent and peer relations), highlighting the influence of contextual and sociocultural factors on gender gaps. The research confirmed that gender gaps are persistent and often favor boys.
- Create two infographics to illustrate findings from the research brief on gender gaps in skills development among adolescents in Ethiopia, India, Peru, and Vietnam.
- Conceptualize and create illustrations/infographics from researchers’ rough sketches, electronic files, or in cases where the researchers might not have provided suggestions.
- Able to create graphics with Adobe Creative Cloud apps (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator).
- Able to develop advanced skills in graphic design software systems such as Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.
- Strong visualization skills to transform complex information into 2D images.
- Current UC Berkeley student pursuing a major in graphic design, fine arts, design studies or closely related field.
- Interest and or experience with gender equity and adolescents preferred.
This project needs 20 hours required work that need to be completed in March 2021
Application deadline: February 12, 2021
This position is supervised by Bixby Center Executive Director Karen Weidert