Victor Curiel Named April CPI of the Month
April 15, 2021
Victor Curiel, a graduate student studying historical resources management, is April's Career Path Intern of the Month.
Curiel recently completed a Career Path Internship where he performed insightful archival work and interpretation of oral and digital history archives. Curiel also worked on locating newspaper articles through various databases that looked at Indian laborers migrating to multiple parts of the British empire and the way they were portrayed along with looking through travel logs.
“The tools and sources that I looked through helped immensely with my research regarding an instance of racialized and gendered violence in the British metropole post-WWII,” Curiel said. “This experience also gave me enough background knowledge to write a book review. I am grateful for this award.” U
pon completing his master’s degree, Curiel intends to pursue a Ph.D. in history.
“He went over and beyond to learn new skills to improve his performance as a CPI and continued to impress me with his analysis and eagerness to learn,” said Dr. Arunima Datta, Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Curiel’s supervisor. “He was always ahead of the schedule of deadlines and even found valuable information from the archival resources - that wasn't necessarily easy to find.”
Originally from Los Angeles, California, Curiel has a passion for tattoos. He also enjoys attending live music when there isn’t a global pandemic.