2018-19 Call for Applications

2018-19 Faculty Fellows Theme: INTERSECTIONS/BOUNDARIES/TRANSGRESSIONS

2018-19 Faculty Fellows Theme:

INTERSECTIONS/BOUNDARIES/TRANSGRESSIONS

Intersectionality is a widely-used framework in the humanities and social sciences. It allows us to talk about the intertwined, overlapping categories of race, class, gender, sexuality, citizenship status, (dis)ability, and centers power as an analytic framework. The related themes of boundaries and transgressions encourage explorations of the limits of these categories and the ways that lived experience and cultural representations reflect such complicated and shifting formations. This year’s theme is intended to prompt innovative theoretical, sociocultural, critical, historical, and artistic approaches to these issues.

CCHS themes are designed to touch upon diverse disciplinary questions and approaches. In keeping with the core mission of CCHS, they seek to foreground forms of humanistic inquiry in research and advanced learning not only in humanities departments but also across the whole range of departments of the College.

The CCHS theme provides the rubric for the Humanities Research Lab. While the theme needn’t be the explicit topic of all research proposals, it is expected that Fellows will position themselves to contribute substantively to scholarly discussion of the theme.

Humanities Research Lab will be held twice monthly on the second and fourth Thursday (typically at 12:30, with lunch provided) and run as a colloquium.


The Commonwealth Center for Humanities and Society invites applications for up to six CCHS Internal Faculty Fellows* around the selected theme for 2018-2019:  INTERSECTIONS/BOUNDARIES/TRANSGRESSIONS

  • Fellows are required to be in residence during the academic year, to present one lecture or one workshop on their research, and to participate regularly in the activities and organization of the Humanities Research Lab while completing their own research projects.
  • Fellows will play a role in shaping CCHS programming for the academic year, from inviting distinguished guest speakers to finding innovative ways to share scholarship with our arts and culture partners in the community.
  • Fellows will generate a new undergraduate or graduate course driven by their research and the scope of the CCHS theme within two years of the end of the fellowship period.
  • Fellows will receive one course release.
  • Fellows will receive a supplemental research/travel stipend from CCHS estimated at $1,500.

Applications are due December 15, 2017, and require a current CV, a proposal of up to 1,000 words describing the project to be pursued while a Fellow, and a letter of support from the faculty member’s department chairperson.

Please email all materials to the CCHS Program Coordinator at . Fellows will be appointed by the Dean, as recommended by the CCHS Director and Advisory Board, and will named in January 2018.

*CCHS seeks to create an intellectually diverse group of faculty fellows who will benefit from conducting their research in a multidisciplinary setting. Fellowships are open to all A&S faculty engaged in humanistic scholarship. CCHS Advisory Board members are not eligible to apply.

  • Fellows are required to be in residence during the academic year, to present one lecture or one workshop on their research, and to participate regularly in the activities and organization of the Humanities Research Lab while completing their own research projects.
  • Fellows will play a role in shaping CCHS programming for the academic year, from inviting distinguished guest speakers to finding innovative ways to share scholarship with our arts and culture partners in the community.
  • Fellows will generate a new undergraduate or graduate course driven by their research and the scope of the CCHS theme within two years of the end of the fellowship period.
  • Fellows will receive one course release.
  • Fellows will receive a supplemental research/travel stipend from CCHS estimated at $1,500.

Applications are due December 15, 2017, and require a current CV, a proposal of up to 1,000 words describing the project to be pursued while a Fellow, and a letter of support from the faculty member’s department chairperson.

Please email all materials to the CCHS Program Coordinator at . Fellows will be appointed by the Dean, as recommended by the CCHS Director and Advisory Board, and will named in January 2018.

*CCHS seeks to create an intellectually diverse group of faculty fellows who will benefit from conducting their research in a multidisciplinary setting. Fellowships are open to all A&S faculty engaged in humanistic scholarship. CCHS Advisory Board members are not eligible to apply.