Each academic year the Center appoints six CUNY faculty fellows and six CUNY doctoral student fellows from throughout CUNY. Fellows are drawn from doctoral programs in the social sciences, humanities, and sciences. Faculty fellows receive a two course release for the year of their fellowship (to be distributed across the fall and spring semesters at the discretion of their department), and Graduate fellows receive a stipend of $10,000. ONLY full-time CUNY faculty are eligible for faculty fellowships, and ONLY Level III CUNY doctoral students are eligible for Graduate Fellowships. You can read detailed abstracts of our current fellows’ research here. For information on becoming a visiting scholar at the center, please refer to the link on the left side of the page.
After Debt: New Forms of Dependency, Obligation, Risk, and Credit
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The Center for Place, Culture, and Politics will focus its upcoming 2014-2015 seminar on questions of debt and the construction of new forms of dependency, obligation, risk, and credit. Building on past seminars devoted to discussing uprisings and utopias, our focus this year reflects new scholarly inquiries as well as ongoing and emerging political movements across the globe. ‘After Debt’ imagines a world beyond debt and pursues it as a research agenda across a broad range of intellectual inquiry.
We invite scholars, artists, and students to consider how competing visions of debt and indebtedness have sought to redefine systems of dependency, obligation, risk, and credit across space and time. Given our support of interdisciplinarity, applications from a variety of specializations will be welcomed.
We propose to examine each of these phenomena in different forms, throughout different periods, at different scales, and within and between different regions. Our intention is to consider ongoing processes rather than singular historic events.
Some relevant questions might include, but are not limited to: How have economic failures been transformed into personal identities, often dividing those deemed “at risk” from those capable of assuming risk? How might we understand histories of debt within genealogies of the fiscal military nation-state? What alternate meanings of dependency, obligation, risk, and credit have people produced within and against debt regimes, such as those enforced by structural adjustment? And finally, how can such inquiries change the way we think about ourselves and each other in the world, especially amidst ongoing global financial crisis?
Visit this page for information about the 2013-2014 seminar theme.
The Center will appoint six faculty fellows and six graduate student fellows. Fellows will be drawn from throughout the social sciences, humanities and sciences at CUNY. Faculty fellows will receive two course releases for the year of their fellowship, and Graduate fellows will receive a stipend of $10,000. All full-time CUNY faculty are eligible for the fellowship. Only Level III GSUC students are eligible for Graduate fellowships. Non-CUNY students are not eligible for the fellowship, but may apply with their own funding to be visiting scholars. Fellows are expected to attend the weekly seminars, distinguished lectures and Center conferences, and to present their research at one of the weekly seminars. The Center seminar meets on Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 12 noon, and it is a condition of the fellowship that fellows leave this time free in their 2013-14 teaching schedules. Distinguished lectures will generally be held on Tuesdays at 6pm followed by a reception, and prospective fellows should also keep this time slot free.
The deadline for applications is Wednesday, January 15, 2013 by 12pm for doctoral fellows and February 6th for Faculty Fellowship applications.
Doctoral Students must apply using the Graduate Center Provost’s Office Dissertation Fellowships and Awards Application. Please adhere to the guidelines detailed by the Provost’s Office.
Please be aware that the recommendation letter from your adviser must also be received by January 15. As a reminder, please submit your cover sheet, proposal, cv, and transcript as a single document.The application guidelines, cover sheet, and a list of frequently asked questions can be found on the Provost’s Office website, under the “important updates” section in the upper right-hand corner, http://www.gc.cuny.edu/About-the-GC/Provosts-Office. Your GC login and password are needed to access these materials.
Faculty Fellow applications are comprised of four parts:
* Completed Faculty Fellow Application Form. This should include the signature of the program Executive Officer for faculty with GSUC appointments, or of Department Chairs for non-GSUC appointments.
* 150 word abstract
* Project description (maximum 1500 words)
* A current short CV (maximum 5 pages)
Only Faculty fellowship applicants should send their complete application (in PDF format, including the signed application form) to email@example.com.
Doctoral students must submit their application through the Provost’s Office as detailed above.
Inquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org