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.
Remaking Worlds: Insurgencies, Revolutions, Utopias
We need to know where we live in order to imagine living elsewhere.
We need to imagine living elsewhere before we can live there.
Building on the past two years of seminars devoted to the theme of “Uprisings” the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics will focus its upcoming 2013-2014 seminar on questions of insurgencies, revolutions, and utopias. We propose to examine each of these phenomena as ongoing processes rather than as singular historical, present, or forthcoming events.
We invite scholars, artists, and students to consider how competing animating visions have sought to remake worlds across space and time. Given our support of interdisciplinarity, contributions from a variety of specializations will be welcomed. In a comparative approach to inequality, we will consider revolution as a cultural practice that both speaks to and is produced by social actors. We hope to draw from the long history of utopian thinking expressed in political tracts, literary forms and the like. We will also seek to imagine alternative possible institutional arrangements that sedimented forms like state power, state property, and money might take.
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 Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by 12pm for doctoral fellows and February 7th 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