• 51.InterAsia Partnership

    Since 2009, the Council has worked in collaboration with multiple core institutional partners to construct InterAsia as a new research site. The InterAsia Partnership has built international and interdisciplinary scholars’ networks, transformed scholarly approaches and research agendas, and promoted the development of innovative comparisons on a number of cross-regional and transregional themes. Activities include the InterAsian Connections Conference Series, a Transregional Virtual Research Institute, and various nodal activities that build on the institutional strengths of each partner, developing regional loci for important InterAsia research and teaching. Core partner institutions include Duke University, Göttingen University (Germany), the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong, the National University of Singapore, and Yale University.        .

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  • 52.InterAsia Program

    Reconceptualizing Asia for a new generation of scholarship.

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  • 53.InterAsian Connections Conference Series

    The international InterAsian Connections Conference Series is the cornerstone of the InterAsia Partnership and of the overall InterAsia Program. The Council launched the series with an inaugural conference in Dubai in 2008 and has since worked in collaboration with multiple partner institutions to organize four additional conferences in Singapore (2010), Hong Kong (2012), Istanbul (2013), and Seoul (2016). To date, the conference series has included more than five hundred scholars. The conference series showcases innovative research from across the social sciences and related disciplines and explores themes that transform conventional understandings of Asia. This series aims to cross traditional area studies boundaries and create international and interdisciplinary networks of scholars working to theorize the intersection of the “global” and the “regional” in a variety of contexts. The conferences—comprised of smaller, director-led thematic workshops and open, plenary sessions—are structured to enable intensive “working group” interactions on specific research themes as well as broader interactions on topics of mutual interest and concern. We are now accepting applications from scholars who would like to convene a workshop at InterAsian Connections VI: Hanoi (2018).

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  • 54.InterAsian Connections I: Dubai (2008)

    The inaugural event in the Inter-Asian Connections Conference Series, this conference was organized around twelve concurrent workshops showcasing innovative research from across the social sciences and related disciplines on themes of particular relevance across Asia. This structure enabled intensive “working group” interactions on specific research themes, as well as broader interactions on topics of mutual interest and concern. The conference featured a number of events open to the general public, including a public keynote panel, “The Asian Century,” delivered by professor Prasenjit Duara (National University of Singapore) [watch video here]. The concluding day of the conference brought all the workshop participants together for an exchange of research agendas that had emerged over the course of the deliberations in Dubai. The conference also included a plenary session, “Dubai: Interconnecting Asia,” which explored issues of pressing relevance to the Gulf region within the context of Asia and highlighted the distinctive relations between corporate, private, and state organizations in the United Arab Emirates and their potential role in connecting local and international research communities. CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS » Border Problems: Theory, Culture, and Political Economy Workshop directors: David Ludden, New York University, US Julie Mostov, Drexel University, Pennsylvania, US Dina Siddiqi, University of Pennsylvania, US » Distant Divides and Intimate Connections: Migrant Domestic Workers in Asia Workshop director: Nicole Constable, University of Pittsburgh, US » Initiatives of Regional Integration in Asia in Comparative Perspective: Concepts, Contents, and Prospects Workshop directors: Howard Loewen, German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Germany Anja Zorob, German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Germany » Interreferencing Asia: Urban Experiments and the Art of Being Global Workshop directors: Aihwa Ong, University of California, Berkeley, US Ananya Roy, University of California, Berkeley, US » Law-in-Action in Asian Societies and Civilizations Workshop directors: Baudouin Dupret, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France Zouhair Ghazzal, Loyola University, Chicago, US » Multiple Flexibilities: Nation-States, Global Business, and Precarious Labor Workshop directors: Kevin Hewison, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, US Arne Kalleberg, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, US » Neoliberal Globalization and Governmentality: State, Civil Society, and the NGO Phenomenon in Asia Workshop director: Sangeeta Kamat, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, US » Networks of Islamic Learning across Asia: The Role of International Centers of Islamic Learning in Building Ties and Forging New Identities Workshop director: Jacqueline Armijo-Hussein, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE » Postcollective Economic Lives and Livelihoods: Studies of Economy, Institutions, and Everyday Practice in Postsocialist Eurasia and Asia Workshop directors: Beth Mitchneck, University of Arizona, US John Pickles, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, US » Sites of Inter-Asian Interaction Workshop directors: Sunil Amrith, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK Timothy Harper, University of Cambridge, UK » South Asia Regional Fellowship Program: Collaborative Research Workshop directors: Gopalan Balachandran, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland Srirupa Roy, Social Science Research Council, New York, and University of Massachusetts at Amherst, US » Transnational Circuits: “Muslim Women” in Asia Workshop director: Annelies Moors, ISIM / University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands Conference proceedings, including detailed reports on each of the workshops, full lists of workshop participants, and analyses of the applicant and participant pools, can be found here.

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  • 55.InterAsian Connections III: Hong Kong (2012)

    Inter-Asian Connections III: Hong Kong was hosted by the Hong Kong Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences (HKIHSS) at the University of Hong Kong and was coorganized and cosponsored by the SSRC, the HKIHSS, and the National University of Singapore. This conference featured six concurrent workshops coordinated by individual directors that showcased innovative research from across the social sciences and related disciplines. The organizers solicited workshop proposals around broad themes of particular relevance to Asia, including Globalizing Asia, Old Histories / New Geographies, New Politics of Inequality, and Security/Insecurity. An additional two workshops were organized locally by the host institution, focused on particularly salient issues in Hong Kong (and beyond): Medicine, Science, and Health in Asia and Sustainability and Citizenship in Asian Cities. The conference included multiple plenary sessions in addition to the closed workshop sessions. In “Interpreting Hong Kong,” Margaret Ng (Legislative Council of the HKSAR) and Stephen Vines (independent journalist, writer, and businessman) shared personal experiences and perspectives of living, working and contributing to the cultural, professional, and political dynamics of Hong Kong in the past decades [watch video here]. The concluding day brought all the participants together for a public presentation and exchange of research agendas that had emerged over the course of the conference deliberations. In the plenary, “Inter-Asia, Then and Now,” Finbarr Barry Flood (New York University), Takeshi Hamashita (Sun Yat-sen University) and Engseng Ho (Duke University) examined the ways that scholars working with InterAsian perspectives are revitalizing relations between area studies and the disciplines (such as literature, art history, anthropology, history and economics). The conversation continued in the plenary, “China in Asia, Then and Now,” which featured Helen Siu (Yale University and University of Hong Kong), Wang Gungwu (National University of Singapore) and Xiang Biao (Oxford University). In this final conference session, the speakers addressed questions such as: How can we think of China-Asian relations in the long-term? Can the earlier order give us clues to the present or not? Is the past mobilizable for the future?    CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS Click the following links for additional details on the six conference workshops, including full lists of the workshop participants. » Anatomies of Knowledge: Medicine, Science, and Health in Asia Workshop directors: Angela Ki Che Leung, Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Hong Kong, China Izumi Nakayama, University of Hong Kong, China » Asian Crossings, 1789–1914 Workshop directors: Ross Forman, National University of Singapore Julia Kuehn, University of Hong Kong, China » Just Society at Last? Ideals and Projects of the Common Good across Asia Workshop directors: Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied, National University of Singapore Morgan Y. Liu, Ohio State University, US » Networks of Religious Learning and the Dissemination of Religious Knowledge across Asia Workshop directors: Christophe Jaffrelot, Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Internationales, Sciences Po, France Mirjam Künkler, Princeton University, US » Shifting Geopolitical Ecologies and New Spatial Imaginaries Workshop directors: Çağlar Keyder, Boğaziçi University, Turkey Ravi Arvind Palat, State University of New York at Binghamton, US » Sustainability and Citizenship in Asian Cities Workshop directors: Anne M. Rademacher, New York University, US K. Sivaramakrishnan, Yale University, US Billy Kee-long So, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China.

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  • 56.InterAsian Connections Nodal Activities

    In addition to jointly planned core activities—such as the InterAsian Connections Conference Series and the Transregional Virtual Research Institute—InterAsia partners are developing a series of research and training activities that will be hosted by individual partner institutions. Building on the institutional strengths of the partners, these activities are designed to further the larger aims of the initiative and support innovative cross- and transregional scholarship, as well as to facilitate a range of structured interactions, engaging with particular communities around specific thematic issues. Göttingen Universityhttp://www.cetren.de/ Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Hong Konghttp://www.hkihss.hku.hk/en/home/index.html NUS Asia Research Institute (ARI)https://ari.nus.edu.sg/ Yale University MacMillan Centerhttp://interasia.commons.yale.edu/.

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  • 57.InterAsian Connections V: Seoul (2016)

    InterAsian Connections V: Seoul, the fifth in this international conference series, was held April 27-30, 2016, in Korea, at the Seoul National University Asia Center. This series continues to showcase innovative research from across the social sciences and related disciplines and explore themes that transform conventional understandings of Asia. Crossing traditional area studies boundaries and creating international and interdisciplinary networks of scholars working to theorize the intersection of the "global" and the "regional" in a variety of contexts, the conference aimed to reconceptualize Asia as a dynamic and interconnected historical, geographical, and cultural formation stretching from West Asia through Eurasia, South Asia and Southeast Asia to East Asia. Copies of all five conference programs, including detailed workshop descriptions and individual paper abstracts, can be downloaded from each conference webpage. Following a model used in previous conferences, the 2016 Seoul conference comprised ten concurrent, closed director-led workshops as well as plenary sessions open across workshops and to the general public, which enables intensive working group interactions on specific research themes as well as broader interactions on topics of shared interest and concern. The first plenary, “National Histories and the Cold War: A Transpacific Critique,” was delivered by keynote speaker Lisa Yoneyama (University of Toronto) and featured panelists Juliette Chung (National Tsing Hua University) and Myoung-Kyu Park (Seoul National University).  During the second plenary, former InterAsian Connections workshop directors were asked to reflect on the InterAsian theoretical framework — both as they interpreted this at the time of their workshop and beyond — and to discuss the ways that researchers can move this work forward beyond the workshop and conference setting, integrating these perspectives and insights into their own work as well as their departments, institutions, and other inter-institutional initiatives.  Here, returning workshop director Engseng Ho (Duke University) reflected on his “Old Histories, New Geographies: Contrapuntal Mobilities of Trade and State across Asia” workshop from InterAsian Connections II: Singapore (2010).     For detailed descriptions of the individual workshops and participant lists, see links below. CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS: Conviviality beyond the Urban Center: Theorizing the "Marginal Hub" Workshop Directors: Magnus Marsden (Social Anthropology and Sussex Asia Centre, University of Sussex) and Madeleine Reeves (Social Anthropology, University of Manchester) Forced Migration in/of Asia: Connections, Convergences, Comparisons Workshop Directors: Elaine Lynn-Ee Ho (Geography, National University of Singapore) and Cabeiri Robinson (International Studies and Anthropology, University of Washington) Frontier Assemblages: Political Economies of Margins and Resource Frontiers in Asia Workshop Directors: Michael Eilenberg (Culture & Society, Aarhus University) and Jason Cons (LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin) Genealogies of Financialization: Reframing Sovereignty in Asia (1600–present) Workshop Directors: Sankaran Krishna (Political Science, University of Hawaii at Manoa) and Saeyoung Park (Modern Korean Studies, Leiden University) Geo-political Economies of (Post) Developmental Urbanization in East Asia Workshop Directors: Bae-Gyoon Park (Geography Education, Seoul National University) and Jamie Doucette (School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester)   Knowledge Mobilities and the Prospects for InterAsian Urbanisation Workshop Directors: Francis Collins (Geography, School of Environment, University of Auckland) and Kong Chong Ho (Sociology, National University of Singapore) Logistics of Asia-Led Globalization: Infrastructure, Software, Labor Workshop Directors: Brett Neilson (Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney) and Ranabir Samaddar (Director, Calcutta Research Group) Mecca InterAsia Workshop Directors:…

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  • 58.InterAsian Connections VI: Hanoi (2018)

    Conference on InterAsian Connections VI: Hanoi (December 4-7, 2018) Hosted by Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences Organized by: Social Science Research Council InterAsia Program, Duke University Global Asia Initiative, Göttingen University Global and Transregional Studies Platform, the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong, Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore, Seoul National University Asia Center, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, and Yale University – collectively the Organizers. Request for Workshop Proposals InterAsian Connections VI: Hanoi is the sixth in a series of conferences showcasing innovative research from across the social sciences and related disciplines that explores themes that transform conventional understandings of Asia. Crossing traditional area studies boundaries and creating international and interdisciplinary networks of scholars working to theorize the intersection of the “global” and the “regional” in a variety of contexts, Asia is reconceptualized as a dynamic and interconnected historical, geographical, and cultural formation stretching from West Asia through Eurasia, South Asia and Southeast Asia, to East Asia.   The 2018 Hanoi conference—comprised of both closed, director-led thematic workshops and plenary sessions open across workshops and to the general public—will be structured to enable intensive “working group” interactions on specific research themes as well as broader interactions on topics of mutual interest and concern. Each workshop will have two directors with different institutional affiliations, preferably representing different disciplines.   Joint proposals are invited from faculty members at accredited universities and colleges in any world region who are interested in co-organizing and co-directing a thematic workshop that addresses one of the following broadly conceived workshop themes (click here to see full description of workshop themes): Sites of InterAsian Interaction Territorial Sovereignties and Historical Identities Transregional Religious Networks Environmental Humanities in Asia Rethinking Conceptual Frameworks for the Rise of Asian Cities Infrastructures and Networks Application Process for Workshop Directors Applications are invited from scholars who would like to convene an international workshop that brings together a group of researchers working to address one of the broadly conceived workshop themes located in an InterAsian research landscape.  All workshop directors are encouraged to think about InterAsia in the context of connections, convergences and comparisons. We are interested in developing the study of connections -  the exploration of historical and/or contemporary transnational/cross-national/trans-regional processes, structures, practices, and flows within and across the territorial and imaginative space of Asia, secondly convergences  or the responses of different Asian societies to common processes, and finally comparisons involving the investigation of societies/polities within Asia, especially those that utilize  innovative units of comparison.  In addition to the investigation of particular issues and processes as described in the workshop themes, the conference aims to critically investigate the ways in which fields of knowledge map Asia and imagine alternatives. Workshop directors should encourage papers that promote a conscious InterAsian project of inquiry. We aim at gathering as broad an international and multi-disciplinary representation of scholars as possible.  We also encourage proposals for workshops that will see participation by activists, policymakers, media practitioners, and cultural producers addressing different aspects of the InterAsian conference theme.  Each workshop should have two directors (with different institutional affiliations and preferably representing different disciplines) and will include 10-12 participants (senior and junior scholars, graduate students, other researchers) chosen c…

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  • 59.International Centre for Gender, Peace and Security (IC-GPS)

    Research, policy, and action for a more secure world.

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  • 60.International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) Program

    Providing PhD candidates with support for international research.

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  • 61.JSPS long-term Postdoc Fellowship

    Dissertation and Postdoctoral Support for Humanities and Social Science Research in Japan.

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  • 62.JSPS short-term Postdoc Fellowship

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  • 63.JSTOR-Democracy prototype

    The Anxieties of Democracy program is collaborating with the ITHAKA Labs team at JSTOR, the eminent digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources, to create a working prototype of a digital tool for social scientists studying democratic institutions and political participation. Currently in active development following a “design jam” organized at Harvard in collaboration with Dataverse, this “workbench” will be an online, searchable hub of scholarly research on the topic of democracy. By helping to facilitate its creation, the Anxieties of Democracy program seeks to make quality social science research more accessible to democracy scholars of all ages and backgrounds. For news and announcements about this project and other Anxieties of Democracy program activities, please click here: @SSRCdemocracy.

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  • 64.Justice and Security Research Program (JSRP)

    The SSRC has partnered with the London School of Economics (LSE) on a UK Department for International Development–supported research consortium on justice and security in fragile and conflict-affected situations. The global research program involves a consortium of partners from around the world, including the SSRC, the Conflict Research Group at Ghent University, the World Peace Foundation at Tufts University, the Global Consortium on Security Transformation, the South-East European Research Network, and the Video Journalism Movement. It aims to reframe and inform understanding and policymaking about issues relating to the political marketplace, border spaces and citizenship, social exclusion, and gender in states affected by conflict. Over the next five years, the JSRP will generate primary evidence about the informal institutions that govern the lives of people in a range of fragile or war-affected locations. Our focus is on understanding the relationship between ‘official’ and ‘hybrid’ governance structures to find out what arrangements best benefit those at the receiving end of policies to support justice and security. Fieldwork is already underway in the border zones of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Central African Republic (CAR), South Sudan, and Uganda. The consortium is working with a network of local researchers from the region, and in April 2013, the Social Science Research Council hosted a workshop for this network at the Centre d'Etudes Pour l'Action Sociale (CEPAS) in Kinshasa, DRC. This served as an opportunity to build the capacity of local researchers, as the workshop included trainings on research ethics, the practical dilemmas of fieldwork, and how to connect academic research to policy processes. The consortium is led by a Senior Management Team, which comprises of four research directors: the SSRC's Tatiana Carayannis, Alex de Waal (Tufts University), Tim Allen (London School of Economics), Koen Vlassenroot (Ghent University) and CEO Mary Kaldor (London School of Economics). Carayannis also leads on the Western DRC fieldwork and co-leads the CAR portfolio with Koen Vlassenroot. For more information and the full list of publications, please see the JSRP website.

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  • 65.Kujenga Amani

    Exchanging ideas and information on peacebuilding in Africa.

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  • 66.Linking Race and Capitalism

    The big data effort will engage with a cognate project that was initiated not at the SSRC but as part of the Race and Capitalism project anchored at the University of Chicago and the University of Washington that likewise is working on the Jim Crow era. Led by Michael Dawson (University of Chicago) and Megan Ming Francis (University of Washington), the group has brought together scholars of American economic development and of race relations who focus on the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. As this project takes shape, the group’s network has been mobilized to produce a discussion  for the SSRC’s online forum Items, in which a set of essays interprets current racial tensions through the perspectives of classic texts in the political economy of race.

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  • 67.Mapping the Measure of America

    Measure of America builds data tools to understand well-being and opportunity in America.

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  • 68.Measure of America

    Tracking how America is doing from the perspective of human development.

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  • 69.Measuring College Learning Project

    The quality of undergraduate education has become a central question in academic and policy circles in recent decades. But how do we define quality? And how can we measure it? While many actors in the higher education arena are grappling with these issues, we believe it is crucial for faculty to be a leading voice in the quality conversation. The SSRC’s Measuring College Learning project, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Teagle Foundation, brings faculty into the quality conversation by engaging them in consensus-driven discussions about learning outcomes and assessment in higher education. MCL builds on decades of prior work by the higher education community, including efforts to develop guidelines for general learning outcomes. These efforts have led to the creation of a range of tools that faculty can use to measure students’ general skills, such as critical thinking, complex reasoning, and problem solving. However, as beneficial as these resources are, they do not cover the full scope of learning in higher education. The next step in this process, and the main focus of MCL, is to concentrate on developing 21st century tools to measure field-specific learning. Since December 2013, MCL has been bringing panels of faculty together from six fields of study (biology, business, communication, economics, history, and sociology) to identify the essential 21st century competencies, conceptual knowledge, and practices that students in their fields should develop in college, in the introductory course as well as the major. Rather than striving to produce exhaustive or comprehensive lists of learning outcomes for these fields, the project aims to help faculty develop consensus around a limited set of empirically measurable “essential competencies and concepts” that reflect their top priorities for student learning. The faculty are also discussing the current status and future direction of assessment in their field. Pairs of faculty from each field are authoring a white paper synthesizing and expanding upon the work of these panels, which will be made publicly available in early 2016. It is our hope that this project, through its white papers on learning outcomes and assessment as well as a range of outreach efforts, will spark fruitful department and field-level discussions in each of the six MCL fields. In addition, we are in the early stages of conceptualizing a demonstration project that would focus on one of the fields. In this endeavor, we would partner with one or more assessment firms to develop a new faculty-informed field-specific instrument and field test it alongside existing instruments of generic collegiate skills and measures of instructional practices. The goal of the demonstration project would be to pilot test the new instrument as well as to examine the relationship between subject-specific skills, general collegiate skills, and instructional practices. Improving our understanding of these relationships is crucial in order to craft a sound agenda for using assessment to improve the quality of higher education. Improving the landscape of assessment in higher education is a significant undertaking, and one that must be approached thoughtfully and deliberately. To this end, MCL is dedicated to the following core principles: Faculty should be at the center of defining and developing transparent learning outcome standards for undergraduates. Students from all backgrounds and institutions should be given a fair opportunity to demonstrate their skills when transferring from one institution to another and when transitioning into the workforce. Measures of student learning should be rigorous and high-quality and should yield data that allow for comparisons over time and between institutions. Assessment tools should be used by institutions on a voluntary basis. Any single measure of student learning should be part of a larger holistic assessment plan. For more information and updates about the Measuring College Learning project, visit highered…

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  • 70.Mellon Mays Dissertation Writing Retreat

    The Dissertation Writing Retreat brings together 12 to 15 advanced graduate student fellows for five days of independent work on the dissertation project. It makes a support network available to each fellow and creates a structure for accountability to colleagues that directly reflects best practices learned from fellows who successfully completed the dissertation in varying circumstances. Open to fellows in the sixth year of graduate school and beyond who are within 12 months of completing their dissertations Not open to fellows that have already participated in the Preparing for the Professoriate seminar Consists of five days of intensive writing Largely self-directed, but facilitated by a Mellon Ph.D. Focuses on honing time management skills, developing a calendar for writing, and creating a structure for accountability Does not include discipline-based feedback or peer review Participants create an individual 12-month work plan and communicate regularly with each other after the Retreat The 2017 Dissertation Writing Retreat will take place June 1 to 5 in Albuquerque, NM. Watch the video below to find out more about the Dissertation Writing Retreat!.

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  • 71.Mellon Mays Graduate Initiatives Program

    Addressing underrepresentation among college and university faculties.

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  • 72.Mellon Mays Graduate Student Summer Conference

    The Summer Conference is the flagship component of the SSRC-Mellon Mays Graduate Initiatives Program. Targeted towards graduate students in years one through three, it provides a forum for skills exchange, cohort-building, and the development of professional proficiencies such as maximizing research resources. Open to graduating seniors accepted into a doctoral program and graduate students in years one through three Fellows may now attend as many times as they want during their period of eligibility Provides the tools and skills for managing the early years of graduate school Includes panel presentations of fellows’ research, thematic workshops, presentations by senior scholars, and other activities that expose early-stage graduate students to a broad range of institutional and intellectual issues Advanced graduate student fellows and Mellon Ph.D.s serve as workshop leaders, panel discussants, and moderators The 2017 Annual Graduate Student Summer Conference will be held from June 21 to 23 at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM. Apply now through our Fellows Portal.

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  • 73.Mellon Mays Postdoctoral Fellows Retreat

    The Postdoctoral Fellows Retreat is held in odd-numbered years and brings together Mellon Ph.D.s for three days. Fellows exchange ideas, update networks, and engage the key issues and challenges they face as junior faculty—teaching, research, publication and the tenure process—as well as making the transition from the professoriate to administration and other roles within institutions. Open to fellows who have completed the doctorate Provides an opportunity to revive and solidify relationships with colleagues and mentors, reflect upon their journey towards the Ph.D., expand professional networks, and recommit to the Mellon Mays mission Focuses on teaching, research, publication and funding The 2017 Postdoctoral Fellows Retreat will be held from February 18 to 20 in New York, NY.

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  • 74.Mellon Mays Proposal Writing and Dissertation Development Seminar

    The Proposal Writing and Dissertation Development Seminar (PWDDS) addresses common concerns arising in the process of preparing the dissertation proposal, and in writing the dissertation itself. Has two tracks running in parallel: Proposal Writing track: For pre-dissertation fellows working on the research proposal Dissertation Development track: For advanced fellows focusing on the body of the dissertation, with the majority of data collection complete Fellows may attend once in the third through sixth year of graduate school, attending either the proposal writing or the dissertation development track Includes a considerable amount of time for individual writing, small group sessions, peer reviews, and one-on-one consultations with Mellon faculty mentors Provides an ideal setting in which to receive collegial critique and feedback The 2017 PWDDS will take place March 14 to 18 in Philadelphia, PA. Watch the videos below to find out more about the Proposal Writing and Dissertation Development tracks!.

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  • 75.Mellon Mays Regional Lecture Series

    In addition to supporting our fellows through various stages of the doctorate, the Mellon Mays Graduate Initiatives Program aspires to foster and strengthen relationships among all members of the Mellon Mays community. To that end, the Regional Lecture Series brings together undergraduates, graduate students, coordinators, and faculty in each region for intellectual engagement and community-building. Each lecture allows a Mellon Ph.D. the opportunity to speak on their research or a current topic, and fellows and coordinators gather afterwards for a reception. To date, lectures have taken place in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Los Angeles, Baltimore, and Atlanta. The 2017 New York Lecture featured Dr. Philip Atiba Goff, Franklin A. Thomas Professor in Policing Equity at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. His talk was titled: "A Language of Justice: Making Sense of Race, Policing, and 2016." Dr. Zine Magubane, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Boston College, delivered the 2016 Boston Regional Lecture. She is shown here with the Wellesley MMUF fellows.

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