Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis (RCHA) Postdoctoral Fellowship, USA

Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis (RCHA) Postdoctoral Fellowship, USA

USA Postdoctoral Fellowships for Any Subject at Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis (RCHA)

Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis invites applications from all disciplines for post-doctoral resident fellowships to be held during the academic year of 2011-2012 from individuals working on topics related to Narratives of Power.

Inspired by the election of  Barack Obama, this two-year seminar invites a broad historical meditation on the significance of historically marginal and disfranchised groups moving from the periphery to the center of social, political and cultural institutions. This topical theme creates an opportunity for an expansive, interdisciplinary dialogue about intersection, overlap, and conflict across different channels of power and identity, including race, gender, sexuality and class. We welcome scholars from all disciplines, global regions, and time periods for a wide-ranging exploration of themes of identity, narration and power.

This upcoming year (2011-2012), “Narratives of Power” will focus on issues of culture, everyday life and identity formation. Although we recognize that there can never be a clear separation between realms of political economy and cultural production, the second year will focus more specifically on the inter-subjective of realm of experience and self-expression. Included within these broad parameters is a meditation on the process of identity formation and culture. This includes more traditional ideas of Kultur as understood through artistic expression in aesthetics, music, art, poetry and prose, performance, photography and electronic media, as well as a broader and more inclusive understanding of the social aspects of culture as everyday life and practices. Working in this vein, we invite research on family, community based institutions, religion, education and social reproduction.

Fellowship Application Deadline: 18 January 2011

Details Fellowship Information and Application


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