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CLACS Fellowships and Professorships

CLACS Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University invites applications for a one-year non-renewable postdoctoral fellowship as part of the Mellon Sawyer Seminar on Race and Indigeneity in the Americas. The successful applicant will have research and teaching interests that focus on race, racism, and indigeneity in the Americas. We seek candidates who can complement the Center’s interdisciplinary strengths and contribute to the existing emphasis on race and racialization in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latinx communities. Theoretical attention to questions of race, gender and sexuality is strongly encouraged.

The successful candidate must demonstrate scholarly promise and will be expected to collaborate with two graduate student fellows to coordinate workshops and seminars, co-curate a related exhibit, and contribute to the development of promotional materials. The postdoctoral fellow will teach an undergraduate course on race and indigeneity in Latin America and the Caribbean from the perspective of his/her own discipline. 

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Sarmiento Research Award for Latin American Studies

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at Brown University is accepting applications from Brown University undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty for Sarmiento Research Awards. Successful applicants receive up to $5,000 to support humanities and social science research in and on Spanish-speaking South America. The funds may be used between July 2017-June 2018 to cover travel and research expenses.

The deadline for the 2017 competition was February 10. We will post information about the 2018-2019 academic year award soon.


Craig M. Cogut Visiting Professorship in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

The Craig M. Cogut Visiting Professorship in Latin American and Caribbean Studies brings leading scholars from Latin America and the Caribbean to teach and conduct research at Brown University. Visiting Professors are based at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and teach one undergraduate course on Latin America per semester, advise undergraduate and graduate student theses, and give presentations in Center or affiliated departmental colloquia. The Craig M. Cogut Visiting Professorship provides a stipend, an optional medical insurance package, financial assistance with round-trip travel from home country, and administrative assistance. Appointments are possible for one or two semesters.

We are currently accepting applications for this fellowship. The deadline is October 15, 2017. Click here to review the full description.


Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) Interdisciplinary Faculty-Student Reading/Writing Groups

CLACS invites applications from groups of affiliated graduate students and faculty to form interdisciplinary reading and/or writing groups in the academic year 17-18. The purpose is to enhance learning about a specific topic, country or region from a number of disciplinary perspectives.

Now Accepting Proposals // Deadline September 25, 2017

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International Postdoctoral Fellowship (Department of Hispanic Studies and CLACS)

Brown University invites applications for a 2-year International Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Hispanic Studies and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, with a specialization in contemporary Mexican literary, visual, and/or performance studies. We especially welcome applicants working on narrative, poetry or drama about violence, social change and migration in relation to a broader Mexican and Latin American tradition or Mexican and U.S. border studies; a proven interest in film, visual arts, or digital culture and in critical theory is also desirable. This position is to be held jointly at the Cogut Center for the Humanities and is effective July 1, 2017. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in scholarship and teaching, and fluency in both Spanish and English.

The successful candidate will teach two courses per year in the Department of Hispanic Studies cross-listed in the Cogut Center's Humanities course offerings. The fellow will also be affiliated with the Cogut Center and is expected to participate in the weekly Tuesday seminars as well as other activities of the Center. PhD must be in hand by July 1, 2017 and must have been awarded in the last five years. The position carries a stipend of $61,449 with an increase to $63,907 the second year plus benefits and a research budget of $2,000 per year. 

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