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CLACS Receives Sawyer Seminar Funding

October 10, 2017

Brown University has received a $225,000 award from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a Sawyer Seminar on the Comparative Study of Cultures, organized by CLACS. The initiative, titled “Race and Indigeneity in the Americas,” will take place over the 2018-2019 academic year. 

Programming will include three one-day workshops, eight monthly seminars, musical performances, and art exhibits. The funding also will allow CLACS to hire one post-doctoral fellow and two graduate students. 

For more complete information, check out the Watson Explore piece here: http://watson.brown.edu/news/explore/2017/CLACSaward.

The Center is currently accepting applications for the Posdoctoral Fellow position. This is 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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We are also accepting applications for two one-year proctorships. The deadline is January 30, 2018. 

The successful applicants will contribute to the year-long Seminar by collaborating with a Postdoctoral Fellow to coordinate workshops and other related events; design and plan graduate and undergraduate student involvement in the Seminar, as well as community outreach; and write up summaries of the events. The successful candidates will meet regularly with the Postdoctoral Fellow, Center Director, and steering committee members. The fellow positions aim to build communication, creative problem-solving, analytical, and management skills, around interests in race and indigeneity in Latin America and the Caribbean. 

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