July 30, 2021
CFP: 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 2021-2022. The purpose of this initiative is to enhance learning about a specific topic, country or region from a number of disciplinary perspectives. Preference will be given to groups that focus on topics related to our Sawyer Seminar, Rethinking the Dynamic Interplay of Migration, Race, and Ethnicity in the Caribbean and Latin America.
Groups should have an ongoing core membership and meet at least four times per academic year to read and discuss scholarship from different disciplines and/or to read and workshop participants’ scholarship. The groups should be open to anyone interested.
Covered expenses are limited to costs of materials (e.g. books) and honoraria for speakers, up to $1000 per group.
Reading/writing groups are encouraged to propose a visiting speaker who can offer a public lecture in CLACS and meet privately with the group.
The graduate student coordinator is entitled to up to $500 from CLACS toward conference or research expenses during the 2021-2022 academic year, in recognition of efforts in support of the group (e.g. arrange and publicize meetings, arrange for readings to be available, submit the brief year-end report, organize speakers’ visits).
Other items may be covered by request.
Proposals must be submitted via email to Kate_Goldman@brown.edu by Friday, October 15, 2021, and must include the following:
Funding decisions will be made by Friday, October 22, 2021.
Please note that all Reading Group activities must comply with all university protocols regarding health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.