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2008 FMS Summer Institute
July 28 - August 8, 2008

Thinking Transnationally:
Feminist Visions

Seminar Leaders:

sheftall Beverly Guy-Sheftall
Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women's Studies and English
Spelman College
chandra Chandra Talpade Mohanty
Professor of Women's Studies and the Dean's Professor of the Humanities
Syracuse University

Seminar Description:

Over the past several decades, feminists around the world have variously and successfully transformed lives, communities, and institutions. Nevertheless, questions of social and economic justice, identity and self-determination, psychic and social decolonization, and solidarity and alliance-building across class, race, sexual and national borders, remain at the heart of feminist work. This seminar explores interdisciplinary theoretical frameworks for addressing the above issues, focusing directly on the challenge academic researchers face to “think transnationally” without losing sight of local contexts and issues.

The seminar will incorporate three workshops taught by:

M. Jacqui Alexander
(Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Toronto)
tchen John (Jack) Kuo Wei Tchen (Asian/Pacific/American Studies, New York University)
William Darity Jr. Mark Anthony Neal
(African American Studies, Duke University)

Seminar members will participate in the two-day FMS colloquium on August 1st and 2nd.

Doctoral students who have completed at least two years of their Ph.D. work and junior faculty in temporary or tenure-track positions who are working on minority issues. Minority scholars and those who are at HBCUs and other minority-serving institutions are especially encouraged to apply. For the twelve scholars selected to participate in the summer institute, subsidy will be available to cover room, board, and (if needed) travel costs. FMS does not charge tuition or fees.

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To download the application instructions and application form, click here.

Application deadline: January 15, 2008; results announced by March 7th, 2008.

The 2008 FMS Summer Institute will be held at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

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The FMS Summer Institute is funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.




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