invites applications for senior and post-doctoral fellowships from individuals engaged in research on topics related to "The Black Atlantic: Race, Nation, and Gender." In the academic year 1998-1999, the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis will enter the second year of its project on the Black Atlantic. Designed to map the comparative and international history of the modern black experience, this project welcomes applications from all disciplines and regional specializations. While individual projects need not be explicitly comparative, weekly seminars and annual conferences will explore a variety of broad themes common to the Black Atlantic world. Applicants need not be United States citizens. AA/EOE. For further information and fellowship applications, write to the project directors:

Professors Deborah Gray White and Mia Elisabeth Bay
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Closing dates for applications for 1998-1999 fellowships is December 15, 1997. Those interested in giving a paper in 1998-1999 should also write to Professors White and Bay.


The University of Washington's Program in Critical Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary initiative to examine questions of how "Asia" as an object of study is being reconfigured in the process of late-twentieth-century economic and cultural transformation, and what role the humanities ought to play in shaping our thinking about these changes. We invite project proposals on the following topics:

  • The political economy of the internationalization of scholarship on Asia
  • Contemporary social formations now racializing, ethnicizing, and gendering Asian-North American social and cultural circuits
  • Troubled boundaries between Asian Studies and Asian-American Studies or broadly construed consideration of the question of internationalizing academic disciplines
  • Projects that either demonstrate a commitment to activism or look at theories of the ethics and politics of building productive relationships among academic scholars and community interests

Eligible applicants will have completed the Ph.D. prior to the beginning of the fellowship period (September 15, 1998). Proposals by applicants who do not have a doctoral degree will be considered if they can demonstrate significant experience in community activism.

Fellows will receive a basic stipend according to seniority, ranging from $25,000 to $40,000, plus up to $5,000 to cover costs of relocation, health and other benefits.

Deadline: January 15, 1998. Contact Ann Anagost and Tani Barlow, co-directors, Project for Critical Asian Studies, The University of Washington, Center for the Humanities, Lewis Annex II, Box 35390, Seattle, WA 98105; e-mail: critas@u.washington.edu; phone 206-616-8590. The Program in Critical Asian Studies is made possible by funding from the Rockefeller Foundation



Fellowships to encourage the academic growth of promising humanists with recent Ph.D. degrees. Fellows spend a year at Cornell teaching half-time in a department and pursuing their research. Applicants must have received the Ph.D. after September 1992, and must be citizens of the United States or Canada or hold permanent residency cards. Fields for the 1998/1999 academic year are: Asian Studies, Linguistics, Government, Art History, Philosophy, and Women's Studies. Stipend: $30,000. Deadline: January 3, 1998. For further information write: Agnes Sirrine, The Society for the Humanities, 27 East Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14853. Or call: (607) 255-9274. Due to the winter holidays, the office will be closed between December 20 and January 5; therefore, applications will be unavailable after December 18.


The Center for the Study of American Religion, Princeton University, announces the availability of fellowships for younger scholars at work on post-dissertation research projects. The program will focus on a weekly workshop involving fellows and graduate students as well as faculty members. The fellowships are to supplement leave support already secured or to fund others directly. Normally appointments will be for an academic year; semester or term membership considered. (Princeton alumni are not eligible for this program.) Applications for 1998-99 are due January 16, 1998.

Write or call 1879 Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544-1006; 609-258-5545; e-mail askline@princeton.edu.


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