Student Fellowship Center for the Humanities
Calling Class of 2013
Application Deadline: April 6, 2012
Please visit http://www.wesleyan.edu/chum and follow the Student Fellowship link for the application.
All members of the junior class are invited to apply for a semester-long Student Fellowship at the Center for the Humanities during the 2012-13 academic year. Wesleyan’s is among the first such university humanities centers established and serves to bring together Wesleyan faculty, students and visiting scholars for extended exploration of selected subjects. Our 2012-13 themes are “Temporality: Stasis, Repetition, Transformation” (Fall semester) and “Emplacing the Local” (Spring semester). Descriptions of these themes are available at the website above.
Four Student Fellowships are awarded by the Center’s Advisory Board for each semester. Student Fellows share an office at the Center and take part in Center activities. Among these events are the Center’s Monday lecture series; colloquial discussions on Tuesdays, 10:30-1:00; and occasional Center conferences. One course credit is awarded for a Student Fellow’s participation in the Center’s activities.
Applicants for a Student Fellowship must be planning to do a senior project (an honors thesis) on a topic related to a Center theme for the year. The project need not be underway at the time of the application. The themes, “Temporality: Stasis: Repetition, Transformation” and “Emplacing the Local” are broadly construed and connect with projects and problems across the disciplines. Faculty Fellows who will work at the Center during fall semester are Professors Cohen (English), Huge (Art and Environmental Studies), Rouse (Science in Society, Philosophy, and Environmental Studies), Tang (English and American Studies), and Weiss (Anthropology and American Studies). Faculty Fellows who will work at the Center during the spring semester are Professors Ahmad (Religion and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies), Croucher (Anthropology and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies), Garrett (English), Goldberg (Sociology), and Karamcheti (English and American Studies). There will also be several Visiting Research Fellows and Postdoctoral Fellows.
Applications for student fellowships are due at the Center by Friday, April 6. We will let you know of the Center Advisory Board’s decision by April 18. If you have any questions, please call the Center at extension 3044.