Cornell Minority Studies summer seminar deadline 1/15

The Fourth Annual Future of Minority Studies (FMS) Summer Institute
July 28 – August 8, 2008

Seminar Leaders: Beverly Guy-Sheftall (Spelman College) & Chandra Talpade Mohanty (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 localcontexts and issues.

The seminar incorporates workshops led by:
M. Jacqui Alexander, Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Toronto
Jack (John Kuo Wei) Tchen, Asian/Pacific/American Studies, New York University
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, recent Ph.D.s, and junior faculty in temporary or tenure-track positions who are working on minority issues, are invited to apply to the 2008 FMS Summer Institute. Minority scholars and those who are at HBCUs and other minority-serving institutions are especially encouraged to apply. For the 12 – 14 scholars selected to participate in the summer institute, subsidy will be available to cover room, board, and (if needed) travel costs.
Application deadline: January 15th 2008; results announced by March 7th 2008.

The 2008 FMS Summer Institute will be held at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. For more information, visit, or email Alice Cho, Coordinator, FMS Summer Institute, at

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

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