Postdoc Fellowship: Reproductive Politics in the Americas

Hampshire College invites applications for a three-year postdoctoral fellowship in Comparative Reproductive Politics of the Americas.  This Mellon-funded position is one of five to be filled in 2012-13 in cooperation with the Five College Consortium (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, Smith colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst).  Hampshire College encourages inter-disciplinary teaching and research.  While in residence at Hampshire, the Fellow will participate fully in one of the nation’s most vibrant academic collaborations, including the Five College Reproductive Politics Group comprised of faculty and graduate students working in global reproductive politics, and the annual conference for students and community activists, From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom.  There is related support from colleagues and library and research facilities at all five campuses, each located within a twenty-minute drive of the others.  Over three years the Fellow will teach six courses, two at Hampshire College, two at Mount Holyoke College, and two at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  The Fellow will be provided research and teaching mentors on each campus in coordination with Hampshire College which will host the fellowship.

The candidate should have expertise in comparative reproductive politics in the western hemisphere, including the countries of the Americas, with a particular interest in political and juridical aspects of reproductive and sexual rights movements.  Applicants should have research and teaching interests in one or more of the following themes:  transnational social movements that seek to achieve as well as to contest sexual and reproductive rights; factors that facilitate or impede policy reform, legislative action, and grassroots social movements; comparative methodologies; the relationship of political parties and NGOs to reproductive and sexual rights movements; and new forms of social activism that emerge in the wake of civil war and military dictatorship.

The successful candidate must have completed all requirements for a PhD before assuming the fellowship.

Position begins fall 2012.  Review of applications begins March 16, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.  Hampshire College is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.  We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit program, including support for research.  Applicants should send a letter of interest, CV, writing sample, and two letters of reference to via our website at

Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity in education and employment

What do you think?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.