The Program in Women’s Studies at Duke University are offering travel awards of up to $1,000 to international PhD or post-doctoral scholars outside the United States to attend the Feminist Theory Workshop, March 4-5, 2016 in Durham, North Carolina. Please print and post the following call for applications (printable version attached) in your department and forward this e-mail to eligible post-graduate or post-doctoral scholars. Applicants must be non-US citizens and reside outside the United States. Previous recipients of the FTW International Travel Award are ineligible to apply.
Feminist Theory Workshop :
The Feminist Theory Workshop (FTW), now in its tenth year, offers a unique opportunity for scholars to engage in sustained dialogue about feminist theory as a scholarly domain of inquiry. The “workshop” approach of this conference requires active participation of both presenters and attendees. The FTW consists of seminars led by visiting scholars, keynote lectures, and roundtable discussions. This year’s keynote speakers for 2016 are Sonia E. Alvarez, Professor of Political Science and Director of Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst ; Evelyn M. Hammonds, Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of History of Science and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard ; Ranjana Khanna, Professor of English and Literature and former Margaret Smith Taylor Director of Women’s Studies, Duke University, and Griselda Pollock, Professor if Social and Critical Histories of Art and Director of Research in the School of Fine Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds, in addition to special guests who will serve on the closing roundtable.
FTW International Travel Award :
The FTW hosts participants from institutions all over the globe, as these diverse voices continue to be crucial to the workshop’s drive to understand feminist theory across both disciplinary and national boundaries. We are offering at least five awards of up to $1,000 to enable the participation of post-graduate and post-doctoral emerging scholars from outside the United States. The awards are to fund the travel expenses of scholars coming from institutions outside the US to attend the workshop. NO payment of any funds will be made to any individual. Women’s Studies will make direct payments for the approved travel expenses. The FTW provides some meals at the conference for participants, and there are NO registration fees to attend. Attendees are responsible for their own lodging and additional transportation arrangements.
Please also note that all recipients of this travel award will be required to submit a brief written report as well as a video report of their experiences at the workshop either before or shortly after they return home. If selected, complete details will be provided in your award letter.
Applications are due no later than Sunday, November 15, 2015, EST 12am, midnight.
Please complete the application and submit electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include your Curriculum Vita with your application.
A FTW committee will make its selections and notify scholars via email in late December.
You can learn more about past FTWs at : http://womenstudies.duke.edu/news/feminist-theory-workshops.