Northeastern University WGSS Visiting Scholars, AY 2019-2020

Visiting Scholars Program
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program
Northeastern University

Call for Applications, Academic Year 2019-2020
(Deadline: April 1, 2019


The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) program at Northeastern University hosts a group of 1-3 competitively selected scholars from the U.S. and abroad for a period of one academic year. The program is open to scholars of all disciplines and ranks who have obtained their terminal degree and who would enjoy working in an interdisciplinary environment that encourages critical feminist exploration addressing intersections of gender, sexuality, race, class, nation, religion, and a wide range of social justice issues. The WGSS program at Northeastern University (www.northeastern.edu/wgss) has a vibrant feminist community, an active undergraduate minor, and an established graduate certificate program. We collaborate closely with the Consortium for Graduate Studies in Gender, Culture, Women, and Sexuality (GCWS), a group of nine area institutions of higher education. Northeastern and the WGSS program are the editorial home of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society (http://www.signsjournal.org).

Visiting scholars provide their own financial support during the residency, though the program may be able to support modest research expenses. Scholars will have access to the Northeastern University library, shared workspace, email privileges, and are invited to participate in all program events as well as collaborate with colleagues through research clusters, reading groups, a feminist writing collective, and affiliated seminars. We connect each scholar with a faculty liaison during their time on campus to help integrate them into the feminist community on campus and in Boston. Scholars are expected to give a public presentation to the Northeastern campus community and the public on their ongoing works-in-progress during their residency and help with the one-day feminist symposium in Spring 2020. The proposed symposium topic is “Digital Feminisms” and we especially welcome applications from potential visiting scholars who would like to participate. Expertise and background in digital humanities, hashtag activism, feminist social media, etc. are not required, though they are welcomed. Scholars are expected to be in residence from September 2019 to May 2020, but are welcome to remain in residence throughout the summer of 2020. 

Applications should include current curriculum vitae, a 1-2 page letter describing the research activities the scholar will conduct during the residency, and 2 letters of reference. We may, as the process develops, request writing samples. The deadline for applications is April 1, 2019. Late or incomplete applications cannot be considered.

Send all materials by email attachment to:

Ms. Kiki Samko, Program Coordinator
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program

If email is not convenient, the materials may be sent via postal mail to:

Ms. Kiki Samko
Northeastern University WGSS
360 Huntington Ave., 263 Holmes Hall
Boston, MA 02115

Position Details

Employer: Northeastern University
Start Date: 09/01/2019
End Date: 05/31/2020
Apply By: 04/01/2019