About this Call for Writers

The Center for the Humanities Mellon Digital Fellow Jaime Shearn Coan and JACK are seeking collaborators to develop written work in response to Reparation365 experiences and/or to deepen our discussions and knowledge about the topic of reparations by writing about the topic from a particular angle. We are collaborating with (dance)writer and Mellon Digital Publics Fellow Jaime Shearn Coan as part of his project, Building Racial Equity and Expanding Community Engagement in NYC Dance and Performance Networks, to provide editorial and publishing support for three writers.

Writers will be provided with a complimentary ticket for an event if applicable and a stipend of $100, payable upon submission of a written piece. No experience necessary, and a variety of approaches are welcome. Please write to us at peoplesthinktank.co@gmail.com and let us know a little about you and your interest in this writing collaboration. We look forward to hearing from you!

Jaime Shearn Coan is a writer and PhD Candidate in English at The Graduate Center, CUNY, where he is working on a dissertation about queer performance practices, particularly in POC and multigender spaces, that emerged out the embodied experiences of encountering the onset of the AIDS epidemic in New York City. He currently serves as a Mellon Digital Publics Fellow at The Center for the Humanities, where he is honored to partner with JACK and the CUNY Dance Initiative. Jaime is a Contributing Editor at the Movement Research Performance Journal, and his writings on performance have appeared in publications including: TDR: The Drama Review, Critical Correspondence, Drain Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, and Women & Performance. Jaime served as the 2015-2016 Danspace Project Curatorial Fellow, and co-edited the 2016 Platform catalogue: Lost and Found: Dance, New York, HIV/AIDS, Then and Now.

Co-sponsored by JACK; and the Building Racial Equity and Expanding Community Engagement in NYC Dance and Performance Networks research group from the Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research.

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