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About this information session

Please join us for this information session (which will focus on GC doctoral student fellowships) to learn how to get involved and apply for the upcoming 2020-2022 iteration of the Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research, generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This Seminar will support senior and community college faculty across CUNY campuses, as well as student fellows pursuing doctoral degrees at the Graduate Center, in the creation and production of innovative public humanities projects and pedagogy in collaboration with community partners across New York City.

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In this session we will focus on the GC Doctoral Student Fellowships and outline eligibility and application instructions and offer an overarching framework of the goals, values, and organizational structure of this expansive public humanities initiative. We will also answer any questions you may have about the seminar or applying.

The Seminar will support 3 Teaching Fellows, 3 Digital Publics Fellows and 1 Provost’s Fellow in the Public Humanities to expand public humanities practices at CUNY and beyond. Read more about the guiding questions and values of the seminar, and the research themes for this third iteration here.

This initiative brings together a cross-disciplinary cohort of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students; visual, performing, and new media artists; community organizers and cultural practitioners from around the city to expand the ways in which scholarly research, art creation, and activism can work in tandem to connect people and causes across academic and non-academic sectors. The cohort will develop multifaceted, public-facing projects that offer new ways of understanding and solving urgent social issues.

“The Center for the Humanities Teaching Fellowship provided me with the opportunity to infuse professional development into my pedagogy and course curriculum. This experience was truly transformative, forever shaping my approach to teaching and mentoring students." —Karen Okigbo Teaching Fellow, PhD candidate in the Sociology program at the CUNY Graduate Center