October 09, 2012
Postdoctoral Fellowships: Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University
Deadline: January 8, 2013
The Davis Center is pleased to announce the theme for its 2013-2014 Fellows Program. The Fellows Program brings together scholars at early and later stages in their careers to consider a common theme spanning the social sciences and humanities. The program is coordinated by faculty from across Harvard University whose research interests include aspects of the selected theme. In 2013-2014, the Fellows Program will be coordinated by Professors Terry Martin (History) and Stephanie Sandler (Slavic Languages and Literatures).
The theme for 2013-2014 is “Subjectivities and Identities in Eurasia.” Imagining a personal, ethnic, religious, sexual, or national identity may be no simple matter in any culture, but for the people of Russia and Eurasia this always has been a fraught process. The very question of subjectivity has been self-consciously scrutinized and as readily rejected as embraced. The Fellows Program will examine a range of theoretical approaches and case studies, with an eye to gaining a greater understanding of where the work of constructing identity happens (in domestic, public, textual, and virtual spaces) and what factors constrain, promote, and shape that work.
The Davis Center invites scholars whose work considers subjectivities and identities, their formation and structure, their emphases on uniqueness and on replication. In addition to pursuing their own research, Fellows will participate in a regular interdisciplinary seminar series with sponsoring faculty and advanced graduate students. Papers will be presented by the Fellows, Harvard faculty, and invited outside speakers. For more detailed information on the Fellows Program, and opportunities to apply for regional, postdoctoral, and senior fellowships, please visit the Davis Center web site, http://daviscenter.fas.harvard.edu.
Note that scholars whose work does not address the annual theme may still apply for fellowships at the Davis Center; their applications will receive full consideration.
Posted by sarayu at October 9, 2012 10:30 AM