Harvard U: Postdocs in Migration and the Humanities (USA)

PostdocsPostdoctoral Fellowships in connection with the Center’s Andrew W. Mellon Foundation seminar on the topic of migration and the humanities for 2021-22, Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA. Deadline: November 6, 2020.

Migration plays as critical a role in the moral imagination of the humanities as it does in shaping the activist vision of humanitarianism and human rights. Too often, the humanities are summoned merely as witnesses whose primary aesthetic and moral values lie in their illustrative powers of empathy and evocation. Yet the intellectual formation of the humanities—their very conception of the nature of meaning, knowledge, and morals—is deeply resonant with the displacement of values and the revision of norms that shape narratives of migrant lives.

MHC welcomes applications from scholars in all fields whose work innovatively engages with migration and the humanities. In addition to pursuing their own research projects, fellows will be core participants in the bi-weekly seminar meetings for both academic terms of the fellowship. Other participants will include faculty and graduate students from Harvard and other universities in the region, and occasional visiting speakers.


Radcliffe Fellowships (USA)

FellowshipsRadcliffe Fellowships 2021-22, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Deadline: for humanities, social sciences, and creative arts, September 10, 2020; for science, engineering, and mathematics, October 1, 2020.

The Radcliffe Fellowship Program awards 50 fellowships each academic year. Applicants may apply as individuals or in a group of two to three people working on the same project. The goal is diversity along many dimensions, including discipline, career stage, race and ethnicity, country of origin, gender and sexual orientation, and ideological perspective. Although fellows come from many different backgrounds, they are united by their demonstrated excellence, collegiality, and creativity.

Radcliffe supports engaged scholarship. . .innovative work that confronts pressing social and policy issues and seeking to engage audiences beyond academia. The Institute’s focus areas include:

* Law, education, and justice
* Youth leadership and civic engagement
* Legacies of slavery

Reflecting Radcliffe’s unique history and institutional legacy, proposals that focus on women, gender, and society or draw on the Schlesinger Library’s rich collections are welcomed.