William S. Vaughn 2016/17 Visiting Fellowship: "Working for Equality and Justice"
The Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities will host a year-long interdisciplinary seminar on the theme "Working for Equality and Justice: Theorizing from and with Lived Resistance to Economic Inequality and Injustice" during the 2016/2017 academic year.
The seminar will turn to the humanities for the study of inequality and injustice in two ways. First, we will consider how scholarship in the humanities can be informed by the experiences of those people who are living with the inequalities and injustices we are exploring. Secondly, we will look to humanistic scholarship to tell us how to do this work well .
We invite applications for the William S. Vaughn Visiting Fellowship from scholars in all disciplines whose lively presence will help to focus our work and stimulate discussions. We anticipate that the successful applicant will have completed the terminal degree in her/his field at the time of application and will have a record of scholarly publications. The seminar meets weekly and will allow the Visiting Fellow ample time to pursue a major research project. The combined interests of the Visiting Fellow and the Vanderbilt Faculty Fellows will determine the form and content of seminar discussions.
The Visiting Fellow is provided with a spacious office within the Warren Center's own building. The fellowship pays a stipend of up to $50,000 and provides $2000 in moving expenses.