Saturday, August 11, 2007

Lillian Robinson Scholars Program offers fellowships in feminist studies

The Lillian Robinson Scholars Program has just been established to provide funding to bring outstanding feminist scholars to the Simone de Beauvoir Institute at Concordia University, Montreal.

Deadline: August 31, 2007

There are fellowships for both junior and senior scholars, for short-term residencies. Applicants for residencies under the Lillian Robinson Scholars program must be pursuing scholarship with a feminist orientation, although applications are accepted for work in any field(s) of inquiry. Applicants must have PhDs in hand, but need not be employed academics. Scholars have access during their residency to office space, a computer, the Institute Reading Room, and the University Libraries, plus the Institute’s community of feminist intellectuals and activists. They are expected to take an active role in Institute life, and to present their work in a public forum while in residence. Please note that priority will be given to scholars for residencies during the regular academic year (September – April).

The program is designed to be a living testimony to the legacy of Lillian Robinson(1941-2006), a leader in the field of women's studies and feminist cultural studies, who also worked extensively on issues of multiculturalism and the literary canon. Principal of the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, the women's studies program at Concordia University, Montreal, she also taught at institutions such as the University of Paris, MIT, the University of Hawai'i, and the University of Texas. Her six academic books include In the Canon's Mouth: Dispatches from the Culture Wars (1997), Night Market: Sexual Cultures and the Thai Economic Miracle (1998), and Wonder Women (2004).

More information and details about how to apply are here.