Call For Applications

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The Beatrice Bain Research Group at the University of California, Berkeley, has issued this Call For Applications.

          The BEATRICE BAIN RESEARCH GROUP (BBRG) is the University of California, Berkeley’s critical feminist research center, established in 1986 to support and coordinate feminist scholarship across disciplines. The BBRG is particularly interested in enabling research on gender in its intersections with sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, nation, religion, postcoloniality, globalization and transnational feminisms.


          Among its programs and activities, the BBRG has a Scholars In Residence Program. Under the auspices of this Program, each year the BBRG hosts a new group of approximately fifteen competitively selected scholars from the U.S. and abroad for a period of one academic year. (For periods of a few weeks to one semester, please see the BBRG’s Affiliated Scholars Program   ).

          The BBRG Scholars In Residence Program is open to senior and junior faculty (tenured and untenured), visiting scholars, postdoctoral scholars

          and independent scholars, from any country, whose work is centrally on gender and women. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. at least one year prior to the projected beginning of their residency at BBRG.

          The BBRG provides its Scholars In Residence with the following: visiting scholar status at University of California, Berkeley; access to University of California, Berkeley libraries and library privileges; a library orientation session customized for the purposes of the Scholar In Residence’s research; the possibility of University of California, Berkeley student research assistants; shared office space; shared computer and internet access; a BBRG Scholars Writing/Reading Group which meets bi-monthly; and a forum for BBRG Scholars In Residence to present their scholarly or creative work to the Berkeley campus community and the public.

          Scholars are expected to be in residence from September 1, 2010 to May 15, 2011, but are also welcome to remain in residence throughout the summer of 2011 if they wish. From September 1, 2010 to May 15, 2011, scholars are expected to attend the bi-monthly BBRG Scholars Writing/Reading Group meetings and other BBRG events.

          The BBRG is non-stipendiary, and thus Scholars in Residence provide their own financial support during the residency. There is a $200 affiliation fee which scholars accepted to the BBRG Scholars In Residence Program must pay to the Visiting Scholar Office at University of California, Berkeley. In addition, non-U.S. scholars must pay for all J-1 visa application fees both at University of California, Berkeley and in their home countries. These fees can exceed $600 and are non-refundable. It will take 2-3 months to process your visa documents. Please plan accordingly. Also note that all visiting scholars must show proof of funding of at least $1600 for each month of their stay.



          Three copies of the materials listed below are due on March 15, 2010. Please submit all materials in English (with the possible exception of supporting materials and reference letters for international scholars, see below). Unfortunately, late or incomplete applications can not be considered. Please send all materials to the following address:

          Professor Paola Bacchetta, BBRG Director

          Applications/ BBRG Scholars In Residence Program

          Beatrice Bain Research Group

          616 Barrows Hall

          University of California

          Berkeley, CA 94720-2050

 For more information  see here.

Christine Corcos

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