Brown University — Joint Fellowship, Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice and John Carter Brown Library

The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice at Brown University (CSSJ) and the John Carter Brown Library (JCB) invite applications for a postdoctoral fellowship focused on any area / theme of historical scholarship around African racial slavery, and/ or Indigenous dispossession and slavery. The fellowship is also open to scholars working on the relationships between African slavery and Indigenous slavery and dispossession as well as related issues of freedom and sovereignty. Combining the mission and resources of the CSSJ and the JCB, we expect to support a single fellow doing advanced research for a year in residence beginning July 2022. The CSSJ-JCB postdoctoral fellowship is expected to be offered annually in recognition of our collective commitment to advance scholarship in critical areas.  Applications representing a wide range of disciplinary perspectives are welcome.

The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice is a scholarly research center with a public humanities mission. Recognizing that racial and chattel slavery were central to the historical formation of the Americas and the modern world, the CSSJ creates a space for the interdisciplinary study of the historical forms of slavery while also examining how these legacies shape our contemporary world.

The John Carter Brown Library is an independent research library focused on the early Americas located on the campus of Brown University.  The JCB’s collection of more than 50,000 rare books, maps and manuscripts encompasses more than two hundred languages and spans over three centuries of early American history.  With collections that focus on European colonialism the JCB is particularly well suited for research in African and Indigenous slavery, freedom, and sovereignty.

Applicants must have completed doctoral work by the time of application and should expect to submit a letter of application explaining how the combined resources of the CSSJ and the JCB would provide particular and distinctive support to the applicants’ research.  Fellows will be asked to participate in the intellectual community at Brown, in and through the CSSJ and the JCB, to include an opportunity to share their research at a jointly sponsored event.

Applications received by March 4, 2022 will receive full consideration.

Application Instructions
Applicants should apply online via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/100709

Please include a cover letter, current CV, a writing sample, and three letters of reference.

Search opens January 12, 2022. Applications received by March 4, 2022 will receive full consideration.

Qualifications
Applicants must have completed doctoral work by the time of application and should expect to submit a letter of application explaining how the combined resources of the CSSJ and the JCB would provide particular and distinctive support to the applicants’ research.  Fellows will be asked to participate in the intellectual community at Brown, in and through the CSSJ and the JCB, to include an opportunity to share their research at a jointly sponsored event.

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