RaceB4Race Mentorship Network


RaceB4Race Mentorship Network

Building the field of premodern critical race studies will depend on new ideas and new practitioners. RaceB4Race is pleased to offer a dynamic mentorship network, connecting established career scholars with early career scholars. The network offers new scholars support as they develop the research that will drive the academic conversation forward. The RaceB4Race Mentorship Network is designed to be cross-institutional, pairing mentors with mentees from all over the world.

Fifteen mentors–mid-career and senior scholars of premodern critical race studies–will be matched with 2-3 mentees for quarterly virtual meetings over two semesters to discuss career development, work-life balance, writing, publishing, and cutting-edge research happening within the field of premodern critical race studies. In the fall all mentors and mentees will participate in a semester-long virtual reading/research group, meeting monthly to connect participants with a larger network of premodern critical race scholars.

The mentorship network and reading/research group are part of the fully virtual RaceB4Race Mentorship Network, a Mellon-funded initiative based at Rutgers University-Newark and directed by Professor Patricia Akhimie.  

 

Details

  • The Mentorship Network runs from August through May each year. 
  • The accompanying reading/research group runs from August to December.
  • All participation in the mentorship network and reading/research group will be virtual via Zoom. 
  • Early-career scholars, mid-career scholars, and graduate students seeking a PhD in a premodern field who have achieved candidacy are invited to apply. 
     

How to apply

Please submit a CV, and a brief letter describing your current research and what kinds of support you seek from a mentor and from the larger mentorship network. Applications are due by June 15, 2022.

Please feel free to contact Patricia Akhimie (patricia.akhimie@rutgers.edu) with any questions. 
 

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Meet the mentors

King's College London
University of California, Irvine
University of Toronto
Andrews University
Rutgers University-Newark
Temple University
King's College London
Brandeis University
Princeton University
University of California, Berkeley
Independent scholar
Princeton University
University of Chicago
Florida Atlantic University
Arizona State University