RaceB4Race strategic data collection
Curricula development needs assessment
With support from the Mellon Foundation, the RaceB4Race: Sustaining, Building, Innovating project aims to expand premodern critical race studies by focusing on curricular development, field diversification, academic mentorship and making the humanities relevant and accessible to public audiences.
A major initiative of the Mellon-funded project is to create curricular materials that would enhance premodern studies courses. To determine the need for and focus of these materials, ACMRS collected information from scholars who teach courses in premodern studies. The results of this survey and all other data collected during the RaceB4Race: Sustaining, Building, Innovating project is freely available here. We hope this information will help other programs, educators, and researchers develop resources that support a different, more inclusive, future for premodern studies.
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2023 First Book Institute Evaluation
There is a glaring need to support early career premodern critical race scholars through the process of publishing their first book, a critical juncture in an academic career. Premodern critical race studies remains under-acknowledged and underrepresented in scholarly publishing. In order to ensure that this vital scholarship is made available, the RaceB4Race First Book Institute will provide early career scholars with the opportunity to focus on their monograph project with a group of invested scholars and an expert institute leader.
The 2023 First Book Institute, organized by Patricia Akhimie and led by Jonathan Hsy and Cord J. Whitaker, welcomed twelve scholars to a semester-long working group. This report is an evaluation from the participants regarding their experience in the institute.
2023 Second Book Institute Evaluation
While some supports exist for early career scholars, far fewer support structures are available for mid-career scholars, and almost none that directly advance the work of mid-career scholars of premodern critical race studies. Because this crucial field of knowledge is still under-acknowledged and under-represented on publishers' lists, in bookstores, libraries, and syllabi, there is a pressing need to support mid-career premodern critical race scholars in writing their second books and getting them into print. To further this goal, the RaceB4Race Second Book Institute provides mid-career scholars with the opportunity to focus on their second monograph with a group of invested fellow scholars and an expert institute leader.
The 2023 First Book Institute, organized by Patricia Akhimie and led by Jean E. Howard, welcomed twelve scholars to a semester-long working group.This report is an evaluation from the participants regarding their experience in the institute.
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As a part of the Mellon Foundation funded RaceB4Race: Sustaining, Building, Innovating project, ACMRS is collecting data on various aspects of the grant activities. This data will be openly accessible as reports are made available.