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Sawyer Seminar Postdoctoral Fellowship 2016-2017: New Scholarship on the Affects

Sawyer Seminar Postdoctoral Fellowship 2016-2017: New Scholarship on the Affects

Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Emory University

Emory University invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship during Academic Year 2016-17.  The postdoctoral fellow will take a leading role in the project entitled New Scholarship on the Affects, a Sawyer Seminar in the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation ( The fellow will be affiliated with the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and will actively participate in the seminar and other events.  Teaching may be an option during the fellowship year but it is not a requirement of the position.

The postdoctoral fellow may come from any discipline in the humanities or interpretive social sciences. We especially welcome work that is interdisciplinary in its orientation to theorizing affect/emotion and that is able to speak to multiple traditions/methods of studying affectivity.  Research specifically in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is not required, but training in critical scholarship on gender and/or sexuality will be an advantage. The applicant must have received his or her PhD before August 1 2016 and not hold a tenured position.  The stipend for the postdoctoral fellowship is $47,000 plus benefits.  

Interested candidates should submit to the following materials: (i) a cover letter outlining their research and its relation to the study of affect/emotion (ii) a curriculum vitae (iii) a list of the names and contact details of three referees.  All materials should be sent as a single PDF document.  Writing samples and letters will be called at a later date.  Applications are due February 12 2016.


Inquiries can be made to the Principle Investigator: Professor Elizabeth Wilson, Chair, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, 550 Asbury Circle, Atlanta GA 30322 or Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veteran employer. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.




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Date posted

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

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