Bard Prison Initiative
Global Research Fellow, Bard Prison InitiativeEmployer Website: http://apply.interfolio.com/100135
The Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) seeks applicants for the first-ever BPI Global Research Fellow for the study of education in prison. The twelve-month Fellowship begins July 2022 and is designed to support writers researching questions of education in prison internationally and working to complete an original piece of scholarship. Preference may be given to scholars studying college-in-prison specifically.
The fellowship can be held remotely or as a scholar-in-residence on the Bard College campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. If held remotely, some travel to Annandale and New York City will be expected. The fellow will hold the title of BPI Global Research Fellow. Fellows will receive a full-time salary, benefits, access to the Bard College library and other campus resources, and a travel and research budget. This Fellowship is supported by the Open Society University Network (OSUN) at Bard College.
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Formed in 1999 to address the mass incarceration crisis, the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) defies expectations of who college is for and where it might lead. For twenty years, BPI has reimagined and redefined questions of availability, affordability, and expectations typically associated with college in America. One of the most rigorous and effective college-in-prison programs in the country, BPI is now extending its radical intervention in educational inequity outside of prison through the Bard Microcolleges and BardBac.
Roles and Responsibilities
Over the course of the fellowship, the Fellow will be expected to produce an original piece of scholarship or writing on topics related to punishment and education internationally. Research can be comparative in nature or focused on education in prison in countries other than the US. The Fellow will be responsible for organizing a virtual lecture series on related themes of incarceration, policing, punishment, and surveillance from transnational and global perspectives. Developed in collaboration with BPI’s National Engagement team, the series will be designed to engage leading scholars and thinkers in related fields. The Fellow will also be asked to present three talks, in person or virtually, on their own scholarship.
- July 2022 at the BPI Summer Residency in Annandale, NY, for an audience of national and international college-in-prison practitioners.
- Fall/Winter 2022 for BPI alumni and the BPI New York City community.
- Spring 2023 a final address summarizing new scholarship and research for an audience across Bard and OSUN networks will complete the fellowship.
The fellow should have a Ph.D. in humanities, social sciences, or related field, or a related terminal degree, such as a J.D. Applicants should have a research and/or teaching background encompassing scholarship that intersects meaningfully with global or transnational perspectives on punishment, incarceration, policing, or surveillance. Prior expertise in college-in-prison specifically is helpful but not required.
Please submit through interfolio.com at: http://apply.interfolio.com/100135
- Cover letter (describe academic background and scholarship and the field(s) you would draw from to organize a lecture series.
- Contact information for three references
- Sample of written work (i.e. dissertation chapter, article, paper)
- Research Prospectus: A research statement of two to three double-spaced pages; no bibliography necessary. Please describe/explain if this proposal builds on previous work or is a new project and plans for publication.
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