The 2006 Future of Minority Studies Summer Institute will
be held at Stanford University from July 24 to August
4, 2006 and is entitled "Theory from the Periphery:
Minority Struggles for Social Justice."
Barbara and Carlisle Moore Distinguished Visiting Professor,
University of Oregon and Associate Professor of English,
Paula M. L. Moya
Associate Professor and Vice-Chair of English, Stanford
This intensive two-week seminar will be organized around
several research questions, all of which relate to the
necessary mediation between the “local” and
the “global,” and to the role of identity
in that mediation. Wewill be concerned with analyzing,
evaluating, and producing theory from the perspective
of minorities struggling for social justice. Some of the
questions we will ask include: How can theorists both
develop theory praxically and extrapolate it to larger
contexts? How do we move from individual experiences to
larger social meanings? How might we analyze broader social
movements while attending to individual subjectivities?
How do our social contexts affect our personal choices?
The readings for the course will be drawn from the disciplines
of sociology, philosophy, literary theory, and psychology,
and will feature such thinkers as Linda Martín
Alcoff, Daniel Little, María Lugones, Walter Mignolo,
Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Satya Mohanty, Anibal Quijano,
Tobin Siebers, Julia Sudbury, Rosemarie Garland Thomson,
and Alison Wylie.
The seminar will incorporate several workshops, including
one taught by the poet, essayist, and activist Minnie
Bruce Pratt (Syracuse University), and another jointly
led by the social psychologists Hazel Markus, Dorothy
Steele, and Claude Steele (all from Stanford University).
Seminar members will participate in the two-day colloquium
organized by the Future of Minority Studies Research Project
on July 28-29.
Doctoral students who have completed at least two years
of their Ph.D. work and junior faculty in temporary or
tenure-track positions who are working on minority issues.
Minority scholars and those who are at HBCUs and other
minority-serving institutions are especially encouraged
to apply. For the twelve scholars selected to participate
in the summer institute, subsidy will be available to
cover room, board, and (if needed) travel costs. FMS does
not charge tuition or fees.
Application deadline: December 20, 2005.
For more information visit www.fmsproject.cornell.edu
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The FMS Summer Institute is funded by a grant from The
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation