Postdoc Fellowship on Socialism/Post-Socialism, USA

Deadline: 7 December 2012
Open to: candidates possessing a PhD and working in the fields of socialism and post-Socialism.
Fellowship: stipend is $50,000, plus a supplement for health insurance


Pembroke Center at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island (USA) is pleased to announce Postdoctoral Fellowships for International Students in fields of socialism and post-Socialism. Fellows are required to participate weekly in the Pembroke Seminar, teach one undergraduate course, and pursue individual research.

The year 2014 will mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and socialism’s collapse in Europe. Historians, anthropologists, political scientists, literary and gender scholars all see the socialist era through different theoretical and methodological lenses, but all share a temporal framework that defines their questions and methods: before and after 1989. Social scientists will help the seminar develop topics on socialist transitions, public health, gender relations, distribution patterns, and ethnic identity.

The term of appointment is July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014. The stipend is $50,000, plus a supplement for health insurance is provided to the applicant.


Participation of humanities scholars from history, science studies, literature, music, film and the creative arts on issues such as historical memory, communism and science, commemorations of socialism, and nostalgia are encouraged to participate. For the Pembroke Center’s international post-doctoral fellowship competition, scholars interested in socialism and post-socialism in different parts of the world and in feminist theory and Marxist theory are also encouraged to apply.

Candidates are selected on the basis of their scholarly potential and the relevance of their work to the research theme. Recipients must have a PhD and may not hold a tenured position.Fellowships are awarded to postdoctoral scholars who received their PhD degrees from institutions other than Brown University.

The Center strongly encourages underrepresented minority and international scholars to apply.


The deadline for applications is 7 December 2012. Applications may be submitted at the WEBSITE HERESelections will be announced in March.

Complete applications must include-

  • Completed application form (download form HERE)
  • Five page research project proposal with representative bibliography
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three recommendation letters
  • Course proposal with a sample reading list: The course should be designed as an undergraduate seminar, meeting once or twice a week. The topic need not intersect with the seminar theme. It should be related to your own discipline and training. It would be listed in Gender and Sexuality Studies and should involve in some way questions of gender and/or sexuality, though those need not be the primary focus.

Questions should be directed to or by phone at (+1) 401-863-2643.

See the original website HERE for more information about the program and current fellows.

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