Appointment as a Visiting Scholar in the Center is for a one-year term – usually from July 1 to June 30 – and includes borrowing privileges with Fondren Library. The appointment does not include office space or other financial and material support. Visiting Scholars are expected to participate fully in the Center’s intellectual life. Opportunities to do so include attending public lectures such as the Gray/Wawro, Graduate Colloquia, and Martel series as well as invitation-only gatherings like the Feminist Research Group and the Feminist Theory Reading Group. Other opportunities include collaborating with faculty on research projects and mentoring students. Visiting Scholars will also have opportunities to present on their research in progress. Successful applicants may apply for their appointment to be renewed.
New and renewal applications are due May 1 of each year and should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Visiting Scholar Application.” For new applications, please include a current CV and a cover letter describing your current research agenda, plans for the proposed term as a Visiting Scholar, and plans for participation in the activities of the Center. Renewal applications should also include an updated CV and a summary of achievements and Center-related activities during the term of the previous appointment.