Jackman Humanities Institute Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities, 2017-2019

Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto
Deadline: November 15, 2016

The Jackman Humanities Institute at the University of Toronto seeks 4 Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows for a two-year appointment 2017-2019 with research relevant to the 2017-18 theme:

Indelible Violence: Shame, Reconciliation, and the Work of Apology

Performances of reconciliation and apology attempt to erase violence that is arguably indelible. What ideological and therapeutic work does reconciliation do, under whose authority, for whose benefit, and with what limits? What would it mean to acknowledge the role of shame? How might the work of truth and reconciliation commissions be compared to other ways of shifting relations from violence and violation to co-existence? How does the work of apology stabilize social identities, conditions, and relations and how do indelible traces of violence work for and against those conditions, identities and relations?

Fellowships begin 1 July 2017. 

Eligibility: Ph.D. completed between 1 July 2014 and 1 May 2017.

Apply at https://humanities.utoronto.ca/funding/id=58 by 15 November 2016.

  1. userID registration
  2. online application form (click Funding, select Postdoctoral Fellowships)
  3. Uploads:
    1. letter of application (outline your research at doctoral level and plans for the fellowship, emphasizing relevance to the annual theme)
    2. curriculum vitae
    3. statement of teaching and research interests (outline what you would like to teach; show how your research can play out in the classroom)
    4. writing sample (normally a completed chapter or published article of about 30 pages)
  4. Names and emails of 3 references

Apply here: https://www.humanities.utoronto.ca/funding/id=6124

Electronic applications submitted online only (no paper, faxes, or email submissions).  


Contact: Robert Gibbs, Director of the Jackman Humanities Institute, (416)-978-7415.