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Call for Proposals: Dissertation Workshop 3

University of California, Santa Barbara, September 26-27, 2008

Deadline:  Thursday, May 1, 2008

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Agenda for Workshop 3

Eligibility: Applicants must be current University of California graduate students in the humanities, fine arts, and social sciences.

Objective of the Dissertation Workshop:  The objective of the dissertation workshop is to facilitate graduate student research on the relation between subalternity and popular culture. The workshop will provide an opportunity for students to present their current dissertation research and receive critical feedback on their projects. Dissertation participants will be expected to post their research descriptions on a web-based discussion board prior to the September meeting. For students from campuses other than UCSB, the Subaltern-Popular Workshop will provide travel expenses to Santa Barbara from the participant's home campus, and accommodation at Santa Barbara. Two graduate students from among the dissertation workshop participants will be awarded research stipends of up to $2,500 each, for field research outside the United States, during the academic year 2009-10.

Faculty Moderators:

  • Prof. Adriana Johnson, UC Irvine
  • Prof. Sudipta Sen, UC Davis

About the MRG:The Subaltern-Popular Workshop, a University of California Multi-campus Research Group (MRG) invites applications for a dissertation workshop to be held at the University of California, Santa Barbara on September 26-27, 2008. The Subaltern-Popular Workshop is an inter-disciplinary forum involving faculty and graduate students from all 8 UC general campuses, and dedicated to promoting research and understanding of the subaltern -- the disenfranchised, and the popular, as subjects and modes of inquiry into culture and history. Our objective is to bring together scholars working on Asia, Africa, Ireland, Americas, and the Middle East to focus on the relation between subalternity and popular culture.  

Proposal Submission:  Proposal package must include the following items: (1) Proposal cover form, (2) Three-page (single-spaced) project proposal including a project description, research method, a statement on current stage of student's research; (3) Research schedule; (4) One-page bibliography; (5) Letter of support from the student's dissertation advisor.

Applications must be submitted electronically. The first 4 items should be sent by the applicant to: swati@arthistory.ucsb.edu. Item 5 should be sent to the same e-mail address directly by the dissertation advisor. Each application must be clearly marked "Subaltern-Popular Dissertation Workshop III".

Completed applications must be received by: Thursday, May 1, 2008.

Successful applicants will be notified by: June 20, 2008


Please direct queries regarding workshop to:

Swati Chattopadhyay

Director, The Subaltern-Popular Workshop

The Interdisciplinary Humanities Center

University of CaliforniaSanta Barbara, CA 93106


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