Graduate Fellows in Social Justice and Community Engagement
This is a nine-month fellowship from November - August. Key responsibilities include:
- co-teach/support fellowship courses,
- lead bi-weekly cohort meetings,
- maintain and build relationships with community organizations.
Our approach to teaching and mentorship is described well by Paulo Freire’s statement in Pedagogy of the Oppressed, “For apart from inquiry, apart from the praxis, individuals cannot be truly human. Knowledge emerges only through invention and re-invention, through the restless, impatient, continuing, hopeful inquiry human beings pursue in the world, with the world, and with each other.” Within our teaching and mentorship, we work to create spaces of learning that are dialogical, self-reflexive and student driven that grapple with some of the leading and difficult questions facing us today. Our goal is for our students to leave with an intersectional and multidimensional understanding of the human experience and its relationship to power and oppression. It is important students in our programs come out with a stronger sense of self and how in turn they can apply the material we discuss in the classroom to engage in community focused driven work that is grounded in social justice and aims to transform and liberate.
With this vision in mind, each fellow will be responsible for one of our flagship fellowship programs.
The Undergraduate Program in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity is offering two fellowships for graduate students interested in social justice, mentorship, teaching and community engagement.