Call for Applications: Jews and Black Theory Workshop

Cornell Jewish Studies announces a workshop to be held in Ithaca from Monday, August 8 through Friday, August 12, 2022. The workshop is primarily aimed at the invigoration of critical Jewish studies through insights from Black theory. Workshop leaders are Gerard Aching (Cornell), Daniel Boyarin (UC Berkeley), and Jonathan Boyarin (Cornell). Scholars at the level of ABD and above, along with independent scholars, are welcome to apply. The workshop will include discussion of key texts in recent Black theory and of participants’ relevant work in progress, although presentation of such work is not a sine qua non for admission. Housing and meals will be covered, along with travel expenses up to $500.

Applications consisting of a single PDF should include a 2-page cv; a 1000-word statement of interest, including description of proposed workshop paper topic, if any; a writing sample, preferably 15-20 pages; and for graduate students and independent scholars only a concise letter of recommendation, and be submitted to jewishstudies@cornell.edu by April 20, 2022.

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