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Visiting Scholars Program
Call for Applications, Academic Year 2011-2012

The Consortium for Women and Research is pleased to announce the continuation of its Visiting Scholars Program. Each year we provide a small group of competitively selected domestic and international scholars with university affiliation, library privileges, shared office space (when possible), computer/internet access, and the opportunity to participate in the Consortium’s events.

The Visiting Scholars Program is open to tenured and untenured faculty, post-doctoral and independent scholars, and to community activists who are conducting research on women and/or gender-related issues. Women and men enrolling in the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Gender and Global Issues are also eligible to apply. We are especially interested in scholars who work on gender and poverty, but this is not a requirement for consideration.

The period of residency is flexible; it maybe a full academic year or a shorter period of time -- month or a quarter, for example. Scholars provide their own financial support during their residency. International scholars must pay for all J-1 visa application fees in their home countries. Please see the Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS) website.

Applications for 2011-2012 will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and notification given to the candidate within one month of receipt. An application to the Visiting Scholar Program consists of:

  1. A letter of intent of 2-3 pages, which describes the proposed research project. Include specific objectives, methodology, timetable, library or other resources required, and proposed end product.
  2. A curriculum vitae, including current organizational or institutional affiliation, if any.
  3. A letter of recommendation from a colleague familiar with your work.

Send three (3) complete copies of your application to:

Visiting Scholars Program
Consortium for Women and Research
154 Kerr Hall
University of California, Davis
One Shields Ave.
Davis, CA. 95616

QUESTIONS? Email Beverly Babcock: bababcock@ucdavis.edu

Current and Past Visiting Scholars


Dimitri Pinheiro da Silva, is an advanced graduate student at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Dimitri is a sociologist who specializes in the study of gender and media in the context of Brazilian television. He has two &sandwich doctorate” fellowships from the Brazilian government to support his studies (funded by “FAPESP” - Improvement Research Foundation of São Paulo).(September-May 2013

Anitha Kurup, Associate Professor of Social Science, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bangalore India. Dr. Kurup studies the personal, institutional, and societal-level barriers facing women pursuing research careers in science and engineering in India and the US. (September-May 2012)

Traci Schlesinger, Professor, DePaul University. Studies gender and race based disparities in the US prison system. (September 2009-June 2010)

Sunjoo Kang. Dr. Kang is a professor at the Kyeongin National University of Education in Korea. She is working to revise history curricula and textbooks in Korean schools to better reflect the contributions and concerns of women across differences of class, race, ethnicity, and nationality. (September 2008-June 2009; residency sponsored in conjunction with the UC Davis History Project)

Young-Hye Kim. Ms Kim is a Research Fellow from the Korean Women's Development Institute. The KWDI is a policy research institute under the Prime Minister's office in South Korea. It provides data for policy making by the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family. (January 2007-December 2007)

Agnieszka Zajaczkowska. Ms Zajaczkowska is a lawyer from Poland working on international women's rights. During her residency she participated in the Gender and Global Issues Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in order to deepen her understanding of gender studies and feminist theory. Her project in this program focused on domestic violence. She is the first feminist lawyer from her city of Lublin . (Winter quarter 2007)

Erica Wilson. Dr. Wilson is Lecturer in the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Southern Cross University, Australia. She works on gender and tourism. (April, 2007)

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