2013 Annual Research Colloquium
Spend the month of July in New York working on a research or writing project related to one of the themes outlined below, with access to libraries and research facilities at Columbia University, Union, Auburn, and Jewish Theological Seminaries.
Application deadline is March 1, 2013.
The 2013 CrossCurrents Research Colloquium, in partnership with Auburn Theological Seminary, will explore several themes. Applications from scholars, theologians, activists and artists focusing on one or more of these topics will be accepted:
A. LGBT Theology:
Projects that emphasize translating theology for wider audiences; and possibly
focusing on international dimensions will be welcomed.
B. Moral Economy /
Religious critique of Economic Theory: What is a “moral economy”? Can
religious thought interface or dialogue with economic theory? How should
religious communities have an impact on economic life?
How does intersectionality theory contribute, if it
does, to human thriving, allowing people to move beyond barriers of race,
class, gender or sexual orientation? Projects that draw upon or critique the
theory of intersectionality will be welcomed as well
as those that use the theory in suggestive and groundbreaking ways.
D. Wildcard: applicants may apply for a topic of their own interest.
The Colloquium will bring together fellows (scholars of religion, sociologists, clergy, activists and others) who have worked on these questions and offer them an opportunity for in-depth scholarly exploration of commonalities and differences. By creating an environment conducive to research, open reflection and scholarly inquiry, participants are encouraged to learn from others who have studied different or convergent topics, bringing perspectives from their different fields.
At the Colloquium, fellows spend four weeks together, pursuing individual research as well as gathering as a group for focused and facilitated discussions. Those who are selected for a fellowship are referred to as "Coolidge Scholars" after William A. Coolidge, the principal benefactor of this program. Each Coolidge Scholar works on his or her own project, but benefits by being able to collaborate with others. The collegial relationships that develop within the group are a crucial element of this program and one of its distinctive aspects.
If you have further questions about the content of the Colloquium, please contact one of the following:
· J.C. Austin, Auburn Seminary (email@example.com).
· Charles Henderson, CrossCurrents (firstname.lastname@example.org)
· Lisa Anderson, Auburn Seminary, (email@example.com)
Colloquium Logistics and Schedule
The Colloquium runs for four weeks during July. The daily schedule allows a balance of structured and unstructured time, including:
The Colloquium is residential and provides fellows with room and board (vegetarian/kosher food available) and access to libraries and research facilities at Columbia University, Teachers College, Union, Auburn and Jewish Theological Seminaries. Participants are required to pay a $125 registration fee upon acceptance plus the cost of travel to New York City.
Eligibility and Application
The successful applicant will be capable of writing for a publication of the caliber of CrossCurrents. Normally, fellows will hold doctorates; some will have professional degrees or ordination; a few will qualify by reason of equivalent experience. For ideas on the types of projects we encourage, please check the CrossCurrents website to view back issues of the journal.
1) Title and brief description (1-2 pp.) of the applicant's proposed project.
2) A brief resume including religious affiliation or preference, academic standing and professional experience.
3) The names, titles, institutional addresses and telephone numbers of two references. (You do not need to have these persons write a letter; we will contact references as needed.)
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO
To apply for the 2013 research colloquium:
If you have any further questions about the Colloquium or would like to explore the appropriateness of a project you are thinking about, please contact:
Charles Henderson, CrossCurrents, Executive Director
Tel: 212-870-2544 or