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Postdoc: Disability Studies

February 1, 2021

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Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2021-23: Disability Studies

Brown University
Deadline: February 1

from the position advertisement, emphasis added:

The Department of American Studies and the Program in Science, Technology, and Society (STS) at Brown University invite applications for a two-year Mellon postdoctoral fellowship in Disability Studies, to be held jointly with the Cogut Institute for the Humanities. We are looking for a scholar whose work addresses the meanings, histories, experiences, or representations of disability, broadly defined. We welcome applications from scholars who use methodologies from across the humanities and qualitative social sciences in their research and teaching. Scholarship should be centered on the United States but may also engage with comparative and transnational approaches in American studies. The successful candidate will teach one course per semester (in American Studies and STS and cross-listed with the Cogut Institute) and will become part of the vibrant intellectual communities in American studies and STS at Brown.

The Fellow will also be affiliated with the Cogut Institute for the Humanities, and is expected to participate in the weekly Tuesday seminars as well as other activities of the Institute, and will present a work-in-progress once each academic year of their residency.  The Institute seeks to provide a stimulating scholarly environment in which to pursue research, develop new interdisciplinary connections, and network with others.


Applicants must have received their degrees from institutions other than Brown within the last five (5) years. Receipt of the Ph.D. is expected by the time of appointment.

Application Instructions

Please submit, via Interfolio, a CV, a letter of application, three letters of reference, and an article-length writing sample addressed to:
Professor Debbie Weinstein
STS and American Studies
Brown University

The letter of application should address the candidate’s experiences and intentions regarding teaching in a diverse and inclusive classroom.

The review of applications will begin on February 1.



February 1, 2021
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