Critical Ethnic Studies Graduate Working Group

Applications due November 15, 2022

Goals of CES

In the global community, the role of intersectional thought has been transformative for both institutions and individuals. Critical Ethnic Studies at Carolina provides visionary leadership for focused intellectual work on institutional power, systems of privilege and inequity, and the regional and global cultures that engage and survive them. CES at Carolina envisions a different kind of “south,” one in which students and faculty can engage, for example, issues of reparation and sovereignty, (im)migration and labor, gender difference and inclusion as categories with overlapping strands, rather than competing ideologies. Our natural institutional home is the Center for the Study of the American South and we are glad to be part of the Southern Futures initiative.

Our graduate working group

The CES Collective welcomes applications from advanced graduate students whose scholarly work demonstrates commitment to the goals and objectives of CES, broadly defined. Applications will be read by CES Board members. Those selected to the graduate working group will be provided with stipends of $2000 for the Spring of 2023 and are required to hold four meetings (more if you’d like) during the semester. Lunch will be provided. Students will workshop drafts of articles and/or chapters of ongoing work related to the dissertation. At the end of the semester (April 28), students will forward the names of three scholars in the field whom they consider interlocutors. These scholars should be emerging intellectuals who will engage our community over a two-day period in October-November of the fall (2023) semester. The board will choose one person to invite to campus for a public lecture and then on the following day, a workshop with the students in the graduate working group.


Application for Spring 2023 Funding

Applications are due by November 15, 2022. Reach out to with any questions.

Please have your advisor complete a letter of support and submit here, or by email.