*2019 Summer Institute in Performance Studies*
*Bring It In: Transnational Feminisms in Practice*
*July 8-12, 2019*
*Convener: Marcela A. Fuentes*
The Center for Global Culture and Communication and the Department of
Performance Studies at Northwestern University invite applications from
graduate students (MA, MFA, and/or PhD-track) and recent graduates for a
five-day institute on trans-national feminist theories and practices. The
institute will focus on interdisciplinary scholarship and artistic and
activist practices that engage the politics of embodiment, gender and
sexual dissidence, intersectionality, worldmaking, and coalition building
through performance, broadly construed. Participants will work with
prominent scholars, activists, and artists from the Americas in workshops
and seminars. Students will be invited to share their artistic or scholarly
work in fifteen-minute presentations.
Danielle Bainbridge (Northwestern University), Marie Bardet (IDAES-UNSAM,
Argentina), Joshua Chambers-Letson (Northwestern University), Laura G.
Gutiérrez (The University of Texas at Austin), Jennifer Nash (Northwestern
University), Praba Pilar (Independent Artist), Mabel M. Rodríguez Centeno
(Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras), Shayna Silverstein (Northwestern
University) and Keijaun Thomas (Independent Artist).
*THE APPLICATION PROCESS:*
Up to twenty participants will be accepted into the Summer Institute, half
from Northwestern and half from other colleges and universities. We welcome
applications from all graduate students and recent graduates (regardless of
discipline or performance experience) with an interest in the theory and
practice of performance, intersectionality, and transnational studies.
Submit your CV and a 500-word description of your research interest or
project and how the Summer Institute will benefit your work. List one
reference and their contact information (reference letters are not
required), and include your institutional affiliation, indicating whether
you are an MA or PhD candidate and the stage of your graduate work. If you
have completed your degree, please note date of completion and current
employment status (e.g. postdoctoral fellow, tenure track faculty,
independent scholar). Assemble this into one Word or PDF document and send
it to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*The due date for applications* is Friday, May 17th. Successful applicants
will be notified by Friday, May 24th. (We recommend prospective
participants start identifying sources of funding from their institutions
ahead of acceptance.)
*DETAILS OF PARTICIPATION:*
Participants from institutions outside the Chicago area will arrive on
Sunday, July 7th and depart on Saturday, July 13th. Lodging in dormitories
(single room with AC) is provided free of charge for out-of-town students
from Sunday to Saturday. Each out- of-town participant is entitled to $250
toward travel expenses with receipts for air and/or ground transportation.
All participants will be provided with breakfast and lunch from Monday to
Friday and a collective dinner on Thursday. The academic sessions begin on
the morning of Monday, July 8th and end in the afternoon on Friday July
12th and run from approximately 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. All participants are
expected to be on time and attend all workshops and sessions. The
artist-scholar facilitators will assign readings ahead of the seminars and
workshops. Due to the intensive nature of the five days together, all
readings should be completed before we convene; readings will be posted on
a secure website and participants will be notified by email as soon as
these are available. Outside of the sessions and workshops, your time is
your own to enjoy the campus and the city.