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Gerald Gill Fellows

The Center for the Study of Race and Democracy is currently accepting applications from graduate and undergraduate students for the 2021-2022 Gerald Gill Fellowship Program. Student research is a major component of and contributor to the Center's work and longevity. Named in honor of Tufts Professor Gerald R. Gill (1948-2007), the Gill Fellowship supports engaged scholarship on questions of race and democracy, broadly defined. Projects may emerge from a variety of disciplines and interdisciplinary programs, and may support undergraduate and graduate research. The Gerald Gill Fellows serve as ambassadors of engaged scholarship and active citizenship on campus. We seek fellows whose engaged scholarship, citizenship, and participation will inspire their peers to think critically about race and democracy, within and beyond the Tufts campus.

Recent projects have included: environmental justice in Brockton, MA; indigenous civil resistance networks in the US and Canada; the use of social media in social movements; the public history of slavery and freedom; mass incarceration; and universities and social movements. Again in 2021-2022, one or two fellows within the group will be designated Rubin Carter/ John Artis Innocence International Fellows; this designated fellowship is especially reserved for students thoughtfully engaged in questions of race and mass incarceration. Also in 2021-2022, one fellow will be designated for engagement with the African American Trail Project at Tufts University.

The 2021-2022 Gerald Gill Fellowship will run from September 2021 through May 2022. Over the course of the year, Gill Fellows will develop and complete individualized research projects with the support of CSRD faculty. Through the CSRD Lunch and Learn Series, Gill fellows have the opportunity to interact and engage with local and national scholars, activists, writers, and artists.

Application is due by August 7, 2021.

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