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Fellow in Environmental Humanities, Spring 2023

Dartmouth College
New Hampshire, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 7, 2023

The Leslie Center for the Humanities at Dartmouth College invites applications for short-term remote fellows to participate in the Spring 2023 Humanities Institute entitled “Affective Currents: Moving the Environmental Humanities.”

Humanities scholars have paid close attention to how the Anthropocene’s geo-logics (linear, stratigraphic time) limit our understanding of history and environmental justice. Many of these critical interventions into “earth history” have taught us about the racist and capitalist foundations of modernity’s environmental crisis, yet have not provided clear pathways to solutions. The Institute’s goal is to develop an environmentally inclusive humanities that fosters affective responses and intellectual practices that help us “move the world,” rather than just “think the world”. We invoke the fluid qualities of water and air currents to mobilize emotions related to precarity, in the hope that they can generate an affectively-informed environmental humanities.

We welcome applicants from any discipline in the humanities or humanistic social sciences. We are especially eager to support early career scholars whose work will benefit from interdisciplinary collaboration. Qualified candidates should have a well-developed research agenda, the ability to transcend disciplinary boundaries, and the potential to contribute to the Institute’s goals, which include collaborative publishing. The Institute is being organized by Professors Damiano Benvegnù, Matteo Gilebbi, and Laura Ogden.

The Institute will convene weekly from April 3 through May 31, 2023. Fellows will join weekly seminars via zoom during the course of the Institute and will be hosted on campus for the Institute’s concluding symposium the week of May 22, 2023. Seminar Fellows will receive $7,500 to participate in the Institute's weekly meetings. Travel and lodging will be provided for a visit to campus during the week of May 22, 2023.

Dartmouth is highly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff from all backgrounds, including but not limited to: racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQ+ communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first-generation college graduates. Applicants are welcome to state in their letter of interest how their research, teaching, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion at the Institute and at Dartmouth.


A PhD in any relevant humanities or humanistic social science discipline, or ABD with degree expected by Summer 2023.

Application Instructions

Please submit the following materials electronically through Interfolio:

  1. Letter of Interest that outlines your research interests and professional goals.
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. Writing sample (published work, work in progress, or a dissertation chapter).

All materials must be received by March 1, 2023, 11:59 PM EDT.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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