Humanities

June 12, 2018

Two Northwestern Students Named Mellon-ACLS Public Fellows in 2018

Two Northwestern graduate students have been selected as part of the eighth annual cohort of Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows. This year’s 24 fellows will take up two-year, full-time positions with top nonprofit organizations and government agencies working in the fields of policy, civil rights, arts and culture, and the media. The Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program is made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

May 21, 2018

Managing Microaggressions

Join NU-SACNAS for a workshop in Managing Microaggressions as part of their Diverse Perspective in STEM Series. Learn to identify and respond to microaggressions that occur within academia and professional settings.

May 16, 2018

Wine & Cheese & Grant Writing: Creating a Strong Fellowship Application

Joni the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities for a wine and cheese gathering for faculty and postdoctoral fellows in the humanities and qualitative social sciences who plan to write individual grant proposals to secure research leave. The focus of the workshop will be to review and discuss the merits/flaws of proposals with a select group of Northwestern faculty who have won and/or reviewed national grants.

May 14, 2018

Mentoring Your Summer Student: An Orientation for Postdocs and PhD Students

This workshop will help postdoctoral fellows and graduate students outline summer projects, set goals with summer advisees, structure interactions, and problem solve as issues arise.

May 11, 2018

Fulbright Application Workshops

The Office of Fellowships is hosting a series of workshops to discussFulbright application components and develop successful application strategies. During the workshop we will walk through the application form identifying areas where applicants typically go wrong.

May 11, 2018

'The X of England': Race, Diaspora, and Violence

The Colloquium on Ethnicity and Diaspora (CED) presents 'The X of England': Race, Diaspora, and Violence — a talk by Dr. David Marriott (University of California, Santa Cruz) with Tyrone S. Palmer as discussant.

May 7, 2018

Call for Applications for the Office of Fellowships Graduate Assistant (OFGA) 2018-2019

The Office of Fellowships seeks a doctoral candidate with an outstanding record of undergraduate mentorship to join them during the 2018-2019 academic year.

April 30, 2018

Public Humanities Graduate Assistantship at the Chicago Humanities Festival

The assistantship provides each student with the following: working experience in the country’s leading public humanities organization, access to world-renowned humanities scholars, interaction with Chicago’s top cultural institutions, and a mentored team environment in which to build varied skills for future employment.

April 30, 2018

Holocaust Educational Foundation - Graduate Assistantship

The graduate student assistant will be responsible for assisting HEF of NU Staff to carry out the daily operation of a university-based non-profit organization.

April 27, 2018

The Archive: Seminar Overview

The Newberry Library invites graduate students in the humanities to apply for a seminar that will explore the theoretical, critical, and practical methods necessary to negotiate historical and literary archives.

April 26, 2018

Job Offer Negotiation Workshop

Learn how to advocate for yourself in an informed and effective way. Topics will cover determining your “worth”, negotiation etiquette, and negotiating other relevant issues. 

April 25, 2018

INVO Series in Evanston

The Innovation and New Ventures Office at Northwestern catalyzes the translation of university innovations out of the lab to benefit the public. 

April 25, 2018

PhD Student Opportunities with Chicago Field Studies Academic Internship Program

In the 2018 – 2019 academic year, the Chicago Field Studies Program will offer two types of opportunities for PhD students to gain experience in teaching and/or program management.

April 23, 2018

Apply now to serve as the Graduate Writing Place GA or a Graduate Writing Fellow

In the 2018-2019 Academic Year, the Graduate Writing Place will offer two types of opportunities for advanced PhD candidates who wish to augment their writing, leadership, and teaching skills at the same time they improve the writing skills of other graduate students at Northwestern.

April 23, 2018

Now Accepting Application for the Teaching Certificate Program (TCP)

The Teaching Certificate Program combines seminars, workshops, mentoring, and small-group discussions to prepare participants to teach in their disciplines.

April 23, 2018

Graduate Learning & Teaching Symposium

The Searle Center invites you to a cross-disciplinary discussion about teaching and learning led by graduate students at Northwestern.

April 19, 2018

International Studies Graduate Teaching Opportunity

The International Studies Program in WCAS is hiring three PhD candidates to teach the course INTL_ST 395 (Integrating Project Seminar).

April 19, 2018

Why Do Animal Studies?: The Turn to the Quasi-, Post-, Anti-, Non-, Para-

The event engages with the interdisciplinary humanities and social sciences subfield of animal studies, a new mode of research charged with the study of human-animal interaction in cultural, artistic, literary and other contexts.

April 18, 2018

2018-2019 GLAC Executive Board

GLAC is currently accepting nominations for the 2018-2019 Executive Board. They invite all graduate students to nominate themselves or another individual for a position on the executive board for the next academic year.

April 16, 2018

Talking the Talk: Techniques from Language Classrooms for Teaching Academic Jargon

This workshop will equip instructors with pedagogical techniques based on research in second language acquisition, giving them a range of tools to empower students to engage fearlessly with new ideas, improve their comprehension of academic discourse, and articulate their own thoughts in this specialized language.

April 16, 2018

No Tear Grading: Responding to Student Writing with Realistic Expectations

This workshop will introduce participants to strategies for setting clear expectations for feedback--both for themselves and for their students.

April 16, 2018

Information Session on Leadership Opportunities at the Searle Center

Learn more about the Searle Center’s Teaching Certificate Program and Graduate Teaching Mentor Program at an information session on April 18 from 3 - 4:30 PM at the Searle Center Library.

April 16, 2018

AHA seeks summer bloggers

The American Historical Association (AHA) is seeking three aspiring graduate student bloggers, each to write a series of posts on a topic of their choosing.

April 16, 2018

Apply Now for Summer 2018 Dissertation Boot Camps

Applications for Summer 2018 Dissertation Boot Camp are now available. Session One will run from June 18-29 and Session 2 will run from August 6-17.

April 16, 2018

Register Now for Spring Quarter Cross-Disciplinary Writing Workshops

Now's the time to reserve your spot in the remaining cross-disciplinary writing workshops held this quarter.

April 16, 2018

Book Your Spring Quarter Graduate Writing Place Appointments Now

The Graduate Writing Place has opened for the spring quarter, and now's the time to begin reserving appointments.

April 16, 2018

2018 Dissertation Proposal Development Program Participants

We are pleased to announce the 2018-2019 participants of the Northwestern University – Social Science Research Council Dissertation Proposal Development Program.

April 12, 2018

TGS Diversity & Inclusion Graduate Internship

The Graduate School (TGS) announces a new Diversity and Inclusion internship position, which gives one non-STEM doctoral student the opportunity to support the TGS Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

April 12, 2018

Call for Applications: Black Arts Initiative Graduate Assistantship

Applications are being accepted for the Black Arts Initiative Graduate Assistantship for the 2018-19 academic year. The Assistantship is designed to build professional capacity in programming, communications, and administration. Duties include but are not limited to:

April 9, 2018

The Northwestern University Press Graduate Assistantship

The Northwestern University Press Graduate Assistantship is a competitive twelve-month position awarded to an outstanding graduate student at Northwestern University working on a PhD in any field of the humanities.

April 9, 2018

Spring 2018 Graduation Deadlines

TGS students who wish to graduate in spring 2018 must meet the deadlines listed below.

April 3, 2018

GLAC & GSA Health Care Town Hall

Join GLAC & GSA at a Health Care Town Hall on April 11, 2018 at TGS Commons from 12 - 1:30 PM.

April 2, 2018

Early Sign-Up Opportunity: Council of One Hundred Spring Networking Reception

Join your fellow Northwestern graduate students, recent graduatess, and other alumnae for an informative and interactive networking session sponsored by the Council of 100.

March 30, 2018

The Second Annual Inclusive Teaching Forum: Promising Practices: Learning from Our Community

On April 18, 2018, the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching will host a half-day event for faculty, graduate students, postdocs, and staff who teach to explore issues of inclusion, equity and diversity in learning and teaching; and engage in discussion around promising practices for inclusive teaching and learning at our community. 

March 30, 2018

Doctoral Student Opportunities in the Undergraduate Residential Experience for 2018-19 Academic Year

The Office of Residential Academic Initiatives anticipates several openings for doctoral students during the 2018-19 academic year.

March 29, 2018

EDGS Graduate Lecture Series

In July 2018, Indonesia will hold simultaneous subnational elections to elect governors, mayors, and district heads in 17 provinces, 39 municipalities, and 115 districts. What does the data tell us about women’s representation in Indonesia’s subnational politics?

March 28, 2018

Center for Civic Engagement

The Center for Civic Engagement has two openings for graduate assistants for the 2018-19 academic year, including Summer 2019.

March 20, 2018

Graduate Student Appreciation Week (GSAW)

Graduate Student Appreciation Week (GSAW) will take place from April 2-6.

March 19, 2018

In Motion: Performance and Unsettling Borders

The 2018 Department of Performance Studies Graduate Student Conference, In Motion: Performance and Unsettling Borders, invites graduate students—practitioners and scholars—to generate dialogue and debate by coming together around artistic work and interdisciplinary thinking. The event will take place from April 27-29, 2018. 

March 14, 2018

Teaching Assistantship in Latinx Studies

The Latina and Latino Studies program is accepting applications for a teaching assistantship for the 2018-19 school year.

March 14, 2018

Outreach Opportunity: Career Day at Joyce Kilmer Elementary School

Joyce Kilmer Elementary School, a public school in Rogers Park, is seeking professionals at all career stages – including graduate students and postdoctoral fellows – to share their stories with sixth graders during their annual Career Day on April 12.

March 14, 2018

A Conversation with Roxane Gay

CTSS & The Women's Center are excited to announce A conversation with Roxane Gay on Tuesday, April 3 at 7 PM.

March 14, 2018

Free Tax Webinar for Postdocs and Graduate Students

This free webinar by Personal Finance for PhDs covers the information you need to know to file your US federal tax return.

March 12, 2018

Searle Center Leadership Opportunities

Applications for the NTAC Workshop Leader and Graduate Teaching Fellow programs and Searle Graduate Associates are now open. Learn more about each of these opportunities during an information session led by current Searle Graduate Associates.

March 12, 2018

Graduate Assistantship (2018-19) — Call for Applications

Applications are being accepted for the Graduate Assistantship in the public humanities for the 2018-19 academic year.

March 9, 2018

Current Kellogg Courses Available to TGS Students

Each quarter, Kellogg opens a handful of courses to TGS students. Available courses and instructions for requesting registration are outlined on the Non-Kellogg Student Registration webpage.

March 7, 2018

Graduate International Student Orientation 2018

Save the date for the Graduate International Student from September 6-7 2018.

March 6, 2018

Applications are now open for RSG

RSG is an 8-week research communication training program offered as a non-credit course to TGS PhD and postdoctoral fellows from all areas of research.

March 6, 2018

Crown Family Center for Jewish Studies

The Crown Family Center for Jewish Studies is pleased to announce competition for the 2018-2019 Crown Fellowship, an award given annually to a Northwestern graduate student or group of students whose works bears on some aspect of Jewish history, culture, or religion.

February 12, 2018

Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Information Session

Are you interested in translating your PhD into a career in nonprofits or government? The Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program places up to 25 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year term staff positions at partnering organizations. This program provides PhDs with valuable, career-building experience in fields such as public policy, development, conservation, arts and culture, and media.

February 6, 2018

Franke Graduate Fellowships for 2018-2019

With generous funding from Richard and Barbara Franke, and in partnership with The Graduate School, the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities will offer exclusive fellowships to the most promising graduate students in fields across the humanities for 2018-2019.

January 17, 2018

Spotlight on Andreea Micu: Performance Studies Graduate Student and Public Humanities Graduate Assistant

Andreea Micu, a PhD student in the Performance Studies program, is working on a dissertation titled, “Performing the Commons: Urban Insurrection, Aesthetics, and Economic Crisis in the South of Europe.” This year, Andreea was also the Public Humanities Graduate Assistant at the Chicago Humanities Festival, an assistantship supported by The Graduate School, during which a graduate student engages in substantive public humanities projects with mentorship from practitioners at the Chicago Humanities Festival.

January 11, 2018

Public Humanities Graduate Assistantship at the Chicago Humanities Festival

The Public Humanities Graduate Assistantship at the Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) is a competitive 6-month opportunity awarded to an outstanding graduate student from Northwestern University.

January 8, 2018

Chateaubriand Fellowship - Call for Applications 2018-2019

The Chateaubriand Fellowship call for applications for 2018-2019 is now open.

January 8, 2018

Summer Research Funding Opportunity: Applications due March 2 for Dissertation Proposal Development Program

Second or third year Humanities and qualitative Social Science doctoral students who are prepared to research and write their dissertation prospectus or research funding proposal/fellowship application in summer 2018 are encouraged to apply!