Rice Anthropology Chair's Lecture

Call for Submissions

The Department of Anthropology at Rice University is pleased to invite submissions for its Chair’s Lecture. The aim of the Chair’s Lecture is to highlight scholarship that challenges and expands theoretical and/or methodological boundaries of anthropology, produced by emerging scholars from underrepresented communities. In the past, Chair’s Lectures have been delivered by Dwai Banerjee and Milena Melo Tijerina.

We seek work that explores any of these overlapping and broad domains:

  • The social, cultural, political, and historical formation of material things, bodies, and environments, especially intersections with STS, political economy, or historical ecology.
  • Critical race studies, gender studies and sexuality.
  • Technology, biomedicine, bureaucracy and expertise.

We anticipate that the lecture will be delivered by Zoom, but if conditions permit, the selected scholar will be invited to Rice to deliver the lecture, attend the Chair’s Lecture reception and dinner, and will receive an honorarium of $1000. All travel and accommodation costs will also be covered.

Eligibility: Scholars from underrepresented minority communities who received their PhDs no earlier than 2013 are welcome to apply.

Application Procedure: Scholars wishing to be considered should submit the title and abstract of the proposed lecture, a CV, and a writing sample of no more than 30 pages, no later than Monday December 7, 2020. For questions, please contact anth@rice.edu.

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