About the 2009/2010 Visiting Scholars Program

(Please note: We are not accepting applications for the Visiting Scholars program at this time.) 

2009/2010 Visiting Scholars:

  • Mike Griffith
  • Herreast Harrison
  • Cherice Harrison-Nelson
  • Kevin McCaffrey
  • Claire Menck

Applications were invited in the area of feminist participatory media + social media praxis.

Feminist Participatory Media and Social Media

The Newcomb College Center for Research on Women of the H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial Institute at Tulane University cordially invites applications to its Visiting Scholars Program for 2009-2010. Women’s Studies scholars, artists, community organizers, and political activists who are without university affiliation in the New Orleans metropolitan area may apply for a summer, semester or calendar year appointment. Stipends of $1,500 for a summer appointment, and $3,000 for a semester or year-long appointment are available.

The NCCROW Visiting Scholar Program operates under the visiting scholar guidelines of the Tulane University Office of the Provost.

Thematic Focus on Participatory Media and Social Media

The thematic focus of the NCCROW Visiting Scholars Program for 2009-10 is Participatory Media and Social Media with a special focus on women's and girls' uses of social media technologies in New Orleans and the Gulf South, feminist social media pedagogy and social media pedagogy in the Women's Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies classrooms, and the use of social media during disaster arcs. The committee will give preference to project proposals in these areas. Visiting Scholars in Participatory Media and Social Media will be based at Sophielab, the participatory media collaboratory at Newcomb College Center for Research on Women.

In addition to the stipend, the Center provides each scholar with a carrel in the Vorhoff Library; supplies and support such as stationery and copying; borrowing privileges of the Center and University libraries; a Tulane email account and access to university online resources, and the collegiality of a community of feminist scholars and practitioners.

During the period of appointment, Visiting Scholars are expected to be in residence in the New Orleans area, to attend and help coordinate and facilitate weekly seminars, to give a public presentation of her or his work, and to participate as fully as possible in the activities of the Center.

It is expected that the scholar's visit will result in a paper or other significant unit of content publishable in the Center's working paper series or as a topical node of the NCCROW web. Receipt of the full program award is contingent on delivery of a significant paper or unit of content at the end of the appointment.

Scholars applying for appointment as a Visiting Scholar should submit the following materials:

  1. A letter of application or project proposal stating your objectives for the term of appointment and sketch of your completed project (please specify the term of appointment);
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. Examples of written work or significant publications or documentation of relevant activity
  4. Two letters of reference

Selection is based on the following criteria:

  1. Research experience and productivity; experience and productivity as a participatory media or social media practitioner
  2. Relevance of the proposed project to the work of Newcomb College Center for Research on Women
  3. Relevance of the proposed project to the stated thematic focus on feminist social media and participatory media
  4. Preference is given to scholars whose research makes use of the Newcomb Archives and other resources of the Center.

We are not accepting applications for the Visiting Scholars program at this time. Please direct any inquiries to:

Sally Kenney, Executive Director
42 Newcomb Place
Newcomb College Institute
Tulane University
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118


Newcomb College Center for Research on Women @ Tulane University New Orleans, LA 70118  504-865-5238