With the sponsorship of the Society for the Humanities, the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Cornell University invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship beginning August 2024.
We invite applications from candidates whose scholarship focuses on questions of decoloniality/decolonial methods, environmental humanities, and / or migration studies. Temporal and regional focus is open, and we are especially interested in conceptually oriented work that critically reexamines and considers the Middle East beyond area studies.
Fellows are expected to teach two courses per year: one introductory-level course; and one advanced seminar per year, under a concurrent Visiting Lecturer appointment. Fellows spend their time in research and writing during the residential fellowship, and are required to participate in a weekly Fellows Seminar with other Fellows at the Society for the Humanities workshopping each other’s projects.