Gugulective is art art collective based in Gugulethu township. The artists work together in their community with children to inspire creativity and social action. Their art work speaks for a need for change and their exhibitions are powerful and inspiring. Maxine worked with them while abroad and is looking forward to collaborating with them again this winter in South Africa. Their gallery in Gugulethu is easily accessible to us and to our students. We will work with them as the students explore art as an expression for change. We will also post the students' works on our website for the world to see. We expect to have multiple workshops on art and social action.
Boston College’s African & African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) invites scholars working in any discipline in the Social Sciences or Humanities, with projects focusing on any topic within African and/or African Diaspora Studies, to apply for our dissertation fellowship. We seek applicants pursuing innovative, preferably interdisciplinary, projects in dialogue with critical issues and trends within the field.
This fellowship includes a $30,060 stipend, health insurance, a $1,500 research budget, and a shared office. The fellow must remain in residence and maintain an active presence on Boston College’s campus for the academic year. The fellow must deliver one public lecture and teach one seminar course. The successful applicant will have full access to all libraries as well as several rare books and manuscripts collections; the Nicholas M. Williams/Caribbeana Collection may be of particular interest. The fellow can also benefit from programs sponsored by the Institute for the Liberal Arts; International Studies, American Studies, and Middle East Studies Programs; as well as the internationally renowned McMullen Museum.