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News: REGSS calls for applications for Samuel DuBois Cook Postdoctoral Fellowship


REGSS calls for applications for Samuel DuBois Cook Postdoctoral Fellowship 


The Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in the Social Sciences (REGSS), an affiliate of the Social Science Research Institute at Duke University, is pleased to announce the establishment of the Samuel DuBois Cook Postdoctoral Fellowship. Cook, a political scientist, was the first black tenured professor at Duke University and served as a member of the Duke University Board of Trustees from 1981-1993 and is now a Trustee Emeritus.

REGSS seeks to provide a context where scholars interested in examining the constructs of race, ethnicity, and gender from an interdisciplinary perspective can engage each other in dialogue and collaboration. Our questions and our methodologies draw on disciplinary backgrounds that include economics, history, political science, psychology, public policy, and sociology. Scholars interested in the study of race, ethnicity, and the intersection of gender with race and ethnicity, are invited to apply for this one-year fellowship. Individuals working in the field of comparative race are also encouraged to apply.  Postdoctoral fellows teach one course during the year, present their research at one of the center's monthly research colloquia, and devote the rest of their time to research and writing.

Fields:    Applications for study in any social science discipline are welcome. Please specify your home discipline and/or the discipline in which you received your Ph.D.

Stipend:  $40,000 per calendar year.  Health benefits are available.  Some funds are available for research expenses, including conference travel.

Fellowship Period: August 15, 2009 - May 15, 2010.

Eligibility: The primary criterion for selection is evidence of scholarship or scholarly interest in the study of race, ethnicity, or the intersection of gender with race and ethnicity.  Applicants must complete all requirements for the doctoral degree by August 2009.  Preference will be given to individuals who are within five years of their degree, but more senior applicants will be considered. Preference will also be given to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. 

Application materials: Applicants must submit an application letter (including email address) in which the applicant clearly identifies the area or discipline of proposed research, curriculum vitae, sample publications and/or dissertation chapters, three letters of recommendation, a statement of research plans and a description of the course you prefer to teach. The research statement should be a separate document and not included in a cover letter. If recommendation letters accompany application materials they should be in a sealed envelope.

All materials should be sent to the address below and must be postmarked by January 12, 2009.  Submitted material will not be returned to the applicant. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

REGSS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Duke University
Social Science Research Institute
Box 90420 / Erwin Mill
Durham, NC 27705

Telephone (919) 681-4183


Question should be directed to:


Professor Paula D. McClain (


Professor Kerry L. Haynie (



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Created at 9/30/2008 3:04 PM  by Courtney Packard Orning 
Last modified at 9/30/2008 3:04 PM  by Courtney Packard Orning