IHC Graduate Affiliates Program (GAP)

Graduate Student

IHC Graduate Affiliates Program 2016-17: Community Matters

In conjunction with this year’s IHC public programming series Community Matters, the 2016-17 IHC Graduate Affiliates Program seeks four graduate students to participate in a pedagogical project in social justice.  Working with the IHC Director, Graduate Affiliates will design and offer a ten-week correspondence course in the humanities for inmates of North Kern State Prison (NKSP).  They will devote fall quarter to creating the curriculum for the course, which will consist of brief foundational readings in the humanities along with response worksheets for the participants.  In winter and spring, Graduate Affiliates will offer the course to inmates in NKSP, via mail correspondence. We anticipate that each Graduate Affiliate will work with two participants from NKSP throughout winter and spring quarter.

The GAP scholars will meet four to five times per quarter.  In fall, they will design the course syllabus and create companion study questions for each unit.  During the fall meetings, we will also discuss course goals and pedagogical approaches.  In winter and spring, when the GAP scholars will be working with the participants from NKSP, they will meet to discuss best approaches to evaluating and responding to participants’ work.

We anticipate that the GAP program will also afford students an opportunity to explore issues of civic engagement and social justice.  In support of this aspect of the program, Graduate Affiliates will be required to attend at least six events in the IHC Community Matters series, most of which will be held at 4 PM on Thursdays.

GAP scholars will receive a stipend of $1500 for the year. To apply, please submit a CV and letter of application expressing your interest in the project and describing any relevant prior experience to ihcucsb@gmail.com by Monday, September 26, 2016.  Please feel free to contact IHC  Director Susan Derwin with any questions about this program: derwin@ihc.ucsb.edu .

For more information about the IHC’s Community Matters Program, click here.

2016-2017: Community Matters

Corinne Bancroft, English Department
Daniel Grinberg, Film and Media Studies
Matt Harris, Religious Studies
Jasmine Kelekay, Sociology Department
Jennifer Lugris, Art Department

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Previous GAP Fellows:

2015-2016: The Humanities and the Brain

Sara Balance, Department of Music
Rebecca Chenoweth, Department of English
Rena Heinrich, Department of Theater and Dance
Evelyn Patrick Rick, Department of Classics
Allison Shapiro, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
John Thibdeau, Department of Religious Studies

Visit here for more information on The Humanities and the Brain.

2014-2015: The Anthropocene: Views From The Humanities
Chloe Diamond-Lenow, Feminist Studies
Corrie J. Ellis, Sociology
Andrew Esch, History
Yanjun Liu, Political Science
Alexandra Magearu, Comparative Literature
Brian Tyrrell, History
Christopher Walker, English

Visit here for more information on The Anthropocene: Views from The Humanities.

2013-2014: The Value of Care
Heather Berg, Feminist Studies
Lauren Ming Holden, Theater and Dance
Cheryl Jaworski, English
Chandra Russo, Sociology
Jay Stemmle, History

Visit here for more information about The Value of Care.


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