Visiting Scholars Program

Applications for AY 2017-2018 Visting Scholar Positions are now open. Please see our ad for details on how to apply. 

The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program at Northeastern annually offers research associate positions to scholars researching issues related to women, gender, and/or sexuality in the humanities and social sciences. Visiting scholars work on their related projects while in residence for the semester or academic year at Northeastern University. Scholars must have their own financial support, but are provided with office space, library privileges, and support for photocopy, fax, and postage expenses related to research. Located in the heart of Boston, Northeastern University is ideally located for scholars. Beyond its proximity to Boston’s vibrant cultural and artistic life, Northeastern is near several major research libraries, including the Boston Public Library and the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe College, as well as numerous academic institutions that make the intellectual life of Boston one of the richest in the world.

Applications typically are accepted January – March of any given year.

Current Visiting Scholars

We are pleased to welcome the following visiting scholars for the 2016-2017 academic year. Scholars will be in residence at Northeastern from September 2016 – June 2017.

Rachel Brown
ABD Scholar, Political Science, Graduate Center at CUNY
Project: The Emotional Politics of Migration: Migrant and Domestic Workers in Israel/Palestine

Erinn Gilson
Associate Professor, Philosophy, University of Northern Florida
Project: A critical intervention into the crisis of responsibility surrounding sexual assault and violence in contemporary US society, specifically on college and university campuses

Leanne Trapedo Sims
ABD, American Studies, University of Hawai’i at Manoa
Project: A Cell of One’s Own

For a list of previous Visiting Scholars, please click here.

Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellow & Visiting Scholar in WGSS & DH

With support from the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, WGSS announced the creation of the Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Scholar in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Digital Humanities.– a first of its kind postdoctoral fellowship. The Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Scholar was a two-year appointment, from 2014-2016, who taught courses in both WGSS and the Digital Humanities and who worked closely with the WGSS program and the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks. Moya Bailey joined Northeastern as the Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Scholar in WGSS and DH beginning in July of 2014; she is now full-time faculty in both WGSS and the department of Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies.