Call for Applications: 2015 Young Scholars Symposium


A call for applications has been issued for the 2015 Young Scholars Symposium to be held April 9 & 10 at the University of Notre Dame. Applications are due January 15, 2015.

Our visiting professor for this year is Dr. Davíd Carrasco, the Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America, Harvard Divinity School, joint appointment with the Department of Anthropology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University. We seek doctoral students and pre-tenured professors who are working on a dissertation, a book, or another research project related to the study of U.S. Latina and Latino populations. Successful nominees will attend Professor Carrasco’s public lecture and participate in a symposium at which they will present a dissertation chapter or essay draft for discussion with Professor Carrasco and ILS faculty fellows. ILS will cover all expenses and offer an honorarium of $500 to each young scholar selected to participate in these events.

Applicants are asked to submit a CV, one letter of recommendation, and a brief (2 pages or less) application letter that presents (a) a general summary of your dissertation project and/or overall research agenda, (b) a précis of your proposed chapter or essay submission for the symposium, (c) a statement of your progress to date on the overall project and on the proposed chapter or essay submission, and (d) a statement of how specifically Professor Carrasco’s expertise and mentorship will enhance your research. Please submit your application materials no later than January 15, 2015 to