BGC/AMNH Fellowship in Museum Anthropology

About: A two-year postdoctoral fellowship jointly appointed at the Bard Graduate Center and in the Anthropology Division at the Richard Gilder Graduate School of the American Museum of Natural History. The fellow’s project focuses on a specific area of material culture that will be announced (past areas include the indigenous cultures of the Pacific Northwest, Oceania, South American textiles, and Australian Aboriginal cultures). The project makes use of the AMNH collection. A PhD in Anthropology or a related field is required.

The fellow teaches one graduate course each year and mounts an innovative small exhibition, ideally drawing on the collections of the AMNH, in the BGC Focus Gallery. A major purpose of the BGC-AMNH Fellowship is to promote mutual scholarly interest and interaction among BGC fellows, faculty and students, and the AMNH academic community.

Information about applying:  The next application period for the BGC/AMNH fellowship will be in the fall of 2015 for a fellowship to commence in the fall of 2016.

Current and past fellows include:

Shawn C. Rowlands (Fall 2014–Summer 2016)

Nicola Sharratt (Fall 2012-Summer 2014)
Focus Gallery Exhibition: Carrying Coca: 1,500 Years of Andean Chuspas, April 11–August 3, 2014

Erin Hasinoff  (Fall 2010- Summer 2012)
Focus Gallery Exhibition: Confluences: An American Expedition to Northern Burma, April 4–August 4, 2013

Aaron J. Glass  (Fall 2008- Summer 2010)
Focus Gallery Exhibition: Objects of Exchange: Social and Material Transformation on the Late Nineteenth-Century Northwest Coast, January 26–April 17, 2011


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