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 which will be announced (past areas include the indigenous cultures of the Pacific Northwest, Oceania, and South American textiles).  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 will mount 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 fellows, BGC faculty and students, and the AMNH academic community. Candidates will be judged primarily on their research abilities, experience, and on the merits and scope of the proposed research. The Fellow will have office space and be expected to participate fully in the intellectual life of both institutions. Salary for this position is $40,000 per year and housing is provided, as is a small research/travel fund while the Fellow is in residence. 

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

Current and past fellows include:

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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