Announcing Summer Institute!

Announcing Summer Institute 2016

Just Academic Spaces: Creating New Publics Through Radical Literacies

June 13- June 18 2016

The DK/Mellon 2016 Summer Institute will bring together faculty,
advanced doctoral students, and scholar-activists from the humanities and social sciences across the US and beyond to examine the current state of US higher education; explore productive dialogues between community organizations, activists, and scholar-activists; and work on collaborative strategies to create a more just academy. Together, scholar-activists and community partners will share how these collaborations build new, sometimes unexpected, kinds of publics between critical academic scholarship and community- based organizations.

Eligibility: Doctoral Students who have completed at least two years of course work, postdoctoral scholars, and pre-tenure faculty in contingent and tenure-track positions who are working on issues related to the topic of the Institute. Under-represented scholars and those who are at HBCUs and other primarily minority-serving institutions are especially encouraged to apply. Room and board is fully covered for the 15 successful applicants. If needed, financial assistance is also available for travel to Syracuse.

Application deadline: February 1, 2016 Notifications by: February 20, 2016

For more information and to apply, see or email DK Summer Institute at

The DK Summer Institute is funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation