***Please note that the call for applications below is limited to scholars working at the University of Toronto***
The Hearing Palestine initiative at the University of Toronto (UofT) calls for applications for a manuscript review workshop series that centers the study of Palestine. Hearing Palestine is an initiative supported by the Department of History, Centre for the Study of the United States, and Institute of Islamic Studies. In academic contexts, there remains an abiding concern with the “Palestine exception” to Academic Freedom. The University of Toronto is no exception to this phenomenon, and one that works to the detriment of key University policies on diversity, equity, and inclusion as a constituent feature of academic excellence.
Hearing Palestine will host two Manuscript Workshops per academic year in order to support ongoing academic excellence and production in the study of Palestine across all relevant disciplines of study.
Applications should include the following:
- Academic CV
- Cover letter introducing the manuscript
- Two draft chapters
- Equity, Diversity and Inclusion statement (optional)
Please submit applications by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, September 17, 2021.
Applications are limited to scholars working at the University of Toronto (St. George, Mississauga, Scarborough) with a manuscript that will be completed by the time of the Manuscript Workshop. Workshops will be held in the Fall and Winter Terms.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Policy
Hearing Palestine embraces the UofT’s 2006 Statement of Equity, Diversity and Excellence. In light of that statement and in the interests of challenging the Palestine Exception to Academic Freedom, preference will be given to those scholars who are precariously employed (pre-tenure, limited term contracts) and center Palestine and Palestinian voices in their manuscript.
A PDF of this Call for Application can be found here.