HBI Seminar Series - Female Interpreters of Religious Law: Women’s leadership as Clergy, Educators, Advisors and Judges (Spring 2017)
Scholars working in any religious tradition whose work explores developments in women's religious leadership are invited to apply for this semester long residency. This program will be directed by Lisa Fishbayn Joffe, director of the HBI Project on Gender, Culture, Religion and Law.
Participants will meet twice monthly for luncheon seminars in which they discuss their ongoing work. Participants will: (1) present one public lecture, which may consist of a presentation to an appropriate Brandeis class; (2) present one "teach in" session for HBI staff; (3) present a lecture or participate in a round-table at a 1-day conference that will be organized during the last week of the SIR Program.
The accepted program recipient(s) will receive a monthly stipend to support her/his research. In addition, recipients will receive (shared) office space at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University and access to all available Brandeis University resources.
SIRs may also contribute to the HBI’s Donna Sudarsky Memorial Working Paper Series, or write for the HBI blog, Fresh Ideas from HBI.
Participants are invited to take part in all HBI activities, but they are not required to do so.
Open to applicants regardless of gender or religion. Applications from outside the United States and North America are welcome.
Please submit each of the following items through the online application.
Letter of introduction
Literature review (if appropriate)
Three professional letters of reference
Writing sample (10 page maximum)
Three suggested topics for a public and/or academic lecture (note that these are only tentative topics and may be changed if deemed appropriate by both the HBI and the scholar.)
Statement explaining where you learned about this opportunity.
Submitting Proposals & Deadline
In addition to completing the online form, applicants should send hard copies of all attachments to:
The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute
Waltham, MA 02454-9110