Mandel Center for the Humanities

Race B4 Race Social Media Fellows

At RaceB4Race, we aim to create opportunities for public engagement with premodern critical race studies, bringing broader attention to more complete and accurate narratives about the past and its modern uses. To do so, we must equip public intellectuals undergoing this work with skills and knowledge to protect their personal safety in digital spaces. 

Feminists and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color have frequently been the targets of online harassment. As the political rhetoric and maneuvers have increased against critical race theory, doing antiracist work online in social media spaces may put RaceB4Race scholars in the crosshairs of online harassment. We believe that we need to equip our scholars with information, strategies, and structural support before they decide to do public antiracist work.

The RaceB4Race Social Media Fellows program, directed by Dorothy Kim at Brandeis University, invites Brandeis internal applications (faculty and graduate students) for the 2022 cohort. 4 Brandeis Fellows will participate in a series of digital safety workshops. Brandeis Fellows will receive a stipend of $1,000 at the completion of the workshop funded by the Mandel Humanities Center. 

The application deadline has passed. Contact Dorothy Kim with any questions.