Call for Applications: Summer Institute for East Asian Studies-Media and Mediation in East Asia: Assemblages and Global Flows at the University of Pittsburgh

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Applications for a 3-day intensive virtual academic workshop are invited from early career scholars who have received their PhD after 2015. Eight scholars in a range of disciplines will be selected from a pool of international applicants. Scholars will engage with leading East Asian studies faculty to workshopping article-length manuscripts in preparation for peer review journal publication. Presentations during the workshop will highlight research and teaching objectives. Selected fellows will join Dr. Charles Exley, Dr. Kun Qian and other faculty from the University of Pittsburgh as well as distinguished senior scholars Dr. Joshua Neves (Concordia), Dr. Daisuke Miyao (University of California, San Diego) and Dr. Meihong Bao (UC Berkeley), for three days, June 2 – June 4, 2021. The workshop will be conducted remotely via Zoom. Scholars who participate in the program will receive a $1000 honorarium. Each scholar will give a public presentation on current research, submit a polished draft of work in progress for review and critique by a panel of peers and faculty, and prepare a draft syllabus for the development of a course on this year’s theme: Media and Mediation in East Asia: Assemblages and Global Flows ( Scholars will participate in daily lectures, panel discussions, workshops, and related formal activities, as well as informal networking and social events. Applications must include a cover letter with details on research interests and experience, a CV, a writing sample, and the names and contact information of two references. Please send these materials by April 10th to Dr. Joseph S. Alter, Director of the Asian Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh at Early applications are strongly encouraged. Selected applicants will be notified by April 15, 2021.