Last Reminder: Call for Faculty Fellowship Proposals 2019-2020

The Center for International Social Science Research (CISSR) invites University of Chicago faculty to submit proposals to join our cohort of Research Fellows for the 2019-2020 academic year. Through our Faculty Fellows program, CISSR funds individual and collaborative international, transnational and global projects that address contemporary and historical questions. Projects should be theoretically informed and empirically grounded and should stand to benefit from critical dialogue across disciplinary, methodological, and geographic boundaries.


University of Chicago faculty in any discipline or unit are welcome to apply. Priority will be given to projects led by faculty in the Division of the Social Sciences.


Submit applications via no later than 11:59 pm CST on December 3, 2018.

Financial Support

CISSR provides up to $25,000 for faculty research projects at any stage of development. Funds may be used for a wide range of research-related activities, including field and archival research, purchasing data, research assistance, or organizing a conference to plan and publish a special issue or edited volume.

For help with the application process, please contact Teresa Rodriguez, Center Supervisor, at

(773) 702-7721 or

Application Deadline

December 3, 2018




TUESDAY, Nov. 27

Pearson Institute

Welcoming the Refugees: Lessons of the European Crisis from a French Perspective

Pascal Brice (OFPRA)

6:30pm, Harris School, Room 142

1155 E. 60th St. Chicago, IL 



Institute of Politics

IPP: Germany After Merkel

Gary Herrigel

12:30pm, Institute of Politics

5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL



Seminary Co-Op

Enchanted America"

J. Eric Oliver

6:00pm, Seminary Co-Op

5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL


FRIDAY, Nov. 30

Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge

Controlling Readers, Policing Reception

1:30pm, Kent 107 

1020-24 E. 58th St., Chicago, IL


Seminary Co-Op

“DuBois’s Telegram"

Juliana Spahr

6:00pm, 57th Street Books

1301 E. 57th St., Chicago, IL


Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory

Immortality for All: A Trilogy of Films About Russian Cosmism

Anton Vidokle

7:00pm, Logan Center for the Arts, Room 201

915 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL


MONDAY, Dec. 3

UChicago Political Theory Workshop

John Rawls and the Politics of Philosophy

Katrina Forrester (Harvard)

12:00pm, Pick 506

5828 S. University Ave., Chicago, IL


Institute of Politics

Rewriting the American Narrative

Bryan Stevenson

5:30pm, Ida Noyes Hall, Cloister Club

1212 E. 59th  St., Chicago, IL



Pearson Institute

Lunch and Learn

Mariah Chishti

12:30pm, Harris Public Policy, Room 289A

1155 E 60th St., Chicago, IL


FRI-SAT, Dec. 7-8


Multidimensional Scaling and Ideal Point Estimation

Adam Kotsko, Anna Kornbluh

Fri 1-5 pm and Sat 9am-1pm, Pick 105

5828 S. University Ave, Chicago, IL



Becker-Friedman Institute

Development Day

Saieh Hall, Room 146

5757 S. University Ave.., Chicago, IL


Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture

The Life and Times of Timuel D. Black

Juliana Spahr

6:00pm, Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Hall

915 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL






 Nov. 27


Chicago Council on Global Affairs

North Korea: Can Cooperation Prevail Over Conflict?

5:30pm, 130 E Randolph St., Chicago, IL


 Nov. 28


Buffett Institute for Global Studies

The Feeling of Being Watched

7:00pm, Block Museum of Art

40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208


 Nov. 29


Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Textual and Visual Landscapes of Decolonization across (Portuguese) India and Southern Africa

David Stasavage (New York University)

8:30am, 180 N Stetson Avenue, Suite 1400, Chicago, IL


Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Symposium: The Next Transatlantic Generation

9:00pm, 130 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL


 Jan. 6-7


The Political Theology Network, UChicago Divinity, CISSR

Socialist Aspirations: Religion, Atheism, 

and Spiritual Life

Swift Common Room

1025 E. 58th St., Chicago, IL





“The World Makes Money Go Round"

CISSR Faculty Fellow, Kimberly Kay Hoang was recently featured in Commercial Investment Real Estate, a publication of the CCIM Institute. Hoang discusses the flow of investment capital across the globe and the people that need to come together to make it all happen. Read more...


Populism and the Link between Economics and Democracy

James Robinson, CISSR Faculty Fellow, was recently interviewed by the University of Chicago Public Policy Podcast. Robinson spoke on the link between economics and democracy, populism, and Professor Robinson’s upcoming work on liberty. Listen here...


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J.M. Coetzee Addresses Neubauer Collegium


Last month, the Neubaeur Collegium hosted former University professor and Nobel Laureate J.M. Coetzee to deliver the Collegium’s annual Director’s Lecture. Coetzee spoke on  the problematic ways in which the classic Children’s Encyclopedia propounded ideas of race, sex, and the notion of self-sacrifice through a particularly Anglo-Saxon framework. 

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