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Deadline: Spring 2018 Civic Liberal Arts Student Fellowships

Friday, October 20, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Applications are due October 20th, 2017


What is a CLA Student Fellowship?

Thanks to a generous donation from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, each semester Lang offers a suite of Civic Liberal Arts courses that brings community partners, called Visiting Fellows, into Lang classrooms.  This program offers a rare opportunity to learn from distinguished non-faculty professionals in a variety of fields.  In addition, Civic Liberal Arts employs one paid Student Fellow per course, who supports the class through projects designed in conversation with the faculty and the Visiting Fellow. Work might include research assistance, assuming a leadership role in class discussions, documenting the course, and supporting class events.  This is an opportunity for undergraduate students to assume teaching assistant responsibilities while learning and receiving course credit.



Student fellows are compensated on the basis of the type of class they take: 

-4-credit courses: $1,000 (approx. 50 hours of work per semester)

-2-credit intensives: $500 (approx. 25 hours of work per semester)

Spring 2018 CLA course descriptions can be found below.  Students may only apply to be a fellow for one course each semester.  Fellows must register for the course.  Please email Danielle Goldman with any questions.


Spring 2018 CLA Courses

Becoming Generation Citizen (4 credits)
LPOL 3070, CRN 7030
Lang Faculty: Deva Woodly (Politics)
Visiting Fellow: Sarah Andes (Generation Citizen)
T/R 11:55-1:35

Peace to the Poets: Using Spoken Word and Music to Change the World and Yourself (4 credits)
LHIS 3043, CRN 6770
Lang Faculty: Jeremy Varon (History)
Visiting Fellow: Luke Nephew (The Peace Poets)
Fridays 12:10-2:50

Scene Study: Prison Plays (4 credits)
LTHR 3600, CRN 6097
Lang Faculty: Zishan Ugurlu (Theater)
Visiting Fellow: John Runowicz, (The Fortune Society)
M/W 11:55-1:35

Creative Placemaking in Harlem (2 credits)
LINA 2072, CRN 7078
Lang Faculty: Ivan Raykoff (Contemporary Music)
Visiting Fellow: Michael Henry Adams
M 3:50-6:30

Global Voices: Sri Lanka
LMUS 3037, CRN 6166
Lang Faculty: Evan Rapport (Contemporary Music)
Visiting Fellow: Naomi Sturn (Center for Traditional Music and Dance)
Tuesdays 3:50-6:30

Experimental Mysticism: The History and Science of Psychedelic Research
LREL 3310, CRN 6437
Lang Faculty: Christopher Kelley (Religious Studies)
Visiting Fellow: Katherine MacLean, (The Center for Optimal Living)
M/W 11:55-1:35

Bodies, Gender, and domination (4 credits)
LPHI 3036 AX, CRN 7525
Lang Faculty: Chiara Bottici (Philosophy)
Visiting Fellow Jamieson Webster, (Das Unbehagen)
Thursdays 9-11:40

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