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Skidmore College
American Studies Department

New York University Dissertation Fellow

(Program is currently suspended)

The American Studies Department at Skidmore College offers ABD New York University students a fellowship known as the NYU Minority Dissertation Fellowship in American Studies. The recipient of this Fellowship teaches two courses a year to undergraduates, both in the Spring term, including a team-taught section of Methods and Approaches in American Studies and a course in the fellow's dissertation field or other area of expertise. The fellow will have only light administrative duties in the Fall term in order to allow for dissertation work and course preparation. Some teaching experience is required as well as a strong desire to be mentored by colleagues in the department.

Fellowship Recipient Courses Taught at Skidmore
Alondra Nelson  
Fall 1999 - Spring 2001
Methods & Approaches
Civil Rights in the 20th Century U.S.
Jerry Philogene 
Fall 2001 - Spring 2003
(And then as a sabbatical replacement)
Methods & Approaches
African-American Women
in the Visual Arts
Caribbean American Identities
Am. Cult. Periods: 1920s
Black Feminist Thought
Sujani K. Reddy
Fall 2003 - Spring 2005
Methods & Approaches
 Race, Ethnicity & Migration
African American Experience
Richard Kim
Fall 2005 - Spring 2007
Methods & Approaches
Sex, Gender & U.S. Empire
AIDS & the Public Sphere
Critical Whiteness (team-taught)
André Carrington
Fall 2007 - Spring 2009 
Methods & Approaches
Popular Culture