[hackerspaces] Applications open for HASTAC Scholars 2016-2018

Lee M. von Kraus leevonk at gmail.com
Fri Sep 16 16:00:55 CEST 2016

What do HASTAC scholars get other than $300 per year?

Clarifying that will help you get more applicants.

On Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 6:44 PM, Kalle Westerling <
kwesterling1 at gradcenter.cuny.edu> wrote:

> Hello Hackerspace:ers,
> I hope the new academic year is off to a wonderful start!
> As some of you may know, I am one of the two co-directors of HASTAC
> Scholars, together with Allison Guess. I have added our bios below for
> those of you who I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting yet.
> With the new year under way, I wanted to let you know that we’d love for
> you to encourage students in your programs to apply for HASTAC Scholars. *The
> application period is now open, and closes on October 15. Please share this
> link with your students: bit.ly/apply-to-hastac-scholars
> <http://bit.ly/apply-to-hastac-scholars>.*
> For those of you who don’t know about the Scholars program, it is a
> student-centered network of Ph.D. and Master’s students who are interested
> in engaging the intersections of technology and learning. HASTAC Scholars
> apply this interest in varied ways, both in-person and online: by writing
> about their own work—their research questions; by amplifying amazing things
> happening on their respective campuses and regions; and by helping to
> develop forums, hosting local events, and representing HASTAC at other
> events. Scholars organize Twitter chats and host webinars to share tools,
> expertise, and resources. Taken together, these activities provide
> opportunities not only to share knowledge with others, but also to learn
> from peers about various technologies and tools, all while gaining
> expertise in particular skill sets, such as in conducting interviews,
> writing reviews, and participating in other intellectual, artistic, or
> community-based conversations.
> This year, we have extended the program to a new two-year structure so new
> prospective Scholars can apply now to be considered for a two-year term,
> from Fall 2016 to Spring 2018. We think that this extended timeline will go
> a long way toward building peer mentorship structures and keeping
> consistent activity and energy in the network year-round.
> As this year's HASTAC Scholars co-directors, we're excited for all we have
> in store this year! Here are a few things we're working on:
>    - Continuation of the University Worth Fighting For series. On
>    September 20, we will start with an event on Racism, Xenophobia, and
>    Populism <http://bit.ly/2cqGU19> on September 20 with speakers Jessie
>    Daniels, Mary Phillips, Linda Sarsour.
>    - Twitter chats to coincide with the University Worth Fighting For
>    events. The first one will be on September 20, at 2pm EDT. More information
>    to follow — see the link above!
>    - Interviews with past and present leaders and innovators in the
>    HASTAC Network. We have a number of them online already
>    <http://bit.ly/hastac-interviews>, and more are in the works,
>    including an in-depth interview with founder Cathy Davidson.
>    - Local projects at Scholars’ institutions.
>    - Webinars, skillshares, and special projects according to Scholars'
>    interests.
> We are especially encouraging groups of students who are part of the same
> program to apply, as we find that this greatly increases the vitality of
> the network. Remember that HASTAC Scholars are required to have a mentor
> who also sponsors a $300 fellowship for them; thank you in advance for
> sharing your time and expertise with these students, and for helping find a
> way for them to receive monetary or in-kind support. Please don't hesitate
> to contact us if you have any questions about how to make this work in your
> particular institutional context.
> Finally, in case you haven't had a chance to meet us, here is a bit of
> information about the two of us. If you’re interested, let us know and
> we’ll make sure to be in touch with you from time to time with news and
> updates about HASTAC Scholars. And of course, please feel free to reach out
> to us with any questions. You might also take a moment to like our Facebook
> page: http://www.facebook.com/HASTACScholars.
> *Allison Guess* is a PhD student in the program of Earth and
> Environmental Sciences (Geography), a Graduate Fellow at the Futures
> Initiative at the Graduate Center at CUNY and Co-Director of HASTAC
> Scholars. Her research is a contextual historiography of deliberate Black
> land constructions, throughout what became the western hemisphere, and
> Black people's relationships in, and to, those places/lands. Allison is
> looking at how such Black Land relationships connect with contemporary
> (voluntary reverse) migrations of Black millennials moving southward (South
> of U.S., Latin America and Caribbean) and eastward (West Coast of Africa)
> in the midst of the ongoingness of settler colonialism, racist capitalist
> development and anti-Black racism. Concerned with (Black) collective
> liberation, Allison is continuing to sync an epistemology of *Black
> geographic abundance* (Guess, 2016). Identifying herself a truth-telling
> messenger, Allison is a *geotheorist of Black relationships to land* (Tuck,
> Smith, Guess et al, 2014), and a longtime member of an organization called
> The Black/Land Project. Additionally, she is also the NYC Network Leader of
> a national Black-led organization called Outdoor Afro, which is steadfast
> in reconnecting Black people to the great outdoors. Allison serves as a
> student representative on the board of IRADAC at The Graduate Center, CUNY.
> Her published academic work appears in *Departures in Critical
> Qualitative Research*, *Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society* and
> she has co-authored an essay that appears in *American Quarterly*. You
> can follow Allison on Twitter at @AllisonGuess1
> <http://www.twitter.com/AllisonGuess1>.
> *Kalle Westerling* is a doctoral student in Performance and Theatre and a
> Futures Initiative Graduate Fellow at the Graduate Center, and Co-Director
> of HASTAC Scholars since 2014. His research concerns male-identified bodies
> in contemporary and historical American burlesque. An experienced designer,
> Kalle has created visualizations and graphics for the Futures Initiative
> since 2014. At the HASTAC 2016 conference, he was organizer and presenter
> in a roundtable on Digital Humanities in Theatre and Performance, and
> helped plan the HASTAC Scholars Unconference in 2016 and 2015. He also
> participated in the 2016 Digital Humanities Summer Institute. Additionally,
> Kalle is the Chair of Programming on the Board of Directors for CLAGS, and
> is a Board Member of OpenCUNY, an open-access, student-led publishing
> platform. You can follow Kalle on Twitter at @kallewesterling
> <http://www.twitter.com/kallewesterling>.
> Thank you for encouraging your students to apply! Please feel free to
> contact us at scholars at hastac.org with any questions.
> Our Very Best,
> Kalle Westerling (and on behalf of Allison Guess)
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