The Center for Black, Brown, and Queer Studies Pedagogy Summer Fellowship 2022

The Center for Black, Brown, and Queer Studies (BBQ+) is an independent Center dedicated to interdisciplinary research, pedagogy, and mentorship in critical race, Indigenous, postcolonial, and queer studies. Our fellowship brings together a diverse group of scholars from undergraduates to postgraduates working across these fields in a collaborative and supportive environment.

Review of applications begins April 10th, 2022.

Contact the Pedagogy Lab Director, Caitlin Gunn (, with any questions.

The Pedagogy Lab at the Center for Black, Brown and Queer Studies brings together a diverse group of scholars focused on creating, sharing, and implementing open educational resources (OER) and teaching strategies. 2022 Fellows will create OER for high school and college classrooms, and receive regular training, workshops, and opportunities for career development in a collaborative and supportive environment. This fellowship will support a cohort of graduate students, early career scholars, and non-traditional educators. The ideal fellow will have previous classroom and/or teaching experience and a commitment to critical pedagogy as a fundamental part of their career. 

Fellows will spend the summer creating open access educational materials in the form of audio shorts that blend guided meditation, storytelling, oral history, and podcast. Participants will produce two open access audio shorts, attend weekly check-ins and pedagogy clinics from teaching experts, and are expected to return to present their work at the Pedagogy Lab’s annual conference. 

Our bodies and minds have been through so much during the past several years of pandemic, racial trauma, attacks on the rights of queer and trans youth, and the threat of international conflict. With these cultural forces in mind, the theme of this year’s pedagogy lab fellowship and conference is Unruly Bodies. Topics that respond to this theme may include but are not limited to: 

  • disability studies
  • trans and queer experience, rights, and policy
  • public health
  • fatness studies
  • somatic pedagogies and techniques
  • mindfulness in the classroom
  • online learning
  • Student experiences of stress, trauma, and precarity

The workload is 2 hours of meetings and 6 hours of independent work weekly. 

The fellowship period is June 1st to August 31st. Fellows will receive a stipend of $5,000 paid at the beginning of the summer, in addition to other research expenses as necessary for completing their projects. The fellowship will be conducted virtually. 

To Apply:

Review of applications begins April 10th, 2022. To Apply, please fill out this application form, and include the following materials in a single PDF file with the title “Last name_BBQ Pedagogy Fellowship 2022”

  • 1 page CV
  • 1/2 page teaching philosophy
  • 1/2 page pitch for one audio project

Listen to former projects created by Pedagogy Fellows.

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