EMR Scholars Program

Apply by Monday, February 14, 2022.

During the Spring and Fall of 2022, EMR will be offering a total of four two-event interdisciplinary workshops on the interconnections of ethnicity, migration, and Indigeneity. Each workshop is designed as a collaborative and interdisciplinary opportunity for deep academic engagement, and will welcome a small cohort of committed undergraduate students to delve into the intersections of different fields of study:

• Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Latinx Intersections with Prof. Paula Park from Wesleyan University (March 10, 2022, 9:30-11:30 EST)
• Afro-Latinx Dialogues (Fall 2022)
• Global Indigeneity (Fall 2022)
• Refugees and Migrants in Transnational Perspective (Fall 2022)

Students need to apply to participate in these workshops. Each workshop will welcome four students and will consist of two meetings:

a. Workshop with a facilitator: A two-hour workshop with a faculty facilitator. The four students will commit to come fully prepared to the workshop and be active participants. EMR will provide all the materials. By the end of the two-hour workshop the participants will have come up with three main questions for further dialogue. Professor Paula Park (Wesleyan University) will facilitate the first workshop on intersections between AAPI and Latinx Studies (March 10).

b. A week later EMR will host a public one-hour roundtable where both the facilitator and the student participants will have a conversation around the three questions of the workshop. The roundtable will be on Zoom, so it is accessible to everyone. The roundtable will end with a Q&A section.

The student participants of the workshops will become the first cohort of EMR Scholars, and they will commit to fully participate in the workshop, write a short reflection about the theme of their workshop, and take part in the roundtable. They will be rewarded with the readings assigned by the facilitator and a $200 stipend.

At the end of the series of workshops, EMR will award a Best Reflection Prize.

• Take active part in the workshop (two hours) and the roundtable (1 hour)
• Complete all the readings for the workshop and the roundtable, and come fully prepared
• Completion of a short reflection on the theme of the workshop

What you will receive for your commitment:
• $200 stipend
• Materials for the workshop
• Opportunity for a unique, deep, fulfilling, and innovative academic engagement
• Become part of the first cohort of EMR Scholars

The link to the application can be found here >>

If you have questions about the process or the seminars, you can contact the EMR program director at eleanor_craig@fas.harvard.edu.