Call for Visiting Scholars Spring 2024

We are now accepting applications from those interested in joining the Institute for Public Knowledge (IPK) as a visiting scholar during the spring 2024 semester. We are open to working with a wide range of scholars from across the humanities and social sciences, with a preference for research projects aligned with one of our current working groups. Current topics include cities and climate change, the global new right, race and public space, political polarization and radicalization, and artificial intelligence.

IPK is a hosting institution for scholars from other universities and organizations worldwide. Visiting Scholars pursue their own research while in residence at IPK and have secured external funding to support their time in New York City. No direct financial support is given by IPK to Visiting Scholars. However, they have access to many NYU research resources and opportunities for collaborative work and invitations to participate in internal and public-facing Institute activities.

Individuals interested in applying for consideration should contact by October 31, 2023. Please send us a sample of your scholarly work, CV, and two letters of recommendation. Feel free to call 212-992-9562 if you have questions about our visiting scholars program.

The Institute for Public Knowledge (IPK) was established in 2007 by the President and Provost of New York University as an interdisciplinary, university-wide social science research institute. Since September 2012, IPK has been directed by Eric Klinenberg, professor of sociology and author of the acclaimed books Heat Wave, Fighting for Air, and Going Solo. IPK brings theoretically serious scholarship to bear on major public issues. Located at NYU, it nurtures collaboration among social researchers in New York and worldwide. It builds bridges between university-based researchers and organizations pursuing practical action. It supports communication between researchers and broader publics, and it examines transformations in the public sphere.

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