Bill Ayers @ SJI Fall Welcome Reception, 2014

Sawyer Seminar


SJI is hiring for the Sawyer Seminar

Below are position descriptions for the Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2 dissertation fellowships (UIC students only), and the Sawyer Program Coordinator. Please check individual position descriptions for application deadlines. Please contact Emily Williams at emilywil@uic.edu with any questions.

Sawyer Postdoctoral Fellow (deadline extended!)

Sawyer Dissertation Fellows (UIC students only)

Sawyer Program Coordinator


Below are links to the abbreviated Sawyer Seminar Proposal and the Sawyer Seminar Working Group bios:

Sawyer Seminar Proposal

Sawyer Seminar Working Group




UIC wins Mellon grant for social justice series

The University of Illinois at Chicago’s Social Justice Initiative has been awarded a $175,000 Sawyer Seminar grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a yearlong seminar series beginning in January.


The Sawyer Seminar operates like a temporary research center for interdisciplinary exchange in the humanities and social sciences, where faculty, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students and guest speakers participate in intensive study and public programs...(read more)


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