Beatrice Bain Research Group Scholars in Residence Program

Scholars in Residence Program

The BEATRICE BAIN RESEARCH GROUP (BBRG), within the Department of Gender & Women’s Studies, is the University of California, Berkeley’s critical feminist research center, established in 1986 to support and coordinate feminist scholarship across disciplines. The BBRG is particularly interested in enabling research on gender in its intersections with sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, nation, religion, postcoloniality, globalization and transnational feminisms.

Each year, the BBRG hosts a new group of competitively selected scholars from the US and abroad for a period of one academic year (from August 15, 2018 to May 17, 2019). 

The BBRG Scholars-in-Residence Program is open to senior and junior faculty (tenured and untenured), visiting scholars, postdoctoral scholars and independent scholars, from any country, whose work is centrally on gender and women. Applicants must have received their PhD (*or its equivalent) at least one year prior to the projected beginning of their residency at BBRG.

*Equivalence can be established through degrees earned at foreign universities, or through personal or professional experience that provides a basis for pursuing the type of research and writing expected of someone holding a PhD degree.

The BBRG provides its Scholars-in-Residence with the following: visiting scholar status at University of California, Berkeley; access to University of California, Berkeley libraries and library privileges; a library orientation session customized for the purposes of the Scholar in Residence’s research; the possibility of student research assistants; shared office space; shared computer and internet access; a BBRG Scholars Writing/Reading Group which meets bi-monthly; and a forum for BBRG Scholars-in-Residence to present their scholarly or creative work to the Berkeley campus community and the public.

BBRG is non-stipendiary, and thus Scholars-in-Residence provide their own financial support during the residency. There are fees associated with residency at BBRG. Please see the website for full details.