Through this program, an individual working professionally on issues related to justice, equality, and community will take a residency at Davidson for a given period of time. Examples of possible practitioners might include: a poet, a refugee advocate, a non-profit leader, a labor organizer, a museum director, an LGBTQ rights attorney, a racial justice activist, or a performing artist.
The practitioner-in-residence will engage students in the ways that structural inequality impacts the distribution of social goods such as human rights, health care, wealth, education, artistic representations, environmental resources, and cultural products.
Davidson will provide support (salary, benefits, and programming funds) for residencies which could range from two weeks to one year. Preference will be given to longer residencies. Practitioners-in-residence might offer lectures or teach-ins, meet individually with students and student groups, collaborate with community organizations to lead public presentations or community conversations, create public art or literature related to justice, equality, and community in the Davidson community, and ultimately help to transcend boundaries between classroom and community.
We anticipate at least one residency each year for three years. The terms and obligations of these residencies will vary, but all will seek to create connections between campus and the broader community with the ultimate goal of enabling transformation of the student experience of the humanities, both within and outside of the curricula.
Please electronically submit responses to the questions below to nominate a candidate for the Public Humanities Practitioner-in-Residence program. Responses can be edited up to the final deadline. Those making nominations should be Davidson College faculty, students, or staff. Questions about possible nominations may be directed to Patricia Tilburg. You can find her contact information on the Steering Committee page.