Emerging Scholars Program

The emerging scholars program is a collaboration between the Dean of Faculty’s office, the Office of Equity and Inclusion along with funds from the Mellon Foundation. The program provides financial support to departments and programs to bring historically underrepresented and marginalized scholars to Bates College to participate in a variety of academic and student development activities. The emerging scholars program is a collaboration between the offices of the Dean of Faculty and the Vice President of Equity and Inclusion.

The chief goals of the program are: to introduce Bates faculty and undergraduate students to historically underrepresented and marginalized scholars and the fields and areas of study those scholars occupy, to broaden our institutional networks, to catalyze and normalize the inclusion of scholars from historically underrepresented and marginalized backgrounds in the intellectual life of departments and programs, and to help students from historically underrepresented and marginalized backgrounds imagine Bates College and Higher Education as a place they can persist and thrive.

Consideration for emerging scholars program funds will begin in late January 2020.

Please contact The Office of Equity and Inclusion at equityandinclusion@bates.edu to request additional information.

Updated: January 2020

"New Approaches to Early Modern Literature and Culture"Monday, 9/26, beginning at 9:00am and continuing throughout the day until 4:30pmCommons 221/222Eight diverse presentations followed up by roundtable discussions Welcome!The New Scholars Symposium in Early Modern Literature and CultureA Unique One-Day ConferenceOn September 26, the Department of English will convene a unique one-day conference on studies of Early Modern literature and culture. This event is related to a new initiative at the college, the Bates College New Scholars Series, sponsored by the Office of Equity and Diversity, which aims to support the diversification of the faculty by providing funding and administrative support for symposia and lecture series featuring emerging scholars from historically underrepresented groups, specifically defined as including African Americans, Alaska Natives, Arab Americans, Asian Americans, Latinas/os, Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders.1:30-3:10pm PAPER SESSIONModerator: Sylvia FedericoAileen Liu, “’Nor the time nor place”: Storytelling in Cymbeline”Kirsten Mendoza, “Dido’s Sacrifice: A Critique of Empire through the Hindu Sati and Marlowe’s Dido,Queen of Carthage”Jennifer Park, “Discandying Cleopatra: Preserving Cleopatra’s Infinite Variety in Shakespeare’s Antonyand Cleopatra”Jose Villagrana, “Sir Philip Sidney, Courtier Prophet”