How long will it be before someone calls the word “fellowship” problematic?

Campus Reform reports:

JMU scholars assemble ‘feminist scholarship’ fellowship

James Madison University will hold its first meeting for a new faculty fellowship community to advance “feminist scholarship” on Friday.

The university was seeking faculty applicants for the “Madison Fellowship,” geared toward “sustaining feminist scholarship at JMU.” The fellowship is described as a “faculty community dedicated to sustaining feminist scholarship both on-campus and in [applicants’] own research projects.”

“Participants will have the opportunity to write together weekly in an unstructured accountability group,” according to JMU. The group will meet monthly to discuss questions such as “What makes scholarship feminist?” and “How do we sustain feminist scholarship at JMU?”

Faculty participants will be expected to further a feminist project, interact with fellow scholars to aid their efforts, and find methods for maintaining a “feminist scholarship community.”

The group will be facilitated by JMU associate professor of anthropology Rebecca Howes-Mischel, who is currently studying the “gendered contexts of human microbiome research,” which she says involves speaking with birth attendants and scientists, as well as monitoring academic and larger, societal trends.


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