New Directions in Feminist Research seminar director



Each autumn, the Center for Feminist Research will invite proposals from USC scholars in any school or discipline to be the annual Director of the “New Directions in Feminist Research” seminar.  Candidates should propose a broadly thematic, interdisciplinary topic for a research seminar derived from their own ongoing research. Topics must be related to feminism or gender studies or employ feminist approaches or methods. Directors will help select New Directions Fellows to participate in a year-long scholarly seminar focusing on collaborative discussion of works in progress related to the chosen seminar theme.  Seminar Directors will receive $5000 in research funding and, if they hold positions within the College, release from teaching one course (pending deans’ final approval in each case.)  Director will also manage a small programming budget.  Seminar format is flexible but must include at least six meetings over the academic year.



The 2013-14 New Directions Seminar on "Global Capitalism and Intimate Industries" is directed by Rhacel Parrenas (Sociology & Gender Studies) with these fellows: Katie Hasson (Sociology), Chaitanya Lakimsetti (Gender Studies & Center for Feminist Research), Nathaniel Burke (Sociology), Feng-Mei Heberer (Critical Studies), Erin Kamler (Communication), Demetrios Psihopaides (Sociology).

  • Center for Feminist Research
  • University of Southern California
  • Mark Taper Hall of Humanities
  • Room 422
  • 3501 Trousdale Parkway
  • Los Angeles, California
  • 90089-4352 USA