The PATHS/Area Centers Public Lectureship Prize

Are you a Ph.D. student working on Latin America, East Asia, the Middle East, or Eastern Europe and Russia/Eurasia? Are you interested in improving your public speaking skills by presenting your research to community audiences? Apply for the PATHS/Area Centers Public Lectureship Prize to share your global research with local populations. Recipients will receive a $200 stipend and logistical support for planning a talk at a Chicago-area school, public library, or other community venue. Recipients will also engage in required GRADTalk public speaking training as they prepare for their presentations.

To apply, send your CV, an abstract of your proposed 45-minute presentation, and a short (250 words or less) explanation of how your proposed topic would engage and inform a general audience to Past presentation topics have included “Cool Japan: Anime, Manga and Their Place in Popular Culture” and “Why We Ventured North: The Social Origins of Mexican Migration to the U.S. Since the 1920s.”

*Applications for this round must be received by Friday, November 17 at 5:00 p.m.*

Supported by the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS), Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS), Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies (CEERES), and Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) with generous funding from the Title VI National Resource Centers progam of the US Department of Education.