Early Career Workshop

The Center for Women’s History announces the fifth cohort of its Early Career Workshop (ECW). During the academic year 2021-2022, a select group of doctoral candidates and new scholars in the fields of American women’s and gender history will meet monthly to workshop their writing with a rotating pair of scholars drawn from the Center for Women's History Scholarly Advisory Board. As part of the ECW, participants also receive individualized feedback and coaching from an editor from an academic press on scholarly publishing.

By bringing together the brightest scholars in our field, the Center for Women's History aims to incubate new ideas and methodologies, establish networks between new and established scholars, and help cultivate research and writing skills.

To Apply

The Early Career Workshop is not currently accepting applications. The next application deadline will be in summer 2022.

Applicants must be doctoral candidates (ABD) currently in the writing stages of a dissertation or a newly-minted Ph.D. working on a book proposal or first book manuscript. The dissertation or book topic must primarily use methodologies and content related to gender or women’s history. The central geography of the project must be in the United States. The ECW especially welcomes applications from scholars working on the intersection of race, class, gender, sexuality, and ability as well as scholars working to promote social and political equity.

All ECW participants must commit to attending nine monthly meetings between September 2021 and May 2022, reading and preparing comments for two papers each month, and preparing and circulating their own writing to be workshopped at one meeting during the year. For the 2021-2022 academic year, the workshop will meet remotely via Zoom.

The Early Career Workshop welcomes applicants of all genders, backgrounds, and abilities.

Please direct any questions to Nicole Mahoney, Ph.D., Manager of Scholarly Initiatives, at nicole.mahoney@nyhistory.org.

2021-22 Early Career Workshop Participants

Alexandra Garrett, Ph.D., Institute for Thomas Paine Studies, Iona College
Allison Robinson, Ph.D., New-York Historical Society
Anna K. Danziger Halperin, Ph.D., New-York Historical Society, CUNY SPS
Bailey Dick, Ph.D., Ohio University 
Caitlin Wiesner, Ph.D., Mercy College
Christina Thomas, Johns Hopkins University
Evelyn Kessler, University of Chicago
Joanna Behrman, Ph.D., American Institute of Physics
Joanne Jahnke-Wegner, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Karintha Lowe, Harvard University
Keren Ben-Horin, New York University
Laura Earls, University of Delaware
Madeline DeDe-Panken, The Graduate Center, CUNY
María Esther Hammack, Ph.D., McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania       
Mariana Brandman, University of Chicago

2020-2021 Early Career Workshop biographies and abstracts.