Hoover Library & Archives Accepting Applications for the 2018 Workshop on Political Economy

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 7:30pm
Hoover Library & Archives Accepting Applications for the 2018 Workshop on Political Economy

Above: Leah Wright Rigueur, assistant professor of public policy at Harvard University and author of The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power (2015), presents the keynote address of the 2017 Workshop on Political Economy.

The deadline to apply for the 2018 Hoover Archives Summer Workshop on Political Economy is quickly approaching. The Hoover Library & Archives will be accepting applications until January 31, 2018.

The Workshop will be held at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, from June 25-June 29, 2018. It brings together an interdisciplinary slate of scholars who are using the collections of the Hoover Institution Library & Archives to study political economy, broadly defined. A wide range of research is suitable for this program, but participants must utilize the extensive holdings of the Hoover Library & Archives. Past participants have included historians, economists, sociologists, and political scientists.  Scholars from any field who would benefit from immersion in the archives are welcome.  Applicants must be holders of the PhD or scholars with a commensurate publication record, or be advanced graduate students.

This year’s keynote presentation will be given by Steve Teles, associate professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University and author of The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement: The Battle for Control of the Law.

Participating scholars are expected to have an active research program and to spend each day working in the Hoover Library & Archives. They will attend a daily group lunch, two group dinners, a keynote address by a visiting scholar, and make an informal lunchtime presentation on their research.

If admitted to the workshop, scholars will be provided with a $2500 honorarium, intended to cover lodging and transportation.  Alternative compensation will be arranged for international participants who do not hold a US Social Security or TIN number. Please note, international participants are subjected up to 37% tax on all payments.

Applicants are encouraged to read about the 2014, 20152016 and 2017 workshops to learn more about the research topics and approaches that are suited to the workshop.
All applicants are required to submit their applications online with the following:

  • Contact information
  • One page CV
  • A proposal of fewer than 750 words describing your research project, including the names of Hoover collections you plan to use and why they are necessary for your project
  • Names and contact information for two academic references familiar with your research (no formal letter required)

Application deadline: January 31, 2018
Award notification: March 15, 2018
Workshop: June 25-29, 2018

Additional Information

  • Applications and recommendations must be submitted online in English
  • All awards are subject to the availability of funds and the ability to secure appropriate visa arrangements

Above: Participants in the 2017 Workshop on Political Economy.