Hunter College invites K-12 educators to become one of twenty-five participating National Endowments for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Scholars to explore New York City through the fascinating perspective of Latinos who have helped shape the culture and rhythm of this city. Teachers of all subjects are encouraged to apply.
The NEH summer institute Latino Identity in New York runs from July 10 to July 29 at Hunter College and is supported through a generous grant from the NEH.
The Summer Scholars receive a stipend of $2,700 and may obtain in-service or graduate credits. The institute examines the story of immigration in America through the eyes of Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Dominicans and Mexicans who have set down roots in New York City and have come to reevaluate their identities as Latinos and as Americans, all the while creating ties to their new home and transforming the neighborhoods where they live.
The program investigate the divisions and subcultures created by the mix of Anglos, Latinos, and African Americans, and how the different cultures contribute to create vibrant forms of music, art, literature and language.
Completed applications must be submitted to the project directors and should be postmarked no later than March 1. Successful applicants will be notified of their selection on Friday, April 1, and they will have until Tuesday, April 5 to accept or decline the offer. Application Requirements:
-Complete application cover sheet (link)
-A resume or brief biography.
-An application essay.
-Two letters of recommendation.
-Application essay should address:
-Reasons for applying to the institute.
-Interest, both academic and personal, in the subject.
-Qualifications to do the work of the project and contribute to the institute.
-Hopes to accomplish and how the work in the institute will benefit your teaching.
The essay may be written in English or Spanish. Mail applications to: María Hernández-Ojeda, Department of Romance Languages, Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue NewYork, NY 10065-5024.
For more information: www.hunter.cuny.edu/romancelanguages/neh.
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