are currently closed. Any further postdoctoral fellowship opportunities will be posted here in early March, 2020.
Please address questions to Charlene Villaseñor Black, CriticalMissionStudies@chicano.ucla.edu or firstname.lastname@example.org
Funded by the University of California Office of the President (UCOP), Critical Mission Studies is a two-year initiative (Jan 2019-June 2021) that seeks a new critical engagement with our state’s history through the lens of the missions, vastly mythologized and profoundly understudied. Through reconsideration of the missions as both physical sites and foci of interpretation, we pursue new research that surfaces both Native and Mexican/Mexican-American voices in the history of California and the US. Reflecting trends in public history over the last decade, our research will foster more complex, multidimensional public engagements with difficult histories. California’s 21 missions are an imperfect, partial, yet essential lens to access California’s various histories and engage in nuanced and frank encounters with the past, particularly with the genocide of California Indians, with UC scholars at the helm, producing data-driven studies.
“Critical Mission Studies at California’s Crossroads,” University of California Multicampus Research Program Initiative (MRPI): https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/press-room/mrpi-2019-awards