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In Memoriam: David Landes

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research mourns the death of David Landes—a student, early supporter, and eventual BISR board member. David began his relationship with BISR in a 2014 Kant course. Over the next five years, he continued to learn with us in classes even as he simultaneously contributed his time and expertise to BISR as […]

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Open Call for NYC Faculty

The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research (BISR), a non-profit critical education and research institute which integrates rigorous but accessible scholarly study with the everyday lives of working adults and re-imagines scholarship for the 21st century, seeks scholars who are interested in joining our faculty to teach and design rigorous seminar-style courses for adult students in […]

Call for Michigan Faculty: History, Political Economy, Urban Studies

The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, a non-profit critical education and research institute which integrates rigorous but accessible scholarly study with the everyday lives of working adults and re-imagines scholarship for the twenty-first century, seeks scholars who are interested in joining our Michigan faculty to teach and design rigorous seminar-style courses for adult students. We […]

Call for Philadelphia Volunteers

BISR Philadelphia is looking for volunteers! Volunteering for BISR may involve assisting at public events, distributing flyers, or providing technical help. We welcome volunteers with a wide array of skills. Volunteers may take one Brooklyn Institute course per year free of charge. If interested, please email theodra@thebrooklyninstitute.com (subject line: “Volunteering”) with a paragraph or two […]

We’re Hiring: AV Technician

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research is hiring a part-time AV technician to assist with a variety of AV tasks, including setting up and running audio and video recording systems at public events, editing recorded audio and video, and providing technical consultation and assistance as needed. Thorough, hands-on knowledge of contemporary AV technology and experience editing […]

Call for Philadelphia Faculty

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, a non-profit critical education and research institute which integrates rigorous but accessible scholarly study with the everyday lives of working adults and re-imagines scholarship for the 21st century, seeks scholars who are interested in joining our Philadelphia faculty to teach and design rigorous seminar-style courses for adult students. We are […]

BISR’s Raphaële Chappe Awarded Open Society Fellowship

The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research is proud to announce that Raphaële Chappe, core faculty member in economics and political economy, has been selected to receive an Open Society Fellowship for 2019. Granted by Open Society Foundations, the Fellowship will provide Chappe with significant support and resources to research and produce work on problems of […]

BISR 2018 Year in Review

Dear Friends of the Brooklyn Institute, BISR’s work is predicated on a simple, shared notion: that people desire a rich, intellectual life, that people deserve such a life. Whether it’s concentrated on the burning topics of the day or the furthest flights of fancy, the life of the mind is not some rarefied museum piece […]

Call for Faculty Applications: Sociology, Political Economy, or History of Race; Art History

The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, a non-profit critical education and research institute which integrates rigorous but accessible scholarly study with the everyday lives of working adults and re-imagines scholarship for the 21st century, seeks scholars who are interested in joining our New York City faculty to teach and design rigorous seminar-style courses for adult […]

BISR Launches “Educator Access” with Support from the Teagle Foundation

The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of a $35,000 grant, awarded by Teagle Foundation, to support the launch of Educator Access, a new program designed to connect K-12 and community college teachers to BISR’s wide catalogue of courses in the liberal arts and science. Through Educator […]