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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 […]

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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 […]

We’re Hiring: Office Manager

The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research is looking for a part-time Office Manager (approx. 15-20 hours/week) to perform a variety of bookkeeping and administrative functions that support the Institute’s overall operations. Responsibilities include: Serve as point person for all payment related information and inquiries from vendors, customers, and faculty; Maintain payment schedules for faculty and […]

We’re Hiring: Administrative Assistant

The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research is hiring an administrative assistant! The position is part-time and at the outset will require a time commitment of ~10 hours per week (hours may increase based on ability and institutional growth). We’re looking to fill the position as soon as possible. The deadline to apply is February 23rd. […]

Call for New Faculty Applications

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 faculty to teach and design rigorous seminar-style courses for adult students in various […]

Ajay Singh Chaudhary Named 2018 Roddenberry Fellow

The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research (BISR) is pleased to announce that founder and Executive Director Ajay Singh Chaudhary has been named an inaugural Roddenberry Fellow. Chaudhary is one of 20 recipients chosen for their commitment to their communities and the potential for sustainable impact in their work. Through the Roddenberry Fellowship, BISR will receive […]

BISR 2017 Year in Review

Dear Friends of the Brooklyn Institute, Last year at this time, amid concerns about growing social, economic, and political crises, BISR outlined an ambitious plan to expand our unique model of community-based education. We believe that creating spaces for informed, critical inquiry is essential for a humane and democratic society. Over the last twelve months, […]

BISR Network Pedagogy Summits

Last week, we held “pedagogy summits” at our new BISR Network centers in Cincinatti, Ohio and Detroit, Michigan. This was the first chance for our new regional directors Angela Erisman and Stefany Golberg to sit down in person with Executive Director Ajay Singh Chaudhary and new, local BISR faculty and friends. We workshopped pedagogical strategies, […]