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Call for Chicago Faculty: Literature, Philosophy, and Feminist and Queer Theory

The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research seeks scholars who are interested in joining our Associate Faculty in Chicago.  POSITION DESCRIPTION BISR Chicago launched in the Fall 2023 and is looking to expand its course offerings in the three following fields:  Philosophy Literature Feminist and Queer Theory Faculty will teach multiple seminars on the BISR model […]

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Student Encampment and Palestine Solidarity Support Links

This list will be updated periodically. If you wish to submit a link suggestion, please email ajay@thebrooklyninstitute.com The following list of resourced is currently NYC-focused (with more to come), but we will try to add others as requested: Columbia/Barnard (and other universities) Bail Funds: https://campusbailfunds.com/ The New School: https://linktr.ee/thenewschoolsjp?lt_utm_source=lt_share_link#381300827 CCNY/CUNY:  For those who may want […]

Late Light: Call for Art Submissions

Late Light, BISR’s in-house print journal, announces a call for art submissions, in whatever media (including photography), for inclusion in our shortly forthcoming second issue. Submissions will be considered for placement across full, half, quarter, or 1/8th of a page; commission fees range from $75-$200, depending on placement. Publication does not confer copyright to BISR. […]

BISR Endorses PACBI

In response to the call from Palestinian civil society for non-violent protest of the apartheid government in Israel, BISR pledges to conduct its institutional activities in accordance with the guidelines laid out by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) and affirms the reasoning behind them. Namely, BISR will neither […]

[CLOSED] Call for New York City-based Faculty (and Beyond): Critical Theory, Philosophy, Feminist and Queer Theory, and More

PLEASE NOTE: THE APPLICATION WINDOW IS NOW CLOSED. Brooklyn Institute for Social Research (BISR), a non-profit critical education and research institute that integrates rigorous but accessible scholarly study with the everyday lives of working adults, seeks scholars who are interested in joining our Associate Faculty to teach catalog courses in-person in New York City. We […]

Call for Faculty: Latinist

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, seeks an experienced Latinist to join our expanding language study program. Language instructors teach a total of 72 hours over 36 weeks and are competent to bring absolute […]

We’re hiring: AV Technician

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research is expanding its media programming! We’re looking for an experienced, versatile, self-motivated, and intellectually curious AV technician to perform a variety of AV tasks—from podcast production to video editing to streaming and live engineering—as we gear up to launch a new consolidated media website. This half-time position is ideally suited […]

2022 Year in Review: Looking Back, Looking Forward, and 10th Anniversary Giving

As 2022 draws to a close, so does Brooklyn Institute for Social Research’s 10th anniversary year. Over the last 12 months, BISR worked with well over 3000 students, across some 5 continents. In the past 10 years, over 13000. In 2022, BISR offered over 160 unique courses, across the humanities, social, and natural sciences. Over […]

The BISR Certificate Experience

The Certificate program is another example of the ways BISR has figured out how to give us the best parts of graduate education and strip away all the rest. – Josh Wallack, ’22-23 Certificate Student In Spring 2022, we launched the BISR Certificate for Critical Study, a year-long intensive program in which working adults curate […]

In Memoriam: Jeffrey Escoffier

We are grieved to share the news that Jeffrey Escoffier, a beloved BISR faculty member, passed away on Friday, May 20th. Jeffrey joined BISR in 2015 both as faculty and our research associate. Guiding students and faculty alike, he was a singular presence, someone whose extraordinary scholarly range—from psychoanalysis to studies of gender and sexuality, […]