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We are delighted to announce four UC Davis faculty have been selected to participate in the inaugural cohort of the “P.L.A.C.E. with CAMPSSAH Writing Community.”

“Professors Leveraging A Community of Engagement (PLACE) with CAMPSSAH” is a University of California Office of the President 2020-2022 Advancing Faculty Diversity through Improved Climate and Retention grant under the direction of Kimberly Nettles-Barcelón.

The goal of PLACE is to promote the development and retention of faculty by providing resources and programs in three areas: community, leadership, and recognition.

PLACE is an interdisciplinary hub for research activities for faculty of color, URM faculty and those faculty whose work forms the foundation of inclusive excellence at UC Davis.

In addition to the Writing Community, P.L.A.C.E. also recently announced four additional award initiatives: a Scholar of the Quarter Award, Manuscript Workshop, Post-Tenure Start-up Award, and Summer Writing Retreat.

The P.L.A.C.E. Writing Community is a bi-weekly, two-quarter writing support group for social science, arts, and humanities faculty working on a second book-length proposal. Participants will also have access to a professional writing consultant, Elena K. Abbott of Ink Blotter to facilitate the process.

Upon successful completion of the writing group, participants will receive $3,000 in Academic Enrichment Funds.

We anticipate opening the application period for the second writing community cohort in the fall 2021 quarter.

2021 Recipients:

Corrie Decker, History

Puberty Matters: Age, Sex, and Race in Twentieth-Century East Africa

Margaret Laurena Kemp, Theater and Dance

Voicing the Sensuous/A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Awakening all the Sounds of Human Communication

Erica Kohl-Arenas, American Studies

Outlaws, Runaways and Dreamers: The Cultural Politics of Radical California

Cecilia Tsu, History

Starting Over: Refugee Resettlement in the Reagan Era

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