Freedom Lab Calls for Student Signature Work

Freedom Lab is excited to announce the W.E.B. and Shirley Graham Du Bois Award to DKU juniors whose Signature Work projects examine themes related to Freedom Lab. The Lab will fund up to ten projects, 5000rmb each, in order for students to explore their work in the spirit of WEB Du Bois and his wife, Shirley Graham Du Bois—two of the most consequential figures of US history who had left behind a legacy of human freedom and justice across the globe.

Students who pursue projects in relation to notions of freedom and unfreedom on any of the topics below are encouraged to apply:

  • Race, ethnicity, class and indigeneity
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Colonialism and empire
  • Slavery and apartheid
  • Citizenships and civil rights
  • Animal rights
  • Labor and migration
  • War and memory
  • Incarceration
  • Mental health
  • Dis/ability, aging and technology
  • Covid-19, Artificial Intelligence

To receive full consideration, please send the following to Eugenie Chao ( before March 31:

  1. Your most recent Signature Work proposal
  2. How you will use the 5000rmb award, e.g. plan an exhibition, archival research, food, travels, books, films, cost related to artistic production

Results will be announced by April 30, 2022.


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