Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice

Opportunities at the Center

About Reimagining New England Histories Project

Brown University faculty members can apply for funds to support the development or expansion of a course along the themes of the Reimagining New England Histories project. Themes include: the maritime perspective, place & Indigeneity, African American captivity and slavery in New England, discussions around settler colonialism and white supremacy, Indigenous slavery, and decolonial approaches to archival practices, among others. 

Applicants can apply for funds up to $5,000 which can be used for items such as student research support, books, purchasing film, travel to an archive to gather primary documents.  

Applications are due by Nov 1, 2022.  Applications should include a brief itemized budget; a one-two page write-up on the proposed course, the semester it will be taught, and the ways the grant can support this work.


The Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice (CSSJ) at Brown University is offering enrichment opportunities to creative, energetic, motivated high students for the 2022- 2023 school year. The CSSJ is a scholarly research center with a public humanities mission. Our work is focused on projects that examine the history and legacies of the racial slave trade. 

During the enrichment program, students will work closely with CSSJ Manager of Education Nada Samih-Rotondo, a certified grades 7-12 educator, to develop and implement community-based projects deeply rooted in social justice.

The individual project plan includes the following:

  • Purpose and goals
  • Draft timeline of when goals will be met 
  • List of needed resources/contacts
  • Written monthly reflections
  • Final presentation in the form of students’ choice such a research paper, oral presentation, panel, performance, etc.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis 

If you have any questions please reach out to Nada Samih-Rotondo at:



The CSSJ is looking to hire creative and energetic on-call Slavery & Legacy Walking Tour Guides for the fall semester (with the potential to continue in the spring and next school year).

The on-call guides will provide support sporadically over the course of the semester as needed, and in particular, will provide support during Family Weekend on the morning of October 22nd. The guides will receive paid training on the Slavery & Legacy Walking Tour. The Slavery & Legacy Walking Tours examine the history behind Brown University, the State of Rhode Island, and their roles in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. The tours help students (K-12 + college) as well as adult groups think critically about the University and state histories.

Guides will be expected to learn the scope of these tours and be able to facilitate discussions with visitors based on their knowledge of topics connected to the tour including how to advance questions about historical understanding and social justice connected to the legacies of the racial slave trade. Interested students can learn more about these tours here.


The Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice (CSSJ) is looking to hire a creative, detail-oriented, and motivated communications coordinator for the spring semester (with potential to continue next year). The student communications coordinator position will provide critical support on a number of communications/outreach projects including but not limited to: designing graphic flyers for programs and events ensuring the CSSJ’s website is up to date and making edits as needed; creating dynamic pages related to research clusters and ongoing projects; designing weekly e-news blasts; developing social media posts as well as responding to social media messages in a timely manner; writing short pieces and articles to be featured on the Center’s website/e-newsletter; and other communications coordinator duties as assigned.

This position may also help the Center to transition to its new Brown website and in the creation of digital websites. The Center is a dynamic space on campus and the selected candidate will be an important member of the CSSJ team helping to advance questions about historical understanding and social justice connected to the legacies of the racial slave trade and will work closely with staff.


Postdoctoral Fellowships

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Summer Institutes

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