Five College Consortium


Short-term residencies of one or more weeks enable long-standing and currently active Five College groups to host writers, scholars, artists, and composers whose work has received special recognition. This type of residency emphasizes extensive classroom interaction with students at all five campuses and, when appropriate, features a public lecture or reading, a concert, or an exhibition of the visitor’s work.

For more information about artist residencies sponsored by the Five College Multicultural Theater Committee, please see their request for proposals

For more information on Five College Research Fellowships, Residencies and Visiting Positions, please see the request for proposals

For more information, contact Sue Dickman, Interim Academic Programs Director, (413) 542-4023.

Five College Fellowship Program

Five College Fellowships offer year-long residencies for doctoral students completing dissertations. The program supports scholars from under-represented groups and/or scholars with unique interests and histories whose engagement in the Academy will enrich scholarship and teaching.

(2015-2016 is the last year of the fellowship program--no fellowships will be awarded for 2016-2017.)

2015-16 Fellows:

Amherst College

Charisse Burden-Stelly
University of California, Berkeley
African Diaspora Studies
Dissertation: "What’s Left of African Diaspora Theory?: (Re)Turning to Political Economy and
Articulating the Cultural to Economic Realities."

Mount Holyoke College

Sarah Pierce Taylor
University of Pennysylvania
South Asia Studies
Dissertation: “The Aesthetics of Sovereignty: The Poetic and Material Worlds of Medieval

Smith College

Dwight Carey
University of California, Los Angeles
Art History
Dissertation: "Building the Creolized Empire: Architectural Mixture in the French Colonial World,

Smith College School for Social Work
(Bertha Capen Reynolds Pre Doctoral Fellowship)

Tarek Zidan
Howard University School of Social Work
Clinical Social Work
Dissertation: "Attitudes of Arab Americans toward Person with Disabilities"

Related information

Current and Recent Fellows