Call for Applications: ZIP Code Memory Project, Columbia University

May 15, 2021


Applicants must be PhD students at Columbia University. 


Fellows receive a stipend of $4,000 during the 2021-2022 academic year. 


The Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life and the Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities are accepting application in support of the ZIP Code Memory Project: Practices of Justice and Repair at the Center for the Study of Social Difference. The ZIP Code Memory Project (ZCMP) seeks to find reparative ways to memorialize the devastating losses resulting from the COVID pandemic while also acknowledging its radically differential effects on different Upper New York City neighborhoods. In partnership with community, arts, religious, and academic organizations, and working across the ZIP Codes of Morningside Heights, Harlem, Washington Heights and the South Bronx, the ZCMP will gather with a group of scholars, artists, and activists to develop a series of humanities and arts practices that aim to build a sense of shared responsibility and belonging. ZCMP will comprise group meetings and discussions, reparative memory workshops, larger public roundtables and memorial events, the building of an interactive website, and a final exhibition. 

Fellows will each work closely with one of the participating organizations and assist with event and workshop organization, analyze the methods and the reparative/theoretical implications of the project, and participate in the Humanities in Practice workshops and present during the Building Publics series in the spring.


Please visit the posting webpage for complete application requirements. Please contact Marianne Hirsch at [email protected] with any questions.