CBD supports cross-school faculty working groups. We encourage faculty to collaborate on projects and to pursue research that engages at least two of the three areas of the study of culture, mind/brain, and human development. Working groups may meet over any 3-4 month period to discuss common readings, provide feedback on peer presentations, develop an understanding of the concepts and methodologies of different disciplines, and/or define issues that can be worked on together.
Collaborations that may result in future co-taught courses or joint publication and proposals to explore clinical applications especially are encouraged. Jump to Past CBD Faculty Working Groups for more information on prior faculty collaborations.
APPLICATION PROCESS AND PROPOSAL GUIDELINES:
Faculty should submit a 2-5 page joint proposal (including references) describing the broad topic on which the group will focus and the rationale for including particular faculty in the group. A tentative meeting schedule including preliminary questions to be taken up at each meeting also should be included.
The proposal must come from at least three and no more than five Hampshire College faculty members. Faculty must represent at least two schools and may include one member from another of the Five Colleges. We encourage groups to pair faculty from the cognitive, natural, and social sciences with faculty from the arts and humanities.
Topics must address at least two areas of the study of culture, mind/brain, and human development (where “development” refers to an organism/environment relationship, rather than to political or economic development).
For groups proposing joint project: the project should reach a defined outcome within the designated meeting period. Please include a preliminary project plan and timeline with your application.
Proposals must include an itemized budget with brief justification for each item. Allowable expenses include: a $500 stipend per faculty member and up to $1,000 for group expenses (e.g. books, guest speakers, trainings, and lunch or dinner meetings).
Address proposals the CBD steering committee and submit to Ryan McLaughlin via email or on paper to the CBD office in ASH 100. Proposals are due by NOON on OCTOBER 5.
If you have questions or would like feedback on whether your proposal meets the above guidelines, please contact Jane Couperus.
The CBD Steering Committee reviews proposals according to the above guidelines; balance and focus within the CBD Program also are considered.
At the end of the meeting period, working groups are expected to create and submit a final report reviewing and outlining the intellectual terrain that was explored through this collaboration. Faculty should address how this experience might enrich upcoming courses and research. If appropriate, reports may propose specific future CBD-funded possibilities: e.g. a new joint research project that might result in publication; a new co-taught course; or other collaborative outcomes. PAST CBD FACULTY WORKING GROUPS:
Faculty participants listed alphabetically
ACADEMIC YEAR 2012-2013
Creating a Center for Interpretive and Community-Engaged Research Part II: Kimberly Chang (CSI), Kristen Luschen (CSI), Rebecca Miller (HACU), Susan Tracy (HACU)
Feminism and Neuroscience: Exploring the Extreme Male Brain, Autism, and Popular Representations of the Autistic Subject: Jane Couperus (CS), Jennifer Hamilton (CSI), Banu Subramaniam (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Angela Willey (Five College: Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College and University of Massachusetts Amherst)
ACADEMIC YEAR 2011-2012
Narratives of Stress, Trauma, and Resilience: Polina Barskova (HACU), Rachel Conrad (CSI), Cynthia Gill (NS), L. Brown Kennedy (HACU), Marian MacCurdy (HACU)
Engendering Circuits of Power: A Working Group on Feminism and Neuroscience: Jane Couperus (CS), Jennifer Hamilton (CSI), Banu Subramaniam (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Angela Willey (Five College: Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College and University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Creating a Center for Interpretive and Community-Engaged Research: Kimberly Chang (CSI), Kristen Luschen (CSI), Rebecca Miller (HACU), Susan Tracy (HACU)
ACADEMIC YEAR 2010-2011
Reflections on Japan: Constructing Memory through Art, Music, and Education: Melissa Burch (CS), Junko Oba (HACU), Jana Silver (IA)
ACADEMIC YEAR 2009-2010
The Cognitive Science of Religion:Salman Hameed (NS/CS), Ryan Bongseok Joo (HACU), Laura Sizer (CS)
Cultural/Biological Constructions of Gender: Myrna Breitbart (SS), Jane Couperus (CS), Kristen Luschen (SS), Rebecca Miller (HACU)
Performing/Preforming Childhood: Making Sense and Nonsense of Childhood: Melissa Burch (CS), Rachel Conrad (SS), L. Brown Kennedy (HACU), Natalie Sowell (IA)
Colour: Bill Brand (HACU), Hugh Crowl (NS/CS), Daniel Kojo Schrade (HACU), Laura Sizer (CS), Neil Stillings (CS)
Evolutionary Thinking amongst Muslim Medical Students and Doctors (Preparation for NSF Proposal): Salman Hameed (NS/CS), Berna Turam (SS), Laura Wenk (CS)
ACADEMIC YEAR 2008-2009
Cultural, Neural, and Developmental Phenomena in an Evolutionary Framework:Melissa Burch (CS), Mark Feinstein (CS), Charles Ross (NS), Lee Spector (CS), James Wald (SS)
Biocultural Perspectives on Food: Alan Goodman (NS), Jennifer Hamilton (SS), Robert Rakoff (SS), Jason Tor (NS)
Going in and out of Our Minds: Terror from the Third’s Point of View:Polina Barskova (HACU), Jane Couperus (CS), Ellen Donkin (IA), Lourdes Mattei (SS), Annie Rogers (SS)
The Development of Evolutionary Thought in Pakistan and Turkey: Salman Hameed (NS/CS), Berna Tura (SS), Laura Wenk (CS)