CAF Teaching Fellowship  

Center for Africana Futures (CAF) Teaching Fellowships support course design. Fellows develop a course that explores topics from one or more Black studies fields (Communication, History, Sociology, English, Political Science, and other allied fields) and digital humanities. Courses that include community-engaged components are especially welcome. CAF Teaching Fellows receive a stipend of $5,000 to support their course development. This stipend will be paid based on reports submitted to the CAF Project Director discussing progress and final submission of course development.  
CAF Teaching Fellows will also meet regularly with the CAF Project Director and Research Director, who will support course development within Black Digital Humanities and Texas Southern University protocols.    
The deliverable for this program is a syllabus for the course, assignment materials, and submission to Department, College/School, and University Curriculum Committees. In addition, these materials will be deposited with the Center for Africana Futures for use and delivery within the development of the academic program(s) and/or certificate(s).  

Application Deadline: May 24, 2023  
Notification: June 7, 2023   
Deliverable Due: December 15, 2023  
Stipend Disbursement: January 2024  

  CAF Teaching Fellow


Eligibility: Faculty (contingent and tenure-line) and librarians at Texas Southern University. Graduate Students are not eligible for this program.   
Recipients must agree to share their work with the Center for Africana Futures and the Texas Southern Community. Teaching Fellows must also agree to serve as reviewers and mentors for future teaching fellows    
CAF is part of DEFCon  
DEFCon is a consortium that supports the growth of the digital ethnic studies field, which brings together critiques of racial capitalism, community-engaged approaches to research, and digital humanities methodologies. Complementing work in discrete fields like Black and Latinx digital humanities, digital ethnic studies draws on the affordances of ethnic studies, an interdisciplinary examination of difference that foregrounds race, ethnicity, and indigeneity through a comparative framework. Through digital methods, digital ethnic studies explore connections and divergences between people of color and Indigenous people in the U.S., articulated through a range of digital genres, including digital archives, social media, and data visualization. Moreover, digital ethnic studies places at its forefront the community-engaged research practices that are integral to ethnic studies and its commitment to research with (not on) communities.  
Please direct questions to Toniesha L. Taylor (CAF Program Director) at