Outside Opportunities

Outside Opportunities

Committed to supporting research centers and organizations that further the conversation on advancing social equity, the Cook Center features outside opportunities that are in alignment with our mission and research themes.

By disseminating information on programming, lectures, conferences, job postings, and various external prospects, the Cook Center seeks to connect our network of scholars, supporters, and students with valuable resources and upcoming opportunities.

To submit opportunities for posting consideration on our website, calendar, or social media accounts, please email

Faculty Job Openings

Brown University

Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, Economics

Application deadline: 31 May 2024 midnight UTC (accepting applications)
Overview: The Department of Economics seeks to recruit at either the rank of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer beginning July 1, 2024. The position is non-tenure track. We seek candidates with a superior record of teaching in any field of economics. Priority will be given to candidates with a demonstrated record of excellence teaching courses in the areas of industrial organization, finance, public economics, mathematical methods, or macroeconomics. Candidates should have a strong record of advising and a commitment to diversity and inclusion. The initial term is three years, with the possibility of reappointment. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand or firmly expected by August 2024.


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Program and Conference Opportunities

Webinar Series

Dr. Stephan Lefebvre headshot
Dr. Stephan Lefebvre, former DITE cohort 14 member, presents:

Doing Latinx Studies as a Stratification Economist: A Case Study of the Mariel Boatlift

Date: Thursday, April 25, 2024

Time: 12 pm EST

Location: Virtual, Zoom link below

Conference Dates: May 16-17, 2024

Location: Virtual

Overview: The University of Minnesota’s Common Ground Consortium (CGC) program is pleased to announce its fourth annual Advancing Black Intellectualism conference, to be held virtually on May 16th and 17th, 2024. The CGC program supports the advancement of Black intellectualism in the College of Education and Human Development. The theme of this year’s conference is “self-determination through black scholarship” as we seek to celebrate and promote the connection of Black self-determination throughout the African diaspora.

When our ancestors were prohibited from learning during the era of enslavement, they founded and staffed secret night schools. (Williams, 2005) When we were excluded from political and academic dialogues in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, we established national and transnational intellectual communities. Throughout the centuries, Black scholars have found power in the margins, cultivating thought and movements for self-determination far beyond the boundaries of the Western academy. (Rabaka, 2010)  Self-determination is a driving force in much Black scholarship. Often, a guiding intention of our work as scholars is to facilitate and strengthen collective agency and power of Black people. It is a tradition we strive to maintain.

We welcome all research, projects, or creative ideas that address this year’s theme of self-determination through black scholarship. In addition to traditional academic conference works, such as poster sessions, paper presentations, roundtable discussions, or panels, scholars are also welcome to submit their work in audiovisual formats, such as pictures, movies, or songs. The only requirement is that scholars’ work should focus on Black people, communities, culture, and scholarship.

This call for proposals is open to all interested applicants. We highly encourage students at all levels of their educational programs to submit.

Advancing Black Intellectualism Conference (Virtual Opportunity)

Advancing Black Intellectualism Conference

Sixth World Conference on Remedies to Racial and Social Inequality

6th world conference on remedies to racial and social inequality

Conference dates: September 3-5, 2024
Location: University of the Western Cape, Bellville Campus | Cape Town, South Africa
Overview: The Sixth World Conference on Remedies to Racial and Social Inequality will convene academic, policy, and community leaders from South Africa, North and South America, Asia, Africa, and Europe to share their insights and experience battling inequality. We will formulate practical and innovative solutions to eliminating racial and social inequality. This conference will be held in person with virtual options for participation.

Issues to be tackled:

  • Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on economic, educational, medical and social disparities facing racial/ethnic minorities and people of color
  • Structural poverty and access to health care, education, and employment
  • Gender inequality
  • Energy, the environment, and climate change
  • Food and water insecurity
  • Social isolation and digital oppression
  • Democracy and racism