RIDGS Research Workshops & Critical Reading Groups

RIDGS Research Workshops & Critical Reading Groups

RIDGS Research Workshops & Critical Reading Groups

The RIDGS Center is accepting applications for new Research Workshops (requirements indicated by 1) and Critical Reading Groups (requirements indicated by 2) on a rolling basis.

Each year, RIDGS will sponsor student or faculty-led groups of graduate and undergraduate students (ranging in size from 4-10 participants) to:

  1. Pursue a concrete research question or
  2. Read and discuss a syllabus of texts of their choosing.

At the end of the year, students will write a short:

  1. Progress report outlining what research steps they have taken and what they have learned or
  2. A “state of the field” essay, describing how their texts have shaped the field as well as how they have and still could be used to inform political, social, and economic action in the past and future.

Groups must apply and, if accepted, will receive funding from $200-$1000 ($100-$500 for Spring 2022 semester), depending on the number of participants and demonstrated need, to be used for books, snacks, and relevant films, museum visits, or other activities. Additional funding may be made available for extraordinary and justifiable expenses. 

For questions, please contact ridgs@umn.edu