Works-in-Progress Series

The Zolberg Institute invites original and innovative work on the core themes of mobility and migration (broadly defined) to be submitted for its Works-in-Progress Series collection. We will have one session for graduate students each year (Spring), and one for faculty members (Fall). Participants are first invited to present their work in a public forum and then, subsequently, submit a revised version for publication on our website. This is a process that allows both students and faculty to receive constructive and critical feedback on their work.

We are open to and encourage submissions such as scholarly papers as well as image and time-based media such as photography, film/video, graphic design and new media.  We are also interested in work with geographical and spatial dimensions such as from architecture, urban studies and urban design, as well as submissions from the visual and the performing arts.

All submissions will be rigorously reviewed and vetted by a number of faculty on the Zolberg Institute’s Advisory Board. If accepted, participants will have the chance to present the work-in-progress at a Zolberg Institute event. Three projects will be accepted per semester.

 

Deadline and Presentation

Submission deadline for the Spring 2016 Series is Friday, March 18th, 2016. (Student Submissions Only)
Applicants will be communicated of decisions no later than Monday, April 10th, 2016.
Presentations are scheduled for  Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016.

 

Guidelines and Formatting

Submitted works-in-progress will undergo anonymous review, so please ensure that neither your name nor your affiliation is found in the piece. However, in your submission email, please provide us with a brief bio (100 words).

In order to allow more time for discussion, presentations should be 10-12 minutes long each, including the audio or video recordings (if applicable).

 

  1.     Academic Papers

Paper in the range of 6,000 to 8,000 words will be accepted. Only full-length papers will be reviewed. Abstracts and 5 keywords should be included with each paper submission. Please send your papers in a PDF format. Please use Times New Roman, 12-point font and double spaced formatting. Make sure a title is included. Consistency in approved citation styles is also required, and please ensure that pages are numbered.

 

  1.    Photographic essays

Photographs essays may contain 01 to 10 photographs, to be submitted at the fullest resolution possible via email. A one-page statement describing, contextualizing or adding a perspective to the project should be submitted in PDF format. Make sure you include the title (if there is no title, please indicate so). If the attached photographs exceed email limits, please share a google drive folder containing photographs and the statement with migration@newschool.edu. If you need to make use of google drive folder sharing feature, please send an email asking for submission confirmation.

 

  1.     Videos, performance pieces, sound art and musical compositions

Videos, performance pieces, sound art and musical compositions should be no longer than 8 minutes, and shall be preferably uploaded to the web (or submitted on CD, DVD, thumb drive; in which case please communicate us one day prior to the deadline). Submitted pieces should meet the following specifications, Audio: mp3, minimum quality 128kp; Video: mp4, 1280 x 720 pixels minimum frame rate 24fps.

For the exposition, the author/artist has the option to either play the submitted audio/video recording or do a live performance (if applicable). A one-page statement describing, contextualizing or adding a perspective to the project should be submitted in PDF format. Make sure a  title is included (if there is no title, please indicate so).

 

  1.    Design Proposals

Two key images of your proposal/ongoing project should be submitted in PDF format. If accepted, the completed project should include one 36”x48” submission board. A one-page statement describing, contextualizing or adding a perspective to the project should be submitted in PDF format. Make sure a title is included (if there is no title, please indicate so).

 

Evaluation

All works will be vetted according to the submission’s originality within, and not exclusively to,

  • the author’s field of study and medium of expression the project’s ability to bridge multiple fields of inquiry and submission formats;
  • the project’s relevance to theoretical or contemporaneous political debates;
  • how the work dialogues and references work in its own field;
  • and how the project fits within the Institute’s broader research areas and intellectual agenda

 

For all queries, including if you feel your work in progress falls in between categories or is not fully contemplated in any category and combination of categories, please do not hesitate to contact us at migration@newschool.edu.