Public Writing Project

UNH Department of Women’s and Gender Studies

Critical Race Studies Under Fire: A Public Writing Project

The Women’s and Gender Studies Department (WGS) has received $15,000 to launch a public writing project to help educate our campus and the broader public about Critical Race Studies (CRS). Our donor wishes to enlist faculty and students in the fight against the current, well-funded and concerted misinformation campaign that is playing out not only nationwide in legislation aiming to restrict teaching about racism and bias, but also in New Hampshire with the recent prohibition on teaching “divisive concepts.”

We invite proposals from faculty, students and staff across the University system, individually or in teams, for public writing projects including but not limited to letter-writing campaigns, op-eds, videos and/or social media campaigns. Awards may run anywhere from $500 to $5000 and may cover, for instance, relevant books and materials; or supplemental pay for faculty or students to devote time to this writing.

Successful applicants will commit to share their work in progress at two public writing workshops (one in early winter, the other in the spring); and will indicate specific plans for publication and dissemination of their work.


To apply, send a 1-2 page proposal to by 5 pm October 15.