Affiliate Program

The Harriet Tubman Center Affiliated Faculty are a diverse group of scholars who have a central interest in the study of race, ethnicity, freedom and equity. Membership as a faculty affiliate is open to all Binghamton University faculty members (current or retired) whose teaching and/or research activities cover such topics. Affiliation is also open to other researchers employed in a wide range of research entities including other academic institutions, governmental/non-governmental research institutes, grassroots organizations (NGOs) and the private sector.  Affiliates are appointed for a one or two-year period though membership can also be renewed by the Advisory Board.

Benefits of Affiliation

  • The Harriet Tubman Center (HTC) provides a supportive scholarly environment where affiliates have access to a network of faculty members and graduate students who share experiences and collaborate on research related to race, ethnicity, freedom and equity;
  • HTC organizes colloquia, conferences, speaker series, and other related activities, which foster interdisciplinary contacts, connections, and community;
  • HTC facilitates and amplifies affiliate research on all its public facing materials (websites, annual reports etc.);
    Affiliates have access to the Center’s conference room, office and podcast equipment.

Commitments to HTC community

  • Attend at least 2 HTC activities a year, including speaker series, conferences or workshops;
  • Share a summary of research for HTC at least once a year;
  • Provide information about publications, awards, and fellowships once a year for the annual report;
  • On ad hoc basis, volunteer for events, or serve as a mentor for the undergraduate and graduate research program;
  • The work of affiliates represent their own independent academic work;  this work does not  represent HTC (opinions are their own)
  • If work at the Center includes a business component, HTC welcomes donations to the collective work of the Center;
  • HTC Affiliates agree to acknowledge HTC institutional affiliation and support in conference papers or published work.

Applying to Become an Affiliate

Faculty members or interested in becoming affiliates should apply below with the following:

  • A cover letter expressing interest in becoming a member of the HTC Affiliated Faculty; letter should include a description of current and planned research related to race, ethnicity, freedom or equity including your interest in participating in the wider HTC community.
  • A current CV.

HTC Directors will review the materials sent by the prospective affiliate and distribute the materials to the Advisory Board for review.