Over the past 25 years, the Joiner Center has collaborated with various organizations to facilitate research about the Diaspora of war and civil strife.
Rockefeller Foundation Fellowships
The Vietnamese Diaspora (2000–2003)
Focuses on reconstructions of identity and place in the Vietnamese Diaspora after 1975 and enables scholars to explore how diverse paradigms of Vietnamese identity and community--through the study of history, literature and culture--are being shaped and reshaped in the post-war and post-refugee era across generations.
Culture, Art, Trauma, Survival, Development: Vietnamese Contexts (2006–2007)
This project expands on the work of a previous cycle of fellowships “(Re)constructing Identity and Place in the Vietnamese Diaspora,” seeking to examine the roles culture and art have played in the contexts of postwar experiences of Vietnam and the Vietnamese people. Work may focus on both Vietnam and the Diaspora. The project aims to engage scholars, activists, and community leaders whose work, both practical and theoretical, seeks to address the issues of culture, art, war, trauma, survival, and development. As an acknowledgement of the diverse situations of scholars, artists, and activists in the Vietnamese community, the project will support fellowships with flexible residency requirements.
U.S. Department of State
The William Joiner Center Fellows Program (2006–2009)
The program offers fellowship funding to writers and humanists residing either in the United States or abroad, whose work focuses on issues of local, national, or international conflict. “We can not afford not to invest in programs that seek solutions and common ground in our local and global community. William Joiner fellows work to understand the underlying causes of conflict so we can look toward peaceful solutions--this important work must be continued.” -- Senator John Kerry
The William Joiner Center - International Writer’s Fellowship (2003)
Four writers from Bosnia, Northern Ireland, Rwanda, and Vietnam arrived in Boston in April of 2003 to present their works about conflict in their countries as part of an international writers program sponsored by the US State Department. During the three-month fellowship, the writers traveled to New York, Washington, DC, Iowa City, Iowa, and San Francisco.
MASSACHUSETTS CULTURAL COUNCIL Fiscal Year 2012 Grants to Suffolk County
William Joiner Center to promote, encourage and disseminate literary, artistic and cultural expression of the
subjects of war and social consequences, political violence and social justice.