Announcing the Nursing Clio Writers-in-Residence Program 

Announcing the Nursing Clio Writers-in-Residence Program 

Sarah Handley-Cousins

Since 2012, Nursing Clio has been at the forefront of sharing histories of gender, medicine, and disability with a wide audience. The blog has published the work of over 500 writers, from undergraduates to professional historians, independent scholars to medical professionals. Now, Nursing Clio is seeking 2-3 writers to join our new Writers-in-Residence program.


Writers-in-Residence will become a part of the Nursing Clio team by joining us as a regular writer for one year. As a Writer-in-Residence, you will commit to writing either 4 or 6 essays for Nursing Clio over a 12-month period. Essays will be based on your own expertise and interests. You can draw on traditional historical research, respond to issues in the news, or offer scholarly takes on media such as movies or video games – anything that aligns with Nursing Clio’s ethos and standards of writing. While essays make up the majority of our work, our editors are also open to other forms of expression, such as creative writing, videos, or comics. Writers-in-Residence will set flexible deadlines to submit work throughout the year in collaboration with our managing editors. All essays will be supported by our usual editing process, conducted by our editing collective.


This is a paid position. Writers who commit to writing four essays will be paid a one-time $200 stipend, and writers who commit to six essays will receive a one-time $300 stipend.


Candidates should submit a short CV and brief letter of interest (no more than 1 page) explaining your interest in the residency and what topics you might choose to write about. Please also include a writing sample of no more than 2,000 words. Show us a piece of your writing that is representative of your work. This doesn’t need to be an academic writing sample – it can be a blog post, a Twitter thread, a creative piece, a class assignment, an op-ed, a book review, etc. We aren’t looking for something that necessarily already matches the NC style, but we are looking for a representative example of the kind of writing you value.


Please submit all materials (in Word or PDF format) to by March 1, 2023. Successful candidates will be notified in April 2023 with the goal of getting started by June 2023.


On our hiring practices

The editorial staff of Nursing Clio is currently made up primarily of white scholars with expertise in modern US history. As the blog grows, we are seeking to expand our collective knowledge, decenter whiteness in our scholarly community, and explore histories outside of our own temporal and geographic foci. Individuals with expertise in histories of gender and/or medicine before the nineteenth century and/or in Africa, Asia, Latin America, or Oceania are especially encouraged to apply. We gladly accept applications from those at all career levels, but will prioritize applications from those off the tenure track and outside of the traditional bounds of academia.

Sarah Handley-Cousins is an Assistant Teaching Professor at the University at Buffalo. She is author of Bodies in Blue: Disability in the Civil War North (UGA, 2019) and a producer of Dig: A History Podcast.