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PBKNY Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Cancel Culture, Casting in Film, and Censorship: A Discussion

  • Join the PBKNY Diversity & Inclusion Committee on Thursday, November 3 at 7PM EDT for this panel discussion.

  • Moderated by D&I Committee Chair Nicole Lancia, panelists Dr. Angelyn Mitchell of Georgetown University and Professor Louis Seidman of Georgetown Law will address these challenging questions.

  • Find more details and register here.

Deconstructing Dahmer: Series Debrief and Discussion

  • Join the PBKNY Diversity & Inclusion Committee for a conversation about the popular Netflix miniseries "Dahmer" on Thursday, November 10 at PM EDT.

  • Find more details and register here.

PBKNY Annual Meeting


  • Join us on Tuesday, November 15 at 8PM EDT for our virtual Annual Meeting, where we will present our newest Board of Directors. Register here.

This Committee was formed to advance discussion and critical thinking about the issues facing people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, those with disabilities, and all persons and groups who have historically been oppressed or marginalized within American society. 

Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month (except summer months generally) and virtual committee meetings every 2-3 months for event planning. 

For more information or to set up an informal interview, please contact Diversity & Inclusion Committee Co-Chair Nicole Lancia.


Annual Scholarships

We award annual scholarships to graduating seniors of New York City community colleges. Details here

Mentorship Program

Details here

Young Professionals Network
Details here

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Are you a Phi Beta Kappa Member? Is it time to renew your dues? Would you like to become a Lifetime Member? You can do so here.

Current year (2021) PBK inductees are eligible for a one-year free membership! Click here.


Interested in becoming a part of the Phi Beta Kappa New York Association? Learn more here.

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Fellowship Opportunities

The Phi Beta Kappa Society's Sibley and Jensen Fellowships are now open! Please find details from the national Society's monthly newsletter and links to their webpages below:

The Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship

"This year, the award may be used for the study of Greek culture (including language, literature, history, archaeology). It carries a stipend of $20,000 and is intended for women in the early stages of their careers and was designed to reward them with the experience of researching and living abroad."


The Walter J. Jensen Fellowship: This "is awarded annually to be used for the study of French language, literature, and culture for at least six continuous months of study in France. It carries a stipend of $17,000."

Phi Beta Kappa Book Awards

The Phi Beta Kappa Society announced the 2022 Book Awards winners. This annual award acknowledges "outstanding scholarly books published in the United States." 

The Christian Gauss Award: Farah Jasmine Griffin's Read Until You Understand: The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and Literature


The Ralph Waldo Emerson Award: Tiya Alica Miles' All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake


The Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science: Chanda Prescod-Weinstein's The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, & Dreams Deferred


To learn more about this year's winners, please visit the national Society's webpage.

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