Karla Padron, Postdoctoral Fellowship Appointment

KARLA PADRON, American Studies PhD candidate, has accepted a postdoctoral fellowship appointment in the department of Women and Gender Studies at Bowdoin College.

U of Mich. CFP "Envisioning American Studies" Conference

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN is pleased to announce a call for papers for their conference Envisioning American Studies: An Anniversary Conference on March 18th, 2016. See below for submission guidelines and more information.

SDSU Women's Studies Position

SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY is pleased to announce a job opening in their Department of Women's Studies. The position is tenure track and centered around Global Cultural Studies: Gender and Representation. See below for further details.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Teaching Positions

OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE is looking for PhD students who are interested in teaching next year. OLLI is a learning program for retirees 55+ and offers a paid position and the ability to design your own course. See below for more information.

Scott Laderman, PhD 2005, earns Fulbright Scholarship

Scott Laderman, PhD 2005, has earned a Fulbright Scholarship to teach at the University of Hong Kong for 10 months. Scott is an American studies Alumni and currently an Associate Professor of history in the College of Liberal Arts at UMD. Click here to learn more.

2015-2016 Teaching Applications

To apply for a 2015-16 teaching position, please complete the attached application. Because assisting positions are limited we recommend that all students who have passed their prelims also apply to the teaching pool. Please feel free to contact Colleen (612-624-1871) with any questions.

The processes and selection criteria by which teaching assistant resources are distributed in American Studies are intended to seek balance among the following rationales: curricular needs, programmatic obligations, equity, and merit. The goal of the Department is that every graduate student will, at some point before graduation, have the opportunity to teach his or her own American Studies course. In accordance with University policy, the Chair of the Department ultimately makes staffing decisions.

Click App Teaching Pool FY16.docxfor the 2015-16 American Studies Teaching Application form.

Incoming Graduate Cohort for Fall 2015

We are pleased to announce the incoming graduate cohort for 2015. We
look forward to having Michelle Chang, Vanessa Guzman, Rachelle
Henderson, Brendan McHugh, and Mathew Treon join our department in the

Michelle Chang: (aka Chip) BA in History and Political Science from UC
San Diego. Currently working on an MA in Asian American Studies from
UCLA (has not left the Southern California bubble). Interests include
the production of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality (etc.) in
popular culture. Current research examines hip hop and the
racialization of African and Asian Americans.

Vanessa Guzman: B.A. in History and Chicana/o Studies from UCLA and
an M.A. in Cultural Studies from Claremont Graduate University.
Interested in informal economies, labor movements, immigration, and
urban geography.

Rachelle R. Henderson: B.A. in Linguistics from Purdue University;
M.A. in English Language and Linguistics from Purdue University.
Research interests include a sociolinguistic, discourse analytic study
examining the role of geographic place, family, and history in the
construction of gender, sexual, and social identities of mixed race
individuals in the U.S.

Brendan McHugh: B.A. in women's studies at San Francisco State
University. Interested in the history of U.S. AIDS/HIV activism of
Black and White Men Together in the 1980s and 1990s and the
organization's transnational connections to LGBT activists in South
Africa and the former U.S.S.R.

Matthew Treon: M.A. in English from University of Rochester; M.F.A. in
Creative Writing from University of Colorado; B.A. in Sociology from
University of North Texas. Research areas include American popular
music, hip hop, rock, sound studies, film, stand-up comedy, prison
studies, representations of race and class in popular culture and

Imagining America JGS Photo Fellowship Program

IMAGINING AMERICA is also offering the JGS Photo Fellowship Program. Publicly engaged students of photography or digital media are invited to apply for a tuition award of $2,000 and join a national working group of students that will result in a collaborative media project. The deadline is June 1st 2015. Click here for more information.

Imagining America Page Fellows Program

IMAGINING AMERICA is offering a graduate fellowship. The PAGE Fellows Program is a $500 stipend for graduate students with an interest in in public scholarship and/or artistic practice. The deadline for this program is May 18th, 2015. Click here for more information.

THE CENTER for GERMAN and EUROPEAN STUDIES 2015 Trans-Atlantic Summer Institute

THE CENTER for GERMAN and EUROPEAN STUDIES is accepting applications for the 2015 Trans-Atlantic Summer Institute for advanced graduate students. The Center for German & European Studies will provide North American graduate students with a $750 stipend towards their travel expenses and room and board at the European University Viadrina are free of charge. The application deadline is May 15, 2015. Click here for more information.


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