October 2008 Archives

Graduate School Fellowships Not Requiring American Studies Internal Department Nomination

Some Graduate school fellowships do not require American Studies internal department nomination – these include the Harold Leonard Endowed Fellowship in Film Study and Mark and Judy Yudof Fellowship in Science Policy & Ethics. Applications Due: to the Graduate School Fellowship Office, 314 Johnston Hall by noon, Dec. 1, 2008.

Women's and Ethnic Studies Program at the University of Colorado

The Women's and Ethnic Studies Program at the University of Colorado is seeking a tenure-track assistant professor focused on indigenous struggles in the United States with a possible transnational perspective. The candidate needs to have a Ph.D. in a relevant field. Application Due: Dec 15th, 2008.

Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at Syracuse University

The Department of Women's & Gender Studies at Syracuse University seeks applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Women's &Gender Studies, appointment to begin August 2009. Applicants must have Ph.D. by time of appointment and have a strong background in transnational and intersectional feminist theories and methodologies. Applications Due: Dec. 1, 2008.

Humanities and Social Science One-Year, Fellowship and Postdoctoral Programs

A list of major programs offering funding for Humanities and Social Science One-Year, Fellowship and Postdoctoral Programs for 2009 – 2010 is now available. See specific fellowships for deadlines.

Professor David R. Roediger will be signing his new book, “How Race Survived U.S. History: From Settlement and Slavery to the Obama Phenomenon.? Mayday Books, Saturday, Nov 1, 2008.

Geographic Information Systems: Analyzing Data and Creating Maps

CLA is joining several other units to fund a Graduate Research Assistant who will provide GIS training and support. A 7-hour workshop will introduce participants to using a geographic information system (GIS) to analyze data and create maps. The first of three GIS user workshops: Dec. 5th, 2008.

Identities and Technoculture

The University of Iowa Center for Ethnic Studies and the Arts and the Mid-America American Studies Association announces a call for papers for the conference, "Identities and Technoculture". Proposals should revolve around interdisciplinary questions regarding the study of technology and American culture. Proposals Due: Jan 9. 2009.

13th Annual Graduate Symposium in Romance Studies

The 13th Annual Graduate Symposium in Romance Studies held on March 7, 2009 at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities calls for papers relating to the theme "Performing Violence: Re-creating the “Other? across Space and Ages". Abstracts Due: Nov 31, 2008.

Spring 2009 Book Orders

Spring 2009 Book Orders are due.

Fall Assembly of the Network of Interdisciplinary Initiatives

Please attend the Fall Assembly of the Network of Interdisciplinary Initiatives. The Assembly will be held from 3:00 pm-5:15 pm in the Mississippi Room, Coffman Memorial Union on Monday, Oct. 27. Please RSVP for the Assembly by Wednesday, Oct 22, 2008.

Disease Prevention and Lifestyles in the Age of AIDS

Susan Mlangwa from the Department of Sociology presents, "Disease Prevention and Lifestyles in the Age of AIDS: Young Professional Couple Relationships in the City of Dar es Salaam: Accounts and Reflections from the Field." Located in 537 Heller Hall, West Bank Camus, at 12:00pm on Thursday Oct. 23.


Discounting Worker’s Rights in the US: The Wal-Mart Effect

Carol Pier, Senior Labor Rights and Trade Researcher for Human Rights Watch, is presenting "Discounting Worker’s Rights in the US: The Wal-Mart Effect" at University of Minnesota Law School Walter F. Mondale Hall from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008.

Telling Stories

The book Telling Stories by Jennifer L. Pierce, Mary Jo Maynes, and Barbara Laslett was published.

The International Conference on Intangible Heritage

The International Conference on Intangible Heritage: Sharing Cultures in Portugal is to be held May 30 to June 1, 2009. Sharing Cultures 2009 aims at gathering in an International Conference worldwide experts and scholars on Cultural and Intangible Heritage.

Policy and Review Council for Language, Literature and Arts

The Policy and Review Council for Language, Literature and Arts is seeking graduate student representatives. The P&R Council meets twice per year: once on Tuesday, Nov. 4, from 3-5pm, and again in the spring (date TBA).

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is Offering an Honorarium

The U of M's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) in an effort to encourage CLA graduate student involvement is offering a $1000 honorarium to CLA graduate students. OLLI is a membership-based learning community of older adults who attend seminars, talks, and other events. Application deadline for teaching a six week course in the winter: Oct. 20, 2008. Deadline for the eight week spring 2009 course: Jan. 5, 2009. Deadline for the eight week fall 2009 term: June 24, 2009.

Requests for Funds

The Department of Americans Studies will be handling requests for funds for research and to travel to conferences differently than in the past. This change will be effectively immediately.

Submitting Dissertations Electronically

Effective Oct. 2008, doctoral students who submit their dissertations electronically will no longer be required to submit a paper copy to the Graduate School, or pay the related $20 binding and shipping fees.

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

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