November 2008 Archives

Seeking Bimaadiziiwin

The film Seeking Bimaadiziiwin will be shown with a discussion with screenwriter Michelle Derosier to follow at 306 Folwell Hall at 7:00pm on Dec. 2, 2008.

10 POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2009/2010

The Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, the Fritz Thyssen Foundation and the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin invite scholars to apply for ten post-doctoral fellowships. The fellowships are intended for scholars of history, literature, philology, political philosophy, religion and sociology who want to carry out their research projects in connection with the Berlin program. Applications Due: Jan. 11, 2009.

THE KELLOGG HEALTH SCHOLARS PROGRAM

The Kellogg Health Scholars Program is two-year post-doctoral program that helps scholars develop as leaders with research expertise to add to the knowledge about the nature of social disparities in health and interventions to reduce those disparities, the capacity to partner with communities in carrying out research and building policy advocacy, and the skills to inform and support policy makers who seek to reduce and eliminate health disparities. Applications Due: Dec. 3, 2008.

GEO 8200: Downtown Turnaround?

The urban geography seminar, GEO 8200: Downtown Turnaround? Exploring changing economic, political, and social contexts in the space of U. S. downtowns, taught by Dr. Brenda Kayzar, will be held Fridays 10:00am-12:30pm in Spring 2009.

Ped6121/PubH 6121/Anthro 8810 On Aggression and Related Topics

The course Ped6121/PubH 6121/Anthro 8810 on aggression and related topics, taught by Michael Potegal, Ph.D, will be offered Tuesdays 10:10 AM – 12:05 PM in Spring 2009.

History 5690: State, Genocide, and the Twentieth-Century World

The course History 5690: State, Genocide, and the Twentieth-Century World, taught by visiting Professor Michael Meng, will meet Tuesdays, 3:35 P.M. - 5:30 P.M in Spring 2009.

Transnationalism and Gender Dynamics in Minnesota Context

Cawo Abdi, Assistant Professor in Sociology at the University of Minnesota, will speak on the topic “Transnationalism and Gender Dynamics in Minnesota Context.? This event will be held in 120 B/C Andersen Library from 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM on Dec. 3, 2008.

American Philosophical Society Research Programs

The American Philosophical Society Research Program offers grants to support the cost of research leading to publication. Proposals Due: Dec. 1, 2008.

Graduate School of North American Studies

The Graduate School of the John F. Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies in Berlin invites applications for 12 Doctoral Grants for the 2009-2010 academic year. The doctoral program is interdisciplinary in its approach and focuses on those social transformations impacting the United States and Canada at the beginning of the 21st century. Applications Due: Jan. 31, 2009.

The Center for German & European Studies

The Center for German & European Studies at the University of Minnesota provides fellowships for U of M students to serve as interns in elementary schools in Berlin, Germany. Application Due: Feb. 9, 2009.

Newberry Library Fellowships in the Humanities

The Newberry Library, an independent research library in Chicago, Illinois, invites applications for its 2009-2010 Fellowships in the Humanities. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. at the time of application. Application Due: Jan. 12, 2009.

Social Computing in 2020

The University of California Transliteracies Project and UC Santa Barbara Social Computing Group announce the "Social Computing in 2020" Bluesky Innovation Competition. This competition asks: What will social computing technologies and practices be like in the year 2020? Submissions Due: Jan. 30, 2009.

SOC 8735 Sociology of Culture

Soc 8735 Sociology of Culture taught by Professor Edgell is held Thursdays from 2:30- 5:00pm in SS 915, Spring 2009.

Dissertation Fellowships

The Guggenheim (Harry Frank) Foundation offers a dissertation fellowship that offers support for individuals to complete the writing of their doctoral dissertations in any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that will increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence, aggression, and dominance. Applications Due: Feb. 1, 2009.

University of New Hampshire-Joint English & Women's Studies Position

The Department of English and the Women's Studies Program at the University of New Hampshire seek an Assistant or Associate Professor to fill a tenure track faculty position. Applications Due: Nov. 20, 2008.

Engl 5200 Readings in American Literature

The course Engl 5200, "Readings in American Literature", taught by Edward Griffin is being held Friday from 11:00am to 1:30 pm spring 2009.

HEART OF THE CITY: BLACK URBAN LIFE ON 'THE WIRE'

The Black Humanities Collective and The Center for Afroamerican and African Studies of the University of Michigan invite individual papers and panel proposals for the 2009 symposium, "Heart of the City: Black Urban Life on "The Wire". Abstracts Due: Dec. 1, 2008.

Free Minds, Free People: A National Conference on Education for Liberation

"Free Minds, Free People: A National Conference on Education for Liberation" held June 25 to 28, 2009 in Houston, Texas is a national conference that brings together teachers, high school and college students, researchers, parents and community-based activists/educators from across the country to build a
movement to develop and promote Education for Liberation. Submission Deadline: Jan 15, 2009.

NYU Postdoctoral and Transition Program for Academic Diversity Fellowship

The NYU Postdoctoral and Transition Program for Academic Diversity Fellowship supports promising scholars and educators from different backgrounds, races, ethnic groups, and other diverse groups whose life experience, research experience, and employment background will contribute significantly to academic excellence at NYU. Application Due: Jan. 15, 2009.

Asian American Studies Program at the University of California, Davis

The University of California, Davis invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track position in the Asian American Studies Program. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field. Applications Due: Dec. 8, 2008.

Translating Media

A Graduate Student Conference co-hosted by the Department of Critical Studies and the Media Arts and Practice PhD Program at the School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California seek conference papers and creative presentations from graduate students addressing the theme of "Translating Media." The conference is to take place on April 3-4, 2009. Submissions Due: Jan. 9 2009.

Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder

The Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder has an opening for an Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies. Applications Due: Until Position Filled.

Latinos in the Midwest

The Julian Samora Research Institute at Michigan State University announces a call for contemporary research studies and essays on aspects of Latinos and Latinas in Midwestern communities. Submissions Due: Aug. 1, 2009.

FLAS Fellowship Information Sessions Held Next Week

The FLAS Fellowship invites students who have studied a language intensively to attend an informational session. Information Sessions Held: Nov. 19, 2008, Nov. 20, 2008, and Nov. 25, 2008.

Pre-proposal Networking for the 2009 ASA Annual Meeting

Pre-proposal Networking for the 2009 ASA Annual Meeting. The ASA web site http://www.theasa.net will host a "pre-proposal networking" web page for members wishing to announce possible session topics (works in progress) for the annual meeting to be held in Washington, DC, Nov. 5-8 2009.

Northwest Filipino American Student Alliance

Northwest Filipino American Student Alliance 15th Annual Conference - “KA? Knowledge Into Action takes place on April 17-19, 2009 at Washington State University. Proposals were Due: Nov. 29, 2208.

Dimensions of Desire: Asian American Sexualities

The University of Chicago’s Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, and the Lesbian/Gay Studies Project of the Center for Gender Studies invite paper proposals for a symposium to be held on March 7, 2009. The Symposium is titled, "Dimensions of Desire: Asian American Sexualities" and welcomes paper proposals on any aspect of sexuality among Asian American subjects or communities, both historically and in the present, from any disciplinary or interdisciplinary perspective. Proposals Due: Jan. 7, 2009.

Creating Good Work: Economic and Workforce Development

The course PA8204 "Creating Good Work: Economic and Workforce Development" meets Mondays/Wednesdays 9:45 to 11:00 A.M.

Arts, Cities, and Economic Development

The course PA5590 "Arts, Cities, and Economic Development" taught by Professor Ann Markusen meets Monday/Wednesday 2:30 P.M. - 3:45 P.M.

Position at the University of Idaho

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Justice Studies at the University of Idaho seeks applicants for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. A Ph.D. is required by time of appointment Application Due: Jan. 6, 2009.

Sociology of Culture

The course Soc 8735, "Sociology of Culture" taught by Penny Edgell meets Thursdays 2:30-5:00pm.

The CLA Office of Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs hosts, "Working with Others: Preventing Problems in Collaborative Work in the Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities." Working with Others addresses ways to address potential ethical problems that can arise in collaborative work in the Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities. The event will be held in Hanson Hall, Room 1-102 from 2:00-4:30 PM on Nov. 12, 2008.

Race, Gender, and Health Policy

The course PA 5690 (Section 1) "Race, Gender, and Health Policy" taught by Professor Sonia Santos meets Tuesdays/Thursdays, from 4:00-5:15 p.m.

New Course on Civic Participation in Urban Poor Neighborhoods

The course PA 5490 “Civic Participation in Urban Poor Neighborhoods: Theory, Strategies and Structures�? taught by Professor Teresa Terrell meets Monday/ Wednesday 4:00 - 5:15 p.m.

Working with Others

The workshop, Working with Others, address potential ethical problems that can arise in collaborative work in the Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities and explore ways that investigators can prevent or handle such problems. Participating faculty will earn Responsible Conduct of Research continuing education credit. It will take place in
1-102 Hanson Hall from 2:00 to 4:30 PM on Nov. 12, 2008.

Pacific Islands Politics Position

The University of Hawaii at Manoa is seeking an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, College of Social Sciences. A Ph.D. in Political Science or a related field is required. Applications Due: Jan. 15, 2009.

"Transmission, Translation, Relocation"

The National Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference entitled "Transmission, Translation, Relocation" to be held at Indiana University in Bloomington from March 26-28, 2009, is issuing a call for proposals. This conference seeks to explore how we account for types of movements, and what types of knowledge they might form. Abstract Due: Jan. 15, 2009.

The Dirksen Congressional Center: Grants

The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who reside in the United States. Proposals Due: Feb. 1, 2009.

The Department of Sociology at the University of Oklahoma

The Department of Sociology at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for two tenure track assistant professor positions Candidates must have a Ph.D. in sociology at the time of appointment. Application Due: Dec, 15, 2008.

The University of New Mexico: Appointment in Criminology

The University of New Mexico Invites applications for a faculty appointment in criminology at the rank of Associate Professor. A minimum qualification is a Ph.D. in sociology, criminology, or closely related field. Applications Due: Dec. 1, 2008.

Department of Sociology at Tufts University

The Department of Sociology at Tufts University is accepting applications for an assistant or associate professor. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in sociology by Sept 1, 2009. Applications Due: Nov. 30, 2008.

University of Southern Indiana: Position in Criminal Justice

The University of Southern Indiana, College of Liberal Arts invites applications to fill a tenure-track position in Criminal Justice at the Assistant Professor rank. A Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Sociology or related field is preferred. Applications Due: Nov. 14, 2008.

University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Rural Sociology and Department of Family Medicine invite applications for a joint, full- time tenure-track position at the assistant or associate professor levels. Applications Due: Nov. 7, 2008.

The University of Lausann, Switzerland Job Opportunity

The University of Lausann, Switzerland invites applications for a Post-doctoral position at the Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Life Course Studies. A PhD in social psychology or empirical sociology, or other similar field is required. Application Due: Nov. 15, 2008.

SSRC/JSPS Fellowships for Recent PHDs and ABDs

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for ABDs and recent PhDs provides researchers in the humanities and social sciences with the opportunity to conduct extended research at leading universities and research institutions in Japan. Application Due: Dec. 1, 2008

BERKELEY JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY ISSUE ON CHANGING URBAN SPACES

The Berkeley Journal of Sociology invites submissions papers relating to changing urban spaces by graduate students and untenured faculty in sociology or other disciplines. Submission deadline: Nov. 15, 2008.

Theorizing an Erotics of Empire: A Conversation With Dr. Nerissa Balce

Prof. Balce will be conversing about her research regarding the sexual and gender logics of empire and about issues of professionalization in Asian American Studies with Prof. Kale Fajardo. The event will take place from 1:25-3:20 at 400 Ford Hall on Thursday Nov. 6, 2008.

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