December 2008 Archives

Call for Papers for Organization of American Historians

103RD ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN HISTORIANS (OAH) program committee seeks a wide-ranging program that will highlight the culture and cultures of the United States and how those have shaped the practice of American democracy. They are seeking proposals that cover the full chronological sweep of the American past, from pre-Columbian years to the 21st century, and the rich thematic diversity that has come to characterize contemporary American history writing and teaching. For more information, please visit: http://www.oah.org/meetings/2010/ DEADLINE: Feb. 15, 2009.

Call for Papers for “Identities and Technoculture� Conference

University of Iowa Center for Ethnic Studies and the Arts (CESA) and the Mid-America American Studies Association (MAASA) invite paper submissions for the conference “IDENTITIES AND TECHNOCULTURE�, to be held April 3-4, 2009 at the University of Iowa. DEADLINE: JAN. 9, 2009

The National Center for Marriage Research (NCMR) to fund up to four proposals

The National Center for Marriage Research (NCMR) seeks to fund up to four proposals ($20,000 per award) to support innovative research that contributes to theoretical, conceptual, methodological, or empirical developments about family responses to financial strain. For more information and application instructions, please visit: http://ncmr.bgsu.edu/opportunities.html DEADLINE: Feb. 1, 2009

Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowships

Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowships:
Fellows participate in two proposal preparation workshops and receive up to $5,000 in support of research during the summer of 2009. The fellowship competition is open to all second and third- year graduate students in any discipline of the social sciences and humanities. For full descriptions of the research fields, eligibility and application requirements, and the DPDF program, visit: http://programs.ssrc.org/dpdf/.Students DEADLINE: Jan. 30, 2009

Immigration History Research Center fellowships for 2009-2010

The Immigration History Research Center will award fellowships for 2009-2010 of up to $15,000 to University of Minnesota graduate students making use of the IHRC's extensive Estonian, Latvian, and Arab American collections. IHRC requires a departmental nomination, but have extended the deadline listed in the original call. Please see full notice for the nomination form. DEADLINE to submit the form to Marie Milsten Fiedler: Jan. 15, 2009.

Extended Deadline for Josie Fowler Peace and Justice Prize

The Graduate Awards Committee has extended the deadline for the Josie Fowler Peace and Justice Prize. The $250 book prize is awarded to a student whose research is in the areas of labor history, Asian immigration, the history of the American Left, the pursuit of peace, or other topics that are related to work on social justice and change. DEADLINE: Feb. 18, 2009

Ryan Murphy Receives Award

Please congratulate Ryan Murphy who just received the Outstanding Graduate Instructor Award in the First Year Writing Program for the 2007-2008 academic year at the University of Minnesota.

WEC Project Assessment Coordinator

The University of Minnesota seeks an Assessment Coordinator for the Writing-Enriched Curriculum Program, a grant-funded project piloting an innovative process for infusing writing and writing instruction into undergraduate curriculum. Please apply online at https://employment.umn.edu

ARTH 8520: Seminar: American Art and Material Culture

ARTH 8520 - Seminar: American Art and Material Culture. Taught by Jennifer Marshall, Material Culture Studies: Theories and Methodologies, covers interdisciplinary approaches used for reading three-dimensional objects as symbolic material.

Grinnell College Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sociology

Grinnell College invites applications for a two-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sociology to begin in August, 2009. The grant which funds this position requires that candidates be United States citizens. Deadline: Jan. 15, 2009.

GEOG 8230: Race, Space, and Biopolitics

The course GEOG 8230: Race, Space, and Biopolitics, taught by Dr Arun Saldanha in Spring 2009. This graduate seminar seeks to investigate the conceptual intricacies of the becoming-political of human life, of “biopolitics.�

SOC 8090: Diversity, Solidarity, and the American Mosaic

The course SOC 8090: Diversity, Solidarity, and the American Mosaic , taught by Joe Gerteis with Penny Edgell and Doug Hartmann, will meet Fridays 2:30 P.M. -5:00 P.M. in Spring 2009.

HIST 5960 Section 3: War, Memory, Politics In East Asia

The course HIST 5960: War, Memory, Politics in East Asia, taught by Professor Hiromi Mizuno, will meet Tuesdays 1:25 P.M.-3:20 P.M. in Spring 2009. This graduate seminar explores the politics of war and colonial memory in twentieth-century East Asia.

HIST 5910/8910: Engendering Race in United States History

The course HIST 5910/8910: Engendering Race in United States History, taught by Professors Malinda Lindquist and David Chang meets Fridays 1:25 P.M. – 3:30 P.M. Engendering Race will examine the intersectionalities between race and gender, exploring both how racial ideologies are constitutive of gender ideologies and sexuality, and how gender ideologies and sexuality have shaped race formation and discourse in the United States.

Spring 2009 Legal History Workshop Series Invites Graduate Students and Faculty

The Program in Law and History invites faculty and graduate students to participate in the Spring 2009 Legal History Workshop Series. Sessions will be generally held on Fridays from 12:15 P.M. – 1:15 P.M. at the Law School.

The Lincoln Adult Education Center Volunteer Opportunity

The Lincoln Adult Education Center in downtown Minneapolis is looking for dedicated and reliable volunteers to assist adult immigrant and refugee students of the Twin Cities with education, cultural orientation, and English language skills. If interested please contact Steven Hall, Volunteer Coordinator, at volunteer@lincolnadulted.org.

6th Annual Social Theory Forum

6th Annual Social Theory Forum “Integration, Globalization and Racialization: Theories and Perspectives on Immigration.� April 8-9, 2009, University of Massachusetts, Boston. Deadline: Jan. 15, 2009.

North American Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit

North American Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit, Mobilizing Knowledge: Housing is HIV Prevention and Care Summit held June 3-5, 2009. Theme: “Examining the Evidence: The Impact of Housing on HIV Prevention and Care.� Abstracts deadline: Jan. 15, 2009.

Student Paper Contest for Midwest Sociological Society 47th Annual Competition

Student paper contest for Midwest Sociological Society 47th annual competition in honor of Don Martindale. (U of MN) Prizes consist of waiver of MSS annual Meeting registration, plus $100-$250. Deadline: Jan. 8, 2009.

Consortium and Joint Degree Program Competitive Call for Papers

Consortium and Joint Degree Program competitive call for papers seeks top manuscripts on the legal, ethical, and policy implications of biomedical or life sciences. Send full draft submissions by e-mail to Audrey Boyle (boyle032@umn.edu). Deadline: Jan. 5, 2009.

North Central Sociological Association Paper Competition 2009

North Central Sociological Association Paper Competition 2009 Graduate Student Division and Undergraduate Division. Winners expected to present papers at 2009 annual meeting to receive monetary award. Deadline: Jan. 5, 2009.

Sociologists for Women in Society Feminist White Paper Award Competition

Sociologists for Women in Society Feminist White Paper Award competition: “Research on Policies for Providing Universal Access to Healthcare in the United States.� Contact: sws@etal.uri.edu Deadline: Jan. 2, 2009.

American Association for the Advancement of Science Graduate Student Conference 2009

American Association for the Advancement of Science, Science & Technology in Society: An International, Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference is to be held on March 28, 2009 – March 29, 2009, AAAS Headquarters, Washington, DC. Submit abstracts to stabstract@gmail.com by Dec. 29, 2008.

The Exiles at the Walker Art Center Cinema

Film screenings of The Exiles at the Walker Art Center Cinema. Director Kent MacKenzie's Elegy to Los Angeles' lost Bunker Hill district and the Native Americans who lived there premiered to great acclaim at the 1961 Venice Film Festival. The Exiles screens Jan. 16, 2009-Jan. 18, 2009 (Friday-Saturday, 7:30 P.M. ; Saturday and Sunday, 2:00 P.M.). Tickets are $8 ($6 Walker members).

NIH Transformative RO1 Program

NIH Transformative RO1 Program- Creative "out-of-the-box" projects supported. T-R01 represents a High Risk/High Reward Demonstration Project. Submission from Dec. 29, 2008, to Jan. 29, 2009.

The Arete Initiative at the University of Chicago Research Grant

The Arete Initiative at the University of Chicago is pleased to announce a new $3 million research program on A New Science of Virtues. It includes a research grant competition that will award about 20 two-year grants ranging from $50,000 to $300,000 each. Letter of Intent Deadline: March 2, 2009, 5:00 P.M.

University of Minnesota “Idea (Innovation, Diversity, Equity, and Achievement) Grants" Program seeks to infuse equity and diversity into every aspect of the University's work and operations by funding creative yet pragmatic proposals for projects that address issues of institutional equity and diversity. Application deadline is Dec. 31.

Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship

Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship is a strategic fellowship program designed to help graduate students in the humanities and social sciences formulate doctoral dissertation proposals that are intellectually pointed, amenable to completion in a reasonable time frame, and competitive in fellowship competitions. The application deadline is Fri., Jan.30, 2009.

Faculty Workshops on Conflict Dynamics

Mark your calendars and save the dates of Monday, February 2, and Monday, February 9, from 3:00 -5:00 p.m. in the Mississippi Room, Coffman Memorial Union for two workshops focused on conflict dynamics specifically geared toward faculty. Both workshops will take a systems perspective to introduce systems-based concepts and tools to engage conflict more effectively.

IMMIGRATION HISTORY RESEARCH CENTER 2009-2010 GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS

IHRC will award fellowships in 2009-2010 of up to $15,000 to University of Minnesota graduate students making use of the IHRC's extensive Estonian, Latvian, and Arab American collections. Applicants must contact their graduate programs by December 15, 2008, to express interest in being nominated for a fellowship. Applications DUE: Feb. 1, 2009.

Harvard University Asian American Policy Review

The Harvard University Asian American Policy Review (AAPR) is accepting submissions for Volume XVIII, to be published in spring 2009. This year, submissions should fall under the theme "The Urgency of Now," which hopes to provide the new Administration with an understanding of the most current issues in our community. Submissions DUE: Jan. 2, 2009.

Feminist and Queer Explorations in Troublemaking

The course GWSS 8190, "Feminist and Queer Explorations in Troublemaking" taught by Sara Puotinen will be held in 400 Ford Hall on Wednesdays from 2:00 to 4:30 in Spring 2009.

Course with Vice President Walter F. Mondale on America’s Constitutional Crisis

A course with Vice President Walter F. Mondale and Professor Lawrence Jacobs will study America’s ongoing constitutional crisis over the authority and roles of the legislative and executive branches. It is open to all members of the community and can be registered for online. Registration open until class is full.

Medical Consumerism

The course BTHX 8610, "Medical Consumerism" taught by Carl Elliott MD PhD will be held in Boynton on Tuesdays from 10 to 1 in Spring 2009.

Corporealities, Movement, and Social Justice: Staging 'Equitable' Choreographies

The course Dnce 5493, "Corporealities, Movement, and Social Justice: Staging 'Equitable' Choreographies" taught by Professors Ananya Chatterjea and Omise'eke Tinsley will be held in 301 Barbara Barker Center for Dance on Wednesdays from 12:45 to 3:35 in Spring 2009.

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship Competition

The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship Competition supports students with outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen fields of study. Applicants must be U.S. citizens pursuing a graduate degree in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences or physical sciences and must demonstrate a need for financial assistance. Applications DUE: Dec. 15, 2009.

Diversity, Solidarity and the American Mosaic

The course Soc 8090, "Topics in Sociology:Diversity, Solidarity and the American Mosaic" will be held in 1114 Social Sciences on Fridays from 2:30 to 5:00 in Spring 2009.

The 20th Annual University of Hawai‘i at MÄ?noa School of Pacific & Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference presents "Redefining Borders: Looking Toward the Future of Asia-Pacific Studies" from March 11 -13, 2009. Abstracts DUE: Jan. 19, 2009.

“Interrogating –isms: Issues of Power from the Streets to Academia�

The American Studies Symposium announces a call for papers for “Interrogating –isms: Issues of Power from the Streets to Academia� to be held at Purdue University from April 16-18 2009. Submissions DUE: Jan. 16, 2009.

UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA BRITISH COLUMBIA CANADA

The Department of Sociology at the University of Victoria British Columbia invites applications for a one-year contractually-limited-term position at the rank of Senior Instructor and two one-year contractually-limited-term positions at the rank of Sessional Lecturer. Applications DUE: Feb. 27, 2009.

Inter-American Foundation

The Inter-American Foundation (IAF), a United States government agency, offers support for dissertation research in Latin America and the Caribbean undertaken by students who have advanced to Ph.D. candidacy. Applications DUE: Jan. 16, 2009.

John E. Sawyer Seminars on the Comparative Study of Cultures Program

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation invites two proposals for their John E. Sawyer Seminars on the Comparative Study of Cultures program which provides support for comparative research on the historical and cultural sources of contemporary developments. Proposals DUE: Dec, 19, 2008.

Politics of Blood, Politics of Memory: A GI Baby Hero’s Homecoming

The Workshop on the Comparative History of Women, Gender, and Sexuality will hold its fourth meeting where Bongsoo Park will workshop her paper, "Politics of Blood, Politics of Memory: A GI Baby Hero’s Homecoming." The Workshop will take place in the Ford Room (710) of the Social Science Tower from 3:30 - 5:00 on Friday, Dec. 5, 2008.

TH 8120 Performance Theory, Performance Studies

The course TH 8120 Performance Theory, Performance Studies, taught by Professor Margaret Werry, will be held in Rarig 75 on Fridays 9:05 to 12:05 in Spring 2009.

The Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences

The Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences is pleased to announce 2 funding
opportunities that aims to encourage work on the broad societal implications of problems in health, environment, or the life sciences. Requests for Proposals from graduate students DUE: March 23, 2009. Requests for Proposals from faculty DUE: March 9, 2009.

Contributors to the Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore Needed

Call for Contributors to the Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore: This is the first encyclopedia project of its kind and is inclusive of all the different cultural communities, including those that are often less represented in Asian American scholarship. The project seeks contributors for the remaining available headwords.

The UCLA Institute of American Cultures, in cooperation with UCLA's four Ethnic Studies Research Centers offers
fellowships to postdoctoral/visiting scholars to support research on African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, and Chicanas/os. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States and hold a Ph.D. Applications DUE: Jan. 16, 2009.

Law and Social Science Dissertation Fellowship

The Law and Society Association, in collaboration with the American Bar Foundation and the National Science Foundation, seeks applications for the Law and Social Science Dissertation Fellowship and Mentoring Program (LSS Fellowship). Third and fourth year graduate students who specialize in the field of law and social science and whose research interests include law and inequality are invited to apply. Applications DUE: Dec. 21, 2008.

IHRC 2009-2010 Graduate Fellowships

The Immigration History Research Center will award fellowships for 2009-2010 to University of Minnesota graduate students making use of the IHRC’s extensive Estonian, Latvian, and Arab American collections. Application DUE: Feb, 1, 2009.

Long and Tumultuous Relationship: East-West Interchanges in American Art

The Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C presents "A Long and Tumultuous Relationship: East-West Interchanges in American Art" to take place on October 1-2, 2009. Paper submissions are invited for this symposium, which will address the complicated interactions between American and Asian artists and visual traditions from the eighteenth century to the present. Proposals DUE: Feb. 2, 2009.

Journal of Lao Studies

The Journal of Lao Studies (JLS), published by the Center for Lao Studies, is now accepting submissions of articles, book review suggestions, and review articles (extended reviews of major publications, trends in the field, or of political, social, or economic events) for the 2009 publication. Submissions DUE: May 30, 2009.

Afro 3910 Black Internationalism

In class announcement for your students: course offering. The course Afro 3910, "Black Internationalism," taught by Yuichiro Onishi will be held in Blegen Hall 330 Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:45-11:00am.

Eleventh Annual Chicago Ethnography Conference

Northwestern University of Chicago invites graduate students in all academic disciplines to present their original ethnographic research at the Eleventh Annual Chicago Ethnography Conference. The conference takes place on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009. Abstracts Due: Jan. 5, 2009.

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