January 2009 Archives

FLAS Fellowship

The Consortium for the Study of the Asias (CSA), the Institute for Global Studies (IGS), and the European Studies Consortium (ESC) invite ALL ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS to nominate up to four graduate students for Summer and up to four graduate students for Academic Year FLAS Fellowships in each of the areas of competition. The deadline (in department), is Feb. 11, 2009 at 12:00 P.M. If you plan to apply for this fellowship you must send an email to Colleen at henne020@umn.edu by 12:00 P.M. Jan. 30, 2009.

Graduate Degree Completion Workshops

The Graduate Student Services and Progress (GSSP) office staff will be holding degree completion workshops for Graduate School master's and doctoral students February 16th, 17th, and 18th. The workshops on February 16th and 17th will be held on the East Bank campus and our workshops on the 18th will be held on the St. Paul campus.

Richard Morrison U of M Press Talk

Richard Morrison, Managing Editor of the U of M Press will be presenting his insight and experience in book publishing. The event, open to American Studies graduate students and faculty, takes place in Nicholson Hall 135 at 1:30 P.M., Feb. 13, 2009.

First Fridays: February

First Fridays invites you to two short programs given by Al Lathrop (Performing Arts, Northwest Architecture and Literary Manuscripts Archives) and Karen Nelson Holyle (Irwin Kerlan, MD and George Hess Jr, two founders of the children’s literature collections) in Anderson Library Room 120. The programs take place 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. on Feb. 6, 2009.

The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youths Summer Positions

The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youths summer programs provide intensive course work in the liberal arts to talented pre-collegiate students ages 8 to 16. Both instructor and teaching assistant positions are available.

Wilfrid Laurier University Assistant Professor Tenure Position

The Department of Global Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for a tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2009. The area of specialization is culture and conflict, with particular emphasis on the cultural dynamics and expressions of contemporary peace and conflict. Application due: Feb. 1, 2009

Michigan Feminist Studies Call for Papers

Michigan Feminist Studies invites submissions for its 2009 issue on the theme of Politics and Performativity. While their empirical and theoretical focus is on women and gender, they also encourage submissions that draw linkages between gender and other social identities, such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, ability, and nationality. Submission deadline: Feb. 13, 2009.

Graduate Workshop in Modern History Call for Papers

The University of Minnesota Graduate Workshop in Modern History is currently soliciting papers for its 2009 spring semester schedule. The GWMH is a graduate-run workshop that emphasized practical and constructive feedback in a low-pressure atmosphere.

Women's and Gender Studies Discipline Conference

2009 Minnesota State Colleges and Universities present the Women’s and Gender Studies Discipline Conference. The conference will take place at Metro State University on the Saint Paul Campus, March 5-6, 2009.

Asian American/Diaspora Studies Proseminar

The Asian American/Diaspora Studies Proseminar is happy to announce its spring 2009 schedule. All are welcome; readings are optional.

Mediascape Call for Papers

Mediascape, UCLA’s Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, invites submissions for the upcoming Spring 2009 Issue. Submissions are sought for the following sections: Features; Reviews; Columns; Meta. Multiple submissions processes, all DUE: March 20, 2009.

PA 5601

PA 5601, “Survey of Women, Law, and Public Policy in the United States" taught by Dr. Kathleen Laughlin, professor of History, Metropolitan State University, will meet Wednesdays 6:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures Call for Papers

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures of the University of West Georgia invites abstracts and panel proposals from scholars in a variety of humanities fields for its 2009 Interdisciplinary Conference on History and Fiction at the Cultural Arts Center in Carrollton, GA Nov. 12-14, 2009. Due: May 1, 2009.

Program in Law and History Spring 2009 Workshop Series

The Program in Law and History is pleased to announce the Spring 2009 workshop series. This semester, sessions held over lunch on Fridays, from 12:15 P.M.-1:15 P.M. in Lindquist & Vennum Conference Room on the 3rd floor of the Law School.

The Dirksen Congressional Center Research Awards

The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. Awards range from a few hundred dollars to $3,500. The awards program does not fund undergraduate or pre-Ph.D. study. DEADLINE: All proposals must be received no later than February 1, 2009.

CL/CSDS 8910

CL/CSDS 8910, section 004, meeting Wednesday evenings, “ We are All Americans: Re-Imagining America in a Post-9/11 World" taught by Visiting Professor Jaap Kooijman from the University of Amsterdam.

EPSY 5401

EPSY 5401, "Counseling Procedures" is taught by Dr. John Romano will meet Mondays 4:40 P.M. – 7:20 P.M.

The UCD Clinton Institute Summer School

The UCD Clinton Institute Summer School will bring together scholars and graduate students from around the world to engage in wide-ranging discussion on interdisciplinary study of the United States on July 5-11, 2009. The School is aimed at advanced graduate students and junior faculty in the fields of American Studies, History, Political Sciences and Literary and Cultural Studies.

David Karjanen Spring Graduate Seminar

David Karjanen is teaching a graduate seminar this spring semester, AmSt 8920, section 001 on Wednesdays, from 3:35 - 5:30. The seminar examines theories of racial formation in the United States, regionally in the Americas, from historical, cultural and political perspectives.

"Jesus and Judaism: The Connection Still Matters"

“Jesus and Judaism: The Connection Still Matters?, presented by Amy Jill Levine, sponsored by The Center for Jewish Studies at Sabes Jewish Community Center, Jan. 29, 2009 at 7:00 P.M.

Part-Time Research Position

SmartRevenue, a national leader in ethnographic market research, is looking for qualified and highly motivated social scientists and marketing professionals to join our team of ethnographers. Researchers will conduct observations and interviews of shoppers at various retailers. Researchers will be paid $22/hour for this part-time contract position. Qualified candidates are advanced undergraduates and graduate students.

Assistant Professor of Women and Gender Studies and Anthropology, University of Illinois at Springfield. This is a tenure-track position for an interdisciplinary teacher-scholar in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/sexuality/queer studies. Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. (completed by time of appointment). Review of applications will begin on Jan. 19, 2009.

"Uneasy Crossings: Performing Indigeneity in Post NAFTA Latino Theatre"

“Uneasy Crossings: Performing Indigeneity in Post NAFTA Latino Theatre?. Prof. Patricia Tbarra (Brown University) will present her talk March 27, 2009 in Rarig 275 at 4:30 P.M.

"Playing at Border-Crossing in a Mexican Indigenous Community. Seriously."

“Playing at Border-Crossing in a Mexican Indigenous Community. Seriously.��? Prof. Tamara Underiner (Arizona State University) will lecture on El Parque Alberto’s simulated border-crossing experience and how this community performance engages the complexities of indigeniety, sovereignty, and citizenship. The lecture will take place March 12, 2009 in Nolte 125 at 4:00 P.M.

PUBH 6801

PUBH 6801, “Global Health, Relief, Development and Religious & Non-Religious NGOs?, taught by Kirk Allison, PhD, will meet Wednesdays 5:40 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

GWSS 8190

GWSS 8190, “ Gynomania: Theorizing the Pleasures of Violence?, taught by Pashmina Murthy, will meet Thursdays 2:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.

GLOS 3900/5900

GLOS 3900/5900, “The Political Economy of Financial Crisis: From Nicollett Mall to Wall Street? taught by Dara Strolovitch and Rachel Schurman, will meet Mondays 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

GWSS 4690/5690

GWSS 4690/5690: Women, Society, and Race in the United States, taught by Zenzele Isoke, PhD, will meet Wednesdays 12:45 P.M. – 3:15 P.M.

OAH Women's Committee Graduate Luncheon

The OAH Committee on the Status of Women in the Historical Profession is making available free luncheon tickets for graduate students who would like to attend the Women’s Committee luncheon that will be held on March 28, 2009.

AMST 3114 TA Appointment

We are looking for a 25% TA for AmSt 3114: America in International Perspective. If you are interested in this position please email Colleen at henne020@umn.edu. Please let her know what other appointments (TA, RA or fellowship) you are holding and the percentage time of that appointment. Deadline: Jan. 12, 2009.

13th Annual Barnes Club Graduate Student Conference

The James A. Barnes Club, Temple University’s graduate student history organization is pleased to announce the 13th Annual Barnes Club Graduate Student Conference held March 21, 2009 in Philadelphia. Proposal deadline: Jan. 31, 2009.

51st Annual Midwest Modern Language Association

51st Annual Midwest Modern Language Association will be held Nov. 12-15, 2009 at the St. Louis Union Station Marriott in St. Louis, MO. Suggested Deadline: April 15, 2009.

University of Minnesota Graduate School Dissertation

Each year the Graduate School recognizes the University's top recent Ph.D. graduates by presenting best dissertation awards. The department may nominate one person for the Best Dissertation Award. Faculty should submit their nomination to DGS Assistant Marie Milsten Fiedler at m-fied@umn.edu or 104 Scott Hall. Deadline: Feb. 18, 2009.

Americana: The Institute for the Study of American Popular Culture Submissions

Americana: The Institute for the Study of American Popular Culture invites submissions for the spring 2009 edition of its peer-reviewed publication Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, 1900 to Present. Attach and email submissions to editor@americanpopularculture.com. Deadline: March 15, 2009.

Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

American Studies is allowed to nominate students for the Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship ($22,500 stipend). The ideal candidate is entering their 5th or 6th year of study. For the department nomination, a complete Graduate School application should be submitted. Internal deadline: Feb. 18, 2009.

Reworking the University: Visions, Strategies, Demands

Reworking the University: Visions, Strategies, Demands. The University of Minnesota "Reworking the University" seeks to generate a vibrant, political exchange by troubling the traditional format of the academic conference. Send your submissions to comradmn@gmail.com. Submission deadline: Feb. 10, 2009.

New Department Chair

Riv-Ellen Prell has finished her service as the department chair. Rod Ferguson is now the chair.

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