Please join CROSSINGS next Monday, Nov. 2, for a spoken word performance featuring Rodrigo Sanchez-Chavarria, Marisa Carr, and Charlotte Albrecht. It's Monday, 11/2, from 3:30-5:00pm, in Scott Hall room 4. Refreshments will be provided.
October 2009 Archives
Spring Instructors: You should have received notice directly from the scheduling office that the Course Guide is available to be updated for spring 2010 courses. Please submit your course guide description as soon as possible, because we will be using that description to create additional advertising. Jayashree Kamble, the American Studies Undergraduate Adviser, will be following up with spring instructors regarding the Course Guide.
Arizona State University Gender Studies Graduate Students Association and Graduate Students in Justice and Social Inquiry are pleased to announce a call for papers for their first annual conference, "Gendering Social Inquiry: Critical Feminist Concerns" on February 26, 2010 in Tempe, Arizona. Submission deadline: December 10, 2009.
The interdisciplinary.net project is pleased to announce the Second Annual Conference, "Good Sex, Bad Sex: Sex Law, Crime, and Ethics" to be held in Prague in May 2010. They particularly invite submissions of pre-formed panel proposals. Submission deadline: November 27, 2009.
The Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History will award the Audre Lorde and Gregory Sprague Prizes in 2010 for an outstanding article on LGBT and/or queer history. Submission deadline: December 31, 2009.
The Smithsonian American Art Museum and its Renwick Gallery invite applications for research fellowships in art and visual culture of the United States. A variety of predoctoral, postdoctoral, and senior fellowships are available. These one-year fellowship applications are due by: January 15, 2009.
"Citizens, Markets, and Transnational Activism: Can Boycotts Stop Sweatshops?" will be presented by Professor Gay Seidman (Sociology, U of Wisconsin-Madison) at 4:00 p.m. on November 2, 2009 in 120 Anderson.
Faculty who would like to submit honors seminar proposals for the 2010-2011 academic year need turn in submissions by November 25, 2009.
The Graduate School of North American Studies at the John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universitaet Berlin, will award eleven doctoral grants to outstanding studies of American Cultural Studies, Literature, History, Political Science, or Economics who wish to write a dissertation focus on North America. Application deadline: January 31, 2010.
Please note: The deadline for Imagine Fund Arts or Humanities Special Event Grants is October 30, 2009. For details and application materials http://www.artsandhumanities.umn.edu/resources_um/segp
The Newberry Library invites applications for their 2010-2011 fellowships in humanities. Ph.D. candidates and scholars need to have long-term fellowship applications in by January 11, 2010 and short-term fellowship applications in by March 1, 2010.
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Ally (GLBTA) Programs Office invites staff, department, class, or organization to attend free ally trainings.
Professor Rose M. Brewer will receive the Ada Comstock Distinguished Woman Scholar Award and deliver a lecture entitled, "Colorblind, Postracial or Not? Exploring Race in the Obama Era," at 4:00 p.m. on November 5, 2009 in Cowles Auditorium in the Hubert H. Humphrey Center. Lecture is free and open to public.
The School of Liberal Arts at Tulane University invites applications for a two-year contract, renewable annually, as Mellow Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities beginning August 2010. Ph.D. required by June 30, 2010. Application deadline: January 20, 2010.
Tulane University invites applications for a visiting position in the Department of Communication beginning August 2010. They are particularly interested in applicants who utilize ethnographic and/or field methodologies in their research and teaching. The position carries a 2/2 load, and is subject to renewal. Review of applications will begin January 1, 2010.
The Sam Houston State University History Department seeks as Assistant/Associate Professor with strong research and teaching skills in War and Society in 20th Century America. Application deadline: December 1, 2009.
Cambridge University invites applications for a Mellon Research Fellowship in American History. The position is renewable annually and is tenable for a maximum of two years, beginning October 1, 2010. Application deadline: January 15, 2010.
Bianet Castellanos will be offering a workshop on applying for fellowships on Wednesday, November 4 at 4:00pm in the Scott Hall Commons.
The interdisciplinary Association for Asian American Studies invites presentation proposals for the 2010 conference in Austin, "Emergent Cartographies: Asian American Studies in the Twenty-first Century." Submission deadline: November 5, 2009.
The Department of Gender and Race Studies at The University of Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level. Teaching experience in Women's/Gender Studies is preferred. Appointment begins August 16, 2010. Review of applications begins: November 16, 2009.
The Asian Institute at the University of Toronto has announced a call for papers for their dissertation workshop, "Democracy and Identity in Asia" to be held May 13-15, 2010. They invite participants from all academic disciplines to send in their applications for consideration. Submission deadline: January 15, 2010.
Please note that the Graduate School Fellowship Office administers endowed fellowships which, because they are supported by endowed income, are not all offered every year and stipends may vary from year to year. Unfortunately, this means for 2010-2011 the Norman Johnston Dewitt Fellowship, the William W. Stout Fellowship, and the Thomas F. Wallace Fellowship will not be offered. If you have questions, please contact Melanie Steinman.
Friday, October 23rd, the Scott Hall Commons refrigerator will be unplugged for defrosting, and starting next week, we will be throwing out all perishable items from the refrigerator every Friday afternoon. If you would like to keep anything in the fridge over weekends, please label your items with your name and date.
PCard receipts for all purchases made through 10/23/09 are due to Laura by October 30, 2009.
The Moreau Academic Diversity Postdoctoral Program at the University of Notre Dame seeks applicants for their two-year research, teaching, and mentoring fellowship. The postdoctoral appointments will carry a starting annual salary of $50,000. Application deadline: December 10, 2009.
Please join CROSSINGS for our third session of the semester, next Monday, Oct. 19 at 3:30 in Scott Hall Room 4. AMST graduate students Abram J. Lewis, Eli Vitulli, and Steve Dillon will be presenting papers as part of a panel entitled "Race, The State, and Queer Politics: 1970s-present."
The History Department at Boise State University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professorship in U.S. History to begin August 2010. Ph.D. required by time of appointment. Preference will be given to those who can teach interdisciplinary courses. Application deadline: November 1, 2009.
The Humanities Center at Carnegie Mellon University is offering a residential fellowship, junior or senior, as part of it yearlong program entitled, "Identities in Conflict: Recognition of Migrants in Europe and the U.S." Fellowships include stipends of $35,000-$40,000. Application deadline: December 1, 2009.
The Max Planck Institute for the History on Science in Berline, Department II (Lorraine Daston), announces four Postdoctoral Fellowships for up to two years, beginning September 1, 2010. Ph.D. degree should have been awarded in 2007 or later. Application deadline: December 15, 2009.
The Department of Chicana/o Studies in the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts at Loyola Marymount University announces a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning fall 2010. Ph.D. required. Application deadline: November 13, 2009.
The Women and Gender Studies Program at Grand Valley State University invites applications for a new tenure-track position beginning fall 2010. Ph.D. in Women/Gender studies or related field is preferred. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The Africana Studies Program at Bowdoin College seeks candidates with research and teaching experience in post-World War II African American urban life for a tenure-track appointment to begin fall 2010. The position is at the assistant or associate level. Ph.D. required by time of appointment. Review of applications begins: November 30, 2009.
The Department of Humanities and Cultural Studies at the University of South Florida, Tampa, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of film studies with an emphasis on American film, or of American Studies with a specialty in film. Ph.D. required by time of appointment. Salary starts at $58k commensurate with qualifications. 9-month contract begins August 2010. Application deadline: December 1, 2009.
The Smithsonian's Lemelson Center is seeking proposals for its 2010 Fellows Program, which supports projects that present creative approaches to the study of invention and innovation in American Society. The Center offers fellowships to scholars and professionals who are pre- or postdoctoral candidates or who have completed advanced professional training. Application deadline: January 15, 2010.
The Africana Studies and History Departments at Luther College invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship. Teach responsibilities include a survey course in African-American history, a course in the history of Civil Rights Movement, and other courses in the instructor's area of interest. Ph.D. required by appointment. Review of applications begins: October 30, 2009.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks candidates for a tenure-track assistant professor position with a specialization in Hmong studies or highland societies in Asia and/or adjacent regions. Ph.D. required. Appointment to begin August 2010. Application deadline: December 1, 2009.
The George Washington University American Studies Department seeks a tenure-track, Assistant Professor in 18th, 19th, or 20th century African American culture. Ph.D. is American Studies is preferred. Review of applications begins: December 1, 2009.
"A Tale of Two Treasons: Adjudicating War Crimes and Collaboration in Manila, 1945", will be presented by Christopher Capozzola, Associate Professor of History at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, on October 16, from 10:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. in Mondale Hall 55.
The Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association is pleased to announce a call for papers for the Caribbean and Latin American Literature and Culture division annual conference in St. Louis, March 31 - April 3, 2010. Abstracts of 100-150 words may be submitted until December 15, 2009.
The Center for Southeast Asian Studies, in conjunction with the Walter Chapin Simpson Center for Humanities at the University of Washington, invites applicants to submit paper proposals for the conference-workshop, "Beyond Borders: Alternative Voices and Histories of the Vietnamese Diaspora". It will take place on the Seattle campus of the University of Washington from March 4-7, 2010. Application deadline: November 2, 2009.
Claremont McKenna College invites applicants for a position in U.S. history since 1945. This is a tenure-track appointment at the level of assistant professor. The department is interested in candidates whose work emphasizes American politics broadly construed. Ph.D. required. Application review begins: November 16, 2009.
The Leslie Center at Dartmouth College is offering five, short-term visiting fellowships to participate in an Institute devoted to the study of the Mark Lansburgh collection of Plains Indian art. The Leslie Center will provide an honorarium of $2,000 and an additional stipend of $1,500. Preference will be given to scholars in early stages of their careers. Application deadline: December 1, 2009.
The Humanities Center at Harvard University is accepting application for its 2010-11 postdoctoral fellowship program. Applicants must have Ph.D. received by May 2007. The center welcomes applications from all fields within the humanities and the allied social sciences. Application deadline: December 1, 2009.
Fall instructors who will NOT use their classroom during finals week should notify the department by writing to email@example.com no later than Monday, October 26. If you are unsure of when your final is to be held, check the schedule at http://onestop.umn.edu/calendars/final_exams/index.html
Graduate school endowed fellowships for 2010-11 that have been awarded to AMST grad students in the past include the Harold Leonard Memorial Fellowship in Film Study and the Mark and Judy Yudof Fellowship in Science Policy & Ethics. Applications for these fellowships (they do not require departmental nomination) are due directly to the Graduate School Fellowship Office by noon, Dec. 1, 2009.
Give today to the Community Fund Drive, a University sponsored campaign to support local charities! The University encourages faculty and staff to make a donation at www.umn.edu/cfd to the charity of their choice.
The University of Minnesota is pleased to announce a call for papers for the President's Interdisciplinary Conference, "The Ethics and Politics of Research with Immigrant Populations", June 4 - 5 2010. Submission deadline: December 21, 2009.
An info session will be held Monday, Oct. 12 at 3:30pm in the Scott Hall Commons for anyone interested in learning more about applying for the Ford Foundation Fellowship.
Graduate students are able to request the use of American Studies Department funds for research and conference travel on and on-going basis.
Book orders for Spring semester faculty and grad instructors are DUE Wednesday, October 21, 2009 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications for two positions in Asian American Studies, one senior senior/advanced assistant, and one beginning assistant, tenure track. Appointments begin in Fall 2010. Review of applications will begin: November 15, 2009.
"Queer Chicana/o Studies: A Personal Itinerary" will be presented by Richard T. Rodriguez on October 9, 2009 from 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. in 1-142 Carlson School of Management.
"Sexual Coercion and Forced In-Pair Copulation as Sperm Competition Tactics in Humans", will be presented by Todd Shackelford from Florida Atlantic University. The lecture will take place October 12, 2009 at 12:15 p.m. in 15 HHH.
The Native American Studies Program at Dartmouth College invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor to begin July 2010. Ph.D. required. Review of applications begins: November 23, 2009.
The Graduate Workshop in Modern History (GWMH) is currently soliciting papers for its 2009 fall semester schedule. Seminar papers, MA thesis', or other projects that use historical methodology and focus on the modern period are welcome. Please apply as soon as possible.
The Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University has opened its 2010 search for Post-doctoral Research Fellows. The four fellowship spots are available for the academic year beginning August 1, 2010. Fellows received salary of $55,000 which includes health insurance. Application deadline: November 15, 2009.
The Identity in the Information Society Workshop has announced a call for papers for its third IDIS annual workshop. The workshop will take place May 26 - 28, 2010 in Rome, Italy. Paper submission deadline: December 10, 2009.
The Institute for Asian American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for a research associate position. Ph.D. required. The position is a temporary, full-time, benefited position. Position is funded through October 31, 2010. Please apply as soon as possible.
WITS University is seeking a suitably qualified person to head the School of Architecture and Planning. Ph.D. required. The position has a standard period of employment for 5 years. Application deadline: October 31, 2009.
University of Michigan invites applications for an assistant professor, tenure-track position in the area of digital environments. Scholars examining all aspects of digital media are encouraged to apply. Ph.D. required. Position begins September 2010. Review of applications begins: October 15, 2009.