November 2009 Archives

Doctoral Oral Prelim Exams are now scheduled online through the Grad School

The Graduate School has announced that doctoral students will now be required to schedule their Preliminary Oral Examinations online through the Grad School.

San Francisco State University Assistant Professor Position

The College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Asian American Studies Department with specialization in Chinese American Studies. Term of appointment begins fall 2010. Ph.D. required. Salary will commensurate with rank and qualifications. Application deadline: December 15, 2009.

Texis Tech University is pleased to announce a call for proposals for their 2010 Comparative Literature Symposium on "American Studies as Transnational Practice" on April 9-10, 2010 in Lubbock, Texas. Proposal submission deadline: January 18, 2010.

Crossings: "Race, Migration, and Neoliberalism"

Next Monday, November 30th, please join us for the last Crossings session of the semester. Sociology professor Lisa Sun-Hee Park will be speaking about her research and then leading a discussion about "Race, Migration, and Neoliberalism." Crossings is from 3:30-5:00pm on Mondays, and will be meeting in the Scott Hall Commons (room 105).

PCard Receipt Reminder

PCard receipts for all purchases made through 11/25/09 are due to Laura by November 30, 2009.

GEOG 8230: Reading Marxi(sms)

GEOG 8230, "Reading Marxi(sms)", will be taught by Professor George Henderson in spring 2010 on Wednesdays from 2:00-4:30 p.m.

PA 8204

PA 8204, "Creating Good Work: Economic and Workforce Development" will be taught by Visiting Assistant Professor Greg Schrock on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00-5:15 p.m., spring 2010.

Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Program

The Social Science Research Council is pleased to invite applications for the Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Program. Second and third-year Ph.D. students are encouraged to apply. Application deadline: January 29, 2010.To view the six areas and further detail please see entire entry.

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 a funding opportunity for graduate and professional students on all UMN campuses. The funding initiative aims to encourage work on the broad implications of problems in health, environment, or the life sciences. Proposal deadline: February 8, 2010.

The Future of Minority Studies Summer Institute Seminar

The Future of Minority Studies Summer Institute invites graduate students to join them for their 6th Annual Seminar, "Identity, Inequality, and Public Policy: Integrating the Humanities and the Social Sciences", on July 26 - August 6, 2010. Application deadline: February 1, 2010.

Museum and Curatorial Studies at UC-Santa Cruz invites professionals and scholars from a variety of disciplines to study the poetics and politics of display with their conference, "The Task of the Curator: Translation, Intervention, and Innovation in Exhibitionary Practice", on May 14, 2010. Proposal deadline: February 5, 2010.

University of Southern California Call for Papers

The University of Southern California seeks papers for an issue of Spectator that engages in current debates about "post-identity" and their significance to academic studies of identity and media within national and global contexts. Submission deadline: November 29, 2009.

Fellowships at NYU's Center for the U.S. and the Cold War

New York University's Center for the United States and the Cold War is pleased to announce a dissertation and post-doctoral fellowship as well as several travel grants for the 2010-2011 academic year. Dissertation fellows will receive stipends of $20,000 for a nine-month academic year; stipends for post-doctoral fellows will be $40,000; and travel grants are $2,000 per month. Application deadline: February 15, 2010.

Department of French and Italian-Northwestern University Call for Proposals

The Department of French and Italian at Northwestern University is currently seeking paper proposals for an interdisciplinary graduate student conference entitled, "Cultural Bankruptcy: Bail Out or Bonus? Rethinking Culture in the 21st Century", to be held April 8-10, 2010 in Evanston, IL. Abstract deadline: January 15, 2010.

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

The Department of Women's & Gender Studies at Syracuse University invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor to begin August 2010. Ph.D. required. Preferred candidates are those who have a strong background in transnational and intersectional feminist theories and methodologies. Application deadline: December 4, 2009.

Mentoring Graduate Students Workshop

"Faculty Member as Mentor: Best Practices in the Successful Mentoring of Graduate Students" is a workshop offered through the Graduate School and the Student Conflict Resolution Center on December 3, 2009 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in Rooms A, B, & C of the Campus Club.

New College at Arizona State University Assistant Professor Position

The Division of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies in the New College at Arizona State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Performance Studies to begin in August 2010. Ph.D. required. Application deadline: January 8, 2010.

Academic Job Interview Questions & Advice

For a helpful job market resource with questions one should be prepared to answer for job interviews in American Studies and academic job interview advice, please visit http://faculty.virginia.edu/schoolhouse/ProfessionalizationPage/JobAdviceandQuestions.html

Yale University Assistant Dean and Director of Native American Cultural Center Position

Yale University is pleased to announce a search for an Assistant Dean and Director for the university's Native American Cultural Center. The full-time three-year, renewable term appointment is designated to provide strategic direction for the work on the Native-American Cultural Center, and supervise its daily operation. Appointment to begin July 2010. Review of applications begins: January 19, 2010.

"Economies in Motion" Call for Papers and Performances

Dance Under Construction is pleased to announce a call for papers and performances for next year's conference, "Economies in Motion", on April 16 & 17, 2010 at UC Riverside. Submission deadline: January 15, 2010.

COMM 8110

COMM 8110, "Ethnopolitical Conflicts Worldwide: Multi-disciplinary Approaches, Prevention, and Policy Recommendations" is an advanced topics seminar taught by Professor Rosita Albert for spring 2010. The course meets Tuesdays 2:50 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

"Rags to Riches to Rags" Film

Minnesota Film Arts is currently promoting a 3-week Jewish Film Series at the Oak Street Cinema. This week's film is "Rags to Riches to Rags" which will play November 19, 2009 at 7:15 p.m. This one showing is free to the public.

Is Hip Hop History? Conference

As the first hip-hop conference hosted by a worker education program, the City College Is Hip-Hop History? Conference aims to provide a forum that features the work of researchers, hip-hop industry practitioners, artists, and working adult students. Paper, panel and roundtable proposals should be submitted in the form of 200-500 word abstracts.The Conference will take place February 19-20, 2010 in New York City.

"The History of North America in Global Perspective" Workshop

The Charles Warren Center, Harvard University's research center for North American history, invites applications for "The History of North America in Global Perspective." This workshop will explore a theme much discussed of late, as calls have proliferated for a more globalized history of North America. PhD required. Application deadline: January 15, 2010.

Polonsky Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute proposes to award two Polonsky Postdoctoral Fellowships, in any field of the Humanities or Social Sciences, for a period of up to five years, beginning October 1, 2010. The Fellowships offer an annual stipend of $40,000. Submission deadline: January 31, 2010.

Call for Authors: Key Issues in Crime and Punishment Series

Golson Media invites academic editorial contributors to a new reference series on Crime and Punishment to be published in 2011 by SAGE Publications. This comprehensive work will be marketed and sold to college, public, and academic libraries and includes 5 titles, each with 20 chapters of 5,000 words. Submission deadline: February 1, 2010.

National Association for Ethnic Studies Call for Abstracts/Proposals

The National Association for Ethnic Studies has announced a call for abstracts/proposals for the 38th Annual Conference, "Who's Counting & Who Counts?" on April 8-10, 2010 in Washington, DC. Two-hundred-fifty-word abstracts/proposals should be submitted by December 1, 2009.

Please join Crossings next Monday, November 16 at 3:30. Chicano Studies professor Dr. Lori Rodriguez will be presenting a paper entitled "Re-Framing la Mujer: Re-Framing Tejana Agency by Challenging Traditional Border Film Narratives." Crossings meets every other Monday at 3:30 in Scott Hall room 4.

"Interdisciplinary Public History" - Kevin Murphy Grad Seminar

Professor Kevin Murphy will be offering a new graduate seminar on "Interdisciplinary Public History" in the spring 2010 semester. This seminar examines the variety of ways that "public history" is produced both within and outside the academy and explores interdisciplinary approaches to the critical analysis of public history projects and historical memory. Students will work collaboratively to produce works of public scholarship.

2010 Graduate Student Symposium-Romance Studies

The Association of Graduate Students in Romance Studies at the University of Minnesota is pleased to announce the 14th Annual Conference entitled, "Framing the Human: (De)humanization in Language, Literature, and Culture" to be held March 6, 2010. Abstract submission: December 31, 2009.

Syracuse University-Assistant Professor New Media Studies

New Media Studies at Syracuse University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor. Ph.D. required by time of appointment. Application deadline: November 16, 2009.

University of Texas-Pan American Assistant Professor Position

The Department of History and Philosophy at the University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) is seeking an assistant tenure-track professor commencing fall 2010. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. by August 2010. Teaching expectations include both courses in fields of specialization and survey courses in United States history. Initial ranking of completed applications will be on December 1, 2009, but review of files will continue until the position is filled.

CREST Diversity Dissertation Fellowship

The Center for Citizenship, Race, and Ethnicity Studies (CREST) at The College of Saint Rose anticipates offering two one-year diversity fellowships for doctoral candidates engaged in completing their dissertations. The one-year non-renewable fellowships carry a $20,000 stipend. Appointment term begins August 2010. Application deadline: December 18, 2009.

Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowships in American Indian Studies

Under the Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the American Indian Studies Program seeks two Postdoctoral Fellows for the 2010-2011 academic year. Fellows will receive a $42,000 stipend including health benefits. Application deadline: January 22, 2010.

Assistant/Associate Professor Position in School of Social Transformation

The new School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University Tempe Campus invites applications for a full-time, tenure track assistant or associate professor to begin August 2010. Ph.D. required by time of appointment. Submission deadline: January 5, 2010.

"Three Criteria for Inclusion in, or Exclusion from a Possible World History of Art"

The art history department is pleased to announce "Three Criteria for Inclusion in, or Exclusion from a Possible World History of Art" a presentation by Professor Stephen F. Eisenman, from Northwestern University on November 19, 2009 at 4:30 p.m. in Blegen 245.

Berkshire Conference on Women's History-Call for Papers

University of Massachusetts-Amherst is pleased to announce a call for papers for the Berkshire Conference on Women's History, "Generations: Exploring Race, Sexuality, and Labor across Time and Space", on June 9-12, 2009. Proposal deadline: March 1, 2010.

MNFTC Minnesota Week of Action

Minnesota Fair Trade Commission is pleased to announce their Minnesota Week of Action (November 30-December 5, 2009).

"Eyes on the Fries: Young Workers and the Service Sector"

The University of Minnesota Labor Education Service is pleased to announce a free screening of the short film, "Eyes on the Fries: Young Workers and the Service Sector" on November 10, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. in the MCTC Library.

"'Jazz' and the Revolutionary Imagination: Afro/Asian Identities, New Sounds and a New World" will be presented by Fred Ho Monday, November 9, 2009. This lecture & performance will begin at 4pm in Coffman Memorial Union's The Whole Music Club.

AMST 8920

AMST 8920 Special Topics course, "Personal Narratives in Interdisciplinary Research" for spring 2010 will be taught by Professor Jennifer L. Pierce on Tuesdays from 1:25 - 3:20 p.m.

"Oil: A Love Story" -Matthew Schneider-Mayerson Presenting

Matthew Schneider-Mayerson will be speaking at "Oil: A Love Story," organized by the Institute for Advanced Studies, at Intermedia Arts at 7:00 on Thursday, November 12. The event is free, open to the public, and beer and wine will be available for purchase. Intermedia Arts is located at 2822 Lyndale Avenue. http://solutionstwincities.org/event.htm#oil

Call for Submissions - Radical Teaching and the Prison Industrial Complex

The publication "Radical Teacher" has issued a call for papers for an upcoming issue on "Radical Teaching About the Prison Industrial Complex." Submission deadline: January 15, 2010.

The Gest Fellowship for Study in the Haverford College Quaker Collection

Each year Haverford College Special Collections offers three one-month, $2,000 fellowships to researchers who are interested in using the unique resources of the Quaker Collection. They invite applications from researchers at various stages of their careers and from any discipline. Submission deadline: February 1, 2010. http://www.haverford.edu/library/special/gest_fellowship/

Opportunities for Fellows in Religion and Religious History

Center for the Study of Religion brings a select number of pre-tenure scholars and recent Ph.D. graduates to Princeton University to study religion and religious history.http://fundingopps.cos.com/cgi-bin/getRec?id=46113&_ksTicket=98372cd81a439b4db2661b1d89c3962c&_ksExpires=2009111300:00:00

Graduate Student Reception-Religious Studies Program

The religious studies program invites graduate students working in areas related to the academic study of religion to attend an informal get-to-know one another event on November 17, 2009 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in Nolte Lounge.

Denison University-Assistant Professor Position

Denison University seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in American literature with a specialty in Asian American or Latino/a literature. Position begins fall 2010. Ph.D. required. Application deadline: November 13, 2009.

"Networking and Intellectual Community Building Beyond the Campus"

The Department of History 2009-2010 Graduate Student Professional Development Series is pleased to announce, "Networking and Intellectual Community Building Beyond the Campus" on November 9, 2009 from 3:45-4:45 p.m. in Blegen Hall 145.

Amerasia Journal: Call for Abstracts

Amerasia Journal has announced a call for abstracts for its Fall/Winter 2011 publication, "Asian Pacific American Folklore: Pluralisms, Passages, and Practices." 2-page abstracts are due January 10, 2010.

Scholarship* Activism* Social Justice* - Call for Proposals

The University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce a call for proposals for this year's conference on Scholarship * Activism * and Social Justice *. The conference will take place February 18-20, 2010. Proposal deadline: November 30, 2009.

The 11th Annual Graduate Symposium on Women's and Gender History

The Executive Committee of the Eleventh Annual Graduate Symposium on Women's and Gender History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is pleased to announce this call for papers. The Symposium is scheduled for March 4-6, 2010. Submission deadline: November 15, 2009.

Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Program

The Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Fellowship program is now accepting applications. The deadline is December 1, 2009.

The Question of Rights-San Francisco State University Call for Papers

San Francisco State University is pleased to announce a call for papers and proposals: The Question of Rights. The conference will take place September 16-17, 2010 exploring the question and place of rights in history, politics, and society. Submission deadline: March 15, 2010.

"The Suburban Comanche Way of Knowledge"

"The Suburban Comanche Way of Knowledge" will be presented by Paul Chaat Smith on November 23, 2009 from 12:00-3:00 p.m. in Nicholson Hall 135. Cookies and drinks will be provided.

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