December 2009 Archives

Spring 2010 Legal History Workshop

The Legal History Workshop for Spring 2010 will meet Friday afternoons from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. For detailed meeting information please see full blog entry.

Preparing for Spring Courses

Attention all Spring 2010 course instructors: If you would like to request a WebVista course site, please see full blog entry for instruction.

Dept. of History at Kean University Assistant Professor Position

The Department of History at Kean University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in African American History, pending budgetary and administrative approval. It is strongly preferred that this candidate also have precollegiate experience teaching in order to lead in the advising and preparing of prospective social studies teachers. Ph.D. required. Position beginning September 1, 2010.

Save the Date: Critical Ethnic Studies and the Future of Genocide Conference

Save the Date: Critical Ethnic Studies and the Future of Genocide Conference will be held at the University of California, Riverside March 10-12, 2011(not 2010). Call For Papers forthcoming January 2010.

U.S. Department of State Call for Papers

The U.S. Department of State announces a call for papers for a conference on the American Experience in Southeast Asia, 1946-1975 in Washington, D.C. September 29-30, 2010. Submission deadline: March 1, 2010.

Clarification regarding Preliminary Portfolio Exam Schedule

Clarification regarding Preliminary Portfolio Exam Schedule: There are two dates annually that Written Preliminary Portfolio Exam materials are accepted by the department. In Fall that date is November 1, and in Spring that date is April 1. If November 1or April 1 falls on a weekend, the acceptance date is the following Monday. The Oral Preliminary Exam must be held no later than the last day of the semester in which written materials are submitted.

PCard Receipt Reminder

PCard receipts for all purchases made through 12/24/09 are due to Laura by December 31, 2009.

Call For Papers: "Thinking About 'Things'"

The University of Michigan is pleased to announce a call for papers for the Thinking About 'Things' (TAT): Interdisciplinary Futures in Material Culture an Interdisciplinary, International Material Culture Conference for Graduate Students on May 10-12, 2010. Deadline for submission of abstracts is January 15, 2010.

Mixed Race in the Age of Obama at University of Chicago

The Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago invites paper proposals for a daylong conference, "Mixed Race in the Age of Obama", to be held on March 5, 2010. Paper proposals should be sent by January 25, 2010.

International Conference on Queer Crossings

The Ethos Department of the University of Palermo, Italy announces a call for papers for an International Conference on Queer Crossings: Contemporary Perspectives on Gender and Sexuality on June 18-19, 2010. Abstracts should be submitted by February, 28 2010.

Mesa State College Assistant Professor of History

Mesa State College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of History, Twentieth Century United States to begin Fall 2010. Ph.D. required. Preference given to those with experience in secondary history education. Salary will commensurate with rank and qualifications. Open until filled but to ensure consideration, apply by January 25, 2010.

Assistant Professor Position in Modern American History/American Studies

The Division of Legal, Ethical, and Historical Studies at the University of Baltimore seeks applicants for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Modern American History/American Studies beginning in August 2010. Ph.D. in American History or American Studies is required. Salary will commensurate with qualifications. Application materials must be received by February 1, 2010.

Villanova Center for Liberal Education Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship

The Villanova Center for Liberal Education seeks scholars in the Humanities to apply for the Lawrence C. Gallen, OSA, Post-doctoral Teaching Fellowship, starting in the Fall Semester 2010. Ph.D. in a Humanities discipline required. All material must be received by February 1, 2010.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Race and Gender Studies

The Center for Race and Ethnicity and Institute for Research on Women at Rutgers University announces a post-doctoral fellowship for scholars pursuing research in race and gender studies. Ph.D. required. The fellowship of $45,000 is of one year duration and includes benefits and a $2,000 research stipend. The deadline for applications is February 28, 2010.

Office Space & Keys

Grad Instructors & TAs with Scott Hall Offices: If you are not teaching or TAing in Spring 2010, please remove all personal items from your office and return your key to the department office by Monday, December 28. Any unclaimed items will be removed.

University Holidays

University Holidays: During the break between fall and spring semesters, the Department of American Studies will be open regular hours (8 a.m. - Noon and 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday) except for University Holidays, when the office is closed. The University Holidays are: December 24th and 25th, and January 1st, and 18th.

Department Main Office Hours Friday, December 18th

The American Studies main office will be closed slightly longer at lunch time this Friday, December 18th. The office will close at 11:45 a.m. and re-open at 1:15 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience.

GWSS 4690/5690

GWSS 4690/5690, "An Introduction to Black Feminism" will be taught spring 2010 by Dr. Zenzele Isoke on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:45 - 2:00 p.m. in Room 56 Rapson Hall.

Call for Papers: "Queer Privates"

The 2010 Queer Studies Graduate Symposium at the University of California, Davis is pleased to announce a call for papers, "Queer Privates" for their May 14, 2010 conference. The keynote speaker is Mel Chen, Assistant Professor of Gender & Women's Studies at UC Berkeley. Abstract deadline: March 1, 2010.

Torske Klubben Fellowship for Minnesota Residents

The University of Minnesota Graduate School is pleased to announce applications for the Torske Klubben Fellowship for Minnesota Residents. Applicants should have a strong, mature, and clearly defined career interest in a specific field, with a sound research or study plan. Winners receive a stipend of $13,000 for the academic year. Application deadline: March 1, 2010.

MAASA 2010 Conference

Mid-America American Studies Association is pleased to announce a call for papers for their conference, "Studying America? Critical Conjunctures for the 21st Century", on March 26-27, 2010 at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Extended proposal deadline: January 11, 2010.

Sarah Pettit Fellowship at Yale

The Sarah Pettit Doctoral Fellowship seeks applicants for their biennial fellowship that provides a year of support to a graduate student who is writing a dissertation in LGBT Studies, with lesbian studies particularly encouraged. The winner receives $20,000. The fellowship runs September 2010-June-2011.

World Literature Course Instructor Position

The Department of Post Secondary Teaching and Learning at the University of Minnesota is looking for a spring 2010 world literature instructor. The course enrolls a maximum of 45 students and is not writing intensive

A Special Issue of the Radical History Review, "Historicizing 9/11"

Radical History Review is pleased to announce a call for proposals for a special issue on the different ways in which the events of September 11, 2001 have been rendered as history. They seek both research-based and reflective pieces. Deadline for submissions is February 15, 2010.

STS Graduate Student Conference

The annual STS Graduate Student Conference will be held at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY on February 19-22, 2010. The conference will be hosted by RPI's Department of Science and Technology Studies. They invite papers from all corners of the STS field. Submission deadline: February 1, 2010.

SOC8890 Spring 2010

SOC 8890, "Advanced Topics in Research Methods", will be taught by Professor Joe Gerteis spring semester 2010 on Wednesdays 2:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Spring 2010 Course Advertising

Notice to Fall 2009 Instructors: Course advertising postcards have been put in the mailboxes for American Studies instructors. If you're teaching in another department and would like to help advertise our Spring 2010 courses, please stop by our office to pick up postcards.

Library Book & Video Return

Reminder to all Faculty and Students: Return any books and videos you have checked out from the department library. Return materials to the "task box" in the department office by Wednesday, December 23.

Postdoctoral Positions at The Center for the Study of Social Stratification and Inequality

The Center for the Study of Social Stratification and Inequality (CSSI) Graduate School of Arts and Letters at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan, invites applications for a few postdoctoral positions. Ph.D. required. Position term is April 1, 2010 through March 31, 2011. Application deadline: January 31, 2010.

"Oil + Water: The Case of Southern California" Conference

As part of its "Oil + Water" series, the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center at UC Santa Barbara will be holding a two-day conference on "Oil + Water: The Case of Southern California" on April 9 -10, 2010. The conference will explore how these two elements have created and transformed the history and culture of Southern California. Application deadline: January 15, 2010.

Ithaca College Assistant Professor Position in Latino/a Studies

Ithaca College in New York invites applications for an Assistant Professor Position in Latino/a Studies. It is a full-time, tenure-eligible position to begin August 2010. Ph.D. required. Please apply as soon as possible.

Visiting Professorial Fellowships at The School of Advanced Study

The School of Advanced Study at the University of London offers two visiting professional fellowships in humanities and social sciences: The ST Lee Professional Fellowship and The School of Advanced Study Professional Fellowship. The fellowships offer travel, accommodation and research expenses up to a determined maximum. Applications for 2010-11 much be submitted by: January 31, 2010.

PA 5490

PA 5490 (section 004), "Topics in Social History: Exploring Immigration Policy and the Immigrant Experience through Film", will be taught Spring 2010 by Professor Katherine Fennelly on Tuesdays 6:00-9:00 p.m. in Room 30 Humphrey Center.

Tales of Transit International Conference

"Tales of Transit: Narrative Migrant Spaces in Transatlantic Perspective, 1830- 1954" invites submissions for their international conference in Antwerp, Belgium on June 9-12, 2010. Submission deadline: December 15, 2009.

Innovations in Research CFP

This year's Mid-American American Studies Annual Meeting at the University of Kansas is seeking applications for panelists. This panel will highlight research innovations and will focus on the expected and unexpected difficulties of research and how they were resolved. The meeting will take place March 2010. Please submit as soon as possible.

Journal of Korean Adoptions Third Issue Call for Papers

The Journal of Korean Adoptions is pleased to announce a call for papers for their upcoming third issue: Community. The issue will focus on community as a significant project that Korean adoptees have been engaged in building since the early 1980s. Submission deadline: April 1, 2010.

Advanced Filipino Abroad Program 2010

De La Salle University at Dasmarinas invites graduate students to apply for their Advanced Filipino Abroad Program, June 11-August 7, 2010. The program is a highly intensive eight-week program offered to students with at least intermediate level study of Filipino (Tagalog) language (or the equivalent). Application deadline: February 8, 2010.

Five Colleges Research Associateship in Women's/Gender Studies

Five College Women's Studies Research Center invites applications for its Research Associateships for 2010-2011 from scholars and teachers at all levels of the educational system. The Center supports projects in all disciplines so long as they focus centrally on women or gender. Research Associateships are non-stipendiary. They accept about 15-18 Research Associates per year. Application deadline: February 8, 2010.

Ramapo College of New Jersey-Assistant Professor Position in American Studies

Ramapo College of New Jersey invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in American Studies. Must have Ph.D. in American Studies or a related field by September 1, 2010 and have college teaching experience. Appointment begins fall 2010.

Dissertation Fellowship-Boston College

Boston College's African and African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) is proud to announce the inaugural year of its dissertation fellowship competition. The 9th month 2010/2011 academic year fellowship includes a $30,000 stipend, health insurance, and a $1,500 research budget. Application deadline: January 22, 2010.

University of New Mexico, Dept. of American Studies- Assistant/Associate Professor Position

The Department of American Studies at the University of New Mexico is currently searching for an Assistant or Associate Professor in American Studies with expertise in Native American Studies. The appointment will begin August 2010. Please apply by January 4, 2010 for best consideration.

Yale Assistant Professor Position-LGBT Studies

The Yale University Program in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies intends to make a tenure-track assistant professor appointment, to begin July 1, 2010, in the field of LGBT studies. Applications are invited from scholars in any discipline or interdisciplinary field. Application deadline: December 31, 2009.

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