January 2010 Archives

"What's Wrong with Race-Based Medicine?"

"What's Wrong with Race-Based Medicine?" a lecture by Professor Dorothy Roberts from Northwestern University will be presented on February 3, 2010 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Coffman Memorial Union Theater. Registration is required.

PCard Receipt Reminder

Please submit receipts for all January PCard purchases to date to Laura by February 1, 2010.

Workshop on the Comparative History of Women, Gender, and Sexuality

The Workshop on the Comparative History of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is pleased to announce their spring 2010 schedule. All meetings will be held in Heller Hall 1210 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. See full blog entry for complete list of dates.

UCD Clinton Institute Summer School 2010

The UCD Clinton Institute invites scholars and graduate students from around the world to engage in wide-ranging discussion on interdisciplinary study of the United States. The School's format will include daily workshop seminars and plenary lectures. The summer school dates are July 11-17, 2010 at University College Dublin. Applications will be judged on a rolling basis until places are filled.

Temple University American Studies & Women's Studies Program Position

The American Studies and Women's Studies Program at Temple University invites applications for a joint non-tenure track, one-year appointment for the 2010-2011 academic year. The position is potentially renewable. Ph.D. required. Applications received before March 1, 2010 will be considered.

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in African History at Lewis & Clark College

The Lewis & Clark College Department of History invites applications for a one-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in sub-Saharan African History, beginning fall semester 2010. Fellows will teach three courses per year. Ph.D. required at time of appointment. Review of applications will begin February 8, 2010.

2010 Sexuality and Space Student Paper Competition

The Sexuality and Space Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers is pleased to invite submissions for the 2010 Sexuality and Space Student Paper Competition. Winners will be notified prior to the 2010 Annual Meeting of the AAG in Washington D.C., and will be honored at the Awards Banquet. Submission deadline: March 1, 2010.

Normandale Community College is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the workshop, "Intersectionality: Systems of Oppression and Pedagogical Strategies Across the Curriculum" on March 26, 2010. Proposal deadline: February 12, 2010.

8th Annual Western Great Lakes Research Conference

The University of Minnesota along with other sponsors is pleased to announce a call for papers for the 8th Annual Western Great Lakes Research Conference on March 16-17, 2010 in Green Hall, Department of Forest Resources, on the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota. They strongly encourage presentations related to climate change and how it might affect protected areas across the upper Midwest. Abstracts due: January 30, 2010.

Greil Marcus: "1507 to 2008: Making A New Literary History of America"

"1507 to 2008: Making A New Literary History of America", a talk given by Greil Marcus, co-editor of the popular 2009 anthology, A New Literary History of America, will talk about the project with contributors and University of Minnesota professors David Treuer (also on the book's editorial board), Michael Gaudio, and Paula Rabinowitz on February 8, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. in the Weisman Art Museum. This event is free and open to the public.

Balch Fellowships in Ethnic and Immigrant and/or 20th-Century History

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is pleased to invite applications for two, one-month Balch Institute Fellowships to enable research on topics related to the ethnic and immigrant experience in the U.S. and/or American cultural, social, or economic history post-1875. Fellows will receive a $2,000 stipend. Fellowships are tenable for any one-month period between June 2010 and May 2011. Application deadline: March 1, 2010.

"Queer Again? Power, Politics, and Ethics" International Conference

The Department of English and American Studies and the Research Training Group "Gender as a Category of Knowledge" at Humboldt University in Berlin is pleased to announce an international conference, "Queer Again? Power, Politics and Ethics" on September 23-25, 2010. Abstract deadline: March 31, 2010.

UCLA Social Science in Practice Postdoctoral Fellowships

UCLA and the Dean of the Division of Social Sciences is pleased to invite applications for their 2010 postdoctoral fellowship program. The Dean will offer up to six, two-year postdoctoral fellowships. Candidates must have completed all requirements for their doctoral degree before the program begins July 2010. Applicants also must have received their doctoral degree no earlier than November 1, 2007. Submission deadline: February 19, 2010.

The Graduate School of North American Studies (GSNAS) is pleased to announce a call for papers for the 3rd international conference, "States of Emergency - Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Dynamics of Crisis", on June 11-12, 2010 at John F. Kennedy Institute of the Freie Universitat Berlin. Submission deadline: February 28, 2010.

DGS Office Hours for Spring Semester

The Director of Graduate Studies, Kevin Murphy, will be holding his spring semester office hours on Fridays 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in his Scott Hall office, room 311. Please contact the department directly to schedule a DGS appointment and provide your name and a topic/description for the appointment.

Degree-completion Workshop for Doctoral Students on Monday, February 8

Graduate Student Services and Progress (GSSP) will present a degree-completion workshop for doctoral students on Monday, February 8, 2010 from 2pm-3pm in 402 Walter Library.

Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (DDF) Application Deadline February 22, 2010

Grad School's Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (DDF), which includes a $22,500 stipend, is awarded to outstanding final-year PhD candidates, typically those entering their 5th or 6th year of study, as an opportunity to complete their dissertation writing the 2010-11 academic year. To be considered for nomination by the department, submit your application materials to Melanie by the department's internal deadline of February 22, 2010. Click here for more info.

Two Teaching Appointments Available in American Studies

We are looking for both a 50% TA and a 25% TA in American Studies. If you are interested in either 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: January 16, 2010.

2010 Texas State University 2010 Summer Predoctoral Fellowship Program

Texas State Univeristy's Graduate College is pleased to announce their 2010 Summer Predoctoral Fellowship Program. The predoctoral fellowship program brings doctoral candidates from other institutions that have completed their course work and are in the process of writing their dissertations. Fellows receive an $11,000 summer stipend. Application deadline: March 1, 2010.

Interdisciplinary Journal *Kalfou* Special Issue- Call for Papers

The new, interdisciplinary journal Kalfou is pleased to announce a call for papers for the special issue, "Banking without Borders? Culture and Credit in the New Financial World". This special edition of Kalfou seeks to unpack the way the new financial world was created and how and why its borders were shaped as well as the cultural and economic legacies of these decisions for different communities. Manuscript deadline: May 11, 2010.

Chicana/o Studies Assistant Professor Position-St. Cloud State

The Department of Chicana/o Studies at St. Cloud State University invites applications for an Assistant Professor position beginning August 2010. PhD required. Position requires teaching courses in Chicana/o Studies (introductory, upper level, contemporary issues, cultural expressions) and introductory course on major U.S. communities of color. Expertise in Chicana/o Mexican-American Studies is preferred. Application deadline: January 20, 2010.

'Life in Marvelous Times' : Cultural Work in the Racial Present Conference

'Life in Marvelous Times' : Cultural Work in the Racial Present, A Race/Knowledge Project Conference will take place Friday, May 14, 2010 at the University of Washington, Seattle. Graduate students and university faculty are encouraged to apply. Proposal deadline: February 8, 2010.

The Journal of Transnational American Studies Special Forum Submissions

The Journal of Transnational American Studies (JTAS) invites submissions for the special forum on Asian American Studies, "Redefining the American in Asian American Studies: Transnationalism, Diaspora, and Representation." Submissions due: September 1, 2010.

Spring 2010 Syllabi

Spring 2010 Instructors: Please submit a copy of your course syllabus electronically to Laura at domin047@umn.edu by Friday, January 15, 2010. Please also include the time(s) and day(s) you will be holding office hours for the upcoming semester.

BTHX 8610-"Medical Consumerism"

BTHX 8610, "Medical Consumerism", will be instructed by Carl Elliot MD PhD, spring 2010 on Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Boynton 5th floor conference room. The purpose of this seminar is to explore the roots and implications of medical consumerism.

American Indian Studies Dissertation Writing Fellowship Yale University, 2010-2011

The Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in conjunction with the Howard R. Lamar Center for the Study of Frontiers and Borders invite applications for the inaugural Henry Roe Cloud Dissertation Writing Fellowship in American Indian and Indigenous Studies. The Fellowship will support a graduate scholar in any doctoral field for the academic year, beginning September 2010 and ending August 2011. Fellows are provided an annual stipend of $26,000. Application deadline: March 5, 2010.

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