March 2010 Archives

SooJin Pate Poster Presentation

SooJin Pate will be doing a poster presentation of her research, "Yellow Desire, Militarization, and the Paradox of Korean Adoption", at the Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Research Showcase which will be held Tuesday, April 6, 2010, Noon- 2 p.m. in the Great Hall of Coffman Memorial Union. Click here for more information about the showcase:

Saturday Reminder-Prospective Graduate Student Dinner

Just a final reminder about the dinner on Saturday evening. Please join the department to visit with prospective graduate students. We will be providing the meal, but please bring a beverage of your choice. The dinner is from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at CW Lofts.

Radical History Review - Call for Papers

The Radical History Review has issued a call for papers for an upcoming issue on "Genealogies of Neoliberalism." Short abstracts are due June 15, 2010. For more information, see

UCD Clinton Institute for American Studies Post Doctoral Fellowship

UCD Clinton Institute for American Studies at University College Dublin invites applications for a temporary, 1-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship. Ph.D. required by August 2010. The Fellow will be expected to engage in teaching the MA and undergraduate programs and contribute to the research and publications of the institute. Application deadline: April 29, 2010.

Doing Queer Studies Now - Call for Papers

The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is pleased to announce a call for papers for the Graduate Conference, "Doing Queer Studies Now", October 21-23, 2010. The purpose of this conference is to take stock of and provide a showcase for innovative practices and pursuits in queer studies, both in the humanities and social sciences, as well as emerging fields that bridge the two. Abstract deadline: June 1, 2010.

Professor Seeks TA - Fall 2010

A Teaching Assistant is sought for Fall 2010 AFRO/ENGL 3592W: "Introduction to Black Women Writers in the United States" (either 25% = 10 hours a week or 50% = 20 hours a week).

The Newberry Library Seminar on Women and Gender 2010-2011

The Newberry Seminar on Women and Gender is pleased to announce a call for papers for the 2010-2011 academic year. The seminar will be open to graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty. The seminar will meet on selected Fridays during the academic year, 3:00-5:00 p.m., at the Newberry Library in Chicago. Submission deadline: April 25, 2010.

Call for Papers -- The Ethics of Racial Identity, PAMLA 2010 Special Session

The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) is pleased to announce a call for papers for the 2010 conference, "The Ethics of Racial Identity: PAMLA Special Session", on November 13-14, 2010 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii. This special session invites papers addressing the role of social media in researching, analyzing, and writing about literature. Proposal deadline: April 5, 2010.

Université Paris Diderot in Paris is pleased to announce a call for papers for the 9th International Conference of the Collegium for African American Research, "Black States of Desire: Dispossession, Circulations, Transformation", April 6-7, 2011. Proposal deadline: September 5, 2010.

PCard Receipt Reminder

Please submit receipts for all March PCard purchases to date to Laura by Thursday, April 1, 2010.

Teaching with Writing: Five-Day Faculty Seminar

The Center for Writing is now accepting registrations for its annual pre-fall Teaching with Writing seminar for faculty. This is the ninth year for the 5-day seminar which takes place August 23-27, 2010. Available 25 spots fill up quickly so please apply ASAP.

The Interdisciplinary Graduate Group in Disability Studies (IGGDS), Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA), and Center for German and European Studies (CGES) of the University of Minnesota are pleased to announce a call for proposals for the first Minnesota Symposium in Disability Studies and Inclusive Education, July 23-25, 2010.

The Asian American Studies Program (AASP) at Hunter College, The City University of New York, invites applications for an adjunct faculty position to teach June 10 - July 12, 2010, "Asians in the U.S.," an interdisciplinary introduction to Asian American Studies. Applicants must have an M.A. or ABD in a relevant field, as well as a record of successful undergraduate teaching. Position will remain open until filled.

2010-2011 Southeast Asian Archive Anne Frank Visiting Researcher Award

The University of California, Irvine Libraries is now accepting applications for the 2010-2011 Southeast Asian Archive Anne Frank Visiting Research Award. The winner will be awarded $500 to use the research collections in the Southeast Asian Archive for June 2010 through March 2011. All are encouraged to apply. Application deadline: May 3, 2010.

American Studies PhD Workshop on Career Prospects

Save the date: A workshop on career prospects for American Studies PhD's inside and outside of the academy will be held Monday, May 3, 2010 from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m in Scott Hall room 4. Please contact DGS Kevin Murphy ( with any thoughts about topics to be covered or any suggestions for prospective panelists.

Recruitment Weekend Dinner

Recruitment Dinner: We now have confirmation on the location. The dinner will be held at CW Lofts Clubroom, directions and address will be in next week's digest. However, we haven't received many RSVPs, so we wanted to remind you to RSVP to Laura at as soon as possible.

MIZNA Film Festival Schedule

MIZNA presents a wide-ranging and thought-provoking selection of feature-length and short films made about Arabs and Arab Americans. Originating in Palestine, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and the United Arab Emirates, among others, the films highlight the sixth edition of the Arab Film Festival.

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships

The NEH is currently accepting fellowship applications. Fellowships support continuous full-time work for a period of six to twelve months. These applications are to be routed through the Sponsored Projects Admin (SPA) at the U of M, and are due on April 28, 2010. CLA does provide assistance in this process.

Critical Dialogues: Crossings in American Studies March 30, 2010

Please join Crossings on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 featuring Lori Young-Williams and Sherry Quan Lee for an adapted performance of Chinese Black White Women Got the Beat (revised). This event will take place in Appleby Hall 103 from 3:30-5:00 p.m.

"Explosive Past, Radiant Future" An International Colloquium

The University of Toronto and the Centre for Comparative Literature invites all to, "Explosive Past, Radiant Future", an international colloquium on March 18-20, 2010 in Alumni Hall, Room 112 Victoria College.

Erickson Graduate Fellowship in Law and History Summer 2010

The Program in Law and History is pleased to invite applications for the Erickson Graduate Fellowship in Law and History for Summer 2010. The Program in Law and History is an interdisciplinary collaborative of faculty and law and graduate students interested in questions that address law in historical perspective. Must be enrolled in graduate program in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota. Application deadline: April 5, 2010.

The Program in Comparative Ethnic Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor for AY 2010-11 to teach introductory Comparative Ethnic Studies courses as well as courses in area(s) of specialization. Ph.D. required. Review of applications begins: April 5, 2010.

Speaker Series in Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies

Comparative U.S. Race and Ethnicity Studies (CRES) Interdisciplinary Graduate Group at the University of Minnesota invites all to attend their 2010 Speaker Series. The Speaker Series is an opportunity to hear from top scholars in the field of Ethnic Studies regarding the best methods, practices, and approaches to the study of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies.

The 3rd Annual Middle East Studies Conference Call for Proposals

The Middle East Studies Program (MESP) of California State University,
Fresno, is pleased to announce the third annual conference on Middle East
Studies to be held on the campus of Fresno State, October 7-9, 2010. The conference intends to bring together faculty, scholars, and graduate students whose area of
research focuses on the Modern Middle East. Proposal deadline: June 1, 2010.

The Comparative American Studies Program at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time non-continuing faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences. Appointment to begin Fall 2010 for a term of one year. The position will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor. Ph.D. required. Application deadline: April 5, 2010.

Call for Submissions for a Special Issue: Teaching Sex

The editors of Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy seek articles and media essays on the pedagogy of sexuality. They welcome essays from all disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. Transformations publishes only essays that focus on pedagogical praxis and/or theory. Submission deadline: June 15, 2010.

Summer Dissertation Writing Funds requests due by April 15, 2010

American Studies Summer Dissertation Writing Funds (up to $3,500) are available to ABD American Studies students for summer 2010 if they have not received the funds previously. Deadline for requests: April 15, 2010.

Audrey Christensen Award Applications due April 15, 2010

The American Studies department announces the Audrey Christensen Award. All American Studies graduate students in good standing may apply for this $500.00 award for the purchase of books for use in research and study. Applications are due April 15, 2010.

The American Studies department announces the Mulford Q. Sibley Graduate Fellowship for Summer Research Support open to pre-ABD students in their first and second year. $2,000 per fellowship for up to three fellowships may be awarded. Applications are due April 15, 2010.

Josie Fowler Peace and Justice Prize Applications due April 15, 2010

The Josie Fowler Peace and Justice Prize is a $250 book prize awarded to a student whose research is in the areas of: labor history, Asian immigration, the history of the American Left, the pursuit of peace, or other topics that are related to work on social justice and change. Applications are due April 15, 2010.

Dept. of American Studies Summer 2010 Instructor Application

The Department of American Studies is looking for instructors for three courses this summer. Instructors are needed for AMST 3113W, AMST 3252W and AMST 3253W. The deadline for application is April 7, 2010.

Graduate Student Recruitment Weekend Dinner

A catered dinner for the American Studies Graduate Student Recruitment Weekend will be held Saturday, April 3, 2010 at 6 p.m., location TBA. All graduate students, staff, faculty and associate faculty are invited to attend. Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 17 to Laura at

UCLA Queer Studies Conference 2010

University of California-Los Angeles is pleased to announce a call for papers for their Queer Studies Conference 2010, October 8-9, on the UCLA campus. They invite presentations by graduate students and faculty scholars. See full blog detail for a list of topics/questions/concerns. Proposal deadline: June 25, 2010.

From Vices to Verses: A New Era of Hip Hop & Action

From April 9-11, 2010, the University of Minnesota will be hosting "From Vices to Verses" a conference featuring workshops, performances, discussions, and educational events centered around how hip hop pedagogy, activism, and culture can educate, empower, and transform communities. Registration for the conference is free.

Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association 2010 Call for Papers

The American Studies Area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association is seeking papers from interdisciplinary perspectives that investigate actions, influences, or phenomena that have formed American society for their 2010 Annual Conference on October 28-31, 2010 in Alexandria, Virginia. Submission deadline: June 15, 2010.

Phil Zwickler Memorial Research Grants

Cornell University Library is now accepting applications for the Phil Zwickler Memorial Research Grants. Grants are given for research conducted on sexuality with sources in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections (RMC). One or more awards of up to $1,350 will be made annually. Application deadline: March 31, 2010.

American Studies is able to award CLA Graduate Research Partnership Program (GRPP) fellowships to two students in good standing, currently enrolled in the Ph.D program. The fellowship includes a summer stipend of $4,000, and the possibility of research funds up to $500. The deadline for application is April 15, 2010.

2010-2011 Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Fellowships

The Gilder Lehrman Institute invites doctoral candidates, postdoctoral scholars, college and university faculty at every rank, and independent scholars to apply for research fellowships in American history. The 2010-11 fellowships will reward ten GLI Fellows who will receive $3,000 to support research within an American history archive in the New York City metropolitan area. Research must be completed within one year of the award. Application deadline: May 1, 2010.

Grinnell College Replacement Position for 2010-2011

The Department of Sociology at Grinnell College is pleased to announce a 1-year leave replacement position to begin fall 2010. Assistant professor (Ph.D.) preferred, instructor (ABD) possible. The teaching schedule of five courses over two semesters will include courses at all levels of a rigorous undergraduate curriculum, including introductory sociology, and mid-level and upper-level courses. Applicants should apply as soon as possible.

"Texting Obama" Call for Proposals & Conference

The English Research Institute, the Manchester Writing School at MMU and The Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences Research are pleased to announce an interdisciplinary humanities and social sciences conference, "Texting Obama", on September 7-10, 2010. Proposal deadline: March 26, 2010.

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