May 2010 Archives

Engl 8510/CSDS 8910/CL 8910: READING MARXISMS

ENGL 8510/CSDS 8910/CL 8910: Reading Marxisms will be taught fall 2010 by Ellen Messer-Davidow on Thursdays 4:00-6:30 p.m. This seminar will investigate the relations between capital and culture, structure and subject, actuality and textuality.

PCard Receipt Reminder

Please submit receipts for all May PCard purchases to date to Laura by Tuesday, June 1, 2010.

Postdoctoral Position in WGS at University of Oregon


The Department of Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Oregon is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Position in Race and Gender. The appointment is for the academic year 2010-2011, and provides a salary of $30k plus benefits. Ph.D. required. Teaching experience preferred. Application deadline: June 14, 2010.

American Studies Fall 2010 Graduate Assistant Opportunity

Graduate Assistant (25% time) needed for Fall 2010. The required qualifications include advanced Ph.D. candidacy status (all thesis credits completed); knowledge of, and research interest in U.S. immigration, Mexico, or indigenous cultures of the Americas; reading proficiency in Spanish; strong writing and oral communication skills; proficiency in computing skills; the ability to work independently and collaboratively; experience in research activities (e.g. library and archival research); strong organizational skills; and efficiency. Preferred candidates include current Ph.D. students in American Studies or related fields (e.g. Gender and Women's Studies, History, Anthropology, Spanish, English; Geography). Please submit a CV and a letter of interest to Dr. Bianet Castellanos at by June 15, 2010.

University of California, Riverside has announced a call for papers for the major conference, "Critical Ethnic Studies and the Future of Genocide: Settler Colonialism/Heteropatriarchy/White Supremacy", March 10-12, 2011. Submission deadline: June 1, 2010.

Fulbright Information Sessions scheduled for May and June

The Graduate School Fellowship Office will be holding Fulbright Information Sessions on multiple dates throughout May and June. The UM campus application deadline for the Fulbright is September 8, 2010.

Office Space & Keys

Grad Instructors & TAs with Scott Hall Offices: Please remove all personal items from your office and return your key to the department office by Friday, May 21, 2010. Any unclaimed items will be removed.

Resources distributed at the May 3rd workshop "Career Prospects for American Studies PhD's Inside and Outside of the Academy" have been posted to the department BLOG for your reference. Please click here to access the "Career Resources and Links" and "Careers Workshop: Preparation for the Academic Job Market" documents.

The annual American Studies Senior Seminar and Graduation Celebration to honor graduates and award recipients will take place Thursday, May 13, 2010, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., at The Taylor Center in Lind Hall room 150, located at 207 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Faculty, graduate instructors and TAs that have been part of the American Studies experience for these undergraduate students are encouraged to join the celebration.

BGAPSA End of Year Celebration

Please join the Black Graduate and Professional Students Association who is hosting their end of the year celebration on May 7, 2010 in Hanson Hall Plaza from 3:30-5:00 p.m. Mingle with other graduate and professional students from across the U while enjoying free Caribbean food.

Submitting Grades for Spring 2010 Courses

Reminder to faculty & Grad Students currently teaching: Grades for Spring 2010 courses should be entered online by Wednesday, May 19th at 11:59 p.m.

Checked Out AMST Books/Videos

Please return any books and videos checked out from the department library to the "task box" by Wednesday, May 19th, 2010.

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