November 2010 Archives

SOC 8390: Race & Politics in 21st Century America

SOC 8390: Race & Politics in 21st Century America is a new graduate course that will be taught spring 2011 by Professor Enid Logan on Fridays from 11:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. In this seminar, students will explore the changing dimensions of the social construct of "race" in the contemporary United States.

Community Organizing Careers Available to U of M graduate students and alums

DART is now accepting applications for the 2011 DART Organizers Institute -- a paid, four-month field school for people interested in launching a career in community organizing. After years of research into best practices, experimentation, evaluation, and refinement, the Organizers Institute has become THE elite field school in the training of grassroots community organizers in the country. The 7-day classroom orientation and 15-week infield training start in July 2011. Application deadline: December 20, 2010.

Call for Proposals - 5th Annual CRS Symposium

UCLA School of Law is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the 5th Annual Critical Race Studies Symposium: Race and Sovereignty. The symposium will take place March 31-April 2, 2011 at UCLA School of Law. Proposal deadline: January 7, 2011.

University of WI-Milwaukee Honors College Position

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Honors College is now accepting applications for a Dean's Visiting Assistant Professor. This non-tenured appointment is for the 2011-2012 academic year, with the possibility of renewal. Ph.D. in History or related field by June 2011 is required. Application due: January 7, 2011.

Pcard Receipt Reminder

Please submit receipts for all November PCard purchases to date to Laura by Wednesday, December 1, 2010.

SOC 8790: Religion and Society

SOC 8790: Religion and Society will be taught spring 2011 by Professor Penny Edgell on Wednesdays from 2:30-5:00 p.m.

Bianet Castellanos, Assistant Professor from the Department of American Studies at the University of Minnesota, will be doing an author reading from her book, A Return to Servitude: Maya Migration and the Tourist Trade to CancĂșn. Professor Castellanos will be reading at the University of Minnesota Bookstore in Coffman Memorial Union on November 30th at 4 pm. All are welcome to attend.


Minnesota Fringe Festival: A View From the Inside

Minnesota Fringe Festival: A View From the Inside - A talk with Robin Gillette, Executive Director of the MN Fringe Festival will take place Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. in 125 Nolte Center. Minnesota Fringe Festival provides an unjuried and uncensored platform for performance, while still providing ample structure and guidance to make the end results valuable for participating artists and navigable for audiences.

Spring Instructors: Course Guide Update

Spring Instructors: You should have received notice directly from the scheduling office that the Course Guide is available to be updated for spring 2010 courses. Please submit your course guide description as soon as possible, because we will be using that description to create additional advertising. Jayashree Kamble, the American Studies Undergraduate Adviser, will be following up with spring instructors regarding the Course Guide.

CSCL 5256W - Suburbia

CSCL 5256W, "Suburbia" will be taught by John Archer Spring 2011, on Tuesday and Thursday 9:45-11:00 a.m. This course examines the historical circumstances that gave rise to modern suburbia as we know it, beginning in 18th century England and continuing to the present day, with the greatest emphasis on the United States.

Performing Ethnicities Through Sport-Call for Papers

To mark the merger of Sport Studies into American Studies at the University of Iowa, the Department of American Studies and the Center for Ethnic Studies and the Arts are sponsoring a three-day symposium: Performing Ethnicities through Sport. The symposium will take place April 1-3, 2011 in Iowa City. It aims to bring together scholars engaged in critical and historical studies of American sport in U.S. domestic and transnational contexts to explore the performance of ethnicities through sport.Proposal deadline: December 1, 2010.

Committee on Institutional Cooperation and Smithsonian Institution Predoctoral Fellowship

We were just informed of this fellowship opportunity today, please note the deadline is November 17th. The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) and the Smithsonian Institution (SI) invite fellowship applications for one-year fellowships to support research in residence at Smithsonian Institution facilities. Fellowships carry a stipend of $30,000.Graduate students may submit complete applications to the graduate school.

RA Position for University of Cambridge

Lecturer at the University of Cambridge Dept. Of Middle Eastern Studies seeks short-term research assistant. This is a position for an undergraduate or graduate student to conduct basic library and archival research at the University of Minnesota IHRC library, or libraries in the Harvard University or Columbia University area, starting immediately. RA will be expected to work five-ten hours per week. All research must be completed by 31 January 2011. Through email interaction with the Primary Investigator, RA will collect, organize, and send research materials gathered from relevant libraries, electronically and digitally where possible. Application deadline: November 15, 2010.

Jack Kent Cooke Dissertation Fellowship Award

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is currently accepting applications for their Dissertation Fellowship Awards. They will award two, $25,000 fellowships in 2011. They look to support advanced doctoral candidates in a variety of fields, including education and the social sciences. Application deadline: February 1, 2011.

"LGBT/Queer Studies: Toward Trans/national Scholarly and Activist Kinships" Call for Papers

The LGBT Studies Program & Minor at Syracuse University is pleased to announce a call for papers for their international conference, "LGBT/Queer Studies: Toward Trans/national Scholarly and Activist Kinships". The conference will take place in Madrid, Spain from July 3-5, 2011. They invite scholars and activists to join in an exploration of the methods, possibilities, challenges, and dangers of doing LGBT/queer scholarship, activism, pedagogy, and curriculum in a transnationalized and technologically mediated world. Proposal deadline: December 15, 2010.

The American Studies Program at Purdue University announces its 36th annual Symposium to be held April 14-15th, 2011. This event is organized by graduate students in the interdisciplinary program of American Studies and focuses on the presentation of graduate student research. The keynote speakers for this symposium will be Dr. David Roediger (Department of History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), and Dr. Joanna Brooks (Department of English, San Diego State University). Proposal deadline: December 20, 2010.

Research Fellowships in Humanities, UT-Austin

The Ransom Center, at UT - Austin, is currently accepting applications for the 2011-2012 Research Fellowships in the Humanities, to support projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections. The fellowships range from one to three months, with stipends of $3,000 per month. Also available are $1,200 to $1,700 travel stipends and dissertation fellowships with a $1,500 stipend. The deadline is February 1, 2011.

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