April 2011 Archives

Faculty and Grad Students, join the annual event celebrating American

Faculty and Grad Students, come celebrate with our undergrads. The annual event celebrating American Studies senior seminar participants, graduating seniors, and award recipients will take place Thursday, May 12, 2011, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in Lind Hall room 150. Faculty, graduate instructors and TAs that have been part of the American Studies experience for these undergraduate students are encouraged to join the celebration. If you plan to attend, please RSVP by May 2 to Melanie (stein196@umn.edu).

PCard Receipt Reminder

Please submit receipts for all April PCard purchases to Laura by Friday, April 29th.

GWSS 5190: Queering the Body, Queering Politics

GWSS 5190: "Queering the Body, Queering Politics" will be taught by Gundula Ludwig Fall 2011, on Wednesdays from 1:30-3:50 pm. Students will explore various aspects of the relationship between bodies and politics.

Riv-Ellen Prell named the recipient of the Marshall Sklare Award

A note from the Chair: Please join me in congratulating Riv-Ellen Prell on being named the recipient of the prestigious Marshall Sklare Award. The award is given annually by the ASSJ to a senior scholar who has made a significant scholarly contribution to the social scientific study of Jewry, primarily through the publication of a body of research in books and articles or of published work related to public policy. To see the distinguished list of previous recipients please click the link below:


Artist Ricardo Dominguez on campus April 26th

"Trans-Interventions: From Digital Zapatismo to Border Art Distubances" a presentation by Ricardo Dominguez will be on April 26th from 4:00-5:15 pm in the Social Sciences Building room 1114. This presentation speaks to how Dominguez's Electronic Disturbance Theater challenges and disrupts cyber, artistic, institutional, and national borders at multiple scales.

On Friday, April 29th, Cary Nelson, President of the National American Association of University Professors (AAUP) will speak in an open forum entitled "Economic and Political,Challenges,to the Public University:,Crafting an Active Role for the AAUP,in Our Academic Future." An RSVP is requested to plan for refreshments.

Tulane University Posdoctoral Teaching Fellowship

The Gender& Sexuality Studies Program in the School of Liberal Arts at Tulane University invites applications for a 3-Year teaching postdoctoral position, subject to annual review. The position begins Fall 2011 at an annual salary of $40,000 with health benefits. Candidates must have a PhD conferred by time of appointment and demonstrated teaching ability in undergraduate Women's Studies, Gender Studies, and/or Sexuality Studies. Application deadline: May 1, 2011.T

American Indian Studies Job Candidate Talk

You are invited to attend the talk by job candidate in American Indian Studies, Professor Angelica Lawson, University of Montana. She will present "Representations of Native Women in Native American Film," Thursday, April 21, 3:30 pm, Nicholson Hall Fireplace Room, 135. She is especially interested in meeting faculty and graduate students interested in literature and film studies during her visit to the University of Minnesota.

"The Work of American Studies" series' next workshop is the Job

"The Work of American Studies" series' next workshop is the Job Workshop, this Monday, April 18, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. in Scott Hall Commons, room 105. Tracey Deutsch, David Karjanen and recent alum Soo-Jin Pate will discuss strategies for identifying possible jobs, assembling materials, and applying and interviewing for positions inside and outside of higher education. We hope to see you there!

Northwestern University Feminist Performance in the African Diaspora

The Center for Global Culture and Communication and the Department of Performance Studies at Northwestern University invite applications from graduate student scholars/practitioners for a 5-day institute on feminist performance in the African Diaspora from June 20-24th, 2011. Twenty graduate students will be accepted into the Summer Institute, 10 from Northwestern and 10 from other colleges and universities. Each out-of-town participant is entitled to $250 toward travel expenses. Deadline: May 13, 2011.

The University of California Humanities Research Institute presents in conjunction with the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa a seminar in experimental critical theory VII, "Rewired: Asian/TechnoScience/Area Studies", August 1-10, 2011 at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The seminar will address how technoscientific knowledge-systems are re-ordered when geo-political formations shift. Application deadline: April 22, 2011.


Reminder: David Noble Lecture Tuesday, April 12th at 5pm

The 17th Annual David Noble Lecture featuring Dr. Thaddeus Russell 's "A Renegade History of the United States" will be on Tuesday, April 12th at 5pm in the President's Room at Coffman Memorial Union. Continue reading for a flier with more information.

Center of Writing Grad Student Programs

The Center of Writing offers a variety of programs to support graduate students in their own writing as well as their work as teachers of writing. There are three upcoming programs, continue reading for a schedule and application deadlines.

Fall 2011 Book Orders Due April 27th

Faculty & Grad Instructors: Book orders for Fall 2011 courses are due. Please send your order to Laura by Wednesday, April 27th. Continue reading for the order form, bookstore ordering guidelines and notes that help process your order and obtain desk copies.

NSRC "Culture, Sex, and Pleasure" Summer Institute in San Francisco

The National Sexuality Resource Center is pleased to announce its 10th Annual Summer Institute in San Francisco, themed "Culture, Sex, and Pleasure". The Summer Institute will explore the concepts of culture, sex, and pleasure through a critical analysis of race, gender, sexuality, age, disability and religion. Applications are due May 1st, 2011 and participants have the option to attend either one or both two week sessions between June 20th - July 15th. Students may also earn 3 to 6 academic credits through San Francisco State University.

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