May 2011 Archives

AMST Office Extended Lunch Hour May 27th

The Department of American Studies will be closed this Friday from 11:45 - 1:45. The staff will be taking a long lunch in order to celebrate Liz Gau's last day of work in American Studies.

Community Faculty Positions at Metro State

Metropolitan State University is looking to fill two community faculty positions for their Spring 2012 courses, "Chicanos/Latinos in Minnesota" and "Politics of Resistance and Protest Movements". The Ethnic & Religious Studies Department prefers its teaching staff are able to instruct from the standpoint of one or more of the historic racial-ethnic communities in the United States (Asian American, African American, Latino, and/or Native American/North American Indigenous).

PCard Receipt Reminder

Please submit receipts for all May PCard purchases to Laura by Wednesday, June 1st.

"Aesthetics/Class/Worlds" - 2011 CSCL Conference CFP

The 2nd Annual Conference of the Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature Department at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is pleased to announce a call for papers. The conference, "Aesthetics / Class / Worlds", will take place October 14-15th, 2011. Keynote speakers are Kristin Ross and Eric Cazdyn. Application deadline: June 15, 2011.

Call for Papers - Special Issue "Punk Anteriors: Genealogy, Performance, Theory"

Women and Performance invites submissions for a special issue, "Punk Anteriors: Genealogy, Performance, Theory." They invite critical essays, short texts, book and performance reviews, artwork, and photo essays that examine questions relevant to a critical discussion of the intersection of punk, music, race, gender, and performance. Submission deadline: July 15, 2011.

Call for Essays: Genocide, Healing, Justice, and Peace: The Cambodian Experience

The Peace Review is pleased to announce a call for essays on "Genocide, Healing, Justice, and Peace: The Cambodian Experience." The Peace Review is an international journal distributed in more than 50 nations. Essays are welcome on any aspect of this issue's theme, broadly conceived. Submissions that address global/diasporic issues and perspectives are especially encouraged. Submission deadline: July 15, 2011.

AmSt 3113W Online Course Development Opportunity

Online and Distance Learning in the College of Continuing Education will offer a stipend of $4972.50 to a graduate student designated by American Studies to develop the content for an online version of AmSt 3113W, America's Diverse Cultures. Applications are due at noon on Thursday, May 26th.

Academic Exchange Quarterly Fall 2011 Issue Call for Papers

Academic Exchange Quarterly- a respected, peer-reviewed, print journal - invites original, unpublished manuscripts of 2000 to 3000 words for its fall 2011 issue. Anyone who teaches a class with a writing emphasis is encouraged to submit. Submission deadline: May 31, 2011.

Chia Youyee Vang (PhD 2006) Article in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

An article about Chia Youyee Vang (PhD 2006) and her new book, Hmong America: Reconstructing Community in Diaspora, appeared in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education May 12, 2011. Click the link below and turn to page 6 to read the article.

JOUR8681 Seminar: Media & Globalization

JOUR8681 Seminar: Media and Globalization will be taught fall 2011 on Wednesdays from 2:30-5:30 p.m. in 165 Peik Hall. This class uses approaches from international relations, comparative politics and mass communication to study the role that the mass media play in the public debate over immigration at the southern borders of the United States and the European Union.

"Issues at the Crossroads of Gender, Family, Migration and State in Mexico"

Dr. Gail Mummert's lecture "Issues at the Crossroads of Gender, Family, Migration and State in Mexico" will begin at 2pm on Wednesday, May 18th in 135 Nicholson Hall.

Grad Instructor & TAs with Scott Hall Offices Notice

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 20, 2011. Any unclaimed items will be removed.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute CLA Stipends

The University's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) offers moderate stipends to eligible graduate students enrolled in programs housed in the College of Liberal Arts. Selected graduate students develop and lead short 6 or 8-week courses during the institute's fall, winter, or spring terms. Classes meet once a week. The deadline for applications for the 2011-2012 school year is May 20, 2011.

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Dr. Gail Mummert, professor and researcher at the Center for Anthropological Studies at El Colegio de Michoacán, will present the lecture "Issues at the Crossroads of Gender, Family, Migration and State in Mexico". The lecture will be held in the afternoon on Wednesday, May 18th at the Fireplace Room, 135 Nicholson Hall. Time and lecture details will be announced in next week's digest.

AMST Video & Book Return

Reminder to all Faculty and Students: Please return any books and videos you have checked out from the department library. Return items to the "task box" in the main department office by Friday, May 13th.

Grades due May 18th at 11:59pm

SPRING 2011 INSTRUCTORS: Grades for Spring 2011 courses should be entered online by Wednesday, May 18th at 11:59 p.m.

Womens and Gender Studies Department Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position

The Womens and Gender Studies Department at Wellesley College invites applications for a tenure-track, beginning assistant professor position in Global Sexuality and Queer Studies to start Fall 2012. Ph.D. required. Demonstrated teaching ability, commitment to undergraduate women's education, and a developed research agenda are expected. Application deadline: September 15, 2011.

WRIT 8505: Professional Practice

WRIT 8505, "Professional Practice", will be taught Summer 2011 by Dr. Bernadette Longo on Mondays & Wednesdays from 6:00-8:30 p.m. This course is open to graduate students who are completing a research report or other writing project. Graduate students in any discipline are welcome in the class.

AMST 8920 - Topics: Personal Narratives in Interdisciplinary Research

AMST 8920, "Topics: Personal Narratives in Interdisciplinary Research", will be taught Fall 2011 by Professor Jennifer Pierce. This course examines epistemological, theoretical, and methodological questions related to research using personal narrative sources such as oral histories, in-depth interviews, autobiographies, memoirs, diaries, and letters.

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