September 2011 Archives

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Please submit receipts for all September PCard purchases to Laura by Monday, October 3rd.

Schneider-Mayerson's Article in Radical History Review

Current graduate student, Matthew Schneider-Mayerson's article "The Dan Brown Phenomenon: Conspiracism in Post-9/11 Popular Fiction" was published in the Radical History Review Volume 2011, Number 111. Click here for an abstract.

The Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University announces a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Asian American, Pacific World, or Asian/Pacific Diaspora Studies. The appointment will begin on September 1, 2012. Candidates should hold a PhD in social science, humanities or interdisciplinary studies. The committee will begin reviewing applications on October 15, 2011, continuing until position is filled

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in American Religion at Stanford University

The Religious Studies Department and the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of American Religion with a focus on ethnicity and race. Candidates must have completed their PhD by August 31, 2012. Application deadline: October 3, 2011.

CFP: "NAACS@40: Celebrating Scholarship and Activism"

The National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies invites submissions for their 40th anniversary celebration "NACCS@40: Celebrating Scholarship and Activism". The conference will be held March 14-17, 2012 in Chicago, IL. Submission deadline: October 15, 2011.

CFP: "Petrocultures: Oil, Energy, Culture" October 15th Deadline

Submissions are invited the "Petrocultures: Oil, Energy, Culture" conference to be held September 6-8th, 2012 at the University of Alberta. Petrocultures will bring together scholars, writers, filmmakers and artists from around the world who are engaged in an exploration of the social and cultural dimensions and impacts of oil and energy. Submission deadline: October 15, 2011.

The American Studies department announces the Joseph J. Kwiat annual award for the best conference paper presented by a University of Minnesota American Studies grad student at the American Studies Association annual meeting. This award was established to recognize Joseph J. Kwiat who was one of the three major figures in shaping and teaching in the Department of American Studies.

Students who have had papers accepted for the 2011 annual meeting may apply. This award is for up to $500 for travel expenses to attend the ASA annual meeting. The funds will be distributed in the form of an expense reimbursement. To apply, submit a copy of your ASA conference paper to Melanie at stein196@umn.edu by Monday, October 3, 2011. Applicants will be notified of results shortly before the ASA conference.

Students who apply for this award are also encouraged to apply for the ASA's Gene Wise - Warren Susman Prize (application deadline of October 1). Please click here for more information

Miles Awarded 2011 MacArthur "Genius Grant"

TIYA MILES, PhD '00, was named a recipient of the 2011 MacArthur Fellows "Genius grant" by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. In naming Miles a fellow, the foundation recognizes her work as a "public historian who explores the complex interrelationships between African and Cherokee people living and working in colonial America." Miles is a professor of history at the University of Michigan. The Department of American Studies warmly congratulates Tiya on this much deserved distinction. For the complete story and a web clip please click here.

Visiting Scholars for 2011-12

American Studies has two visiting scholars in residence for the 2011-12 year. Henning Gartner is a Fulbright scholar visiting for the year, and Thea Petchler is an Assistant Professor at Art Center College of Design, here for the on sabbatical. Please extend a welcome to them at the potluck on the 26th.

Teaching Opportunity for Spring 2012 at Macalester College

The International Studies Department at Macalester College is looking to staff one to three courses, either individually or as a cluster for the Spring 2012 semester. They would like rich, engaging, midlevel courses treating some aspect of trans-national or cross-border life, past or present. These courses can be in any field of the humanities or social sciences, and do not need to replicate courses already in their curriculum. The position(s) would be well suited for advanced PhD students or recent PhDs. Spring semester begins on January 23rd, 2012, and ends May 10th. Application deadline: October 15, 2011.

"Accessorizing the Body" co-editor Prof. Paula Rabinowitz presentation, Sept. 23rd 3:30pm

Join the Department of English in marking the publication of Prof. Paula Rabinowitz's Accessorizing the Body, the first of four in the Habits of Being series she's co-editing with Cristina Giorcelli (University of Minnesota Press). On Monday, September 26 at 3:30pm in 207A Lind Hall, Professor Rabinowitz will present an overview followed by presentations from series contributers Professor of English Maria Damon and Regents Professor Emerita Joanne B. Eicher of the Department of Design, Housing, and Apparel.

The University of Minnesota's chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) invites its members of the University community and the public to Dr. Howard Bunsis's presentation "Is There Really a Financial Crisis at the University of Minnesota?" on Friday, October 7 from 12-2pm at the Campus Club. Professor Bunsis, a professor of accounting at Eastern Michigan University and the Secretary-Treasurer for the National AAUP Council, has prepared a full financial analysis of the University of Minnesota, including a discussion of the Minnesota State appropriation and the State's political situation as it relates to the University, which will be the basis for his presentation.

HMED Fall Lecture Series: Susan Lindee on September 26th 12:20pm

The Program in the History of Medicine announces the first presentation in its Fall Lunchtime Lecture Series, on Monday, September 26 from 12:20-1:10pm in 555 Diehl Hall. Susan Lindee, Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, will present a Charles E. Culpeper Lecture, "Before the Gene: LeRoy Matthews and the Cleveland Comprehensive Treatment Program for Cystic Fibrosis, 1957-1961".

Chang Honored by American Studies Association

Professor David Chang, History, has received an Honorable Mention for the 2011 Lora Romero First Book Publication Prize of the American Studies Association for his book The Color of the Land: Race, Nation, and the Politics of Landownership in Oklahoma (University of North Carolina Press, 2010).

Hill's Article in Labor

Rebecca Hill, PhD '00, had her article "'The Common Enemy Is the Boss and the Inmate': Police and Prison Guard Unions in New York in the 1970s-1980s" published in Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas Volume 8, Number 3, Fall 2011.

Elaine Tyler May Panelist for "My Letter to the World" series

"My Letter to the World: Narrating Human Rights" is a day-long series of talks and panel discussions on the personal narrative voice and human rights. Among the presenters and panelists are CLA Winton Chair and novelist Nuruddin Farah and three Regents Professors including Prof. Elaine Tyler May. Events are free and open to the public, held on October 10th at Coffman Memorial Union. Click here for more info.

ASA Members: Call for Proposals for "Pacific Worlds: Empire, Environment and Embodiment"

ASA and the Japanese Association for American Studies (JAAS), with support from the Japan-United States Friendship Commission, are pleased to announce a competition open to ASA members. Two ASA delegates will be selected for participation in the annual JAAS conference "Pacific Worlds: Empire, Environment and Embodiment" to be held in June 2012. They invite proposals for papers to be presented at the JAAS conference and possible themes for the two-day pro-seminars. Application deadline: October 1, 2011.

MHS Press Editorial Assistant/Publishing Internship

The Minnesota Historical Society Press is looking to fill an Editorial Assistant/Publishing Intern position. It's a great opportunity for graduate students interested in the publishing field, history, or American studies to work directly with authors Dave Kenney and Thomas Saylor to conduct research for an upcoming "The 70's in Minnesota" book. Specifically, the student will conduct research on topics of gay rights, Minnesota economic and demographic data, and produce annotated primary and secondary sources lists. Application deadling: October 1, 2011 or until position is filled.

The series for grad students, "The Work of American Studies", continues this semester with the following workshops scheduled for fall:

Monday, October 24: Academic Conferences,
and Monday, December 19: Fellowship Applications.

Please mark your calendars. Both will be held 3:30-5pm in the Commons, room 105 Scott Hall.

Elaine Tyler May's America and the Pill

Professor Elaine Tyler May published her book America and the Pill: A History of Promise, Peril, and Liberation (Basic Books, 2011). It is now available in paperback.

The first American Studies graduate student workshop of the semester will be held on Monday, Sept. 26, from 3:30 - 5:00pm in the Scott Hall Commons, room 105. All faculty and graduate students are encouraged to attend. Myrl Beam and Steve Dillon will workshop papers that will be presented at the ASA Meeting in October. Beam's paper, "Numbers and Knowing: Framing 'Human Trafficking' at a Gay Non-Profit", explores alignments between the state and queer anti-violence organization. Dillon's presentation, "We Dream Otherwise: Race, the Neoliberal-Carceral State, and the End of the Future", enters the debate in queer studies about hope and the future by considering the forms of hope that neoliberalism and the prison rested upon the 1970s United States. The annual fall department potluck will immediately follow this event.

Lary May's Article in OAH Magazine

Professor Lary May's article "Teaching American Politics and Global Hollywood in the Age of 9/11" was published in the OAH Magazine of History Volume 15, Number 3.

Tenure-stream Assistant Professor in Gender and Sexuality at York University

Applications are invited for a tenure-stream position, at the rank of Assistant Professor, in the field of Gender and Sexuality in the School of Women's Studies at York University. The position will begin July 1, 2012. Required qualifications include a completed PhD in Women's Studies or a related field, and an ongoing program of research on issues of gender and sexuality. Application Deadline: November 15, 2011.

Please join the University of Minnesota's Graduate Interdisciplinary Group in Sexuality Studies for the exciting, interdisciplinary conference "Contingent Belongings: Queer Reflections on Race, Space, and the State". The conference is free and open to the public and will be held September 16th and 17th on the East Bank Campus. Click here for information on location, schedule, and speakers.

CFP: IAIAS "Crossing Boundaries in the Americas" Conference

The International Association of Inter-American Studies invites submissions for their second bi-annual conference "Crossing Boundaries in the Americas: Dynamics of Change in Politics, Culture, and Media" September 25-27, 2012. The conference will be held in Guadalajara, Mexico September 25-27, 2012. Individual presentation submission deadline: September 30, 2011, panel submission deadline: October 31, 2011.

Fajardo's Filipino Crosscurrents

Professor Kale Fajardo published his book Filipino Crosscurrents: Oceanographies of Seafaring, Masculinities, and Globalization (University of Minnesota Press, 2011).
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LaChance Assistant Professor at Amherst

Danny LaChance, Ph.D. '11, has accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Political Science in Legal Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Extended Deadline: CSA 2012 at UCSD, March 28-April 1, 2012

The Cultural Studies Association (CSA) has extended their deadline for submission to their tenth annual conference. This year's theme, "Culture Matters", calls for proposals that critically and creatively reflect on culture and "the material" broadly conceived. The conference will take place at the University of California, San Diego March 28th - April 1st, 2012. Extended proposal deadline: October 3, 2011.

Strunk's Wanted Women

Mary Elizabeth Strunk, PhD '03, published her book Wanted Women:An American Obsession in the Reign of J. Edgar Hoover (University Press of Kansas, 2010).
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Two year Postdoc in African American Studies at Northwestern University

The Department of African American Studies in the Winberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University invites applications for a two year Postdoctoral Fellowship. Ph.D. must be completed by September 1, 2012. Application deadline: December 20, 2011.

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in American Studies at George Washington University

The Department of American Studies at The George Washington University seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor with a specialization in science, technology, and American culture beginning Fall 2012. Ph.D. in American Studies or related discipline by August 1, 2012 required. Review of applications begins October 15, 2011.

Legal History Workshops- Fridays this fall beginning 9/23

The Law School will be holding Legal History Workshops this fall on Fridays from 12:00 to 1:15pm in room 471 Mondale Hall. Papers will be circulated one week in advance to all those on the Program e-mail list. If you would like to be added to the list or obtrain a copy of a particular paper, please e-mail Meghan Schwartz, schwa859@umn.edu.

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