November 2011 Archives

Save the dates for spring semester "The Work of American Studies" workshop series

The series for grad students, "The Work of American Studies" continues spring semester with the following workshops. Please save the dates: Monday, February 27: Prelim Exams, Monday, April 23: Job Workshop.

Archives of American Art Essay Prize

The Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institute, is accepting submissions for the Archives in American Art Graduate Research Essay Prize to be given to compelling original research using the resources at the Archives of American Art as primary evidence. The winner will receive $1000 and the essay will be published on the Archives's website. Submission deadline: February 15, 2012. Click here for more info.

The HistoryMakers year-long fellowship

The HistoryMakers is proud to announce the 2nd Increasing African American Diversity in Archives: The HistoryMakers Fellowship, Mentoring, Training, and Placement Institute for African American archivists and other archivist interested in working with African American archival collections. This program is a year-long fellowship starting June 4th, 2012, working in African American Archives including a 3-month immersion training program in Chicago and an on-site residency. Application deadline: February 14, 2012.

Spring Semester American Studies Workshop series and Call for Participants

Save the dates for the spring semester American Studies Workshop series scheduled for January 23 and March 26. Students interested in presenting at one of the spring workshops should contact Melanie ( by Thursday, December 22 and indicate, generally, the type of work you would like to present.

WAM CHATTER November 30th 7pm

WAM CHATTER "Who Gets to be American in American Art?" Responses by Patricia Marroquin Norby, Angela Miller, and Louise Siddons, moderated by Jennifer Marshall held today, Wednesday, November 30 at 7pm at the Weisman Art Museum. Click here for more info.

Mariano received PhD

Joyce Zapata Mariano has received her PhD with her dissertation titled, "Homeland Developments: Filipino America and the Politics of Diaspora Giving", Josephine Lee, adviser.

PCard Receipts Due: Thursday, December 1st

Please submit receipts for all November PCard purchases to Laura by Thursday, December 1st.

"Theogonic Modernism" lecture by Prof. Angela Miller

The Department of Art History and the Weisman Art Museum present the Art History Lecture series featuring Washington University Professor Angela Miller's "Theogonic Modernism" on Thursday, December 1st at 5pm in room 130 Blegen Hall. Click here for an event flyer.

HSCI 8950 Spring 2012

HSCI 8950 "Making Things Nuclear" will be taught by visiting Stanford University Professor, Rebecca Slayton this spring 2012 on Thursdays from 3:35 to 5:35pm. Click here for a course flyer.

ARTH 8440 Spring 2012

ARTH 8440: The Art and Politics of Failure will be taught by Professor Jane Blocker this spring 2012 on Mondays 2:30-5pm. Click here for a course flyer.

"The Retreat" Banff Research in Culture program

Applications are invited for participation in "The Retreat: A Position of dOCUMENTA(13)" Banff Research in Culture program August 2 -15, 2012 at the Banff Centre. Through the act (v.) and space (n.) of retreat, participants will raise questions about the character of our society and the modes of artistic cultural investigation being introduced today to create new modes of becoming and belonging. Application deadline: December 2, 2011. For full program information and instructions on how to apply, please click here.

Post-doc in Latina/Latino Studies at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Latina/Latino Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign invites applications for two external postdoctoral research associates to begin with August 16, 2012. Associates are expected to be in residence for the duration of the appointment and will receive $42,000 salary over a 12 month period, $5,000 additional for research expenses, and a comprehensive benefit package. PhD or equivalent by August 15, 2012. Application deadline: December 16, 2011. Click here for more info.

CFP: "Indigenous Spaces" at Columbia University

The Collaborations on Indigenous Studies Project invites proposals for the graduate student colloquium "Indigenous Spaces: Pushing the Boundaries of History, Bodies, Geographies, and Politics" to be held at Columbia University on February 15, 2012. Contributors are encouraged to think about indigenous spaces that connect indigenous communities, bodies, histories, geographies, and academia. Submission deadline: December 28, 2011.

CFP: "Sexuality and Colonial Black Atlantic Cities"

Submissions are invited for the conference "Sexuality and Colonial Black Atlantic Cities" to be held April 19-20, 2012 at the University of Chicago. This symposium aims to examine the intersections of sexuality, identity, and urban life during the colonial periods in the Atlantic, spanning Africa, the Americas, and Europe from the sixteenth to twentieth centuries. Submission deadline: December 22, 2011.

CFP: Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference

Tufts University invites submissions for the 1st Annual Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference "Curiosities" to be held February 17, 2012. This interdisciplinary conference endeavors to explore past, present and future "curiosities" in the many senses of the word. Submission deadline: December 12, 2011. Click here for more info.

CFP: Ruptures and Revolutions at Indiana University

The History Graduate Student Association at Indiana University invites panel and individual paper proposals for the Annual Paul Lucas Conference to be held March 23-25, 2012 on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University. The conference "Ruptures and Revolutions: Moments of Change and Unrest" seeks to explore impact and meaning of transformations and unrest in an increasingly global community. Submission deadline: January 4, 2012.

Recruitment Weekend Planning Meeting December 5th at 3:30pm

Graduate Students: Please join the DGS and staff in a discussion about the 2012 recruitment weekend. We would like your ideas on how you might want to be included in recruitment events and feedback on weekend activities. Please join us for a brief planning meeting Monday, December 5th at 3:30pm in the Scott Hall Commons. If you are interested in being involved but cannot attend the meeting, please contact Melanie at

IDF for 2012-13 Internal Deadline: Thursday, January 5th

The Graduate School will again be awarding Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowships (IDF) for 2012-13, which includes $22,500 and full tuition. Successful applicants are likely to be students in the second, third, or fourth year in 2012-13. Students who've passed prelims are eligible, as well as those who have not yet passed this exam. Students who have received a DDF or an IDF are not eligible. We recommend that all who plan to apply schedule an appointment to consult with DGS Kevin Murphy. Please note: The following deadlines and instructions pertain to the Institute of Advanced Study (IAS). If you intend to apply and partner with a center/institute other than IAS, contact Melanie by November 23, so she can review those center/institute requirements. Internal department deadline: Thursday, January 5th.

Winterther Research Fellowships

The Winterther Museum, Garden & Library is pleased to announce its Research Fellowship Program for 2012-13. Academic, museum, and independent scholars, including graduate students, receive one-to three-month short term fellowships with $1,500 per month. Application deadline: January 15, 2012.

2011 Jerome Joss Graduate Student Research Grants

The Center for Jewish Studies invites applications for the 2011 Jerome Joss Graduate Student Research Grants. Funds are available University of Minnesota graduate students who are formulating, researching or writing publishable papers or dissertations in which the focus of inquiry is in the field of Jewish Studies. Awards of $1,000 will be given to support research needs at any stage of graduate work. Application deadline: November 29, 2011. Click here for more info.

Tenure-track position at UC-Riverside

The Department of English at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Chicana/o-Latina/o Literary and Cultural Studies beginning July 1, 2012. Requirements include a PhD, a record or compelling promise of research, teaching experience, and a dedication to teaching excellence. Application deadline: December 10, 2011.

CFP: "Queering Paradigms IV"

Submissions are invited for the conference "Queering Paradigms IV" to be held July 25-28, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The aim of the conference is to analyze the status quo and the future challenges of Queer and LGBTIQ Studies from an ample, inter/multidisciplinary perspective, in order to problematize/destabilize essentialized discourses and totalizing paradigms. Submission deadline: December 15, 2011. Click here for more info.

AMST 8920: Political Economy and Space

AMST 8920: Political Economy and Space will be taught spring 2012 by Prof. David Karjanen on Tuesdays from 1:25 to 3:20pm. This course looks at how the relationship between the economic imperatives and spatial qualities of American capitalist development, as well as cultural dynamics both reflect and influence urban and suburban phenomena.

AMST 8920: New Directions in U.S. Based Queer Studies

AMST 8920: NEW DIRECTIONS in U.S.-Based Queer Studies will be taught by Prof. Kale Fajardo spring 2012 on Wednesdays 3:35 - 5:30pm. Inspired by Jack Halberstam, Jose Munoz, and David Eng's 2008 essay, "What's Queer About Queer Studies Now?" this course stresses reading post-2005 books and essays in queer studies.

HIST 5980/8630 Spring 2012

HIST 5980/8630: Topics in Comparative Women's History: Gender Dynamics and Domestic Life in World History will be taught spring 2012 by Prof. Mary Jo Maynes and Prof. Ann Waltner on Tuesdays from 3:35-5:30pm.

"Queering Performance" Colloquia Series

The Schochet Endowment for GLBT Studies & Campus Life is pleased to present our first colloquia series of the Fall term "Queering Performance: The Role of Art in Social Movements" on Thursday, November 17th at 4pm in Nolte Center 140. This discussion will seek to explore the role of art in building and sustaining community, in working through conflict, and as a means of resistance for LGBTQ communities. Facilitated by Kelley Meister. Panelists: Linda Hawj, Lucinda Naylor, Sinan Goknur. Free and open to the public, all are encouraged to attend.

Ben Wiggins presents talk at next American Studies Workshop: Monday, November 28th

The next American Studies graduate student workshop of the semester will be held on Monday, November 28, from 3:30 - 5:00pm in the Scott Hall Commons, room 105. All faculty and graduate students are encouraged to attend. Ben Wiggins will workshop his talk titled, "Risk in the New-media Culture Industry; or, Enlightenment as a Kick in the Nuts".

IAF Grassroots PhD Candidate Fellowships

The Inter-American Foundation (IAF) is accepting applications for its 2012-2013 Grassroots Development Fellowship Program. IAF Fellowships support dissertation research in Latin America and the Caribbean undertaken by students who have advanced to PhD candidacy. Funding is for between 4 and 12 months of dissertation research. Application deadline: January 17, 2012. Click here for full requirements and more details.

CFP: EXTENDED DEADLINE for 13th Annual Graduate Symposium on Women's and Gender History

The Executive Committee of the Thirteenth Annual Graduate Symposium on Women's and Gender History, "Indecency", at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is pleased to announce a call for papers. The Symposium is scheduled for March 1-3, 2012. Submissions from graduate students from any instiution and discipline on any topic in the field of women's and gender history are invited. Submission Deadline: EXTENDED TO November 15, 2011.

Goldberg Talk on November 21st

The Center for Jewish Studies Colloquium Series presents Harvey Goldberg's talk "Recent Research Perspectives on Jewish Settlers and Settlement on the West Bank" on November 21 at 12:00pm in 135 Nicholson Hall.

Assistant Professor in American Studies at University of New Mexico

The Department of American Studies at the University of New Mexico invites applicants for a probationary appointment leading to a tenure decision in American Studies with expertise in Popular Culture at the level of Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin August 2012. Application deadline: November 30, 2011.

CL/CSDS 8910 Section 3 Spring 2012

CL/CSDS 8910 Section 3: "Critical Pedagogy and the New Humanities will be taught by Robin Brown in spring 2012 on Wednesdays 12:00 to 3:00pm. Click here for a course flyer.

CFP: "Diasporas and 'Race'" at Wake Forest University

Submissions are invited for the International Conference "Diasporas and 'Race'" to be held October 25-27, 2012 at Wake Forest University. This conference is an extension of the 2011 conference "Diasporas and Cultures of Migration" and will expand the reflection on the concept of diaspora, its uses, its limits, or even its outright rejection as a useful concept. Submission deadline: February 1, 2012.

"The Inland Sea" at Macalester College

The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents "The Inland Sea" by Naomi Wallace beginning November 11th.

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship internal deadline: Monday, November 21, 2011

The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund trustee, J.P. Morgan Bank, announces the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship competition which includes an annual stipend of $18,000 plus tuition, renewable for up to three years of total support. Eligibility requirements include:
-demonstrated financial need,
-will carry out their research entirely within the United States, and
-must be a citizen of the United States

The department may put forward one nomination to the Grad School. The American Studies internal deadline for applications is Monday, November 21, 2011.

Please follow this link for complete information:

"The Hostile Gospel" Talk at Macalester College

Join Macalester College for Dr. Daniel Hodge's talk "The Hostile Gospel: Seeking the Spiritual & Theological Sensibilities of Hip Hop Culture in Post 9/11 America" on November 3rd at 4:30pm in the Old Main building, room 111. Click here for more info.

CFP: California American Studies Association annual meeting

The Program Committee for the 2012 Annual Meeting of the California American Studies Association invites proposals for presentations to the annual meeting, to be held April 20-21, 2012. Rather than announce a specific theme this year, the program invites panels and papers addressing all major aspects of the critical study of U.S. cultures. Submission deadline: February 1, 2012. Click here for a flyer about the conference.

CFP: Special Issue of South Asian Popular Culture

Special issue call for papers to be published in the October 2013 special issue of South Asian Popular Culture. This special issue aims to explore the changing social and cultural landscape of sport within the South Asian diaspora. Submission deadline: December 16, 2011.

"Art in Revolution" Discussion Featuring Mahdi 11/10 at 3:30pm

The Feminist Studies Graduate Student Association and Mizna present "Art in Revolution: A Panel Discussion on the Role of Art in the Arab Uprisings" on Thursday, November 10th at 3:30-5:30pm in Anderson Hall room 270. Waleed Mahdi will be one of the featured panel members.

The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) and the Smithsonian Institute (SI) invite applications for one-year fellowships to support research in residence at Smithsonian Institution facilities. Fellowships carry a stipend of $30,000. Applicants much have satisfied all program requirements except completion of the dissertation. Applications are due directly to the Graduate Fellowship Office at 5 p.m. on November 15, 2011.

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