March 2012 Archives

Summer Dissertation Writing Funds requests due by April 25, 2012

American Studies Summer Dissertation Writing Funds (up to $4,000) are available to ABD American Studies students for summer 2012 who are actively writing their dissertation and have not received the funds previously. Deadline for requests: April 25, 2012.

Suarez accepts position at Oberlin College

Harrod Suarez, PhD '10 has accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of English, with an emphasis on Ethnic American Literatures, at Oberlin College to start in the fall.

Pegues awarded Consortium for Faculty Diversity Fellowship

Current graduate student Juliana Hu Pegues received a Consortium for Faculty Diversity fellowship at Macalester College. The CFO is a two-year fellowship, a pre-doctoral fellowship the first year and a post-doctoral the second year.

New DVDs at UMN Libraries

The Libraries have acquired new DVDs for check-out. Continue reading to see Nancy's announcement and list videos.

Fall 2012 Book Orders Due

Book orders for fall 2012 courses are due. Please send your order to by Friday, April 13th. Continue reading for the order form, bookstore ordering guidelines, and notes that help process your order and obtain desk copies.

Fall 2012 Book Orders Due

Book orders for fall 2012 courses are due. Please send your order to by Friday, April 13th. Continue reading for the order form, bookstore ordering guidelines, and notes that help process your order and obtain desk copies.

PCard Receipts Due

Please submit receipts for all March PCard purchases to Laura by Monday, April 2nd.

GIGSS Artist Reading & Talk

The Graduate Interdisciplinary Group in Sexuality Studies presents "Dangerous Beauty and Queer of Color Fight Songs" an Artist Reading and Talk with Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha on Monday, April 9th at 12-1:30pm in room 140 Nolte Center. Her reading of poetry and prose will be followed by an artist discussion with Ananya Chatterjea and Juliana Hu Pegues, and a Q&A with the audience. Click here for more info.

QSCC Spring Pride Celebration

The Queer Student Cultural Center's 2012 Spring Pride Celebration began on Monday, and continues on through Saturday, March 31st. The QSCC and its campus and community allies have been working to provide the campus with boundless opportunities to better engage with the people and work of the local queer community through a series of events.

USC Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship accepting applications

The Center for Feminist Research and the Gender Studies Program at the University of Southern California invite applications for an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship beginning fall 2012. The field of specialization is the Sociology of Gender and Work, with a strong preference for a researcher whose scholarship is in the expanding field of "intimate labor". The Fellow must have a PhD in hand, and should be within the last 5 years by the beginning of the appointment. Application deadline: April 15th, 2012

CFP: American Indian Seminar Series

The Newberry Library Center for American Indian Studies Programs invites papers for their Seminar Series held throughout the 2012-13 academic year. The seminar provides a forum for works-in progress that explore topics in American Indian Studies. They encourage the submission of proposals for seminar papers that examine a wide variety of subjects relating to American Indian and Indigenous history and culture broadly conceived. Submission Deadline: April 25th, 2012.

American Indian Studies Workshop featuring Michael Witgen

The American Indian Studies Workshop this Friday, March 30th will feature Michael Witgen, a historian at the University of Michigan, who will be discussing his new book "An Infinity of Nations: How the Native New World Shaped Early North America". The workshop will begin at 3:30pm in 445 Heller Hall.

An Evening of Ojibwe History featuring Brenda Child

Birchbark Books is hosting an evening of Ojibwe history with Brenda Child and Michael Witgen in a discussion of their books. The event will be held this Friday, March 30th at 7pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Click here for full event details.

Ojibwe People's Dictionary launch party

Join the Ojibwe People's Dictionary on Monday, April 2nd from 4pm to 6pm for a reception to celebrate the recent launch of their new talking dictionary for the Ojibwe language. The event will be held at the McNamara Alumni Center's Maroon & Gold Room with a program beginning at 4:30pm. Click here to check out the new website.

RAs needed for CEMH and Center for Medieval Studies

The Center for Early Modern History and the Center for Medieval Studies seek Graduate Research Assistants for the 2012-23 Academic Year. They anticipate hiring two 50%-time RAs (20 hours per week each) to fulfill the tasks specified in the attached announcement. Candidates from any department are eligible but must hold SBD status and qualify for the lower (post thesis credits) tuition rate. Review of applications will begin March 23rd, 2012. Click here for full details.

Keeler receives IDF

Current graduate student Kasey Keeler has received the 2012-2013 Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship (IDF) award. The fellowship will support Keeler's research with the host center, the Minnesota Population Center.

"Envisioning the Future of Chicano Studies" Symposium Thursday March 22nd

The Chicano Studies National Symposium "Envisioning the Future of Chicano Studies", commemorating their 40th anniversary, will be held tomorrow, Thursday, March 22nd. Panels with national scholars along with U of M faculty speaking on current trends in the field will be held in the afternoon at Coffman memorial Union, and there will be a reception and performance in the evening. All events are free and open to the public. Click here for a full schedule for the day.

Juana Maria Rodriguez Community Talk

Juana Maria Rodriguez will be giving a community talk tomorrow, Thursday, March 22nd on her work Queer Latinidad: Identity Practices and ways the topics play out and impact Minnesota. The discussion is sponsored by the University of Minnesota's Department of Chicano Studies and will be held 9:30-10:30am at Café SouthSide. Click here for an event flyer.

Diversity Dialogue Discussion featuring Daniel Topete 3/23 at 12pm

Join the Department of Curriculum and Instruction for a Diversity Dialogue discussion on "Estudiantes MeXicanos at the U Situating "Home" as a Means for Survival" on Friday, March 23rd from 12:00-1:30 in room 40 Peik Hall. Daniel Topete will be one of the featured panelists. Click here for an event flyer.

Hasia Diner Presentation 3/22/12

Hasia Diner's presentation "Roads Taken: Peddlers and the Great Jewish Migration" will be held tomorrow, Thursday, March 22nd from 12-1:30pm in room 308 Andersen Library. Click here for an event flyer.

Welcoming Suggestions for Articles for the EAS

The Encyclopedia of American Studies is updated quarterly, with new articles being added and existing articles updated. They welcome proposals from members for new articles for the online EAS. Proposals for new entries will be reviewed quarterly by Editor and the EAS Board. Contributors will be paid at the normal rate for contributions, which typically ranges from $75 to $250, depending on length. Contact Editor in Chief, Simon Bronner at

Rides to Community Dinner Available

We've received feedback in the past from some current students that the CW Lofts location is a difficult location for some to get to. Any students interested in receiving a ride from campus to the Recruitment Weekend community dinner, please contact no later than Monday, March 19th, and we will arrange a ride for you.

RSVPs for Community Dinner needed by Thursday, March 15th

Please RSVP for Recruitment Weekend community dinner by to Thursday, March 15th. graduate students and affiliate and core faculty are all invited to the Recruitment Weekend community dinner on Saturday, March 24th at 6pm. The dinner will be held at the CW Lofts Clubroom, located at 730 Stinson Blvd NE, Minneapolis. Please RSVP to by tomorrow as we have to confirm our catering order.

The next American Studies graduate student workshop of the semester will be held on Monday, March 26, from 3:30 - 5:00pm in the Scott Hall Commons, room 105. All faculty and graduate students are encouraged to attend.

Child Interviewed on MPR

Professor Brenda Child interviewed on Minnesota Public Radio about the role of women in Ojibwe life, the subject of her book Holding our World Together: Ojibwe Women and the Survival of Community. Click here for an audio recording.

IAS University Seminar

A conversation with Provost Karen Hanson and Naomi Cheman about what a twenty first-century university might be. The event will take place at 4:00pm on Monday, March 26th in room 230 in the Science Teaching Student Services building.

Prof Faber Presentation on Spanish Historiography and Cultural Memory

"History, Memory, Truth: Cultural Capital in Spain's Memory Wars", a lecture with Sebastiaan Faber from Oberlin College will begin at 2:00pm on Friday, March 23rd in room 112 Folwell Hall.

Wing Young Huie Presentation

"Identity and the American Landscape: Photography of Wing Young Huie" a presentation by Wing Young Huie will be held on Monday, March 19th at 6pm in room 100 Rapson Hall.

CLA-OIT Digital Content Library Fellow 2012-2013

CLA-OIT Academic Technologies is pleased to announce the open call to all CLA departments for enterprising, technologically savvy graduate students for the position of Digital Content Library Fellow for a nine-month appointment. The 50% appointment includes tuition remission for fall and spring semesters. Applicants must be enrolled in CLA and be within their first six years of funding. Applications due: Friday, April 6th, 2012. Click here for more info.

Classroom for Finals Info Needed

SPRING 2012 FACULTY & INSTRUCTORS: Please e-mail to let us know if you will or will not be using your classroom during finals week by Wednesday, March 21st. We notify Office of Classroom Management for all course levels, so please be sure to include both your graduate and undergraduate level courses. If you are unsure of when your final is to be held, click here to check the schedule.

Pierce Receives Distinguished Teaching Award

Professor Jennifer Pierce has received the 2011-12 Outstanding Contributions to Postbaccalaureate, Graduate, and Professional Education Award. Please save the date for the awards ceremony and reception on Monday, April 23rd at the McNamara Alumni Center. Click here for more info.

Josie Fowler Peace and Justice Prize Applications due March 29, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. NOON

The Josie Fowler Peace and Justice Prize is a $250 book prize awarded to a student whose research is in the areas of: labor history, Asian immigration, the history of the American Left, the pursuit of peace, or other topics that are related to work on social justice and change. Applications are due March 29, 2012 at 12:00pm NOON.

Audrey Christensen Award Applications due March 29, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. NOON

The American Studies Department announces the Audrey Christensen Award. All American Studies graduate students in good standing may apply for this $500.00 award for the purchase of books for use in research and study. Applications are due March 29, 2012 at 12:00pm NOON.

The American Studies Department announces the Mulford Q. Sibley Graduate Fellowship for Summer Research Support open to pre-ABD students in their first and second year. $2,000 per fellowship for up to three fellowships may be awarded. Applications are due March 29th, 2012 at 12:00 pm NOON.

American Studies is able to award CLA Graduate Research Partnership Program (GRPP) fellowships to two students in good standing, currently enrolled in the Ph.D. program. The fellowship includes a summer stipend of $4,000, and the possibility of research funds up to $500. The deadline for application is March 29, 2012 at 12:00pm NOON.

Recruitment Weekend Community Dinner - Please RSVP

Graduate Students and Affiliate and Core Faculty are all invited to the Recruitment Weekend community dinner on Saturday, March 24th at 6pm. The dinner will be held at the CW Lofts Clubroom, located at 730 Stinson Blvd NE, Minneapolis. Please RSVP to as soon as possible so we may ensure an adequate amount of food for all.

CFP: 2012 Visual Culture Conference for Grad Students

The American Studies Department at Saint Louis University will host a graduate student conference entitled, "Politics of the Eye: Imagery of the American Political Landscape", held October 5th-6th, 2012. They are now accepting paper proposals that expand upon a wide variety of visual media to explore critical perspectives in the production, interpretation, and consumption of the American political landscape, past and present. Submission deadline: May 1st, 2012.

2012 Frederick Catherine Lauritsen Lecture featuring Prof. Edward Champlin

The 2012 Frederick and Catherine Lauritsen Lecture featuring Professor Edward Champlin from Princeton University will be held on Thursday, April 5th. The presentation titled "Sejanus: The Emperor Who Almost Was" will be from 4:00-5:30 pm in room 1210 Heller Hall.

Seeking Nominations: COGS Outstanding Faculty Award

The Council of Graduate Students (COGS) is currently accepting nominations for the third annual outstanding faculty awards. The awards are chosen by graduate students to recognize those faculty members that went above and beyond to help graduate students succeed. The deadline for submitting nominations has been extended to Friday, March 9th. Click here for more info.

Wiggins review in World Film Locations: Las Vegas

Current Graduate Student, Ben Wiggin's review of the film Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas was published in World Film Locations: Las Vegas (University of Chicago Press, 2012). Click here for more info.

Schneider-Mayerson review in World Film Locations: Las Vegas

Current Graduate Student, Matthew Schneider-Mayerson's review of the film Rocky IV was published in the World Film Locations: Las Vegas (University of Chicago Press, 2012). Click here for more info.

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