The Minnesota Disability Studies Symposium is accepting papers for this year's theme "Perspectives: Past, Present and Future of Disability Studies." The symposium will be held July 27-28, 2012 at the University of Minnesota. Submission deadline: May 30th, 2012. Click here for more info.
April 2012 Archives
Please submit receipts for all April PCard purchases to Laura by Tuesday, May 1st.
Spring Instructors and TAs: Evaluation forms and instructions have been distributed to mailboxes for all instructors and TAs leading sections this semester. If you have any questions, please contact Laura.
Brian Horrigan from The Minnesota Historical Society will present "Charles Lindbergh's The Spirit of St. Louis: Masculinity, Memory, and Spirituality in Postwar America" on Thursday, May 3rd at 4:00pm in room 125 Nolte Center. Click here for more info.
Join Carleton College for a public lecture on Tuesday, May 8th 12:00 - 1:00pm by Danielle McGuire on her book At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance - A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power. The lecture will begin at 12:00pm and will be held in room 305 Leighton Hall.
Dean Spade will present a lecture "Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law?" on Tuesday, May 1st at the Macalester College John B. Davis Lecture Hall. Reception will begin at 5:30, and the lecture will start at 6:00pm. Click here for more info.
Please join us on Monday, April 30th at 3:30pm in the Scott Hall Commons for the final "Work of American Studies" workshop on planning for careers in and out of the academy. Workshop Participants include Jennifer Pierce, who will talk about planning for academic careers, Dr. Ilene Alexander (Center for Teaching and Learning), who has a PhD in American Studies from the University of Iowa and will address strategies and resources for planning for nonacademic career tracks, and Kate Roberts, Senior Exhibit Developer at the Minnesota Historical Society, who will discuss work in public history and public humanities. We will devote much of the time to discussing graduate student questions and concerns. If you want to suggest specific questions or topics to be covered at the workshop, please e-mail them to Kevin Murphy (firstname.lastname@example.org). This workshop will be relevant to students at all stages in the program.
Ryan Lee Cartwright, PhD '12, has been awarded the 2012 Gregory Sprague Prize of the American Historical Association's Committee on LGBT History for his article "Sissies, Strumpets, and Queer Old Maids: Eugenic Family Studies and the Perversion of the Rural Idyll." Click here for more info.
COMM 8210 "Media Ethnography" " will be taught this fall 2012 by Mark Pedelty on Wednesdays from 2:30 to 5:30pm. Click here for a course syllabus.
Join the College of Education on Tuesday, April 24th at 12:00pm in Peik Hall room 40 for the Curriculum and Instruction Diversity Dialogue about the Common Ground Consortium (CGC), one of CEHD's prestigious programs, and its success in supporting African-American Students in obtaining an advanced degree. Click here for more info.
The University of Minnesota's Tucker Center announces its Spring 2012 Distinguished Lecture, taking place on Monday, April 23rd, at the Hubert H. Humphrey Center on Monday, April 23rd at the Hubert H. Humphrey Center on the West Bank Campus from 7:00-9:00pm. This free lecture titled "Title IX at 40: Changes, Challenges, and Champions" will feature three Title IX champions, Peg Brenden, Judith M. Sweet, and Deborah Brake. Click here for more info.
The 3rd Annual Gender Justice Week at the University of Minnesota focuses on liberating all our genders, bodies and multiple identities through racial, economic, dis/ability, sexuality and gender justice work continues through Sunday, April 22nd. Continue reading for more info on upcoming events.
Join the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature for a presentation by Gigi Roggero of his book The Production of Living Knowledge: The Crisis of the University and the Transformation of Labor in Europe and North America (Temple University Press). The event will begin at 5pm on Tuesday, April 24th in room 325 Nicholson Hall.
Pierce Celebration and Registration reminder: Registration is now open for the 2011-12 Distinguished Teaching Awards. Professor Jennifer Pierce received the Outstanding Contributions to Postbaccalaureate, Graduate, and Professional Education Award, and will be honored at the ceremony and reception set for Monday, April 23rd at 3:30pm, at the McNamara Alumni Center. The Alumni Association is requesting registration for the event. Click here for more information and to register.
Rescheduled Workshop: The next "Work of American Studies" series workshop on Careers has been rescheduled to Monday, April 30th at 3:30pm. We rescheduled the workshop so that graduate students and faculty will be able to attend the award ceremony for Professor Pierce (see "People"). A description of the workshop will appear in the digest next week.
"After Culture: The Ontological Turn and an Aestheics of Method and Measure" will be presented by Patricia Tincineto Clough on Friday, April 13th at 4pm in room 135 Nicholson Hall.
Amalia Kessler from Stanford Law School will present the attached draft, Market Freedom and Adversarial Adjudication, at the next public law workshop, to be held on Thursday, April 12 in room 471 (Mondale Hall) from 4:05 to 6:00pm. Click here for more info.
The Program in Law and History invites applications for the Erikson Graduate Fellowship in Law and History for summer 2012. The Fellowship will provide a summer stipend of $4,000 and up to $500 for research expenses for 2012 will support summer research in legal history by a student currently enrolled in either the Law School or a graduate program in CLA at the University of Minnesota. Students receiving other University fellowships during the period are ineligible, as are students holding summer teaching appointments. Application deadline: 12pm, Noon on Friday, April 27th, 2012.
The Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program at the University of Houston invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Women's Studies, to begin in the Fall Semester 2012. This may become a tenure-track position. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second, and salary will be $40,000 with full benefits. Applicants must hold a PhD degree at the time of the appointment. Application deadline: April 27, 2012. Click here for full details.
The Newberry Graduate Scholar-in-Residence program invites students who have advanced to PhD candidacy to apply for the 2012-13 program. Preference will be given to candidates whose dissertation projects are well advanced and who demonstrate a need for Newberry collections in their dissertation projects. Selected students will be provided with research carrels, access to the Newberry during extended hours, and opportunities to present their work-in-progress to the Newberry's scholarly community. Application deadline: May 1st, 2012. Click here for full details.
The Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association is accepting papers, abstracts and panel proposals for the 2012 annual conference for research related to popular culture and American culture. The conference will be held in Columbus, Ohio beginning Friday, October 12th through Sunday, October 14th, 2012. Submission deadline: April 30, 2012. Click here for more info.
The University Libraries' Scholarly Communications Collaborative and the Research Services Support Collaborative, with support from the Department of Anthropology, are hosting a faculty forum on Monday, April 30th in the Cowles Auditorium in the Humphrey Center from 2:00-4:00pm. The event "Open Research and Learning: Collaboration, Connections, and Communities" will feature four speakers discussing virtual research communities, open publishing, open data and open textbooks. For more information, presentation descriptions and online registration, please click here.
Join the Jewish Studies Colloquium Series for Alicia Borinsky's talk "How Did You Get Here? Jewish Self Invention and the Culture of Exile" on Thursday, April 19, 2012 from 12:00-1:30pm in room 325 Nicholson Hall.
The 18th Annual David Noble lecture featuring Professor Ricardo Dominguez will be held Tuesday, April 17th at 5pm in the Influx Room, Regis Center for Art. Prof. Dominguez will present the lecture "Contestational Design: Tactical Poetics and Strategic Aesthetics".
Ben Wiggins will present his research at the Graduate School's fifth annual Doctoral Research Showcase on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 from 12:00-2:00pm in the Great Hall at Coffman Memorial Union. Hear and meet top recipients of the 2011-12 doctoral fellowships. Students will present their work in science, medicine, engineering, social sciences, and the humanities. For full details and a list of other participants, click here.
The Office for National and International Scholarships is accepting applications for a PhD Candidate Administrative Fellow who will assist with advising undergraduates about nationally competitive scholarship opportunities, including the Fulbright and NSF Graduate Research Fellowships. The appointment is for August 2012 and the 2012-13 academic year and is a 25% time position. Applicants must be a University of Minnesota graduate student who is approved for advanced doctoral status for the duration of the appointment. Screening of applications will begin on April 11, 2012. For full requirements and position details, click here and search by requisition #177310.
The Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (IDEA) presents its Spring lecture featuring guest speakers Oskar Ly, Phen Thao, and Mey Chau from Shades of Yellow, a Twin Cities based organization for Hmong LGBTQA. The event will begin at 1:30pm on Tuesday, April 17th at the Weisman Art Museum's Sheppard Room.
Save the date for Sister Spit Spoken Word event on Sunday, April 15th at 7:30pm. The event will be at the Bell Museum Auditorium and will feature the artist and star of the film Short Bus, Mx. Justin Vivian Bond, and author and activist Dorothy Allison.
Join the Political Theory Colloquium on Friday, April 13th at 1:30pm in room 1314 Social Sciences tower. Professor Linda Zerilli will present her paper entitled "Toward a Democratic Theory of Judgment."