May 2012 Archives

2012-2013 DDF recipients

Congratulations to the 2012-2013 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship recipients AJ Lewis, Waleed Mahdi, Jasmine Mitchell, and Matthew Schneider-Mayerson.

PCard Receipts Due

PCard receipts for all May purchases are due to Laura by Friday, June 1st.

Spring 2012 Prelim Exams Milestones

The following students have passed their preliminary portfolio and oral exams and have attained doctoral candidacy: Karisa Butler-Wall, Rene Esparza, Jesus Estrada-Perez, and Kasey Keeler.

Welcome Fall 2012 Cohort

We are pleased to announce the incoming graduate cohort for 2012. We look forward to having Amber Annis, Sarah Atwood, Kong Pha, and Robert Smith III joining us in the fall.

Smith Beitiks received PhD

Emily Smith Beitiks has received her PhD with her dissertation titled "Building the Normal Body: Disability and the Techno-Makeover." Rod Ferguson and Bruce Elliot Jr, advisers.

Ault Defends and Accepts Position

Elizabeth Ault defended her dissertation and has accepted a position as Editorial Associate to the Director of Duke University Press, which will begin in June.

Save the Date: Kar Tang Summer Dance Collaboration

Current graduate student, Jasmine Kar Tang, is a dance collaborator and dramaturg for Annicha Arts who will be premiering In Habit: Living Patterns at the Northern Spark Festival this summer. The free performances will be June 7-9, 2012 and will take place outdoors in the Minneapolis St. Anthony neighborhood. Click here for more info.

Sarmiento awarded Schochet GLBT Studies Award

Current Graduate Student Tom Sarmiento was awarded a 2011-12 Schochet GLBT Studies Award for Excellence in Creativity & Scholarship in the category of Best Graduate Academic Paper for his conference paper "The Empire Sings Back: Glee's Queer Materialization of Filipina/o America."

The University Libraries' technical staff has just loaded 351 records from the "Alexander Street Press - South and Southeast Asian Literature" Primary Source collection and database into MNCAT for easier access.

FT One-year position at American University

The History Department at American University invites applications for a full-time, one-year teaching position in the American Studies Program beginning Fall 2012. As primary fields of research, they especially invite applicants with transnational and/or Mid-Atlantic studies specialties in a historical perspective. The appointment will be made at either the Instructor or Professional Lecturer level, dependent on qualifications (ABD or PhD in hand). Application deadline: May 21, 2012. Click here for full details.

Return Scott Hall Office Keys

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 18th, 2012. Any unclaimed items will be removed.

ANTH 8810 Fall 2012

ANTH 8810: Anthropology of Capitalism will be taught by Professor Karen Ho this fall semester on Tuesdays from 12:00-2:30pm.

Cheyne Accepts Diversity Pre-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship

Current Graduate Student Mike Cheyne has received and accepted a 2012 Diversity Pre-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship. He will be teaching and working as a fellow at the University of Minnesota-Morris campus this upcoming academic year.

Visiting Assistant Professor at Cornell University

The Department of Labor Relations, Law, and History at Cornell University invites applications for a full-time one-year Visiting Assistant Professor faculty position in any period of the United States history to begin August 2012. Appointment includes teaching an introduction to U.S. labor and working class history, plus an upper-division lecture and writing courses on the candidate's areas of expertise for a total of two courses each semester. Preference will be given to candidates with a completed dissertation and demonstrated potential in scholarly research and teaching. Review of applications begins: May 14, 2012.

Scott Hall Library Books & Videos Due

Reminder to faculty and students: Please return any books and videos you have checked out from the department library to the "task box" in the department's main office by Friday, May 11th.

Spring 2012 Grades Due May 16th by 11:59pm

Spring 2012 Instructors: Grades for spring 2012 courses must be entered online by 11:50pm on Wednesday, May 16th.

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