August 2012 Archives

Fall Syllabi & Office Hours

Faculty, Grad Instructors, & TAs: Please submit a copy of your course syllabus electronically to Laura ( by Wednesday, September 5th, 2012. Please also include the time(s) and day(s) you will be holding office hours for the upcoming semester.

IDEA Workshops on "Secrets to Successful Proposal Writing"

The Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (IDEA) is hosting a 2+ day workshop designed for graduate students and faculty of color in all disciplines to work in a mentor setting to develop and deploy proven strategies in submitting competitive fellowship and grant applications to the Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Science Foundation, and other funding sources. Application is required to attend the workshop as a graduate student and as a faculty mentor. Application deadline: September 7th, 2012

SOC 8890 Fall 2012

SOC 8890 SEC 002 "Advanced Research Methods: Qualitative Interviewing" will be taught by Prof. Rachel Schurman this upcoming fall semester on Fridays from 1:00-3:30pm. Click here for complete course description.

CFP: 3rd Annual Gender Matters Conference

Submissions are invited for the 3rd annual "Gender Matters: CONTINUITIES & INSTABILITIES" Conference to be held April 12-13th, 2012 at DePaul University. While work on all matters of gender are invited, they are particularly interested in work that explores how the mutable character of gender and/or sexuality is used to both maintain and resist existing social relations historically and contemporarily. Submission deadline: December 3rd, 2012. Click here for more info.

as|peers Call for Submissions on "American Memories"

With its sixth issue, as|peers is aiming to cast a thematic spotlight on the myriad meanings of 'memories' in relation to American(ized) cultures. This issue will feature both a general section and a topical section and submissions are invited for both sections. While the general section accepts submissions without topical restrictions, the topical section will feature academic and art submissions organized around the theme of "American Memories." This issue will Submission deadline: October 31st, 2012.

Reception for Closing of "First Contacts" Exhibit

Join the University Libraries for a closing reception of the Summer Bell Museum exhibit "First Contacts: Native Americans and Champlain in New France" on Thursday, September 13th from 4:00-6:00pm. The reception will be held at the T.R. Anderson Gallery on the 4th floor of Wilson Library. Program will begin at 4:30pm and will include introductions by Prof. Jean O'Brien and closing remarks by Prof. Brenda Child.

PCard Receipts Due

Please submit receipts for all August PCard purchases to Laura by Friday, August 31st, 2012. Click here for a generic coversheet.

RELS 5621 Fall 2012

RELS 5621 "The Christian Right and Left in America" will be taught by Prof. Jeanne Kilde this fall 2012 semester on Mondays and Wednesdays 4:00-5:15pm. Click here for a course flier.

GWU Tenure-track Position in American Studies

The George Washington University Department of American Studies seeks to appoint a scholar of political economy as a tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate professor beginning Fall 2013. Research and teaching interests may include the social or cultural dimensions of work, wealth, capitalism, labor movements, globalization, neoliberalism, market exchange, consumer society, or related topics in American political economy. Must hold a PhD in American Studies or related field by August 1st, 2013. Review of applications will begin: September 17th, 2012. Click here for a complete description.

UC-Davis Native American Studies Student Affairs Officer

The University of California, Davis is hiring for the position of Native American Studies Student Affairs Officer. The position is will provide academic advising and related support services for Native American Studies and the Division of Student Affairs. For full consideration, apply by September 5th, 2012. Click here for full job description.

CFP: Thinking Gender 2013 at UCLA

The UCLA Center for the Study of Women invites submissions for the 23rd Annual Graduate Student Research Conference "Thinking Gender 2013". Thinking Gender is a public conference highlighting graduate student research on women, gender and/or sexuality across all disciplines and historical periods, including future ones. The conference is free and will be held February 1st, 2013 at the UCLA Faculty Center. Submission deadline: Noon on October 16th, 2012.

AWSJ "Race Matters" Call for Presenters

Ambrose Women for Social Justice (AWSJ) is pleased to invite workshop presenters for the 9th Annual conference "Race Matters: Sharing Stories, Seeking Justice," to be held at St. Ambrose University on Thursday, October 25th, 2012. The goal of the conference is to give participants the opportunity to share their ideas about how race has impacted their lives and the lives of others and to give them tools to seek justice locally and globally. Submission deadline: September 8th, 2012.

New Books and DVDs at University Libraries

Nancy Herther has compiled a list of DVDs and a list of books that are new to the University Libraries.

Click here for a list of new books.

Click here for a list of new videos.

University Libraries Upcoming Workshops

The University Libraries are hosting a number of upcoming, free workshops with topics ranging from improving your research to grant funding and data management. Click here for a list of workshops and registration information.

Editorial Contributers Needed for Multicultural America: A Multimedia Encyclopedia

Multicultural America: A Multimedia Encyclopedia seeks academic editorial contributors for a new 4 volume reference work to be published by SAGE Reference in 2013. The goals of this encyclopedia are to help readers gain a better understanding of: the historical development of multicultural America, the contemporary American multicultural mosaic, and the possible future trajectories of American multiculturalism. They are currently making assignments with a final deadline for submissions of September 17th, 2012.

CFP: Lozano Long Conference "Refashioning Blackness"

The Lozano Long Conference is seeking submissions for this year's "Refashioning Blackness: Contesting Racism in the Afro-Americas" to be held February 20-22nd, 2013 at the University of Texas at Austin. The aim of this conference is to encourage a cutting-edge conversation about the current political and cultural moment in the Afro-Americas. Submission Deadline: September 30th, 2012.

Tenure-Track Position in American Studies at Cal State University, Fullerton

The Cal State University, Fullerton Department of American Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2013. Desirable specializations include immigration and/or ethnicity in California and the West. PhD in American Studies or in American social/cultural history required. Application deadline: October 1st, 2012. Click here for more info.

Tenure-Track Position in Religious Studies at UCSB

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track position in the history of North American Religions. PhD in hand is expected at the time of appointment. A successful candidate will have research expertise in the period between the Revolutionary and First World Wars and more general teaching expertise in American religious history. Application deadline: November 5th, 2012.

PORT 5910 Fall 2012

PORT 5910: "Topics in Lusophone Cultures and Literatures: Violence and Democracy" will be taught by visiting Professor Jaime Ginzburg from the University of Sao Paulo this fall 2012 semester on Tuesdays from 2:30-5:30pm. Continue reading for a course description.

OpEd Project "Write to Change the World" seminar

The OpEd Project the League of Women Voters will be hosting a day-long seminar "Write to Change the World" on October 6th, 2012 from 10am - 5:00pm. The seminar will focus on expertise, thought, leadership, and impact in writing. Click here for more info.

A Guide to SocAbs New Interface

Our librarian Nancy Herther has created a guide to the major changes and enhancements to Sociological Abstracts and related interfaces. Click here to view the guide.

MHS Fall 2012 Internships

The Minnesota Historical Society has posted opportunities across a range of departments and exciting projects for fall 2012 internships. The majority of internships are unpaid, although paid positions are occasionally available. Applications are due by August 31st, 2012. For position descriptions and application information, click here.

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