December 2012 Archives

If you plan to apply for the FLAS, notify Melanie by Monday, January 7

Graduate students planning to apply for the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship, please notify Melanie ( by Wednesday, January 9. Melanie will then be in contact with you directly regarding internal application deadlines. Click here for more information.

Minnesota Colleges and Universities English and Writing Conference

Submissions are invited for the Minnesota Colleges & Universities English and Writing Conference to be held April 4-5, 2013 at Normandale Community College. The conference theme, "Writing Cultures", considers not only identity, ethnicity, and diversity, but also economic and sociological variety. Submission Deadline: February 28, 2013.

New Course Spring 2013: CI 3151 Culture, Power, & Education

Undergraduate course CI 3151W: Culture, Power, & Education will be offered Spring 2013 with Brian Lozenski. The course provides students with an intensive investigation of the ways in which culture plays a critical role in education and student achievement.

New Library Materials for Students and Staff

New Books at University Libraries: Nancy Herther has created a list of new materials including: ebooks, print books, reference titles, and research.

Professor Kale Bantigue Fajardo's book, Filipino Crosscurrents: Oceanographies of Seafaring, Masculinities, and Globalization was recently reprinted and re-released in Metro Manila (Philippines). His book was one of two books from the U.S. chosen to be reprinted.

Librarian Nancy Herther Think: Protest Music

Our librarian Nancy Herther is requesting input for a February exhibit at Wilson Library that will feature songs focusing on the role of music in protest movements and political persuasion. She is looking for song suggestions.

CFP: University of California, Irvine Graduate Students Conference "The Laboring Body"

The Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine, graduate students seek submissions for their annual conference: "The Laboring Body" being held Friday March 15, 2013 at University of California, Irvine. Submissions are welcomed from those who are engaged with questions of labor embodied work. Submission deadline: January 13, 2013.

The Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (DDF), which includes a $22,500 stipend, is intended to give the most accomplished University of Minnesota PhD candidates, typically those entering their final year or two years of graduate study, an opportunity to complete the dissertation within the 2013-2014 academic year. It is expected that Fellows will graduate by the end of spring 2014, but not later than the end of fall 2014. To be considered for nomination by the department, submit your application materials to Melanie ( by the department's internal deadline of February 14, 2013 at 12:00pm Noon.

DGS will Preview DDF Applications

DGS will preview DDF Applications: Bianet is available to give feedback to students as they prepare DDF applications. If you'd like her to preview your application prior to submitting, please send your draft to Melanie ( by 12:00pm Noon on Tuesday, January 15th, 2013.

Excellence in Teaching Award

Excellence in Teaching Award: The Graduate School has been invited to nominate one master's student and one doctoral student for the Excellence in Teaching Award, administered by the Midwest Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS). Graduate programs are invited to nominate one candidate, and then the Graduate school will choose one candidate in each category to put forward for the award. If interested in applying, please notify the department by Thursday, December 27th.

CURA Dissertation Research Grant

The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) Dissertation Research Grant provides one year of support ($20,000) to a doctoral candidate for the purpose of completing dissertation research on a significant issue or topic related to urban areas in the upper Midwest region of the United States. Recipients must have passed the preliminary exam stage and have approved dissertation proposals by March 1, 2013. American Studies internal deadline: Monday, January 28 at 12:00pm NOON.

University of Oklahoma Women's and Gender Studies Program Assistant Professor Position

The University of Oklahoma Women's and Gender Studies Program invites applications for a ranked renewable 5-year term position at the Assistant Professor level with an emphasis on sexuality for Fall 2013. Applicants should have completed their Ph.D. by the beginning of the appointment, August 16, 2013. For full consideration, all application materials should be received by January 15, 2013. Position opened until filled.

The graduate school requires an annual review of student progress for each graduate student. The department process for annual review includes a meeting with your adviser(s). Meetings should be scheduled between February 1 and February 22. Students are also required to submit a Student Activities Report (SAR) each calendar year. Please submit your SAR to Melanie ( by Friday, February 1, 2013.

Competition for the 2013-2014 Fesler-Lampert Chair in Urban and Regional Affairs

The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) invites applications for the 2013-2014 Fesler-Lampert Chair in Urban and Regional Affairs. The endowment will generate approximately $40,000 to support, for one year, the research activities of a University of Minnesota faculty member for work on a project related to urban and regional affairs in Minnesota. Application deadline: February 11, 2013 at 4:30 PM.

PCard Receipts Due

Please submit receipts for all December PCard purchases to Laura by Monday, December 31st, 2012. For a blank copy of your PCard coversheet, please e-mail Laura (

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor at Howard University

The department of Sociology and Anthropology at Howard University invites applications for a tenure-track job at the Assistant Professor level. Candidates must have a PhD in Sociology, with teaching and research ability in the field.

Torske Klubben Fellowship

University of Minnesota Graduate Students who are Minnesota residents and have an interest in Norway are invited to apply for the Torske Klubben Fellowship. A stipend of $15,000 for the academic year will be provided. Application deadline is March 1, 2013 at 12:00 PM.

IHS George Mason University Summer 2013 Seminars

The schedule for the IHS George Mason University Seminars have been set. They are each one week and will be held various weeks between May and July. Undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates are eligible, and HIS will provide full scholarships to attendees.

Return Scott Hall Office Keys

Grad instructors and TA's with Scott Hall Offices: If you are NOT teaching or TAing in Spring 2013, please remove all personal items from your office and return your key to the department office by Friday, December 28th. Any unclaimed items will be removed.

Scott Hall Library Books and Videos due

Reminder to all faculty and staff: Please return any books and videos you have checked out from the department library. Return items to the "task box" in the main department office by Thursday, December 20th, 2012.

Sarah Pettit Doctoral Fellowship at Yale

Yale University invites applications for the 2013-2014 Sarah Pettit Doctoral Fellowship. This fellowship provides a year of support to a graduate student, from an institution other than Yale, who is writing a dissertation in LGBT Studies, with lesbian studies at its focus. The winner receives $20,000 and is required to reside in New Haven, CT and participate in LGBT Studies programs during the tenure of the fellowship. Application deadline: January 15th, 2013.

Fall 2012 Grades DUE

FALL 2012 INSTRUCTORS: Grades for Fall 2012 courses must be entered online by Thursday, December 27th at 11:59pm.

GWSS 8107 "Feminist Pedagogy"

GWSS: 8107 "Feminist Pedagogy" will be offered Spring 2013 with Dr. Eden Torres on Mondays from 3:30-5:45 pm in Ford Hall 400. This graduate seminar explores and analyzes feminist theories of critical pedagogy. Students will develop a teaching philosophy statement, design a syllabus, practice teach and learn problem solving strategies for the classroom.

Asian Languages & Literature talk "Doubles and Detectives"

"Doubles and Detectives: Image and Empire in Edogawa Rampo's Doppelganger Fictions" will be presented by Dr. Baryon Tensor Posadas on Friday, December 14th at 12:00pm in room 113 Folwell Hall.

CFP: 8th Annual AGS Graduate Student Conference in Paris

The American Graduate School (AGS) IN PARIS seeks submissions for the 8th AGS Graduate Student Conference to be held on April 18-19th, 2013. This year's theme is "Identity and Gender Politics within International Relations." Submission Deadline: December 15, 2013.

CFP: AGS International Studies Review Journal

The American Graduate School (AGS) In Paris seeks submissions for the AGS International Studies Review Journal. This issue's theme is: "Traditional and Innovative Forms of Diplomacy." Submission deadline: January 31, 2013.

MTSU Underrepresented Minority Dissertation Fellowship

Middle Tennessee State University history department is now accepting applications for their 2013-2014 Underrepresented Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program. The purpose of the $30,000 Fellowship is to enhance diversity in research, teaching, and service at MTSU through the recruitment of underrepresented minority graduate students from across the country that are completing dissertation research. Doctoral Students at the ABD stage may apply. Application deadline: January 6th, 2013.

Dr. Anne McKnight: "Beyond the Simulacrum"

Asian Languages and Literature presents "Beyond the Simulacrum" with Dr. Anne McKnight today, Wednesday December 12th at 4:00 PM in 220 Folwell Hall. This talk will look at some interesting examples of prose fiction and criticism from the Heisei period, in the context of a broad overview of literature's relation to visual culture.

The Institute of Reading Development Summer Position

The Institute of Reading Development is seeking candidates for summer 2013 teaching positions. They seek teaching candidates with an undergraduate degree or higher from any discipline. The Institute offers classes for students of all ages to improve their reading skills and teach them to experience absorption in literature.

NOTE: Summer positions tend to fill up by mid-February. To participate in the interview process, be sure to submit an application on our website by the end of January.

Nominations for Graduate Instructor and Teaching Assistant Teaching Award

The Minnesota Student Association (MSA) and the Council of Graduate Students (COGS) seek nominations University-wide teaching award for Graduate Instructors and Teaching Assistants. All undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to nominate any Teaching Assistant or Graduate Instructor who has instructed them in a classroom or in office hours.

CFP: Social Psychology Quarterly

The Social Psychology Quarterly seeks submissions for the upcoming issue "Advancing Connections." They invite submissions that demonstrate the links between social psychological mechanisms and cultural processes. Submission deadline: May 1, 2013.

Ferguson's "World-Making and World-Devastation in Adrian Piper's Self-Portrait 2000"

RODERICK A. FERGUSON has written a blog entry for the University of Minnesota Press' blog. Please click here to read Ferguson's entry about Adrian Piper's "Self-Portrait 2000," the art work that he uses to open his new book The Reorder of Things: The University and Its Pedagogies of Minority Difference.

CI 5660 "Indigenous Language Revitalization" Spring 2013

CI 5660 SECTION 001 'Indigenous Language Revitalization: Critical Research Methods" will be offered Spring 2013 with Professor Mary Hermes on Wednesdays from 4:40-7:20 pm in Peik Hall.

UWM Honors College search for Visiting Assistant Professor

University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee Honors College is looking for candidates for the position of Dean's Visiting Assistant Professor. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in History or related field by June 15th, 2013 with a specialization in 19th/20th century U.S. History. This non-tenured appointment is for the 2013-2014 academic year, with the possibility of renewal. Application deadline is January 2nd, 2013.

Professor Ferguson named Old Dominion Fellow

Professor Rod Ferguson was named an Old Dominion Fellow of the Humanities Council and the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University in Fall 2013.

Professor Elaine Tyler May awarded fellowship

Professor Elaine Tyler May was awarded a 2013-14 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for her project "The American Quest for Security."

GWSS 8220 - Science, Technology & Environmental Justice

GWSS 8220 Seminar, "Science, Technology & Environmental Justice" will be taught by Susan Craddock. This course examines current ways of thinking about the complex, dynamic, troubling, and exciting intersections of humans and new biotechnologies, nonhumans, and changing ecosystems.

Dr. Naoki Yamamoto lecture on Documenting the War Effort

"Documenting the War Effort: Imamura Taihei and Wartime Japanese Film History" will be presented by Dr. Naoki Yamamoto on Friday, December 7th at 4pm in 121 Folwell Hall. This lecture examines the writings of Imamura Taihei in an attempt to establish a new critical framework for approaching the legacy of non-Western film and media theories.

Fall evaluations forms

Fall Instructors and TA's: Evaluation forms and instructions were distributed earlier this week to mailboxes for all instructors and TAs leading sections this semester. If you have any questions, please contact Laura.

The Immigration History Research Center Fellowships

The Immigration Research Center has announced their 2013-2014 fellowships for University of Minnesota graduate students working with the IHRC's collections. The fellowships are considered a 50% appointment and provide $8,300 in stipend and up to $8,300 toward certain fees/tuition during each semester held. Students interested in applying should contact Melanie ( with your subject and intent to apply by December 15th, 2012. Melanie will then be in contact with you directly regarding internal application deadlines.

Dr. Sonali Pahwa talk on Egyptian Youth Theater

The Department of Theater Arts and Dance hosts Dr. Sonali Pahwaon's public lecture "Acts of Hope and Despair: Affective Politics in Egyptian Youth Theatre and Video Blogs" on Friday, December 14th 3pm in Rarig 275.

ASA: 2013 Annual Meeting: Call for Proposals

The American Studies Association is inviting proposals for their 2013 annual meeting: "Beyond the Logic of Debt, Toward an Ethics of Collective Dissent" being held November 21st-24th, 2013 in Washington D.C. They are calling for discussions of "debt" in its many historical, contemporary, and allegorical dimensions, and invite everyone to offer insights on not only the dominant logic of debt, but also the alternative practices of collective dissent that disrupt and deregulate its coercive power. Submission deadline is January 26, 2013.

About this Archive

This page is an archive of entries from December 2012 listed from newest to oldest.

November 2012 is the previous archive.

January 2013 is the next archive.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.