January 2013 Archives

UPDATE: Dillon Practice Job Talk FRIDAY 2/8 at 1pm

Steve Dillon will present "'They Will Be Coming For Us That Night': Race, Queer Futurity, and the Neoliberal-Carceral State" on FRIDAY, February 8th at 1:00pm in the Scott Hall Commons, room 105.

Fajardo's Essay in Figures of Southeast Asian Modernity

Professor Kale Bantigue Fajardo's essay on the figure of the Filipino Seaman will be published in the edited volume Figures of Southeast Asian Modernity (University of Hawaii Press, March 2013).

CFP: "The Non-State of Queer Theory"

SUBMISSIONS ARE INVITED FOR Brown University's Graduate Symposium "The Non-State of Queer Theory" to be held on Thursday April 11th, 2013. The Symposium seeks to keep in tension both the generative and nonproductive aspects of imagining a "non-state" of queer theory. Submission Deadline: February 8, 2013.

CFP "Debilitating Queerness" DC Queer Studies Symposium

DC QUEER STUDIES SEEKS proposals for their 6th Annual Symposium "Debilitating Queerness" to be held on April 5th, 2013 at the University of Maryland. The symposium will be a daylong series of conversations in critical queer and gender studies navigating a crip turn in engagements with disability theory. Submission Deadline: February 8th, 2013.

La Raza SCC's Board Member Applications

LA RAZA STUDENT CULTURAL CENTER invites applications for board members for the spring semester. There are several positions open for undergraduates and one for graduate students. Submission Deadline: February 6, 2013 at 6:00 pm. Continue reading to view all open positions and application instructions.

Tucker Center's Film Festival

Tucker Center's Film Festival 27th Annual Celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day will be held February 4, 2013 at 7 pm in the DQ Club Room at TCF Bank Stadium.

Dr. Miranda Joseph Lecture on Gender and Finance at Macalester

DR. MIRANDA JOSEPH, Associate Professor and DGS at the University of Arizona, will be presenting "Gender, Entrepreneurial Subjectivity, and Pathologies of Personal Finance" at Macalester College on Thursday, February 14th at 4:30pm in the Kagin Commons. Her presentation will examine how ideas about gender participate in public debates about finance, especially in the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis.

History Of Medicine Spring 2013 Lecture Series

The History of Science, Technology, and Medicine Spring Colloquium series has been announced. The first event will be held on Monday, February 4th at 12:20pm in 555 Diehl Hall and will feature Jennifer Gunn's presentation "Observations from the Regiments: Minnesotans and Medicine in the Civil War". Continue reading to view the full spring series schedule.

ICGC Brown Bag: "Human Trafficking: An Overview Beyond Conventional Comprehension"

"Human Trafficking: An Overview Beyond Conventional Comprehension" will be presented by Humphrey Fellow Veerendra Mishra this Friday, February 1st at noon in 537 Heller Hall.

Minnesota Book Award Finalists Selected

Professor Emeritus David Noble and Professor Brenda Child have each been selected as finalists for the 25th annual award. Child's book Holding Our World Together: Ojibwe Women and the Survival of Community and Noble's book Debating the End of History: The Marketplace, Utopia, and the Fragmentation of Intellectual Life are nominated in the "General Nonfiction" category. Click here for more info.

Scheduling an Appointment with the Chair, DGS, or Undergrad Advisor

To schedule an appointment with our Chair Kevin Murphy, DGS Bianet Castellanos, or Undergraduate Advisor Abby Conover, please e-mail amstdy@umn.edu or call the main office 612-624-4190 with your preferred time, date, and topic/description for the appointment.

Bowling Green State University 8th Annual Battleground Conference

Bowling Green State University's Cultural Studies Scholar's Organization is pleased to invite submissions for the eighth annual Battleground States Conference "Crossing Boundaries, Revealing Connections: Experiments in Interdisciplinary Studies." The conference will be held February 22nd- 24th 2013. Submission deadline extended to: January 31st, 2013.

Hella Mears Graduate Fellowship in European & German Studies

GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP FOR GERMAN and European Studies: The Center for German and European Studies at the University of Minnesota invites applications for the Hella Mears Graduate Fellowship. The Fellowship provides summer support in the amount of $4,000 to full-time graduate students who are post oral preliminary exams at the time of the award. Application deadline: April 1st, 2013. Click here for full details.

Indiana University, Bloomington's CRRES Fellowship Application

Indiana University, Bloomington's Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society (CRRES) seeks applicants for two Postdoctoral Fellowships. The positions are available for two years beginning August 1, 2013 through May 31, 2015, at a 10-month starting salary of $51,500. Each postdoctoral fellow will also receive $3,000/yr. in research support and Indiana University health benefits. Applicants must expect to have a PhD by June 30, 2013. Submission deadline: January 30, 2013.

Political Theory Colloquium: "The Commonwealth of Social Science"

The Minnesota Political Theory Colloquium will feature Political Science graduate student Joshua Anderson's presentation "The Commonwealth of Social Science Association and the Politics of Organization" on Friday, January 25th from 2:00-3:30pm in the Lippincott Room (Social Science Tower 1314). For a paper abstract and more info, please click here.

Clark Atlanta University 50th Anniversary Commemorative Conference

Clark Atlanta University seeks submissions for their 50th Anniversary Commemorative Conference held on February 20-23.

"OutSpoken" With Delta Lambda Phi and Queer Student Cultural Center

"OutSpoken", an event to celebrate the voices of the GLBTQ community will be held today, January 23rd from 7:00-10:00pm at The Whole Music Club, basement level of Coffman Union. The event is co-sponsored by Delta Lambda Phi and the Queer Student Cultural Center. Click here for more info.

PCard Receipts Due

Please submit receipts for all January PCard purchases to Laura by Friday, February 1st, 2013. For a blank copy of your PCard coversheet, please e-mail Laura (domin047@umn.edu).

University of Delaware: Two Post Doctoral Positions

The President's Diversity Initiative at the University of Delaware, in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Diversity, invites applications from recent Ph.D. graduates for two postdoctoral positions. The purpose is to promote early career scholars who are doing work that furthers our understanding of diversity. Postdoctoral scholars will receive a salary of $60,000 plus University health care benefits, $5000 for travel and research, and access to the University of Delaware Library. Deadline: February 1, 2013.

CFP: Graduate Workshop in Modern History

The Graduate Workshop in Modern History (GWMH) is currently soliciting papers for its 2013 spring semester schedule. If you would like to submit to a journal or present at a conference, the GWMH is a perfect place to receive useful and interdisciplinary feedback in an informal atmosphere.

Cassius Marcellus Clay Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Yale University Department of History seeks applications for the Cassius Marcellus Clay Postdoctoral Fellowship. This two-year fellowship supports research in U.S. history with a specialization in the history of sexuality and salary is $54,000 plus benefits and a research budget. PhD requirements must be completed by the beginning of the appointment and the PhD must have been awarded after spring 2010. Deadline: February 25, 2013.

American Studies at Purdue University 38th Annual Graduate Symposium

The American Studies Department at Purdue University invites submissions for the 38th Annual Graduate Symposium to be held April 17th-19th, 2013. They invite papers from students of all disciplines to engage the theme "Academics IRL: Taking Scholarship Out of the Ivory Tower." Extended submission deadline: January 20th, 2013.

The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Program

The Social Science Research Council invites applications for their 2013 Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Program (DPDF). The Fellowship competition is open to second and third year graduate students in all disciplines of the humanities and social science who are enrolled full time in PhD programs. The DPDF program covers necessary costs for workshop participation and up to $5,000 for summer research. Application Deadline: January 31st, 2013 by 5pm (EST).

Spring Semester Syllabi & Office Hours

Spring Semester Syllabi & Office Hours: Please submit a copy of your course syllabus electronically to amstdy@umn.edu by Wednesday, January 23rd. Please also include the time(s) and day(s) you will be holding office hours for the upcoming semester.

First Spring Semester Coffee Hour

The Department of Geography, Environment and Society's first Coffee Hour talk of the spring semester will be held on Friday, February 1st. Professor Don Mitchell will give a talk titled "Prospect: Organized Resistance, Persistent Landscapes, and Sculpted Futures at the End of the Bracero Program in California." The location of the talk is TBA, but will begin at 3:30 PM.

Ferguson's Reading Intersectionality

Roderick A. Ferguson's article "Reading Intersectionality" was recently published in the online graduate student journal Trans-Scripts. For the complete article, please click here.

Noble Featured in Reach Magazine

Professor Emeritus David Noble was featured in the Winter 2012 issue of CLA's Reach Magazine. For the complete article, please click here.

User guide for Sage Research methods online collection

Our Librarian Nancy Herther has created a user guide for the Sage Research Methods online collection.

Ebert Digital Content Review Internship

Digital Content Review Internship: Ebert Digital, the digital arm of film critic Robert Ebert's media enterprise, is looking for movie-savvy reviewers to check their database of movies and reviews for errors and correct them. They are looking for interns that are available to start immediately for at least 20 hours/week for the rest of January.

New DVDs at University Libraries

New DVD's at University Libraries:The libraries have acquired new DVDs that are great for personal research or classwork.

Harvard Postdoctoral Fellowship in East Asian Digital Humanities and Social Sciences

Post-Doc in East Asian Studies:The John K. Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University invite applications for a special post-doctoral fellowship for a recent Ph.D. in any field of East Asian studies. This will be a 24-month fellowship, commencing on July 1, 2013, and the annual fellowship stipend will be $60,000. Application deadline: February 15th, 2013.

American Indian Studies Dissertation Writing Fellowship Yale University, 2013-2014

American Indian and Indigenous Studies Dissertation Writing Fellowship: The Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in conjunction with the Howard R. Lamar Center for the Study of Frontiers and Borders invite applications for the inaugural Henry Roe Cloud Dissertation Writing Fellowship in American Indian and Indigenous Studies. The Fellowship will support a graduate scholar in any doctoral field for the academic year, beginning September 2010 and ending August 2011. Fellows are provided an annual stipend of $27,000. Application deadline: March 22nd, 2013.

Wiggins Contributes to The Encyclopedia of American Studies

Current Graduate Student Ben Wiggins contributed to The Encyclopedia of American Studies from Johns Hopkins University Press with the entry "Structuralism and American Studies."

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