February 2013 Archives

Prospective Grad Student Recruitment Events

American Studies is holding recruitment events Sunday, March 10th through Tuesday, March 12th. A complete schedule will be available in next week's digest, but we will need RSVPs for the Prospective Graduate Student community dinner on Monday, March 11th at 6pm in 1210 Heller Hall . Please RSVP to amstdy@umn.edu by Wednesday, March 6th so that we may ensure an adequate amount of food for all.

Black Studies and American Studies at the Crossroads lecture series

Catherine Squires will present "Vicious Visibility: Peculiar Politics of Whiteness in the 2012 Election" as part of the Black Studies and American Studies at the Crossroads lecture series. The event will begin at 3:30pm in room 815 Social Science Tower on Monday, March 11th. A talk description and event flier will be available in next week's digest.

Non-Tenure Lecturer Position at Smith College

The Smith College Program for the Study of Women and Gender invites applicants for a one-year, non-tenure-track position as a lecturer in queer studies and or race, gender, film and visual culture. Review of applicants will begin March 11th, 2013.

A Coffee Talk Hour will be given by Kathy Klink

"Patterns of change (or lack thereof) in strong winds along U.S. oceanic coasts" will be given by Professor Kathy Klink.This talk will be held in Blegen Hall 445 and will begin at 3:30 on Friday, March 1st, 2013.

Seeking nominations: COGS Outstanding Faculty Awards

THE COUNCIL OF GRADUATE STUDIES (COGS) is currently accepting nominations for the fourth annual outstanding faculty awards. The awards are chosen by graduate students to recognize those faculty members that went above and beyond to help graduate students succeed. The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, March 1st.

Bernard and Fern Badzin Graduate Fellowship on Holocaust and Genocide Studies

The University of Minnesota's Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Department of History invite applications for the Bernard and Fern Badzin Graduate Fellowship in Holocaust and Genocide Studies for 2013-2014. This fellowship includes a stipend of $18,000, the cost of tuition, mandatory fees and health insurance. Applicant must be a current CLA Ph.D. program and have a doctoral dissertation in Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Application Deadline: 3:00pm on Friday, March 15, 2013.

The Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University Summer Seminars

The Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University invites applications for their summer seminars. They are open to undergraduates, grad students, and recent grads this summer. The application deadline is March, 31st, 2013.

ICGC Brown Bag Talk on March 1st

ICGC BROWN BAG TALK titled "Globalizing through the Vernacular: Transnationalism, translation and hegemony in the Indian GTB Movement" presented by Aniruddha Dutta will be held Friday, March 1st, 2013 at 12:00pm in 537 Heller Hall.

Information Sessions Regarding HECUA Programs

Information sessions regarding the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA) programs are being held this week on Tuesday, March 5 and Friday, March 8. Attend an info session to learn more about HECUA's dynamic, off campus study programs focused on race, inequality, poverty, and other social justice topics.The info sessions will feature alumni of each HECUA program.

New DVDs at University Libraries'

Our Librarian Nancy Herther has a list of new DVDs at the Walter Smart Research Center media collections. If something looks good, you might want to check it out! Also, Ideas for other new titles are always welcomed. See attached list for all DVDs.
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Deadline to Register for Spring Commencement: Friday, March 8, 2013

If you are graduating and plan to participate in the spring graduate student commencement ceremony for Arts, Sciences, and Engineering on Friday, April 26, 2013, the deadline to register is Friday, March 8, 2013. For more information, visit http://gradcommencement.umn.edu.

W.E.B Du Bois Scholars are seeking Teachers and Residence Counselors

THE W.E.B. Du Bois Schlars Institute at Princeton University seeks teachers and Residence Counselors for summer 2013. The Du Bois Institute is an intensive academic and leadership program for high-achieving middle and high school students from underrepresented backgrounds. If interested in teaching or becoming a Residence Counselor, apply no later than Friday, March 15th, 2013.

2 year Postdoc in Digital Humanities

APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FOR the 2013-2015 Michael Ridley Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Humanities at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. This 2 year fellowship provides $38,000 with research allowance of $5,000. Applicants must to have Ph.D. in hand at the time of applying. Application Deadline: March 31st, 2013.

Amanda Lock Swarr Talk presented by Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies

Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies will be presenting a talk with Amanda Lock Swarr, Associate Professor from the University of Washington. The talk is titled "Forcing Sex: Violent Contestations Over South African Masculinities" and will be held in 400 Ford Hall at 1:15pm on March 1st, 2013.

"Beyond Production and Consumption" Grad Student Conference at BU

AMERICAN AND NEW ENGLAND STUDIES at Boston University announces their first graduate student conference on the topic "Beyond Production and Consumption: Refining American Material Culture Studies". The conference will be held on Saturday, March 23rd, 2013.

Women, Gender and Families of Color invites submissions for Upcoming Issues

Women, Gender and Families of Color invites submissions for Upcoming Issues. This journal is sponsored by the University of Kansas and published by the University of Illinois Press bi-annually each spring and fall. Submissions are on a rolling policy and the journal welcomes manuscripts, proposals for guest-edited special issues, and book reviews at any time.

Assembly Meeting Rescheduled

Due to a scheduling conflict we have to reschedule the spring American Studies Assembly meeting. The meeting was originally set for February 28th but has been moved to Monday, April 15th, from 3:30 - 5 pm in the Scott Hall Commons (room 105).

Athens Institute for Education and Research is calling for papers and participatants in their 11th Annual International Conference on Communication and Mass Media in Athens, Greece, on May13-16, 2013. They are looking for those who want to participate as panel organizer, presenter of one paper, chair of a session, or an observer. Those who choose to submit a paper to present, please submit a 300 word abstract by March 1, 2013.

Professor Shaden Tageldin from the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature will be presenting her paper "The Place of Africa, in Theory: Pan-Africanism, Postcolonialism, Beyond" on Friday, February 22th, 2013 from 1:30-3:00 in the Lippincott Room (Social Sciences Tower 1314).

Center of Jewish Studies presents a film and dialogue series titled "IZUN/MIZAN"

"IZUN/MIZAN, will begin February 28, 2013 with Two Sided Story , then continuing with, Arab Labor, Memorial, on March 14, 2013, and finishing on April 23, 2013 with The Human Turbine. The films and dialouge address the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. All sessions will run from 6:00pm - 8:30 pm in Nicholson Hall, Room #135. Dinner will be provided to those who attend, free of charge.

Global Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Series present Andrew Urban

Global REM presents a talk by Andrew Urban from the American Studies and History Department at Rutgers University. His talk titled "Vere Foster's Servants of Empire: Irish Domestic Labor and Assisted Emigration to the United States, 1850-1900". The event will be held in 308 Andersen Library on Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 12:00pm -1:00pm.

Undergraduate Scholarship Informational Session for Graduate Study in the UK and Ireland

This informational session will be held in Nicholson 145 on February 27, 2013 from 4:00-5:00pm.

Three Copy Right Education and Training Workshops in the coming months

University Assistant Librarian, Nancy Sims, will be offering three workshops on copy right education and training in the coming months.

Department of Geography, Enviornment, and Society will be hosting another Coffee Talk

"The Mosquito State: Managing Insects and Citizens in the Era of the West Nile Virus", will be given by Director of Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Paul Robbins. The talk is hosted by the Department of Geography, Environment, and Society on Friday, February 22, 2013 beginning at 3:30.

GSPP is presenting a talk featuring University of Washington Professor of English, Chandan Reddy, titled "Violence, Intimacy, and the Racial State: Mapping Queer and Color Critique," The event will be held at 4:00 pm in Walter Library 402.

PCard Purchase Receipts Due

Please submit receipts all February PCard Purchases to Laura by Friday, March 1st, 2013. For a blank copy of your PCard coversheet, please e-mail Laura at domin047@umn.edu.

Please attend a candid conversation titled Racism in a "Post Racial" America, which is sponsored by the Office for Equity and Diversity and University Libraries. The event will be held in 120 Andersen Library on Friday, February 22, 2013 from 1:30-3pm.

2nd Annual Robina Conference

Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice will be hosting its 2nd Annual Robina Conference titled "American Exceptionalism in Crime & Punishment" at the University of Minnesota Law School, Room 25 on April 25, 2013 beginning at 8:45am. The conference is free and open to the public.

Wiggins article published by Television & New Media

Television and New Media recently published Ben Wiggins' article entitled "The Culture Industry, New Media, and the Shift from Creation to Curation; or, Enlightenment As a Kick in the Nuts."

Practice Job Talk presented by Ben Wiggins

Ben Wiggins will present a practice job talk on the subject of massive open online courses (MOOCs) on Friday, February 15th at 1pm in the Scott Hall Commons, room 105.

New Student Employee

Chrissy Banks began working for American Studies this week. Chrissy is a freshman interested in history and education who moved here from southern California, in part to experience snow. She joins our returning student worker Marissa Binsfeld, and they will be splitting time at the front desk. Please be sure to stop by and welcome her.

A Film Screening of Strange Fruit

A screening of Strange Fruit, a film that explores the origins and legacy of Billie Holiday's haunting classic song, will be presented by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction on February 28, 2013 from 5:45-7:30pm in Peik Hall 28.

This collection will bring together representative narratives of academic and professional women of color as they reflect on their experiences with assisted reproduction, miscarriage, preterm labor, and adoption, and the impact these experiences and interventions have on their lives and family units. Submissions due by May 17, 2013.

University of California, Davis invites applications for a Two-Year Visiting Professor

University of California, Davis invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position supported by the Andrew Mellon Foundation, Hart Hall Social Justice Initiative. They are looking for new or recent Ph.D's in gender/feminists studies, critical race/ethnic/indigenous, and arts/cultural studies; ideally in combination with a commitment/involvement in community development and social movements. Ph.D. must be in hand by July 1, 2013. Application deadline is March 8, 2013.

Join CSCL for presentations from the finalists in the Assistant Professor Search

Please join CSCL for presentations from finalists in their Assistant Professor search. There will be four talks over the next two weeks.

Coffee Hour Talk titled "Symbols and Discourses: Art, Landscapes, and Geographic Imaginings"

A coffee hour talk titled "Symbols and Discourses: Art, Landscapes, and Geographic Imaginings" will feature a panel of local artists discussing art, landscape, and geographic imaginings. This event is hosted by Department of Geography, Environment, and Society and will be held on Friday, February 15, 2013 from 3:30-5:00 in Blegen 445.

Film Screening and Discussion of Beasts of the Southern Wild

Beasts of the Southern Wild will be presented by the Department of African American & African Studies and the Black Student Union. The event will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 beginning at 5:30 in Coffman Memorial Union Theater.

Keith Mayes Talk on Feb. 18th at 3:30pm

Keith Mayes presents "Silencing Stokely Carmichael and H. Rap Brown: The First Amendment and the Politics of Speaking Freely in Cold War America". This is the fourth lecture in the Black Studies and American Studies at the Crossroads series and will be held Monday, February 18th at 3:30pm in 815 Social Science Tower. For more information on the remaining events in the series, please continue reading.

Two-year Assistant Professor Position in LGBTQ Studies

The Comparative American Studies Program at Oberlin College invites applications for a two year term position at the Assistant Professor level with an emphasis on LGBT studies. Applicants should have completed their Ph.D. by the first semester of the 2013-2014 academic year. Application deadline: March 29, 2013.

New Exhibit at Wilson Library

New Exhibit at Wilson "Protest Music" looks at the music within the context of the 1960's Civil Rights Movement and Vietnam Anti-War Movement.

Seeking Submissions: Artwords/Artsounds Competition

The Weisman Art Museum seeks applications for its annual Artwords/Artsounds competition. Participating students select an artwork on views from WAM's permanent collection and develop an original short piece prose/poetry or musical composition in response. Applications open to all undergraduate and graduate level students. EXTENDED DEADLINE: MARCH 8TH AT 12 MIDNIGHT.

Feminist Studies Colloquium Series First Event & Spring Schedule

The Feminist Studies Colloquium Series has announced their schedule for Spring. The first event will be on Friday February 15th, at 1:00 pm in 400 Ford Hall and will feature Zenzele Isoke's presentation "Permissible Hate: Black Women, Premature Death, and (Not So) New Challenges for Critical Race Feminisms."

C&I Diversity Dialogue with Brandon Royce-Diop

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction presents "Beyond Statistics: Ending Discriminatory Disciplinary Practices in MN Schools" as a C&I Diversity Dialogue with Brandon Royce-Diop. This event will be held on February 8th, from 12:00-1:00 pm in 355 Peik.

IAS lecture "From the Dance Hall to Facebook"

THE INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED STUDIES presents a public lecture by Professor Shayla Thiel-Stern, "From the Dance Hall to Facebook: Mass Media, Crisis, and American Teen Girls' Public Recreation from 1905 to 2010." The event will be held on Thursday, February 7th from 1:30-3:30pm in 125 Nolte Library.

Center for Jewish Studies Public Lecture with Poul Hou

The Center for Jewish Studies hosts their 9th annual Community Lecture series "Views of Jews in 19th Century Denmark: From Pro-Semitic Hans Christian Andersen to Anti-Semitic Søren Kierkegaard" with Professor Poul Hou. This lecture will be held on Wednesday, February 6th, at 7:30 pm in Mount Zion Temple.

Ferguson Interviewed on "Against the Grain" Radio Show

Professor Roderick Ferguson was interviewed on the radio show "Against the Grain" where he discussed his book The Reorder of Things: The University and Its Pedagogies of Minority Difference. For more information and to listen to the complete interview, please click here.

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