March 2013 Archives

IPID: Seeking Grad Student for Journal Editing Positions

Reconsidering Development invites graduate students to apply for a web-based journal's Editorial Board. This is an exciting opportunity for individuals who are passionate about international development issues, who are interested in working with authors and editors with different intellectual and cultural backgrounds, and/or who are looking for editing, designing, publishing, and teamwork experiences. Application deadline: April 15th 2013.

American Studies Teaching Application for Summer 2013

To apply for a summer teaching position, please complete the included application. To be eligible for the teaching positions you must have passed your preliminary examinations. Please feel free to contact Colleen (612-624-1871) with any questions. The deadline for the application is Friday, April 12, 2013.

The Graduate Interdisciplinary Group in Sexuality Studies and the Feminist Studies Graduate Student Association invite you to join them at "Rethinking Pedagogy in the Contemporary University: A Critical Symposium by and for Graduate Students" on Friday April 12th, 2013 in Appleby Room 103.

Legal History Workshop

Please join the IHRC Friday March 29th for the Legal History Workshop. William Forbath will lead discussion on "Jews, Law and Identity Politics". The workshop will take place at Walter Mondale Hall in room 15 at 10:10am.

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction is hosting a Diversity Dialogue presented by Prof. Katie Johnston Goodstar titled "Native Youth Development: Perspectives, Participatory Approaches and Possibilities". This event will be held March 29th, 2013 from 12:00-1:30, Peik 355.

Coffee Talk Hour: "Arab Labor Markets in the Run-Up to the Arab Spring"

A Coffee Talk Hour hosted by the Department of Geography, Environment and Society titled "Arab Labor Markets in the Run-Up to the Arab Spring" will be given by Prof. Ragui Assaad. This talk will be held on Friday March 29th in Blegen Hall 445 beginning at 3:30.

MNHS Summer and Fall 2013 Internship Opportunities

Undergrad and grad students:The Minnesota Historical Society is seeking advanced undergraduate and graduate student interns for their summer and fall 2013 Internships. Applications for the summer positions will open April 1st and close April 14th. Five of the 17 positions available are paid and a limited number of additional stipends are available for students who are from communities of color or American Indian nations currently underrepresented in the Society and the public history field.

Archives of American Art Essay Prize 2013

The Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, is accepting submissions for the 2013 Archives of American Art Graduate Research Essay Prize to be given to compelling original research using the resources of the Archives of American Art as primary evidence. The winner will receive $1000 and the essay will be published on the Archives' Website. Submission deadline: July 1st, 2013.

Kasey Keeler, recipient of the 2012-2013 Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship (IDF) award, will present her research at the 2013 Doctoral Research Showcase on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, Noon - 2 p.m., in The Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union. More than sixty recipients of prestigious doctoral fellowships will present their research in a casual and conversational environment. Click here for more information.

The Friends of The Saint Paul Public Library presents "Untold Stories"

The Friends of The Saint Paul Public Library is sponsoring "Untold Stories" with lectures, tours, performances and more honoring labor history throughout April and May in various locations around the Twin Cities. The series will begin with The David Noble Lecture presented by Tiya Miles at the Weisman Art Museum on April 9th, 2013.
For full schedule and information, please visit or see the attached flyer.


"The Rise and Near Fall of Flexner's Anti-meningitis Serum in World War I"

The Program in the History of Medicine presents Prof. Karen Ross PhD, Department of History, Troy University, on the topic of "The Rise and Near Fall of Flexner's Anti-meningitis Serum in World War I" as a part of its Lunchtime Lecture Series on Monday, April 1, 12:20-1:10 PM in 555 Diehl Hall.

Ross HMED Lecture Series poster Spring 2013.pdf

"A Young Workshop: Crafting a Film Culture in the Czechslovak Army"

The Moving Image Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Group presents "A Young Workshop: Crafting a Film Culture in the Czechoslovak Army". This event will be held on Friday, March 29th, 2013 from 3:00-4:50 in 135 Nicholson Hall.

Modesto Milanés Lectures on Cuban author, Virgilio Piñera.

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies will be hosting "Virgilio Piñero o el poder de la ficción", a lecture with Modesto Milanés who will explore the thematic and stylistic lines of development of Piñera's narrative oeuvre over the trajectory of his four-decade career. The lecture will be held on Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at 4:00 pm in 102 Walter Library.

University Libraries' sponsers BrowZine

The University Libraries' has decided to sponsor a new technology called BrowZine, which is a tablet application that allows you to browse, read, and monitor some of the library's best journals, all from your iPad. Built to accompany your searching needs, items found in BrowZine can easily be synced up with Zotero, Dropbox or several other services to help keep all of your information together in one place.

David Noble Lecture: Tiya Miles Tuesday 4/9 at 6pm

The 19th Annual David Noble Lecture will be held on Tuesday, April 9th at 6:00pm in Weisman Art Museum's Shepard Room. Alumna Professor Tiya Miles (PhD '00) will be speaking on "Detroit: Then and Now". Miles is a professor at the University of Michigan and a MacArthur Fellowship "genius grant" recipient.

SAVE THE DATES: Lary May's Retirement Events

Join us May 9th-10th, 2013 for events honoring Prof. Lary May on the occasion of his retirement. The celebration will begin with a public lecture "Unraveling the Culture of War: Global Hollywood and American Politics in the Age of 9/11" presented by Prof. May on Thursday, May 9th at 6:00pm at the Weisman Art Museum. A symposium will be held on Friday, May 10th beginning at 9am in 1210 Heller Hall. Continue reading for more info.

LGBTQ Studies 2 year Visiting Position at Oberlin

The Comparative American Studies Program at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position in LGBTQ Studies. Appointment to this position will be for a term of two years beginning fall 2013, with the possibility of renewal for an additional two years. Applicants must have PhD in hand or expected by the first semester of 2013-14 academic year. Application review will begin March 29, 2013.

2 Visiting Assistant Professor Positions at Oberlin

THE COMPARATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES Program at Oberlin College invites applications for two full-time, one year Visiting Assistant Professor positions to begin fall 2013. There is one position in Latino Studies and one in Asian American History. Applicants must have PhD in hand or expected by the first semester of 2013. Review of applications has begun, but will continue until position is filled.

Scholarship Opportunity for Attending ICPSR Summer Program

The Hanes Walton, Jr Award for Quantitative Methods Training provides scholarships for recipients to attend the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research at the University of Michigan. One award will be given to a student in a PhD program who has acquired ABD status, and one award will be awarded to a tenure-track and non-tenured faculty. Application deadline: April 15th, 2013.

Summer Internships in D.C. for Undergrads

D.C. SUMMER INTERNSHIPS: The Fund for American Studies invites applications for internships in Public Policy, Business, International Affairs, Journalism, Communication and Nonprofits. The internships will run from June 5th- August 3rd, 2013 in Washington, D.C. Application deadline has been extended to March 26th, 2013.

ICGC Brown Bag on Friday, March 19th

ICGC PRESENTS A BROWN BAG discussion "'Die dice het verkeerd gaval vi' ons/ daai's maar al.' Black Afrikaans writing: themes, forms and issues" presented by visiting scholar Steward van Wyk, University of the Western Cape. The presentation will be on Friday, March 29th at 12:00pm in 537 Heller Hall. Click here for more info.

Temp Instructor Position at UMN - Morris for Fall 2013 & Spring 2014

THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, MORRIS Division of Social Sciences is looking to fill a one semester or one year instructor position in American Indian Studies for fall 2013-spring 2014. ABD graduate students encouraged to apply. You may get more details and info on how to apply by contacting Prof. Leslie Meek ( Continue reading for Leslie's original message.

User Guide for Oxford Handbooks

Nancy Herther has created a user guide for a new University Libraries resource: Oxford Handbooks Series. To view the guide, please click here.

PCard Receipts Due

PLEASE SUBMIT RECEIPTS FOR all PCard purchases to Laura by Monday, April 1st. For a blank copy of your PCard coversheet, please e-mail Laura (

South Dakota State University Dissertation Fellowship

South Dakota State University announces the availability of the Dissertation Fellowship for Scholars from Underrepresented Communities. Fellows will receive academic year faculty appointments and will be eligible for benefits including health insurance, a salary of $30,000, and support for research, professional travel, and other related expenses. Fellows must be dissertation stage doctoral degree candidates studying in a field taught at SDSU. Reviews of applications will begin March 15th, 2013 and continues until position is filled.

Visiting Assistant Professor Position at Oberlin College

The Comparative American Studies Program at Oberlin College is searching for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Native and Indigenous Studies. Appointment to this position will be for a term of two years, beginning in the Fall semester of 2013 and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor. Among the qualifications required for the appointment is the PhD degree awarded no earlier than 2010 or in hand by July 1st, 2013. Application Deadline: March 15th, 2013.

The Penn Social Science and Policy Forum is pleased to announce its initial Summer Institute for Predissertation Students, which will provide opportunities for talented doctoral students in the social sciences to visit the University of Pennsylvania campus to explore research topics and scholarship related to the theme of Inequality in June of 2013. Students will receive a $1500 fellowship (which they may use to help defray for travel expenses) plus housing and some meals. Application Deadline: Friday, April 12th, 2013 at 11:59pm.

The New York Public Library: Short-Term Research Fellowship

The New York Public Library is pleased to offer Short-Term Research Fellowships to support visiting scholars engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, and independent research. Fellowship stipends are $1,000 per week for up to four weeks and fellows must be in residence at the Library for a minimum of two weeks between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014. Application Deadline: April 8th, 2013.

Canadian Associtation for American Studies Invites Propals for Papers

Canadian Association for American Studies invites proposals for papers for their conference "Total Money Makeover: Culture and the Economization of Everything". This conference will focus on the topic of culture and economics, but especially papers that privilege culture as a field of knowledge and subject the economic to its critical gaze. It will be held from October 24th-27th, 2013 at The University of Waterloo, Ontario. Deadline to submit papers: March 15th, 2013.

UNLV Tenture-Track Assisant Professor Position

The University of Nevada Las Vegas (/ invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Comparative Ethnic Studies for the Interdisciplinary Degree Programs in the College of Liberal Arts, commencing Fall 2013. Responsibilities include developing a Comparative Ethnic Studies Program; teaching students majoring in Afro-American Studies toward a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies; as well as providing college, university, and professional service. Additionally, the successful applicant will be expected to develop innovative teaching programs. Review of applications will begin March 18th, 2013. See the attached announcement for more information.

UNLV-CES-Vacancy Announcement.doc

"The Dakota Exile- Impact and Resistance: In May of 1863" Discussion Panel

A Panel Discussion on "The Dakota Exile - Impact And Resistance: In May Of 1863" will be held Thursday March 14th, 2013 in 275 Nicholson Hall. The panel will focus on the exile order, the efforts to rescind the order and its impacts, as well as how Euro-Minnesotans benefited from the Dakota exile. Current grad student Kate Bean will be one of the featuring panel members.

2013 May Term Dissertation Writing Retreat

The Center for Writing and The Graduate School's annual 3-week on-campus Dissertation Writing Retreat will be held this year from May 28th-June 13th, 2012. All dissertation-writing graduate students are invited to apply for one of the 15 open seats, which is a free opportunity for concentrated writing time in a supportive group setting. Applications due: April 8th by 5 p.m.

ICGC Workshop on Critical Cimate Change Scholarship

Current Grad Student Matthew Schneider-Mayerson will be presenting "Representing Slow/Spectacular Climate Chaos: Kim Stanley Robinson's 'Science In the Capital' Triology" on April 6th at 12:40 in Heller Hall.

Roderick Ferguson: NYU Roundtable Conversation

Prof. Roderick A. Ferguson's book The Reorder of Things: The University and its Pedagogies of Minority Difference (Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2012) will be the feature of a roundtable conversation held at New York University, 721 Broadway - Room 612, NYC. The discussion will be held Tuesday, April 9th from 3:30-5:30pm with a reception and author book signing to follow.

Reorder of Things Flyer.pdf

University Libraries: Teach In

The University Libraries along with Prof. Mark Pedelty are holding a Teach In, a performance and discussion about environmental and protest music as part of social movements. This event is free, open to everyone and will be held in 280 Ferguson Hall on April 17th 4:00-5:00pm.

AMERICAN STUDIES is able to award CLA Graduate Research Partnership Program (GRPP) fellowships to two students in good standing, currently enrolled in the Ph.D program. The fellowship includes a summer stipend of $4,000, and the possibility of research funds up to $500. The deadline for application is March 28, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. NOON.


The Prospective Graduate Student community dinner will be on Monday, March 11th at 6pm in 1210 Heller Hall. Please RSVP to by TODAY, Wednesday, March 6th.

Graduate Students: The Sunday evening social hosted by grad students for current and prospective graduate students will be held from 8:30-10:30pm, March 10, at Town Hall Brewery, 1430 Washington Avenue, right next to Hotel Minneapolis Metrodome (the former Holiday Inn). Please contact Robert Smith if you have any questions.

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.

Catherine Squires March 11th Flier.pdf

The American Studies department announces the Mulford Q. Sibley Graduate Fellowship for Summer Research Support. This is a $3,000 fellowship and up to two (2) fellowships may be awarded. Eligible applicants are pre-ABD students who are in their first or second year who are in good standing and pursuing a Ph.D. in American Studies.
Applicants will be notified of results in early May.

Funds will be awarded to the graduate student who does not have other summer fellowship support and who best does the following:

1) Clearly establish significance of the research (e.g. archive to investigate materials; explore an important historical or cultural site; develop preliminary interviews),
2) Submit a sensible schedule for project work

How to Apply:
Submit a 1-2 page essay describing the research project you will be pursuing this summer. In the description, also answer the following questions: What is your research topic and what is its significance? How will you spend your time on the project over the summer?

Recipients of the Sibley Graduate Fellowship are required to submit a report summarizing their research activities and outcomes by August 28th, 2013.

Submit your application to Melanie at by the April 12, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. NOON deadline.

GSPP Presents: Libby Sharrow Talk

The Gender, Sexuality, Power and Politics Colloquium Presents: Libby Sharrow, Ph.D Candidate, Department of Political Science, Feminist & Critical Sexuality Studies Minor, Department of Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies, University of Minnesota.

"'On the basis of sex: Public Policy, the Female Athlete, and the Politics of Title IX"

Abstract: How does public policy come to affect social and political understandings of sex and gender? This talk will evaluate the case of Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, exploring how political debates over policy implementation and design have constituted sex as a category of policy, and the "female athlete" as a political identity. I re-center the discussion of Title IX in its lineage within other American civil rights policies, problematizing our understandings of Title IX as an inherently progressive policy intervention. Finally, by analyzing the emergence of the "female athlete" as a political identity over the past forty years, I argue that policy has forged the political category of sex, in the policy domain of athletics, with particularly gendered, racialized, classed, and able-bodied implications.

Friday, March 8, 2013
450 Social Science Tower


Coffee Hour Talk: "Geography Dynamics"

A Coffee Talk hour hosted by the Department of Geography, Environment and Society titled "Geography dynamics: how an integrated spatial-temporal perspective contributes to understanding change and movement" will be given by Prof. Kathleen Stewart from the University of Iowa. This talk will be held in Blegen Hall 445 at 3:30pm on Friday, March 8th.

ICGC Brown Bag Talk: "The Sharing Cultres Project"

ICGC Brown Bag Talk titled "The Sharing Cultures Project: an online collaboration for students in developmental reading and writing classes in South Africa, the USA and Russia" presented by John Ruiters, Centre for Teaching and Learning, Stellenbosch University, South Africa will be held Monday, March 11th, 2013 at 12:00pm in 1210 Heller Hall.

Post-doctoral Fellowship in History at Rutgers University

The Department of History at Rutgers University is inviting applications for its post-doctoral fellowship for scholars pursuing research in race and gender studies. PhD required by the time of application. The fellowship of $45,000 is of one year duration and includes benefits and a $2,000 research stipend. Application deadline: March 15, 2013.

Summer Dissertation Writing Funds requests due by 12:00pm NOON on April 12, 2013

American Studies Summer Dissertation writing funds (up to $4,000) are available to ABD American Studies students for summer 2013 who are actively writing their dissertation and have not received the funds previously. Deadline for requests: 12:00pm NOON on April 12, 2013. Click here for more info.

Audrey Christensen Award Applications due April 12, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. NOON.

The American Studies department announces the Audrey Christensen Award. All American Studies graduate students in good standing may apply for this $500.00 award for the purchase of books for use in research and study. Applications are due April 12, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. NOON.

The Josie Fowler Peace And Justice Prize is a $250 book prize awarded to a student whose research is in the areas of: labor history, Asian immigration, the history of the American Left, the pursuit of peace or other topics that are related to work on social justice and change. Applications are due April 12, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. NOON.

3RD YEAR STUDENTS: The spring semester date on which Written Preliminary Portfolio Exam materials are accepted by the department is April 1st at 12:00pm NOON. If you are planning to submit your portfolio exam materials for this semester, contact Melanie ( regarding your intent to submit on April 1st and to confirm the
members of your examination committee.

ICGC Brown Bag Talk: "Preparing for Publication in Graduate School"

The Interdisciplinary center for the Study of Global Change Brown Bag Talk titled "Preparing for Publication in Graduate School" presented by Jason Weidemann, Senior Acquisitions Editor, University of Minnesota Press will be held Friday, March 8th 2013 at 12:00pm in 609 Social Science Building.

ICGC: 2013 Nobel Peace Prize Forum

ICGC announces the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize Forum, "The Power of Ideas: People and Peace", being held at the Ted Mann Concert Hall, March 8-10 with keynote speaker Muhammad Yunus. Registration is $10 for students and open to the public.

Murphy Accepts Position

Ryan Murphy, PhD '10, has accepted a tenure track Assistant Professor of U.S. History at Earlham College.

GWSS is sponsoring a talk titled "'Somebody Forgot to Tell Somebody Something': Feminist and Queer of Color Cultural Production in the 80s and 90s". This talk will be given by Professor Lisa Kahaleole Hall, from Women's and Gender Studies at Wells College. It will be held on March 14th, 2013 from 4:00pm-5:00pm at 125 Nolte Center for Continuing Education.

Spring 2013 Needs for Classrooms for Final Exams

Spring 2013 Faculty & Instructors: Please e-mail by Wednesday, March 20th to let us know if you will or will not be using your classroom during finals week. We need to notify the Office of Classroom Management of all course levels, so please be sure to include both your graduate and undergraduate level courses. If you are unsure of when your final is to be held, click here to check the schedule.

American Antiquarian Society 2013 Summer Seminar

American Antiquarian Society invites applications for its 2013 Summer Seminar titled "Indigenous Cultures of Print in Early America" running from June 16-21 in Worcester, Mass. The seminar is motivated by a simple question: Where does American Indian Literature come from? Applications are welcome from graduate students, public and tribal historians, librarians, and college and university faculty. Application deadline: March 29th, 2013.

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