April 2013 Archives

The Department of Psychology Upcoming Lecture with Ezemenari Obasi

The department of Psychology invites students, faculty, and staff to its upcoming lecture: "Stress and Drug Use Vulnerability in the African American Community" presented by Ezemenari Obasi from the University of Houston. This lecture will take place on Friday, May 3rd from 11:00-12:00 in N639 Elliot Hall.

The Minnesota Political Colloquium presents Prof. Tarak Barkwai

The Minnesota Political Theory Colloquium is proud to present Prof. Tarak Barkawi from the Department of Politics at the New School for Social Research. He will be presenting his paper "States, Armies, and Empires: Armed Forces and Society in World Politics" and a discussion is to follow. This lecture will take place on Friday, May 3rd from 1:30-3:00 in Social Sciences Tower room 1314.

Two post-doc positions attached to The ERC Advanced Grant

APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED for two post-doc positions attached to the European Research Council Advanced Grant: "Grassroots economics: Meaning, project and practice in the pursuit of livelihood" beginning Sept. 1st, 2013. A PhD in social anthropology or a closely related discipline in the social sciences is required. Postdoctoral fellows will conduct ethnographic research in Portugal, Italy, Greece or Spain but the research will be based at the Universitat de Barcelona. Application deadline: May 31st 2013.

Juliana Hu Pegues' article published

Current graduate student Juliana Hu Pegues' article "Rethinking Relations: Interracial Intimacies of Asian Men and Native Women in Alaskan Canneries," was published in Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, Volume 15, Number 1. For abstract and full article, please click here.

Wiggins accepts position at the University of Pennsyivania

Current Grad Student Ben Wiggins has accepted a position at the University of Pennsylvania as an Associate Director of Online Learning and Digital Engagement.

The Graduate Workshop in Modern History

The Graduate Workshop in Modern History (GWHM) will be held Heller Hall 1229 on Friday, May 3rd at 11:30am. Maarja Merivoo-Parro of the IHRC will present her paper: "'Pronunciations of Ethnicity Among Descendants of Estonian refugees in Post-War United States." Professor Elaine Tyler May of the Departments of American Studies and History will offer faculty comment.

Women, Gender, and Families of Color: Call for Papers

Women, Gender, and Families of Color, a multidisciplinary journal published by the University of Illinois Press, is currently seeking manuscripts for three forthcoming Special Issues. This journal is sponsored by the University of Kansas and published by the University of Illinois Press

The Minnesota Political Theory Colloquium presents Prof. Charles Mills

The Minnesota Political Theory Colloquium is proud to present Professor Charles Mills from the Depertment of Philosophy at Northwestern University. He will present his paper "Decolonizing Western Political Philosophy," and a discussion is to follow. The Colloquium will meet from 1:30-3:00pm in Social Science Tower room 1314 on Friday April 26th.

ICGC Distinguished Public Lecture with Premesh Lalu

ICGC is hosting a Distinquished Public Lecture titled "The absent centre: human capital, nationalism and the desire for a postcolonial episteme" that will be presented by Premesh Lalu. This lecture will be held on Monday, April 29th from 3:30-5:00pm in 170 Humphrey School.

The Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science presents Sall Haslanger

The Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science presents "Are We Breaking the Ivory Ceiling? Women and Minorities in Philosophy and STEM Disciplines" with Sally Haslanger from MIT. This talk will be held on Friday, April 26th in 275 Nicholson Hall at 3:35 - 5:00pm.

"Remote Intimacies: From Relocations to the Empty Orchestra" at Carleton College

American Studies and the Gender and Sexuality Center from Carlton College are co-sponsoring "Remote Intimacies: From Relocations to the Empty Orchestra" presented by Karen Tognson. This talk will be held in Gould Library Athenaeum at Carleton College on Wednesday, April 24th at 4:30pm.

ARTH 5565 "American Art of the Gilded Age: Or, an exercise in History, big or small" will be offered in Fall 2013 on Mondays and Wednesdays at 4:00- 5:15pm with Prof. Jennifer Marshall.

Please see attached course flyer.
ARTH 5565.pdf

Wendy Kline Talk

"Coming Home: Medicine, Midwives and the Transformation of Birth in Late-Twentieth-Century America" will be presented by Wendy Kline from the University of Cincinnati on Friday April 26th, 2013 from 3:30-5:00pm in Carlson 1-135.

Call for Proposals:The Newberry Library Seminar on Women and Gender

The Newberry Library Seminar on Women and Gender invites proposals for their 2013-2014 seminar. The seminar's focus is on the United States and North America across all time periods; however, they welcome papers on non-American aspects of the history of women and gender. Open to grad students, independent scholars and faculty. Submission Deadline: April 25th, 2013.

Fulbright Information Sessions scheduled for May and June

The Graduate School Fellowship Office will be holding Fulbright Information Sessions on multiple dates throughout May and June. The UM campus application deadline for the Fulbright is September 4, 2013.

Jensen received MA

Doug Jensen has received his MA. Kale Fajardo and Kevin Murphy, advisers.

The Minnesota Political Theory Colloquium presents Prof. Margaret Kohn

The Minnesota Political Theory Colloquium is proud to present Prof. Margaret Kohn from the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto, Scarborough. Her presentation titled "The Right to Occupancy and the Right to the City". The Colloquium will be held on Friday April 19th from 1:30-3:00 in Social Sciences Tower room 1314.

ICGC Distinguished Public Lecture with Tina Mai Chen

ICGC is hosting a Distinguished Public Lecture titled "Regulating Wartime Migration of Chinese-Burmese in the 1940's: Racial Logics, Patriarchal Records, and International Norms" that will be presented by Tina Mai Chen, Associate Professor of History from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg. This lecture will be held on Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 from 3:30-5:30

ARTH 3005 "American Art: Paintings You Should Know (And Maybe Love)" Fall 2013

ARTH: 3005 "American Art: Paintings You Should Know (And Maybe Love)" will be taught this fall on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1:25-3:30 by Prof. Jennifer Marshall.
Please see attached course flyer.
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Mahdi awarded the Francis Maria Fellowship in Arab American Studies for Fall 2013

Current grad student Waleed Mahdi has been awarded the Immigration History Research Center's 2013-2014 Francis Maria Fellowship in Arab American Studies for the Fall 2013 term.

Elaine Challacombe's Retirement Lecture and Reception

Lecture in Honor of Elaine Challacombe's retirement, "A Personal Story of the Blending of Bibliomania and Historical Scholarship" presented by Dr. W. Bruce Fye in honor of Elaine Challacombe's retirement as curator of the Owen H. Wangesteen Historical Library of Medicine. The lecture will be held on Thursday, April 18th at 4:30pm in the Wangensteen Library. Reservations requested.

USC two year post-doc Teaching Fellowship accepting applications

Applications are invited for a two-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship beginning Fall 2013 at the University of Southern California. The fellowship focuses on immigrant populations and the potential impact and/or need for Comprehensive Immigration reform (CIR). The fellowship will offer a competitive salary, a yearly $2,000 research allowance, and fringe benefits. Applicants must have completed all requirements for the PhD by mid-August 2013. Review of applications will begin on May, 3rd, 2013.

Call for Submissions: Enloe Award

Submissions are invited for the 2013 Enloe award, which recognizes exceptional quality in a paper submitted to the International Feminist Journal of Politics by an emergent scholar. The winning entry is published in the journal as the Enloe Award Essay and the author is given an honorarium (currently US$500) on publication. Submission Deadline: June 1st, 2013.

The College of Liberal Arts Office of Information Technology seeks enterprising, technologically savvy graduate students for Media Services Fellow positions for nine-month appointments. These are 50% appointments include tuition remission for fall 2013 and spring 2014 semester. Applications due: Friday, May 3rd, 2013

U.S. Midwest University Level Chinese Bridge Speech Contest

The Department of Asian Languages & Literatures is pleased to announce that the University of Minnesota will be hosting the U.S. Midwest University Level Chinese Bridge Speech Contest on Saturday April 27, 2013. Sessions are open to the public.

American Studies Teaching and Assisting Applications for 2013-14

To apply for a TA-ship next year, please complete the attached application (s). One is a form used to indicate your preference for assisting in the classroom, and the other for teaching. Because assisting positions are limited we recommend that all students who will be ABD next year also apply to the teaching pool. Please feel free to contact Colleen (612-624-1871) with any questions. The deadline for the application is Wednesday, May 1st, 2013.

GLBTA Inclusion in the Classroom Survey

GLBTA INCLUSION IN THE CLASSROOM: One of the GLBTA Programs Office's academic initiatives is our involvement with the Leadership Minor's Social Change Project. The survey link is for a group of Leadership Minor students researching the infusion & inclusion of GLBTA identities across academic courses, departments, etc. in order to improve campus climate and in-the-classroom experiences for GLBT and Ally students.

The American Studies Spring Assembly Meeting

The American Studies Spring Assembly meeting will be held on Monday, April 15th from 3:30 - 5 pm in 105 Scott Hall (the Scott Hall Commons). All students and faculty are invited to attend.

Matthew Schneider-Mayerson speaking at TEDxUMN

Current Grad Student Matthew Schneider-Mayerson will be giving a talk titled "Climate Change, Capitalism, and What's Next?" as a part of a TEDxUMN event titled "Where Do We Go From Here?" on Saturday April 20th. Tickets are required for the event and are almost sold out.

Anthropology Colloquium featuring Jessica Cattelino

Anthropology Department is sponsoring a Colloquium titled "Unsettling Nature in the Everglades" that will deal with Seminole Indians with Prof. Jessica Cattelino, UCLA Department of Anthropology, on Monday, April 15th at 4:00pm in Blegen 235

Mitchell accepts position at SUNY College at Old Westbury

Current grad student Jasmine Mitchell has accepted a position as an assistant professor of American Studies and Media Studies at SUNY College at Old Westbury.

IAS Brown Bag Talk with Jennifer Brier

The Institute for Advanced Study is sponsoring a brown bag lunch with Jennifer Brier on Friday, April 19th from 12-1pm in 125 Nolte. Prof. Brier will talk about History Moves, a mobile and community-co-curated public history project she leads at the University of Illinois - Chicago

ICGC Brown Bag Talk presented by Roozbeh Shirazi

ICGC is hosting "A Matastasizing Foreign Policy? Civil Rights, Education, and Transnational Citizenship under the Iran Sanctions Regime". This talk will be presented by Roozbah Shirazi on Friday, April 12th at 12 noon in 537 Heller Hall.

WAM ArtWords Awards Ceremony and Reception

The Weisman Art Museum is hosting the ArtWords Awards Ceremony and Reception on Wednesday, April 10th from 6-8pm.

Department of Geography, Environment and Socitey's annual Brown Day Lecture

Please save the date for the Department of Geography, Environment and Society's annual Brown Day Lecture on Friday, Mar 3rd from 3:30-5:30pm, in Honeywell Auditorium. Prof. William J. Cronon will be presenting his talk titled "The Portage: Reflections on Nature, History, and Storytelling in the Making of an American Place."

Book orders for Fall 2013 courses are due to Melanie (stein196@umn.edu) by Wednesday, April 24. Please continue reading for the order form, bookstore ordering guidelines, and notes that help process your order and obtain desk copies.

David K. Johnson Talk on Friday, April 19th

David K. Johnson from the University of South Florida will present "Buying Gay: Consumer Culture and Community Before Stonewall." This talk will be held on Friday, April 19th from 2:30-4:00pm in Scott Hall 105.

Scripting the Shoah: The Holocaust in Moroccan Official and Public Discourses

THE CENTER FOR JEWISH STUDIES is co-sponsoring Scripting the Shoah: The Holocaust in Moroccan Official and Public Discourses, a lecture presented by Assistant Prof. Aomar Boum from the University of Arizona. This lecture will be held on Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at 5:30pm in 1210 Heller Hall.

Career Networking Breakfast for Students and Post- Doctoral Researchers

The Graduate School is co-sponsoring an U of MN Career Networking Breakfast for Students and Post-Doctoral Researchers on Friday April 12th, 2013 from 9:00-11:30 am in The Commons Hotel, Ballroom.

Cartwright will be joining the American Studies Program at UC Davis

Ryan Lee Cartwright, PhD '12, has accepted an ACLS New Faculty Fellowship and will be joining the American Studies Program at UC Davis.

4th Annual La Academia del Pueblo Conference

The Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies at Wayne State is hosting its yearly La Academia del Pueblo conference. This two day event will bring together undergraduate and graduate scholars, activists, corporate sponsors, and community members to engage in conversations around the historical trajectory of colonization in the Americas and the impact that has had on Latin Americans and U.S. Latinos today. This conference will be held on April 19th-20th in Detroit, Michigan.

New DVDs at University Libraries

Nancy Herther has a new list of DVDs for the collection in Walter Smart Learning Commons.

The Women's Student Activist Collective's Revolutionary Art Thing (RATH)

The Women's Student Activist Collective is sponsoring a series of events that are a part of their Revolutionary Art Thing (RATH). In the month of April, there are four events beginning with the first on April 11th and the last one on April 22nd.

Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies GRPP Summer 2013 Fellowship

Applications are invited for the 2013 Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies Summer GRPP Fellowships. There will be two fellowships awarded. The Ethnic Studies Fellowships are an award of $4000 and are intended to support the research of graduate students in CLA who seek to work with faculty mentors in African-American Studies, American Indian Studies, Chicano & Latino Studies and Asian American Studies. Application deadline: Friday, May 3rd, 2013.

HMED is co-sponsoring an event with clips from the documentary "United in Anger: ACT-UP and Politics of HIV/AIDS" and a discussion with Director Jim Hubbard, Prof. Jennifer Brier and Keith Henry, MD as a part of their History of Medicine lecture series. This event will take place on Thursday, April 18th at 6:30pm in Nicholson 275.

ICGC Distinguished Public Lecture

ICGC is hosting a Distinguished Public Lecture titled "Making spaces for Nature: Ecology and democracy in contemporary India" that will be presented by Mahesh Rangarajan, Director at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library and Professor in Modern Indian History at the University of Delhi, Delhi. The lecture will be on Monday April 8th, 2013 from 3:30pm-5:30pm in 1210 Heller Hall.

Intramural teams that will be organized by Prof. Kale B. Fajardo

Professor Kale B. Fajardo is interested in organizing and/or coaching faculty-grad-students intramural teams and pick-up games (various sports/let's decide together) for next fall/spring semesters. If you are interested in participating, please email him at: kfajardo@umn.edu -- He anticipates that AMST teams will be open to faculty and grad students from allied departments and programs -- e.g. GWSS and all the Ethnic Studies Programs at UMN -- so help spread the word!

New Books at University Libraries

New books at University Libraries: Nancy Herther has created a list of new books that support teaching, learning and research.

ICGC Brown Bag Talk presented by Valerie Were

Valerie Were will present a Brown Bag discussion "Monitoring and Evaluating Non-governmental Organization Water Projects: Lessons from 3 Organizations in western Kenya" as a part of the ICGC Brown Bag Series. This talk will be held Friday April 5th at 12:00 noon in 537 Heller Hall.

The Center for Austrian Studies presents The Future's Past

The Center for Austrian Studies presents The Future's Past, a documentary focusing on Cambodia today seen through the eyes of three Cambodian youths and their families by Susan Brandst├Ątter on April 3rd, 2013 at 7:00pm in Bell Auditorium. There will be a Q&A session after the film presented by Brandst├Ątter and moderated by Alejandro Baer, director for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

Dillon accepts Assistant Professor Position

Current Grad Student Steve Dillon has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Queer Studies at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Coffe Talk Hour: "Anthropogenesis: Origins and Endings in the Anthropogenic"

A Coffee Talk hosted by the Department of Geography, Environment and Society titled "Anthropogenesis: Origins and Endings in the Anthropogenic" will be given by Kathryn Yusoff, Lecturer in Nonhuman Geography at the Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University. This talk will be held in Carlson 1-123 beginning at 3:30 on April 7th.

Global REM presents Lucy Salyer

IHRC's Global Race, Ethnicity, and Migration lecture seriespresents "'A Citizen Should Be A Citizen Wherever He Goes': Naturalizes Americans and the Transatlantic Crisis over Citizenship in the 1860's" on Thursday, April 4th from 12:00-1:00pm in 308 Andersen Library. The talk will be presented by Lucy Salyer, Associate Professor in History at the University of New Hampshire.

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