May 2013 Archives

Scott Hall Elevator Construction Begins

SCOTT HALL CONSTRUCTION: The elevator project will begin this week with the installation of perimeter fencing and other preparation. The main east doors will need to be closed for much of the project to accommodate the stair replacement and the new ADA entry. The east doors at the south end (by AIS/Chicano Studies office) will remain open throughout.

University of Minnesota American Studies 1 year Assistant Professor Position

The Department of American Studies in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, faculty position in American Studies for academic year 2013/14 (08/26/2013 to 05/25/2014). This is a contract (term) faculty position at the rank of assistant professor for academic year 2013/14 only.

Three-year Post-Doc in African American Studies at the Sorbonne in Paris

THE SORBONNE PARIS CITḖ is accepting applications for a post-doctoral fellowship in African-American Studies working on the project "Writing history from the margins: the case of African Americans and the future of history." This is a three-year position, for a person fluent in French and English, to start September 2013. PhD in hand by June 30th, 2013. Application deadline: June 25th, 2013. Continue reading for original message.

New Online Catalog Coming to University Libraries

The University Libraries is migrating to a new software system underlying their online catalog. The migration will be completed by December 2013. As part of this, the existing software will be taken down and with it will go MNCAT Classic. There will be an overlapping period of service in advance of the switchover. Continue reading for full info.

Brown receives PhD

James Brown has received his PhD with his dissertation entitled, "Anarchy and Individualism in American Literature: From Walden Pond to the Rise of the New Left." Lary May, adviser.

Cartwright awarded 2013 UMN Best Dissertation Award

Ryan Lee Cartwright, PhD '12, won the University of Minnesota's 2013 Best Dissertation Award in Arts and Humanities for his dissertation, "Peculiar Places: A Queer History of Rural Nonconformity." Ryan is the 3rd American Studies graduate student to receive the award since it was established in 2002. He joins alumni Scott Laderman and Danny LaChance.

Schneider-Mayerson accepts post-doc position

Matthew Schneider-Mayerson has accepted a position as the Cultures of Energy Postdoctoral Fellow at Rice University for 2013-2014.

Fall 2013 Cohort

We are please to announce the incoming graduate cohort for 2013. We look forward to having Rose Miron, Mario Obando, Soham Patel, and Sasha Suarez joining us in the fall. Continue reading for brief bios.

Speaker on Campus Culture and Climate Friday 5/24

THE WOMEN'S FACULTY CABINET will be hosting Dr. Maria Soto-Greene on Friday, May 24th from 10am - 12pm in the Minnesota Room at McNamara Center. Dr. Soto-Green is the Vice-Dean of the New Jersey School and the Hispanic Center of Excellence and will discuss issues of campus culture and climate for faculty women of color and strategies for institutional change.

Wheaton College Founding Faculty in Business Management Position

WHEATON COLLEGE, MASSACHUSETTS is looking for a unique individual to serve as the Founding Faculty member for an undergraduate Business and Management Program rooted in a liberal arts context. PhD or equivalent is required, along with credentials qualify for at least Associate Professor in any of the fields offered in the program (e.g. organizational behavior, marketing, entrepreneurship, accounting, ethics, general management). Position to start in either September 2013 of January 2014. Review of applications has begun. Continue reading for more info.

GWSS 3003 now offered online summer 2013

GWSS 3003: GENDER AND POLITICS will be offered as an online course taught by Elakshi Kumar this summer 2013 semester.

CHICH 3507W Summer 2013

CHIC 3507W INTRODUCTION to Chicana/o Literature will be taught this summer 2013 by Alex Mendoza Covarrubias.

Atwood-Hoffman and Mohrman awarded the Mulford Q. Sibley Graduate Fellowship

Current grad students Sarah Atwood-Hoffman and Katy Mohrman have been awarded the Department's 2013 Mulford Q. Sibley Graduate Fellowship for Summer Research.

Pha as been awarded the Josie Fowler Peace and Justice Prize

Current grad student Kong Pha has been awarded the Department's Josie
Fowler Peace and Justice Prize for 2013-2014.

Boynton and Huang have been awarded the Audrey Christensen Award

Current grad students Matt Boynton and Mingwei Huang have been awarded
the Department's Audrey Christensen Award for 2013-2014.

Current grad students Aaron Eddens and Kasey Keeler have been
awarded the CLA Graduate Research Partnership Program (GRPP)
fellowship for summer 2013.

2013-14 Doctor Dissertation Fellowship (DDF) Recipients

Congratulations to the 2013-14 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (DDF) recipients Myrl Beam, Susie Hatmaker, Karla Padrón, and Eli Vitulli.

The Center for Jewish Studies presents "Writing Jewish Women's Lives in Central Europe: Theoretical and Methodological Challenge" by Andrea Petö. This colloquium will be held Thursday, May 16th at 12:00pm in 135 Nicholson Hall.

The Immigration and Ethnic History Society announces its first annual award for an outstanding dissertation in the field of immigration and ethnic history. To be considered, dissertations must focus on some aspect of North American immigration and/or ethnicity, be successfully defended between September 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013. All submissions must be accompanied by a letter of support from the dissertation director. The award carries a cash gift of $1,500. Submissions deadline: November 15th, 2013.

Two Year Research Associate Position Avaliable at University of Colorado, Boulder

The Laboratory for Race and Popular Culture (RAP Lab) at the University of Colorado, Boulder seeks applications for a two-year post doc Research Associate beginning in August 2013. They welcome applications from all Humanities and Social Science disciplines with particular interest in candidates from Music, as well as fields at the intersection of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Applicants must be in hand by July 1st, 2013 or received within the past three years. The successful candidate shall receive a salary of $50,000 per year, plus standard employee benefits and a $2,000 per year research budget.

The Department of African American & African Studies is co-sponsoring Question Bridge: Black Males Exhibition and The Question Bridge: Black Males Blueprint Roundtable at Juxtaposition Arts. The Exhibition runs from May 15th - June 10th on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10am-5pm. The Blueprint Roundtable will be May 17th from 6pm - 8pm.

Teaching position open for Women's Studies 2211 at MCTC in Fall 2013

The Women's Studies department at MCTC is looking for someone to teach two sections of WOST 2211, Women's Responses to Violence, in the Fall. Although this isn't guaranteed, they will very likely also have teaching opportunities in the Spring.Applicants need a minimum of 16 graduate credits in Women's Studies and experience in anti-violence arena is preferred.

"History of Capitalism" Summer Camp at Cornell University

Cornell University is hosting "History of Capitalism" Summer Camp from July 14th-25th, 2013. This camp will teach skills needed to understand economic theory, interpret quantitative sources, make sense of corporate archives, and write the new history of capitalism from the bottom to the top. The cost of the camp is $600 for graduate students, and $1800 for faculty. Application Deadline: May 15th.

GWSS 3307: "Feminist Film Studies" Summer 2013

GWSS 3307: "Feminist Film Studies" will be offered this Summer 2013 with Katie Bashore on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 4:40- 7:10pm. This course looks at cinema of the abject an intersectional feminist frame.

GWSS 1002: "Politics of Sex" Summer 2013

GWSS 1002: "Politics of Sex" will be offered this Summer 2013 with Elakshi Kumar on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:40-7:10pm. This course explores how sex, gender, and sexuality play important and complex roles in US cultures and society, as well as globally. .

Return Scott Hall Office Keys

GRAD INSTRUCTORS & TAS with Scott Hall Offices: Please remove all personal items from your office and return your key to the department office by Friday, May 24th, 2013. Any unclaimed items will be removed.

Grades due May 22nd at 11:59pm

SPRING 2013 INSTRUCTORS: Grades for Spring 2013 courses should be entered online by Wednesday, May 22nd at 11:59 p.m. Click here for more information on incomplete grades and a link to the grade submission website.

The final meeting of the Graduate Workshop in Modern History

This year's final meeting of the Graduate Workshop in Modern History will be held Friday May 10th, 2013 at 11:30am in 1229 Heller Hall. Adam Hjorthén of the IHRC will present his chapter draft "Traveling" from his dissertation, "Commemorating Movements: Sweden, the United States, and Entanglements of Mutual Pasts, ca. 1930-1950." Professor David Chang of the Departments of History, American Indian Studies, and American Studies will offer faculty comment.

The Department of American Indian Studies co-sponsors "The Rights of Mother Earth"

The Department of American Indian Studies along with the Center for Earth, Energy, and Democracy are co-sponsoring an event titled "The Rights of Mother Earth". This talk will be given by the Honorable Justice Yazzie on Thursday, May 9th at 7:00pm in Wellstone Center Room 212.

The University Libraries teamed up with Prof. George Barany to create crossword puzzles for students to keep their minds clear and take a break from their studies during Finals week. Puzzles are being places in the Wilson, Walter, and Music Libraries. Other activities are planned across the Libraries as well.

Jessuca Reinisch seeks two Post Docs and two PhD Students for four year project

Applications are invited for two post-doc positions as well as two PhD studentships for work on a research project with Jessica Reinischat at Birkbeck College, University of London. The four year project is titled "The Reluctant Internationalists: A History of Public Health and International Organizations, Movements, and Experts in Twentieth-Century Europe." Two postdocs and two PhD students will be hired to start work in September/October, 2013.

Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month Exhibit at Wilson Library

In Celebration of "Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month", Wilson Library has mounted a special exhibit titled "Celebrating Our Hmong heritage." Also, they have recently acquired books on Asian American Studies that are available in a special bookshelf near the "Celebrating Our Hmong Heritage" exhibit in Wilson Library. Also, new AAS DVDs are available at Walter SMART Learning Commons.

Please Return Books and Videos

Reminder to all Faculty and Students: 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. Due: Friday, May 17th, 2013.

Call for Submissions: The Journal of Labor and Immigration

The Journal of Labor and Immigration is seeking submissions from all academic levels in the Social Science and Humanities fields for its next publication. The Journal of Labor and Immigration aims to shift the immigration discussion to a systemic level by exploring the intersections between labor and migration. Submission deadline: June 15th.

Spring Evaluation Forms

Spring Instructors and TAs: Evaluation forms and instructions have been distributed to mailboxes for all instructors and TAs leading sections this semester. If you have any questions, contact Laura or Colleen.

Lary May Retirement Events, please RSVP

Lary May Retirement Events, please RSVP: Join us May 9th & 10th 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.

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