There will be three important workshops being offered for grad students, faculty, and research staff here on campus during November. You will need to register to attend these workshops.
October 2013 Archives
The Department of French and Fransophone Studies at Northwestern University has a call for papers for the international graduate student symposium in the literary and visual arts on May 1st and 2nd, 2014. This conference seeks to investigate this transnational moment, providing theoretical elements for different approaches to literature, film, and the visual arts. Papers will be accepted in either English or French. Deadline is December 20.
The Minnesota Historical Society has extended fourteen of their available spring 2014 positions until November 3 at midnight, as they are looking to expand their pool of candidates. They have a wide variety of majors they are looking for, and a wide variety of opportunities, from diversity work to high level administrative opportunities, to MLIS required positions in their library. A list of all fourteen positions is available here: Internship Positions.docx
The School of Humanities and Sciences at Ithaca College announces Pre-Doctoral Diversity Fellowships for 2014-15. Applications are welcome in the following areas: Communication Studies, History, Sociology, Theater Arts, Writing, Modern Languages and Literatures and the Center for the Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity. Applications should be received by December 15, 2013.
Kennsaw State University has an opening for a jointly appointed nine-month tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in indigenous literature of the Americas in English. Additional specialty in early American literature would be desirable. Ideal candidates should have a PhD in English, American Studies, Native American Studies, or a related field, or foreign equivalent, or its equivalent in training, ability, and/or experience. Application deadline is December 1.
The Legal History Workshop will be held Monday, November 4, from 2:00-3:25 in Mondale Hall 15. At this session, Sam Erman will be presenting "Santiago Iglesias's Imperial U.S. Citizenship: Puerto Rico and Labor's Constitution".
The Graduate Workshop in Modern History will be held Friday, November 1 at noon in Heller Hall 1229. Ryan Johnson will present his dissertation chapter: "The Dregs of Europe: Enemy Anarchists and Immigration Reform."
If you are interested in becoming a MLA member, information packets are available at the front desk of the American Studies Department office in room 104 Scott Hall. MLA members undertake a wide range of important activities that promote the study and teaching of language and literature. Click here to see their website.
The GLBTA Programs Office for Equity and Diversity is holding many upcoming events. Click here to see a full list of events: Oct Ezine 2013.pdf
The Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change is holding the event entitled "Children's role in local politics about education reform in Ethiopia" on Thursday, November 7 from 4:00 to 5:00pm in 1210 Heller Hall. Kate Orkin, Research Fellow, Department of Economics, Cambridge University, will be presenting.
The Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change is holding the event "Post- apartheid South Africa two decades on: Some reflections on the impact of the South African Truth and Reconciliation process." The event will be held on Monday, November 2 from 3:00-4:30 in CSOM 1-143. It will be presented by Professor Janis Grobbelaar.
The Department of Geography, Environment and Society is holding a Coffee Hour Friday, November 1 in Blegen 445 at 3:30. Dr. Stephen Walsh will give a talk titled "Enhanced Process Understanding of the Drivers of Land Use/Land Cover Change by Synthesizing across Agent Based Models."
The Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change is holding the Brown Bag Series entitled "Colouring over the White Line" on Friday, November 1 at 12:00pm in Heller Hall. Virgil Slade will be presenting.
Mario Obando, doctoral student in American Studies, had his article "The Problem with the TPP: While transparency would be great, the Trade Deal's Eradication Would be Better" published and appears in Counter Punch. To read the article, please click here.
Professor David E. Smith of Walpole, Maine, formerly of Amherst, Mass. passed away Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at the Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta, ME. David was born May 5, 1926, in Boston, a son of Robert Whitelaw Smith and Mary Jane (Wallace) Smith.
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies is holding the event "International Symposium Erasures: Gender, Violence, and Human Rights." It will take place on Thursday and Friday, October 24 and 25 from 9:00am to 5:00pm in the Maroon and Gold Room in the McNamara Alumni Center. Susana Trimarco will present "The Story of a Fight Against Human Trafficking in Argentina."
The Interdisciplinary Center for the study of Global Change is holding the Brown Bag Series this week entitled "Cahora Bassa: Extending South Africa's Tentacles of Empire 1965-2013." It will be held on Friday, October 25 at 12:00pm in 437 Heller Hall. It will be presented by Professor Allen Isaacman.
The Legal History Workshop will be held on Monday, October 28 from 2:00 to 3:25pm in room 15 of Mondale Hall. At this session, Kris Collins, Peter Paul Development Professor, Boston University School of Law, Visiting Professor, Yale Law School will be presenting a "Illegitimate Half-Castes' and the Citizen Family."
The Graduate Workshop in Modern History will be held on Friday, October 25th at noon in 1229 Heller Hall. Katie Lambright will present a paper: "Cleanliness, Clutter, & Working Women: Fashioning Gender & Class in Sitcom Set Design." Professor Jennifer Marshall of the American Studies Department will offer faculty comment.
The Department of Geography, Environment, and Society is holding a Coffee Hour on Friday, October 25th at 3:30 in room 445 Blegen Hall. Dr. Phillip Sandro will share how theory, field work and internships are integrated across multiple disciplines to teach about urban and regional poverty, inequality and social change.
To see the latest listing of new materials to read from the University Libraries, please click here: NewBooksList.o13.pdf
The University Libraries are in the process of moving to a new software system. The new software promises to add better functionality to the new MNCAT system. There is also a new product for finding articles quickly from the "Articles & Databases" tab. MNCAT Article Discovery is able to search through the licensed databases to form a type of federated search. To read a full description of the new MNCAT Article Discovery service, click here: MNCAT Article Discovery.o13.pdf
Graywolf Press offers ongoing unpaid internships designed to expose qualified applicants to editorial, marketing and publicity, and development work, and other aspects of the publishing industry. Six internships will be offered per session: two development internships, two editorial internships, and two marketing and publicity internships.
The Committee on the Ethnic Studies calls for submissions for the 2013 Comparative Ethnic Studies Prize. The winning paper will receive a $500 award at the annual meeting to be held November 21-24, 2013, in Washington, DC. Relevant submissions will contrast or connect the process of race-making or the experiences of ethnic communities with similar processes or experiences inside or outside the United States. Papers should be submitted by October 26.
The Department of Asian American Studies is hosting the event "Across Regions and Oceans: New Works from AAS Faculty" on Thursday, November 7 from 1:00-2:45pm in Coffman room 325. Yuichiro Onishi, Assistant Professor of African American & African Studies, will present "Transpacific Antiracism: Afro-Asian Solidarity in 20th-Century Black America, Japan, and Okinawa." Kale Fajardo, Associate Professor of American Studies and Asian American Studies, will also be presenting "Filipino Crosscurrents: Oceanographies of Seafaring, Masculinities, and Globalization."
The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that works to build support for progressive organizations across the country. They currently have paid positions open for undergraduate students for campaigning staff out of their Minneapolis office. They are looking for candidates who work hard, communicate well, and are dedicated to working towards positive environmental and social change.
The Program in the History of Medicine and the International Medical Education and Research Program is holding the lecture "The Hunt for the Parathyroids" today, October 16 from 3:45-4:15pm in 568 Diehl Hall. Jörgen Nordenström, M.D., Professor of Surgery, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm and Visiting Professor, U of M/KI Biomedical Research Partnership, will be presenting this lecture. Click here to see the event flyer: Nordenstrom lecture and reception flyer Fall 2013.pdf
The Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies presents the "International Symposium Erasures: Gender, Violence and Human Rights" lecture on Thursday and Friday, October 24th and 25th from 9:00an to 5:00pm in the Maroon & Gold room in McNamara Alumni Center. Speakers presenting include: Susana Trimarco (Plenary Speaker), Rosa Linda Fregoso, Karina Ansolabehere, Héctor Dominguez Revalcaba, Susan Berk-Seligson, Maria Sonderéguer, Greta Friedemann-Sánchez, Raul Marrero Fente, Ana Amado, Ileana Rodriguez, Shannon Drysdale Walsh and Kimberley Theidon.
The Libraries and the Graduate and Proffessional Students Assembly (GAPSA) is co-sponsoring a lecture by Dr. David Wiley, Associate Professor of Instructional Psychology at Brigham Young University, who will speak on The Ethic of Openness. This event will take place on October 22 from 2:30pm-4pm in the Coffman Theatre. Reservations are requested from those planning to attend. RSVP here. Click here to see the event flyer: OpenAccessKeynoteSpeaker.pdf
The Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change is holding the event "Protecting Brazilian Indigenous Lands: A first-hand account from the Chief of the Yawanawá" on October 21 at 6:00pm in 1210 Heller Hall. Chief Tashka Yawanawá will discuss steps that Indigenous communities have taken to defend and sustain their lands, culture, and ways of life in the 21st century.
The GLBTA Programs Office is holding a series of events this month, the first being "Media Matters" held today, October 16 from 5:00-7:00pm in room 226 Appleby Hall.
The Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change is holding the Brown Bag Series "The NE 51 Series Frontier: Housing and Forced Removal on the Fringes of the South African Empire." It will be presented by Dr. Giorgio Miescher on Friday, October 18 at 12:00pm in 537 Heller Hall. The talk proposes to bring the urban development of Usakos, a small Namibian town on the fringe of the South African empire, into conversation with the 'grand narrative' of the apartheid city.
The Center for Austrian Studies presents Dr. Hans Peter Manz, the Austrian Ambassador to the United States, to speak on Friday, October 18 at 12:00pm in room 710 of the Social Sciences Building. The title of the event is called "The Development of Transatlantic Relations: an Austrian Perspective." To see the event flyer, please click here.
The Consortium for the Study of the Asias is holding the South Asia Lecture Series. The first event entitled "Colonial War and Modernity" will be today, October 16 at 4:00-5:30pm in room 710 Social Sciences. Nasser Hussain will present this lecture. To see a full schedule of events, please click here: south asian events_fall.13.v2 (1).pdf.
The Legal History Workshop will take place on Monday, October 21 in room 15 of Mondale Hall from 2:00-3:25pm. At this session, Laura Weinrib , Associate Professor of History, University of Chicago Law School will be presenting a "From Left to Rights" (the final chapter of her book project, The Taming of Free Speech).
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Chanpaign's has a call for papers for Fifteenth Annual Women's and Gender History Symposium, entitled "Where is the Love: Uncovering Love, Past and Present" held February 27-March 1 at the Illini Union in Urbana, Illinois. Professor Luise White will give a keynote address. They do not have a specific spatial focus, but encourage focus on Non-Western and Indigenous areas, or on pre-modern periods, along with those that employ inter-disciplinary approaches and tools. 300-500 word abstracts are due by November 15.
Trans-Scripts - the interdisiplinary journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences based at the University of California, Irvine - invites graduate students to submit their work for publication. The theme of their fourth volume will be "Constructing (Dis)Ability." They welcome all submissions that engage topics related to the theme. The deadline for submission is 10 January 2014. The total word count should be between 3,000 and 12,000 words, including footnotes.
The Fund for the Public Interset's Minneapolis office is currently working with Environment Minnesota on a campaign to protect the boundary waters. They are now hiring undergraduate students for part time jobs on their campaigns. They are looking for candidates who work hard, communicate well, and are dedicated to working towards positive environmental and social change.
The Department of English at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty appointment in Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States, with a specialization in Latino/a literature and an emphasis on poetry or drama preferred. Ph.D. in hand is required. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching as well as scholarly achievement. Applications are due November 1.
Kent State University College of Arts & Sciences, in conjunction with the Department of History, invites applications for a non-tenure-track position in Public History. The successful candidate will serve as Director of the May 4th Visitors Center. KSU seeks candidates with strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work across disciplines that share academic interests in May 4th related activities. Applications are due November 14.
The Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies at Washington State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position specializing in race, gender, and global health. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies, Women's Studies, American Studies or related field. Application deadline is November 18.
The Department of African American & African Studies invites you to their annual Open House on Thursday, October 10th at 11:00am-2:00pm. It is held in room 860 Social Sciences Building. Learn about their undergraduate program and graduate minor. Meet faculty, staff and students. To see the event flyer, click here.
The Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change is holding the Brown Bag Series "Food Systems and Field Experiences: Some reflections from the Gwayakosijigan (Compass) Project at Fond du Lac." It will be presented by Dr. Dave Wilsey on Friday, October 11, 2013 at 12:00pm in room 537 Heller Hall.
The University of Minnesota Center for Jewish Studies is pleased to present its Tenth Annual Community Lecture Series. Writers, filmmakers, and scholars from varied fields will address intriguing questions relevant to the Jewish experience today.
The Graduate Interdisciplinary Group in Sexuality Studies is holding a lecture by Mel Chen, Associate Professor of Gender & Women's Studies, U.C. Berkeley on Wednesday, October 16 at 5:30-6:30pm in room 1210 Heller Hall. She will presenting "Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering and Queer Affect."
More DVDs were added to the University Libraries' collection. To view the newly added DVDs, please click here: New videos.o13.pdf
Book orders for Spring 2013 courses are due to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, October 23th. Please continue reading for the order form, bookstore ordering guidelines, and notes that help process your order and obtain desk copies.
The Legal History Workshop will take place on Monday, October 14, in room 15 of Mondale Hall from 2:00 to 3:25 p.m. Professor Bianca Premo will be presenting "Enlightenment on Trial: Ordinary Litigants, Colonialism and Modernity in the 18th-Century."
During the government shutdown, federal government websites are varying in terms of being completely unavailable or having some browsing and search options. USA.gov is still functioning.
The Program in American Studies at Williams College invites applications for a new position in Native American Studies. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in American Studies or in a related discipline. Specialists in pre-1900 subject areas are especially welcome. Applications are due by November 1, 2013.
The Ethnic Studies Department at Colorado State University invites applications for one 9-month tenure track position in either African American or Native American Studies. Applicants need to have completed a doctorate degree by August 15, 2014. Applicant must demonstrate potential excellence in research/scholarship in African American or Native American Studies; potential for excellence in teaching, potential for excellence in service/outreach, and strong communication skills. Applications should be received by November 1, 2013.
The Graduate Interdisciplinary Group in Sexuality Studies invites proposals for their second conference, "Attachments: Queer Investments in Capital and Globalizations." The conference will be a two-day series of conversations in race, ethnic, queer, sexuality, gender, and disability studies, attending to the affective and economic investments in and resistance to financial, sexual, cultural, legal, political, national, and global economies. Please submit abstracts of 250-300 words and a brief bio of no more than 100 words by November 1, 2013.
The Women and Gender Studies Department at San Francisco State University invites applicants for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in fall 2014.They seek to hire a junior scholar with expertise in transnational feminist methodologies. Must have a Ph.D., evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a demonstrable high‐quality scholarship. Applications are due by November 14, 2013.
The Women's Student Activist Collective will be re-printing many of the "We're a Culture, Not a Costume" posters that were created by the Ohio University group, Students Teaching About Racism in Society (STARS). They need help distributing the posters around campus. If you are able to help, email Carla Wilson at email@example.com. To view the posters, click here.
A Minneapolis Mayoral Candidate Forum will be held Wednesday, October 9th in Nicholson 275 from 6:00 PM-8:00PM. The name of the forum is Young and Unheard: A mayoral candidate forum led by the Young and Unheard voices of Minneapolis. This will be an opportunity to hear what the mayoral candidates' plans are regarding civil rights and social justice issues in Minneapolis.
Accessing Sample Files: American Studies graduate students may access a shared drive containing sample files in the following categories: fellowships, job applications, research, student milestones, and teaching. To access these files, log-in using your x.500 to webfiles.umn.edu. If you have issues logging in, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the dates: Graduate Student Recruitment Weekend for 2014 will be held Sunday, March 9th - Tuesday, March 11th.
Juliana Agnes Pegues has received her PhD with her dissertation entitled "Interrogating Intimacies: Asian American and Native Relations in Colonial Alaska." Erika Lee and Jigna Desai, advisers.
Benjamin A Wiggins has received his PhD with his dissertation entitled, "Managing Risk, Managing Race: Racialized Actuarial Science in the United States, 1881-1948." Richard Leppert and John Archer, advisers.
Jasmine Maria Mitchell has received her PhD with her dissertation entitled, "Popular Culture Images of the Mulatta: Constructing Race, Gender, and Nation in the United States and Brazil." Erika Lee and Bianet Castellanos, advisers.
The Department of Chicana/o Studies at the University of California, Davis invites applications for two positions. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional promise as scholars and teachers and have a committed interest in developing productive community relations. Ph.D. in Chicana/o Studies or other related field is required. Applications should be completed by February 1, 2014
The Department of Public Administration at John Jay College, Public Management, has three tenure-track/tenured openings, at the Assistant or Associate level, beginning in August 2014. Must have a Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. Applications are due by November 12, 2013.
The Program in Women's Gender Studies at Dartmouth College seeks a scholar with strong theoretical expertise and interdisciplinary training to fill a new position in LGBTQ/Sexualities Studies to begin Fall 2014. Individuals should demonstrate a record of scholarly publications and teaching excellence. Applications should be submitted by November 15, 2013.
The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships encourage original and significant study of religious and ethical values in all areas of human endeavor. At least 22 non-renewable Fellowships of $25,000 will be awarded for 12 months of full-time dissertation writing. Eligible proposals have religious or ethical values as a central concern, and come from fields within the humanities and social sciences. The competition deadline is November 15, 2013. To visit their website, click here.
The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women's Studies encourages original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries. Ten Fellows will receive $5,000 to be used for expenses connected with completing their dissertations. Previous Fellows have explored such topics as transnational religious education for Muslim women, the complex gender dynamics of transidentity management, women's electoral success across racial and institutional contexts, women's sports, and militarism and the education of American women. The competition deadline is October 15, 2013. To visit their website, click here.
Cornell University's Department of Performing and Media Arts and Latina/o Studies Program seek an assistant professor in a tenure-track joint. They are looking for a dynamic and innovative scholar with strong training in Latina/o Studies and in one of the disciplines of theatre/performance, dance, and/or cinema/media to contribute equally to the two units, and are open to applications from a scholar-artist who can demonstrate excellence in Latino Studies. Applications are due by November 8, 2013.
The Educational Technology Workshop (ETW) is a six-week workshop series that explores emerging web tools and pedagogies. It is a partnership between the Office of Information Technology and the University Libraries and will blend instructor presentations with collaborative problem solving. The ETW will meet once a week for six weeks on Tuesday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to noon; October 15th - November 9th in room 310 of Walter Library.
The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, the Center for Austrian Studies, and the College of Liberal Arts is sponsoring the 2013 Ohanessian Chair Lecture. Professor Vahram Shemmassian will present "The Musa Dagh Resistance to the Armenian Genocide and its Impact through Franz Werfel's Historical Novel The Forty Days of Musa Dagh." It will be held on Thursday, October 17 at 7:00pm in the President's Room at Coffman Memorial Union.
Click here for the event flyer.
The GLBTA Programs Office is holding a conversation about the University's same-sex marriage and same-sex domestic partner benefits coverage on Monday, October 7, 2013, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. in Mayo Auditorium on the East Bank.
Professor Rive-Ellen Prell was elected as Chair of the Academic Council of the American Jewish Historical Society for a three-year term beginning on January 1, 2014.
The Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change is holding the Brown Bag Series "Making Sense of Developments in Egypt: A Popularly Backed Coup or a Military-Backed Second Wave of Revolution?" It will be presented by Professor Ragui Assaad on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 12:00pm in room 537 Heller Hall.
The Open Access Week at the libraries starts October 21-25. It is an annual international celebration to raise awareness of the issue of access to published scholarly research.
Fall 2013 Faculty and Instructors: Please e-mail email@example.com by Monday, October 21st 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.
The Rock Star Supply Co. is looking for dedicated and inspirational tutors. Tutors commit to 90 minutes a week for the semester. They currently have the highest need for volunteers for Fridays. Tutors will go into a high school class and assist a teacher. Please email Robert at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ariel at Ariel@rockstarsupplyco.org for more information.
The Radical History Review seeks proposals for their upcoming special issue that will contemplate the empire as a global process involving sexualized subjects and objects. It will combine transhistorical, transregional, and local-level case studies to provide macro-level perspective on the work of sexuality in imperial processes. Abstracts no longer than 300 words are due by February 1, 2014.
The Athens Institute for Education and Research organizes its 12th Annual International Conference on Communication and Mass Media on May 12-15 2014 in Athens, Greece. Please submit an abstract by October 14th 2013.
3rd year students: the fall semester date on which Written Preliminary Portfolio Exam materials are accepted by the department is Friday, November 1st at 12:00pm, noon. If you are planning to submit your portfolio exam materials for this semester, contact email@example.com regarding your intent to submit on November 1st and to confirm the members of your examination committee.
The Political Theory Colloquium will host the first of their grad student-led reading groups Friday, October 4th in Lippincott--social science 1314 from 1:30-3:00. Their discussion this week will focus on settler colonialism and the dynamics of settler-Indigenous conflict within our broader thematic of "disordering empire." David Temin will open up the meeting and conversation.
The Department of Geography, Environment and Society is hosting a Coffee Hour on Friday, October 4th at 3:30 in room 445 Blegen Hall. Professor John Borrows, the Robina Chair in Law, Public Policy and Society at the University of Minnesota Law School, will give a talk titled "Mobility and Indigenous Peoples."