November 2013 Archives

Job Talk for Popular Culture Search

JOB TALK IN AMERICAN STUDIES: Eli Jelly-Schapiro, (PhD in American Studies, Yale University), will deliver a job talk on Friday, December 6th, 2 - 3:30 pm. We will be sending out a talk description and location early next week.

Job Talk for Popular Culture Search

JOB TALK IN AMERICAN STUDIES: Aubrey Anable, (PhD in Visual and Cultural Studies, University of Rochester), will deliver a job talk entitled, "Games Will Fail" on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2 - 3:30 pm, in 105 Scott Hall. Please see the pdf for full information. Anable job talk.pdf

Migration and Transnational Politics Symposium on December 6th

The Migration and Transnational Politics Symposium, "New Directions in Queer and Feminist Studies," is to take place on December 6th in 35 Nicholson Hall. There will be three speakers: Sarah McKinnon, Karma R. Chavez, and Diyah Larasati.

Call for Papers for the 3rd Annual Native American Studies Graduate Student Symposium

There is a call for papers for the 3rd Annual Native American Studies Graduate Student Symposium Dreaming the Roundhouse: A Transnational Indigenous Dialogue. Proposals from all current UC graduate students whose research critically addresses the issues, concerns, and lives of Indigenous peoples worldwide are welcomed. The deadline for submissions is January 31.

Two Positions in the Department of Crime and Justice Studies

The Department of Crime and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level and a position at the Associate or Full Professor level. Applicants are invited from Criminology, Sociology and related fields, as well as interdisciplinary fields drawing upon Queer/women's/gender studies, Ethnic Studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Whiteness, and Black Studies. Applications for both positions are due December 2.

Two Positions in the Department of Crime and Justice Studies

The Department of Crime and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level and a position at the Associate or Full Professor level. Applicants are invited from Criminology, Sociology and related fields, as well as interdisciplinary fields drawing upon Queer/women's/gender studies, Ethnic Studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Whiteness, and Black Studies. Applications for both positions are due December 2.

Fellowship in Native American Studies

Wesleyan University Invites Applications for a fellowship in Native American Studies. They seek a scholar whose research focuses on cultural production or the cultural history of indigenous peoples in North America.There is an annual stipend of $45,000. The deadline for applications is December 6.

Torske Klubben Fellowship

The Torske Klubben Fellowship is open to individuals who have an interest in or connection with Norway and/or its culture. Applicants should have a strong, mature, and clearly defined career interest in a specific field, with a sound research or study plan. It provides a stipend of $15,000 for the academic year.

AMST 8920-Dr. Pamela Butler

AMST 8920, "Feminist Methodologies in Media & Cultural Studies," taught by Dr. Pamela Butler will be held on Tuesdays from 1:25-3:20pm.

Wilson Library will remain open 24/7

Wilson Library will remain open 24/7 during the Finals Week period of December 12-19. After regular building hours, students will be moved to the basement level and security monitors will oversee the area. The security monitors can arrange for the WALK service for students once they want to leave as well.

Bernhard Weidinger to Speak

The Center for Austrian Studies is the hosting an event on Monday, December 2 from 12:00-1:15 in 609 Social Sciences Building. Bernhard Weidinger will give a talk entitled "The Sacral Framing of Exclusion: Christian References in Far-Right Discourses and Right-Wrong Interaction between Austria and the USA since 9/11." The event flyer can be found here.

Lunchtime Lecture Series on Monday

The Program in the History of Medicine is hosting a Lunchtime Lecture Series on Monday, December 2 from 12:20-1:10pm in 555 Diehl Hall. Hamilton Cravens will give a lecture entitled "Notions of Gender in American Pediatrics: The Ideas of Luther Emmett Holt, Arnold Lucius Gesell, and Benjamin Spock." Event flyer can be found here: Cravens HMED Lecture Series poster Fall 2013.pdf

Professor Jennifer Pierce to Speak in Lincoln, Nebraska

Professor Jennifer Pierce will deliver the lecture at the Mid-America American Studies Association's annual meeting held February 28-March 2, 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Her lecture is entitled "Racing for Innocence: Whiteness, Corporate Culture, and the Backlash Against Affirmative Action."

Jane Rhodes will present "A Small Island: African American Encounters with Britain in the Era of Jim Crow" 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, December 2nd. The event flyer can be found here: Rhodes-1.pdf

Call for Papers for the Mid-America American Studies Association Annual Meeting

There is a call for papers for the Mid-America American Studies Association's annual meeting. The announced theme is All Deliberate Speed: Politics of Equality and Discourses of Difference. Proposals are due on or before December 1, 2013.

Call for Proposals For an International, Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

There is a call for proposals for an international, interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference entitled "Undergoing Health: States of Body and Mind." It aims to bring together the resonant fields of illness and disability studies, medical humanities, public health, posthumanisms, and biopolitical theory to further an understanding of what we consider "healthy" and "unhealthy." Abstracts of no more than 250 words are due by December 16.

Legal History Workshop on Monday, November 25

The Program in Law and History is hosting the Legal History Workshop on Monday, November 25 from 2:00-3:25pm in room 15 of Mondale Hall. Barbara Welke will be presenting her play "Owning Hazard: Genre, Law, and History."

Tenure-track Position at Syracuse University

The Department of Women's & Gender Studies at Syracuse University invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Women's & Gender Studies. They invite applications from candidates who specialize in Latina, Chicana, Latin American, and/or indigenous scholarship. Application deadline is November 25.

Dartmouth Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth welcomes applications for a postdoctoral fellowship. Applicants may be from any academic discipline, provided that their research has a strong gender-related emphasis. The appointed fellow will receive an annual stipend of $55,000. Deadline for applications is January 6, 2014.

John Borchert Lecture on Friday, November 22

The Coffee Hour Committee is hosting the John Borchert Lecture on Friday, November 22 at 3:30 in L-110 Honeywell Auditorium. Dr. Thomas Ficher will give a talk titled "What is GeoDesign and Why Does It Matter?"

Brown Bag Series with Emily Springer

The Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change is holding the Brown Bag Series "Behind the PowerPoint: Knowledge Production through International Development Evaluation Systems." The event will be held on Friday, November 22 at 12:00pm in 537 Heller Hall. Emily Springer will be presenting.

Brown Bag Session with Professor Ben Etherington

Professor Ben Etherington will be holding a brown bag session to discuss his forthcoming journal article, "An Answer to the Question: What is Decolonization? Frantz Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth and Jean-Paul Sartre's Critique of Dialectical Reason," on Thursday, November 21 from 12:00-1:30 in 135 Nicholson Hall.

Candidate for CAS Director: Egbert Klautke

The Center for Austrian Studies is hosting two events featuring Egbert Klautke, the candidate for CAS director.

2013 Outstanding Unit Award for Equity and Diversity

The Department of American Studies is a co-recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Unit Award for Equity and Diversity presented by The Office for Equity and Diversity (OED) at the University of Minnesota. This award honors transformational equity and diversity work that both demonstrates outstanding leadership in equity and diversity, and is collaborative, sustainable, and linked to the stated mission and vision of the group.

Pa'u Hana Reception

The Department of American Studies, University of Hawaii, is hosting the Pa'u Hana Reception at the ASA Annual Meeting on Saturday, November 23, from 4:00-6:00pm at the Washington Hilton, Columbia Hall Foyer, to celebrate the University of Hawai'i becoming the new editorial office for American Quarterly in 2014.

Lary May Recipient of the MAASA

Lary May is the recipient of the MAASA (Mid-America American Studies Association) 2013 Elizabeth Kolmer Award, which is given annually to honor teaching and mentoring in the field of American Studies and service to MAASA.

Political Theory Colloquium on Wednesday, November 20th

The College of Liberal Arts is hosting the Political Theory Colloquium "Primitivism and Primitive Accumulation" on Wednesday, November 20th from 1:30pm-3:00pm in the Lippincott Room of the Social Sciences Tower 1314. Dr. Ben Etherington will be speaking. The talk will be entitled "Primitivism After its Poststructural Eclipse, or Putting the 'ism' back into Primitivism."

Dissertation Fellowship Programor research on Retirement Income and Policy Issue

The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College announces the 2014 Dissertation Fellowship Program for research on retirement income and policy issue. The program is open to scholars in all academic disciplines. Up to two fellowships of $28,000 will be awarded. The submission deadline for proposals is Friday, February 14, 2014.

Social and Behavioral Sciences Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at The Ohio State University supports promising scholars who are committed to diversity in the academy. The fellowships provide a $40,000 annual stipend, university medical benefits, and some support for travel and research expenses. The application deadline is February 14, 2014.

New England Regional Fellowship

New England Regional Fellowship Consortium Research Grants provide a stipend of $5,000 for a total of at least eight weeks of research at three or more participating institutions. The deadline is February 1, 2014.

Legal History Workshop to be Held on Monday, November 18

The Program in Law and History is holding the Legal History Workshop on Monday, November 18 from 2:00-3:25pm in room 15 of Mondale Hall. Danny LaChance will be presenting "The Old West and the New American Death Penalty: Capital Punishment in Harris and Oklahoma Counties, 1980-2000".

AMST 8920

American Studies 8920, "Personal Narratives in Interdisciplinary Research," taught by Jennifer Pierce will be held from 3:35 to 5:30 in Peik Hall on Wednesdays.

Daniel Unowsky to Speak

The Center for Austrian Studies is hosting two events featuring Daniel Unowsky, the candidate for CAS director.

Coffee Hour with Dr. Hari M. Osofsky

The Department of geography, Enivronment and Society is hosting a Coffee Hour on Friday, November 15 at 3:30PM in room 445 of Blegen Hall. Dr. Hari M. Osofsky will present "Strengthening the Role of Multi-Level Urban Networks in Polycentric Climate Change Governance."

Brown Bag Series with Professor Greta Friedmann-Sánchez

The Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change is hosting the Brown Bag Series "Theoretical and Methodological Implications of Caregiving for Development" presented by Professor Greta Friedmann-Sánchez. The event will be held on Friday, November 15 at 12:00pm in 537 Heller Hall.

Mock Conference for History Ph.D. Students

The Graduate Workshop in Modern History is sponsoring the second mock conference for History Ph.D. students. The mock conference will be held on Friday, November 15 from 1:00pm-2:25pm in the Humphrey Center, room 15.

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund Fellowship

If you plan to apply for the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund Fellowship, please notify the department (amstdy@umn.edu) of your intent to apply by Wednesday, November 13th by 12:00pm. Colleen will then be in contact with you directly regarding the internal application deadline. Please note that because the Department received late notice of this award, a short turn-around time for application materials will be necessary. Click here for information about the Fellowship.

Annual Unity Dinner on Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Black Student Union is hosting the annual Unity Dinner on Sunday, November 10 from 6:00-9:00pm at the McNamara Alumni Center-Memorial Hall. This dinner promotes service, leadership, diversity, and cultural awareness. This year's theme is "Embracing Blackness in All Its Forms: Foundations for Uplift." Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds and Regent Abdul Omari will be speaking.

Paper Proposals for the American Comparative Literature Association Conference

American Comparative Literature Association conference will be held in March in New York City. For their seminar entitled "Urban Mobility/Rethinking the Flâneur," they are looking for scholars working on "flânerie" and models of urban mobility, particularly in the context of the social, political, and cultural reconfigurations characteristic of late capitalism, to write paper proposals. Deadline for proposals is November 15.

The Department of Latino/Latina Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign invites applications for two Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Associates. The associates will receive $42,000 salary over a 12-month period and an additional $5,000 for research expenses. Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree is required. Applications must be submitted by December 16.

Pre-Doctoral Diversity Fellowships at Ithaca College

The School of Humanities and Sciences at Ithaca College announces Pre-Doctoral Diversity Fellowships. The fellow will receive a $30,000 stipend, $3,000 in travel/professional development support, office space, health benefits and access to Ithaca College/Cornell University libraries. Applications preferred 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 due by December 15, 2013.

Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position at University of Maryland Baltimore County

The Department of Africana Studies at the University of Maryland Baltimore County invites applications for a tenure-track position at Assistant Professor level. Candidates should have strong interest in interdisciplinary teaching/research, advising individualized undergraduate research projects, offering writing intensive courses, and advancing the field of Africana Studies, Black Literature, and/or Comparative Literature. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in African American/Africana/Black Literary Studies, or Comparative and English Literature. Applications due November 8, 2013.

Postition for Inaugural Director of LGBTQIA - Resource Center

Georgia Institute of Technology is looking for the Inaugural Director of their LGBTQIA - Resource Center. The Director of the LGBTQIA Resource Center will provide Education, Support, and Advocacy for LGBTQI-identified students and allies, and serve as a liaison to faculty and staff. Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree strongly preferred. Applications are due November 11.

The Legal History Workshop to be Held on Monday, November 11

The Legal History Workshop will be held by The Program in Law and History on Monday, November 11 in room 15 of Mondale Hall from 2:00 to 3:25pm. At this session, Professor Jeannine DeLombard will present her paper "The Novel and the Reconstruction Amendments."

Imagine Annual Faculty Awards Support Innovative

Imagine Annual Faculty Awards support innovative research in the arts, design, and humanities. For the 2014-15 academic year, up to 150 awards, each up to $5,000 will be awarded. The deadline for proposals has been extended to 12:00 p.m. (noon) Central Time on Monday, November 18, 2013. . For more information, please click here.

Athens Boys Choir to Perform

The Woman's Student Activist Collective has invited Athens Boys Choir, to the university. Athens Boys Choir is a nationally known artist who performs with the goal of bringing trans-voices to colleges and universities. The performance will be on Tuesday, November 12 at 6:30 in the Coffman Union Theatre. Click here to see the event fyler.

Coffe Hour with Dr. Alice Lovejoy

The Department of Geography, Environmental and Society is holding a Coffee Hour with Dr. Alice Lovejoy on Friday, November 8 at 3:30 in Blegen Hall room 445. She will give a talk titled "Pictures in Motion: Media, Space, and the Cold War."

Brown Bag Series with Chantel Figueroa

The Interdisciplinary Center for the study of Global Change is hosting the brown bag Series entitled "Pedagogy of Violence: Picturing the Context for Mental Health in Guatemala City" on Friday, November 8 at 2:00pm in 537 Heller Hall. It will be presented by Chantal Figueroa.

Alain Patrice Nganang to Speak at Macalester College

Alain Patrice Nganang will be speaking at Macalester College in St. Paul on November 7th at 4:30 in the Humanities Building room 401. He will be present "The Crisis in Current African Writing." The event flyer can be found here: CameroonianNovelistLecture.docx

Howard Louthan to Speak

The Center for Austrian Studies is presenting the events "Erasmus, Poland, and the Reformation" on Thursday, November 7 from 1:30-3:00 in 1210 Heller Hall and "A Vision for the Center for Austrian Studies" on Friday, November 8 from 12:00-1:15 in 614 Social Sciences Building. Howard Louthan will be speaking. The events flyer is located here.

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