December 2013 Archives

University of Minnesota International Summer Fellowship Opportunities

The Interdisciplinary Center for German & European Studies at the University of Minnesota offers two valuable international summer fellowship opportunities. Both opportunities are open to graduate and undergraduate students in any discipline.

Call for Submissions for the Women, Gender, and Families of Color Journal

Women, Gender, and Families of Color (WGFC), a new multidisciplinary journal that centers the study of Black, Latina/o, Indigenous, and Asian American women, gender, and families, invites submissions for upcoming issues.

Institute of Reading and Development Summer 2014 Teaching Positions

The Institute of Reading and Development is seeking candidates for summer 2014 teaching positions. They seek applicants with an undergraduate degree or higher from any discipline. They will begin accepting applications for the 2014 season in late December.

Post-doctoral Fellowship in the Environmental Humanities at UCLA

The Department of English at UCLA invites applications for a one-year post-doctoral fellowship in the Environmental Humanities. Applications are welcome from applicants who do research on environmental issues from a humanities perspective and have expertise in more than one humanities discipline. Deadline for applications is January 15.

Program in American Culture Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Family and Intimate Relations

The Program in American Culture Studies at Washington University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Family and Intimate Relations. They are particularly interested in Fellows whose research and teaching focus on the study of relations of production, reproduction and/or regulation, pertaining to the history and theory of family and intimate relations; sexuality; and/or the body. The deadline for applications is January 13.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Inequality and Identity at Washington University

The Program in American Culture Studies at Washington University seeks applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Inequality and Identity. They are particularly interested in Fellows whose research and teaching are the center on the study of inequality, hierarchy, and power. Application deadline is January 13.

Social Sciences Data Curation Fellow at Pennsylvania State University

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seek a Social Sciences Data Curation Fellow. This is a two-year fixed term appointment at the rank of assistant librarian. Salary commensurate with experience. Application deadline is December 27.

University of California, Davis Postion as Assistant Professor

The American Studies Program at the Univeristy of California, Davis invites applicants for an Assistant Professor, with research expertise in disability studies and at least one of the following fields: digital/ public humanities, nature/ landscape, popular culture, and gender/ sexuality studies. They prefer scholars with a Ph.D. in American Studies. Application deadline is February 1

The graduate school requires an annual review of student progress for
each graduate student. The department process for annual review
includes a meeting with your adviser(s). Meetings should be scheduled
between February 3 and February 21. Students are also required to
submit a Student Activities Report (SAR) each calendar year. Please
submit your SAR to Melanie (stein196@umn.edu) by Monday, February
3, 2014

The graduate school requires an annual review of student progress for
each graduate student. The department process for annual review
includes a meeting with your adviser(s). Meetings should be scheduled
between February 3 and February 21. Students are also required to
submit a Student Activities Report (SAR) each calendar year. Please
submit your SAR to Melanie (stein196@umn.edu) by Monday, February
3, 2014

Office Space & Key Return

Grad instructors & TAs with Scott Hall offices: If you are not teaching or TAing in Spring 2014, please remove all personal items from your office and return your key to the department office by Monday, December 30th. Any unclaimed items will be removed.

Office Space & Key Return

Grad instructors & TAs with Scott Hall offices: If you are not teaching or TAing in Spring 2014, please remove all personal items from your office and return your key to the department office by Monday, December 30th. Any unclaimed items will be removed.

Job Talk in American Studies: Jennifer Tyburczy

Job talk in American Studies: Jennifer Tyburczy (PhD in Performance Studies, Northwestern University) will deliver a job talk entitled, "Exhibiting the Sexual Modern in Mexico City: Sex Museum Display and the Globalization of Queer Discourse" on Friday, December 13th, 2 - 3:30 pm, in 125 Nolte. Here is the event flyer: Tyburczy job talk-1.pdf

Job Talk in American Studies: Shana Redmond

Job talk in American Studies: Shana Redmond (PhD in African American Studies and American Studies, Yale University) will deliver a job talk entitled, "Soul Intact: Nina Simone's Black Power Conversion" on Tuesday, December 17th, 2-3:30 pm, in 125 Nolte. We will be sending out a description of the talk soon.

Florence Levy Kay Fellowship in Education and African and Afro-American Studies

Brandeis University invites applications for the Florence Levy Kay Fellowship in Education and African and Afro-American Studies. They are particularly interested in candidates with expertise and interest in exploring issues of race, class, gender, and inequality in education. Applications are due January 15.

Legacy Research Fellowships

The Minnesota Historical Society invites applications for Legacy Research Fellowships. These Fellowships are open to any post-collegiate Minnesota scholar who is engaged in Minnesota-related research/scholarship. Awards of $1,000 or $5,000 are available to successful applicants. Deadline for applications is February 3.

University of Texas at Arlington Provost Post-Doctoral Fellowships

The University of Texas at Arlington invites applications and nominations for Provost Post-Doctoral Fellowships. The fellowship program is open to all areas of study. Fellows will receive a stipend of $40,000 and a research allowance of $2,000 each year. The deadline is January 6, 2014.

University of Minnesota Libraries Two-year Fellowship

The University of Minnesota Libraries is offering a two-year Fellowship in Data Curation in the Social Sciences. This is a fulltime, 24-month, academic professional position at a minimum salary of $60,000. The deadline for applications is December 27.

John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University Postition

The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University invites applications for a tenure track position in the broad area of American politics and institutions. They seek candidates with training in political science, sociology, law, or history whose work focuses on policies, institutions, or political practices in plural societies. The application deadline is December 14.

Last Graduate Workshop in Modern History

The last Graduate Workshop in Modern History will be held on Friday, December 13 at 12:00pm in 1229 Heller Hall. Jimmy Sweet will present his paper: "Mixed-Bloods and Allotment Policy: A Precursor to Allotment on the Sac and Fox Mixed- Blood Reservation, 1824-1854." Professor Barbara Welke will offer faculty comment.

Call to Return All Books & 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: Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Grades Submissions for Fall 2013 Courses

Fall 2013 Instructors: Grades for fall 2013 courses should be entered online by Friday, December 27th at 11:59 p.m.

HSPH IGG Student and Faculty Happy Hour

A Heritage Studies and Public History Interdisciplinary Graduate Group (HSPH IGG) student and faculty happy hour will take place Wednesday, December 11 from 4:00-6:00pm in 389 Humphrey.

Job Talk for Popular Culture Search: Eli Jelly-Schapiro

Job Talk in American Studies: Eli Jelly-Schapiro (PhD in American Studies, Yale University), will deliver a job talk entitled, "Empire's Afterlives: Contemporary American Culture and the Long History of Colonial Modernity" on Friday, December 6th, 2 - 3:30 pm, in 101 Walter Library. Please click here to see the event flyer: Jelly-Schapiro job talk.pdf

Job Talk for Popular Culture Search: Elliott Powell

Job Talk in American Studies: Elliott Powell (PhD in American Studies, New York University), will deliver a job talk entitled, "Out On the Corner: Queerness, South Asianness, and the Sights and Sounds of Blackness of Miles Davis," on Tuesday, December 10th, 1:30 - 2 pm, in 125 Nolte. Here is the event flyer: Powell job talk.pdf

The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Student Fellowship Competition

The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Student Fellowship Competition is organized to help graduate students in the humanities and social sciences formulate effective research proposals. Student fellows must attend spring and fall workshops and conduct six weeks of summer research. Students may apply for up to $5,000 to cover summer research costs. The deadline is February 3.

Psotion at the University of Texas at Austin

The Center for Women's & Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin has a Two-year Embrey Family Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship.This position is a keystone of the Center's Embrey Family Foundation Critical Human Rights Initiative. The field is open and the strongest candidates will be appointed regardless of specialization. The deadline for applications is January 1.

University Libraries Installing a New Software Version

The University Libraries is installing a new software version over the coming few weeks. Although circulation and MNCAT searching won't be affected, there are a few things to be aware of.

Human Rights Day event on Tuesday, December 10

The Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change is hosting a Human Rights Day event on Tuesday, December 10 at 4:00pm in 1210 Heller Hall. Kathryn Sikkink will give a talk entitled "Latin America as a Protagonist of the Idea of International Human Rights."

Austrian Holiday Party on December 6

THE CENTER FOR AUSTRIAN STUDIES is hosting the Austrian Holiday Party on December 6 from 5:00-7:00pm in 1210 Heller Hall.

Brown Bag Series with Therona Moodley

The Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change is hosting the Brown Bag Series "Rage and Representation: The Disorderly Woman in Indian Cinema" on Friday, December 6 at 12:00pm in 527 Heller Hall. It will be presented by Therona Moodley.

Coffee Hour with Dr. Jason Hill

The Department of Geography, Environment and Society Coffee Hour will take place on Friday, December 6 at 3:30pm in 445 Blegen Hall. Dr. Jason Hill will give a talk titled "Teaching about Global Food Sustainability: Reflections on the MOOC Model."

Professor Rainer M. Koeppl to Speak

The Center for Austrian Studies is holding the event "The Politics of Mistranslation and the Mistranslation of Politics: Manipulating Movie Soundtracks in Postwar Europe." The event will take place Today, Wednesday, December 4 at 12:30pm in 113 Folwell Hall. Professor Rainer M. Koeppl will be speaking.

Jasmine Tang's Essay Published

Current Graduate Student Jasmine Tang had here essay "'A Tennessean in an Unlikely Package': The Stand-Up Comedy of Henry Cho," published in Asian Americans in Dixie: Race and Migration in the South, edited by Khyati Joshi and Jigna Desai, University of Illinois press.

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