January 2014 Archives

Kale Fajardo Essay

Kale Fajardo has a new essay, "Queering and Transing the Great Lakes: Filipino/a Tomboy Masculinities and Manhoods across Waters" in a special issue of GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (Volume 20, Number 1-2, 2014) called "Queering the Middle: Race, Region, and a Queer Midwest" edited by Martin F. Manalansan IV, Chantal Nadeau, Richard T. Rodríguez, and Siobhan B. Somerville. To read this essay click here.

AAS Graduate Student Panel

Tom Sarmiento will be one of the panelists on the Asian American Studies Graduate panel: "We are Here: Representations of Transnationalism Among Asian / Pacific Americans. Friday, January 31st, from 3 - 4:30 pm, Social Sciences Building, Room 710. For more information click AAS Grad Panel.pdf.

Tom Sarmiento Practice Job Talk

Tom Sarmiento will be presenting a practice job talk Friday, February 7th, 3 p.m., Scott Hall Commons, "What Are Filipinas/os Doing in Lima, Ohio? Or, Glee's Unconscious Avowal of US Empire. "

English Job Talks

The Department of English is hosting three candidates for a position in creative writing next week.

History of Medicine Spring Lectures

The Program in the History of Medicine, announces lectures for Spring 2014. Please note that a number of these are held on Mondays, while others are held on Fridays as part of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine Spring Colloquium series. For complete list please click HMed Colloquia Spring 2014.pdf

Submit Syllabi & Office Hours

American Studies Instructors: Spring 2014 Syllabi & Office Hours: Please submit a copy of your course syllabus electronically to amstdy@umn.edu by Wednesday, February 5th. Please also include the time(s) and day(s) you will be holding office hours for the upcoming semester.

Dartmouth Summer Institute

Dartmouth announces one week summer institute: State(s) of American Studies. Applications for the 2014 Institute will be accepted until all slots have been filled, but applications received by May 18, 2014 will be granted priority. For more information click here.

Critical Ethnic Studies Summer Workshop

Critical Ethnic Studies announces it's summer workshop: "What is Critical Ethnic Studies?"June 26 - 28, 2014, University of Maryland, College Park. For more information click here.

Museum Studies Minor

Museum Studies is a graduate minor that is available to all students of any major. It can be the introduction to a career in museums for subject specialists, educators, designers, artists, business managers, IT, and communications experts and others. For more information click here.

The ACLS Public Fellows

The ACLS Public Fellows program places recent Ph.D.s from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring. The fellowship provides a stipend of $65,000 per year as well as individual health insurance. For application information, click here.

CRRES Postdoctoral Fellowship

CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON RACE AND ETHNICITY IN SOCIETY (CRRES) POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP Indiana University, Bloomington is pleased to accept applications for two Postdoctoral Fellowships for scholars in a broad range of fields, including African American and African Diaspora Studies, American Studies (includes Native American Studies), Anthropology, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. Applications received by January 30, 2014 will receive full consideration.

"TransAmericas" Conference at UC Davis

Queer, Feminist, and Transgender Studies Research Cluster announces the 2014 Conference "TransAmericas" at the University of California Davis May 15 and 16, 2014. Call for Submissions Deadline: Friday, February 15. Click here for more information.

"American Circuits, American Secrets" Conference

Organized panels and individual submissions are invited for the "American Circuits, American Secrets" Conference, Banff, Alberta, September 18-21, 2014. This conference is sponsored by the University of Alberta and will be held in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary meeting of the Canadian Association for American Studies. The deadline for proposals has been extended to February 14, 2014. Please consult the attached CFP, and see our submission guidelines at www.circuitsandsecrets.com

Athens Institute for Education and Research Conference

The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) organizes its 12th Annual International Conference on Communication and Mass Media, 12-15 May 2014, Athens, Greece. The conference website is: http://www.atiner.gr/media.htm

Myrl Beam Practice Job Talk

Myrl Beam will present a practice job talk, "At the Limits of 'By and For': Space, Struggle, and the Non-Profitization of Queer Youth," on Friday, January 31st, at 3 pm, room 105 Scott Hall.

ICGC Brown Bag

ICGC Brown Bag this Friday, January 24, 2014 noon-1pm, 537 Heller Hall "District Six Revisited" Presented by: Ciraj Rassool, Department of History, University of the Western Cap. This is a lecture about the contradictions and tensions of the politics of urban social reconstruction in Cape Town's District Six in the two decades after the end of apartheid. Click here for more information.

Graduate Workshop in Modern History

The Graduate Workshop in Modern History (GWMH) is currently soliciting papers for its 2014 spring semester schedule. Click here for more information.

University of South Florida Postdoc

The University of South Florida is pleased to announce the sixth year of its Postdoctoral Scholars program in the Social Sciences and Humanities. The over-arching theme for this year's scholars is Global Change in a Dynamic World. The salary is $40,000 per year. For application information please click here.

Henry Roe Cloud Dissertation Fellowship

Please find notice below of the 5th Annual Henry Roe Cloud Dissertation Writing Fellowship for 2014-2015. Click here for more information: http://ygsna.sites.yale.edu/news/american-indian-studies-dissertation-writing-fellowship

Human Rights UC Berkeley Postdoc

The Human Rights Program at the University of California, Berkeley is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow/Lecturer position for the 2014-2015 academic year. Applications are due February 10, 2014. For additional information and instructions, please see the posting at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00344

UCCNRS Postdoc

The University of California Center for New Racial Studies (UCCNRS) seeks a postdoctoral scholar whose research interests focus on the shifting dynamics of race and racism in the 21st century. February 1st is the application deadline. For more information please click here.

DPDF Student Fellowship

The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Student Fellowship Competition is organized to help graduate students in the humanities and social sciences formulate effective research proposals through scholarly exchange within interdisciplinary areas of study and exploratory summer research. Deadline is February 3rd.

GLBTA Call for Submissions

GLBTA Programs is calling for submissions for the 2nd Annual Research Showcase highlighting research from U of M students, faculty and staff that relates to LGBTQIA identities and queer related work. For instructions on applying to the Showcase please visit: https://diversity.umn.edu/glbta/schochet Deadline for submissions is Feb. 7th.

Feminist Digital Pedagogies Conference

The Feminist Digital Pedagogies Conference will feature two days of conversations about digital humanities and the feminist implications of online teaching. Our conference keynote speakers include Alex Juhasz (Pitzer), Anne Balsamo (New School), and Adeline Koh (Richard Stockton College). Conference will live stream on January 23rd and 24th.

James Baldwin Review - Call for Papers

The Manchester University Press is pleased to announce the launching of the James Baldwin Review (JBR). We are now accepting submissions for publication in the inaugural issue of this annual journal. For more information: http://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/journals/jbr

UCSD Graduate Student Conference

UCSD is pleased to announce an inaugural graduate student conference in feminist and queer of color critique, which will take place May 2-3, 2014. Submissions are due February 1st.

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