March 2014 Archives

Building Access Changes

BUILDING ACCESS CHANGES: Soon Scott Hall will be accessible after hours only by the U of MN ID card. All faculty and graduate students who currently have after hours access (including access to the building on the weekend) need to have an up-to-date ID card to get into the building. To determine if your card is current and to learn about how to get a new card please click here.

Richa Nagar Talk

THE DEPARTMENT of GEOGRAPHY, ENVIRONMENT, and SOCIETY COFFEE HOUR presents a talk by Richa Nagar. She will be giving a talk titled "Truths, Tales, and Journeys with Sangtin." The talk will be held on Friday, April 4th at 3:30pm in 445 Blegen Hall. Click here for full event details.

Indiana University, Bloomington - Gender Studies Post-Doc

INDIANA UNIVERSITY, BLOOIMNGTON announces a Post-Doctoral Fellow/Visiting Lecturer position in their Gender Studies Department. Click here for more information and to apply.

Immigration in the Global Midwest Project

THE INTERDISCIPLINARY PROJECT "IMMIGRATION IN THE GLOBAL MIDWEST" has been awarded $10,000 in seed funding from the Institute for Advanced Study under the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's "Humanities without Walls" project. Faculty co-leads on the project include: Kale Fajardo, Jigna Desai, Erika Lee, Josephine Lee, Martha Bigelow, and Kendall King.

Celebrating Equity and Diversity in Faculty Publications

THE UNIVERSITY of MINNESOTA LIBRARIES presents Celebrating Equity and Diversity in Faculty Publications. The event will feature two faculty readings, one from Brenda Child and one from Zenzele Isoke, from their recent books. The event will be held on Tuesday, April 15th from 4:30 - 6:00pm at 120 Andersen Library. Click here for the full event details.

Frank Galarte Talk

THE DEPARTMENT of CHICANO and LATINO STUDIES presents a talk Professor Frank Galarte. He will be giving a talk titled "Siempre en Mi Mente: Reading the Gwen Araujo Archive." The talk will be held on Monday, April 7th at 3:30pm at the La Raza Student Cultural Center, 211 Coffman.

Allison Booth Talk

THE NINETENNTH CENTURY SUBFIELD presents Professor Alison Booth as their guest speaker for this year. Prof. Booth will be giving a talk entitled "Author Country and Transatlantic Homes and Haunts, circa 1913." The talk will take place on Friday, April 11th at 1:00pm in 207A Lind Hall.

Critical Ethnic Studies Association Membership

THE CRITICAL ETHNIC STUDIES ASSOCIATION has opened online memberships. They are offering special rates until Sunday June 1st. Click here for more information on membership and to apply.

Minnesota Historical Society Summer Interships

THE MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY announces their summer internships. They have 20 positions available, both paid and unpaid in a variety of specialties. The deadline to apply is Sunday April 13th. Click here for more information and to apply.

Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Associations Conference

MIDWEST POPULAR CULTURE/AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATIONS is calling for papers in the Indigenous Studies Area, for their fall conference in Indianapolis, IN. The Conference will be held October 3rd - 5th, 2014. Click here for more information and to submit papers.

Tammy Owens awarded Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

TAMMY OWENS has been awarded a two-year pre-doctoral fellowship from the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia.

Legal History Workshop

THE LEGAL HISTORY WORKSHOP will be having Brooke Depenbusch present "Too Many People Don't Belong Anywhere: The Persistence of Settlement Law in Depression Era America." The workshop will be held on Friday, March 28th at 12:15 in 1 Mondale Hall. Click here for full event details.

Graduate Workshop in Modern History

THE GRADUATE WORKSHOP in MODERN HISTORY will be having Jessica Arnett present her paper "Race and Place: Indigeneity, Land, and the Conditions of the U.S. Settler State." Professor Sarah Chambers of the History Department will offer faculty comment. The workshop will be held on Friday, March 28th at 1:30pm in 1229 Heller Hall.

Waleed Mahdi is in the CLA Reach Magazine

WALEED MAHDI is featured in the winter 2014 edition of the CLA Reach magazine. The title of the interview is "Arab Americans in the Movies: the Cultural 'Other'" Click here to read the interview.

Teaching Assistantship Preferences DUE

TEACHING ASSISTANT PREFERENCES DUE Wednesday, March 26th. Please submit your teaching assistantship preferences to Colleen by noon. You may submit via email at henne020@umn.edu or leave a copy of your preferences in her mailbox.

Karissa White received PhD

Karissa White has received her PhD with her dissertation entitled, "To Resist and Adapt: Tribal Narratives of Community, Sovereignty, and Treaty Rights at the Squaxin Island Museum, Library and Research Center and the Mille Lacs Indian Museum." Brenda Child, adviser.

Jasmine Kar Tang received PhD

Jasmine Kar Tang has received her PhD with her dissertation entitled,
"Atomic Hospitality: Asian Migrant Scientists Meet the U.S. South."
Erika Lee, adviser.

Karla Padrón will be presenting her research, "Legal Injuries: Deportability and the Lives of Transgender Latina Immigrants in the U.S.", at the Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Research Showcase, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Noon- 2 p.m. at Northrop Auditorium. The event will feature more than 80 recipients of prestigious doctoral fellowships presenting their research in a casual and conversational environment. Click here for more information about the DDF showcase including a list of presenters and their projects.

Dissertation Writing Retreat

THE CENTER FOR WRITING and THE GRADUATE SCHOOL are now accepting applications for their three week Dissertation Writing Retreat. All dissertation-writing PhD students are encouraged to apply for one of the fifteen seats available. The retreat takes place from May 27 - June 12. Applications are due Monday, April 7th. Click here for more information and to apply.

Henry Roe Cloud Dissertation Writing Fellowship in American Indian and Indigenous Studies

THE YALE GRADUATE SCHOOL of ARTS AND SCIENCES invites graduate scholars to apply for the 5th Annual Henry Roe Cloud Dissertation Writing Fellowship in American Indian and Indigenous Studies. The application deadline is March 21, 2014. Click here for more information and to apply.

Michael Denning Talk

THE INSTITUTE for ADVANCED STUDY presents a talk by Michael Denning titled, "Decolonizing the Ear: The Reverberations of Vernacular Musics in the Era of Electrical Recording". The talk will be held on Friday, April 18th at 4:00pm in the Crosby Seminar Room in Northrop. Click here for the full event details.

Oral History Workshop and Panel Discussion

THE INSTITUTE for ADVANCED STUDY TEACHING HERITAGE COLLABORATIVE and the Heritage Studies and Public History Interdisciplinary Graduate Group present "Teaching Heritage: Oral History Workshop and Panel Discussion". The events are happening on Friday, March 28th in 125 Nolte Center. The workshop will begin at 1:00pm and the panel will follow at 3:00pm. Click here for the full event details.

"Elena" Film Screening

THE DEPARTMENT of SPANISH & PORTUGUESE STUDIES presents a screening of Elena. The film will be followed by a Q&A with the director, Petra Costa. The screening will take place on Monday, March 24th at 5:00pm in 108 Folwell Hall. Click here for the full event detail.

Summer Dissertation Writing Funds requests due by 12:00pm NOON on April 11, 2014

Summer Dissertation Writing Funds are awarded only once in your PhD
career. The current award is an amount of up to $4,000. Criteria for
requesting available funds are that the student must be ABD, be
actively writing their dissertations, and not
have received the funds previously.

Audrey Christensen Award Applications due April 11, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. NOON.

The American Studies department announces the Audrey Christensen
Award. Up to two recipients will be awarded $500.00 each for the
purchase of books for use in research and study. All students in good
standing pursuing a Ph.D. in American Studies may apply. American
Studies was given a small endowed fund to allow graduate students to
create a library for their research and study.

Josie Fowler Peace and Justice Prize Applications due April 11, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. NOON.

Josephine Fowler, known as Josie to her friends, died of breast cancer
in 2006, just three years after completing her Ph.D. in American
studies. Her life spanned just 49 years, but was by any measure
remarkably rich, impassioned, and accomplished. In tribute to Josie's
amazing spirit, friends and colleagues have established a fund to
provide an annual $250 award for the purchase of books to a U of M
American studies graduate student doing research in the areas Josie
valued and changed with her life and labor--work that documents and
fights for positive change in the world. The prize, established in
Fall 2007, is intended to facilitate the purchase of books helpful to
the recipient's dissertation. Through this prize Josie will continue
to serve as a model of how to meld committed activism and principled
scholarship.

The American Studies department announces the Mulford Q. Sibley
Graduate Fellowship for Summer Research Support. This is a $3,000
fellowship and up to two (2) fellowships may be awarded. Eligible
applicants are pre-ABD students who are in their first or second year
who are in good standing and pursuing a Ph.D. in American Studies.
Applicants will be notified of results in early May.

Minnesota Political Theory Colloquium Talks

THE MINNESOTA POLITICAL THEORY COLLOQUIUM is presenting two events next week. The first is a talk by Prof. Michaele Ferguson titled "Validating All Women, Judging None: Choice Feminism and the Fear of Politics." The second is a talk by Prof. Daniela Mansbach titled "Legalizing Guantanamo." Prof. Ferguson's talk will take place on Thursday, March 13th at 1:00pm and Prof. Mansbach's talk will take place on Friday, March 14th at 1:30pm. Both events will take place in the Lippincott Room (Social Sciences Building 1314). Click here for full event details.

Waleed Mahdi Lecture

WALEED MAHDI will be delivering a lecture sponsored by Global REM. The lecture is titled "On Agency and Self-Representation: Arab Americans and Transgressing Hollywood-Egyptian Cinematic Patterns." The lecture will take place on Wednesday, April 2nd at 12:30pm in 308 Elmer L. Andersen Library. Click here for full event details.

"I Am Harvey Milk"

TED MANN CONCERT HALL will be hosting the Minnesota premiere performances of "I Am Harvey Milk." The oratorio will be performed by the Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus with other special guest. There will be two performances one on Friday, March 28th and the other on Saturday, March 28th, both at 8:00pm at Ted Mann Concert Hall. Click here for full event details and to purchase tickets.

Diversity Through Disciplines

THE INSTITUTE FOR DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND ADVOCACY present Diversity through Disciplines, a showcase of research done by faculty recipients (including Prof. Castellanos) of the Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy Multicultural Research Awards. The event will be held on Thursday, April 10th from 11:00am - 1:30pm in 125 Nolte. Click here for full event details.

Max Planck Institute Research Positions

THE MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE is pleased to announce they have up to ten staff research positions open in the Department for Socio-Cultural Diversity. Click here to learn about all the positions and to apply.

The Enduring Spirit of Labor Exhibition

ANNA METEYER presents "The Enduring Spirit of Labor", an exhibition at the Quarter Gallery and a host of other special events. The exhibit opens on April 22nd. Click here for the full details on the exhibit and all the events.

John D. Montgomery Post Doctoral Fellowship

THE PACIFIC BASIN RESEARCH CENTER at Soka University of America is pleased to announce applications are open for the second annual John D. Montgomery Post-Doctoral Fellowship. The Fellowship is intended to support scholars whose research focuses on humanistic development in and connections among the peoples of the Pacific Basin, specifically in South Asia (Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Bhutan). Click here for more information on the fellowship and to apply.

American Studies Recruitment Dinner

This is a reminder that the American Studies prospective graduate student and community dinner will be held on Monday, March 10th at 6pm in 1210 Heller Hall. Please RSVP today by clicking here or by replying to this email. We look forward to seeing you!

Takashi Fujitani Talks

THE INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY presents two talks by Takashi Fujitani. The first is titled "Cold War Clint: How Asia Made a Hollywood Icon, and How He Imagined Asia" and will take place on Monday, March 10th at 3:00pm in 125 Nolte Library. The second is titled "Race for Empire: Critical Book Discussion" and will be held on Tuesday, March 11th at 3:00pm in 125 Nolte. Click here for full event details.

The Society for German-American Studies Symposium

THE SOCIETY FOR GERMAN-AMERICAN STUDIES annual symposium will be held in Milwaukee from Apirl 10th - 13th, 2014. General themes will include: the German-American press, barometers of the German-American psyche, the German language in the Americas, and the World War I era among others. Click here for full details on the symposium.

Bates College positions in English Department

THE BATES COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH has two Visiting Assistant Professor positions open. The first is in African American Literature and the second is in post 1900 British and Anglophone literature and postcolonial theory. Click here and here to learn more about the positions and to apply.

Wheaton College Positions in Political Science and Asian History

WHEATON COLLEGE has two more job openings, one as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Political Science and the other as a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Asian History. To learn more about the positions and to apply click here and here

Funds from Mixed Methods Interdisciplinary Graduate Group

THE MIXED METHODS INTERDISCIPLINARY GRADUATE GROUP is pleased to announce the availability of funds to support University of Minnesota doctoral students. Click here to learn about the various funds and how to apply.

The CLA Graduate Research Partnership Program (GRPP) encourages graduate students enrolled in graduate programs housed within the college to partner with a College of Liberal Arts (CLA) faculty project advisor on projects of shared interest. The program provides GRPP Fellows with a summer research stipend of $4000 for summer 2014.

3RD YEAR STUDENTS: The spring semester date on which Written Preliminary Portfolio Exam materials are accepted by the department is April 1st, by 12:00pm, NOON. Those of you who did not do so in fall semester must submit your portfolio exam materials for this semester. Required: Contact Melanie (stein196@umn.edu) to confirm the members of your examination committee

"Lost in Detention" Screening

LA RAZA STUDENT CULTURAL CENTER presents a screening of "Lost in Detention". The film is a documentary on the secretive world of immigration detention and examines Obama's immigration policies. The screening will be held on Tuesday, March 11th at 5:30pm in 211 Coffman Memorial Union. Click LostInDetentionScreening.pdf for full event details.

Ambassador Joao Vale de Almeida Talk

THE INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL STUDIES presents Ambassador Joao Vale de Almeida giving a talk titled "Transitions in Europe and America and the Future of EU-US Relations. The talk will be held on Monday, March 10th from 12-1pm in 180 Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Click here for full event details.

Attachments: Queer Investments in Capital and Globalizations Conference

THE GRADUATE INTERDISCIPLINARY GROUP IN SEXUALITY STUDIES are presenting the "Attachments: Queer Investments in Capital and Globalizations" conference. The conference will be held on Friday, March 7th and Saturday, March 8th in 402 Walter Library. Click here for full event details.

"American Promise" Film Screening

THE MINNEAPOLIS TEACHERS INSTITUTE presents a screening of "American Promise". The documentary follows the lives of two middle class black families as they navigate the ups and downs of parenting and education their sons. The screening will be held on Friday, March 7th from 5:30 - 8:45pm at The Blake School, Northrop Campus. Click here for full event details.

Nancy Buenger Legal History Workshop

THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA LAW SCHOOL presents a legal history workshop with Nancy Buenger, UW Madison. Ms. Buenger will share her working paper "Home Rule: Equitable Justice in Progressive Chicago and the Philippines". The event will be held on Friday, March 7th from 12:15 - 1:15pm in Room 1, Mondale Hall. Click here for full event details.

Laura Lisy-Wagner Lecture

THE CENTER FOR AUSTRIAN STUDIES presents "From Istanbul to Vienna: Islam and Central Europe in the early Modern Period" by Laura Lisy-Wagner. The talk will be held on Thursday, March 6th at 4:00pm in 710 Social Sciences. Click here for full event details.

Hanne Loland Levinson Lecture

THE CENTER FOR JEWISH STUDIES presents a lecture by Hanne Loland Levinson titled "'I Will Devour Them like a Lion' Says God: The Many Faces of God in the Hebrew Bible". The lecture will be held on Wednesday, March 5th at 7:30pm at Mount Zion Temple. Click here for full event details.

Publication Announcement: Waleed Mahdi

PROFESSOR WALEED MAHDI'S paper "Marked Off: Hollywood's Untold Story of Arabs, Muslims, and Camels" was recently published as a chapter in the comprehensive collection "Muslims and American Popular Culture". Click here to check out the book.

Professor Kale Fajardo & The Center for Art + Thought

PROFESSOR KALE FAJARDO'S essay, "Transportation" is part of a new exhibition with The Center for Art + Thought. They also recently interviewed Prof. Fajardo about the essay and the exhibition. Click here to read the essay and to explore the exhibition and here to read the interview.

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