The Department of American Studies in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, faculty position in American Studies for academic year 2013/14 (08/26/2013 to 05/25/2014). This is a contract (term) faculty position at the rank of assistant professor for academic year 2013/14 only.
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Current graduate student Juliana Hu Pegues' article "Rethinking Relations: Interracial Intimacies of Asian Men and Native Women in Alaskan Canneries," was published in Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, Volume 15, Number 1. For abstract and full article, please click here.
Join us May 9th-10th, 2013 for events honoring Prof. Lary May on the occasion of his retirement. The celebration will begin with a public lecture "Unraveling the Culture of War: Global Hollywood and American Politics in the Age of 9/11" presented by Prof. May on Thursday, May 9th at 6:00pm at the Weisman Art Museum. A symposium will be held on Friday, May 10th beginning at 9am in 1210 Heller Hall. Continue reading for more info.
Professor Emeritus David Noble and Professor Brenda Child have each been selected as finalists for the 25th annual award. Child's book Holding Our World Together: Ojibwe Women and the Survival of Community and Noble's book Debating the End of History: The Marketplace, Utopia, and the Fragmentation of Intellectual Life are nominated in the "General Nonfiction" category. Click here for more info.
Roderick A. Ferguson's article "Reading Intersectionality" was recently published in the online graduate student journal Trans-Scripts. For the complete article, please click here.
RODERICK A. FERGUSON has written a blog entry for the University of Minnesota Press' blog. Please click here to read Ferguson's entry about Adrian Piper's "Self-Portrait 2000," the art work that he uses to open his new book The Reorder of Things: The University and Its Pedagogies of Minority Difference.
Riv-Ellen Prell's article "Boundaries, Margins, and Norms: the Intellectual Stakes in the Study of American Jewish Culture(s)" appears in the journal Contemporary Jewry (Vol 32, July 2012). The article was based on the Sklare Lecture, delivered at the Association for Jewish Studies, where she was awarded the Marshal Sklare Award for distinguished scholarship in the Social Scientific Study of Jewry. The journal includes two responses to the article by Ari Kelman, an American Studies PhD now at Stanford, and Shaul Kelner, a sociologist at Vanderbilt. Continue reading for the article abstract.
Roderick A. Ferguson presents "The Reorder of Things: The University and Its Pedagogies of Minority Difference". This is the second lecture in the Black Studies and American Studies at the Crossroads series and will be held on Monday, October 22nd, 2012 at 3:30pm in room 105 Scott Hall. Please continue reading for an event flier and talk description.
"Black Studies and American Studies at the Crossroads," is a 2012-2013 lecture series co-sponsored by the Department of American Studies and the Department of African American and African Studies.
Here is the schedule for the joint lecture series. Lecture details and fliers will be distributed as the dates approach. Click here to view the series postcard.
September 24, 3:30 - 5:00 pm, 815 SocSci
Malinda Lindquist, University of Minnesota
October 22, 3:30 - 5:00 pm, 105 Scott Hall
Rod Ferguson, University of Minnesota
November 26, 3:30 - 5:00 pm, 105 Scott Hall
Yuichiro Onishi, University of Minnesota
February 18, 3:30 - 5:00 pm, 815 SocSci
Keith Mayes, University of Minnesota
March 11, 3:30 - 5:00 pm 815 SocSci
Anissa Wardi, Chatham University
Tuesday, April 9 (David Noble Lecture, location TBD)
Tiya Miles, University of Michigan
Join the University Libraries for a closing reception of the Summer Bell Museum exhibit "First Contacts: Native Americans and Champlain in New France" on Thursday, September 13th from 4:00-6:00pm. The reception will be held at the T.R. Anderson Gallery on the 4th floor of Wilson Library. Program will begin at 4:30pm and will include introductions by Prof. Jean O'Brien and closing remarks by Prof. Brenda Child.