October 2010 Archives

Sociology Newsletter 10/15/2010

SOCIOLOGY NEWS October 15, 2010 Volume 40, Number 41
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An electronic newsletter published weekly by the Department of
Sociology, University of Minnesota, to keep department members,
affiliates and friends informed of news and events.
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CALENDAR
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10/19 - Sociology Workshop
11/8 - Faculty Meeting

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IN THIS ISSUE
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- Department
- Campus Events
- Off Campus Events
- Call for Papers
- Employment Opportunities
- Fellowship Opportunities

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DEPARTMENT
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SOCIOLOGY WORKSHOP SERIES
The next Sociology Workshop Series will be held on Tues. Oct. 19,
4:00-5:15 pm, 1114 Soc Sci. Prof. Maria Krysan (University of
Illinois-Chicago) presents "Whites' Racial Residential Preferences
in a Multi-Ethnic Context: Likes, Dislikes, and the Reasons Why."

MINNESOTA POPULATION CENTER SEMINAR SERIES
The next MPC seminar "The Responsible Conduct of Demographic
Research: Why Doing Good is Good," will be presented by
Prof. J. Michael Oakes (Epidemiology and Community Health) Mon. Oct.
18, 12:15-1:15 pm, 50 Willey Hall. This event has been designated by
the Office of the Vice President for Research to satisfy the
Awareness/Discussion component of the Responsible Conduct of
Research (RCR) continuing education requirement.

HEALTHY FOODS, HEALTHY LIVES INSTITUTE - FREE STUDENT LUNCH
The Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute invites graduate and
undergraduate students to the Fall FREE Student Luncheon, Mon. Oct.
25, 12:00-2:00 pm, Coffman Memorial Union. RSVP required at:
hfhl@umn.edu. Include name, academic year, and discipline/major. For
questions, contact: Kristine Igo, Assistant Director, Healthy Foods,
Healthy Lives Institute, (612) 625-8693; kigo@umn.edu


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CAMPUS EVENTS
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ICGC BROWN BAG SERIES
The Interdisciplinary center for the study of Global Change Brown
Bag Series presents "The Post Anti-apartheid Heritage complex and
Disinheritance Assemblages in East London, South Africa," Prof. Gary
Minkley (University of Fort Hare, South Africa), TODAY Fri. Oct. 15,
12:30 pm, 537 Heller Hall.

CURA HOUSING FORUM
The Center for Urban and Regional Studies presents a Housing Forum,
"Using Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for
Neighborhood Development," TODAY Oct. 15, 12:00-1:30 pm, L-110,
Honeywell Auditorium, Carlson School of Management. Speakers:
John Van Heel, Citizens for a Loring Park Community Vice President
and Land Use Chair; and Jillian DeCoursey, CURA Research Assistant
To register online, visit: http://october2010hf.eventbrite.com/
or phone: (612) 625-9040. CURA Housing Forums are free of charge and
open to the public. To sign up for CURA Housing Forum notices,
visit: http://www.cura.umn.edu or email: curahf@umn.edu
Free and open to the public.

HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FALL COLLOQUIUM
Prof. Richard Bellon (Lyman Briggs School, Michigan State) presents
"The Moral Condition of Victorian Science: Patience, Humility and
the Inductive Method," TODAY Fri. Oct. 15, 3:35 pm, 131 Tate Lab of
Physics. Refreshments 3:15 pm in Room 216.

UNIVERSITY WOMEN OF COLOR FALL WELCOME
The University Women of Color Fall Welcome will be held Thurs. Oct.
21, 9-11:00 am, Mississippi Room, Coffman Union. Features a panel
discussion on "A New Decade of Community-Inspired Leadership," with:
* Nimco Ahmed, Policy Aide, Minneapolis City Council
* Peggy Flanagan, Director, Native American Leadership Program
* Mee Moua, MN State Senator
Registration is REQUIRED. To RSVP, email: uwoc@umn.edu
Registration Deadline: TODAY Fri. Oct. 15

CLA GUBERNATORIAL DEBATE
The College of Liberal Arts co-sponsors a gubernatorial debate TODAY
Fri. Oct. 15, 4:30-6:00 pm, McNamara Alumni Center, East Bank
Campus. Moderator: Prof. Kathryn Pearson (Political Science). The
last half hour of the debate will be dedicated to higher education
issues. RSVP is REQUIRED to: llasere@minnesotabroadcasters.com
Attendees must bring an ID. Gubernatorial major party candidates
Mark Dayton, Tom Emmer, and Tom Horner will debate. Doors open at
3:30 pm; debate begins promptly at 4:30 pm. The CW Twin Cities
(WUCW-TV Channel 23) will air the first hour of the debate on Sun.
Oct. 17, 10:00 pm. The entire debate will be streamed live on the
Minnesota Daily's website, http://www.mndaily.com
Other co-sponsors included the Minnesota Broadcasters Association,
Minnesota Daily, Minnesota Student Association, Graduate and
Professional Student Assembly, and the Department of Political
Science.

SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM FESTIVAL
The Social Justice Film Festival will present 10 films on Sat. Oct.
16, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm, Tate Physics Bldg, East Bank Campus. Free
snacks will be provided. The first 150 people will get a free
t-shirt! (Click here to view t-shirt design) For the entire
schedule, visit: http://www.housing.umn.edu/filmfestival/
Sponsored by Housing an Residential Life, the Social Justice
Leadership Retreat, the Office for Student Affairs, and the Office
Equity and Diversity. Free snacks will be provided. The first 150
people will get a free t-shirt! (Click here to view t- shirt design)
For the entire schedule, visit:
http://www.housing.umn.edu/filmfestival/

WATER RESOURCES CENTER
The Minnesota Water Resources Conference presents innovative and
practical water resource engineering solutions, management
techniques, and current research about Minnesota's water resources.
Tues.-Wed. Oct 19-20, 8:00 am-5:30 pm, RiverCentre, 175 W Kellogg
Blvd, St Paul. For more information, contact: (612)624-3708.
For registration, visit: http://wrc.umn.edu/waterconf/index.htm

INSTITUTE ON THE ENVIRONMENT
Prof. Alexandra Klass (Law School) present "Property Rights on the
New Frontier: Climate Change, Natural Resource Development, and
Renewable Energy," Wed. Oct 20, 12:00 Noon-1:00 pm, IonE Seminar
Room 380, VoTech Bldg, St. Paul Campus. For more information,
contact: (612)626-9553. Visit:
http://www.environment.umn.edu/news_events/events/frontiers

SCHOOL OF STATISTICS - SEYMOUR GEISSER DISTINGUISHED LECTURE
Prof. Wesley Johnson (Statistics, UC-Irvine) presents "On the Value
of Incorporating Scientific Input in Modeling and Data Analysis and
How To Do It Without Pain," Thurs. Oct. 21, 3:30 pm, Mayo Memorial
Bldg, Room 3-100.

MINNESOTA CENSUS BUREAU RESEARCH DATA CENTER - GRAND OPENING
The MnRDC Grand Opening Symposium will be held Wed. Oct. 27; morning
session: 120 Andersen Library; afternoon session: Minnesota
Population Center, 40 Willey Hall. Participants include:
Robert Groves (U.S. Census Bureau Director); President Robert
Bruininks; Profs. Arline Geronimus (Health Behavior and Health
Education; Population Center; Michigan), John Haltiwanger
(Economics, Maryland), and Sharon Long (Public Health).
Registration is required for lunch. Register by emailing:
mpc@umn.edu. For full details, visit:
http://mnrdc.umn.edu/grandopening-symposium

COMMUNITY FUND DRIVE
The 2010 Community Fund Drive is off to a great start - so far,
$560,352 has been raised! Consider making a pledge to any one of the
more than 400 organizations, or any U.S. tax-exempt status charity
of your choosing. Pledge online at: http://www1.umn.edu/cfd/
Pledging automatically enters donors in drawings for weekly and
grand prizes. Recent prizes included:
* $75 Parking and Transportation Gift Certificate
* Four-Pack Family Pass to the Bell Museum
* $50 Gopher Gold Card
* $25 Bookstores Gift Certificate
* Campus Club Lunch for Two
Consider making a donation to a worthy charity by Oct. 31.

EMPLOYEES HEALTH AND BENEFITS FAIR
The annual Employees Health and Benefits Fair will be held on Tues.
Nov. 2, 10:00 am-4:30 pm, Great Hall, Coffman Union; and Wed. Nov.
3, 10:00 am-4:30 pm, North Star Ballroom, St. Paul Student Center.
Learn about medical and dental plans, life and disability benefits,
flexible spending accounts, the Wellness Program, as well as prizes
and give-aways. To schedule a flu shot at the fair, visit:
http://www.bhs.umn.edu/public-health.flu.htm


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OFF CAMPUS EVENTS
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UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA METHODS WORKSHOP
The Department of Sociology, University of Arizona-Tucson, presents
"Arizona Methods Workshops." Jan. 6-8, 2011. Workshops include:
* Charles Ragin, "Qualitative Comparative Analysis and Fuzzy Sets"
* Erin Leahey, "Introducing Structural Equation Modeling"
* Ronald Breiger, "Introducing Social Network Analysis Methods"
* Scott Eliason, "Categorical Data Analysis"
For full details, visit:
http://sociology.arizona.edu/Methods/Methods%20workshop%20flyer.pdf
For questions, contact: Erin Leahey, methods@arizona.edu,
(520)621-9351
Deadline for workshop fees: Wed. Dec. 1


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CALL FOR PAPERS
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UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW CONFERENCE
The Office for Persons with Disabilities, University of Warsaw,
Poland, invites papers for the international conference, "Education
for All," promoting equal opportunities of access to education for
persons with disabilities, June 29-July 1, 2011. Abstracts of 300
words and application should be submitted via website following.
For questions, contact: disability@uw.edu.pl
For application details, visit: http://www.disability.uw.edu.pl
Deadline: Dec. 31

MIDWEST SOCIOLOGICAL SOCIETY
The Midwest Sociological Society invites graduate and undergraduate
student members to enter our annual Student Paper Competition.
Prizes range from $100 to $250 and also provide a waiver of the MSS
Annual Meeting registration fee. Students can join MSS for only $21,
which includes the opportunity to register for the MSS annual
meeting at a reduced rate; and subscriptions to all MSS
publications. To join, go to the Join or Renew page at the MSS
website: http://www.themss.org. Visit:
http://www.themss.org/awardsGrants/forStudents.html
NOTE: There is a new rule requiring IRB documentation for papers
that describe human-subjects research.


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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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UC-BERKELEY - VISITING SCHOLARS
The Center for the Study of Law and Society, University of
California-Berkeley, invites applications for Visiting Scholars for
2011-12. The Center focuses on empirical research and theoretical
analysis concerning legal institutions, legal processes, legal
change, and the social consequences of law. PhD or JD. To apply,
submit: CV, letter on research (specify preferred time period
for residence); source of funding while in residence (the Center
offers no stipends or other financial assistance) to: Visiting
Scholars Program, Center for the Study of Law and Society,
University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-2150, at:
csls@law.berkeley.edu. For questions, contact: Prof. Calvin Morrill,
Director, cmorrill@law.berkeley.edu; or Prof. Rosann Greenspan,
Executive Director, rgreenspan@law.berkeley.edu
For full details, visit: http://www.law.berkeley.edu/1273.htm
Deadline: Fri. Nov. 12

UC-IRVINE - OPEN RANK
The Department of Criminology, Law and Society, University of
California-Irvine, invites applications for a faculty position to
start July 1, 2011. Open rank. PhD required. To apply, upload
online: letter of interest, CV, writing samples, and three letters
of recommendation; refer to "Employment" link at:
http://socialecology.uci.edu/pages/employment
For questions, contact: Prof. Ronald Huff, rhuff@uci.edu
Deadline: Mon. Nov. 15. Position open until filled.

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES - ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
The Department of Sociology and the Latin American Studies Program,
California State University, Los Angeles, invite applications for a
tenure-track Assistant Professor position, starting Sept. 2011.
Primary focus in globalization; secondary focus in sociology of
human rights or international law, with emphasis on Latin America.
Joint position: two-thirds time in Sociology, one-third time in the
interdisciplinary Latin American Studies program. PhD or ABD in
Sociology. to apply, submit letter of application, CV, transcript,
three letters of recommendation, and Cal State "Application for
Academic Employment" form:
www.calstatela.edu/univ/hrm/docs/forms/Empl_applic_academic.pdf
Mail to: Prof. Steve Gordon, Chair, Department of Sociology,
California State University, Los Angeles, 5151 State University
Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032-8228
Deadline: Mon. Nov. 15

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY - ASSISTANT PROFESSORS
The Justice and Social Work Inquiry program, School of Social
Transformation, Arizona State University-Tempe, invites applications
for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions. PhD completed by
Aug. 1, 2011, in anthropology, economics, geography, history,
political science, psychology, and sociology. To apply, email:
letter of application, writing sample (max. 30 pages), CV, and three
letters of recommendation, addressed to: Prof. Nancy Jurik, c/o
Jennifer Brown, Justice and Social Inquiry, School of Social
Transformation, Arizona State University, P.O. Box 874902, Tempe, AZ
85287-4902, via email: jennifer.borwn@asu.edu
Deadline: Mon. Nov. 29. Position open until filled.

CORNELL UNIVERSITY - ASSISTANT / ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University,
invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant / Associate
Professor position in the Climate Change Initiative, part of the
Center for a Sustainable Future. To apply, email: cover letter,
statement of research and teaching, and CV to: Prof. David Wolfe,
Search Committee Chair, c/o Kelly Tillotson, klt8@cornell.edu. Three
letters of recommendation are also requested.
Deadline: Jan. 15, 2011. Position open until filled.


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FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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PRINCETON UNIVERSITY - ROCKEFELLER VISITING FACULTY FELLOWSHIPS
The University Center for Human Values, Princeton University,
invites applications from all disciplines for the Laurance S.
Rockefeller 2011-12 Visiting Faculty Fellowships for writers on
ethics and human values. Residence for one year in Princeton. For
details, visit: http://uchv.princeton.edu/ Under Fellowships and
Awards, click on Rockefeller Visiting Fellowships. To apply, submit:
CV, scholarly paper written in last three years, 1,500 word
statement on research project, and contact information for three
references to: http://jobs.princeton.edu. Requisition #1000537.
Deadline: Tues. Nov. 2

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - FELLOWSHIPS
The Institute for Legal Studies, UW-Madison Law School, announces:
1. LAW AND SOCIETY POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP
One-year fellowship for early career scholars who work in the "law
and society" tradition and who will be competing for university-
level teaching jobs in the U.S. market. Non-U.S. citizens may apply.
Advanced ABD graduate students may apply, but the PhD must be
completed before beginning the fellowship. The stipend will be
$25,000, plus a research allowance of $5,000 and benefits that
include health insurance.
For full details, visit:
http://law.wisc.edu/ils/lawandsocietyfellowship.html
Deadline: Jan. 7, 2011
2. HURST SUMMER INSTITUTE FELLOWSHIPS
Hurst Summer Institute Fellowships in Legal History at Biennial
session, June 12-25, 2010. 12 early career faculty members, doctoral
students with completed or nearly completed dissertations, and
recent J.D. graduates demonstrating interest in an academic career
with a focus on legal history. Participate in daily seminars, meet
other legal historians, and analyze and discuss each others work.
For full details, visit: http://law.wisc.edu/ils/hurst_institute.htm
Deadline: Jan. 15, 2011


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Investigative Reporter Reese Erlich will be visiting the University of Minnesota next week on Tuesday, October 19.
He will give two lectures in open classrooms based on his recent book Conversations with Terrorists: Middle East Leaders on Politics, Violence, and Empire

12:45-2:00 in Kenneth H. Keller Hall 3-210 (Mass Media and Popular Culture)

2:30-5:00 in Blegen 435 (Middle East Anthropology)

All are welcome

Co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, the Institute for Advanced Study and the School of Journalism

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Erlich efficiently unearths some of the most problematic and overlooked narratives about terrorism.
--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

VETERAN JOURNALIST SETS THE RECORD STRAIGHT ABOUT THE U.S. WAR ON TERROR

With Personal Stories of and First-hand Interviews with Middle Eastern Leaders, Reese Erlich's New Book Challenges the Definition of "Terrorist"

Sausalito. From Friday prayers in Tehran to the bombed out back streets of Afghanistan, veteran journalist Reese Erlich has covered U.S. foreign policy for decades. Now he brings readers face-to-face with six Middle Eastern leaders sometimes labeled as terrorists in Conversations with Terrorists: Middle East Leaders on Politics, Violence, and Empire (September 15, 2010).

These figures include Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad, Hamas' top leader Khaled Meshal, Israeli politician Geula Cohen, Iranian Revolutionary Guard founder Mohsen Sazegara, and Hezbollah spiritual advisor Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Fadlallah. Erlich offers the leaders--often vilified as terrorists--a chance to explain key issues and to respond to charges leveled by the United States. Critiquing these responses and synthesizing a broad range of material, Erlich also shows that yesterday's terrorist is today's national leader, and that today's freedom fighter may become tomorrow's terrorist. He concludes that the global war on terror has diverted public attention from its real goal--expanding U.S. influence and interests in this troubled region--and offers policy remedies going forward.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Reese Erlich's previous publications include Dateline Havana (2009), The Iran Agenda (2007), and Target Iraq (2003). He reports regularly for Marketplace and National Public Radio, and writes for the San Francisco Chronicle and the Dallas Morning News. In 2001, he produced a one-hour radio documentary, "The Struggle for Iran," hosted by Walter Cronkite. He has received awards from Project Censored, the National Headlines Awards, the Society of Professional Journalists (Northern California), the Chicago International Film Festival, and other organizations. In 2006, he shared a Peabody Award for the radio series "Crossing East."

CONVERSATIONS WITH TERRORISTS
Middle East Leaders on Politics, Violence, and Empire. New York: PoliPointPress
By Reese Erlich

UWOC Fall Welcome


Please join UWOC for our Annual Welcome for staff, faculty and student women of color on October 21st, from 9:00am-11:00am in the Mississippi Room, Coffman Memorial Union. This is a great way to meet other members of our community, to find out what we have planned this year and to get involved with UWOC. This year's Welcome will also kick-off our 10th Anniversary Celebration!

This year we will be featuring a panel discussion on the theme: "A New
Decade of Community-Inspired Leadership", featuring the following panelists:

Nimco Ahmed, Policy Aide for the Vice President of the Minneapolis City
Council
Peggy Flanagan, Director, Native American Leadership Program at Wellstone
Action
Senator Mee Moua, Minnesota State Senator.

Registration for this event is required.
To rsvp or to request disability accommodations, please send an email to
uwoc@umn.edu

Irving and Rose Crown Fellowships, Brandeis University

In 1970, the Irving and Rose Crown School of American Civilization at Brandeis granted its first doctorate. Over the last four decades we have awarded 119 PhDs. Former Crown Fellows have held endowed chairs at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, and teach in elite public universities and premier liberal arts colleges across the United States. Crown Fellows have published hundreds of important works and have won many prizes for their scholarship. Five of our students and faculty have won Pulitzer Prizes. In the last decade, three of our graduates have won the Allan Nevins Prize of the Society of American Historians for their dissertations. We are pleased to announce a generous gift from the Crown Family Philanthropies that allows us to augment our competitive fellowships for doctoral study in History. Beginning in 2011, all students admitted to our PhD program in History will hold Irving and Rose Crown Fellowships, which include:

§ An annual stipend of $25,000, with cost-of-living increases each year;

§ Summer research funding totaling up to $6,000 ($3,000 grants during 2 summers);

§ Coverage of the cost of the University's Basic Mega health plan;

§ Full tuition scholarship.

With satisfactory progress, Crown Fellowships are renewable for a total of five years. Students normally work as teaching assistants for five of their ten funded semesters.

For more information about the PhD program in History at Brandeis, see our website: http://www.brandeis.edu/departments/history/grad/phd.html.

For information about the Brandeis History faculty, including our new faculty members, Professor Xing Hang (PhD Berkeley, 2010) and Professor Kirsten A. Weld (PhD Yale, 2010), see http://www.brandeis.edu/departments/history/faculty.html.

Please contact Professor Mark L. Hulliung, Director of Graduate Studies with questions: hulliung@brandeis.edu. The deadline for completed applications is January 15, 2011.

Brandeis University, History Department, Waltham, MA 02454 781-736-2280, 781-736-2273 (fax)
Email: hulliung@brandeis.edu

Full Tuition and Partial Tuition Reduction Scholarships for M.A. in Global Leadership. The program can be taken online or oncampus. We also have several graduate assistanships for qualified candidates.

Scholarship for Southeast Asian Emerging Leaders: Open to Citizens of ASEAN Member States

Scholarship for Researchers: Open to Scholars with two or more publications in peer reviewed academic journals.

Scholarship for Latin American Emerging Leaders: Open to Citizens of Latin American Countries.

Now accepting applications for Fall II (November 2010) and Spring I (January, 2011) semesters. Degree can be completed in one year.

International University of Humanities and Social Sciences (IUHS),

De La Muebleria Verona, 200 Mts. Oeste, 800 mts. Sur. No.1, Condominios Felipe II.
Urbanizacion Monte Roca, Escazu, San Jose, Costa Rica

Tel: (506)-8729-2214 and 1-561-749-0603
Email: info@iuhs-edu.net
Visit the website at http://www.iuhs-edu.net

One-year residential research fellowship for a scholar interested in participating in a broadly interdisciplinary faculty seminar entitled "Sacred Ecology: Landscape Transformations for Ritual Practice" at the Warren Center in the academic year 2011-12. The fellowship pays a stipend of up to $45,000. The seminar will be co-directed by Vanderbilt University faculty members John Janusek (anthropology), Tracy Miller (history of art), and Betsey Robinson (history of art). The application submission deadline is 15 January 2011. For more information, contact Mona Frederick, Executive Director, at (615) 343-6060, or visit the Warren Center's website (www.vanderbilt.edu/rpw_center).

Archival Fellowship

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), with the generous support of the Foundation for the National Archives, is pleased to announce a new program designed to give researchers the opportunity to conduct original research using records held at National Archives locations in Atlanta, Chicago, Kansas City, Philadelphia and Seattle. This is an opportunity for researchers to explore often overlooked records held by NARA and to experience what many researchers have discovered - that you do not have to go to Washington, D.C. to do research at the National Archives.

For 2011, one fellow will be assigned to each of the participating National Archives facilities, for a total of five fellowships. Each fellow will receive a $3,000.00 stipend to assist with travel and research expenses. The deadline for applications is November 15, 2010.

For additional information on the fellowship, as well as well as information on how to apply, please see: http://www.archives.gov/research/fellowships/regional-residency.html

National Archives at Chicago
Regional Archives Residency Fellowship Program
7358 South Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60629-5898
Phone: 773-948-9001
Email: chicago.archives@nara.gov
Visit the website at http://www.archives.gov/research/fellowships/regional-residency.html

The Museum of Jewish Heritage--A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, is now accepting applications from highly qualified graduate students for a ground-breaking fellowship opportunity called FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics). The Fellowships are available to students in journalism, law, medical and seminary schools. All program costs, including international and European travel, lodging, and food, are covered. The program will take place in Summer 2011. Applications must be received by December 15, 2010 to be considered.

FASPE is an innovative initiative in its second year, designed to challenge students to consider contemporary ethical issues facing their profession, using the Holocaust and the conduct of their historical peers in Nazi Germany as a framework for study. Fellows will spend time in New York, Berlin, Krakow, and O?wi?cim (Auschwitz).

Twelve to fifteen Fellows from each profession will be chosen to participate in FASPE through a competitive process that draws applicants from across the country. The tentative program dates for each program are:

Journalism: May 25 - June 5, 2011
Law: May 25 - June 5, 2011
Medical: June 26 - July 7, 2011
Seminary: June 26 - July 7, 2011

Candidates of all religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

The FASPE curriculum was designed by staff at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in collaboration with faculty and students from Yale Medical School, Yale Law School, Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, and Georgetown University.

To apply or to learn more about FASPE, please visit www.mjhnyc.org/faspe. If you have any questions, please email John Cape, FASPE Coordinator, at FASPE@mjhnyc.org.

John Cape
FASPE Coordinator
Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280
Phone: 646-437-4308
Email: faspe@mjhnyc.org
Visit the website at http://www.mjhnyc.org/fasp

The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives is pleased to invite applications to its annual Fellowship Program for the 2011-2012 academic year. The Marcus Center's Fellowship Program provides recipients with month long fellowships for research and writing at The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, located on the Cincinnati campus of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Fellowship stipends will be sufficient to cover transportation and living expenses while in residence in Cincinnati.

Applicants for the Marcus Center Fellowship program must be conducting serious research in some area relating to the history of North American Jewry. Typically, Marcus Center Fellowships will be awarded to post-doctoral candidates, Ph.D. candidates who are completing dissertations, and senior or independent scholars.

Applicants must submit a fellowship application (see below) together with a five-page (maximum) research proposal that outlines the scope of their project and lists those collections at the American Jewish Archives that are crucial to their research. Applicants should also submit two letters of support, preferably from academic colleagues. For graduate and doctoral students, one of these two letters must be from their dissertation advisor.

Kevin Proffitt
Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
3101 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45220
Phone:(513) 221-1875
Fax: (513) 221-7812
Email: kproffitt@huc.edu
Visit the website at http://www.americanjewisharchives.org/programs_fellowship.php

EPA Sustainability Competition

Grant opportunity for college and university faculty and students. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's P3 - People, Prosperity and the Planet - Program. Hands-on design competition for student teams and their faculty advisors, to receive $15,000 grants to design scientific, technical, and policy solutions to sustainability challenges around the world. Projects can address a challenge in one
or more of these areas: water, energy, agriculture, built environment, or materials & chemicals. For application, visit: http://www.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2011/2011_p3.html
Deadline: Wed. Dec. 22

1.  Abundance and Scarcity
Collaborative interdisciplinary research and creative projects on the topic of "Abundance and Scarcity," the subject of the University Symposium for the two-year period beginning Fall 2010.
For details, visit: http://www.ias.umn.edu/symposiumapply.php
Deadline: Fri. October 15


2.  Quadrant Fellowships
Interdisciplinary fellowships for a semester to be held in academic year 2011-2012. NOTE: These fellowships are not open to UMN faculty or staff and may not be used for work toward a degree. For details, visit: http://www.ias.umn.edu/quadrantapply.php
Deadline: Fri. Nov. 19

Oxford University-Postdoctoral Fellowships

Nuffield College, Oxford University, invites applications for Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellows, starting 1 Sept, 2011. Duration of 3 years for scholars from any country. PhD or close to completion; and no more than a total of eight years in postgraduate study, teaching or research in the social sciences by start date. For full details, visit: www.nuffield.ox.ac.uk/General/jobs/PPRF_2010/PPRFadvert1011.aspx
For questions, contact: Administrative Officer, Nuffield College,
Oxford, UK, pprf@nuffield.ox.ac.uk
Deadline: Fri. Nov. 5

CURA Dissertation Research Grant

The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs Dissertation Research Grant provides support to doctoral students engaged in dissertation research on urban issues. One-time unrestricted $20,000 grant. PhD
students who  passed the preliminary exam stage and have approved dissertation proposals by March 1, 2011. For full details, visit: http://www.cura.umn.edu/Dissertation.php
Deadline: Feb. 10, 2011

GLBTA Ally Training

The GLBTA Programs Office invites your staff, department, class or organization to attend our free Ally Trainings!  These are important, no-cost professional development opportunities to gain knowledge and skills about gender & sexual diversity, and to ask questions and engage in conversations we don't often have the chance to explore.

Ally Training participants learn about GLBTA communities, think critically about gender and sexuality, discuss language and privilege, and explore how we can be allies to each other across identities and experiences. Attendees leave the training with newfound awareness and concrete steps they can take to help make our campus and larger communities more welcoming and affirming for everyone.

The GLBTA Programs Office is offering the following free, open sessions in Fall 2010 and Spring 2011.  Educational materials and Ally stickers & buttons will be provided, and pizza and beverages will be served.

 (Trans)Gender 101 Training: West Bank
Wed, Nov 17, 2010
1:00-4:00 PM
Blegen Hall 425

GLBT Ally Training II: East Bank
Thurs, Dec 2, 2010
1:00-4:00 PM
Appleby Hall 226
Note:  It is encouraged that Ally II participants have attended Ally I, but not required.

GLBT Ally Training I: East Bank
Thurs, Feb 17, 2011
1:00-4:00 PM
Coffman Union Presidents Room 332

(Bi)Sexuality 101: St Paul
Wed, March 23, 2011
1:00-4:00 PM
St. Paul Student Center, MN Commons Room

GLBT Ally Training II: West Bank
Tues, April 19, 2011
1:00-4:00 PM
Carlson School TBA
Note:  It is encouraged that Ally II participants have attended Ally I, but not required.

Full descriptions of all trainings can be found at:
http://www.glbta.umn.edu/programming/allytrainings

The Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute invites graduate and undergraduate students to the Fall FREE Student Luncheon, Mon. Oct. 25, 12:00-2:00 pm, Coffman Memorial Union. RSVP required at: hfhl@umn.edu. Include name, academic year, and discipline/major. For questions, contact: Kristine Igo, Assistant Director, Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute, (612) 625-8693; kigo@umn.edu

Creating the Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion


Regents' Prof. Emerita, Joanne Eicher, former Sociology Department affiliate, talks about her newly published work, "Creating the Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion," Fri. Oct. 22, 4:30-6:30 pm, College of Design, 33 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Avenue South, St. Paul Campus. Reception follows program. Event is free but space is limited. Register by Thurs. Oct. 14 at: z.umn.edu/encyclopedia. For questions or disability accommodations, contact: Laura Walton, (612)626-6385. Gifts in honor of Joanne can be designated to the Joanne Bubolz Eicher Endowment (Fund # 7786), set up to insure the continued study of the cultural aspects of dress in the department. Sponsored by the College of Design; Department of Design, Housing, and Apparel; Berg Publishers; and Oxford University Press.

10/16/2010,  7:30 PM
Mississippi Room Coffman Memorial Union
Cost:Free

Description:
The Dept. of Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature welcomes Professor Peter Hitchcock of Baruch College as keynote speaker for the Contingent Communities Conference. 

10/15/2010, 7:30 PM
Mississippi Room Coffman Memorial Union
Cost: Free

Description:
The Dept. of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature welcomes Professor Rey Chow of Duke as keynote speaker for the Contingent Communities Conference.  
More information: http://www.contingentcommunities.org

Friday October 15, noon, 537 Heller Hall

Professor Gary Minkley, Fort Hare Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Fort Hare, South Africa.

Professor Gary Minkley is a Senior Research Associate responsible for the Culture, Heritage and Social Transformation Program. He is also the leader of an award-winning NRF niche area in this field. Professor Minkley's innovative research style and his interests include activities focusing on the "Border" as a historical Eastern Cape locality, as well as the more symbolic boundaries of current thinking and margins between disciplines and contemporary theories. Professor Minkley was recently awarded the University of Fort Hare 2007 Vice-Chancellor's Senior Research Medal. He serves on various local and national boards and organizations, including the Robben Island Museum Academic Review Committee.

Freeman Center for International Economic Policy, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, presents a Workshop on Global Policy

Professor Raymond Robertson, Department of Economics, Macalester College
will speak on:

Better Apparel Factories in Developing Countries

12:45 - 2:00 pm, Tuesday, October 12

170 HHH - Stassen Room, Humphrey Institute, West Bank Campus

The Better Factories Cambodia program has been hailed as an innovative approach to improving working conditions in apparel factories in developing countries. This presentation describes the Better Factories Cambodia program and its successor, Better Work, and presents new evidence about the effect of this program on wages and working conditions using factory-level data. The evaluation specifically examines changes in working conditions and, importantly, the factory-characteristics associated with decisions to improve working conditions and how these decisions might affect factory profitability.

All are welcome! Beverages and cookies will be served

Martha Nussbaum at Macalester this Sunday & Monday


Martha Nussbaum, well-known ethicist, philosopher, and author of The Clash Within: Democracy, Religious Violence, and India's Future, will deliver a lecture at Macalester College this Sunday, Oct. 10 in the Chapel (near S.Snelling and Grand Ave), at 4:30 PM.

Her title will be "Creating Capabilities: The Human Development Approach."

While her lecture will be an analysis of the background to human development policies and not deal specifically with India, she will engage in a round-table discussion with three panelists on Monday, Oct. 11 at 12:00 noon in the Weyerhaeuser Board Room (the building next to the chapel). The panelists are all Macalester alumni, and all South Asianists: SherAli Tareen, Mashal Saif, and Ananda Abeysekara.

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Sociology Newsletter 10/8/2010

SOCIOLOGY NEWS October 8, 2010 Volume 40, Number 40
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An electronic newsletter published weekly by the Department of
Sociology, University of Minnesota, to keep department members,
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10/8 - ICGC presentation - Prof. David Pellow
10/11 - Faculty Meeting. Assistant Professors excused.
10/11 - Columbus Day - No U.S. Mail
10/12 - Sociology Workshop
10/13 - MN SWS meeting - Prof. Teresa Gowan

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- Department
- Campus Events
- Off Campus Events
- Call for Proposals
- Call for Papers
- Employment Opportunities
- Fellowship Opportunities

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ICGC EVENT - PROF. DAVID PELLOW
The Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change presents
"Framing the Earth and Animal Liberation Movement," by Prof. David
Pellow, TODAY Fri. Oct. 8, 12:30 pm, 110 Heller Hall.

FACULTY MEETING
The next faculty meeting will be held Mon. Oct. 11, 2:30 pm, 1114
Soc Sci Bldg. Assistant Professors are excused.

SOCIOLOGY WORKSHOP SERIES
The next Sociology Workshop Series will be held on Tues. Oct. 12,
4:00-5:15 pm, 1114 Soc Sci. Prof. Carolyn Liebler and Meghan Zacher
will present "Intertwining the History and Biography of Race in
America: American Indians, Whites, Blacks, and Multiracials in the
21st Century."

MINNESOTA POPULATION CENTER SEMINAR SERIES
The next MPC seminar "The FDA and ABCs: Unintended Consequences of
Antidepressant Warnings on Academic Achievement," will be presented
by Prof. Ezra Golberstein (Health Policy and Management) Mon.
Oct. 11, 12:15-1:15 pm, 50 Willey Hall.

HUMPHREY INSTITUTE
The Center for the Study of Politics and Governance, Humphrey
Institute, presents Prof. Frances Fox Piven (Graduate Center, CUNY),
"How Labor is (Part of) the Problem in Building an American Left,"
Mon. Oct. 11, 12:00-1:30 pm, Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey Institute.
Prof. Piven is a distinguished professor of sociology and political
science, focused on social movements, electoral politics, and
welfare policy. Sociology affiliate faculty, Prof. Joe Soss, will
moderate. Free and open to the public. For details, visit:
http://www.hhh.umn.edu/centers/cspg/events.html
To request disability accommodations, contact: (612)625-5340,
cspg@umn.edu.

SOCIOLOGISTS FOR WOMEN IN SOCIETY - PROF. TERESA GOWAN
The next departmental SWS event will be Wed. Oct. 13, 12:00 pm, in
1114 Soc Sci. There will be a discussion on feminist theory and
ethnographic research with Prof. Teresa Gowan's graduate ethnography
seminar. All faculty and students are welcome. Contact Kyle Green,
green894@umn.edu, or Heather McLaughlin, mclau137@umn.edu, with any
questions.

FASHION EVENT - PROF. JOANNE EICHER
Regents' Prof. Emerita, Joanne Eicher, former Sociology Department
affiliate, talks about her newly published work, "Creating the
Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion," Fri. Oct. 22, 4:30-6:30
pm, College of Design, 33 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Avenue South, St.
Paul Campus. Reception follows program. Event is free but space is
limited. Register by Thurs. Oct. 14 at: z.umn.edu/encyclopedia.
For questions or disability accommodations, contact: Laura Walton,
(612)626-6385. Gifts in honor of Joanne can be designated to the
Joanne Bubolz Eicher Endowment (Fund # 7786), set up to insure the
continued study of the cultural aspects of dress in the department.
Sponsored by the College of Design; Department of Design, Housing,
and Apparel; Berg Publishers; and Oxford University Press.

HEALTHY FOODS, HEALTHY LIVES INSTITUTE - FREE STUDENT LUNCH
The Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute invites graduate and
undergraduate students to the Fall FREE Student Luncheon, Mon. Oct.
25, 12:00-2:00 pm, Coffman Memorial Union. RSVP required at:
hfhl@umn.edu. Include name, academic year, and discipline/major. For
questions, contact: Kristine Igo, Assistant Director, Healthy Foods,
Healthy Lives Institute, (612) 625-8693; kigo@umn.edu

GOOGLE MIGRATION
Still need to migrate to Google? The blackout is over and change is
inevitable! Migration and Orientation sessions are listed online at:
http://z.umn.edu/clagoogle/. Call the CLA-OIT Service Desk to
register, at: (612)624-4357.


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MINNESOTA POLITICAL THEORY COLLOQUIUM
Prof. Simona Sawhney (Asian Languages and Literature) presents
"Bhagat Singh: A Politics of Death and Hope," TODAY Fri. Oct. 8,
1:30-3:00 pm, 1314 Social Sciences.

HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COLLOQUIUM
Prof. James Griesemer (Philosophy, UC-Davis) presents "Origin
Stories and Theoretical Biology: On Not Begging the Question,"
TODAY Fri. Oct. 8, 131 Tate Lab of Physics, 3:35 pm. Refreshments at
3:15 in 216 Physics Room.

COMMUNITY FUND DRIVE
The UMN Community Fund Drive raises more than $1 million dollars
every year for Minnesota charities, from Oct. 1-31. When employees
pledge, they are eligible for weekly and grand prize drawings. For
more information, visit: http://www1.umn.edu/cfd/
Consider making a donation to a worthy charity!

INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY - NEXT WEEK
1. "Quality in Accountable Primary Care Clinics: Should We Risk
Adjust for Type of Health Care Insurance?", presented by Prof.
Douglas Wholey (Health Policy and Management, School of Public
Health), Tues. Oct. 12, 4:00 pm, 125 Nolte Center.
2. Abundance and Scarcity Symposium
"Marginalizing Access to the Sustainable Food System," presented by
Quadrant Visiting Scholar Camille Tuason Mata (a freelance writer
with experience researching and writing about social issues and
environmental justice,) Wed. Oct. 13, 4:00 pm, 125 Nolte Center.

MINNESOTA CENSUS BUREAU RESEARCH DATA CENTER - GRAND OPENING
The MnRDC Grand Opening Symposium will be held Wed. Oct. 27; morning
session: 120 Andersen Library; afternoon session: Minnesota
Population Center, 40 Willey Hall. Participants include:
Robert Groves (U.S. Census Bureau Director); President Robert
Bruininks; Profs. Arline Geronimus (Health Behavior and Health
Education; Population Center; Michigan), John Haltiwanger
(Economics, Maryland), and Sharon Long (Public Health).
Registration is required for lunch. Register by emailing:
mpc@umn.edu. For full details, visit:
http://mnrdc.umn.edu/grandopening-symposium


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CURA DISSERTATION RESEARCH GRANT
The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs Dissertation Research
Grant provides support to doctoral students engaged in dissertation
research on urban issues. One-time unrestricted $20,000 grant. PhD
students who passed the preliminary exam stage and have approved
dissertation proposals by March 1, 2011. For full details, visit:
http://www.cura.umn.edu/Dissertation.php
Deadline: Feb. 10, 2011

MIDWEST POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
The MPSA conference will be held March 31-April 3, 2011, Chicago
Palmer House Hilton. In 2010, more than 5,100 presenters from the
U.S. and 55 countries throughout the world presented almost 4,000
research papers. For full details, visit:
http://www.mpsanet.org/Home/tabid/36/Default.aspx
Deadline for paper proposal: TODAY Oct. 8
Deadline for poster proposal: Fri. Dec. 3


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SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY - OPEN RANK
The Department of Sociology, Seoul National University, South Korea
(Republic of Korea) invites applications for a full-time,
tenure-track or tenured faculty position. As an effort to
internationalize research and teaching, this position is reserved
for scholars of foreign (non-Korean) citizenship. The Department
seeks a scholar/teacher whose areas of research and teaching
include, but are not limited to, law and society, criminology, and
cultural studies. Start date of March 2011, can be extended if
suitable candidate is not found. To apply, submit: cover letter, CV,
a statement of research and teaching interests, copies of a few
published works, and three letters of reference to: Prof. Keun-Sik
Jung, Chair, Department of Sociology, Seoul National University,
Gwanak-ro 599, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 151-746, South Korea. Email
application materials first to: ksjung@snu.ac.kr; then mail the hard
copies to the mailing address. Visit:
http://www.isa-sociology.org/job274.htm
Deadline: Wed. Oct. 20

COLGATE UNIVERSITY - ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
The Peace and Conflict Studies Program, Colgate University, invites
applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin Fall
2011. PhD in History, International Studies, International
Relations, Political Science, or Sociology. The Program is
particularly interested in candidates whose scholarship focuses on
the structural dynamics of trans-national or trans-regional
conflicts. To apply, email a letter of application, CV, and one
writing sample of less than 30 pages as pdf files to:
PCON@colgate.edu. Sample syllabi are welcome. A dossier or three
references should also be sent. Regular mail submissions are
acceptable, sent to: Peace and Conflict Studies Program Search, c/o
Sue Odell, University Studies, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
13346.
Deadline: Mon. Oct. 25

INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON - SENIOR / LECTURER
The Department of Quantitative Social Science, Institute of
Education, University of London, invites applications for a
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Social Statistics. Reference:
89AC-PSQSS-0023-A. Full-time to start from 1 January 2011. PhD in
social statistics or a cognate area with a distinct specialism in
advanced quantitative methods. A completed PhD required for Senior
Lecturer level. For full details, visit:
http://jobs.ioe.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=89AC-PSQSS-0023-A
Deadline: Fri. Nov. 5

PURDUE UNIVERSITY - ASSISTANT / ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
The College of Liberal Arts, Purdue University, invites applications
for a tenure-track or tenured position at the Assistant or Associate
Professor level. PhD in Asian American Studies, Anthropology,
History or Sociology, and a record of scholarly research on Asian
Americans. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in Asian
American Studies and the tenure home department, which will be one
of the departments of Anthropology, History, or Sociology. Applicant
will be expected to assume, eventually, the directorship of the
Asian American Studies Program. Purdue is a partner in the Asian
American Studies Consortium within the Committee on Institutional
Cooperation (CIC) a collaborative consortium of Big Ten universities
plus the University of Chicago and University of Illinois Chicago.
To apply, send letter of application, CV, writing sample, and three
letters of recommendation to: Chair, Asian American Studies Search,
Office of Interdisciplinary Studies, Room 1289, Beering Hall, Purdue
University, West Lafayette, IN 47907.
Deadline: Mon. Nov. 15. Position open until filled.


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OXFORD UNIVERSITY - POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS
Nuffield College, Oxford University, invites applications for
Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellows, starting 1 Sept, 2011. Duration
of 3 years for scholars from any country. PhD or close to
completion; and no more than a total of eight years in
postgraduate study, teaching or research in the social sciences by
start date. For full details, visit:
www.nuffield.ox.ac.uk/General/jobs/PPRF_2010/PPRFadvert1011.aspx
For questions, contact: Administrative Officer, Nuffield College,
Oxford, UK, pprf@nuffield.ox.ac.uk
Deadline: Fri. Nov. 5


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INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY
The IAS and the Office of the Vice President for Research invite
proposals for:
1. Abundance and Scarcity
Collaborative interdisciplinary research and creative projects on
the topic of "Abundance and Scarcity," the subject of the
University Symposium for the two-year period beginning Fall 2010.
For details, visit: http://www.ias.umn.edu/symposiumapply.php
Deadline: Fri. October 15
2. Quadrant Fellowships
Interdisciplinary fellowships for a semester to be held in academic
year 2011-2012. NOTE: These fellowships are not open to UMN faculty
or staff and may not be used for work toward a degree. For details,
visit: http://www.ias.umn.edu/quadrantapply.php
Deadline: Fri. Nov. 19

EPA SUSTAINABILITY COMPETITION
Grant opportunity for college and university faculty and students.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's P3 - People, Prosperity
and the Planet - Program. Hands-on design competition for student
teams and their faculty advisors, to receive $15,000 grants to
design scientific, technical, and policy solutions to sustainability
challenges around the world. Projects can address a challenge in one
or more of these areas: water, energy, agriculture, built
environment, or materials & chemicals. For application, visit:
http://www.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2011/2011_p3.html
Deadline: Wed. Dec. 22


10/8 and 10/9 African Literature conference being put on by Books for Africa and held at the Humphrey Institute. Four African writers, poets and playwrights, listed below, will read from their works and have a panel discussion afterwards. A conference flier has been attached for you to look at for times and details. As policy students concerned with public engagement this is a great opportunity to engage with the topics that many of the residents of your academic neighborhood and in the East African community are familiar with. Somali writer, Nuruddin Farah has written on issues of dictatorships, patriarchal tyranny, forced female marriages and has been celebrated as a "feminist" African writer. Spanning fiction, non-fiction and journalistic writing as well as White African, Christian and Muslim authors this African Literature conference is sure to be a must see - must attend event at the Humphrey Institute this semester. This is a free and open to the public event, the Cedar-Riverside East African community has been engaged on multiple levels to attend and we hope the turn out will be diverse and at capacity. Your attendance is worth more than a seat filled, this is a great opportunity to engage with the community through literature!

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Books for Africa Note:

This conference is being presented by Books For Africa in collaboration with Somali Family Services, The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, the University of Minnesota's College of Liberal Arts and the Office of International Program's Global Spotlight Initiative, and Mshale.

Our goal with this conference is to celebrate and explore current African literature, with input from some of the most influential writers coming out of Africa today. We have confirmed the participation of Nuruddin Farah, Alexandra Fuller, Uwem Akpan, and Billy Karanja Kahora. Read author bios.

We are seeking contributions for an anthology that examines cultural production within the African Diaspora and in African communities. We encourage essays that critically reflect on cultural products (videos, films, novels, dance, multimedia installations, etc.), or analyze representational strategies inherent in particular artistic works.

We also welcome biographical/autobiographical essays that investigate personal experiences (challenges, influences, etc.) in relation to cultural production within the Diaspora and/or in African communities.

We invite submissions from across a variety disciplines (media/film studies, anthropology, history, sociology, critical cultural studies, literature, gender studies, post colonial studies, etc.). Topics may cover any historical period and explore any aspect of this area.

Abstracts should be received no later than November 15, 2010 via email to mwoldemariam@plymouth.edu.

Please address any questions to one of the co-editors:

Metasebia Woldemariam
Plymouth State University
mwoldemariam@plymouth.edu

Abiyi Ford
Addis Ababa University
abiyi@aol.com

Proposals are invited for a special issue of The Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies on Australian literature. The editors will consider papers on any aspect of Australian literature, but papers must have a postcolonial theoretical orientation. The editors are particularly interested in papers addressing work by Indigenous and emerging authors, and papers dealing with issues such as transnationalism, settler colonialism and immigration.

Please send 500-word abstracts in a Word document by February 1st, 2011 to Nathanael O'Reilly (nathanael_oreilly@uttyler.edu) and Rebecca Weaver-Hightower (raweav1@yahoo.com). Please do not send completed papers at this time. After reviewing the abstracts, the editors will invite contributors to submit completed 5000-word papers, which must conform to the latest MLA style. The deadline for completed papers will be provided at a later date. The special issue is schedule to be published in late 2011.

Please include the following with your abstract:
Name and Institutional Affiliation
Email address
Postal address
A brief CV

Nathanael O'Reilly is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Texas at Tyler. He holds a PhD from Western Michigan University, specializing in Australian, postcolonial, and modern British and Irish literature. He has published articles examining works by a variety of authors, including Peter Carey, David Malouf, Tim Winton, Liam Davison, Murray Bail, Janette Turner Hospital, Richard Flanagan, Andrew McGahan, Thomas Keneally, Hanif Kureishi, Daniel Defoe, and Walt Whitman. He is the editor of Postcolonial Issues in Australian Literature (Cambria Press, 2010) and coeditor (with Jean-Francois Vernay) of Fear in Australian Literature and Film, a special issue of Antipodes (June 2009).

Rebecca Weaver-Hightower is Associate Professor of English at the University of North Dakota, specializing in postcolonial studies. Her book Empire Islands: Castaways, Cannibals and Fantasies of Conquest (Minnesota, 2007) analyzes how island castaway tales presented fantasies that made the expansion of empire more palatable. Her current work, Frontier Fictions: Writing, Remorse and Reparation in the Settler Colony, analyzes Australian, South African, Canadian, and U.S. settler literatures for how certain stories helped those cultures to process the guilt from the displacement of Indigenous peoples during colonial settlement. Weaver-Hightower has published on Caribbean, Irish, Australian, African, and British literatures and is book reviews editor for The Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies.

Nathanael O'Reilly
nathanael_oreilly@uttyler.edu
Rebecca Weaver-Hightower
raweav1@yahoo.com

CFP: Performing Ethnicities through Sport

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University of Iowa Department of American Studies and the Center for Ethnic Studies and the Arts (CESA)
Announce a Call for Papers for
PERFORMING ETHNICITIES THROUGH SPORT

April 1-3, 2011
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

This symposium aims to bring together scholars engaged in critical and historical studies of American sport in U.S. domestic and transnational contexts to explore the performance of ethnicities through sport. Sport can be understood as a live performance whose study powerfully engages questions of the body, its identities and capabilities, and its interactions with natural and built environments; sport is also widely broadcast and represented in the media.

We invite proposals for standard 20-minute paper presentations and panels, as well as other formats, including roundtables, workshops, and performances on this theme.

For each proposal, please submit:
· Name(s) of all participants
· Address, telephone number, and e-mail address for each participant
· Institutional affiliation(s), if any
· Title(s) of paper
· 250-word proposal
· 100-word biographical note for each participant

Center for Ethnic Studies and the Arts
Department of American Studies
University of Iowa
210 Jefferson Building
Iowa City, IA
319-384-3490
Email: cesa@uiowa.edu
Visit the website at http://www.uiowa.edu/~cesa/

The sixth annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks submissions for "Ambivalence," a graduate student conference to be held February 25-26, 2011. We aim to engage in a multi-day, interdisciplinary exploration of persistent tensions and ramifications within the concept of ambivalence as well as in its obverse--certainty, decisiveness, and security.
Submissions that explore "Ambivalence" from a diverse range of fields and disciplines are encouraged.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

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Definitions and representations of ambivalence across disciplines.
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Disciplinary/institutional ambivalence regarding the structure of the public, democratic university
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Psychoanalytic constructions of ambivalence
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Interdisciplinarity as a form of ambivalence
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Ambivalence as elaborated by and used as a critique of queer or trans scholarship
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Ambivalence and modernity
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The role of ambivalence in activism, political behavior or public opinion
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Ambivalence as a position, process, role, affect, an intellectual state
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Navigating "ethical ambivalence"
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Quantifying ambivalent behavior in scientific studies
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Theories of ambivalence as represented as that which is "strange" or unfamiliar in society
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The experience of simultaneous emotions (ie promise and disillusionment, hope and despair)

Theme: NKEIRUKA: SHAPING THE FUTURE OF THE IGBO NATION
Howard University, Washington, D.C., USA
April 8 - 9, 2011
The Igbo Studies Association (ISA) marked the 50th anniversary of Nigeria's independence with a well planned and well attended 8th annual international conference in April 2010. That conference copiously examined the experience of Ndi-Igbo in independent Nigeria: their aspirations, achievements, setbacks and problems. Building upon that timely dialogue, the 9th Annual Conference of the association scheduled for April 8-9, 2011 will provide an opportunity for participants to reflect and grapple with a road map for the future of the Igbo Nation in a broader perspective based on what we now know about the Igbo experience 50 years after Nigeria's independence. Hence, the theme for the 2011 conference, appropriately entitled "NKEIRUKA" was unanimously adopted by participants to keep the affairs of Ndi-Igbo in the center-stage of ISA's discourse. Despite the disappointments of yesterday and the apprehensions of today, ISA believes that for Ndi-Igbo better days are ahead.

The 2011 conference calls for candid introspection and dispassionate analysis of issues. How can Ndi-Igbo unleash and channel their well-known entrepreneurism to construct a better future for themselves in the Nigerian political, economic, social and cultural environment? To what extent is the future of Ndi-Igbo dependent on Igbo agency and how could it be harnessed? To what extent will the future be determined by forces and circumstances outside the control of Ndi-Igbo? What is the role of the Igbo diaspora in shaping the future of Ndi-Igbo? How can the perennial marginalization of Ndi-Igbo within the Nigerian state be effectively redressed? This conference, which focuses on the future, will allow participants to adopt or invoke a social/institutional change approach to articulate a better future for the Igbo people, both at home and abroad. The Igbo Studies Association, therefore, invites scholars and other individuals interested in various spheres of Igbo Studies to submit abstracts on diverse topics relating to the theme of the 2011 conference. Abstracts and papers which examine topics from a three-tier approach namely past, present and the future will be very germane and central to the conference theme and material to the intentions of the conference namely, to chart a road map for the future. Topics include but are not limited to the following:

• Civil Society, Politics and Leadership
• Religious and Ethnic Issues
• Social and Economic Development
• Education, Children and Youth Development;
• History, Culture and Society
• Media, Art and Artistic Expression;
• Sports and Human development;
• Security and the Rule of Law;
• Public Health, Diseases and Medicine;
• Environment and Human Rights,
• Ndi-Igbo and their Neighbors
• Justice, Caste System and Property Rights
• Chiefs, Chieftaincy and Traditional Institutions
• Changing Values and Norms;
• Peace and National Reconciliation
• Crime, Punishment and Vigilante Matters
• Dibias, Prophets, Prophesies;
• The Biafran War and Lessons;
• Igbo Language and Igbo Identity;
• Science, Scientists, and Entrepreneurs
• Industry and Agriculture;
• Biographies, Role Models and Achievers
• Gender and Social Change, etc.

All abstracts or proposals must include the following: your full name, title, current position and institutional affiliation; paper title, abstract (300 words maximum), mailing address, email, phone and number. Please note that all conference information will be available on ISA website: http://igbostudiesassociation.org/2011-isa-conference/

All proposals will be reviewed by the 2011 Conference Planning Committee, and proposers will be duly notified of acceptance or rejection of your proposal by email. Well-written papers based on solid research and analyses will be selected for consideration for publication. Although presentations will be in English, those who would like to present in the Igbo language should make translations of their abstracts available in English. Participants are responsible for the conference registration fee and their travel and lodging costs.

Please email your proposal/abstract to:

Apollos Okwuchi Nwauwa
Conference Chair
Professor of History & Director, Africana Studies
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403, USA Telephone: (419) 372-2269 or (419) 372-9483
EMAIL nwauwa@gmail.com

• Deadline for submission of proposal is extended to September 30 October 31, 2010.
• Deadline for submission of full papers is November 31, 2010

The Theory and Criticism Focus Group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) invites participants to join its third annual book discussion roundtable as part of ATHE's "25th Anniversary Conference-Performance Remains, Global Presence: Memory, Legacy, and Imagined Futures" to be held at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago, August 11-14, 2011.

This year, in keeping with larger conference themes of memory, legacy, and possibility, Rebecca Schneider's forthcoming book *Performing Remains: Art and War in Times of Theatrical Reenactment * has been selected as the subject of the roundtable.

If you are interested in joining this roundtable book discussion, please email your contact info, a brief biographical statement, and a 1-2 paragraph statement describing your interest in *Performing Remains* by October 29 to: Kathryn Edney, katedney@hotmail.com

Please note that if selected for the roundtable, participants must purchase their own copy of the book and that participants will first engage in an online discussion of the book in preparation for the in-person roundtable at the conference itself.

For more information concerning the conference, see the Association's website: athe.org.

Kathryn Edney
Regis College
Weston, MA
Email: katedney@hotmail.com

The AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships enable scientists and engineers from a broad range of disciplines, sectors and career stages to apply their knowledge to help improve policymaking and implementation while learning first-hand how federal policies are developed and deployed. Year-long fellowship assignments start in September and are available in the U.S. Congress and nearly 20 executive branch agencies in Washington DC. Stipends range from $75,000 to $96,000 plus benefits. Enhance public policy while advancing your career!

Application Deadline: 5 December 2010

For more information and to apply:
http://fellowships.aaas.org
The Circle of Discipline--Internships

The Circle of Discipline seeks Graduate Students for internships. This South Minneapolis organization helps provide youth and young adults with alternative programs and enrichment activities that address their physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual needs. For more information, visit: http://www.circleofdiscipline.org/
The Circle has a limited budget; interns would provide:
* Evaluation tools for programming
* Curriculum development
* Grant writing assistance
* Database development

To apply, contact: Sierra Leone Samuels, Program Director, The Circle of Discipline, 1201 East Lake Street (Powderhorn neighborhood), Minneapolis, MN 55407; (612) 721-1549;
ssamuels@circleofdiscipline.org.
The Internship Summer Program 201, The Global Justice Center in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato. Mexico.

The Center for Global Justice (www.globaljusticecenter.org) is an international network of educators and activists devoted to research and learning for a better world. We have year round programs, such as:

Solidarity economy: This program works with democratically organized rural communities and organizations in and around the San Miguel municipality; encourages cooperative formation through training and organizing and studies and encourages alternative socio-economic systems that conserve and share the world's cultural, economic and environmental resources justly.

Snowbird and Summer Symposia. This symposium has lectures, films, and camp trips-plus year round "diálogo comunitario" with rural communities on migration and co-ops.

Research and publishing: Participatory research from members, interns and conferences is downloadable at www.globaljusticecenter.org

For more information Contact:

ILiana Lanuza
Program Coordinator
Summer Internship 2011
San Miguel de Allende, Gto Mexico

The Law and Society Association, in collaboration with the American Bar Foundation, and the National Science Foundation, seeks applications for:

1. Dissertation Fellowship and Mentoring Program Awards
In residence at the American Bar Foundation, Chicago, IL, Sept. 1, 2011. Annual $27,000 stipend up to two years of support. Up to $1,500 research or travel expenses. Relocation expenses up to $2,500. 3rd, 4th, and 5th year graduate students with foci in law, social science, and inequality. Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents eligible. For full details and to submit application
online, visit: http://www.americanbarfoundation.org/fellowships/index.html

Contacts: Mary McClintock, mcclintock@lawandsociety.org; or
Laura Beth Nielsen, lnielsen@abfn.org
Deadline: Wed. Dec. 1

2. Doctoral Fellowships in Law and Social Science In residence at the American Bar Foundation, Chicago, IL, Sept. 1, 2011. ABD with foci on sociolegal studies or social scientific approaches to law, the legal profession, or legal institutions. $27,000 stipend for 12 months. Up to $1,500 research or travel expenses.

Relocation expenses up to $2,500. For full details and to submit application online, visit:
http://www.americanbarfoundation.org/fellowships/index.html

Contact: Allison Lynch, (312)988-6548; alynch@abfn.org
Deadline: Wed. Dec. 15

The Presidential Management Fellows Program, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, invites applications from graduate students for a highly rigorous, two-year developmental, leadership program
for a fellowship at various Federal Agencies. For details, visit:

http://www.pmf.gov. Students working on their graduate degrees in
the following fields are strongly encouraged to apply:

* Accounting/Finance/MBA
* Information Technology
* Engineering
* International Affairs/Policy
* Health/Medical Science
* Business Administration
* Public Policy
* Human Resources
* Public Administration
* Environmental Sciences
* Statistics
* Law
* Other

Fellows Receive:
* Two-year paid fellowships
* 80 hours of training each year
* Competitive pay and benefits
* Potential accelerated promotions

Deadline: Fri. Oct. 15

Ford Foundation--Fellowship Programs

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Ford Foundation Fellowships seek to increase the diversity of U.S.A. college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Eligibility limited to:
* All citizens or nationals of the U.S. regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation

* Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations)

* Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level

1. Predoctoral - $20,000 stipend to student.
Deadline: Mon. Nov. 1

2. Dissertation - $21,000 for one year.
Deadline: Mon. Nov. 8

3. Postdoctoral - $40,000 for one year.
Deadline: Mon. Nov. 8

For full details and application process, visit:
http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/FordFellowships/

Psychology Symposium to honor Norman Garmezy

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"Risk and Resilience in Mental Health and Development: A Symposium Celebrating the Legacy of former Emeritus Prof. Norman Garmezy (Minnesota)," Fri. Oct. 22, 8:30 am-5:00 pm, Mississippi Room,
Coffman Union.

Speakers include: Sir Michael Rutter (Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, London); Arnold Sameroff (Michigan); Keith Nuechterlein (UCLA); Dante Cicchetti and Ann Masten (Minnesota); Douglas Coatsworth (Penn State); Rebecca Shiner (Colgate); Jelena Obradovic (Stanford); and Tuppett Yates (UC- Riverside). Co-Sponsored by the Department of Psychology, Institute of Child Development, and Department of Psychiatry.

For further information, contact: Heidi Wolff, psymain@umn.edu, (612)625-2818. Save the Date!

Free and Open to the Public.


2Tuesday Global Spotlight Series

Support for HIV-Infected Patients in Rural Ethiopian Villages and Reducing Loss to Follow-up in Medical Case Settings (please see the attached doc.)

noon-1:30 p.m.
101 University International Center (map)

Presenter: Alan Lifson, Professor, Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health

Despite major international success in engaging millions of HIV-infected individuals in medical care, high rates of default among HIV patients in care threatens to undermine this global accomplishment. Our work in rural Ethiopia is designed to implement village-based interventions to support HIV-infected patients and improve treatment retention. Work at the community level, especially in rural settings, represents a gap identified by multiple partners in Ethiopia which this project is intended to fill.

RSVPs are appreciated but all is welcome!


The 2Tuesday Series is a monthly event to highlight University of Minnesota activities related to the 2009-2010 Global Spotlight focus on the area of Africa and the theme of Water in the world. The new 2010-12 Global Spotlight focus is on the area of Latin America and the Caribbean and the theme of the Impact of Urbanization.

Dunn Peace Research Scholarship

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Dunn Peace Research Scholarship

The J.W.G. Dunn, Jr., Peace Research Scholarships, $1,500 each, are available to UMN students to conduct research abroad on issues related to international peace. The foreign phase of research must be planned to commence by May 31, 2012. For details, visit:
http://www.international.umn.edu/funding/dunn/

Deadline: Noon, March 1, 2011

For example, proposals might examine the material reality of food and its cultivation, production, labor, and marketing: agribusiness, the restaurant industry, our current fascination with television food shows or "authentic" ethnic eating. Others might examine consumption, purchasing, and power by examining chains of production, from the unseen labor of overseas and domestic Asian workers to how the advertising of various products specifically employs or ignores Asian and Asian American bodies. This topic also encompasses the widespread consumption of goods and services identified as Asian or Asian American. These might include religious iconography, such as Mehndi and the Buddha, artistic traditions such as haiku, martial arts, or manga), or language and writing, such as Chinese writing in keychains, home decor, and body art. Consumption also can be thought of as a means of absorbing, reformulating, or challenging culture through various technologies: how images of Asians, from the yellow peril to the model minority have been circulated and consumed by a multi-racial America, and how one might control or resist the consumption of Asian America.

This is the first time AAAS will meet in New Orleans. Accordingly, we are interested in the ways in which New Orleans (and the Gulf Coast more broadly) has been the object of consumption post-Katrina, as well as the relative invisibility of Asian Americans in the public attention following the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. How might this conference steer us away from being unthinking consumers of New Orleans culture and instead engage us with the possibilities of critical activism?

*All paper and panel applicants must be members of AAAS in order to submit conerence proposals. AAAS membership number or confirmation of membership from JHUP will be required with all proposals.
**AV equipment will be available on request but on a limited, first-come-first-served basis due to budget restrictions. Please make your requests when sending in your proposals.

Jennifer Ho, Assistant Professor
Department of English & Comparative Literature
UNC Chapel Hill
Email: jho@email.unc.edu
Visit the website at http://www.aaastudies.org/

The Walter H. Judd International Graduate and Professional Fellowships, $2,000 each, are designed to support students enrolled in Master's and professional degree programs for study abroad. Two types of awards are available: 1. Research and 2. Internship/Study.

For details, visit:
http://www.international.umn.edu/funding/judd/

Deadline: Noon, Feb. 8, 2011


Romance Writers of America invites faculty, independent scholars, and dissertation candidates in the areas of anthropology, communications, cultural studies, education, English literature, gender studies, linguistics, psychology, and sociology, to apply for up to $5,000 in grants. Focus must be on theoretical and
substantive academic research about genre romance texts and literacy procedures. For details, visit:
http://www.rwa.org/cs/academic_research_grant/overview

Deadline: Wed. Dec. 1

South Asia Seminar Series: Pritika Chowdhry

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Date: 10/06/2010
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: 335 Blegen Hall
Cost: Free

Lecturer: Pritika Chowdhry (Visiting Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, Macalester College)

Topic: "Remembering the Crooked Line: Visualizing Ethnic Fissures and Partitions through Memory Sculptures of the Gendered Body and Childhood Games"
The South Asian Seminar began in 2005 as an intellectual collective group funded by the Institute for Global Studies. The South Asian Seminar Series brings scholars, writers, and filmmakers from the U of M, local colleges and universities as well as national and international speakers to share their ideas and scholarship with the University community and beyond.
Lectures run about 45 minutes to an hour, with the remaining time reserved for discussion and Q&A.


WORKSHOP BASICS
We have received a grant from the University's Office of International Programs to convene an international research workshop on November 13-14, 2010. This workshop will serve to bring together an international group of scholars to develop a collaborative, comparative research agenda addressing the relationship between rural and urban water scarcity and abundance in different river basins in Africa and Asia. The workshop will provide the opportunity to identify common and comparative themes in research and move toward a collaborative initiative. Several of our ICGC alumni will be participating as well as a number of current faculty members, students and practitioners.

The workshop will consist of an open portion on Saturday, November 13, to which all are invited. A second, closed portion of the workshop on Sunday, November 14, will be for participants who do work in this area and have an interest in joining the ongoing research group forming around these themes.

HOW TO APPLY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE RESEARCH GROUP
If you work in this area and you are interested in joining the research group portion of the workshop, please send a one-page proposal outlining how your work connects to the workshop themes and why you are interested in joining the research group. A more detailed description of possible workshop themes appears in the last section of this document.

Please email proposals to Karen (kbt@umn.edu) and Eric (shepp001@umn.edu) with a subject line reading "Water Workshop Proposal."

The deadline for receipt of proposals to participate: Monday, October 11, 2010.

RELATED WORKSHOP AT IAS
Our workshop also aligns with the University of Minnesota Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) series on scarcity and abundance in the 2010-2011 year.One of the IAS activities on this theme is an interdisciplinary conference: "Experiments on Rivers--the consequences of dams".This will take place on our campus November11-12, 2010, immediately before our workshop. You might also consider looking into the IAS conference if this is of interest.

DESCRIPTION OF ICGC WORKSHOP THEMES
Water, a prerequisite for life, is crucial to economic and social transformations across the global South. Access to secure and adequate supplies of fresh water, integral to all ecological and social activities, has become increasingly challenging in the face of rapid economic growth, urbanization, pollution and climate change. Uneven and irregular access to water, combined with its privatization and commodification, has made it a contested resource, with intensified tension and conflict crossing local, national and transnational scales.

Recent years have seen a variety of such conflicts. Internationally, the damming of major rivers in such countries as Turkey, China and Lesotho is causing conflict with downstream neighbors (Syria, Vietnam, Thailand and South Africa). Nationally, large-scale dam projects are undermining ecological systems and societal livelihood possibilities, displacing populations, in such countries as Mozambique, China, India and Cambodia, triggering significant protests. Locally, urban residents of such cities as Johannesburg, Mumbai, Jakarta and Cape Town are struggling for water and sewage services, contesting water privatization schemes whose pricing schemes compound access difficulties.

Rural and urban struggles and conflicts are increasingly interlinked, as rapid urbanization accelerates demand for large-scale water extraction and reallocation. In the countryside, struggles over water have crystallized around the proliferation of large dams, rationalized in terms of inexpensive energy generation, flood control, irrigation of large agricultural complexes and supplying cities. More than 45,000 such dams have been constructed since 1950: Icons of development that have transformed natural and social landscapes. They have triggered deteriorating water quality, substantial soil erosion and deforestation, devastated fish populations, and increased salinity that threatens ecologically rich coastal regions. Hydroelectric projects also have had devastating impacts on the daily lives of millions of people residing in river valleys. The World Commission on Dams estimates that more than forty million people have been forcibly displaced from inundated historic homelands. Downstream, rural communities have not fared better, although effects are less visible because scholars and policy makers pay inadequate attention to this zone.

Adequate, equitable and safe water provision and management has become a central challenge for cities, particularly in large metropolises across the global south characterized by very rapid population growth and enormous disparities in wealth and livelihood possibilities. In such cities, the prosperous often live side by side with the precarious, creating particularly stark spatial gradients of well-being: social inequality is experienced much more directly on a daily basis than in cities of the global north. Inequitable access to water is a key issue. Urban elites are provided with potable tap water and sewage systems, whereas the least well off must buy water in canisters from water traders, or share public faucets. For the latter, water supplies do not meet health, sanitation and nutritional needs; supply can be highly irregular, water sources are polluted, and the price is higher than for potable water. Waterways also function as open sewers, with toilets frequently shared. Such inequities have been reinforced by the privatization of water, as neoliberal globalization has been accompanied by privately owned water companies, headquartered in Europe or North America, taking over water delivery and waste management. Poor households, unable to afford water rates, find themselves cut off from regular supplies.

These struggles over water, connecting the world's poor and disenfranchised across urban-rural and international divides, are further complicated by gender inequality. Women and daughters are particularly hard-hit, as it is their responsibility to devote the increased time and effort necessary to obtain water and reproduce a healthy household--often as a double burden that undermines their employment possibilities and education.

The complex urban-rural interdependencies around the question of water have been the subject of influential individual case study research (cf. Swyngedouw, E. 2004 Social Power and the Urbanization of Water (Oxford University Press); Gandy, M. 2008 "Landscapes of Disaster: Water, Modernity, and Urban Fragmentation in Mumbai." Environment and Planning A, 40: 108-30), but we know of no attempts to undertake an international comparative study. We propose drawing on the expertise of Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC) scholars, faculty and alumni, to initiate a comparative international research collaborative focusing on selected river basins where rural and urban water issues intersect. Candidates include the Zambezi, the Mekong, the Ganges and the Tigris-Euphrates. A comparative dimension focusing on the global South will enable examination of how national political and historical geographic context shape water governance, and its implications for and contestation by the poor. Questions to be investigated include: How are shifting urban water demands linked with upriver or cross-watershed water management strategies? How is water governance, modulated by gender, economic, power, cultural and geographical relations, affecting the livelihood possibilities of marginalized urban and rural populations as well as socio-ecological resilience? What kinds of social movements, in and between rural and urban areas, have been triggered by the disruptive consequences of these dynamics, to which effect? What alternative approaches can meet the needs expressed through such protests and mitigate socio-ecologically unsustainable outcomes?

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