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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Fulbright Information Sessions

The Graduate School Fellowship Office is pleased to announce three Fulbright Information Sessions for students who are interested in conducting research abroad during the 2018-19 academic year.  Excellent opportunities are available to over 140 countries.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens.  The UM campus application deadline is Wednesday, August 30, 2017.

Please forward this message to students in your program.  They may reserve a place at one of the three sessions by clicking on the links below. Sessions are limited to 30 participants.

ALLISON NORDER (BA '19) has received an Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) award

ALLISON NORDER (BA '19) has received an Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) award for her project United States vs. Great Britain: An International Perspective on Criminal Prosecution and Involvement in Criminal Courts.

KONG PHA, PhD candidate, has accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor


KONG PHA, PhD candidate, has accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Critical Hmong Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire starting fall of 2017. 

Christine Bachman-Sanders, PhD candidate, Event


Christine Bachman-Sanders, PhD candidate, will be giving a talk titled "The Cyclist's Mobility: Lady Cyclists, Wheelmen of Color, and the Bicycle Boom of the 1890s" for the Cycling Museum of Minnesota. The talk will take place on Sunday, April 30, 1:00PM – 2:00PM at The Vault, Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, 519 Oak Grove St., Minneapolis. The event is free and open to the public. Click here for more information.

AMST 4962W: Senior Seminar Symposium

AMST 4962W: Senior Seminar is pleased to announce their Senior Symposium on Friday, May 5th from 11:45am - 2:00pm in the Commons (Scott 105). The senior American Studies majors will be presenting their senior theses beginning at noon. Lunch will be served at 11:45 and there will be cake after the presentations are done. Please come celebrate our seniors and all the hard work they have done over the year! All undergrad and grad students, staff, and faculty are welcome to attend. Click here to RSVP. The graduation seniors and their papers titles are below



Alex Nackerud, The Growing and Shifting Threat of Voter Suppression
Grace Erpenbach, Snap Me: A Queer Horror Film
Kaitlyn Rue, The Minnesota State Fair Woman's Building
Roberto Hall, A Story of Transracial Adoption

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

23rd annual David Noble Lecture featuring Roderick A. Ferguson


AMERICAN STUDIES is excited to host the 23rd annual David Noble Lecture featuring Roderick A. Ferguson on Tuesday, May 2 at 7:00pm in Cowles Auditorium in the Humphrey School. Rod's talk is titled "The Bookshop of the Black Queer Diaspora" and will tell the stories of how black queer diasporic activists and artists challenged neoliberalism in the 1970s and 80s in North America and the U.K. Click here for more information. 


Utopian World-Making: Art Social Justice, & Communities of Color Symposium


CHICANO & LATINO STUDIES invite you to their event Utopian World-Making: Art Social Justice, & Communities of Color Symposium. The symposium will coincide with the opening of the exhibit Remembrance: Gay Chicano Art and feature many of the artists from the exhibit. The symposium will take place on Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29 and the exhibit will run from Tuesday, April 25 through Saturday, May 13. Click here for more details about the panels, lectures, and workshops happening.