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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Fall Syllabi & Office Hours

Faculty, Grad Instructors, & TAs: Please submit a copy of your course syllabus electronically to Laura (domin047@umn.edu) by Wednesday, September 5th, 2012. Please also include the time(s) and day(s) you will be holding office hours for the upcoming semester.

IDEA Workshops on "Secrets to Successful Proposal Writing"

The Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (IDEA) is hosting a 2+ day workshop designed for graduate students and faculty of color in all disciplines to work in a mentor setting to develop and deploy proven strategies in submitting competitive fellowship and grant applications to the Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Science Foundation, and other funding sources. Application is required to attend the workshop as a graduate student and as a faculty mentor. Application deadline: September 7th, 2012

Sept. 14
Coffman Memorial Union
Room 332
(optional for faculty)
Sept. 21
Walter Library
Room 101
(Lunch provided)
Sept. 22
Appleby Hall
Rooms 41 & 65
(Optional individual meetings with facilitators will be pre-scheduled on Friday)
Overview & Goals
This 2+ day workshop is designed to mentor graduate students of color in all disciplines to develop and deploy proven strategies in submitting competitive fellowship and grant applications to the Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Science Foundation, and other funding sources!
The workshops will help participants to identify funding and to develop and receive feedback on proposals through individual consultations with faculty facilitators with successful grant writing experience.
Application Process for Faculty
Please submit:
• Brief statement regarding your research
(100-200 words).
• List of targeted funding source(s) and type
(pre-doctoral, dissertation, postdoc, or grant).
• Two-page maximum curriculum vitae (CV).
Space is limited to 15 faculty participants.
If you would like to attend an introduction to grant writing workshop being held on September 14 please indicate via email when submitting your application.
Application Process for Graduate Students
To be considered, please submit:
• Brief statement regarding your research (100-200 words).
• List of targeted funding source(s) and type (pre-doctoral, dissertation, postdoc, or grant).
• Two-page maximum curriculum vitae (CV).
Applicants must attend both workshops. Space is limited to 25 post doc participants.
Send all application materials to jcaron@umn.edu.
For more information, visit:
Sponsored by
Institute for Diversity, Equity and Advocacy (IDEA)
Office for Diversity in Graduate Education (ODGE)

SOC 8890 Fall 2012

SOC 8890 SEC 002 "Advanced Research Methods: Qualitative Interviewing" will be taught by Prof. Rachel Schurman this upcoming fall semester on Fridays from 1:00-3:30pm. Click here for complete course description.

CFP: 3rd Annual Gender Matters Conference

Submissions are invited for the 3rd annual "Gender Matters: CONTINUITIES & INSTABILITIES" Conference to be held April 12-13th, 2012 at DePaul University. While work on all matters of gender are invited, they are particularly interested in work that explores how the mutable character of gender and/or sexuality is used to both maintain and resist existing social relations historically and contemporarily. Submission deadline: December 3rd, 2012. Click here for more info.

as|peers Call for Submissions on "American Memories"

With its sixth issue, as|peers is aiming to cast a thematic spotlight on the myriad meanings of 'memories' in relation to American(ized) cultures. This issue will feature both a general section and a topical section and submissions are invited for both sections. While the general section accepts submissions without topical restrictions, the topical section will feature academic and art submissions organized around the theme of "American Memories." This issue will Submission deadline: October 31st, 2012.

Call for papers for general section, click here.
Call for papers for topical section, click here.
Call for submissions of art for topical section, click here.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Reception for Closing of "First Contacts" Exhibit

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.

Just as Summer is coming to a close, so soon will the wonderful Summer Bell exhibit, "First Contacts: Native Americans and Champlain in New France." The exhibit has been a wonderful collaboration with various CLA departments, faculty, students as well as the Minnesota Historical Society and the Science Museum of Minnesota.
We have planned a wonderful closing reception that we hope you will be interested in attending. The attached flier provides the basic details, however here is some highlight information on our program.
Michael Witgen is an exciting American Indian historian (UMICH) whose recent book, An Infinity of Nations: How the Native New World Shaped Early North America (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011) has received rave reviews. Historian Pekka Hämäläinen has said that: "An Infinity of Nations is a bold and altogether original examination of Indian-European relations, indigenous social formation, and European imperialism...Witgen also reaches deep into the past to place the events of the late 1600s in a long historical context of evolving indigenous North America, and he takes the story into the early nineteenth century, showing how, as it expanded westward, the United States collided with a long-evolving and fully formed indigenous world. A sophisticated study of a different kind of colonial world where kinship ties, mediation, small gestures, and right words signified and brought power."
Joining him are two campus experts. Jean O'Brien (HIST) is currently working on a research project with Michael. Brenda Child (AMST) recently published two key works: Boarding School Seasons: American Indian Families, 1900-1940 (U of Nebraska Press, 2000), which won the North American Indian Prose Award; and this year's Holding Our World Together: Ojibwe Women and the Survival of the Community, a volume in the Penguin Library of American Indian History series.
The issues, exhibits and presentations cut across disciplinary lines and unveil new perspectives and opportunities for researchers and the public at-large.

PCard Receipts Due

Please submit receipts for all August PCard purchases to Laura by Friday, August 31st, 2012. Click here for a generic coversheet.

RELS 5621 Fall 2012

RELS 5621 "The Christian Right and Left in America" will be taught by Prof. Jeanne Kilde this fall 2012 semester on Mondays and Wednesdays 4:00-5:15pm. Click here for a course flier.

GWU Tenure-track Position in American Studies

The George Washington University Department of American Studies seeks to appoint a scholar of political economy as a tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate professor beginning Fall 2013. Research and teaching interests may include the social or cultural dimensions of work, wealth, capitalism, labor movements, globalization, neoliberalism, market exchange, consumer society, or related topics in American political economy. Must hold a PhD in American Studies or related field by August 1st, 2013. Review of applications will begin: September 17th, 2012. Click here for a complete description.

UC-Davis Native American Studies Student Affairs Officer

The University of California, Davis is hiring for the position of Native American Studies Student Affairs Officer. The position is will provide academic advising and related support services for Native American Studies and the Division of Student Affairs. For full consideration, apply by September 5th, 2012. Click here for full job description.

CFP: Thinking Gender 2013 at UCLA

The UCLA Center for the Study of Women invites submissions for the 23rd Annual Graduate Student Research Conference "Thinking Gender 2013". Thinking Gender is a public conference highlighting graduate student research on women, gender and/or sexuality across all disciplines and historical periods, including future ones. The conference is free and will be held February 1st, 2013 at the UCLA Faculty Center. Submission deadline: Noon on October 16th, 2012.

We invite submissions for individual papers or pre-constituted panels on any topic pertaining to women, gender, and/or sexuality. This year, we especially welcome feminist research on: new directions in feminist social movements (Occupy, Tea Party, Arab Spring, and other uprisings); new directions in feminist theory (the new materialisms, animal studies, disability, affect studies); debt (housing, medical, educational, generational); the archive (transformations in the historical, recycling, repurposing, reviving); social media (marketing, aggression, sexuality); intimacy politics (reproduction, kinship, caretaking labor, healthcare, marriage); and feminist representations now (media, politics and the arts).
CSW accepts submissions for both individual papers and pre-constituted panels from all active graduate students. In order to give everyone an opportunity to present, we do not accept submissions from people who presented at Thinking Gender in the previous year.
Also no previously published material is eligible. Students proposing individual papers are to submit a cover page (provided on our website), an abstract (250 words), a CV (2 pages maximum), and a brief bibliography (3-5 sources), for consideration. All components are to be delivered in one document and labeled according to the submission guidelines found on the CSW website. For panels, a 250-word description of the panel topic is required, in addition to the materials that must be provided for individual paper submissions.
For a more detailed description of submission guidelines, please visit: http://www.csw.ucla.edu/conferences/thinking-gender/thinking-gender-2013
Send submissions to: thinkinggender@csw.ucla.edu
Deadline for Submissions: Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 by 12 noon
Conference to be held on Friday, February 1, 2013, at the UCLA Faculty Center Event is free and open to the public, but please be aware that there will be a $30 registration fee for presenters, which will cover the cost of conference materials and lunch at the Faculty Center. UCLA Center for the Study of Women www.csw.ucla.edu thinkinggender@csw.ucla.edu

AWSJ "Race Matters" Call for Presenters

Ambrose Women for Social Justice (AWSJ) is pleased to invite workshop presenters for the 9th Annual conference "Race Matters: Sharing Stories, Seeking Justice," to be held at St. Ambrose University on Thursday, October 25th, 2012. The goal of the conference is to give participants the opportunity to share their ideas about how race has impacted their lives and the lives of others and to give them tools to seek justice locally and globally. Submission deadline: September 8th, 2012.

Workshops will be 75 minutes long and will be held at 9:25, 10:50, with additional workshops and round table discussions over lunch from 12:15-1:30.
We will screen the film," Not in Our Town," at 1:30, followed by a discussion.
Workshop presenters are invited to join the AWSJ committee for dinner at 5:30pm.
The keynote address, will be given by Native American activist and leader, Lakota Harden, at 7pm.
We invite faculty, staff, students, and community members to present workshops, which are intended to be interactive and to encourage participants to share stories about how race has impacted their lives and lives of others and to give participants information, courage, and skills to seek justice in their community and world.
Workshops themes may include, but are not limited to: • Teaching and Learning about Racism in the classroom and beyond • Personal Reflections on Race - Sharing Stories, Learning, and Listening • Bystander Intervention: Combating Racism in our Daily Lives • Celebration of Civil Rights • Interracial Relationships: Joys and Challenges • Race, Class, Gender, and Justice • Community Partnerships for Racial Justice • White privilege
To submit a proposal, please email the following information to Katy Strzepek, at StrzepekKatyA@sau.edu by September 8. Some travel scholarships are available for out of town presenters. For more info, you may also reach Katy at 563-333-6113. Name(s), Email Address(es), Phone Number(s )of Presenter(s): Workshop Title: Summary of the workshop (50 words or less about what the participants will learn in your workshop): Description of Workshop's Learning Objectives: Special Requests: AV equipment needs: We will email you by September 15 to let you know if your proposal has been accepted. At that time, we also ask presenters to send a brief bio of 50 words or less that we can use for publicity.

New Books and DVDs at University Libraries

Nancy Herther has compiled a list of DVDs and a list of books that are new to the University Libraries.

Click here for a list of new books.

Click here for a list of new videos.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

University Libraries Upcoming Workshops

The University Libraries are hosting a number of upcoming, free workshops with topics ranging from improving your research to grant funding and data management. Click here for a list of workshops and registration information.

Editorial Contributers Needed for Multicultural America: A Multimedia Encyclopedia

Multicultural America: A Multimedia Encyclopedia seeks academic editorial contributors for a new 4 volume reference work to be published by SAGE Reference in 2013. The goals of this encyclopedia are to help readers gain a better understanding of: the historical development of multicultural America, the contemporary American multicultural mosaic, and the possible future trajectories of American multiculturalism. They are currently making assignments with a final deadline for submissions of September 17th, 2012.

*The list of currently available topics follows this message below*
Multicultural America: A Multimedia Encyclopedia presents state-of-the-art research, ready-to-use facts, and multimedia pedagogy. The approximately 950 signed entries (with cross-references and further readings) will cover issues in historical and contemporary ethnic and multicultural studies. The print 4 volumes and the online edition with 100 videos will include information relevant to the following academic disciplinary contexts: the demographic and cultural balance of the United States today and tomorrow; arts and media; business and economics; criminal justice; education; family studies; health; media; military; politics; science and technology; sports; and
religion. From A-to-Z, this work covers the spectrum of defining and illuminating multiculturalism. The goals of this encyclopedia are to help readers gain a better understanding of:
- The historical development of multicultural America.
- The contemporary American multicultural mosaic.
- The possible future trajectories of American multiculturalism.
In writing, contributors should consider their entries' contribution to these three goals. Where appropriate, entries should include data from and references to the 2010 United States census.
We are currently making assignments with a final deadline for submissions of September 17, 2012.
This comprehensive project will be published by SAGE Reference in 2013 and will be marketed to academic and public libraries as a print and digital product available to students via the library's electronic services. The General Editor, who will be reviewing each submission to the project, is Dr. Carlos E. Cortés, Professor Emeritus of History, University of California, Riverside.
If you are interested in contributing to this cutting-edge reference, it is a unique opportunity to contribute to the contemporary literature, redefining sociological issues in today's terms. Moreover, it can be a notable publication addition to your CV/resume and broaden your publishing credits. SAGE Publications offers an honorarium ranging from SAGE book credits for smaller articles up to a free set of the printed product for contributions totaling 10,000 words or more.
If you would like to contribute to building a truly outstanding reference with Multicultural America: A Multimedia Encyclopedia, please contact me by the e-mail information below. Please provide a brief summary of your academic/publishing credentials in related
disciplines. I will provide you with the submission guidelines and sample article for your review. Please see the list of approximately 150 topics currently available for assignment below.
Thanks very much.
Lisbeth Rogers
Author Manager

The following topics, arranged by category and including word counts are currently available for assignment.
(Please note: this is not the complete list of topics, only the topics that are currently available)

Front of the Encyclopedia U.S. Census Essays
1. Age distribution(2010) (2000)
2. American Indian categorization (history) (3800)
3. Category controversies (2010 only) (4000)
4. Family and marital patterns (2010) (2000)
5. Native Hawaiian categorization (history) (2000)
6. Occupational patterns (2010) (2000)
7. Pacific Islander categorization (history) (1800)
8. Regional patterns(2010) (2500)
9. Residential patterns (2010) (2500)
10. Socioeconomic patterns (2010) (2500)
11. Using Census Datain Research and Reports (4000)
12. White categorization (history) (3800)
Articles Organized by Category
1. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity (3200)
2. Diversity Assessment Instruments (1000)
3. Sharecropping (1500)
4. Tipping (900)
5. Tolerance (compare with Understanding and Empathy)(1500)
Ethnic Culture
1. Havurot (900)
2. Kye (900)
3. Patron system (900)
4. Tanamoshi (1000)
Ethnic Groups, Clusters, Organizations
1. Algonquin-speaking Tribes (1500)
2. All Indian Pueblo Council (1000)
3. Anglos (3000)
4. Arapaho (1000)
5. Armenian Network of America (900)
6. British Americans (4000)
7. Canadian Americans (3500)
8. Cheyenne (1000)
9. Chickasaw (1000)
10. Chinatowns (3000)
11. Chinese American Citizens Alliance (900)
12. Choctaw (1100)
13. Comanche (1000)
14. English Americans (2500)
15. French Americans (3000)
16. Israeli Americans (2000)
17. Lumbee (1000)
18. Migrant Workers (1800)
19. Minority Group/Majority (3500)
20. Muscogee (Muskogee) (1000)
21. Narragansett (1000)
22. National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (1800)
23. National Conference for Community and Justice (1100)
24. National Council of Negro Women (1000)
25. National Hispanic Media Coalition (900)
26. National Iranian American Council (1000)
27. National Negro Business League (1000)
28. National Puerto Rican Forum (1100)
29. National Rainbow Coalition/PUSH (1000)
30. National Urban League (1100)
31. Native Americans (3500)
32. Nez Perce (1000)
33. Odawa (1100)
34. Omaha (900)
35. Organization of Chinese Americans (900)
36. People of Color (4000)
37. Seminole (1500)
38. Shoshone (1000)
39. Tom√°s Rivera Policy Institute (1100)
40. Tong (1000)
41. Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute* (1100)
42. United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (1000)
43. Wampanoag (1000)
44. Welsh Americans (2500)
Federal Government
1. Cabinet Secretaries (2200)
2. Canal Zone (900)
3. Commission on Civil Rights, U.S. (2500)
4. Congressional Hispanic Caucus (1800)
5. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. (3500)
6. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. (3000)
7. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. (2500)
8. Executive Actions (2500)
9. Minority Business Development Agency (1500)
10. Tribal Enrollment (1200)
1. 442nd Regimental Combat Team (1000)
2. 65th Infantry Regiment (1500)
3. Anglo-Powhatan Wars (1000)
4. Bidil Controversy (1000)
5. Century of Dishonor, A (900)
6. Creek Confederacy (1000)
7. Gadsden Purchase (1000)
8. Gold Mountain (900)
9. Great Depression (3000)
10. Harper's Ferry Raid (1000)
11. Holocaust, The (2500)
12. Indigenous People's Day (1000)
13. Kerner Commission Report (1100)
14. Lord Dunmore's War (1100)
15. Poll Taxes (1500)
16. Rise of the Unmeltable Ethnics, The (900)
17. Spanish Land Grants (1000)
18. Spanish Missions (1100)
19. Taos Revolt (1100)
20. Terminal Island (1000)
21. War of 1812 (2000)
22. Washita River, Battle of the (1500)
23. Ybor City (1800)
Immigration, Naturalization, and Citizenship
1. Coverture Act (1500)
2. Indochina Migration and Refugee Assistance Act (1975)(900)
3. Naturalization Acts (1790 and 1906) (1100)
4. Refugee Relief Act (1953) (1000)
5. War Refugees Board (1500)

Intergroup Contact, Intermarriage, and Multiethnic Identity

1. Mestizo (1500)
2. Microaggressions/Microinequities (1100)
Intersections with Ethnicity
1. Agriculture and Ethnic Diversity (2500)
2. Entrepreneurship and Ethnic Diversity (3200)
3. Ethnoburbs (1000)
4. Ethno-pharmacology (1500)
5. Family and Ethnic Diversity (5000)
6. Folk Music and Ethnic Diversity (2500)
7. Food Processing and Ethnic Diversity (1000)
8. Manufacturing and Ethnic Diversity (2000)
9. Politics and Ethnic Diversity (4000)
10. Popular Music and Ethnic Diversity (3000)
11. Track and Field and Ethnic Diversity (900)
1. Algonquin (1500)
2. Bilingual Ballots (1100)
3. English Language (ethnic and regional variations)(3500)
4. Estadounidismos (900)
5. GobiernoUSA.gov (900)
6. Labels (Group) (2500)
7. Speech Codes (900)
Laws, Treaties, and Court Decisions
1. Arizona Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act (2010) (1000)
2. California v.Cabazon Band of Mission Indians (1987) (1000)
3. Grandfather Clauses (2500)
4. Irene Morganv. Commonwealth of Virginia (1946)(1000)
5. Lone Wolf v. Hitchcock (1903) (1000)
6. Montana v.United States (1981) (1000)
7. Nishikawa v.Dulles (1958) (1000)
8. Santa Clara Pueblo v. Martinez (1978) (1000)
9. U.S. Supreme Court (4000)

Popular Culture

1. Home of the Brave (900)
2. Magazines (2000)
3. Media, Ethnic (1500)
4. Newspapers (2000)
5. Television (3000)
6. Witness (900)
Religion, Spirituality, and Ethnicity
1. American Jewish Committee (1800)
2. American Jewish Congress (1000)
3. Amish (2000)
4. Anti-Defamation League (2500)
5. B'nai B'rith (1000)
6. Council on American-Islamic Relations (900)
7. Gentiles (1500)
8. Halal (900)
9. Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (900)
10. Jewish Federation (1100)
11. Kirpan (1100)
12. Kosher (1800)
13. National Council of Jewish Women (1000)
14. Penitentes (1100)
15. World Jewish Congress (1500)
16. Yeshiva (1000)

CFP: Lozano Long Conference "Refashioning Blackness"

The Lozano Long Conference is seeking submissions for this year's "Refashioning Blackness: Contesting Racism in the Afro-Americas" to be held February 20-22nd, 2013 at the University of Texas at Austin. The aim of this conference is to encourage a cutting-edge conversation about the current political and cultural moment in the Afro-Americas. Submission Deadline: September 30th, 2012.

Convened by the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS)
and the John L. Warfield Center for African and African-American Studies (WCAAAS)


Call for Papers
In recent years there has been an explosion of scholarly work on Afro-Latin America that has moved away from simply demonstrating that racial discrimination exists to analyzing the different ways in which black populations represent their identities, relate to the state, and mobilize politically internally and transnationally. In the United States, meanwhile, the election of the first African American president led many to proclaim the end of race and of black politics. The aim of this conference is to encourage a cutting-edge conversation about the current political and cultural moment in the Afro-Americas. How can scholars and activists engage in anti-racist politics in systems where racial democracy/post-racial ideologies prevail? As governments employ post-racial or multicultural ideologies to stifle the impact of black social movements, new questions are emerging about how racial inequalities can be challenged in the Americas. Embracing blackness, which is often seen as the desirable and logical tactic to counter racism, is an insufficient response, as it can lead to fruitless debates about who is black and how blackness is being conceived and become disconnected from political action. This conference encourages participants to grapple with changing configurations of racial inequalities and racism in the Afro-Americas and the ongoing challenge to topple these hierarchies. We are particularly interested in papers that analyze the ways racial ideologies in Latin America parallel and indeed inform notions of "post-raciality" in the United States.
Conference themes will include, but are not limited to:
· Black social movements/political mobilization
· Comparative and transnational approaches to racism and anti-racist politics
· Cultural production and racism
· Race and public policy
· Blackness and national identity
We welcome papers that address these themes from both contemporary and historical perspectives.
Those interested in participating should send their paper titles and abstracts (between 250 and 300 words) as well as a short bio-bibliographical notice (200 words) to the two conveners: Drs. Juliet Hooker and Frank Guridy at refashioningblackness@gmail.com. Questions about the conference should be addressed to Paloma Diaz.

The deadline for sending proposals is September 30, 2012.
Notification of acceptance will be given by October 30, 2012

Tenure-Track Position in American Studies at Cal State University, Fullerton

The Cal State University, Fullerton Department of American Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2013. Desirable specializations include immigration and/or ethnicity in California and the West. PhD in American Studies or in American social/cultural history required. Application deadline: October 1st, 2012. Click here for more info.

Tenure-Track Position in Religious Studies at UCSB

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track position in the history of North American Religions. PhD in hand is expected at the time of appointment. A successful candidate will have research expertise in the period between the Revolutionary and First World Wars and more general teaching expertise in American religious history. Application deadline: November 5th, 2012.

The successful candidate will have research expertise in the period between the Revolutionary and First World Wars and more general teaching expertise in American religious history. We seek a colleague whose research interests will complement and/or enhance existing strengths within a department known for its interdisciplinary and comparative approaches. An ability to engage issues of theory and method in the academic study of religion is essential.
For more information about the department, see www.religion.ucsb.edu. To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to the Chair of the Search Committee at:
Complete applications received by November 5, 2012 will receive full review. Inquiries about the position may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Professor Wade Clark Roof at wcroof@religion.ucsb.edu.
The department is interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.
The University of California at Santa Barbara is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

PORT 5910 Fall 2012

PORT 5910: "Topics in Lusophone Cultures and Literatures: Violence and Democracy" will be taught by visiting Professor Jaime Ginzburg from the University of Sao Paulo this fall 2012 semester on Tuesdays from 2:30-5:30pm. Continue reading for a course description.

This class will discuss the theory of violence, including elements from sociology, anthropology, philosophy and psychoanalysis; authoritarianism, considering specifically how post-dictatorial societies deal with social contradictions; and the role of freedom of speech in democracy. It is expected that the course contribute to debates on contemporary violence, including perspectives dedicated to human rights, individual freedom,terror and fascism. The approach will include the study of concrete examples, articulating theory and analysis. Some of these examples will be related to Latin America,especially Brazil. Some classes will be dedicated to cultural issues,using film, music, fine arts and literature. Only a reading knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese is essential.
Click here for a course flier.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

OpEd Project "Write to Change the World" seminar

The OpEd Project the League of Women Voters will be hosting a day-long seminar "Write to Change the World" on October 6th, 2012 from 10am - 5:00pm. The seminar will focus on expertise, thought, leadership, and impact in writing. Click here for more info.

A Guide to SocAbs New Interface

Our librarian Nancy Herther has created a guide to the major changes and enhancements to Sociological Abstracts and related interfaces. Click here to view the guide.

MHS Fall 2012 Internships

The Minnesota Historical Society has posted opportunities across a range of departments and exciting projects for fall 2012 internships. The majority of internships are unpaid, although paid positions are occasionally available. Applications are due by August 31st, 2012. For position descriptions and application information, click here.