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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Scott Hall Elevator Construction Begins

SCOTT HALL CONSTRUCTION: The elevator project will begin this week with the installation of perimeter fencing and other preparation. The main east doors will need to be closed for much of the project to accommodate the stair replacement and the new ADA entry. The east doors at the south end (by AIS/Chicano Studies office) will remain open throughout.

University of Minnesota American Studies 1 year Assistant Professor Position

The Department of American Studies in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, faculty position in American Studies for academic year 2013/14 (08/26/2013 to 05/25/2014). This is a contract (term) faculty position at the rank of assistant professor for academic year 2013/14 only.

Essential Qualifications:
Ph.D. in American Studies, or any related field such as history, the humanities, media, cultural studies, and the social sciences, is required by the start date of the appointment. The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise on the historical trajectory of American popular culture and mass media in the twentieth century. We are particularly interested in scholarship that engages with issues of race, class, disability, gender and sexuality in the United States and that can place this work within transnational, indigenous, and/or global contexts.
Preference will be given to candidates with a minimum of two years of college or University teaching experience.
The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research program that includes publication, develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in area(s) of specialty as well as core American Studies curriculum, participate in the advising of undergraduate and graduate students, and contribute service appropriate for the rank of appointment to the department, college and profession.
The teaching load for this position is five semester courses over the nine-month academic year (3/2). Advising and service responsibilities will be assigned taking into account the appointee's specific qualifications and experience.
The Department of American Studies at the University of Minnesota is one of the oldest and most highly regarded Ph.D.-granting American Studies programs in the nation. The department comprises a diverse faculty of scholars who use many approaches to the study of the United States within a global context and work in a variety of fields, including popular culture, comparative racial formation, feminist studies, sexuality studies, and transnational migration. For further information, please visit the department website: http://americanstudies.umn.edu.
The College of Liberal Arts values diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives as key to innovation and excellent education. Please visit the College of Liberal Arts website for further information: http://cla.umn.edu.
The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click on "APPLY FOR THIS POSTING" and follow the instructions. You will have an opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach required materials. Materials that must be submitted online are: a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and a sample of scholarly work.
In addition to the materials submitted online, candidates must have three letters of reference sent by email to amstdy@umn.edu Please ask letter writers to include the subject line: Popular Culture Search.
Additional materials may be requested at a later date.
Priority will be given to complete applications received by June 17, 2013. The position will remain open until filled.
Please apply online via the University of Minnesota's Employment System, at https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=111735

Three-year Post-Doc in African American Studies at the Sorbonne in Paris

THE SORBONNE PARIS CITḖ is accepting applications for a post-doctoral fellowship in African-American Studies working on the project "Writing history from the margins: the case of African Americans and the future of history." This is a three-year position, for a person fluent in French and English, to start September 2013. PhD in hand by June 30th, 2013. Application deadline: June 25th, 2013. Continue reading for original message.

The Following postdoctoral fellowship in African-American Studies is open to PhD holders Have you Both are fluent in French and English
EHDLM project ("Writing history from the margins: the case of African Americans and the future of history")
PRES Sorbonne Paris Cité
Job in CSD 3 years contract start 1 September 2013.
Post-doctoral full-time responsibility for project coordination
Compensation: 2 395 euros (gross salary) per month
Based on laboratory CRIDAF / Pleiades, Paris 13 University, Villetaneuse.
Background: EHDML interdisciplinary project, led by CRIDAF teams (Paris 13), LARCA (Paris Diderot) and CREW (Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle), focuses on black historians in the United States during the period when they had to build their profession separately, from 1830 to about 1945 so. It also includes a reflection on the stories of slaves Nineteenth century in the English and French Atlantic world and sources "at the margin" outside of academic and scientific standards have long been closed to African Americans. This project also has a dimension and archival of digital information. It opens the current questions on the writing of? History in general, and in particular the relationship between the Western world and writes colonial and post-colonial. The entire project will be sent on request. The postdoc will assist the project (C. Perfect Paris 13, Paris Diderot J. Rossignol and H. Le Dantec-Lowry Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle), participate in research and assist in administrative, financial and logistical aspects, coordination with the relevant universities PRES Sorbonne Paris Cité.
The / post-doctoral researcher (s) must be able to pursue their own research and develop their skills through this project, and present their work at conferences, workshops and seminars. The / the candidate (s) must indicate how he / she plans to integrate his personal research project (objectives over 3 years). His research must be compatible with the EHDML project because he / she must be able to be involved in writing biographies of black historians as well as other researchers involved. His specific areas of research should enable it to feed the seminars (ideas invitations etc.).
-Supported PhD at 30 June 2013 (in civilization is AMERICAN, black history in the United States, history of the Americas and Atlantic history - English-speaking world and Francophone world - Anthropology of the Americas).
-Excellent command of French and the? English
-Good use of IT tools
-Experience the historical archives in the United States and archives in general
-Sense of touch and taste for teamwork
Participation in research activities (seminars, conferences, publications)
Help the organization of activities:
-2 Symposia planned in 2014 and 2015 to help the organization and the coordination and monitoring of publications
-3 Study days
-Doctoral seminar and postdoctoral: invite stakeholders, booking rooms, dissemination of information etc..
- Making contact with institutions, identification of resources, research sources
- Dissemination of information on these events
- Animation of a website
-Participation in the steering committee and coordination with partners (home teams, CIRESC / EHESS, PRES)
- Assistance in preparation of the annual report
Auditions Friday, July 5, 2013 (Time and location will be communicated to the candidates for the hearing).
Application: CV, defense report of the thesis, letter and draft post-doctoral research (1 page) to send before 25 June to 3 organizers that can be contacted for further information: claire.parfait @ univ-paris13.fr (project ) or Marie-Jeanne Rossignol ( rossignol@univ-paris-diderot.fr ) or Helen Le Dantec-Lowry ( ledanteclowry@wanadoo.fr ).
Caution: for applying to, should have supported his doctorate for less than four years.
The following post-doctoral fellowship in African-American Studies is open to PhD holders who are fluent both in French and English
Projet EHDLM (« Ecrire l'histoire depuis les marges : le cas des Africains Américains et le devenir de l'histoire »),
PRES Sorbonne Paris Cité
Offre d'emploi en CDD 3 ans, début du contrat 1er septembre 2013.
Post-doctorant à plein-temps chargé de la coordination du projet
Rémunération: 2 395 euros (salaire brut) par mois
Basé au laboratoire CRIDAF/ Pléiade, Université Paris 13, Villetaneuse.
Contexte : Le projet interdisciplinaire EHDML, porté par les équipes CRIDAF (Paris 13), LARCA (Paris Diderot) et CREW (Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle), s'intéresse aux historiens noirs des États-Unis pendant la période où ils durent constituer leur profession de manière séparée, de 1830 à 1945 environ. Il englobe également une réflexion sur les récits d'esclaves au XIXe siècle dans le monde atlantique anglophone et francophone et sur les sources « à la marge » en dehors des normes académiques et scientifiques longtemps fermées aux Africains Américains. Ce projet a en outre une dimension archivistique et d'information numérique. Il s'ouvre aux questionnements actuels sur l'écriture de l? Histoire en général, et en particulier aux rapports entre monde occidental et écritures coloniales et post-coloniales. Le projet complet sera envoyé sur demande. Le post-doctorant secondera les responsables du projet (C. Parfait Paris 13, M-J Rossignol Paris Diderot et H. Le Dantec-Lowry Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle), participera à la recherche et les assistera sur les aspects administratif, financier et logistique, en coordination avec les services des universités concernées du PRES Sorbonne Paris Cité.
Le/la post-doctorant(e) doit pouvoir poursuivre sa propre recherche, développer ses compétences au travers de ce projet, et présenter ses travaux lors des colloques, journées et séminaires. Le/la candidat(e) doit indiquer comment il/elle envisage d'intégrer sa recherche personnelle au projet (objectifs sur les 3 ans). Sa recherche doit être compatible avec le projet EHDML car il/elle doit pouvoir s'impliquer dans la rédaction de notices biographiques sur les historiens noirs au même titre que les autres chercheurs impliqués. Ses sujets de recherche spécifiques doivent lui permettre de nourrir l'organisation des séminaires (idées d'invitations etc.)
-doctorat soutenu au 30 juin 2013 (en civilisation américaine, histoire des Noirs aux États-Unis, histoire des Amériques ou histoire atlantique - monde anglophone et monde francophone -, anthropologie des Amériques).
-excellente maîtrise du français et de l? Anglais
-bonne utilisation des outils informatique
-expérience des archives historiques aux États-Unis et de l'archivistique en général
-sens du contact et goût pour le travail en équipe
Activités :
Participation aux activités de recherche (séminaires, colloques, publications)
Aide à l'organisation des activités:
-2 colloques prévus en 2014 et 2015 : aide à l'organisation, puis à la coordination et au suivi des publications
-3 journées d'étude
-un séminaire doctoral et postdoctoral : invitations des intervenants, réservation des salles, diffusion de l'information etc.
- prise de contact avec des institutions, identification des personnes ressources, recherche des sources
- diffusion de l'information sur ces événements
- animation d'un site web
-participation au comité de pilotage et coordination avec partenaires (équipes d'accueil, CIRESC/ EHESS, PRES)
- aide à la rédaction du rapport annuel
Auditions le vendredi 5 juillet 2013 (l'heure et le lieu seront communiqués aux candidats retenus pour l'audition).
Dossier de candidature : CV, rapport de soutenance de la thèse, lettre de motivation et projet de recherche post-doctoral (1 page) à envoyer avant le 25 juin aux 3 organisatrices qui peuvent également être contactées pour tout renseignement complémentaire : claire.parfait@univ-paris13.fr (porteur du projet), ou Marie-Jeanne Rossignol (rossignol@univ-paris-diderot.fr), ou Hélène Le Dantec-Lowry (ledanteclowry@wanadoo.fr).
Attention :pour candidater, il faut avoir soutenu son doctorat depuis moins de 4 ans.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

New Online Catalog Coming to University Libraries

The University Libraries is migrating to a new software system underlying their online catalog. The migration will be completed by December 2013. As part of this, the existing software will be taken down and with it will go MNCAT Classic. There will be an overlapping period of service in advance of the switchover. Continue reading for full info.

In advance of this switchover, we will have an overlapping period of the new system - Primo Central service (i.e., single search for UMN catalog, articles, and other items) - running with MNCAT Classic. In December with the final switchover, MNCAT Classic will disappear.
As you may have noticed, we have inserted a prominent message on the MNCAT Classic interface that simply states:
Alert: MNCAT Classic to be retired in December 2013
The message also includes a link to an FAQ. The Libraries are encouraging users to share thoughts about what features of MNCAT Classic are important to them. We will have a sandbox version of the new MNCAT available sometime this summer. Users who submit their email address will be invited to take an early look as soon as the sandbox version is available. The Libraries are truly interested in getting the involvement of 'power users' to help them with final changes and decisions to be made prior to the switchover and launch. If you are a power user of either the new MNCAT or the traditional MNCAT Classic, this is an important opportunity that you may wish to consider.
We do not yet have an exact date for the full launch of the new Primo Central. This date will be determined by the implementation group, as they work through all the decisions and configurations that must be made prior to launch.
Check out the FAQ above and, even though this is happening over the Summer months, you may wish to get actively involved to help us get this new system not only up-and-running, but tweaked to meet your needs!
-Nancy K. Herther; Librarian for American Studies, Anthropology, Asian American Studies & Sociology; 612-624-2020

Brown receives PhD

James Brown has received his PhD with his dissertation entitled, "Anarchy and Individualism in American Literature: From Walden Pond to the Rise of the New Left." Lary May, adviser.

Cartwright awarded 2013 UMN Best Dissertation Award

Ryan Lee Cartwright, PhD '12, won the University of Minnesota's 2013 Best Dissertation Award in Arts and Humanities for his dissertation, "Peculiar Places: A Queer History of Rural Nonconformity." Ryan is the 3rd American Studies graduate student to receive the award since it was established in 2002. He joins alumni Scott Laderman and Danny LaChance.

Schneider-Mayerson accepts post-doc position

Matthew Schneider-Mayerson has accepted a position as the Cultures of Energy Postdoctoral Fellow at Rice University for 2013-2014.

Fall 2013 Cohort

We are please to announce the incoming graduate cohort for 2013. We look forward to having Rose Miron, Mario Obando, Soham Patel, and Sasha Suarez joining us in the fall. Continue reading for brief bios.

Rose Miron is a senior in History with Honors at the University of Minnesota. She is the recipient of a Waller Scholarship and a UROP and Hedley Donovan Scholarship for undergraduate thesis project, "Hearing Their Stories: The Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans Tribal Nation of Wisconsin." For her dissertation, she plans to study how Native peoples, such as the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Tribe, challenge myths of extinction through efforts of self-representation and self-determination.
Mario Obando is a senior in U.S. History at Whittier College. He was a 2012 Summer Research Fellow at UC Irvine's Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program and currently holds a Richard M. Nixon Research Fellowship at the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. His article "A 'Firm' Myopia: Johnson's Gendered Policy towards the Cuban Revolution, 1963-1967" was published in the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Journal.For his dissertation, he is interested in transnational history, specifically how narratives of becoming and unbecoming white and Latino amongst Costa Rican immigrants within the U.S. context can be used to redefine discourses that criminalize alienated populations within Costa Rica.
Soham Patel received his B.A. in Sociology and Political Science from UC Irvine in 2011. He served as president of Hip Hop Congress at UC Irvine and is currently working as a teaching assistant at Citizens of the World Charter School in Hollywood, CA. For his dissertation, he plans to study the racialization of the South Asian diaspora in post 9/11 America. By focusing specifically on hip hop culture and music, his work will look at how cultural production makes (im)possible solidarity across racial and ethnic lines.
Sasha Suarez is a senior majoring in American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota-Morris. She currently serves as the Public Relations and Historian officer for the Circle of Nations Indigenous Association. Her senior thesis examines foundations of the Minneapolis American Indian community before the creation of the American Indian Movement. For her dissertation, she is interested in studying
transnational indigenous history and the urban Indian experience in Minneapolis and the Bay Area of California.

Speaker on Campus Culture and Climate Friday 5/24

THE WOMEN'S FACULTY CABINET will be hosting Dr. Maria Soto-Greene on Friday, May 24th from 10am - 12pm in the Minnesota Room at McNamara Center. Dr. Soto-Green is the Vice-Dean of the New Jersey School and the Hispanic Center of Excellence and will discuss issues of campus culture and climate for faculty women of color and strategies for institutional change.

The Women's Faculty Cabinet will be hosting Dr. Maria Soto-Greene, Vice-Dean of the New Jersey School and the Hispanic Center of Excellence. Dr. Soto-Greene will discuss issues of campus culture and climate for faculty women of color and strategies for institutional change. More information about Dr. Soto-Greene can be found here: https://www.aamc.org/advocacy/hpnec/profiles/updatedprofilesjune12/newjerseysotogreene.pdf
We are contacting you in your capacity as a chair or dean in hopes you can make this event and contribute to our dialogue about campus culture and climate. This event continues the discussion the Women's Faculty Cabinet has been facilitating since the troubling results of our campus culture and climate survey of faculty women. You received notification of these results this past semester. More information on that survey can be found at: http://www.academic.umn.edu/wfc/reports.html
The event will be Friday, May 24 from 10 am to 12 pm in the Minnesota Room, McNamara Center.
A flyer is attached: maria.soto.greene.event.flyer.pdf

Wheaton College Founding Faculty in Business Management Position

WHEATON COLLEGE, MASSACHUSETTS is looking for a unique individual to serve as the Founding Faculty member for an undergraduate Business and Management Program rooted in a liberal arts context. PhD or equivalent is required, along with credentials qualify for at least Associate Professor in any of the fields offered in the program (e.g. organizational behavior, marketing, entrepreneurship, accounting, ethics, general management). Position to start in either September 2013 of January 2014. Review of applications has begun. Continue reading for more info.

Wheaton College, a liberal arts institution in Norton, Massachusetts, seeks a Founding Faculty member to teach in and build a new undergraduate program in Business and Management. The Wheaton faculty has approved a new major that explores the operation, development, contributions, and responsibilities of organizations, both nationally and globally, in the context of the liberal arts. In addition to a core curriculum in business, students will choose one of five concentrations from courses in the larger Wheaton curriculum: Analytics and New Media; Policy, Nonprofits, and the Arts; Globalization and Development; Society and the Environment; Equality, Diversity, and Social Responsibility. See www.wheatoncollege.edu/business/.
The Founding Faculty member should bring an innovative perspective, experience teaching and developing business curricula, and a commitment to offering management in a liberal arts setting. Ph.D. or equivalent is required, along with credentials qualifying for at least Associate Professor in any of the fields offered in the program (e.g., organizational behavior, marketing, entrepreneurship, accounting, ethics, general management). The initial appointment, housed in the Department of Economics, is for three years, with opportunity for subsequent conversion to tenure-track. The Founding Faculty member will guide and implement the new major, including hiring additional faculty, advising students, teaching courses, and building the program.
Position may start in either September 2013 or January 2014. Wheaton College accepts electronic submissions at https://jobs.wheatoncollege.edu. Please submit an applicant profile, c.v., a letter of interest outlining your views on offering a business program in a liberal arts setting, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Review of applications will begin immediately. AA/EOE. Wheaton College seeks educational excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from women and men from historically underrepresented groups. For more information about the College, please visit www.wheatoncollege.edu.

GWSS 3003 now offered online summer 2013

GWSS 3003: GENDER AND POLITICS will be offered as an online course taught by Elakshi Kumar this summer 2013 semester.

This course will explore the similarities and differences in people's experiences
throughout the world, from a cross-cultural/historical perspective. A wide rage of reading
materials and media will be used (feminist scholarship, fiction, film, news, media, oral
history, autobiography). This is a fully online section offered through Online and Distance Learning (ODL), College of Continuing Education. Visit "Class URL" for ODL policies, including fee and financial aid restrictions.
Click here for a course flyer.

CHICH 3507W Summer 2013

CHIC 3507W INTRODUCTION to Chicana/o Literature will be taught this summer 2013 by Alex Mendoza Covarrubias.

Description: This introductory course will focus in large part on the use and function of feminine archetypes within the canon of Chicana/o literature. Students will be exposed to a variety of texts and writing styles and will learn to identify the themes and aesthetics that characterize Chicana/o literature in its many forms as well as understand the significance of the counter-narratives that Chicana/o literature presents. We will approach the readings from an intersectional perspective; analyzing works for the ways in which they confront not only race, class, sexuality and gender issues, but issues of transnationalism and globalization as well.
Class Time: 30% Lecture, 70% Discussion.
Grade: 20% reports/papers, 10% quizzes, 40% reflection paper, 20% in-class presentation, 10% class participation.
Click here for a course flyer.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Atwood-Hoffman and Mohrman awarded the Mulford Q. Sibley Graduate Fellowship

Current grad students Sarah Atwood-Hoffman and Katy Mohrman have been awarded the Department's 2013 Mulford Q. Sibley Graduate Fellowship for Summer Research.

Pha as been awarded the Josie Fowler Peace and Justice Prize

Current grad student Kong Pha has been awarded the Department's Josie
Fowler Peace and Justice Prize for 2013-2014.

Boynton and Huang have been awarded the Audrey Christensen Award

Current grad students Matt Boynton and Mingwei Huang have been awarded
the Department's Audrey Christensen Award for 2013-2014.

Eddens and Keeler awarded the CLA Graduate Research Partnership Program (GRPP) Fellowship

Current grad students Aaron Eddens and Kasey Keeler have been
awarded the CLA Graduate Research Partnership Program (GRPP)
fellowship for summer 2013.

Monday, May 13, 2013

2013-14 Doctor Dissertation Fellowship (DDF) Recipients

Congratulations to the 2013-14 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (DDF) recipients Myrl Beam, Susie Hatmaker, Karla Padrón, and Eli Vitulli.

"Writing Jewish Women's Lives in Central Europe: Theoretical and Methodological Challenges"

The Center for Jewish Studies presents "Writing Jewish Women's Lives in Central Europe: Theoretical and Methodological Challenge" by Andrea Petö. This colloquium will be held Thursday, May 16th at 12:00pm in 135 Nicholson Hall.

Marking the publication of Jewish Intellectual Women in Central Europe 1860-2000: Twelve Biographical Essays (Mellen Press 2012), this talk will look at the theoretical and methodological issues related to researching the book. This collection of scholarly essays focuses on female Jewish intellectuals who lived in Europe from 1860 until 2000. Topics range from women in music, pioneers of Zionism, and a women who was instrumental in the Russian Revolution. These women forever changed European culture and politics, uet despite their important contributions to many intellectual and artistic fields, most of them remain unknown to English-speaking audiences. Many of them fled to Europe during the time of the Nazi persecution; their odysseys highlight the experiences of the marginal and those in exile. The collection offers a valuable contribution to 19th and 20th century women's history, European intellectual history, Jewish studies and Diaspora Studies.
Andrea Petö is an Associate Professor at the Department of Gender Studies. Presently she is working on gendered memory of WWII and political extremisms.
Please see attached flyer.
Andrea Peto colloquium flyer

The Immigration and Ethnic History Society First Annual Award for Outstanding Disseratation seeks submissions

The Immigration and Ethnic History Society announces its first annual award for an outstanding dissertation in the field of immigration and ethnic history. To be considered, dissertations must focus on some aspect of North American immigration and/or ethnicity, be successfully defended between September 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013. All submissions must be accompanied by a letter of support from the dissertation director. The award carries a cash gift of $1,500. Submissions deadline: November 15th, 2013.

One copy of the dissertation--either electronic or hard copy--should be
sent to each member of the award committee.
Award committee members for 2014 are:
  • John Bodnar, Dept. of History, 1026 E. Kirkwood, Indiana
    University, Bloomington, IN 47405.
  • David Gutierrez, Humanities and Social Science Bldg., Rm.
    5016, Univ. of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0104.
  • Suzanne M. Sinke, 401 Bellamy Hall, Dept. of History,
    Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2202.

Two Year Research Associate Position Avaliable at University of Colorado, Boulder

The Laboratory for Race and Popular Culture (RAP Lab) at the University of Colorado, Boulder seeks applications for a two-year post doc Research Associate beginning in August 2013. They welcome applications from all Humanities and Social Science disciplines with particular interest in candidates from Music, as well as fields at the intersection of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Applicants must be in hand by July 1st, 2013 or received within the past three years. The successful candidate shall receive a salary of $50,000 per year, plus standard employee benefits and a $2,000 per year research budget.

Job Description:
Research Associate (Postdoctoral Researcher) Position
Laboratory for Race and Popular Culture (RAP Lab)
University of Colorado
You can view more details about this position by visiting the AcademicKeys.com website.
The Laboratory for Race and Popular Culture (RAP Lab) at the University of Colorado, Boulder seeks applications for a two-year Research Associate (postdoctoral researcher), beginning in August 2013. Under the direction of Professor Adam Bradley, the RAP Lab is a new research initiative focused on collaborate research, teaching and outreach.
We welcome applicants from all Humanities and Social Science disciplines, with particular interest in candidates from Music, as well as fields at the intersection of the Humanities and Social Sciences (e.g., Sociology, Anthropology, Communication Studies and American Studies). The successful candidate will be able to bridge disciplines and analyze the ideological, formal and historical dimensions of issues pertaining to race and popular culture, such as the poetics of pop songs or the transnational dissemination of hip hop.
During his/her tenure as a Postdoctoral Researcher, the person hired will: 1) help shape the inaugural agenda of the Laboratory; 2) spearhead the Lab's grant writing efforts; 3) teach one undergraduate course per year; and, 4) maintain residence in the Boulder area, while engaging in activities of the RAP Lab and the University as a whole, appropriate to his/her scholarship. Applicants must have Ph.D.s in hand by July 1, 2013. The degrees must have been received within the past three years.
The successful candidate shall receive a salary of $50,000 per year, plus standard employee benefits and a $2,000 per year research budget.
Applications should include: (1) cover letters describing research completed and planned; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) teaching statements detailing ideas for courses related to race and popular culture; and, (4) the names, positions and email addresses of three references who can write letters of recommendation. Applicants must submit applications to www.jobsatcu.com. Review of applications will begin March 22, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

The Department of African American & African Studies co-sponsoring Question Bridge: Black Males Exhibition and Blueprint Roundtable

The Department of African American & African Studies is co-sponsoring Question Bridge: Black Males Exhibition and The Question Bridge: Black Males Blueprint Roundtable at Juxtaposition Arts. The Exhibition runs from May 15th - June 10th on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10am-5pm. The Blueprint Roundtable will be May 17th from 6pm - 8pm.

Question Bridge: Black Males Exhibition is a transmedia art project that seeks to represent and redefine Black male identity in America. Through video mediated question and answer exchange, diverse members of this "demographic" bridge economic, political, geographic, and generational divisions.
Project collaborators Chris Johnson, Hank Willis Thomas, BayeteÃÅ Ross Smith and Kamal Sinclair, traveled the nation collecting questions and answers from over 150 Black men in 12 cities including: New York, Chicago, Oakland, San Francisco, Birmingham, Atlanta, New Orleans, and Philadelphia. The resulting video project contains of over 1,500 exchanges. Their words were woven together to simulate a stream-of-consciousness dialogue, through which important themes and issues emerge, including family, love, interracial relationships, community, education, violence, and the past, present, and future of Black men in American society.
The exhibition includes one screen playing videos of the interviews, edited so that it appears as if the men are having a conversation. The artists hope that the Question Bridge project will be a catalyst for constructive dialogue that will help deconstruct stereotypes about Black male identity in our collective consciousness. To learn more about the Question Bridge visit www.questionbridge.com
The Question Bridge: Black Males Blueprint Roundtable will feature a live multigenerational discussion with Question Bridge co-creator Chris Johnson and Black men from the Twin Cities. The Blueprint Roundtable invites Black males representing a broad spectrum of ages to talk about barriers to intergenerational communication in their personal lives and local communities. These locally based conversations begin in a panel format and open up to include self­identified Black males from the audience. In creating these spaces as an extension of the project, we hope to start healing dialogues that lead to actionable strategies for overcoming social issues that have emerged to plague Black males over the past 40 years.
Project Sponsors
The Office of Equity & Diversity at Minneapolis Public Schools, the Department of African American & African Studies at the University of Minnesota and Juxtaposition Arts are co-sponsors of the exhibition and roundtable in the Twin Cities.
Juxtaposition Arts, 1108 West Broadway, Minneapolis, MN 55411. Phone: 612-588-1148, Email: info@juxtaposition.org, Website: http://www.juxtapositionarts.org

Teaching position open for Women's Studies 2211 at MCTC in Fall 2013

The Women's Studies department at MCTC is looking for someone to teach two sections of WOST 2211, Women's Responses to Violence, in the Fall. Although this isn't guaranteed, they will very likely also have teaching opportunities in the Spring.Applicants need a minimum of 16 graduate credits in Women's Studies and experience in anti-violence arena is preferred.

CVs and inquiries should be addressed to:
Linnea A. Stenson
Dean, Academic Affairs
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
1501 Hennepin Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Office: 612-659-6103
Also, Myrl Beam has been teaching this course this past semester. If interested, feel free to send an email to ask questions about class size, pay scale, time commitment, etc. at beamx014@umn.edu

"History of Capitalism" Summer Camp at Cornell University

Cornell University is hosting "History of Capitalism" Summer Camp from July 14th-25th, 2013. This camp will teach skills needed to understand economic theory, interpret quantitative sources, make sense of corporate archives, and write the new history of capitalism from the bottom to the top. The cost of the camp is $600 for graduate students, and $1800 for faculty. Application Deadline: May 15th.

Please click here for more info.
Also, please see attached flyer.

Friday, May 10, 2013

GWSS 3307: "Feminist Film Studies" Summer 2013

GWSS 3307: "Feminist Film Studies" will be offered this Summer 2013 with Katie Bashore on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 4:40- 7:10pm. This course looks at cinema of the abject an intersectional feminist frame.

Please click here for course flyer.

GWSS 1002: "Politics of Sex" Summer 2013

GWSS 1002: "Politics of Sex" will be offered this Summer 2013 with Elakshi Kumar on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:40-7:10pm. This course explores how sex, gender, and sexuality play important and complex roles in US cultures and society, as well as globally. .

Please click here for course flyer.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Return Scott Hall Office Keys

GRAD INSTRUCTORS & TAS with Scott Hall Offices: Please remove all personal items from your office and return your key to the department office by Friday, May 24th, 2013. Any unclaimed items will be removed.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Grades due May 22nd at 11:59pm

SPRING 2013 INSTRUCTORS: Grades for Spring 2013 courses should be entered online by Wednesday, May 22nd at 11:59 p.m. Click here for more information on incomplete grades and a link to the grade submission website.

Please note: if you submit an incomplete for an undergraduate student, you must also submit a copy of the "Completion of Incomplete Work" agreement form (available from main office). Fill out the agreement with the student and be sure to keep a copy for yourself, provide the student with a copy, and submit a copy to Laura for filing within the Department. If you have any problems with access or other questions, please contact Laura at domin047@umn.edu.
To enter final grades: http://onestop.umn.edu/faculty/grades/final/index.html

The final meeting of the Graduate Workshop in Modern History

This year's final meeting of the Graduate Workshop in Modern History will be held Friday May 10th, 2013 at 11:30am in 1229 Heller Hall. Adam Hjorthén of the IHRC will present his chapter draft "Traveling" from his dissertation, "Commemorating Movements: Sweden, the United States, and Entanglements of Mutual Pasts, ca. 1930-1950." Professor David Chang of the Departments of History, American Indian Studies, and American Studies will offer faculty comment.

Hard copies will be available in the history department main office in Heller Hall mid-week, and an electronic version is also available at the GWMH Moodle site (see below).
A light lunch will be provided (pizza and other glorious end-of-year treats!). We look forward to seeing you there!
Option 1: If you have a Moodle account and are logged in, go to https://moodle2.umn.edu/course/view.php?id=13717 and enter the one-time enrollment key (password: modhist) when prompted.
Option 2: If you prefer to access the site anonymously, go to http://moodle2.umn.edu and scroll down on the left-hand side to click on "Read-only access." Next, search for "Graduate Workshop in Modern History" and enter the enrollment key (password: modhist) when prompted.
Please contact Emily Bruce (bruce088@umn.edu) with any problems accessing the paper.

Friday, May 3, 2013

The Department of American Indian Studies co-sponsors "The Rights of Mother Earth"

The Department of American Indian Studies along with the Center for Earth, Energy, and Democracy are co-sponsoring an event titled "The Rights of Mother Earth". This talk will be given by the Honorable Justice Yazzie on Thursday, May 9th at 7:00pm in Wellstone Center Room 212.

The Honorable Robert Yazzie is a retired chief Justice of the Navajo Nation. He served as Chief Justice from 1992 through 2003, and practiced law in the Navajo Nation for 16 years. He is the former Director of Diné Policy Institute of Diné College (Navajo Nation), where he developed policy using authentic Navajo thinking and applying the Fundamental Laws of the Dine to contemporary problems. He continues to work in the areas of Navajo peacemaking, traditional Indian law, and international human rights law. He is devoted to the implementation of traditional indigenous law.
Please click here for attached flyer.

The University Libraries: Crossword Puzzles for Students to release some tension during finals

The University Libraries teamed up with Prof. George Barany to create crossword puzzles for students to keep their minds clear and take a break from their studies during Finals week. Puzzles are being places in the Wilson, Walter, and Music Libraries. Other activities are planned across the Libraries as well.

Yes, the crossword puzzle is now 100 years old. Today we have tons of other mind games, but the crossword continues to baffle the brain and intrigue the mind.
The first known published crossword puzzle was created by journalist Arthur Wynne from Liverpool, who is usually also credited as the inventor of the popular word game. December 21, 1913 was the date and it appeared in a Sunday newspaper, the New York World. It is republished here: http://www.crosswordtournament.com/more/wynne.html
Here at the University we have faculty (and students) working to put the "fun" in "dysfunctional" creating crosswords for fun and pleasure. Leading this pack of creative geniuses is Chemistry professor-by-day, George Barany, who has had puzzles published in the New York Times and other venues. He has a host of collaborators (see them @ http://www.chem.umn.edu/groups/baranygp/puzzles/) and they have kindly allowed us to make some of these masterpieces available during Finals Week for students to use to keep their minds clear and take a break from their studies. Puzzles are being placed in Wilson and Music Libraries - as well as Walter, where they have been used in past years.
Students (or faculty or staff) are welcomed to stop in, grab a java or bagel, and settle in for some serious puzzle challenges. Not to worry - they have the answers in hand at the information desks in case you get stumped. Their goal is to have fun, release tension and keep you at the top of your game.
Other activities are planned across the Libraries as well!
All this in addition to their wonderful resources, excellent staff and ample study space for your studying.

Jessuca Reinisch seeks two Post Docs and two PhD Students for four year project

Applications are invited for two post-doc positions as well as two PhD studentships for work on a research project with Jessica Reinischat at Birkbeck College, University of London. The four year project is titled "The Reluctant Internationalists: A History of Public Health and International Organizations, Movements, and Experts in Twentieth-Century Europe." Two postdocs and two PhD students will be hired to start work in September/October, 2013.

She previously ran the Balzan Project at Birkbeck on "Reconstruction in the Immediate Aftermath of War: A Comparative Study of Europe, 1945-1950" for Eric Hobsbawm. Funded by his Prize from the Balzan Foundation, this project ran over several years, organizing 4 workshops and a major conference between 2005 and 2008. Its activities provide a kind of model for how Jessica's new project will be running and you can get an idea of this from the Balzan pages on the Birkbeck website at www.balzan.bbk.ac.uk.
Jessica's own email is: j.reinisch@bbk.ac.uk
For more information, please click here.

Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month Exhibit at Wilson Library

In Celebration of "Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month", Wilson Library has mounted a special exhibit titled "Celebrating Our Hmong heritage." Also, they have recently acquired books on Asian American Studies that are available in a special bookshelf near the "Celebrating Our Hmong Heritage" exhibit in Wilson Library. Also, new AAS DVDs are available at Walter SMART Learning Commons.

Just earlier today, President Obama declared May 2013 as "Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month. In his proclamation he notes that:

"The month of May is designated as a time to recognize, appreciate, and celebrate all the contributions of our Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. Please take the opportunity this month to celebrate and learn more about the culture and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who have helped fulfill the promise of the American dream."

In celebration of this month, Wilson Library has mounted a special exhibit which, this year, features "Celebrating Our Hmong heritage." the exhibit focuses on some of the many firsts here at the University and on four key Hmong leaders right here on campus!
The exhibit includes a timeline and some facts that just might surprise you!
I hope you will take a few minutes at this busy end-of-the-semester time to stop over and give it a look. The exhibit is located on first floor by the information desk.
The University Libraries work to support Asian American Studies throughout each year. Some of our recently acquired books on AAS are available in a special bookshelf near the exhibit. The attached list includes just a sampling of some of the great DVDs in our collections in Walter SMART Learning Commons that you might want to take a look at as well.
For full list of DVD's, please click here.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Please Return Books and Videos

Reminder to all Faculty and Students: Please return any books and videos you have checked out from the department library. Return items to the "task box" in the main department office. Due: Friday, May 17th, 2013.

Call for Submissions: The Journal of Labor and Immigration

The Journal of Labor and Immigration is seeking submissions from all academic levels in the Social Science and Humanities fields for its next publication. The Journal of Labor and Immigration aims to shift the immigration discussion to a systemic level by exploring the intersections between labor and migration. Submission deadline: June 15th.


The Journal of Labor and Immigration
is now looking to publish exceptional academic papers that exemplify the Journal's purpose! The Journal of Labor and Immigration aims to shift the immigration discussion to a systemic level by exploring the intersections between labor and migration. The Journal hopes to highlight the causal role of policy in creating the conditions for migration.
Drawing from a variety of disciplines, the Journal encourages applicants of all academic levels to submit papers in the Social Sciences and Humanities and on a range of topics across all geographic regions. These might include: Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Economic Development, Ethnic Studies, History, International Relations, Political Science, Sociology, etc. In an increasingly globalized world, it is important to draw upon a broad array of expertise in order to advance our knowledge of the role of borders, labor, and migration will play in the upcoming years.
Email articles as a Microsoft Word file (.doc or .docx) in double-spaced, 12 point type. Articles should include a cover page with the following information:
  1. Full name
  2. Contact information (email, phone)
  3. Article title
  4. Brief abstract
  5. Short explanation of when and why paper was initially written
  6. College / university

All submissions are due by June 15th. If you wish to submit or learn about opportunities to get involved, email us at journaloflaborandimmigration@gmail.com
For more information, visit our website at jolandi.org
Please see attached flyer.

Spring Evaluation Forms

Spring Instructors and TAs: Evaluation forms and instructions have been distributed to mailboxes for all instructors and TAs leading sections this semester. If you have any questions, contact Laura or Colleen.

Lary May Retirement Events, please RSVP

Lary May Retirement Events, please RSVP: Join us May 9th & 10th for events honoring Prof. Lary May on the occasion of his retirement. The celebration will begin with a public lecture "Unraveling the Culture of War: Global Hollywood and American Politics in the Age of 9/11" presented by Prof. May on Thursday, May 9th at 6:00pm at the Weisman Art Museum. A symposium will be held on Friday, May 10th beginning at 9am in 1210 Heller Hall.

Thursday, May 9th, 2013
Prof. Lary May presents "Unraveling the Culture of War: Global Hollywood and American Politics in the Age of 9/11"
6:00pm ~ Weisman Art Museum
Reception to follow lecture
Click here to RSVP for the lecture & reception.
Friday, May 10th, 2013
Symposium: Politics and Popular Culture
All events will be held in 1210 Heller Hall
Symposium will begin at 9:00am with an opening keynote address; Reception and buffet dinner to follow at 6:00pm
Click here to RSVP for symposium and/or dinner.
For full event details, including a symposium schedule, please click here for the events flier.