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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Coffee Hour with Dr. Jesse Ripot

THE DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY, ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY present Coffee Hour with DR. Jesse Ripot. Dr. Ripot's talk is titled "Risks in the Anthropocene". The talk will be held in Blegen Hall 445 at 3:30pm on Friday, February 28th, 2014. Click here for full event details.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Nineteen Sixty Nine: An Ethnic Studies Journal - Call for Papers

NINETEEN SIXTY NINE: AN ETHNIC STUDIES JOURNAL is announcing a call for papers. The journal is seeking submissions of art and scholarship that address the established legacy, challenges, and future of Ethnic Studies. The deadline for submissions is March 17th, 2014. Click nsn call for papers.docx for more information and for submissions.

Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in the Everyday Spaces of Schooling - Call for Papers

SEX, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY IN THE EVERYDAY SPACESOF SCHOOLING is putting out a call for papers. Elizabeth Payne (QuERI) and Jessica Fields (SF State) are editing this special issue. Click here for more information and to learn how to submit papers.

5th Annual La Academia del Pueblo Conference - Call for Papers

THE 5TH ANNUAL LA ACADEMIA DEL PUEBLO CONFERENCE has extended its submission deadline for papers, panels, or posterboard presentations. The conference will take place on Saturday, April 26th. The deadline for submission has been extended until Friday, February 28th, 2014. Click here for more information and submissions.

Wheaton College Women's Studies Visiting Professor Position

THE WHEATON COLLEGE WOMEN"S STUDIES PROGRAM seeks to hire a one-year visiting assistant professor for the 2014-2015 school year. Applications are due March 31st, 2014. Click here for more information on the position and to apply.

The Trans-Atlantic Summer Institute in European Studies Fellowship Program

THE TRANS-ATALANTIC SUMMER INSTITUTE IN EUROPEAN STUDIES (TASI) is now accepting applications for its summer fellowship program. This year's topic is "Dynamics of Inclusion and Exclusion across Europe and North America: Thinking Beyond Identity" and is looking for those whose research focuses on practices of inclusion and exclusion in late modern heterogeneous societies. The institute takes place July 7th - July 19th, 2014. Click here for more information and to apply.

Minneapolis Urban Scholars Intership Openings

MINNEAPOLIS URBAN SCHOLARS is now accepting applications for its leadership development summer internship program. The internship program provides professional experience and career skill development, along with being a full time paid position. Click here for more information and to apply.

Human Rights Across the Disciplines/Human Rights and Theater

XIX THE STATE OF IBEROAMERICAN STUDIES SERIES presents "Human Rights Across the Disciplines/Human Rights and Theater". This event features speakers and performances from March 6th - 11th, 2014 on several campuses. Click here for the full schedule and here for performance details.

Stephanie Gilmore Lecture

THE AMERICAN STUDIES DEPARTMENT is co-sponsoring "Sexual Violence on College Campuses", a talk by Stephanie Gilmore. The presentation will be held in the Science Teaching and Student Services Building 220 at 4:00pm on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014. Click here for the full event details.

Mel Chen Lecture

THE GRADUATE INTERDISCIPLINARY GROUP IN SEXUALITY STUDIES presents a lecture by Mel Chen, Associate Professor of Gender & Women's Studies, U.C. Berkeley. The lecture is titled "Racial Feelings, Material Alliances". The lecture will be held in Ford Hall 130 from 1:00 - 2:30pm on Thursday, February 27th, 2014. Click Mel Chen Poster.docx for full event details.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Gideon's Army, screening and discussion

The Department of African American & African Studies and the Black Student Union present a screening of Gideon's Army. Following the screening there will be a discussion featuring Professors Rose Brewer, Nekima Levy-Pounds, and Keith Mayes. The event takes place Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 starting with a reception at 5:30pm and the screening and discussion going from 6:00 - 8:30pm at Coffman Memorial Union Theater. Click here for full event details

Monday, February 17, 2014

Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award

The National Council for Research on Women has launched the Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award and announced the call for submissions. The $8,500 Award is open to any first-generation college graduate currently pursuing a PhD at an accredited university in the U.S. Applications must be submitted by March 10, 2014 Click here for more information and applications.

GTMO in MSP? Surveillance and Detention in the Twin Cities: A Public Forum

GTMO in MSP? Surveillance and Detention in the Twin Cities: A Public Forum has been added to the list of events for the Guantanamo Public Memory Project (GPMP). The event will take place on Saturday, March 1st from 5 - 6:30pm at the Brian Coyle Center. Click GTMO in MSP Event Program.pdf for more information on this event and the other GPMP events.

Doing Local History in the Twin Cities Guide

The University Libraries have assembled a online guide titled Doing Local History in the Twin Cities. The guide is meant to help connect students with local resources for research, service learning projects, and other academic endeavors. Click here to access the guide.

University College Dublin Clinton Summer Seminar

The University College Dublin has opened registration for the UCD Clinton Summer Seminar. The 2014 seminar will be held July 6th - 13th at the UCD campus. This year's theme is "Media: Theory, Practice, and Networks". Registration is due April 10th, 2014

The UCD Clinton Summer Seminar joins scholars and graduate students in the Humanities and Social and Political Sciences to engage in discussion and study on selected topics. The 2014 Seminar focuses on the broad theme of "Media: Theory, Practice and Networks" and the program will offer participants the opportunity to work with distinguished scholars and practitioners in the field. The Seminar will include daily workshops and plenary lectures. Participants work with the Seminar's core faculty in one of three week-long workshops devoted to particular topic areas:
1 ."Ordinary" Television: Re-emphasizing the Critical Significance of the Everyday
Professor Vicki Johnson (University of California, Irvine) and Professor Diane Negra (University College Dublin)
2. Diaspora: Transnational Cultures and Communications
Professor Liam Kennedy (University College Dublin)
3 .How to Be an Academic AND a Journalist
Professor Scott Lucas (EA Worldview/University of Birmingham)
Click here for more information and applications

Sarah Haley Lecture

Sarah Haley presents "The Carceral Life of Gender in the New South". The lecture is sponsored by the Departments of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies and African American & African Studies. It will be held on Friday, February 21st, 2014 at 3pm in room 151 Ford Hall. Click here for the full event details.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

American Studies Assembly Meeting

American Studies Spring Assembly meeting will be held on Monday, February 17th from 3:30 - 5 pm in 105 Scott Hall (the Scott Hall Commons). All students and faculty are invited to attend. If you would like to suggest agenda items please email Colleen at henne020@umn.edu . We look forward to seeing you.

Kwame Holmes Lecture

Kwame Holmes, University of Colorado, presents "Fighting the Fascist Faggots:" Rev. Douglas Moore and the Perversity of Black Nationalist Politics in Washington, D.C. 1974-1979. This talk is part of the series, Black Studies and American Studies at the Crossroads, sponsored by the Departments of African American Studies & African Studies and American Studies. Click Kwame Holmes Lecture.pdf for more information.

Sam Freeman Lecture

Sam Freeman presents, "Diversity in Sports: Changing the Course of Civil Rights." Thursday, February 13th, at 5:30 pm in 130 Murphy Hall. Sponsored by the School of Journalism and co-sponsored by the Department of African American & African Studies, the Institute for Advanced Study and the Department of American Studies. Click sam freedman.pdf for more information.

COGS/Center for Cognitive Sciences Stress Symposium.

COGS/Center for Cognitive Sciences Stress Symposium. The deadline for submissions is Friday 14th at 5pm! The goal of this symposium is to have University of Minnesota graduate students from a broad range of programs (e.g. Child Psychology, Economics, Business, Neuroscience, etc) present their work as it pertains to the effects of stress on personal and economic health. Click Stress Conference.pdf for more information.

GWSS Job Talks

GWSS Job talks: the Department of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies is hosting several job talks in the month of February. Lena Palacios will present on February 14th, click here for more information. Aren Aizura presents on February 17th, click here for more information.

Martin Summers Talk

Martin Summers will present "'A Maze of Unintelligibility': Psychotherapy and African American Patients at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital, 1900-1940" for the History of Medicine lecture series on February 14th.

"'A Maze of Unintelligibility': Psychotherapy and African American Patients at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital, 1900-1940"
Presenter: Martin Summers, Ph.D., Department of History, African and African Diaspora Program, Boston College
A Dorothy Bernstein Lecture in the History of Psychiatry
Time and Place: 3:35 pm, 131 Tate Lab of Physics. Refreshments at 3:15 in 216 Tate Lab of Physics.
Abstract: With its emphasis on the individualization of mental disease, dynamic psychiatry held out the promise of more efficacious treatment modalities. If psychiatrists could get beneath the surface of patients' symptoms and understand their "meanings and values," then they had a better chance of facilitating mentally ill individuals' readjustment to their social environments. This talk is an examination of the use of psychotherapy on African American patients at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital, a federal mental institution in Washington, D.C., in the early twentieth century. The psychiatrists and nurses engaged with these patients in ways that both revealed a concern for their mental well-being and a deep sense of racial antipathy. African American patients were not merely objects of medical scrutiny and targets of institutional management however. They interacted with the staff in ways that challenged the medical authority to not only determine the clinical encounter, but to establish particular truth claims about black insanity as well.

Kalani Mitchell Talk

Kalani Mitchell presents, "Expanded Cinema at the Valie Export Archives," February 20th. This talk is sponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies and the Department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch. Click here for more information.

Job and Internship Fair

Friday, February 21st, all University of Minnesota campuses will partner to host the 2014 Job and Internship Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The event connects U of M students and recent alumni with 200+ employers and organizations.

Spring Graduate Student Commencement

If you are graduating and plan to participate in the spring graduate student commencement ceremony for Arts, Sciences, and Engineering taking place on Friday, May 2, 2014, the deadline to register is Monday, March 3, 2014. For more information, visit https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/ase-commencement/

Race Reading Group

The Race Reading Group is a space where scholars interested in race can meet one another and participate in engaged dialogue on race and race scholarship. We meet approximately once a month to discuss a pre-selected reading.

By engaging with new and existing literature on race, racism, and racialization and critical race theory, the group supports scholars in their efforts to think critically and holistically about their own research and areas of study.
We are kicking off the Spring 2014 semester with a group discussion of Frantz Fanon's The Wretched of The Earth. The meeting will be held from 12-2pm on Friday, 2/28 at 710 Social Sciences. More information can be found in the attached flyer. Participants are required to obtain their own copy of the book. A free digital copy of the above book can be found here.
We welcome students and faculty from a wide variety of disciplines--we look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The Morrill Hall Takeover: Lessons in Black Feminism.

A Forgotten Narrative of the Morrill Hall Takeover: Lessons in Black Feminism. A Conversation with Anna Stanley on Friday, February 7, 2014 | 3pm - 4:30pm. Sponsored by African American & African Studies Department. For more information please click here.

CSCL Job Talks

CSCL invites you to attend the presentations from the finalists in an Assistant Professor search.

Aniruddha Maitra, Visiting Assistant Professor of World Cinema at Hampshire College
Beyond 'Identity v. Negativity': Reading Narcissism Intermedially
Monday, February 10
4:00 PM
135 Nicholson Hall
Andrew Johnston, Visiting Assistant Professor of English in Film and Media Studies at Amherst College
The Color of Prometheus: Thomas Wilfred's Lumia and the Projection of Transcendence
Thursday, February 13
135 Nicholson Hall
Brían Hanrahan, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Performing and Media Arts, Cornell University
Telephone Operator: Vernacular Modernism and the Network Image
Friday, February 14
4:00 PM
135 Nicholson Hall
Margaret Hennefeld, Ph.D. Candidate in Modern Culture and Media at Brown University
Slapstick Comediennes: Theorizing Film Comedy
Monday, February 17
4:00 PM
135 Nicholson Hall

Geography, Environment and Society Coffee Hour

The Department of Geography, Environment and Society Coffee Hour: Dr. Evan Larson will give a talk titled "A World in Pieces: Fragmentation and the Fundamental Influence of Landscape Structure on Forest Ecosystems." Friday, February 7th at 3:30 pm.

The structure of our environment is fundamentally different than at any time in the past. Roads, expanding urban and suburban boundaries, shifting patterns of agriculture, and resource extraction on massive scales have collectively produced a world covered by shattered pieces of formerly continuous ecosystems. These changes in structure are particularly evident in the forests of the world, in part because trees and the communities they compose operate at time scales far beyond the typical span of human observation. In this presentation, I will describe research I conducted in northern Sweden that used a naturally-fragmented boreal forest landscape as an analog for modern fragmented forests in order to better understand the potential implications of processes that were set in motion a century ago. While my presentation will focus on boreal forest systems, it seeks an answer to the overarching question: what have we truly done by changing the structure of our world?
The talk will be held in Blegen Hall 445 beginning at 3:30. Complimentary refreshments and coffee will be served at 3:15.

Film Screening - Gideon's Army

GIDEON'S ARMY - A film screening and critical discussion - a special Black History Month presentation by the Department of African American & African Studies and the Black Student Union. Wednesday, February 19th, 2014, 5:30 PM Reception, 
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Film Screening and Discussion. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

CFP: Manifest Journal

MANIFEST, an annual independent print journal on American architecture and urbanism, is requesting text, project, and photographic proposals for its second issue entitled, "Kingdoms of God." Please submit all material in a single PDF (5MB maximum file size) to editors@manifestproject.org by Friday, 14 March 2014.For more information please see attachment: Manifest_KOG_CFP_FINAL.pdf