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Wednesday, December 28, 2016


THE RUTGERS SCHOOL of ARTS and SCIENCES and the RUTGERS CENTER for HISTORICAL ANALYSIS is pleased to announce applications are now open for two positions as post-doctoral associates. These positions include participating in the Center’s seminar for academic year 2017-2018 on “Black Bodies”. This seminar seeks to pull together several interdisciplinary frames of inquiry about ‘black bodies’ in various times, spaces, and geographies. Click here for more information and to apply.


OXFORD UNIVERSITY is pleased to announce applications are open for an Associate Professor position in North American Women’s History. The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in history, US history, American history, or a related relevant field. Applications from candidates with research and teaching expertise in North American history in any era from 1600 to 2000 and with a strong record of research and teaching in Women’s History are strongly encouraged to apply. Click here for more information and to apply.


AMST Tutors Needed!!!

The McNamara Academic Center is hiring tutors for the 2017 Academic School Year. We are looking for intelligent, professional and personable people who are interested in sharing their knowledge with others.Tutors need to be incredibly quick-thinkers with the ability to explain concepts in a variety of methods to a diverse group of learners. 

If you believe you would be a good candidate for the position, complete the following 2 steps:

1) Complete the online application form at Subject Tutor Online Application. You may need to copy and paste the following address:

2) Email a copy of your resume, unofficial transcript, and cover letter to the mdemchak@umn.edu.
Click the Subject 

To find out more information about the position, feel free to view the Subject Tutor Information Sheets below.


CONGRATULATIONS to Hongna Brystrom, our current interim administrator, and Christine Powell, our previous interim administrator, for receiving the CLA Outstanding Service Award. The award ceremony will take place on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, from 2:30PM- 4:30PM in Memorial Hall, McNamara Alumni Center.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

TA for HIST 3348/GWSS 3408

The History Department is seeking graduate student with training in US Women's History to work in the spring semester as a TA with Prof. Gail Dubrow in HIST 3348/GWSS 3408, which meets Tuesdays from 2:30 to 5 p.m. 

Please see the job description below.

If you are interested please send me an email (chambers@umn.edu) in which you express your interest in the position and briefly discuss your experience and preparation. Attach your cv. 

The Department is actively reviewing applications and hopes to make an appointment by Dec. 22.
Graduate Teaching Assistant

History 3348- Women in Modern America

Required/Preferred Qualifications

Preparation at the Graduate level in the field of US Women’s History is essential. Successful candidate will be well organized, thorough and detail oriented, with excellent skills in writing, proofreading and editing. Excellent communication skills, written language skills, and competence in computer use are required. The position may require learning new software.

Other specialized skills/experience


Under the supervision of the course instructor, this position provides assistance in the teaching and advising of students enrolled in History 3348- Women in Modern America.

  • Attend all course sessions and hold weekly office hours.
  • Facilitate in-class discussions and course activities.
  • Manage course Moodle site including organizing, posting, and updating course materials, and responding to student queries.
  • Assist with the grading of student assignments and examinations
  • Maintain course records and track student performance (attendance, grades, and routine performance updates to students).
  • Assist Instructor with class preparation.
  • Prepare oral and visual presentations
  • Make copies of handouts and other course materials as needed.
  • Provide assistance in the form of reading, note taking, transcription, and visual description, as assigned by course instructor.
  • Other duties, as assigned.


Grad Student SARs

The Graduate school requires an annual review of student progress for
each graduate student.  The department process for annual review
includes a meeting with your adviser(s).  Please make an appointment
with your adviser(s) to discuss your academic progress toward the
degree.  Goals, problems, research interests, and timelines for
completion should be reviewed.  Meetings should be scheduled between
February 1 and February 17. After the meeting, your adviser will
submit a brief written report to the DGS.  Your adviser(s) will be contacted as well with
a remind of the department process and deadlines.

Students are also required to submit a Student Activities Report (SAR)
each calendar year.  Cumulative information from collected SARs --
which includes information about research, teaching, publication,
conference participation, honors, and service activities in the 2016
calendar year-- is important for the department, graduate school, and
college in assessing the activities of the graduate program.  Please
submit your SAR (template attached) to Melanie (stein196@umn.edu) by
Wednesday, February 1, 2017.  We encourage you to submit a copy of this
report to your adviser at this time as well as advisers have noted
that your SAR is a helpful guide to facilitate a broader discussion of
your research and professional goals.

For more information on the annual review please check the Graduate
Handbook, available at

Call for Proposals

The Intimate State: Gender, Sexuality, and Governance in Modern U.S. History

Call for Proposals: Due April 10, 2017

Editors: Margot Canaday, Nancy Cott, & Robert Self

We are soliciting original history essays—archive-based research on specific topics, as well as conceptual essays addressing more abstract questions— regarding gender, sexuality and the state for a new edited volume. We seek to bring twenty- five years of scholarship on gender, sexuality, and the family to bear on the history of modern state authority in the United States (1865 to the present). While the volume will reach back to the Reconstruction era and value this history as such, we also hope to point toward a usable past in an uncertain present.
The historical study of state power (its accumulation at various scales, its structures, and its modes of operation) is a longstanding field while that of gender, sex, and sexuality is relatively young though very vibrant. For the most part, these two fields have produced their profoundest insights and advancements without substantial dialogue with one another. Yet contemporary developments and recent scholarship have made it plain that government action at the local, state and federal levels is entwined with incentives, obligations and punishments related to gender and sexuality, and that decisions imagined as personal and intimate choices are almost always already structured by state rules.
These collected essays will aim to demonstrate that the involvements of government authority in intimate life warrant greater historical analysis and theorization than they have generated to date. We envision a volume that encourages scholars whose primary intellectual commitment is to the history of gender and sexuality to leverage that scholarship in the service of new understandings of modern state power (whether at local, state, regional, national, or transnational scales) and that scholars of state authority will also be persuaded to attend more to the insights of gender and sexuality studies in their scholarship. How might the history of American state development—its periodization, its overall theorization—look different at every governmental level from the local to the federal when questions of gender and sexuality move to the center of the analytical frame? The volume invites intersectional approaches to that question, foregrounding the relationship of gender, sexuality, and state power to race, class, and other categories of analysis and experience, and also welcomes contributions that are transnational or comparative in their approach.
Possible topics might include gender/sexuality and:
--borders of the nation/immigration --racism, racial violence
--political economy
--penal power and incarceration

--electoral/party politics --citizenship --militarization and war --empire
--indigeneity --national security
as well as state power/regulation and:
--forms of marriage, nonmarriage, marital dissolution --commercialized sex/sex work
--sexual violence
--sexual science, eugenics

--reproduction, contraception, abortion --heterosexuality
--LGBT rights
--transgender lives and experiences

Please send an abstract of no more than 750 words, including references to major sources for the research if archive-based, to Margot Canaday (mcanaday@princeton.edu), Nancy Cott (ncott@fas.harvard.edu), and Robert Self (robert_self@brown.edu) by April 10, 2017, along with a one-page CV. Authors will be notified by June 1, 2017, of their selection to participate in a conference to be held at Brown University in January of 2018. Essays (of no more than 10,000 words) to be circulated for the conference will be due December 15, 2017.

New TA Orientation on January 13, 2017, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

THE CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL INNOVATION will be hosting a New TA Orientation on January 13, 2017, from 10:00AM-12:00PM. In this interactive session, new teaching assistants will be introduced to key policies, including policies related to FERPA, working with students with disabilities, the student code of conduct, and sexual harassment and consensual relationships, university resources, and strategies for classroom teaching. Click here for more information and registration.