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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Keeler Awarded Postdoc at UVa

Kasey Keeler has received a postdoctoral fellowship in Native Studies at the University of Virginia

Univ. of Washington Acting Asst Prof in American Ethnic Studies

THE UNIVERSITY of WASHINGTON is pleased to announce two open full-time acting assistant professor positions in American Ethnic Studies for one year with the possibility of a second. They are specifically looking for applicants with expertise in a variety of Asian American & Pacific Islander areas of study including oral history, religious studies, community health, literature, women and more. Click here for more information and to apply.

Grad Asst - Student Life Exhibitions, Archives, and Events

STUDENT UNIONS & ACTIVITES is hiring a graduate assistant for next year to work in Student Life – Exhibitions, Archives, and Events. Specifically the position will coordinate undergraduate student workers as they design and research art and historical displays for student union spaces. Applicants should be pursuing a graduate degree in Art, Art History, Cultural Studies, Higher Education, History, Library Science. Museum Studies or related fields. Click here for more information and to apply.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Teaching Positions

OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE is looking for PhD students who are interested in teaching next year. OLLI is a learning program for retirees 55+ and offers a paid position and the ability to design your own course.

The OLLI Scholars program is a opportunity for Graduate, PhD and professional school students to design and deliver a full course to OLLI members. Payment is $1,000 per course. We have a classroom in McNamara so students need not have a vehicle. Additionally, we can also offer classes anywhere on campus that will host us including the St. Paul Campus. 

A bit about OLLI:
OLLI is a lifelong learning program for persons 55+. OLLI members are highly educated and intellectually curious. Many are retired professors or professionals who are pursuing lifelong passions and interests through OLLI's non credit course offerings. OLLI courses tend to be on the "scholarly" side, offering academic challenge but without the tests and grades. OLLI members enjoy learning about the latest research and findings in a wide variety of fields. It is for this reason that the OLLI Scholar program was created. I have attached our spring 2016 Course Guide as an of the breadth and depth of courses offered by OLLI.

Here's the most important thing about this program: While OLLI Scholars do benefit from the design and delivery process which may enhance their resume, not to mention the pay, most report that the real pay-off is in teaching this particular population of highly engaged, well informed students who actively participate in class and ask great questions. A number of OLLI Scholars have returned to present a course or a single topic for no pay, just because they enjoyed their experience as an OLLI Scholar.

There are three steps in the OLLI application process:
1) Fill out a simple "Interest Form" which can be found on the OLLI Scholar website. HERE IS THE LINK TO THE INTEREST FORM.
2) Be prepared to have a conversation with an OLLI volunteer to further discuss their course idea.
3) Complete a longer, though still quite brief, Course Proposal which will be sent after the telephone conversation. The biggest challenge in completing the form is coming up with a short title and 75 word description.

If selected, the scholar must secure written permission from their adviser; OLLI supplies the form. The deadline for completing the Interest Form is May 20, 2016 but early applications are appreciated.

WashU St. Louis Two-Year Postdoc in Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY in ST. LOUIS is pleased to announce applications are open to a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. They are specifically looking for someone with specialty in transnational feminisms or gender and sexuality outside of the U.S. with training in social science methodologies. Click here for more information and to apply.

Univ. of Miss. Visiting Asst Prof - US History

THE UNIVERSITY of MISSISSIPPI is pleased to announce applications are open for a visiting assistant professor position in United States History. Click here for more information and to apply.

COGS Career Development Discussion

COGS will be hosting a conversation on career development for graduate and professional students on Friday, April 29th in 101 Walter Library. Lunch will be from 12:30 – 1:00pm with discussion to follow from 1:00 – 3:00pm.

A message from COGS:
We would like to invite you to participate in a student-driven conversation on Friday, April 29 about career development for graduate and professional students. What is currently happening at the U? What types of support and resources do we need as students? How can we help shape the future direction of career exploration at the U for graduate and professional students? We want to hear your opinions and ideas! We look forward to a productive day and we’re excited to come together with other students to help define what we need related to career development.

We will serve a free pizza lunch and beverages from 12:30-1 pm in 101 Walter Library to kick-off the afternoon, with discussions following from 1-3 pm. To encourage participation and input from all attendees, we will use a meeting format known as Open Space Technology; view this video to get a sense of what that will look and feel like. We will record all the ideas that are generated and share them with all of you, with other students, and with others who can help us to move forward with an action agenda for graduate student career exploration.

The success of this initiative depends on the participation of students from all parts of the U.  We want to capture the experiences and input of students at different stages of their careers, and from different fields.  Please consider joining us, and RSVP here.

We look forward to working together on April 29. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by emailing apd@umn.edu.

Best regards,

Your hosts for the afternoon
Kyle Biesecker, Nicholas Goldsmith, and Brittni Peterson

Learning to Breathe: Black Feminism, Permoative Pedagogies, and Creative Praxis

THE WINTON CHAIR CORNERSTONE EVENT SERIES is pleased to announce “Learning to Breathe: Black Feminism, Performative Pedagogies & Creative Praxis” a showcase on Thursday, April 21st and Saturday, April 23rd. The event features many Black feminists who use poetry and performance to elevate Black cultural life and politics, with a keynote address from Andrea Jenkins. Click here for the full schedule of events and more.

Northwestern University Visiting Asst Prof. In Gender & Sexuality and African American Studies

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY is pleased to announce applications are open for a visiting assistant professor position in Gender & Sexuality Studies and African-American Studies. The position is a one year visiting appointment for a specialist in African American literature and culture with a focus on the intersections with gender and sexuality. Click here for more information and to apply.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

22nd Annual David Noble Lecture featuring Robin Kelley

THE 22nd ANNUAL DAVID NOBLE LECTURE featuring ROBIN KELLEY will be on Tuesday, April 26th from 7:00 – 8:30pm in the Best Buy Theater at Northrop Auditorium. Kelley’s talk is titled “A Female Candide: U.S. Empire, Racial Cartographies, & the Education of Grace Halsell, 1952 – 1986” and will explore the life Grace Halsell, a white female journalist who posed as Black, Mexican, and Navajo writing a book about each experience. You can see the full description in the poster below.


Informatics Institute Graduate Summer Fellowship

THE INFORMATICS INSTITUTE at the UofM is pleased to announce applications are open for their graduate summer fellowship. The fellowship provides funding for students to explore the theme “Critical Data Studies: Where is the Human in the Data?” Click here for more information and to apply.

RIGS Spring Social

RIGS is hosting a Spring Social on Tuesday, April 26th from 5:00 – 6:30pm in the Beacon Room at the University Recreation and Wellness Center. The social is an opportunity for students to meet RIGS faculty, learn more about the RIGS initiative and learn about the new faculty joining RIGS next fall. There will be a short program at 5:15pm. RSVP here

SAVE THE DATE: Connections Meeting

SAVE THE DATE: 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Year Connections Meeting on Monday, May 2nd from 3:30 – 5:00pm. More details to follow.

SAVE THE DATE Undergrad Senior Celebration

SAVE THE DATE: Undergraduate Senior Celebration is on Friday, May 6th at 5:00pm. More details to follow.

Waleed Mahdi (PhD '15) Article Publication

Waleed Mahdi (PhD ’15) recently had his article “Post-Oriental Otherness: Hollywood’s Moral Geography of Arab Americans” published in Mahjar & Mashriq: Journal of Middle East Migration Studies. You can find the article here.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Graduate School Fellows Summer Institute

THE GRADUATE SCHOOL FELLOWS SUMMER INSTITUTE applications are open. The Institute on Collaborative Leadership & Grand Challenges Research takes place August 15-19th and is open to PhD students and postdocs who want their research to make a difference in the world in either an academic or non-academic setting. Click here to learn more and apply.

Fulbright Information Sessions

The Graduate School Fellowship Office is pleased to announce four Fulbright Information Sessions for students who are interested in conducting research abroad during the 2017-18 academic year.  Excellent opportunities are available to over 140 countries.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens.  The UM campus application deadline is Wednesday, September 7, 2016.

You may reserve a place at one of the four meetings by clicking on the links below.

Meetings are scheduled as follows:

UT Austin Race, Gender, & the Built Environment Postdoc

THE UNIVERSITY of TEXAS at AUSTIN is pleased to announce applications are open for a postdoctoral/emerging scholar fellowship in Race & Gender in the Built Environment of the American City. While situated in the School of Architecture the fellowship is open to anyone whose scholarship pursues issues of race gender and the built environment. Click here for more information and to apply.

Leigh Claire La Berge Talk

DR. LEIGH CLAIRE LA BERGE is currently working on a book entitled Wages Against Artwork: The Social Practice of Decommodification, sections of which have been published in South Atlantic Quarterly and Postmodern Culture. Concerned with the economic trend of uncompensated work and the aesthetic trend of artwork that seeks to ameliorate social inequality, Wages Against Artwork asks what kind of claims the aesthetic can make in an expiring welfare state.

Her first book, Scandals and Abstraction: Financial Fiction of the Long 1980s (Oxford, 2015) tracked the contest between postmodern and realist fictions about finance in a nascent era of financialization, and her articles have appeared in Radical Philosophy, Studies in American Fiction, Criticism, Journal of Cultural Economy, and the Radical History Review. She is the co-editor, along with Alison Shonkwiler, of Reading Capitalist Realism (Iowa, 2014). She is assistant professor of English at the City University of New York (BMCC).