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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Sibley - Kwiat Graduate Fellowship for Summer Research Support Applications due April 19th at 12:00 NOON

The American Studies department announces the Mulford Q. Sibley  / Joseph J. Kwiat Graduate Fellowship for Summer Research Support. This is a $3,000 fellowship and up to two (2) fellowships may be awarded. Eligible applicants are pre-ABD students who are in their first or second year who are in good standing and pursuing a Ph.D. in American Studies.

Funds will be awarded to the graduate student who does not have other
summer fellowship support and who best does the following:
1) Clearly establish significance of the research (e.g. archive to
investigate materials; explore an important historical or cultural
site; develop preliminary interviews),
2) Submit a sensible schedule for project work

How to Apply:
Submit a 1-2 page essay describing the research project you will be
pursuing this summer. In the description, also answer the following

What is your research topic and what is its significance?
How will you spend your time on the project over the summer?

Recipients of the Sibley - Kwiat Graduate Fellowship are required to
submit a report summarizing their research activities and outcomes by
Mon, Aug 21, 2017

Submit your application to Melanie at stein196@umn.edu by the April 19th at 12:00 NOON deadline.

Dr. Dylan Rodríguez event “Insult/Internal Debate/Protest”

THE CRITICAL RACE and ETHNIC STUDIES INTERDISCIPLINARY GRADUATE GROUP (CRES) and the LITERACY and RHETORICAL STUDIES GRADUATE MINOR is pleased to announce a talk with Dr. Dylan Rodríguez titled “Insult/Internal Debate/Protest”. This lecture is based on the manuscript of a short book tentatively titled “White Reconstruction: A Narrative”It offers a speculative meditation that departs from the overlapping histories of collective genius that mark the creative insurgencies of peoples struggling against the violences of gendered racial and colonial power. The event will take place on Thursday, April 6 from 2:00PM- 4:00PM in Nolte 140. Click here for more information.

FILM SCREENING OF ¡Te sacaré de aquí, abuelo!

THE GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE in the DEPARTMENT of SPANISH and PORTUGUESE STUDIES is pleased to announce a screening of the documentary ¡Te sacaré de aquí, abuelo! by Montse Armengou and Ricard Belis. This event will take place on Friday, March 31st at 6:30PM in Nolte 20.

See the flyers below for more details

“Criminal Queers” Event

THE STEVEN J. SCHOCHET ENDOWMENT and the GENDER and SEXUALITY CENTER for QUEER and TRANS LIFE are pleased to announce their event titled “Criminal Queers”. This event will include a screening of the film Criminal Queers followed by discussion with filmmakers Chris Vargas & Eric Stanley. 

Criminal Queers visualizes a radical trans/queer struggle against the prison industrial complex and toward a world without walls. Remembering that prison breaks are both a theoretical and material practice of freedom, this film imagines what spaces might be opened up if crowbars, wigs, and metal files become tools for transformation. Follow Yoshi, Joy, Susan and Lucy as they fiercely read everything from the Human Rights Campaign and hate crimes legislation to the non-profitization of social movements. Criminal Queers grows our collective liberation by working to abolish the multiple ways our hearts, genders, and desires are confined. (directed by Chris Vargas & Eric A. Stanley, 2016) 
For more information: https://criminalqueersfilm.net/ 
Film trailer: https://vimeo.com/127429150

Sponsored by the Steven J. Schochet Endowment in GLBT Studies. For disability and access requests, please contact gsc@umn.edu or 612-625-0537.

See flyer below for details 


BLACK HILLS STATE UNIVERSITY is pleased to announce applications are now open for a tenure-track as an Assistant Professor in American Indian Studies. This position will be housed in the School of Mathematics and Social Sciences. Preference will be given to candidates who show evidence of successful teaching experience in the area of American Indian/Native American Studies, in particular the Plains Indian populations. Click here for more information and to apply.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

AMERICAN STUDIES and GWSS invite you to attend their joint Community Dinner

AMERICAN STUDIES and GWSS invite you to attend their joint Community Dinner for both American Studies and Feminist Studies PhD Recruits. Please join our prospective graduate students on Monday, March 27th at 6:00pm in Walter Library 401. We look forward to seeing you!

Summer Dissertation Writing Funds requests due by April 24, 2017

Summer Dissertation Writing Funds

Summer Dissertation Writing Funds are awarded only once in your PhD career. The current award is an amount of up to $4,000. Criteria for requesting available funds are that the student must be ABD, be actively writing their dissertations, not have received the funds previously, and in good standing.

The request should include:

1) Your name, student ID, dissertation title, and a statement that you have not received your dissertation writing funds previously.

2) A description (1 page) of your dissertation.

3) A description detailing what you will undertake over the summer (up to 1 page). Be as specific as possible with your writing schedule.

4) A note from your adviser confirming that you have completed enough research to be actively writing substantive portions of the dissertation.  Please ask your adviser to email Melanie directly.

Submit your request to Melanie (stein196@umn.edu) by the April 24,2017 deadline.