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Faculty News | Jenny Rose co-teaching in Rome this summer

  • By cgusah
  • On Tuesday, august 06, 2019

This summer, adjunct professor and historian Jenny Rose will be co-teaching a summer school on Zoroastrian Studies in Rome this summer. It is an initiative coordinated through the Shapoorji Pallonji Institute of Zoroastrian Studies at SOAS (University of London) and the University of Bergen.

Click here for course information.

Fellowship | Roland Jackson Memorial Music Research Fellowship

Roland Jackson Memorial Music Research Fellowship
Applications due Sunday, June 30, 2019


The Roland Jackson Memorial Music Research Fellowship at The Claremont Colleges Library Special Collections is open to researchers pursuing projects in performance practice, early music, nineteenth-century music, film music, and computer music studies. 

About
The Roland Jackson Memorial Music Research Fellowship offers support for short-term research at The Claremont Colleges Library Special Collections. The Jackson Fellowship is open to researchers pursuing a project, the main subject focus of which is represented in the Roland Jackson Collection–performance practice, early music, 19th-century music, film music, and computer music studies–and whose research would benefit from on-site access to materials housed in Special Collections.

Awards of up to $1,500 will be based on the overall promise of the research project; the research project’s focus in subjects reflected in the Roland Jackson Collection; and the significance of The Claremont Colleges Library Special Collections to the work. The on-site research period must run for at least five consecutive days.

Any researcher, including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, performers, or independent scholars, is eligible to apply.

Fellowship requirements
There are three fellowship requirements:

  1. Applicants must be able to legally work and be paid in the United States.
  2. Applicants’ research product (paper, presentation, chapter, thesis, dissertation, or other study) must be in a subject area represented in Prof. Jackson’s papers.
  3. A copy of the research product is added to the Roland Jackson Collection in Special Collections.

Application deadline
Deadline for applications for a 2019 fellowship is June 30th. The awards committee will begin reviewing applications promptly after the deadline and will notify awardees by July 14th. Award recipients are responsible for making their own travel and living arrangements.

Roland Jackson
The Roland Jackson Memorial Music Research Fellowship was established by a bequest of Professor Roland Jackson, who taught at The Claremont Graduate University from 1970 until his retirement in 1994; he passed away in June 2015. While at CGU, Prof. Jackson founded the scholarly journal Performance Practice Review. As a music historian, Prof. Jackson’s research and publications were far-ranging, and his collection includes his research in performance practice, early music, 19th-century music, film music, and computer music studies.

How to Apply
Please submit the following documents as a single PDF to Jackson Research Fellowship (JacksonFellowship@claremont.edu) by June 30, 2019.

  1. Cover letter    
  2. Curriculum vitae    
  3. Description of research topic and its significance. Please format your description as follows:
    1. 2 pages maximum
    2. 12-pt. font, 1 inch margins, double-spaced
  4. Bibliography of items that you intend to use in Special Collections. Address why you need to come to Claremont and use these collections to do your work.
  5. Dates to be spent in-residence
  6. One letter of recommendation from a professional and/or academic reference speaking to the value of your project and the quality of your work. The recommendation letter should be sent separate from your .pdf application. Your recommendation letter must arrive by the application deadline in order for your application to be considered. Please note that members of the Jackson Fellowship review committee cannot consider letters of recommendation from committee members themselves or librarians and staff of The Claremont Colleges Library. Please arrange for your letter of recommendation to be sent as a .pdf document to JacksonFellowship@claremont.edu or by mail to:

Jackson Fellowship ℅ Special Collections

The Claremont Colleges Library

800 N. Dartmouth Avenue

Claremont, CA 91711

Recipients are asked to please acknowledge the fellowship in any publications resulting from funded research in The Claremont Colleges Library Special Collections. The awards committee will begin reviewing applications promptly after the deadline, and fellowship recipients will be notified by July 14th. Award recipients are responsible for making their own travel and living arrangements.

Please send any questions to JacksonFellowship@claremont.edu

SCL Music Collections
Research collections that are administered by Special Collections and available for fellowship-supported research include Professor Jackson’s papers as well as collections of rare books, journals, manuscripts, archives, printed ephemera, photographs, audiovisual materials, oral history interviews, and other items in music and related disciplines such as visual art and the performing arts.

For more information about the fellowship and how to apply, see Roland Jackson Memorial Music Research Fellowship.

CFP | Renaissance Society of America Conference

Call for Panel Proposals
Renaissance Society of America Conference
Philadelphia, PA, 2–4 April 2020
Renaissance Conference of Southern California (RCSC)-Sponsored Panels

Submissions due Monday, July 15, 2019


As an Associate Organization of the Renaissance Society of America, RCSC will be sponsoring one panel at next year’s RSA conference in Philadelphia (2–4 April 2020). We seek proposals for complete panels on any subject of the Renaissance world. Please see the details below about what is expected to propose a panel or consult the RSA website. Per RSA rules, graduate students are permitted on panels, but they must be within 1-2 years of defending their dissertations. The deadline for consideration is 15 July 2019. Please send your submission (the panel proposal and the information about each paper presenter) to the current RCSC president (heather.graham@csulb.edu).

For a Panel proposal, you will need:

·      panel title (15-word maximum)

·      panel keywords

·      a/v requests

·      panel chair

·      respondent (optional)

·      general discipline area (History, Art History, Literature, or other)


Each paper presenter must provide:

·      paper title (15-word maximum)

·      abstract (150-word maximum)

·      curriculum vitae (.pdf or .doc upload)

·      PhD completion date (past or expected)

·      full name, current affiliation, and email address

Employment | Prison Program Manager at CIW

Insight Garden Program (IGP) - Prison Program Manager Position
California Institution for Women (CIW)

Applications due Monday, July 15, 2019 



About Insight Garden Program
IGP facilitates an innovative curriculum combined with vocational gardening and landscaping training so that
people in prison can reconnect to self, community, and the natural world. This “inner” and “outer” gardening
approach transforms lives, ends ongoing cycles of incarceration, and creates safer communities.
The program helps to break the cycle of incarceration though learning approaches from neuroscience both in
the classroom and in flower and vegetable gardens. Its holistic model provides: 1) an ecological and systems
view of life; 2) permaculture vegetable and flower skills and active gardening; 3) “inner gardening” behavioral
tools to build emotional intelligence; and 4) life and work skills focused on accountability, responsibility,
teamwork and leadership. For more information, see www.insightgardenprogram.org .

Position Summary
Through a grant secured by the Claremont College's through the Andrew Mellon Foundation, IGP is expanding to
California Institution for Women (CIW). IGP seeks a part-time Program Manager who will work directly with our
Program Director and the prison to support ongoing logistics involved with weekly in-prison programming and to
be a lead facilitator. IGP will also consider contracting with a community organization for these Program
Manager responsibilities.

The Program Manager will be responsible for handling class logistics in the prison, recruiting and managing
volunteers, and administering the program weekly. The PM will also organize and oversee (with volunteer help)
the planning and construction of a flower and/or vegetable garden in the prison.
The position requires a dynamic person with management experience who can navigate complex systems, has
solid facilitation, negotiation and communication skills, as well as great attention to detail. Experience working
with incarcerated women and the ability to attract and effectively utilize community support, including
volunteers, is essential.

This is a part-time independent contractor position averaging 10 hours/week with additional hours for
training and garden design & installation. This is a one year contract with possibility to renew, starting at an
hourly rate of $37.50. Tentative start date is September 1, 2019.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Community and Relationship-Building
● PM will recruit volunteers to help with weekly classes at the prison.
● PM will arrange orientation sessions for potential volunteers as needed.
● PM will work with IGP to recruit volunteers to receive the IGP facilitator training.
● With the support of IGP’s Program Manager, the PM will develop relationships with local
community-based organizations.

Prison Relationship-Building + Logistics
● Develop relationships with key prison administration and custody officials and become familiar with the
prison’s chain of command and all procedures.
● Develop close working relationship with CIW’s Community Partnership Manager to run personnel
clearances for volunteers and visitors, materials clearances for all equipment and class materials.

Course Management & Facilitation
● Attend IGP’s facilitation training, and become familiar with IGP’s program, core vision and values,
mission and flow of lesson plans.
● Demonstrate strong facilitation skills, including managing group dynamics and a deep appreciation for
diversity and cultural inclusion.
● Organize and schedule lesson plans with co-facilitator and volunteers for weekly classes.
● Lead or co-facilitate one session per week from the IGP curriculum.
● Have some content experience in any or all of the following: gardening, environmental issues, science,
food-farming-urban agriculture, etc.
● Familiarity with transformative leadership development a plus.
● Familiarity with restorative justice principles a plus.
IGP Administrative
● Timely response on emails/texts from IGP staff (within one business day).
● Use Google Drive to track all program documentation.
● Record your hours worked in QuickBooks Online. Payroll is run twice monthly.
● Submit IGP Reimbursement Requests or Purchase Orders for classroom & garden expenses.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
● Passion for IGP’s mission and vision.
● Excellent communication, relationship management and interpersonal skills.
● Experience working within corrections or with an organization working within a prison.
● Ability to coordinate complex logistics and great attention to detail.
● Respect for prison authority and ability to manage potentially challenging situations.
● Ability to brainstorm and collaborate closely with prison officials.
● Cultural competence and sensitivity to race, class and gender issues within a prison context.
● Flexibility and patience.
● Solid facilitation skills.

If you are interested in this position, please complete this form at https://forms.gle/AuDCVjVFQfFTLpxP9 and
send your resume to Amanda@insightgardenprogram.org.
Applications submitted by any other method will not be considered.

 

 

Employment | List of positions in the Humanities

List of positions in the Humanities


·  Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Part-Time Instructors 
University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education - Education & Business

·  Postdoctoral Scholar on Online Learning Environments 
University of California, Irvine School of Education - Education 

Faculty News | JoAnna Poblete receives this year’s Annual Diversity Award

Congratulations to JoAnna Poblete who received the this year’s Annual Diversity Award sponsored by the 7C Diversity Working Group.

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Student News | Rebecca Rich receives The President's Award

  • By cgusah
  • On Wednesday, may 22, 2019

Congratulations to Rebecca Rich who received The President’s Award from CGU President Len Jessup.

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Very pleased to announce that Rebecca Rich (MFA, '19) won the 2019 President’s Award. Rebecca's painting was selected by President Len Jessup to be a part of the permanent collection at CGU. 

Congratulations Rebecca!

Grants | PEN/Jean Stein Grant for Literary Oral History: Call for Applications

  • By cgusah
  • On Wednesday, may 22, 2019

The PEN/Jean Stein Grant for Literary Oral History
Applications due Saturday, June 1, 2019


The PEN/Jean Stein Grant for Literary Oral History recognizes a literary work of nonfiction that uses oral history to illuminate an event, individual, place, or movement. The winner will receive a $10,000 grant to help maintain or complete his or her ongoing project. Oral history must be a significant component of the project. Writers must submit a work-in-progress of literary nonfiction, and projects must also be the work of a single individual, written in English. More information on eligibility and guidelines can be found here.

Deadline: Submissions will be accepted from April 1, 2019 through June 1, 2019.

Who Is Eligible:

  • The submitted project must be the work of a single individual, writing in English. 
  • The project must be an unpublished work-in-progress.
  • The project must be a work of literary nonfiction (scholarly/academic writing is not eligible).
  • Oral history must be a significant component of the project and its research.

How to apply:

Please submit your application below. Please note that the application will require:

  1. A 1-2 page, single-spaced description of the work, its importance, and why the author chose to undertake this project. 
  2. A 1-2 page, single-spaced statement explaining why and how oral history was used in the project. This space can additionally be used to discuss any permissions, rights, or other aspects of your project. 
  3. A 300-500 word statement explaining how a grant would aid in the completion of the project. 
  4. A CV for the author of the project, which should include information on any previous publications.
  5. An outline that includes the work completed thus far and the work remaining. The outline should include the names of all participants.
  6. Transcripts of the project interviews (6-10 pages).
  7. A writing sample from the project (20-40 pages).

If you have any further questions, please reach out to the Literary Awards Team at awards@pen.org.

Internship | Graduate internship with Queer Culture & Resource Center at CSUDH

Graduate Intern for Queer Culture & Resource Center
Part-time | Aug 2019-May 2020 | Carson, Ca

Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.
Graduate intern for queer culture csudhgraduate-intern-for-queer-culture-csudh.pdf (234.36 KB)


The Queer Culture and Resource Center of California State University Dominguez Hills is looking for 2 graduate students for their practicum or internships who are passionate about fostering the development of a strong LGBTQ community and awareness at a college campus.

This program provides students with an opportunity to develop firsthand knowledge of the student affairs profession in the field of multicultural affairs. The specific higher level roles of the student will be negotiated based upon the academic and professional goals and abilities of the applicants. Majority of the work will however include the following:


Student engagement:
With daily drop ins provide one on one and group mentorship and engagement with students
Will be assigned 3-5 student mentees to provide extra focus and support to
Work with staff to develop your skills abilities and resources to support your work with these students
Provide feedback and input into how to address the unique needs of dh trans and queer students


Program support and development:

First semester: Provide organization and outreach to help build the infrastructure of identity and resource need based groups (ex. Queer parents, LGBTQ Vets, Trans youth, etc)
Second semester: Lead or co-lead a group around an identity related to your own experiences and identities that students are looking for (ex. black and brown questioning men, Queer islanders, QChicanx, twospirit etc.)
Both semesters: Support events and larger program initiatives that support these groups visibility, growth, and resources


Research and assessment
Work with staff to research, analyze, and create reports that are transparent and accessible to the general population of staff students and faculty about the state of the queer experience at dh.
Research regional and nationwide policies, programs, and practices that could support the advancement of programs and policies that advance the wellbeing of queer people at dh.


Opportunities to teach workshops, co-facilitate larger programs, do class visits, do community outreach programs, fundraising, grant writing, and partner with organizations throughout the region can also exist and be mentored and supported depending on the students interests.


Logistics:
Hours are negotiable based upon your program and credit expectations.
The % of what roles you will play depend on the emergent needs of the year and your strengths and the distribution of work across the team.
We are happy to accept students of all backgrounds and highly encourage Trans Queer and Questioning People of Color and/or those with deep personal connections to our communities to apply.


How to apply:
Email qcrc@csudh.edu a resume and cover letter including work, volunteer experience, community organizing, activism, and community involvement that you feel provides you with the ability to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for a predominantly trans and queer people of color community in the Queer Culture and Resource Center. Tell us in part why you a.) believe queer space is important at a university and b.) how this space will support your development and goals be they professional, personal, and or academic. Do not send a google doc or dropbox link, please provide an attachment. You can use a preferred name on all materials and ask you include pronouns for us to appropriately refer to you throughout the recruitment process.
We will accept applicants until positions are filled. These positions opened May 16th 2019 and are for the academic year of 2019-2020.
You can learn more about the Queer Culture and Resource Center by checking us out on Instagram at @csudhqueer, checking out our website https://www.csudh.edu/qcrc/ , and by reaching out to the coordinator at kblackhorn@csudh.edu.


Queer Culture and Resource Center
California State university
1000 East Victoria Street, LSU 215
Carson, CA 90747
Email: qcrc@csudh.edu
Instagram: @csudhqueer

Internship | Curatorial internship at the Autry Museum

Curatorial Intern Position
Autry Museum of the American West 

Applications due Sunday, June 9, 2019 
Click to apply (search for "Curatorial intern")


A short-term, paid internship is being offered to a candidate interested in a future career in museums or a field related to environmental studies, Western or California history and culture. A year of graduate-level coursework or equivalent experience preferred. The person in this position will assist in the development of the exhibition Investigating Griffith Park, and the internship will provide hands-on museum experience while providing support to the Curatorial Department.

POSITION SUMMARY AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities will be determined in coordination with Autry Curatorial and Design staff, and may potentially include the following:

  • Historical and object research, including both primary and secondary research
  • Evaluating and prototyping exhibition components
  • Community outreach and programming
  • Participation in exhibition team meetings
  • Updating and maintaining exhibition documents
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested by the Autry. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • One year completed coursework in a graduate program in Environmental Studies, History, Cultural Studies, Museum Studies, Anthropology, or a related discipline, or equivalent experience in community outreach or non-profit work
  • Resourceful, flexible, and possess the ability to work collaboratively as an Exhibition team member
  • Ability to work independently on multiple tasks while maintaining quality and meeting deadlines

STIPEND AND HOURS

The intern will be paid a stipend of $19/hour and must have the ability to work 8-10 hours per week. The internship is offered July-December 2019.

Part-time hours will be scheduled Monday-Friday between 8am-5pm. Schedule to be determined jointly by intern and Autry supervising Curator. The Intern may be asked to make reasonable schedule changes to attend occasional Exhibition team or Curatorial meetings. Work will be conducted primarily at the Autry, with research visits to local universities, museums, and other locations as needed. Work space will be provided at the Autry.

Student News | Cassady O’Reilly-Hahn hired as the new Summer 2019 Blogger-in-Residence

​​Congratulations to Cassady O'Reilly-Hahn who was recently hired as the new Kinglsey & Kate Tufts, Summer 2019 Blogger-in-Residence.

Cassady headshot crop 221x300Cassady O’Reilly-Hahn (Summer 2019) is an MA student in English with a concentration in Media Studies. The self-identified Dantisti graduated Cum Laude from Cal Poly Pomona in 2017 with a BA in English. Cassady joined Foothill Poetry Journal as an Assistant Editor in 2018. His primary research interests are the Divine Comedy, Fantasy literature, and poetry, especially as they pertain to the everyday life. When he is not sailing the tides of literature, Cassady spends his time working on his own creative writing. He also moonlights as a professional napper, when time permits (and it often does).

Summer Dissertation Bootcamp with the Center for Writing & Rhetoric

  • By cgusah
  • On Tuesday, may 14, 2019

Dear CGU Students,

The Center for Writing & Rhetoric is happy to announce that we are now accepting applications for our 2019 Summer Dissertation Bootcamp!

Summer Dissertation Bootcamp is an opportunity for ABD PhD students to dedicate over 35 hours of writing time on their dissertations in a community of similarly-positioned writers with complementary food, guest speakers, stretch breaks, and writing hacks. This is a complementary resource for CGU, but space is limited. Applications are required!

This year's Bootcamp will take place between July 6th and 12th. Attendance at all days and sessions is required. To apply, please:

  1. Discuss your writing plan for the week with your chair/advisor;
  2. Visit https://mycampus.cgu.edu/web/writing-rhetoric to complete our application form, including your writing plan and a detailed statement of how you would benefit from the camp; and,
  3. Have your chair/advisor email us (write@cgu.edu) with a copy of your writing plan and confirmation that they have discussed it with you.

The deadline for applications is June 10th. If you have any questions, please contact us at write@cgu.edu.

Best,

Marcus Weakley, Ph.D.

Interim Director, Center for Writing and Rhetoric

Claremont Graduate University

141 E. 12th St. Claremont, CA 91711

909.607.0012 | marcus.weakley2@cgu.edu

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Alumni News | Jean Arnold (PhD, English '97) releases new book

  • By cgusah
  • On Tuesday, april 30, 2019

Jean Arnold (PhD, English '97) recently released her new book, George Eliot: Interdisciplinary Essays, A bicentennial collection edited by Jean Arnold and Lila Marz Harper, it holds 13 original essays, introduction, index, and a comprehensive bibliography.

For more information and to purchase: 

Palgrave Macmillan: https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/978-3-030-10625-6  
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/George-Eliot-Interdisciplinary-Jean-Arnold-ebook/dp/B07PJDB5RG​​ 

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Jean began her years at Claremont Graduate University working in the English Department before becoming a graduate student, finally receiving a Ph.D. in English in 1997.  Among the excellent professors who taught there, she most remembers those who taught in her major field, nineteenth-century British literature: Richard Fadem (from Scripps) and her dissertation advisor, Marc Redfield.

Around the end of her time in graduate studies, the English Department became a part of the newly integrated School of Arts and Humanities (SAH), and Claremont Graduate School became Claremont Graduate University. The new names seemed to fit the revised mission of the school and its increased importance in many fields of graduate education.

Jean taught at the college level (primarily California State University and Harvey Mudd College) for a number of years, and is now retired.  Her two publications are Victorian Jewelry, Identity, and the Novel: Prisms of Culture (Ashgate 2011) and George Eliot: Interdisciplinary Essays, edited by Jean Arnold and Lila Marz Harper (Palgrave Macmillan and Springer International, 2019).  Both editors contributed essays to this bicentennial commemorative volume.

 

Student News | Madison Clark accepted into doctoral program at Indiana University

  • By cgusah
  • On Tuesday, april 30, 2019

​​Congratulations to Madison Clark who was recently accepted into the doctoral program at Indiana University.
 

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We are pleased to announce that Madison Clark has been accepted to the doctoral program in African American and African Diaspora Studies at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana with a full fellowship and stipend. 

Madison is currently a dual Master's degree student in Applied Women's Studies and History '19. 

Congratulations Madison! 

 

 

Student News | EunJoo Beatrix Lee performance in Korea

  • By cgusah
  • On Tuesday, april 30, 2019

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 - A graduate of An-yang Arts High School with an honor of top place 

 - A graduate of Seoul National University (BA), Music Department

  - A graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (MM) , with full scholarship

  - Previously worked as a project assistant, and a teaching assistant at the UWM

  - Previously giving several chamber concerts around London, in the UK

  - Previously worked as a performer at nationwide broadcasts (SBS, M.net), and a concertmaster of Nan-pa Youth Orchestra, in Korea 

   - Performed with Su-won City Orchestra, Seoul Orchestra, Solideo Philharmonic orchestra,  Kwa-cheon Philharmonic Orchestra, Karos Percussionists Ensemble, as a soloist

   - The prize winner of the Kook-min Newspaper Music Competition, Korean Music Competition sponsored by Loyola University, Won-kwang University Competition

   - The second prize of Korean performing arts Competition, the third prize of Music Journal Competition 

   - Currently studying at Claremont Graduate University, first year DMA course as a student of Professor Jenny Soonjin Kim

Two new CLST courses: CLST 406 and CLST 411

  • By cgusah
  • On Wednesday, april 24, 2019

CLST 406: Geographies of Plunder
Tuesdays 1-3:50 pm

Wendy Cheng
American Studies, Scripps College

Areas of Expertise: American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Geography

Plunder refers to systematic coercive or violent theft of property or, as a noun, to the fruits of such an act. The immorality of plunder cannot be conflated with illegality, however, since the law has often operated as a tool for legitimizing and concealing plunder in racist and colonial states. This course uses the lenses of geography, critical ethnic studies, American studies, and indigenous studies to ask: How does an analytical lens of plunder help us to understand landscape in different ways? How do such relationships and histories endure in the landscape and why does it matter? And finally, how might we create and operationalize what geographer Don Mitchell has called “oppositional landscape histories,” and to what end? Through careful consideration of theoretical concepts including racial capitalism, extractivism, and colonial and decolonial ecologies, this course considers the preconditions and afterlives of plunder; how representation matters in assigning value to particular land uses, forms of labor, and people; and how the preconditions and afterlives of plunder continue to shape everyday landscapes today.

Readings (subject to change):

Brenna Bhandar, Colonial Lives of Property: Law, Land, and Racial Regimes of Ownership
Jodi Byrd, The Transit of Empire: Indigenous Critiques of Colonialism

William Cronon, Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England

Macarena Gómez-Barris, The Extractive Zone: Social Ecologies and Decolonial Perspectives

George Henderson, California and the Fictions of Capital

Manu Karuka, Empire’s Tracks: Indigenous Nations, Chinese Workers, and the Transcontinental Railroad

Tiya Miles, The House on Diamond Hill: A Cherokee Plantation Story

Aileen Moreton-Robinson, The White Possessive: Power, Property, and Indigenous Sovereignty

LeiLani Nishime and Kim D. Hester Williams (eds.), Racial Ecologies

Dean Saranillio, Unsustainable Empire: Alternative Histories of Hawaii’i Statehood

Sarita See, The Filipino Primitive: Accumulation and Resistance in the American Museum

Lynnell Thomas, Desire and Disaster in New Orleans: Tourism, Race, and Historical Memory

Anna Tsing, The Mushroom at the End of the World

CLST 411: Curating Museums in the Digital World
Mondays 9am-11:50am

Anthony Morey, Executive Dir. A+D Museum

As digital forms of communication and archiving increasingly reign above print and other physical formats, how does the museum, as a traditionally material institution, adapt? Google, having become the world’s largest archive, has now explicitly framed much of its work as akin to that of a museum: collecting, disseminating, and researching culture (here defined as art and artifacts). How do these transformations affect the role of the curator, not just in terms of resources for exhibitions but also in their formats, objectives, and audiences? This class will at once study the theory behind the interaction of these social institutions while exploring the practical implications of these newly blurred lines. These will be experienced first hand as the class develops exhibitions in new formats through the A+D Museum partnership with Google Arts + Culture.  The class will stand at the nexus of these hybrid systems and push beyond that which is currently being presented. Through theoretical and physical curatorial explorations the class will engage with the future of museums and exhibitions.

Satisfies Museum Studies Concentration and CLST Research Methods Course (for curatorial methods)

Student Guide to Online Registration

CFP | Rocky Mountain Interdisciplinary History Conference

  • By cgusah
  • On Wednesday, april 24, 2019

Rocky Mountain Interdisciplinary History Conference
20th Anniversary 
September 20-22, 2019
University of Colorado Boulder

Submissions due April 26, 2019


The graduate students of the Department of History at the University of Colorado Boulder are pleased to announce the twentieth annual Rocky Mountain Interdisciplinary History Conference. This academic conference provides a congenial atmosphere for students to present papers, network with fellow graduate students, gain experience in public speaking, and attend a professional development panel. First-time presenters are especially encouraged to participate. Please apply online at: https://www.tfaforms.com/4725829. Submit there the abstract submission form, a one-page abstract of the paper, and a current CV (all files should be uploaded in .pdf). The abstract should clearly express an original argument rooted in extensive primary source research.


TOPICS
We welcome submissions with a historical element from graduate students working in any discipline. Exceptional undergraduate papers will be considered. Past participants have come from fields as diverse as history, political science, economics, cultural studies, philosophy, comparative literature, film, art history, religious studies, anthropology, women and gender studies, geography, ethnic studies, and theatre.


PRESENTATION DETAILS
Every paper will receive commentary by another graduate student, and a faculty member will moderate each panel session. Presentations will be followed by a question and answer session.


PRESENTATION REQUIREMENTS
Presentations will be strictly limited to 15 minutes, thus papers should be 8 pages in length, not including endnotes and bibliography. There will be a small monetary award for the best conference paper.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Dr. Laura Westhoff, Associate Professor of History, University of Missouri-St. Louis

PEDAGOGY WORKSHOP
Discussion of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning History (SoTL) with Dr. Westhoff

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT: https://www.colorado.edu/conference/rmihc/ OR EMAIL US: rmihc@colorado.edu

CFP | Visiting Scholar in Sexuality Studies, 2019-2020

  • By cgusah
  • On Tuesday, april 16, 2019

Visiting Scholar in Sexuality Studies, 2019-2020
Center for Feminist Research at York University

Submissions due Wednesday, May 1, 2019


York University

Call for Applications

Visiting Scholar in Sexuality Studies, 2019-2020

The Sexuality Studies Program is pleased to announce a Visiting Scholar position in partnership with the Centre for Feminist Research (CFR) at York University for the 2019-2020 academic year. We invite applicants who will have acquired a doctorate in sexuality studies and/or transgender studies by September 2019 to submit their applications. Junior and senior scholars are both welcome to apply. The Visiting Scholar position is intended to provide an institutional base for junior scholars doing postdoctoral research, along with senior scholars on sabbatical or research leave. The CFR will offer a shared work space, a library card, limited administrative support, an opportunity to present your research in the Program and in undergraduate and graduate classrooms, and contact with other scholars within York University doing sexuality studies and in the Centre for Feminist Research. Unfortunately, we do not have funds for a stipend or honorarium. Visiting scholars will be expected to present their research at a seminar or public lecture organized by the Sexuality Studies Program and the CFR, and to actively participate in activities organized by the Sexuality Studies Program and the CFR.

Please send a 2-3 page proposal outlining the research project you plan to undertake while in residence at York University, two recent publications, an up-to-date curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of two references.

Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

Applications should be sent electronically to:

The Sexuality Studies Program Coordinator

School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies
York University
E-mail: sxtcoord@yorku.ca

Centre For Feminist Research 

Kaneff Tower
York University
Phone: 416-736-5915
cfr@yorku.ca

Pitzer’s Summer School Course

  • By cgusah
  • On Tuesday, april 16, 2019

Dear students,

Please take note of the following course being offered as part of Pitzer’s Summer School program.  If interested, you can discuss with the instructor and your advisor how this would count for graduate credit and fit into your academic program.

The Alt-Right & Occult Religion  |  SOC038
Chase Way
MWF 9:00-11:05am, May 20-June 28

This course explores how “alt-right” movements across the US and Europe have re-appropriated occult and pagan mythologies, rhetorics, symbols, and practices to support white supremacist, patriarchal, anti-Semitic, Islamophobic, and militaristic political agendas. Taught from a critical historical perspective, this class traces the manipulation of these ideologies back to their roots in Nazi Germany, and tracks their evolution throughout the Cold War, into the present era. By the end of the term, students will have familiarized themselves with a wide variety of primary and secondary sources, and will also have completed research projects focused on their individual interests.

Register here: https://www.pitzer.edu/summer/registration/ 

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Patrick Q. Mason
Dean, School of Arts & Humanities
Howard W. Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies
Professor of Religion
Claremont Graduate University
Phone:  (909) 607-8362

Employment | Lecturer in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at University of Maine

  • By cgusah
  • On Tuesday, april 16, 2019

Lecturer in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
University of Maine

Review of Applications to begin: April 30


Position Title:

Lecturer in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (id:54902)

Campus:

Orono

Department:

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality - OWIC

Bargaining Unit:

AFUM

Location:

Orono, ME

Statement of the Job:

The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at the University of Maine invites applications for a one-year fixed-length lecturer position in WGS. We seek a dynamic and devoted educator to instruct on-campus courses for our majors and minors as well as support the substantial general education curriculum that our program provides.

Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Four on-campus undergraduate courses in Women’s, Gender, and Sexualities Studies per semester (this includes our introductory course; one course in transnational feminism; and at least one course in the applicant’s area of specialization as a topics course)
  • Some additional responsibilities in undergraduate student advising, curriculum development, and event consultation

About the University:

The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,200 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System’s flagship university.  As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels.

Further information about UMaine can be found at https://umaine.edu/

The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.

UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life.  Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live. 

Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer here.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • A Ph.D. (or ABD with master’s in hand) in Women’s, Gender and/or Sexuality Studies or a field with a focus in gender and/or feminist studies.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Ability to teach from an intersectional standpoint.
  • Ability to teach introductory-level course and upper-level undergraduate course in transnational feminisms.
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching a diverse group of students.

Preferred:

  • Evidence of excellence in teaching at undergraduate level and in a lively face-to-face environment.
  • Commitment to furthering and staying current in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies or related areas of specialization.
  • Experience teaching and/or designing courses in specialties such as (but are not limited to): transnational feminisms, intersections between race and gender, queer studies, trans studies, activism, disability studies.
  • Experience facilitating difficult dialogues with undergraduate students.
  • Curriculum development skills in areas related to WGS.

Other Information:

Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload:

1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position;
2.) a resume/curriculum vitae;
3.) contact information for three professional references and;
4.) a one-page teaching philosophy addressing your perspectives on diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

Search Timeline is as follows:
Review of applications to begin: April 30, 2019
Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: May 7, 2019
On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: May 15, 2019
Tentative start date: September 1, 2019

For questions about the search, please contact Laurie Cartier, Administrative Support for the Search, at umaine.wgs@maine.edu or (207) 581-1228. For more information about the program please visit our website at umaine.edu/wgs.

Appropriate background checks are required.

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Sarah E. Harebo, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

Length:

Academic Year (Sept-May)

Required Documents:

Cover Letter, References, Resume/CV, Teaching Statement