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November 19, 2013
It is my pleasure to write you and with information about two new tenure-track faculty jobs hiring for August 2014 at the University of Alabama. Both positions are joint appointments in Gender and Race Studies and American Studies. We seek candidates interested in contributing to our M.A. s in Women’s Studies and American Studies, as well as undergraduate work in African-American Studies, American Studies and Women’s Studies. Both departments have other joint appointments and are committed to protecting tenure-track faculty research time by insuring that service does not exceed that of a faculty member in a single department.
The first line we seek is in Gender and Sexuality. The second line is in African-American Studies, emphasis pre-1865. I have enclosed detailed descriptions for both jobs. We are actively seeking a diverse pool of candidates including all genders, races, ability statuses and identities. Please post these openings and pass them on to colleagues and graduate students who would fit these positions.
I will be at the American Studies Association in Washington, D.C. this week, and would be pleased to meet with anyone interested in these positions. Please feel free to contact me by email or cell phone to meet.
Department of American Studies
AMERICAN RESEARCH CENTER IN SOFIA
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
The American Research Center in Sofia (www.arcsofia.org) is pleased to announce our 2nd competition for a six-month Postdoctoral Fellowship for scholars currently teaching at an American institution of higher education or independent scholars in the USA, who have received their PhD within the last ten years (2004-2013) and are US citizens or non-citizens with at least three years of residence in the US.
In accordance with the mission of ARCS, the fellowship is open to candidates whose research focuses on any aspect of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Bulgaria and the six other countries we serve from antiquity to the present day. In addition to conducting her/his research based at ARCS, the Postdoctoral Fellow will contribute to the academic program of ARCS by presenting a small number of lectures and seminars and organizing one regional workshop/conference.
The Fellowship will be held for six months within the period September 1, 2014 – August 31, 2015 with a total stipend of $12,000 ($2000 per month); ARCS will reimburse up to $2000 for travel between the US and Bulgaria and research-related travel in the Balkans during the term of the fellowship.
Please submit an application and ask two people familiar with your academic work to send letters of reference to Dr. Dilyana Ivanova at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about the fellowship may be directed to Dr. Eric De Sena at email@example.com
Application Deadline: January 15, 2014. Decisions will be announced by late February/early March 2014.
Dilyana Ivanova, Ph.D.
· New Terrain - 8th Annual Landscape, Space, and Place Graduate Student Conference at Indiana University Bloomington
· The conference will take place in the Indiana Memorial Union State Room East on February 27-28 and March 1, 2014 in Bloomington, Indiana.
Keynote speakers: Stephanie
DeBoer (Communication and Culture, Indiana University) on February 27, Janet
Walker (Film and Media Studies, University of California-Santa Barbara) on
February 28, and Kenneth Foote (Geography, University of Connecticut) on March
Presentations will be on
February 28 and March 1.
Department of Geography and Landscape Studies Program are hosting their 8th
annual Landscape, Space, and Place (LSP) Graduate Student Conference. To
reflect the increased focus on spatiality as a vital lens on a multitude of
subjects, graduate students from all disciplines are invited to participate by
presenting work that foregrounds issues of landscape, space, and place. In
addition to paper sessions, there will also be a landscape architecture poster
and model session. Via these various formats, we strive to create a dynamic,
interactive atmosphere in which to foster discussion and academic growth.
Landscape studies is
multidisciplinary and landscape’s far-reaching academic connections and diverse
array of approaches give the field its strength. The goal of the LSP conference
is to bring together graduate students across disciplinary backgrounds to
exchange ideas and consider novel perspectives. We also hope to encourage a
more integrative framework upon which to build the future of the field.
Potential vectors through
which to consider dimensions of landscape, space, and place include but are not
limited to: Architecture and environment, war and violence, memory and history,
gender and sexuality, race and nationality, economics and class, politics and
social movements, coloniality and postcoloniality, film and media, gaming and
technology, literature and popular culture, photography and visual culture,
performance and the arts, sciences and public health
Potential questions to address
include but are not limited to: How do landscapes shape dynamics of power and
how do these power structures in turn shape landscapes? What are the
relationships between spaces and cultural and artistic practices? How can places
influence conceptualizations of citizenship and political involvement? What are
some of the contemporary or historical ways of experiencing space? What are
some of the ways of reproducing and circulating notions of place?
Panelists will be limited to
15-minute presentations and 5 minutes for questions. Poster session presenters
will also be asked to give a brief introduction to their projects to begin the
exhibit. Abstracts of approximately 250 words are due January 10, 2014 and
should be sent to NewTerrainIU@gmail.com.
Any questions may be directed to Daniel Grinberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or Katie Lind at email@example.com.