Eye of the Storm

6:30pm – 8:30pm
1 August 2018
The Loisaida Center
710 E. 9th Street
Lower East Side, NY 10009

Nearly a year after Hurricanes Irma and Maria rocked the Caribbean, what lessons can we learn? In the midst of the 2018 hurricane season, what can both affected communities and their allies do to prepare for future climate events and prevent the kind of destruction the hurricanes wrought on the region?

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Adjunct for Caribbean History at CSI-CUNY

The Department of History at the College of Staten Island/CUNY is looking for an adjunct to teach the course “History of the Caribbean” in Fall 2018. This undergraduate course is scheduled on Mondays/Wednesdays, 4:40pm-6:20pm.

Applicants interested in teaching the course should have a background in Caribbean history and ideally some teaching experience. Interested applicants should send their CVs via email to the History Department Chair Susan Smith Peter at: Susan.SmithPeter@csi.cuny.edu. Please also copy rafael.deladehesa@csi.cuny.edu.

Above text adapted from email.

Our Queer Caribbean Forum

26th October 2018
Centre for Intergrated Caribbean Reseach
University of London
London, UK

CFP Deadline:  10 August 2018

How have Caribbean queer perspectives and Caribbean LGBTQI activism changed since Our Caribbean? What new insights and social/political realities have emerged since the publication of this groundbreaking 2008 collection of lesbian and gay writing from the Antilles? The Race in the Americas (RITA) group, in collaboration with UCL, is proud to announce an event marking the tenth anniversary of Our Caribbean.

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Caribbean Energy Policy, Societies, and Law Conference

4th October 2018
The University Inn and Conference Centre
University of the West Indies
St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

CFP Deadline: 15 August 2018

Working from the notion that “lessons learned” can contribute to the creation of policies that promote sustainable futures, this conference on Caribbean energy policy, societies, and law welcomes the submission of research and conceptual papers that speak to the successes, difficulties, and failures associated with oil and gas production in the region.

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U.S. Afro-Latinidades Tenure-Track Position

Application Deadline: 15 October 2018

The Latina and Latino Studies Program at Williams College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in U.S. Afro-Latina/o/x Studies, to begin July 1, 2019. The program seeks a scholar of Afro-Latinidades in the United States whose research and teaching embraces and advances interdisciplinary approaches rooted in the humanities and/or social sciences and centers on the study of Afro-diasporic peoples, cultures, and histories in Latinx/a/o communities in the U.S.A. with particular attention to race, racism, and diaspora. Other areas of intersecting interest include U.S. Central American studies; social and structural inequalities; social movements and activism; literary studies; visual studies; and feminisms, gender, LGBTQ+, and sexuality studies.

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Killens Review of Arts & Letters

Fall/Winter 2018 Issue
Theme: “Gathering at the Waters: Connecting Family and Community through Literature and Art”

CFP Deadline:  31 July 2018

Cover and Table of Contents of Fall/Winter 2017 Killens Review

The theme of “Gathering at the Waters” connotes bringing together family and communities to
look at the ways in which we affect and are part of each other’s lives. For the upcoming issue of
the Killens Review of Arts & Letters, Fall/Winter 2018, we want to continue that
exploration of “connecting family through literature and art” in the works of writers of the
African diaspora. We seek submissions of creative nonfiction, fiction, essays, interviews, book
reviews, poetry, memoir, photography, and visual artwork on the subjects of family, community,
and unity in narratives that tell of healing, nurturing, cleansing, and reflection in the times we
live in.

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Professor of Caribbean History, Assistant or Associate Rank

Review of applications will begin on 1 October 2018


The Department of History at the Johns Hopkins University searches this year for a tenure-track assistant- or early associate-rank professor in Caribbean History, with an anticipated start date on July 1, 2019. We will consider applicants whose research covers events occurring between 1500 and 2000 on the islands of the Caribbean Sea, in the territories of the circum-Caribbean, or in relation to the global Caribbean diaspora. Work of particular interest to the committee will offer innovative approaches to the history of enslaved and colonized people; decolonization; gender, sexuality and identity formation; migration and displacement; environment and geography; diaspora; and/or the history of capitalism.

El Departamento de Historia de Johns Hopkins University convoca a interesados/as a postularse para una plaza de profesor (Assistant Professor tenure-track o Associate Professor). La fecha de comienzo en el cargo es de 1º de julio de 2019. Consideraremos postulaciones de personas cuyas investigaciones se centren en eventos entre los años 1500 y 2000 en las islas del mar Caribe, en los territorios del circun-Caribe, o relacionadas a la diáspora del Caribe. El comité está especialmente interesado en trabajos que ofrezcan aproximaciones innovadoras sobre temas tales como: esclavitud y colonización; historia de pueblos colonizados o esclavizados; descolonización; historias de géneros, sexualidades y formación de identidades; migraciones y desplazamientos; ambiente y geografía; diásporas; e historia del capitalismo.

Le Département d’histoire de Johns Hopkins University recrute un.e professeur.e assistant.e (tenure track) ou un.e professeure associée (associate-rank professor) récemment nommée, spécialiste de l’histoire de la Caraïbe. Il ou elle devra prendre ses fonctions le 1er juillet 2019. Nous serons attentifs aux candidates dont la recherche porte sur les événements survenus dans les îles de la mer Caraïbe, dans les territoires adjacents ou encore liés à la diaspora caribéenne (1500-2000). Les travaux qui intéressent plus particulièrement le comité de recrutement sont ceux qui proposent des approches nouvelles de l’histoire des peuples mis en esclavage et colonisés, de la décolonisation, de la sexualité et de la construction des identités, des migrations et des déplacements, de l’environnement et de la géographie, de la diaspora et/ou de l’histoire du capitalisme.

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Postdoctoral Scholar in Puerto Rican Migration

Applications will be considered until the position is filled

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Florida is seeking applications for a postdoctoral scholar to study Puerto Rican migration. Preference will be given to those who have experience studying Puerto Rican or Latino populations in the state of Florida and experience with qualitative methods as well as survey research.

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Journal of West Indian Literature Special Issue on Marlon James

CFP Deadline: 31 July 2018

The Journal of West Indian Literature announces the November 2018 Special Issue dedicated to the work of Marlon James. From his first novel, John Crow’s Devil, that engages queer sexual identity, religious dogmatism and violence, through his outstanding second novel, The Book of Night Women, that focuses on slavery, racial hegemony and female agency, to The Brief History of Seven Killings, which looks at the political upheaval of the 1970s, transnational crime and popular culture, James has created dramatic renditions of Jamaican history. While all of his novels have been well-received, his literary profile has exploded since he won the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Brief History.

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Special issue: Intersections of Postcolonial studies and Indigenous studies

CFP: Special issue of Ariel: a Review of International English Literatureslated for publication in 2020
Due dates: 250-word abstracts due August 1, 2018; final articles due January 15, 2019.

Call for Papers

This special 50th anniversary issue of Ariel: a Review of International English Literature,  will unpack the tensions and interrelationships between postcolonial studies and Indigenous studies. When Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths, and Helen Tiffin published The Empire Writes Back (1989), the ensuing recognition of Canada and the United States as products of imperialism and colonization necessarily provoked questions about the people who preceded settlers. Indigenous literary studies became recognized as a necessary missing piece of those conversations. However, the vocabulary and approaches of postcolonial theory often failed to address–or even obstructed–questions that Indigenous literary scholars, particularly those with community obligations, needed to consider. Ariel’s 50th Anniversary Issue is an opportunity to reconsider the trajectory of discussions among Indigenous and postcolonial studies scholars and practitioners. At this historical juncture of increased visibility of issues concerning Indigenous rights, migration, displacement, and global imperialism among other pressing urgencies, now is the moment to return to these debates and recast the dialogue.

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Walter Rodney’s Russian Revolution

7:00pm – 9:00pm
24 May 2018
Verso Books
20 Jay St, Suite 1010
Brooklyn, New York 11201

In his short life, Guyanese intellectual Walter Rodney emerged as one of the foremost thinkers and activists of the anti colonial revolution, leading movements in North America, Africa, and the Caribbean, Wherever he was, Rodney was a lighting rod for working-class Black Power organizing. His deportation sparked Jamaica’s Rodney Riots in 1968, and his scholarship trained a generation how to approach politics on an international scale. In 1980, shortly after founding the Working People’s Alliance in Guyana, the thirty-eight-year-old Rodney was assassinated.

“Walter Rodney’s The Russian Revolution” collects surviving texts from a series of lectures he delivered at the University of Dar Es Salaam, an intellectual hub of the independent Third World. It had been his intention to work these into a book, a goal completed posthumously with the editorial aid of Robin D. G. Kelley and Jesse Benjamin. Moving across the historiography of the long Russian Revolution with clarity and insight, Rodney transcends the ideological fault lines of the Cold War. Surveying a board range of subjects – the Narodniks, social democracy, the October Revolution, civil war, and the challenges of Stalinism–Rodney articulates a distinct viewpoint from the Third World, one that grounds revolutionary theory and history with the people in motion.

Above text adapted from webpage.

A Mouth is Always Muzzled | Book Signing & Talk with Natalie Hopkinson

6:00pm – 8:00pm
22 May 2018
Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute
120 East 125th Street
New York, NY 10035
RSVP here. Admission is FREE. Suggested donation is $5.

In the spirit of John Berger and Bell Hooks, former Washington Post journalist and current Howard University professor Natalie Hopkinson meditates on art as protest and the role of beauty in politically perilous times in A MOUTH IS ALWAYS MUZZLED: Six Dissidents, Five Continents, and the Art of Resistance. Ms. Hopkinson will be in conversation with curator, scholar, and professor Grace Ali about her newly released book. Books will be available for purchase.

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The Caribbean Digital V

6th to 7th December 2018
University of the West Indies
St. Augustine, 
Trinidad and Tobago

CFP Deadline: 15 June 2018

Conference website: caribbeandigitalnyc.net

Beginning in 2014, The Caribbean Digital has sought to create a generative, multidisciplinary space within which to engage critically with the digital as practice and as historicized societal phenomenon, reflecting on the challenges and opportunities presented by the media technologies that evermore intensely reconfigure the social and geo-political contours of the Caribbean and its diasporas. We are thrilled, in the fifth iteration of this gathering, to site these conversations in the physical space of the region via our collaboration with Dr. Kevin Adonis Browne and the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine.

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