Category Archives: Announcements

css.php

Assistant Professor, Latina/Latino Studies (Tenure-Track)

Application Deadline: October 21, 2019

San Francisco State University’s, Department of Latina/Latino Studies offers an exciting opportunity for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position focused on Afro-Latinidad from a social science or humanities perspective beginning August 2020.

We seek a colleague whose teaching and research interests include a transnational understanding of the intersections of Afro-Latinidad in the United States, the Spanish Caribbean, and Latin America.

About the Department:

The Department of Latina/Latino Studies is a unique liberal arts BA degree program with an emphasis on equity, social justice, and community empowerment focused on developing critical thinking, analytical writing skills, and an area of expertise centered on Latinas/os/x in the U.S. The Latina/Latino Studies Department favors a pan-Latino approach to the study of Chicana/o/x, Mexican, Central American, South American, and Caribbean-American communities in the U.S. We emphasize gender, transnational identities, global economies, social movements, and critical, socially responsible scholarship that links our classrooms to local communities and their empowerment through both our curriculum and our community service learning program.

About the University:

The mission of San Francisco State University is to create and maintain an environment for learning that promotes respect for and appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area; to promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region and state, as well as the nation and world. To fulfill its mission, the University is committed to the following goals:

•Attracting, retaining and graduating a highly diverse student body
•Providing disciplinary and interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional education that is academically rigorous and intellectually challenging
•Providing curricula that reflect all dimensions of human diversity, and that encourage critical thinking and a commitment to social justice
•Recruiting, retaining and supporting a diverse faculty whose teaching demonstrates an active engagement with their individual fields of study and whose creative and scholarly work is an extension of the classroom, laboratory or studio
•Employing a staff and administration reflecting the diversity of our student community and the values of the campus;
•Fostering a collegial and cooperative intellectual environment that includes recognition and appreciation of differing viewpoints and promotes academic freedom within the University community; and
•Serving the communities with which its students and faculty are engaged.

Responsibilities:

The position requires undergraduate teaching of courses on the Afro-Latino diaspora, mentoring and advising of graduate and undergraduate students, developing an active ongoing scholarship program in one’s area of specialty, and ongoing committee and service assignments.

Teaching assignments will include the following courses:
LTNS 215: Introduction to Latina/Latino Studies
LTNS 380: Afro-Latina/o Diasporas
LTNS 440: Caribbean Cultures and Spirituality
LTNS 467: Caribbeans in the U.S.: History and Heritage.

Teaching assignments may also include the following and other existing courses:
LTNS 470: Latina/o Immigration to the U.S.
LTNS 278: History of Latinos in the U.S.
The Department supports the creation of additional courses that focus on the broader Afro-Latino diaspora.

The candidate’s research agenda should address how ideas of Blackness and Latinidad have intersected historically and would connect this to contemporary experiences between and among African Americans, Afro-Latinos, and African, Caribbean and Latin American immigrants in the U.S.

Qualifications:

Required
•PhD in Ethnic Studies, Latina/Latino Studies, Sociology, American Studies, History, or similar social science or humanities field.
•Record of working and communicating effectively with colleagues and students.

Preferred
•One to two years of undergraduate teaching experience with a large, diverse student body or in a multicultural setting.
•Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum design, instruction of individuals and groups, and the assessment of learning.
•Awareness and engagement with critical concerns in the discipline and publication record that demonstrates a sustained research focus on Afro-Latinas/os/x.
•A demonstrated record of community involvement related to Afro-Latinas/os/x.

Rank and salary:

Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Application Instructions:

Submit the following materials via email to ltnshire@sfsu.edu by November 1, 2019 and please list search # 28.19 in your subject heading (1) letter of intent/interest, (2) current CV, (3) sample of scholarly papers, (4) teaching philosophy regarding pedagogical approaches that address Afro-Latinidad, (5) description of research interests, (6) statement on how your teaching and scholarship align with the Latina/Latino Studies Department’s commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse academic community, (7) letters of recommendation from three references. Teaching evaluations will be requested at a later date.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

Above text adapted from webpage.

2019 CONCH SHELL NEW WORKS READING SERIES PROGRAM

New Plays by Caribbean-American Playwrights

The Bruce Mitchell Room

520 8th Avenue, 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10018

Click here to reserve your free tickets.

image1

2019 CONCH SHELL NEW WORKS READING SERIES PROGRAM

We are proud to announce Conch Shell New Works Reading Series 2019 selected works.

BETWEEN GRACE & GAYELLE

by Anton Nimblett

October 5th, 2019 @ 8pm

A young man, caught in the magic time between night and day, wrestles with life and dances with death. 

MISFIT, AMERICA – AN AMERICAN WESTERN WITH COLOR 

by Nelson Diaz-Marcano

October 6th, 2019 @8pm

An interracial couple leads a diverse community as they are forced to protect a Native American teen from a brotherhood of supremacists.

DESTINATION OOOH AAAH YUMMY

by Magaly Colimon-Christopher

October 12th, 2019 @ 4pm

A time bending journey into a young woman’s mind as she struggles to figure out her life’s purpose.

LUCKY

by Phanesia Pharel

October 12th, 2019 @ 7pm

A woman unravels sexual trauma and finds the power of healing through writing.

Text and image adapted from website.

Adjunct Instructor for Caribbean Studies Course

The Department of Africana Studies, of CUNY Brooklyn College, is seeking an adjunct instructor to teach the following course in Fall 2019:

AFST 3349 The Caribbeanization of North America (3 hours, 3 credits)
The formation of Caribbean societies and their impact on the United States. Migration to the United States, its selection process and settlement patterns. The transformation of immigrants in the United States and their transformation of American society.

Africana Studies is interested in candidates whose research area is in the Social Sciences and has experience teaching college level courses in Africana Studies and/or related fields. There is some flexibility in scheduling the time of the course.

Please send the following documents as a pdf file: a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a list of three references to africanastudies@brooklyn.cuny.edu. For more information, please contact the Department Chairperson, Prudence Cumberbatch.

Above text adapted from email.

Recent Publication – sx salon 30: Brother, by David Chariandy

sx salon
Issue 30
February 2019

Issue 30 of sx salon is dedicated to David Chariandy’s second novel, Brother (2017). Brother has received many awards and accolades, such as the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Toronto Book Award. To discuss the various dimensions of Chariandy’s novel, sx salon has gathered several voices from Canada and the Caribbean to explore the intricacies of homosocial and diasporic spaces, linearity, and the lines between nostalgia, sentiment, and survival. (Introduction)

sx salon: a small axe literary platform is a digital forum for innovative critical and creative explorations of Caribbean literature, broadly defined. Caribbean creative writing has always wrestled with the idea of an aesthetic form that engages regional and diasporic understandings of our changing realities. As a forum, sx salon aims to stimulate these sensibilities and preoccupations across different literary genres. Initiated in 2010, sx salon appears three times per year (February, June, and October). The journal publishes literary discussions, interviews with writers, reviews of new publications (creative and scholarly), and poetry and prose by Caribbean writers.

Table of Contents Continue reading

2020-2021 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

Application Deadline: 16 September 2019

The 2020-2021 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is accepting applications from U.S.-citizen academics and professionals through the deadline of September 16th, 2019. Fulbright Scholars are selected for their academic merit and leadership potential to teach, research, and exchange ideas. There are over 450 awards available in more than 130 countries; complete details are located in the Catalog of Awards.

Eligibility criteria, application guidelines, review criteria, as well as other resources are available on the Fulbright website. Fulbright also offers webinars throughout the application season, which provide additional details about the program and allow for audience Q&A participation.

Fulbright offers awards for Teaching, Research, or Teaching and Research in the Caribbean region in the following countries: 

Above text adapted from email.

Recent Publication – Journal of West Indian Literature: Special Issue on Marlon James

Journal of West Indian Literature
Volume 26, Issue 2
November 2018

The Journal of West Indian Literature presents a special issue dedicated to the novels 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.” (CFP)

The Journal of West Indian Literature (JWIL) is a UWI-led Caribbeanist project invested in highlighting and critically examining the prolific literary production of the Anglophone Caribbean. The journal publishes articles in English that are the result of scholarly research in literary textuality (fiction, poetry, drama, film, theory and criticism) of the English speaking (cricket playing) Caribbean and in translation from other parts of the archipelago.  JWIL also publishes book reviews, and, in time, hopes to include reviews of theatre and film productions.


Continue reading

Research Associate for the IRADAC

Review of applications will begin on 1 April 2019.

The Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean (IRADAC) was founded to address the African presence in the Americas through scholarly research and public programs for the betterment of the public as well as the academic community. The Institute’s mission is to foster understanding and critical interpretation of the history, development, conditions, status and cultures of the diverse peoples of the African Diaspora.

As part of the Provost’s Diversity Initiative, the CUNY Graduate Center seeks a Research Associate/Post-Doctoral Fellow to support the development of early career scholars from diverse backgrounds (with particular attention to historically underrepresented groups in the academy) who show promise as innovative scholars in the field of Africana Studies. The incumbent will participate in activities related to IRADAC and to the Ph.D. program of his/her own discipline. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will engage in his/her own original research and scholarship and will publish the results of his/her research. S/he will present the research to scholars and the public through conferences, seminars, workshops and/or symposia thus furthering the mission of IRADAC as it pertains to the African Diaspora. Teaching opportunities are possible with an adjunct appointment. This position reports to the Director of IRADAC.

The appointment will be for the academic year 2019-2020, effective August 26, 2019. Continue reading

Practicing Translation, Translating Politics

4-5 April 2019
Skylight Room
CUNY Grad Center

This symposium will mark the end of an academic year in which the Committee on Globalization and Social Change has engaged the issue of “Translation.” Taking a broad view of the topic, we have treated translation as a practice and process of carrying across, of thinking and acting across various types of boundaries, whether real, reified, or imagined. We are especially interested in the profound challenges, generative possibilities, and unanticipated outcomes that follow attempts to pursue, discover, or fashion connections across singular, incommensurable, and untranslatable domains. At a time when so many planetary predicaments require translocal responses and alternatives, the politics of translation – the peril and promise of carrying across – emerges as an especially timey issue. We hope that this gathering of scholars working in different fields and world areas from various theoretical perspectives will help us to think together about the entwined political, ethical, and aesthetic aspects of translation today.

Of special note for Caribbeanists is Session III of the Practicing Translation, Translating Politics symposium, at 3pm on Friday, featuring presentations by Kaiama L. Glover and Brent Hayes Edwards. Their presentations are entitled, “Blackness’ in French: On Translation, Haiti, and the Matter of Race” and “Diasporic Literature and the Task of the Black Translator,” respectively.

Continue reading

MLA 2020: The 1970s and The Caribbean Panel

9-12th January 2020
Seattle, Washington

CFP Deadline: 15 March 2019

The presidential theme for the 2020 MLA Annual Convention is Being Human. MLA members are invited to reflect on the role of literature and language in defining the nature of the human in the face of what appears to be its diminishment and to provoke debates on the role of the humanities in a changing world. What has been the role of the creative imagination in marking out the social spaces of what we call humanity? How has literature been called upon to bear witness to both the possibility and limits of the human in the modern world? How has the human condition been thought and written about in diverse historical periods and geographic spaces? Can literature and its criticism continue to inspire the desire for human freedom in an age of intolerance? What is the role of a diverse community of writers and readers in the thinking of the world and our relation to it?

Rafe Dalleo and Sheri Harrison are seeking  presentations on the significance of the 1970s to cultural engagements with the Caribbean’s postcolonial history. Email your 300-word abstract and 1-page CV to Rafe Dalleo (prdalleo@gmail.com) and Sheri Harrison (harrisonsl@missouri.edu ) by March 15, 2019.

Above texts adapted from webpages.

Visiting Assistant Professor in Afro-Latinx Studies

Application Deadline: 15 March 2019

The Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) in the field of Afro-Latinx studies. The appointment will begin on September 1, 2019, pending administrative and budgetary approval. This is a one-year appointment, with a possibility of renewal for up to three years. The candidate is expected to teach a 2/2 load.

We seek interdisciplinary applicants whose research complements and intersects with our existing Latino/a/x/ faculty and the diverse programs that are housed in the department. For more information about the NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, visit our website.

Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline by May 2019.

Application Instructions:
Submit the following documents via interfolio by March 15th.

  • a cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • a 20-page writing sample
  • a sample syllabus.

Above text adapted from webpage.

Senior Lecturer/Lecturer (Creative Writing) in the Department of Literatures in English

Application Deadline: 11 March 2019

The University of the West Indies (UWI) is a dynamic, international institution serving the countries of the Commonwealth Caribbean. Its faculties offer a wide range of undergraduate, masters and doctoral programmes in Humanities and Education, Science and Technology, Engineering, Law, Medical Sciences and the Social Sciences. At 70 years old, the institution represents the oldest of its kind within the region and has been responsible for producing outstanding leaders who have made remarkable contributions to regional development.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals for the post of:
SENIOR LECTURER/LECTURER IN LITERATURES IN ENGLISH Department of Literatures in English.

The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Teach, research and participate in the strategic planning and management of teaching and learning, including curricula development within the Department and wider faculty
  • Contribute to the life of the University and advance teaching, research and community outreach

Essential Qualifications And Experience: Continue reading

Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies

Review of applications will begin on 15 March 2019.

The Africana Studies department at Davidson College invites applications for a one year Visiting Assistant Professor to teach in the Africana Studies department beginning July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to interdisciplinary undergraduate education, mentoring majors, and program development. The candidate’s field is open, but candidates with a record of offering transnational courses in performance studies, environmental studies, gender and sexuality studies, history, and public health are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have three or more years of full-time teaching experience at the college or university level and be able to teach required courses for the major, such as AFR: 101 Introduction to Africana Studies and AFR 300: Major Thinkers in Africana Studies. Travel and summer research funding are available. Continue reading

Postdoctoral and Faculty Fellowships in Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition

Application Deadline: 1 March 2019

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, part of the MacMillan Center at Yale University, is accepting applications for two types of postdoctoral and faculty fellowships that advance the study of slavery, its role in the creation of the modern world, and its legacies. They are: the Postdoctoral and Faculty Fellowships (one-month and four-month) and the annual Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery Fellowship (academic year).

The Gilder Lehrman Center will award two four-month fellowships, one in the fall semester (from September through December 2019), and one in the spring semester (from either January through April 2020 or February through May 2020). The Gilder Lehrman Center will award several one-month fellowships between September 2019 and May 2020. The GLC will award one full-year Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery Fellowship in 2019-2020. These are in-residence positions. During their time in New Haven, fellows have access to Yale University libraries and resources, office space at the Gilder Lehrman Center, give a public lecture, record a podcast interview, and participate in the intellectual life at the Center.

For the 2019-2020 fellowships, highest priority is given to applications that are fully complete by  March 1, 2019. For further information regarding specific fellowships and the application process see the Gilder Lehrman Center website.

Above text adapted from email.