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Black Feminism Summer School

Decolonial Black Feminism

Cachoeira, Bahia (Brazil)
July 29 – August 2, 2019

Application Deadline:  20 February 2019

Photo by Mariana Miranda

Affiliated Faculty Members:
Kimberle Crenshaw, Ochy Curiel, Angela Davis,
Patricia Hill Collins, Gina Dent, Angela Figueiredo

The international school of Transnational Decolonial Black Feminism in the Americas is an initiative exploring Black Feminist Thought from a Trans-American perspective. We want to take the contributions of Black Feminists in the Americas as the scope for this school. As a project that recognizes global gendered/raced inequities, the tuition-based course provides us with the opportunity to create sponsoring fellowships for those with uneven access to resources.

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Recent Publication – Caribbean Quarterly: “Doing it for the Culture”

Caribbean Quarterly
Volume 64, Issue 2
June 2018

In this issue of Caribbean Quarterly authors relish the potential, aesthetics and meaning of culture with a capital ‘C’ (215). This issue has thus been dubbed “‘Doing it for the Culture’, a reference to the popular internet saying, and a re-instatement of CQ’s decades-long commitment. It’s a sort of Janus face, gesturing towards then and now.” (216)

Caribbean Quarterly (CQ) is one of the oldest periodicals in the English-speaking Caribbean. Regarded as the flagship publication of the University of the West Indies (UWI), it was launched by the then Department of Extra Mural Studies, UWI, in 1949, to be a platform from which research findings and general knowledge could be effectively disseminated within the campus and non-campus territories. Professor Rex Nettleford served as editor of CQ for forty years, until his death in February 2010. CQ is now produced under the umbrella of the Vice Chancellery.

CQ concerns itself with all aspects of Caribbean culture, in all its interdisciplinary ramifications. It is an outlet for the publication of results of research into, considered views on, and creative expressions of matters Caribbean. CQ publishes scholarly articles, personal and critical essays, public lectures, poetry, short fiction and book reviews – a lively diversity of types of writing reflecting the diversity of Caribbean culture.

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The Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellowships

Application Deadline: 4 February 2019

Since its inception in 1980, the collection of materials on Cuba and the Cuban diaspora that today comprise the Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC) of the University of Miami Libraries has grown to become the most important and expansive repository of materials on Cuba outside the island. Researchers and visitors have access to the wide range of materials that make up the collection, which include books; periodicals; archival materials such as personal papers, organizational records, photographs, manuscripts, and ephemera; and born-digital and digitized collections.

The Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program provides assistance for supporting doctoral research at the CHC. The goal of the Goizueta Graduate Fellowships is to engage emerging scholars with the materials available in the CHC and thus contribute to the larger body of scholarship in Cuban and Cuban diaspora studies. Applicants with an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Cuba and its diaspora, of any time period are encouraged to apply.

Additional information about the fellowships, eligibility requirements, and application process is available here. The deadline for applications, which should be submitted electronically on Interfolio, is Monday, February 4, 2019.

Questions about the fellowships program or application instructions should be directed to chc@miami.edu.

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Migration, Mobility, and Sustainability: Caribbean Studies and Digital Humanities Institute

Application Deadline: 1 February 2019

Partners in the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) are pleased to invite applications to an NEH Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities entitled “Migration, Mobility, and Sustainability: Caribbean Studies and Digital Humanities Institute.” This Institute is designed for anyone who teaches or supports Caribbean Studies courses or sections dealing with Caribbean Studies in courses. This Institute is also aimed at people who are interested in learning ways to utilize digital collections and implement digital tools and methods into their teaching and collaborative practices. We seek participants who are looking to create new resources for teaching Caribbean Studies in multiple fields and varying types of institutions, as well as enhance the community of practice for engaging with DH. We welcome applications from professors, instructors, graduate students, and library faculty and staff.

Participants will gain DH teaching experience and in-depth knowledge of how to utilize digital collections in teaching. The Institute will provide training in tools (Scalar, TimelineJS, StoryMapJS, Mapping), processes, and resources for developing lessons, modules, and/or courses. Twenty-six participants will acquire concrete digital skills and DH approaches for teaching and research utilizing Open Access digital collections. Through participation in an enhanced community of practice for DH, they will also learn to create Open Access course and teaching materials that blend DH and Caribbean Studies.

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Comprised of introductory readings, a week-long in-person session – held May 20-24, 2019 at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, and virtual sessions and online communication in the year following through August 2020, the Institute is structured to give participants the time and space to learn new approaches as well as integrate them into research and teaching. The overall goals of the Institute include gaining expertise in digital tools, with digital collections, and as part of a community of practice. Over the course of the program, participants will be supported in collaborating together and in developing teaching materials to be shared as Open Access.

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Coasts in Crisis: Art and Conversation in the Aftermath of Hurricanes

Application Deadline: 15 January 2019

The Environmental Resilience Institute at the University of Virginia seeks artists to participate in Coasts in Crisis: Art and Conversation in the Aftermath of Hurricanes. This event is open to artists from any region affected by hurricanes in 2017 and 2018. The event will take place in Charlottesville in 2019. Invited artists will present their work made in the aftermath of the storms, and will have a public dialogue about the role of the arts in hurricane resilience. Invited artists will receive a $1,000 honorarium, travel and lodging in Charlottesville for two nights and three days.

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Édouard Glissant: One World in Relation

6:30pm – 8:30pm
6 November 2018
Martin E. Segal Theatre
CUNY Grad Center

Manthia Diawara’s film Édouard Glissant: One World in Relation (2009, 48 min) follows Édouard Glissant, thinker of Relation and the All-World, on a transatlantic journey as he discusses his philosophies of creolization, relation, and history. Following the screening will be a discussion with the director and artist Asad Raza, co-curator of the exhibition Lydia Cabrera and Édouard Glissant: Trembling Thinking at the Americas Society (October 9, 2018 to January 12, 2019).

This event is free and open to the public, but to attend, please click here to RSVP.

This screening is in tandem with the exhibition Lydia Cabrera and Édouard Glissant: Trembling Thinking at the Americas Society (Oct. 9, 2018–Jan. 12, 2019), and the symposium “Édouard Glissant’s Tout-Monde: Transnational Perspectives” at the Graduate Center, CUNY (Fri, Nov 16, 2018, 12:45 PM – 7:00 PM).

Co-sponsored by the Americas Society, New York, and the Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY. 

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Recent Publication – Slavery & Abolition: Special Issue on “Africa’s Sons Under Arms”

Slavery & Abolition: Special issue on “Africa’s Sons Under Arms”
Volume 39, Issue 3
August 2018

This issue of the journal Slavery & Abolition focuses on the theme “Africa’s Sons Under Arms,” exploring “various historical themes around the creation and deployment of armed units of men of African descent by European empires and their successor states” (451). The special issue grows from a two-day conference on “Armed people of African descent: Africa and the Americas, 1750–1900” held in 2017 at the University of Warwick, funded by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council.” 

Slavery & Abolition is the only journal devoted in its entirety to a discussion of the demographic, socio-economic, historical and psychological aspects of human bondage from the ancient period to the present. It is also concerned with the dismantling of the slave systems and with the legacy of slavery.

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Caribbean Philosophical Association (CPA) 2019 Summer School

Williams College,
Williamstown, Massachusetts
June 16-23, 2019

Application Deadline:  15 December 2018

Founded in 2003 in Mona, Jamaica, the principal goal of the Caribbean Philosophical Association is to support the free exchange of ideas and foster an intellectual community that is truly representative of the diversity of voices and perspectives that is paradigmatic of, but not limited to, the Caribbean. The Caribbean is thus understood not solely as a geopolitical region, but also as a trope to investigate dimensions of the multiple undersides of modernity. Likewise, philosophy is conceived, not as an isolated academic discipline, but instead as rigorous theoretical reflection about fundamental problems faced by humanity. Understood in this way, Caribbean philosophy is a transdisciplinary form of interrogation aiming to elucidate fundamental questions that emerge with discovery, conquest, racial, gender, and sexual domination, genocide, dependency, and exploitation as well as freedom, emancipation, and decolonization.

The 2019 CPA summer school will be hosted by Neil Roberts of Williams College, with generous support from the W. Ford Schumann ’50 Program in Democratic Studies.

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Assistant Professor: Black Literary/Cultural Studies

Application Deadline: 26 October 2018

The Department of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University, the flagship campus of the largest and most diverse public university system in the U.S., seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in Black Literary/Cultural Studies. We seek applicants with research and teaching interests in American, African, Afro-Latinx, transatlantic, or black diasporic materials. We welcome but do not require candidates in research areas that complement existing areas of strength on our campus, including environmental humanities, popular cultures, media studies, digital humanities, performance studies, and/or gender and sexuality studies. Historical period open. The successful candidate will contribute to the curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Continue reading

Assistant Professor in Afro-Latina/o and Afro-Caribbean Studies

Review of applications will begin on 15 October 2018

The Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies (LCS) at Rutgers University (New Brunswick) seeks candidates for an assistant professor tenure-track position in Afro-Latina/o/Afro-Caribbean Studies to be appointed jointly with the department of Africana Studies beginning September 1, 2019. We welcome applications from scholars specifically investigating race, blackness, and Afro-Diasporic experience in US Latina/o communities, and/or US Latina/o cultural, artistic, and theoretical works. Combined attention to Afro-Caribbean Studies in a regional and transnational scope is particularly desirable. Candidates should have a track record of interest in advancing scholarly contributions in or across African American, Africana, and Latina/o Studies, with potential intersections with one or more fields in the humanities, the social sciences, or other inter-disciplines, such as Gender and Women’s Studies and Ethnic Studies.

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Assistant Professor of African & African Diaspora Studies

Application Deadline: 30 September 2018

The Interdisciplinary Studies Department (ISD) at Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a 9-month tenure track Assistant Professor position in the African & African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS), with an emphasis in the social sciences or applied Black Studies, to begin August 5, 2019. Candidates should have a proven track record in student engagement and program development. Candidates should be prepared to teach introductory and general education courses in AADS, in addition to developing courses in their area of specialization that might overlap with another program in ISD. A commitment to excellence in teaching, complemented by strong scholarship and service is expected of all faculty members in Kennesaw State University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Faculty members in the department teach in a variety of modalities: face-to-face, hybrid, and online.

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Assistant/Associate Professor in Spanish

Application Deadline: 9 November 2018

The Faculty of Liberal and Fine Arts is pleased to invite applications for the position of tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor, Spanish at the Oakes Field Campus of the University of The Bahamas located in New Providence (Nassau) and at UB-North located in Grand Bahama. This full-time appointment will begin 1 August 2019.

The Foreign Languages Department is seeking candidates with the ability to teach all levels of the Spanish language and culture courses. The ability to teach another language is also desirable (Portuguese, French or Haitian Creole). Candidates who have the ability to teach and develop courses in language for the professions (i.e. Medical Spanish, Legal and Law Enforcement Spanish, Business Spanish, Spanish for Tourism, etc.) and/or experience in translation and interpretation are encouraged to apply. Applicants must possess an earned PhD in Spanish, Hispanic/Latin American/Spanish Studies, or a related field from an accredited institution. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to teaching undergraduate students; evidence of excellence in teaching and in the use of creative/innovative pedagogies; knowledge of current trends in pedagogy; skills in course development and implementation; evidence of research and scholarship. Applicants must possess an earned PhD in Spanish, Hispanic/Latin American/Spanish Studies, Pedagogy (FLE) or Second Language Acquisition (Spanish), Translation and Interpretation studies, or a related field from an accredited institution.

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Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Application Deadline: 1 November 2018

The Department of Anthropology and the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invite applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of African Diaspora studies. This will be a joint appointment between the Department of Anthropology (51%) and the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies (49%). The position will commence July 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a closely related discipline by July 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter, and have a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen existing faculty strengths. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.

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Assistant Professor in Caribbean Studies

Review of applications will begin on 22 October 2018

The Department of African and African American Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rant of assistant professor in the area of Caribbean Studies with expertise in either the Francophone, Anglophone, or Spanish-speaking Caribbean. Applications in the field of Afro Latin American Studies will also be considered. This is an open field search. Applicants in the humanities or the humanistic area of the social sciences including the disciplines of literary criticism, gender studies, history, art history, anthropology, psychology, political science, sociology, or philosophy will be considered. The starting date for the position is July 1, 2019.

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Two Senior Faculty Positions in African American of African Diaspora Studies

Discipline and Field Open – Pennsylvania State University

Review of applications will begin on 15 October 2018

The Department of African American Studies at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for two outstanding Associate Professors or Professors in African American Studies. These hires are part of a cluster hire initiative at The Pennsylvania State University in African American Studies across several departments including English and Philosophy. For more information, please visit http://la.psu.edu/about/diversity-and-inclusion/faculty. We are looking for excellent applicants in all disciplines and fields, but especially welcome those working in areas of the diaspora outside of the U.S., in earlier time periods, comparatists, and social scientists.

The successful candidate will join a thriving African American Studies department with faculty from the humanities and social sciences, an undergraduate major and minor, a growing dual-title Ph.D. program, and significant grant activity. We have strengths in 20th and 21st century U.S. history, gender studies, Africana religions, racial formation, and cultural theory. We want to enhance our diasporic orientation, so we are especially interested in candidates who specialize in one of the following areas: cultures of the African diaspora; immigration, migration and the global black experience; and urban black life.

Applicants will have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline or field, and a strong research and teaching portfolio. The majority of the appointment (the tenure home) will be in African American Studies with the possibility of a joint appointment in a cooperating department or unit. The teaching load is 2 courses per semester. Applications must be submitted electronically at https://psu.jobs/job/82407. All applications should include a cv (with the names of at least three referees), letter of application, and statement of current research. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2018, but the position will remain open until filled. The start date for the position is August 2019.

Inquiries may be directed to Professor Nan Woodruff, Chair of the Search Committee, at new7@psu.edu. We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with university policies. The Pennsylvania State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

Above text adapted from webpage.