Category Archives: Announcements

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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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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Postdoctoral Scholar in Black Studies

Application Deadline: 15 June 2018

The Center for Black Studies Research at the University of California Santa Barbara seeks applications for a postdoctoral fellowship on research related to Black Studies, African diaspora, Haitian studies, social movements, engaged scholarship, or urban studies. 25% of the fellowship is devoted to developing the Center’s programs and mentoring undergraduate research. The fellowship will provide salary based on the candidate’s qualifications. Research and travel allowance, and health insurance will be provided. 12-month position to begin August 2018, with possibility of 2nd year, upon evaluation. The Center is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research and service.

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Afro-Latinx Futures Series

The Afro-Latinx Futures series is committed to publishing scholarly monographs and edited collections that center Blackness and Afrolatinidad from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives in the humanities and social sciences. Taking a hemispheric approach, we seek work that foregrounds the lives and contributions of Afro-Latinx peoples across Latin America, the Caribbean, and the diasporic U.S. and Canada. We welcome projects that introduce new historical figures and archival findings, focus on understudied regions and communities, establish innovative interdisciplinary frameworks, and challenge conventional canonical formations.


Belkis Ayón, “Sin título (Sikán con chivo)” 1993, collograph; Cuba.

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Caribbean Music Pedagogy Workshops Summer 2018

This is an intensive week-long professional development workshop designed to help eradicate systemic racism in the field of music by getting teachers and artists to think consciously about their approaches to teaching and performing music. The workshop is taught from a Caribbean perspective and offer strategies for teaching musical traditions that have been marginalized within a system that privileges Western art music and Eurocentric pedagogical methods. This introductory workshop will expose educators to Caribbean history and culture broadly speaking, as well as important musical concepts in the study of Caribbean music. Over the five days of instruction, participants will explore (and rethink) musical concepts common throughout the region, gain an understanding and appreciation for the interconnectedness of the Caribbean region as a whole, and explore music in select countries. Resources for teaching (i.e. music, readings, and classroom exercises) will be made available, as well as suggestions for curriculum development and how to meet national standards.

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The Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellowships

Application Deadline: 12 March 2018

The Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program provides assistance to doctoral students who wish to use the research resources available in the University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC) in support of dissertation research. The goal of the Goizueta Foundation 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, American, Latinx, hemispheric, and international studies.

Launched in 2010 with a grant from The Goizueta Foundation, the program has grown to support the research of 75 emerging scholars from 38 universities. In 2015 the Foundation made a $1 million gift to endow the program as part of the University’s Momentum2 campaign, allowing the CHC to continue awarding research funding to doctoral candidates from across the United States.

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Dietrich School Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship: Race and Inequality in America

Application Deadline: 16 February 2018

The University of Pittsburgh’s Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of History centered on race and inequality in America, beginning August 2018. The successful applicant will contribute to our long tradition of engaging scholars on the intersections of race and ethnicity in comparative perspective.

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Andrew W Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Africana Studies

Review of applications will begin on 1 February 2018

The Africana Studies Program at Bowdoin College invites applications for a one-year Mellon postdoctoral fellowship in African Studies (Sub-Saharan West Africa) or African Diaspora Studies (West Africa and some area, or areas, of the Atlantic World, excluding the US) to begin July 1, 2018. The field is open to applicants from any academic discipline. Fellows are expected to teach three courses, that include a combination of introductory and intermediate lectures and seminars, and to participate in the life of the program.

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The Caribbean Digital IV

6:00pm – 6:00pm
30 November – 1 December 2017
University of Virginia

In our evening keynote conversation and over the course of our day of multiform panel presentations, participants engage critically with the digital as praxis, reflecting on the challenges and opportunities presented by the media technologies that evermore intensely reconfigure the social, historical, and geo-political contours of the Caribbean and its diasporas. Presenters consider the affordances and limitations of the digital with respect to a wide range of disciplines and methodologies. Discussions pick up themes addressed in our 2014 inaugural event and, subsequently, during our 2015 and 2016 events – many of which currently feature in our first and second issues of sx archipelagos, the peer-reviewed Small Axe Project publishing platform dedicated to Caribbean digital scholarship and scholarship of the Caribbean digital.

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Readings with Rosamond King

ROSAMOND S. KING is a creative and critical writer, performer, and artist. She is the author of the critical book Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination. She is an associate professor of English at CUNY Brooklyn College and a scholar of African and Caribbean
sexuality, literature, and performance.


Rosamond King, photo by Arnold Adler 

King will be reading from her latest book, Rock | Salt | Stone. All readings are free and open to the public. Copies of Rock | Salt | Stone will be available for purchase at all of the readings, or at Small Press Distribution, Amazon, or your favorite neighborhood bookstore!

7pm – 9pm
14 November 2017
Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton St., Brooklyn NY

Reading with Anne Lai, Celina Su, and Samantha Zighelboim.
Sponsored by the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses.

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Caribbean Cosmopolis: Timeports of Modernity

9:00am – 6:00pm
12 – 13 October 2017
Room 1008 Humanities
Stony Brook University

This conference will examine the changing modes and meanings of time, temporality (or time’s passing) and futurity in Caribbean cultural production from the 15th century to the present. It will bring together a cross-disciplinary and inter-hemispheric group of scholars to explore the Caribbean as a crucial space of time-making, calibration and reinvention. The conference will also provide a platform to convene around the current emergency in the region, where the response to natural disasters entails a recourse to both colonial imaginaries and narratives and 21st century technocratic discourses of expertise and efficiency.

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