Category Archives: Announcements

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.

 

Researcher in Caribbean Studies

Application Deadline: 10 March 2019

The Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde (KITLV) / The Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies is a research institute for the interdisciplinary study of Southeast Asia and the Caribbean, with a focus on Indonesia and the ‘Dutch’ Caribbean. We are looking for a talented, hardworking and experienced researcher in Caribbean Studies. You will conduct creative research with regular dissemination of your results through appropriate scholarly outlets and are able to apply for external project funding from national and international funding bodies. We expect you to make a relevant contribution to the public debate on Caribbean parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the relations within the Kingdom, and to represent the field to external audiences and in the media.

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Assistant Professor in Puerto Rican and Latino Studies

Application Deadline: 15 February 2019

Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY) invites applications for a full-time tenure- track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies (PRLS) with a starting date in August 2019.

Brooklyn College is a microcosm of the ethnically rich borough of Brooklyn it serves as well as a mirror of the wide diversity in New York City itself. A vibrant, intellectually engaged community, our student body comprises individuals from 150 countries, speaking 105 different languages, many of whom are the first in their family to attend college. The College transforms lives by providing access to outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, and a vibrant general education curriculum in the liberal arts and sciences. The Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies (PRLS) in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Brooklyn College (CUNY) is an academic unit committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship focusing on Latin@/xs, Puerto Ricans, the Caribbean, and Latin America. The Department promotes transformative education encompassing active citizenship and leadership, providing students with the interdisciplinary knowledge and critical skills to live in a rapidly changing and globally interdependent 21st century. Continue reading

Assistant Professor in African American Studies

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

City Tech invites applications for a tenure-track position in African American Studies at the Assistant Professor rank, to begin during the 2019-2020 academic year. The African American Studies Department is designed to bring into disciplinary focus, through inter-departmental and multicultural course offerings in Liberal Arts and Sciences, the history and culture of Africans and their descendants, throughout the diaspora from antiquity to the present.

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Recent Publication – Small Axe Volume 22, Issue 3

Small Axe
Volume 22, Issue 3
November 2018

This issue of Small Axe features a discussion section focused on redefining security and insecurity through the centering of the Caribbean. The authors contend with three guiding understandings of security and insecurity: that security and insecurity are deeply located and historically grounded; that security and insecurity are intertwined and constantly produced and reproduced in relation to one another; and the role of creative practice in locating negotiation agency around a specific form and location of security or insecurity.

Small Axe focuses on publishing critical work that examines the ideas that guided the formation of Caribbean modernities. Through the journal many of the conceptions that guided the formation of our Caribbean modernities—conceptions of class, gender, nation, culture, race, for example, as well as conceptions of sovereignty, development, democracy, and so on— receive substantial rethinking. Small Axe aims to enable an informed and sustained debate about the present we inhabit, its political and cultural contours, its historical conditions and global context, and the critical languages in which change can be thought and alternatives reimagined. The journal mainly includes scholarly articles, opinion essays, and interviews, but it also includes literary works of fiction and poetry, visual arts, and reviews.


Cover Art: Miguel Luciano, Pimp My Piragua, 2009.
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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Race and Gender History: 2019-2020

Application Deadline: 15 April 2019

The Department of History at Rutgers University announces a post-doctoral
fellowship for scholars pursuing research in race and gender studies. The
successful applicant must have the doctorate in hand at the time of application,
be no more than six years beyond the Ph.D., and be able to teach history courses.
The fellowship of $60,000 is for one year and includes benefits and a $5,000
research stipend. The recipient will teach at least one small course in the history
department and participate in the seminar series at either the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis or the Institute for Research on Women.

Applications should be addressed to Professor Deborah Gray White, Post-Doc
Search Chair, and submitted electronically. Applications should include the
following: letter of interest, C.V., research proposal, writing sample, and at least
three letters of reference. The deadline for applications is April 15, 2019.

Above text adapted from webpage.

Caribbean Music Pedagogy Workshops Summer 2019

LuEsther T. Mertz South Oxford Space
Brooklyn, NY
July 8–19, 2019

Early registration deadline: 15 March 2019
Registration deadline: 15 April 2019

A music pedagogy for social justice…

The Caribbean Music Pedagogy Workshop is back with some exciting changes. The program has been expanded from a 5-day to a 10-day 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. In keeping with our social justice goals, CMPW instructors are local artists from the Caribbean or of Caribbean ancestry who are experts in their field. They bring a unique perspective to the study of Caribbean music in the U.S. where classes are taught primarily by people outside of the culture. Instructors teach 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. Summer 2019 will focus on Cuba, Haiti, and Trinidad & Tobago.

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13th Caribbean Institute in Gender and Development: An Intensive Training Programme

The University of the West Indies
Cave Hill Campus, Barbados
June 28 – July 26, 2019

Application Deadline: 25 January 2019

The Caribbean Institute in Gender & Development: An Intensive Training Programme is the region’s premier gender and development training programme. The programme is now in its 13th cycle. It is hosted by the Institute for Gender & Development Studies: Nita Barrow Unit of the University of the West Indies.

Who is the Programme for?

The programme is for anyone working or interested in the field of social development. It will benefit persons interested in understanding the issues of gender and development within Caribbean societies, particularly practitioners within government and non-governmental institutions, community-based and service oriented organisations.

The programme focuses on the issues of gender and development within Caribbean Societies from a feminist perspective. It comprises a number of interdisciplinary modules offered at the undergraduate level.

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Recent Publication – sx salon 29: “Windrush”

sx salon
Issue 29
October 2018

In their final issue of 2018, sx salon focused on 2018 as a Windrush year, what it meant for the Windrush generation and on “diverse perceptive on the precarious lives of the Windrush generation” (Introduction). This issue raises, and grapples with, questions of how to be in Caribbean diaspora.

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) and publishes literary discussions, interviews with writers, reviews of new publications (creative and scholarly), and poetry and prose by Caribbean writers.

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Digital Archive – Silencing the Past @ 25

On October 26th and 27th of 2018, the University of Chicago hosted “Silencing the Past @ 25,” a commemorative conference in honor of the work Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History. The year 2020 will mark the 25th anniversary of the publication of Michel-Rolph Trouillot’s seminal text. The purpose of the conference was, “to reflect both on the continued importance and afterlife of Silencing the Past (STP) and on its relationship to Trouillot’s larger oeuvre” (About). Video recordings of some of the conference panels are currently available online and can be found here. Proceedings from the conference will be published as a volume in 2020.

Above text and image adapted from webpage.

 

Teaching Assistant Professor: Afro-Latin America

Application Deadline: 1 February 2019

The Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, seeks to hire a social scientist whose teaching expertise is in the area of Afro-Latin America. The successful candidate will teach three undergraduate courses per semester that deal broadly with historical and contemporary experiences of communities of African descent in Latin America. The department is particularly interested in scholars whose teaching interests focus on environment, development, Afro-Latin social movements, urban issues, and/or other topics that satisfy departmental needs.

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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.

Program:

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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