Category Archives: Announcements

Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Literatures in English

Application Deadline: 30 August 2018

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 Department of Literatures in English

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Queen’s University National Scholar

Review of applications will begin on 1 October 2018

The Departments of Gender Studies and Geography & Planning, Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University invite applications for a Queen’s National Scholar position in Black Geographies at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. This is a tenured or tenure-track joint position with specialization in Black Geographies and issues of race, gender, and culture. This position will have a preferred starting date of July 1, 2019.

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Professor of Africana and Latin American Studies

Review of applications will begin on 1 October 2018

The Program in Africana and Latin American Studies at Colgate University invites applications for the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Chair, to be filled at the rank of tenured Associate Professor or Professor, beginning fall semester 2019. Africana and Latin American Studies is an interdisciplinary program studying the histories and cultures – both material and expressive – of African Americans and the peoples of Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America. The program houses four majors/minors, allowing students to specialize in one of the above areas, and draws on faculty across the social sciences, natural sciences, humanities, and areas of interdisciplinary expertise. Signature aspects of the program include participation in the National Model African Union simulation, full semester study groups at the University of the West Indies (Mona, Jamaica) and the University of Cape Town (South Africa), as well as short term three-week extended study travel attached to courses. Opportunities to develop new off-campus study courses, both in the United States and abroad, are available.

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Eccles Centre Visiting Fellowships

Application Deadline: 4 January 2019

These awards are offered to help support individuals wishing to visit London to use the British Library’s collections relating to North America (the USA, Canada and the greater Caribbean).

We are keen to hear from all kinds of serious researchers who have the potential to produce something new, exciting, challenging and different as a result of their research into the North American collections of the British Library. We therefore welcome not only applicants from academic backgrounds working on scholarly research, but also from creative practitioners working on artistic and cultural projects. This means that research towards a doctoral degree, an academic monograph or article, a poetry collection, a theatre production, a body of painting or sculpture, a new fashion collection…all these kinds of projects and more will be considered. Funding is available to individuals based in the UK, Europe, Canada, the United States and the greater Caribbean.

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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: Please also copy

Above text adapted from email.

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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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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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:

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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