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.

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Haitian Studies Association 31st Annual Conference

Haitian Studies in Changing Climates

17-19th October 2019
Gainesville, Florida

Plenary Deadline: 15 April 2019
CFP Deadline:
 1 May 2019


Philippe Dodard 48”x48” Untitiled 2014. Acrylic on canvas.

Haitian Studies has evolved over the past thirty years from a small group of dedicated scholars, mostly in the humanities, to a robust interdisciplinary association ready to broaden its horizons, address unique challenges and embrace new opportunities.  This year we will go to the largest public university in the Sunshine State, home to the largest Haitian Diaspora.  We envision a large scope of discussions that will allow us not only to reflect on these important historical Diasporic ties and their socio-economic implications but also explore the tracks of tropical storms and hurricanes that bind our destinies.   Continue reading

Caribbean Film Series: A 5th Anniversary Festival

14 – 17 March 2019
BAM Rose Cinemas
30 Lafayette Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Description from the Caribbean Film Academy website: Caribbean cinema is at a high point critically and artistically, in the ways its filmmakers thrill, entertain, and inform audiences globally. This four-day festival marks the five-year anniversary of the Caribbean Film Series, providing an unparalleled platform to reflect on the Caribbean and its diasporic experiences, in new and unconventional ways.

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Black Imaginaries, Scandinavian Diasporas

March 5-7, 2019

Join Jeannette Ehlers (Denmark/Trinidad), Ellen Nyman (Sweden), and La Vaughn Belle (St. Croix) for three events in a series of conversations on the aesthetics of decolonization. These artists will discuss how their art practices across different media are designed to provoke conversation about colonial legacies and contemporary racial politics on the ground in Sweden, Denmark, and St. Croix.

All events are free and open to the public.

Imagining Race in Scandinavia: Panel Discussion
Featuring Jeannette Ehlers, Ellen Nyman, and La Vaughn Belle, moderated by Monica Miller
6:00pm – 7:30pm
5 March 2019
Event Oval, Diana Center
3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Faculty Seminar and Luncheon
Featuring Jeannette Ehlers, Ellen Nyman, and La Vaughn Belle
12:00pm – 1:30pm
6 March 2019
BCRW Conference Room, 6th Floor, Milstein Center
31 Claremont Avenue, New York, NY 10027
RSVP to Tami Navarro at tnavarro@barnard.edu

Artists’ Presentation
Featuring Jeannette Ehlers, Ellen Nyman, and La Vaughn Belle, Moderated by Tami Navarro
6:00pm
7 March 2019
Digital Humanities Center, Ground Floor, Milstein Center
31 Claremont Avenue, New York, NY 10027

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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

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Video Memorial for Alanna Lockward

CFP Deadline: 31 March 2019

Born in the Dominican Republic, decolonial scholar, curator, author, journalist, and friend, Alanna Lockward passed away tragically on Monday, January 7, 2019. With her passing, the world has lost a dedicated trailblazer in the fight against anti-Haitian, anti-black racism in the Dominican Republic and an ally to decolonial movements throughout the world.

In honor of Alanna Lockward, the Haiti-Dominican Republic section of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), together with other friends of the deceased, will celebrate Alanna Lockward’s life and legacy at the 2019 LASA Conference, hosted in Boston, MA, May 25-27, 2019.

We are calling for submissions to help us create a video memorial collage in which Alanna’s colleagues and friends will reflect upon her life and work. We will collect self-recorded digital submissions throughout March. We will then edit the submissions, and present the video collage at the “Alanna Lockward Memorial” hosted by the LASA Haiti-DR section. The memorial will be held during the 2019 LASA conference on May 25, at 8pm, location TBA.

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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.

 

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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VENEZUELA: What’s happening? What’s next?

6:30pm – 9pm
11 February 2019
King Juan Carlos Center, Auditorium 

New York University
RSVP here

For years Venezuela has been mired in a seemingly unending crisis – political impasse, economics chaos, social upheaval. Yet over the past two weeks that crisis appears, at last, to have reached a tipping point. A notoriously fractious opposition has rallied behind a single, youthful leader – Juan Guaidó – who has won the recognition and support of most of the western world. Meanwhile despite growing popular discontent even among former chavista strongholds, Nicolas Maduro remains in power with the support of the military as well as global players like Russia, China, and Turkey. As the stalemate grows and the crisis deepens, what possible futures are in store for Venezuela and it’s people? Is open war on the table? What role should the international community play? And how are Venezuelans themselves responding?

Join us for a conversation about the current situation in Venezuela by a panel of distinguished scholars and experts on the South American country and the region – Beatriz Borges, Dorothy Kronick, Francisco Rodríguez, and Christopher Sabatini. This conversation will be moderated by CLACS faculty members Patricio Navia (Liberal Studies) and Alejandro Velasco (Gallatin, History).

This event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by: Urban Democracy Lab, and North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA).

Above text adapted from webpage.

 

Afro-Latinidad in the African Diaspora

6pm – 8pm
12 February 2019
Carter Journalism Institute
20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003
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This event is organized by Liberal Arts Professor Kaia Shivers and co-sponsored by the Latinx Project.

With the onset of globalization and the consistent flow of people from Latin America to the United States, Afro-Latinx identity has gained visibility in public discourse. In turn, Black communities revisit the questions of diaspora, race and Latinidad in the Americas. Dr. Will Guzmán, Dr. Jillian Báez, Dr. Adedamola Osinulu and Dr. Donovan Ramon will discuss the intersections and emergence of Afro-Latinidad in the US and Latin America, and the complex meanings of identity and belonging in metropolises like New York City. Continue reading

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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