The International Committee has as its function to keep the Council and the association’s membership informed of the issues affecting international scholars and students in the profession and has responsibility for special tasks involving international scholars and students in the membership. The International Committee is composed of fifteen members of the association, one of whom is the international member of the Council. The fourteen non-Council members are named by the Executive Committee with the approval of the Council, following an open call to the membership for self-nominations and suggestions. Each of these fourteen members serve three-year, non-renewable, staggered terms. Five of these members come from, and represent the interests of, the five separate regions of the world. The chair of the International Committee is named from the committee’s membership by the Executive Committee with the approval of the Council and serves a single term not to exceed three years. Contact: Udo Hebel
International Committee Members
(The term end date is June 30 of the year indicated in parentheses)
Chair: Udo Hebel, University of Regensburg, Germany (2016)
Councilor: Laura Briggs, ex officio, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2017)
Rashida K. Braggs, Williams College (2016)
Deborah Cohn, Indiana University (2015)
John Dean, University of Versailles, France (2016)
Ira Dworkin, American University of Cairo, Egypt (2015)
International member of council: Hsinya Huang, ex officio, National Sun Yat-sen University Kaohsiung, Taiwan (2017)
Robert McKee Irwin, University of California, Davis (2017)
Alex Lubin, University of New Mexico (2017)
Carmen Mendez-Garcia, Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain (2015)
Scott Morgensen, Queen’s College, Canada (2016)
Oliver Scheiding, Johannes Gutenberg Universitšt, Germany (2017)
Bryce Traister, Western University, Canada (2017)
Executive Director: John F. Stephens, ex officio, American Studies Association
A list of former members of the ASA International Committee can be found here
Please join us for the annual International Partnership Luncheon at this year’s annual meeting in Los Angeles. The luncheon will be held on Thursday, November 6, 2014, 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm, in the Lakeview Bistro at the Westin Bonaventure. Come have lunch with us and discover the International Initiative, which will enable you and your university to effectively connect with international scholars and institutions abroad. For reservations, click here.
I want to bring to your attention a program of the Volkswagen and Mellon Foundations that provides opportunities for recent PhDs from US universities to be affiliated for one year with universities and research institutes in Germany:† http://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/funding/international-focus/post-doctoral-fellowships-in-the-humanities.html.† The institutions participating seek applications in a number of fields, including archaeology, history, literature, bibliography, Asian studies, Middle Eastern studies, African studies, religion, art history, cultural studies, history of science, medieval studies and the humanities generally.
The deadline for applications is October 15th.
This year, the Fulbright Scholar Program is offering over 60 awards in the field of American Studies. Exciting opportunities are available in many countries and regions.
Please visit our new Opportunities in American Studies webpage. There you will find award highlights and examples of successful projects in the discipline.
For eligibility factors, detailed application guidelines and review criteria, please follow the link http://cies.org/program/core-fulbright-us-scholar-program. You may also wish to register for one of our webinars at here or join our online community, My Fulbright, a resource center for applicants interested in the program.
A word of advice from CIES - the deadline for Fulbright Core applications for Academic Year 2015-2016 is August 1st. Less than a month away.
This year’s competition includes 584 awards. Of these, 419 are All Discipline awards and are open to applicants from virtually any discipline - from Computer Science to Art. Scholars and professionals from post-docs to emeriti are able to apply for programs all over the globe.
For information about awards offered in specific disciplines or areas of the world and about the application, see our archived Webinars or register for an upcoming one.
Upcoming webinars include:
08 July - Fulbright Opportunities in Europe: A Second Look at Central and Eastern Europe
09 July - Fulbright Distinguished Awards
11 July - All Discipline Awards - What Are They?
14 July - Have You Thought About? - Some Hidden Gems
17 July - Fulbright Flex Awards
18 July - How to Craft a Successful Project Statement
23 July - Reviewing Your Fulbright Application Package
30 July - Reviewing Your Fulbright Application Package 2