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ASA Women’s Committee—Anzaldua Award 2014

The ASA Women’s Committee proudly announces the 2014 winner of the annual Gloria E. Anzaldua Award for Independent Scholars, Contingent or Community College Faculty: CONGRATULATIONS, CHE GOSSETT!

Che Gossett is a Black genderqueer independent scholar and activist who works to excavate queer of color AIDS activist and trans archives. They have received a research grant from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University for their project on legacies of queer Black solidarity with Palestinian struggle, have been selected as a Martin Duberman visiting scholar with the New York Public Library and recently received the Sylvia Rivera Award in Transgender Studies from the Center for Gay and Lesbian Studies at the City University of New York. (Che Gossett)

The ASA Women’s Committee was intrigued by the thought-provoking quality and activist agenda of this year’s award applications. We are happy to extend an honorable mention to WALIDAH IMARISHA (Portland State University)!

The 2014 winner of the Gloria E. Anzaldua Award for Independent Scholars, Contingent or Community College Faculty and the 2014 runner-up were announced at the annual Women’s Brunch during the 2014 ASA Annual Meeting in Los Angeles.

Hosted by the American Studies Association, this award honors Anzaldua’s outstanding career as an independent scholar and her labor as contingent faculty, along with her groundbreaking contributions to scholarship on women of color and to queer theory.  The award winner receives a lifetime membership in the ASA, a lifetime electronic subscription to American Quarterly, and $500. The 2014 runner-up received a book gift worth a total of app. 200$ by Winter University Publisher Heidelberg.

Please note that the application procedures will change for 2015: Applicants must work in American studies or a related field and work as independent scholars and/or as faculty at community colleges or in a contingent capacity (i.e., as part-time or full-time non-ladder-rank or non-tenure-track instructors, adjuncts, or lecturers). Graduate students are ineligible.  To apply, applicants should submit a two-page vita; and an essay/paper which does not exceed 25 pages, including endnotes and bibliography, and which fulfills one of the following criteria: unpublished, accepted for publication, or published in 2014 or 2015.  Relevant submissions will demonstrate an
affinity with Anzaldua’s oeuvre, vision, or political commitments and should address connections among some or all of the following categories:  race, ethnicity, citizenship, class, gender, sexuality, and dis/ability. Eligible participants in the ASA annual meeting are encouraged to apply. Papers and CVs must be submitted electronically by MAY 1, 2015, to the committee chair, Birgit M. Bauridl

. Late submissions will not be accepted.

By Birgit Bauridl, Sun, November 30, 2014 - 12:31 pm
Categories: News

Looking Back to L.A.

Looking back to a most productive ASA Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, the ASA Women’s Committee wishes to thank all panel organizers and panel participants, who enlightened us with thought-provoking contributions in L.A.; the ASA International Committee and the ASA Digital Humanities Caucus for their collaboration; the Anzaldua Award Winner and Runner-Up for their intriguing applications; Professor GRACE KYUNGWON HONG, University of California, Los Angeles, for her inspiring keynote on “Bringing Out The Dead: Women of Color Feminism’s Prophetic Vision” @ our annual Women’s Brunch; all ASA officers, members, and staff who supported and continue to support our efforts; all past committee members, co-chairs, and chairs for their continued dedication; Winter University Publisher Heidelberg for their generous book gifts to our keynote speaker and award runner-up (worth a total of app. 400$); and last but not least all panel and brunch attendees for their presence, support, and enthusiasm!
We look forward to staying in touch and seeing you again in 2015!

By Birgit Bauridl, Sat, November 15, 2014 - 10:44 am
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Come Join the ASA Women’s Committee for Its 2014 Meeting Events

The ASA Women’s Committee looks forward to welcoming you to its 2014 events:

***WOMEN’S BRUNCH***

Speaker: Grace Kyungwon Hong, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

Saturday, November 8, 2014; 11:00 am - 1:00 pm; Westin Bonaventure, Avalon (L3)

***SESSIONS***

ASA Women’s Committee & Digital Humanities Caucus: Feminist Making I: Building Critical Contexts [Thursday, November 6, 2014; 8:00 am - 9:45 am; Westin Bonaventure, Beaudry A (L1)]

ASA Women’s Committee & Digital Humanities Caucus: Feminist Making II: Producing Cultural Critique [Thursday, November 6, 2014; 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm Westin Bonaventure, Beaudry A (L1)]

ASA Women’s Committee: (En)gendering the Affects of Performance, Productivity, Pleasure and Pain [Thursday, November 6, 2014; 4:00 pm - 5:45 pm Westin Bonaventure, Beaudry B (L1)]

ASA International Committee & ASA Women’s Committee Talkshop I: Teaching American Studies Transnationally [Friday, Nov. 7, 2014; 2:00pm-3:45pm; Westin Bonaventure, San Bernardino (L1)]

By Birgit Bauridl, Mon, October 27, 2014 - 8:18 am
Categories: News

Looking forward…

...to our WOMEN’s BRUNCH on Saturday, November 8, 2014; 11:00 am - 1:00 pm; Westin Bonaventure, Avalon (L3)

...and our keynote speaker GRACE KYUNGWON HONG, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)...

...who will speak on…

“Bringing Out The Dead: Women of Color Feminism’s Prophetic Vision”

In 1994, Barbara Christian published an essay entitled “Diminishing Returns:  Can Black Feminism Survive the Academy?” in which she outlined the various intellectual and material barriers against Black women entering the academy, and wondered how Black feminism in the university could survive without Black women.  In the wake of Christian’s premature death, and the premature deaths of many Black feminists of her generation, this question becomes all the more profound and urgent.  This presentation engages Christian’s published work as well as materials from her archive housed at the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley to ruminate on the racialized and gendered violences of the university and the politics and poetics of survival.

Tickets are available here: http://standwiththeasa.org/registration/

By Birgit Bauridl, Sun, October 12, 2014 - 4:20 am
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Women’s Committee Brunch

Please join us for the Women’s Committee Brunch on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.

Our invited guest speaker, Professor Grace Kyungwon Hong, University of California, Los Angeles will present a talk on “Bringing Out The Dead”: Women of Color Feminism’s Prophetic Vision.”

We invite all students, faculty, and their allies to listen to our speaker, make new friends, and establish or renew scholarly and mentoring networks.

We will also announce our winner of the Gloria E. Anzaldua Award for Independent Scholars, Contingent or Community College Faculty.  Hosted by the American Studies Association, this award honors Anzaldua’s outstanding career as an independent scholar and her labor as contingent faculty, along with her groundbreaking contributions to scholarship on women of color and to queer theory.

This is a fantastic networking opportunity for faculty and graduate students. Tickets are available through the following link:

Women’s Brunch

We look forward to seeing you at our brunch or our other events.

By Birgit Bauridl, Thu, October 02, 2014 - 6:30 pm
Categories: News

Gloria E. Anzaldua Award 2014

The Women’s Committee calls for submissions to the annual Gloria E. Anzaldua Award for Independent Scholars, Contingent or Community College Faculty.  Hosted by the American Studies Association, this award honors Anzaldua’s outstanding career as an independent scholar and her labor as contingent faculty, along with her groundbreaking contributions to scholarship on women of color and to queer theory.  The award includes a lifetime membership in the ASA, a lifetime electronic subscription to American Quarterly, and $500.

Applicants must work in American studies or a related field and work as independent scholars and/or as faculty at community colleges or in a contingent capacity (i.e., as part-time or full-time non-ladder-rank or non-tenure-track instructors, adjuncts, or lecturers). Graduate students are ineligible.  The winner will be announced at the Women’s Breakfast during the annual meeting of the association to be held November 6-9, 2014, Los Angeles, CA.

To apply, applicants should submit an unpublished paper that does not exceed 25 pages, including endnotes and bibliography, and a two-page vita.  Relevant submissions will demonstrate an affinity with Anzaldua’s oeuvre, vision, or political commitments and should address connections among some or all of the following categories:  race, ethnicity, citizenship, class, gender, sexuality, and dis/ability.  Eligible participants in the ASA annual meeting are encouraged to apply. Papers and CVs must be submitted electronically by September 1, 2014, to the committee chair, Birgit M. Bauridl (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)). Late submissions will not be accepted.

By Birgit Bauridl, Wed, August 06, 2014 - 5:37 am
Categories: News

New Committee Members

The ASA Women’s Committee

Chair: Birgit M. Bauridl, U of Regensburg, Germany (2015)
Co-Chair: Julie Goodspeed-Chadwick, Indiana U-Purdue U Columbus (2015)
Ebony E. A. Coletu, The American U in Cairo (2017)
Birgit Däwes, U of Vienna, Austria (2017)
Councilor: Lisa Duggan, ex officio, New York U (2016)
Jeannette E. Jones, U of Nebraska, Lincoln (2017)
Carly A. Kocurek, Illinois Inst. of Technology (2016)
Leah Perry, SUNY-Empire State College (2017)
Kyla Tompkins, Pomona College (2016)

By Birgit Bauridl, Mon, July 14, 2014 - 6:17 am
Categories: News

Come join the Women’s Committee at our sponsored events at the Washington, DC ASA Meeting

The Women’s Committee of the American Studies Association would like to invite you to our annual brunch on 23 November 2013 (Saturday), 10-11:45 am, Washington Hilton, Cabinet (C).

This event offers a wonderful opportunity to network with colleagues and to hear groundbreaking scholarship in the area of women’s, ethnic, and cultural studies.

Our keynote this year is by Aimee Carrillo Rowe, who will present: “So Much Basura!: Medicating Imperial Trauma, Mediating the Sacred.”

(please note that this is a ticketed event.)

Go here to register   http://bit.ly/15LLAap

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The Women’s Committee also encourages you to attend our two sponsored panels at this year’s annual meeting:

ASA Women’s Committee Panel 1: Critical Conjunctures of Debt: Women of Color, Healthcare Disparities, and Advocacy
Sat Nov 23 2013, 2:00 to 3:45pm, Building/Room: Washington Hilton / Jefferson West (C)

Panelists: Alondra Nelson, Columbia University (panel chair), Shirley Tang, University of Massachusetts, Boston, Jacki Rand, University of Iowa, and Koritha Mitchell, Ohio State University.


ASA Women’s Committee Panel 2: Countering Debt with Cultural Indebtedness: Trans/National Visualizations of Dis/Empire
Scheduled Time: Sat Nov 23 2013, 12:00 to 1:45pm, Building/Room: Washington Hilton / Georgetown West (C)

Panelists: Jean Pfaelzer, University of Delaware (panel chair), Jeannette Eileen Jones, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Elisabeth Maurer, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Clayton Colmon, University of Delaware, Carmen Méndez García, Complutense University, Madrid, and Birgit Bauridl, University of Regensburg.

The Women’s Committee welcomes ideas for future panels and suggestions for other work we might undertake.  Please feel free to write to Deborah Whaley, the current Women’s Committee chair, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with suggestions.

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Best,

Women’s Committee
Chair: Deborah Elizabeth Whaley, University of Iowa
Co-Chair: Birgit Bauridl, Universitat Regensburg, Germany
Amy L. Brandzel, University of New Mexico
Councilor: Lisa Duggan, ex officio, New York University
Nihad M. Farooq, Georgia Institute of Technology
Asimina Karavanta, University of Athens, Greece
Julie Goodspeed-Chadwick, Indiana University-Purdue University
Carly A. Kocurek, Illinois Institute of Technology
Fusako Ogata, Tezukayama University, Japan
Kyla Tompkins, Pomona College

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Deborah Whaley
ASA Women’s Committee Chair and Associate Professor
American Studies, University of Iowa
129 E. Washington St., Jefferson Building Room 724
Iowa City, IA 52242
Email:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

By dewhaley, Mon, October 28, 2013 - 1:05 pm
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2013 Gloria Anzaldúa Award

The Women’s Committee of the American Studies Association is pleased to announce that this year’s recipient of the Gloria Anzaldúa Award is Dr. Ana Castillo!

Ana Castillo is a celebrated poet, novelist, short story writer, essayist, editor, playwright, translator and independent scholar. Her novel Sapogonia was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Castillo is editor of La Tolteca, an arts and literary ‘zine dedicated to the advancement of a world without borders and censorship, and she has held many teaching posts throughout her extensive career. Ana Castillo holds an M.A from the University of Chicago, a PhD from University of Bremen, Germany, and an honorary doctorate from Colby College. She received an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation for her first novel, The Mixquiahuala Letters. She is also known for her ground breaking publications in the arena of cultural criticism: Massacre of the Dreamers: Essays on Xicanisma (1994) and The Sexuality of Latinas, edited with Norma Alarcon & Cherri­e Moraga (1993). Dr. Castillo will accept her award at our annual brunch, after which we will have our keynote address by Professor Aimee Carrillo Rowe.

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Current Committee:

Chair: Deborah Whaley, American Studies, University of Iowa
Co-Chair: Birgit Bauridl, American Studies, University of Regensburg (2015)
Councilor: Lisa Duggan, ex officio, American Studies, New York University (2016)

Committee Members:
*  Amy L. Brandzel, University of New Mexico (2014)
*  Nihad M. Farooq, Georgia Institute of Technology (2014)
*  Asimina Karavanta, University of Athens, Greece (2014)
*  Julie Goodspeed-Chadwick, Indiana University-Purdue University (2015)
*  Carly A. Kocurek, Illinois Institute of Technology (2016)
*  Fusako Ogata, Tezukayama University, Japan (2014)
*  Kyla Tompkins, Pomona College (2016)

By dewhaley, Sun, October 27, 2013 - 5:39 pm
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Women’s Committee Breakfast, Saturday November 17th at 8am

Please join us for the Women’s Committee Breakfast on Saturday, November 17th at 8am. Our invited guest speaker, Professor Andrea Smith of The University of California, Riverside will present a talk entitled “The Gendered Dimensions of Empire and Resistance.”

We will also announce our winner of the Gloria E. Anzaldúa Award for Independent Scholars, Contingent or Community College Faculty.  Hosted by the American Studies Association, this award honors Anzaldúa’s outstanding career as an independent scholar and her labor as contingent faculty, along with her groundbreaking contributions to scholarship on women of color and to queer theory.

During the breakfast, we invite you to participate in our 2nd annual silent auction during the breakfast. Funds raised will help support the efforts of the committee.

This is a fantastic networking opportunity for faculty and graduate students. Tickets are available through the following link:

Women’s Breakfast

Please come and fellowship with colleagues and meet new ones at this important event.

Sincerely,
Nicole Hodges Persley
Co-Chair, Women’s Committee

By Nicole Hodges Persley, Tue, September 25, 2012 - 4:32 pm
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