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Associate or Full Professor/Department Chair of Afro-American Studies

Deadline: 
January 3, 2018

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a dynamic senior scholar to lead its W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies and develop its future planning and direction. Founded in 1970, it is one of the oldest, comprehensive degree-granting departments in the country.

The duties of the chair include developing and implementing academic and scholarly activities for the department, planning finances and budgets, and supervising faculty, staff, and students in the department. In dialogue with colleagues and stakeholders across the University, the chair will implement the department’s strategic vision. Because...

George E. Pozzetta Dissertation Award

Deadline: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Immigration and Ethnic History Society Announces competition for the 2016 George E. Pozzetta Dissertation Award. It invites applications from any Ph.D. candidate who will have completed qualifying exams by December 15, 2016, and whose thesis focuses on American immigration, emigration, or ethnic history. The award provides two grants of $1000 each for expenses to be incurred in researching the dissertation. Applicants must submit a three-page to five-page descriptive proposal in English discussing the significance of the work, the methodology, sources, and collections to be consulted. Also included must be a proposed budget, a brief curriculum vitae, and a supporting...

2016 Book Award Nominations for The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change

Deadline: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis (Memphis, TN) is soliciting nominations for its annual National Book Award. In 1996, University of Memphis officials received approval from the Tennessee Board of Regents to create the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change. The Institute is dedicated to Teaching, Studying, and Promoting Civil Rights and Social Change. Hooks Institute archives include Dr. Hooks’s personal papers, which are housed in the Mississippi Valley Collection in the University’s McWherter Library.

Deadline: December 31, 2016

For questions or comments: Please visit our website, www.memphis.edu/benhooks, or contact Rorie Trammel, Assistant...

National Book Award

Deadline: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis (Memphis, TN) is soliciting nominations for its annual National Book Award. In 1996, University of Memphis officials received approval from the Tennessee Board of Regents to create the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change. The Institute is dedicated to Teaching, Studying, and Promoting Civil Rights and Social Change. Hooks Institute archives include Dr. Hooks’s personal papers, which are housed in the Mississippi Valley Collection in the University’s McWherter Library.

Deadline: December 31, 2016


For questions or comments: Please visit our website, ...

Gloria E. Anzaldúa Award

Call for Applicants: The Gloria E. Anzaldúa Award for Independent Scholars, Contingent or Community College Faculty 2018.

The Committee on Gender and Sexuality Studies calls for submissions to the seventh annual 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 to feminist, women of color and queer theory. The award includes a lifetime membership in the ASA, a lifetime electronic subscription to American Quarterly, and $500. Applicants...

Assistant or Associate Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Ethnic Studies

Deadline: 
October 1, 2017
Starting Date: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

The Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Washington University in St. Louis seeks a scholar trained in Ethnic Studies. We see this category as including not only the traditional fields associated with such programs—Chicanx and Latinx Studies, Indigenous Studies, and Asian American Studies—but Diasporic Studies and scholars who think about the workings of ethnicity around the world. We will privilege candidates who demonstrate an ability to teach courses in our core curriculum such as Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Feminist Methodologies, Feminist Theory, and Sexuality Studies. We particularly encourage applications from candidates whose work is interdisciplinary in...

2017 SAH/Mellon Author Awards

Deadline: 
June 1, 2017

These awards are designed to provide financial relief to scholars who are publishing their first monograph on the history of the built environment, and who are responsible for paying for rights and permissions for images or for commissioning maps, charts or line drawings in their publications. The publication of a monograph continues to be the most valued demonstration of scholarly competence for career advancement and recognition in the humanities. Unfortunately, many authors today must provide both a fully realized text and the financial resources for its image program. The cost for image rights and licensing, especially for digital publications, can...

International Affiliates

Since 1991, the American Studies Association has held reciprocal agreements with numerous international American studies associations that provide for shared membership benefits.

There are currently close to 30 affiliated international associations, primarily located in Europe and some parts of Asia. One of the most sustained collaborations has been with the Japanese Association for American Studies (JAAS).  For over twenty-five years, the Japan-United States Friendship Commission has funded ASA delegates to travel to Japan to collaborate with members of the JAAS in joint research, workshops, and seminars. Many of these exchanges have been facilitated by the ASA’s ...

Long and Short-Term Fellowship Awards

Deadline: 
December 15, 2017

The Newberry is pleased to announce its Long-Term and Short-Term Fellowship awards for 2017-18. We will support 11 long-term and 46 short-term fellows, with funds coming from Newberry endowments, grants, gifts, and consortia, as well as partnerships with other institutions and scholarly organizations.

complete list of fellows is available on our website as well as a profile of each Long-Term Fellow.

The Newberry Fellowship program provides scholars the opportunity to extensively use our collections in a supportive environment. Often, fellows make exciting finds, develop new interpretations, and deepen their contextual...

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