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Assistant or Associate Professor, African American Studies Program

Deadline: 
October 1, 2018
Starting Date: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

The African American Studies Program at Wesleyan University is conducting a search for one or more full-time tenure-track or tenured appointments beginning July 1, 2019. Although we are primarily interested in assistant or advanced assistant professors, we will consider exceptional candidates at the rank of associate professor. The African American Studies Program offers an interdisciplinary major that focuses on people of African descent in the Black Atlantic world, especially in the United States and in the Caribbean. We welcome applicants with a scholarly focus in history or literature. We especially seek candidates whose teaching and research engages with critical race and Black feminist and queer theories, emancipatory politics, environmental justice,...

Third Biennial European Association for American Studies (EAAS) Women’s Network Symposium

Post date: December 31, 2018

CFP: Third Biennial European Association for American Studies (EAAS)
Women’s Network Symposium
In collaboration with the Hellenic Association for American Studies (HELAAS)

Feminism and Technoscience
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Museum of Byzantine Culture
Thessaloniki, Greece
April 6, 2019

In light of contemporary sociopolitical developments and prevailing technological practices, the EAAS Women’s Network Symposium will explore the connection between feminism and technoscience. In particular, it will examine feminist activism in relation to central notions such as the body, nature, and subjectivity within the context of current technoscientific discourses.

The long history of the feminist movement and the great...

Southeastern American Studies Association Conference 2019 CFP (deadline extended)

Deadline: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Review Begins: 
Thursday, August 16, 2018

March 14-16, 2019, Emory Conference Center and Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia

Submission Deadline Extension: August 15, 2018

Looking Back, Talking Back, Moving Forward

Black Lives Matter, the #MeToo Movement, the Women’s March, DREAMERs, the March for Our Lives. In recent years, we have witnessed—whether on the ground or via social media—a diversity of individuals and groups speaking up and talking back publicly in response to systemic intimidation and violence that has marginalized certain populations within and beyond the United States. Some say that we are at a watershed moment in U.S. history, but are we? Who and what have come before,...

Post-Election Message to ASA Members from the Council of the American Studies Association

Post date: February 2, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency represents a dangerous crossroad. The executive actions that ban people from seven Muslim-majority countries and prohibit entry by refugees, expand the wall between the United States and Mexico, and those that have approved the advance of the Dakota Access and Keystone Pipelines, exemplify these dangers. These acts of exclusionary nationalism and the ongoing abrogation of indigenous sovereignty have long histories that reach back to the founding of the U.S. nation-state. National origins and religious affiliation have been regularly deployed throughout U.S. history to entrench structures of settler colonialism, anti-black racism, and citizenship exclusions that...

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...

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...

Assistant Professor

Deadline: 
October 15, 2018

The NYU Department of Performance Studies is seeking applications for one tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2019.

NYU PS was rated #1 in the most recent national ranking of Theater and Performance Studies Ph.D. programs. Our program also hosts an M.A. and a B.A. program. 
 
We seek candidates who can contribute meaningfully to our graduate and undergraduate programs in terms of teaching (four courses per year), advising, curricular development and outstanding research. 

The field of specialization is open but should be directly pertinent to research in areas related to live performance, understood in its broadest sense (whether...

Task Forces

The Task Force for American Studies in Higher Education in the U.S. and Globally

The Task Force, constituted in 2014 based on needs articulated by a wide range of members, program leaders, and committees, is charged with keeping the American Studies Association informed about trends in culture and policy as they impact American studies and its place in higher education, both within the United States and around the world. In particular, the Task Force focuses on identifying challenges facing American studies within the shifting landscape of higher education—and developing resources and strategies for responding to the same.

The primary objective...

EAS Forum 1

Encyclopedias & American Studies

Editor’s Note:  This is the first in a series of EAS Internet Forums on topics of general interest to American Studies scholars and students.  We seek to unite scholarly discussion with discussion of public scholarship and teaching, and we welcome suggestions for future forum topics.  We begin with a discussion of the encyclopedia in relation to American Studies, featuring three editors of encyclopedias;  this is followed by an invited comment by Michael Cowan, a former president of the ASA and long interested in these matters. M.O.

Simon J. Bronner (The Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg), Editor, Encyclopedia...

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