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1.5-million slavery era documents will be digitized helping African Americans to learn about their lost ancestors
Check out the new digitization project releasing ancestory records and information for African Americans.
Don’t forget tomorrow is the Professional Development Series on how to survive the academic job interview!
Surviving the Academic Job Interview
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For those of you on the job market, a Tenure-Track Assistant position in Critical Identity Studies has been announced at Beloit College.
I apologize for all the “>” but I had to copy and past it from my FemBot mailing list.
> Beloit College invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor
> in the Department of Critical Identity Studies (CRIS). This position is
> part of the ACM-CIC * Faculty Fellows Program for a Diverse Professoriate*
> <http://www.acm.edu/features/news/582> funded by the Mellon Foundation;
> candidates from backgrounds underrepresented in higher education and with
> doctoral degrees from “Big Ten” institutions are especially encouraged to
> The successful candidate will:
> 1) hold a recent doctoral degree grounded in interdisciplinary,
> identity-based scholarship (such as ethnic studies, gender studies, or
> disability studies);
> 2) have demonstrated abilities in teaching and/or mentoring diverse (by
> way of race, socio-economics, disability, and/or first-generation status)
> 3) have a skill set for the development of collaborative partnerships and
> impactful programming for students, faculty, and staff related to social
> identities at the College.
> This full-time, tenure-track position starts August 2016 with a teaching
> load of four courses per year (4/5ths time) and responsibility for
> developing collaborative leadership and programming for students, faculty,
> and staff around issues of social identities at the College (1/5th time).
> Teaching duties will include one introductory CRIS course per semester
> along with a rotation of advanced theory, topics, and all-college courses
> that align with the candidate’s research, programming, and pedagogical
> interests. An important part of this position will be the ability to make
> strong and impactful relationships across campus that complement and build
> on the CRIS curriculum as well as the College’s Liberal Arts in Practice
> and Intercultural Literacy requirements. We are particularly interested in
> candidates whose research and teaching interests address race and
> embodiment as it applies to the College’s residential living and learning
> Because equity and inclusion are central to our students’ liberal education
> and vital to the thriving of all members of our residential learning
> community, Beloit College aspires to be an actively anti-racist
> institution. We recognize our aspiration as ongoing and institution-wide,
> involving collective commitment and accountability. We welcome employees
> who are committed to and will actively contribute to our efforts to
> celebrate our cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in
> advancing inclusion and equity. We encourage all interested individuals
> meeting the criteria of the described position to apply.
> Located in a diverse Wisconsin community close to Madison, Milwaukee, and
> Chicago, Beloit College is a highly selective liberal arts college of
> approximately 1250 students from 48 states and 40 countries. The College
> emphasizes excellence in teaching, learning beyond the traditional
> classroom, international perspectives, and collaborative research among
> students, staff, and faculty. Recognized as one of the Colleges that
> Change Lives, Beloit is committed to the educational benefits of diversity
> in our learning community and encourages all interested individuals meeting
> the criteria of the described position to apply.
> Applicants should send a single PDF or Word document that includes a letter
> of interest, curriculum vitae with names of references, and a statement of
> teaching philosophy and/or relevant syllabi to firstname.lastname@example.org. Preliminary
> interviews will be scheduled during NWSA in Milwaukee, November 13-15 for
> completed applications submitted by November 6th. Final application
> deadline: December 1, 2015.
Color-blind Racism and the Rationalization of College Attainment among Latinas(os)
Assistant Professor Department of Sociology
Maria Isabel Ayala, (Ph.D., Texas A&M) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and the Chicano/Latino Studies Program at Michigan State University. Her research agenda examines the social impact that the unique and complex racialization of Latinos in the United States has on their demographic and social behavior. Challenging the assumption that there is a common Latino experience, she argues that Latino’s within-group differential opportunities for social mobility–based on today’s more fluid and yet, still hierarchical racial structure―play a critical role in their differential fertility behavior and educational attainment. Moreover, she explores the role of identities in changing these structures.
Chris Lezotte was recently quoted in the Bend Bulletin about women and their cars.
Come and have lunch next Tuesday, April 21 with Joyce Barry. Lunch will be provided by ACS, and if you can only come for part of that time, that’s fine.
Joyce Barry earned her Ph.D. in American Culture Studies at BGSU and will be the main speaker for Earth Week. Joyce published a book entitled, Standing Our Ground: Women, Environmental Justice, and the Fight to End Mountaintop Removal in 2012. She also will be speaking the evening of Tuesday, April 21st in the Union Theatre.
This is an exciting opportunity to have a talk with one of our successful alumni about her work and her career after BGSU.
Please RSVP to Beka Patterson so that we know how much food to get.
Two one-day workshops at the Center for Faculty Excellence, 202 University Hall:
Monday, May 11 10:00AM-12:00PM and 1:00PM-4:00PM
Tuesday, May 12 10:00AM-12:00PM and 1:00PM-3:30PM
This workshop will serve as an introduction to SCALAR, a free, open-source authoring and publishing platform designed for scholars writing media-rich, long-form, born-digital scholarship. Developed by the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture at the University of Southern California, SCALAR allows scholars to assemble media from multiple sources and juxtapose that media with their own writing in a variety of ways; to annotate video, audio, images, source code, and text using the platform’s build-in media annotation tools; and to structure essay- and book-length works in ways that take advantage of the unique capabilities of digital writing, including nested, recursive, and non-linear formats. This workshop will cover basic features of the platform, including a review of existing SCALAR books and a hands-on introduction to paths, tags, annotations, and importing media, and then move on to more advanced topics including the effective use of visualizations, annotating with media, and a primer on customizing appearances in SCALAR. The workshop will be led by Curtis Fletcher, SCALAR project manager.
Seating is limited. To register, email: CFE@bgsu.edu
The electric guitar will be the rock star at the “Electric Guitar in Popular Culture” conference at BGSU March 27-28. Continue reading
Over the last 200-plus years, the founders of the American Revolution have attained iconic status. But, like most icons, what they and the Revolution are used to symbolize depends perhaps more on who is vaunting them than on any objective reality.
In his new book, “Fighting over the Founders: How We Remember the American Revolution,” Dr. Andrew Schocket, history and director of BGSU’s American Culture Studies Program, looks at the ways in which the founders have been put to use by politicians and the judiciary, schools, the media and popular culture to promote, even unconsciously, their particular agendas. The Revolution has become a “battleground for debating what the nation is about and who belongs to it,” Schocket said. Continue reading
Information Landscapes: Data as Architecture
Dr. Karen Lewis, The Knowlton School of Architecture, Ohio State University
Friday, March 6, 2015, 3:00-4:15 PM, 121 West Hall Continue reading
The next installment in the CCS Professional Development series
Writing Academic Job Letters
Monday, March 2nd
2:30 – 4:30 pm
Panel presentation: Professors from a range of Humanities and Social Science disciplinary and interdisciplinary backgrounds will discuss academic job letters. They will answer the following questions: What is the typical format of a job letter? What should you include in job letter? What should you avoid in a job letter? What do search committees look for in job letters?
Panelists: Drs. Lisa Hanasono (COMM), Marilyn Motz (POPC), Lee Nickoson (ENG), Andrew Schocket (HIST/ACS). Moderated by Susana Peña, Director of School of Cultural and Critical Studies
Tuesdays at the Gish Film Series: 2014-2015
Tuesday, February 24, 7:30 pm
(2013), U.S., 85 minutes, Director: Ryan Coogler
**Featuring a Q&A with Rev. Wanda Johnson, mother of Oscar Grant**
Introduction and Facilitation by Clitha Mason, American Culture Studies doctoral candidate Continue reading
BGSU and ICS are pleased to welcome award-winning independent writer, cultural historian, art critic, public intellectual, and political activist Rebecca Solnit to campus on Monday, February 23. On that morning, she will offer a workshop, Art and Activism, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in 308 BTSU where she will focus on the pivotal roles stories play in our private and social lives and the ways in which art and the imagination can be mobilized to support hopeful activist agendas. That evening, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in the Union Theater, Solnit will read from a broad selection of her works in order to convey a sense of the variety and scope of the topics on which she writes. She will focus on what drives her intellectual curiosity as a writer, how she researches the astonishing range of topics on which she writes, and the ways in which her political commitments figure in her writing.
Solnit’s 16 books include the best-selling “Men Explain Things to Me,” “A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster,” and “The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness.” She has also published cultural atlases of New Orleans and San Francisco. Her many awards include two NEA Fellowships, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a National Book Critics Circle Award for “River of Shadows: Eadward Muybridge and the Technological Wild West.”
For more information and a sampling of Solnit’s work, visit the ICS website at:http://www.bgsu.edu/arts-and-sciences/institute-for-the-study-of-culture-and-society.html.
How did a feminist film scholar trained in post-structuralist and critical race theory end up running a software lab? In answering that question, this talk engages various histories in the development of computational systems in order to argue that we need more humanities scholars to take seriously issues in the design and implementation of software systems. Humanities scholars are particularly well suited to help us think through such topics as the status of the archive as it mutates into the database, the possibilities for less hierarchical computing, and the cultural contexts of code. In short, this talk argues that neither theorizing media nor building new technologies is sufficient onto itself; we must necessarily do both. As a concrete example of the relationship of theory to practice, McPherson will discuss the work her USC team has undertaken over the last decade, including the digital journal, Vectors, and the new multimodal authoring platform, Scalar. Their research has always been in direct dialogue with key issues in the interpretative humanities, including discussions of race, gender, sexuality, social justice and power. How can such a dialogue come to shape the practice of software design? Continue reading
The next workshop in our professional development series:
Surviving the Academic Job Interview
Monday, November 17th, 4:00 – 5:20 pm, 107 Hanna Hall, Women’s Center, BGSU
The Identity Project is a university and community–wide collaboration that keynotes the relationship between self–disclosure, especially of highly personal information, and identity formation, as well as the tension between personal privacy and safety/surveillance
Bowen–Thompson Student Union Third Floor
Free & Open to the Public
Morning Coffee Provided in Room 308
Although telling our own stories has long been a human practice, in our contemporary world—with its inescapable increase of surveillance, social media, and reality TV—personal disclosure is ubiquitous. In fact, for many persons, especially the young, self-revelation has become an integral part of identity formation. This proliferation of declaration, testimony, confession and exposure has raised many difficult questions:
- How much self–disclosure is too much?
- Is there a discernible line between the public and the private?
- Do we need to choose between privacy and security?
- The following programs investigate identity and its many expressions. We hope you will join us in lively and thoughtful dialogue.
Here’s the full program: Investigating Identity Symposium PROGRAM
￼Please indicate if you need special services, assistance or accommodations to fully participate in this program by contacting Jacqui Nathan at 419-372-8525. Please notify us at least ten (10) days in advance.
Matika Wilburl Native American Photographer
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Bowen Thompson Student Union Theater, Room 206
Reception to follow Continue reading