UIUC Habari Newsletter, 12/94

UIUC Habari Newsletter, 12/94

Center for African Studies
University of Illinois
Center for African Studies
University of Illinois

December 1994


Conference Room, Rm. 101, International Studies Building, 910 S. Fifth, Champaign.

Dec. 7: Vincent Mathews, African studies, "Redemocratization of the African Continent: Political
Analysis of Malawi's Popular Democratic Movements."

Eddy Harris, author of Mississippi Solo, Native Stranger: A Black Man's Journey into the Heart of Africa, and South of Haunted Dreams, will speak at the Champaign Library on December 8 at 7:00. Call the library for details, 356-2072.


The Center is offering prizes of $100 for the winners of our annual Africa- related paper competition. Awards will be given for the best graduate and undergraduate papers. Papers are evaluated by a multi-disciplinary committee; they should be non-technical, of interest beyond the discipline in which they are written, and less than 30 pages. The committee seeks quality research, originality, and lucid prose. Deliver submissions, marked "African Studies Paper Prize," to the Center. Papers may be nominated by faculty or students up to May 1.


William MARTIN's (sociology) essay on "The World System: A Global Social Structure? Evaluating the Advancement of the World-Systems Perspective" has just been published in Recent Developments in the Theory of Social Structures, edited by David Knotternus and Christopher Prendergast.

Valerie HOFFMAN-LADD, religious studies, spoke on "Eating and Fasting for God in Sufi Tradition" in conjunction with a Middle East Studies Society lecture program on November 10 at the UIUC.

Donald CRUMMEY, African studies/history, Ezekiel KALIPENI, geography, and Michael WEST, history, made presentations at the African Studies Association meetings in Toronto in November.


Awuor AYODO, comparative literature, Edward MINER, linguistics, Rosa De JORIO, anthropology, Raymond TAYLOR, history, Stephen WOOTEN, anthropology, Jonathan ZILBERG anthropology, presented papers at the African Studies Association Annual Meeting in Toronto and Mbulelo JOKWENI, linguistics, presented a paper in the Linguistics Seminar Series in November.

Vincent MAHALI, history, Ayana DANIEL, history, Flavianus MAGAYANE, agricultural economics, and Aminata SOUMARE, education policy studies, successfully defended their dissertations in November. Vincent and Magayane will return to South Africa and Tanzania, respectively, to take up university teaching positions and Daniel will continue teaching at Illinois State University in Bloomington-Normal.

The executive committee of the African Students Organization plans to publish a newsletter at the end of this semester and seeks the following: 1. Suggested names for the newsletter; 2. Articles for publication; 3. Volunteers for the editorial board. Contact Moses Kambou (344-8262).



The Rockefeller Foundation African Dissertation Internship Awards offer support for field research to doctoral students from sub-Saharan Africa. Priority is given to research in the fields of agriculture, health, population, life sciences, environment, and education. Contact African Dissertation Internship Awards, Rockefeller Foundation, 420 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10018-2702. Deadline is March 1, 1995.

The National Science Foundation offers Dissertation Improvement Grants for doctoral students. Contact the fellowships office at 209 Coble Hall, 333-0036.

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) offers International Predissertation Fellowships providing twelve months of support over a period of up to two years for area studies training to prepare students for dissertation research. Applications are available at the fellowships office, 207 Coble Hall, and through Julia Goldberg at International Programs and Studies (244-0254). Deadline is December 12, 1994.


The Centro de Estudios Puertorreiquenos, Hunter College, announces a Rockefeller Fellowship in the Humanities for scholars exploring issues of race, class, ethnicity and gender in education from the perspectives of excluded communities in the US, Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa. Contact Dr. Rina Benmayer, PO Box 548, New York, NY 10021. Tel: (212) 772-5687. Deadline is January 15, 1995.

The University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies and Center for African Studies announce a Rockefeller Foundation Resident Fellowship for research on "The Afro-American Identity and Cultural Diversity in the Americas." For details, contact Dr. Helen Safa, 319 Grinter Hall, University of Florida, Gainesville Florida, 32611, Tel: (904) 392-0375; Fax: (904) 392-7682. Deadline is February 3, 1995.

The Center for Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor announces a Rockefeller Foundation Resident Fellowship for work on the theme "African Peoples in the Industrial Age." The Center also offers Du Bois-Mandela-Rodney resident fellowships on the theme "Gender and Urban Poverty." To apply for either fellowship send a c.v., three letters of recommendation, a research prospectus with schedule of completion, and a writing sample to either Rockefeller Fellows Program or Du Bois-Mandela-Rodney Fellowship, Center for Afroamerican and African Studies, 200 West Engineering Building, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1092. Tel: (313) 76-5513. Deadline is January 16, 1995.


The University of California at Los Angeles, Program in Women's Studies is conducting an open discipline search for a scholar whose teaching and research interests focus on the study of women of color. A tenure track appointment will be made at the assistant professor level in conjunction with a cooperating department. For details call (310) 206-8101.

Eastern Illinois University seeks applications for a tenure track position in political science teaching courses on political modernization, third world politics, ideologies of the third world, and introductory American politics. An interest in African or Latin American politics is preferred. To apply send a letter of application, a c.v., three letters of reference, and a transcript to Department of Political Science, Eastern Illinois, Charleston, IL 61920. Deadline is January 31, 1995.

Gettysburg College is seeking applications for a visiting scholar to participate in the College's 1995-97 African Area Studies program. The visitor will teach two courses each semester in areas of her or his specialty and assist in a year-long interdisciplinary seminar on Africa's environmental challenges in a socio-historical context. Send a letter and dossier to Prof. Lisa Portmess, Global Studies, Box 404, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Deadline is January 15, 1995.

Susquehanna University Department of History announces a tenure track position teaching sub-Saharan African history and culture and post-colonial African politics. Send a letter of application, c.v., and at least three references to Dr. Linda McMillin, Head, Department of History, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA 17870. Tel: (717) 374-0101. Deadline is December 15.


Eight-week intensive courses in advanced Hausa and Yoruba will be offered in Nigeria through the Association of African Studies programs under the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) program. Applications are available at the Center for African Studies or from the Department of African Languages and Literature, 866 Van Hise Hall, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Madison, WI 53706.


The University of Maryland at College Park offers a study abroad opportunity in Ghana with instruction concentrating on dance and performing arts. For information contact the University of Maryland Study Abroad Office, 3125 Mitchell Bldg., College Park, MD 20742. Tel: (301) 314-7746. Applications are due March 15.

Syracuse University invites students on other campuses to spend a semester in Zimbabwe. Contact their Division of International Programs Abroad at (800) 235-3472 for details.

The Center for Global Education at Augsburg College offers semester study programs in southern Africa. In fall of 1995 the theme is "Southern Africa in Transition: The View from Namibia." In spring of 1996 the theme will be "Women and Development: Southern African Perspectives." Deadlines are in October and April. Call (800) 299-8889 for details.


The African Studies Center of Michigan State University announces a new journal on Africa entitled African Rural and Urban Studies and the continuation of their existing journal Northeast African Studies, under a new publication arrangement. For subscription information contact Michigan State University Press at 1405 S. Harrison Road, 25 Manly Miles Building, East Lansing, MI 48823-5202. Tel: (517) 355-9543.


WorldTeach provides opportunities for graduating seniors and others to spend one year teaching English, math or science in Namibia or South Africa. For details contact WorldTeach Inc., Harvard Institute for International Development, One Eliot Street, Cambridge, MA 02138-5705. Tel: (617)495-5527.

Operation Crossroads Africa Inc. announces its 1995 Summer Program with activities in 18 African countries. Participants will spend six weeks in work projects relating to community construction, farming, archaeology, or health. The fee is $2,500. Applications are available at the Center and through Crossroads, 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 830, New York, NY 10115. Tel: (212) 870-2106.

World Horizons arranges community service programs for college students in Botswana and Morocco. Students interested in spending the summer as a volunteer worker on one of the projects should contact World Horizons International, P.O. Box 62, Bethlehem, CT 06751. Tel: (203) 266-5874 or (800) 262-5874.

The Mennonite Central Committee offers opportunities for work in agriculture and community development, education, and health throughout Africa. A service opportunities listing is available at the Center or from 21 South 12th Street, P.O. Box 500, Akron, PA 17501.


"The Environment and Population in the 1990s" is the theme of the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of African Studies to be held May 10-13 at Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario. Completed papers for presentation may be submitted up to April 14. Contact Dr. Michael Lambek, Anthropology Department, 100 St. George Street, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. M5S 1A1. Tel: (416) 978-7787. Fax: (416) 287-7283.

"African Entrepreneurship" is the theme of The Carter Lecture Series to be held November 1-2, 1995 at the University of Florida, Gainesville. Contact Dr. Anita Spring, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611. Tel: (904) 392-4691.

"Whither Africa's Liberation? Economic, Political, Cultural and Social Perspectives" is the theme of the 1995 Spring Conference of the Berkeley- Stanford Joint Center for African Studies to be held April 29, 1995. Send abstracts to Marianne Villanueva, Joint Center for African Studies, Littlefield Center, Room 14, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-5013. Tel: (415) 723-0295. Deadline is February 1, 1995.

"Education in Africa: Relevance of Democratic Reform" is the theme of a symposium organized by Ohio University and the Ohio State University to be held February 17-18. Abstracts of no more than 550 words must be submitted by January 10. For details contact Professor Sally Navin, Ohio University, 203 McCracken Hall, Athens Ohio 45701. Tel: (614) 593-4444.

The National Association of African-American Studies will hold its national conference February 14-18, 1995 at Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA. Abstracts for papers on any topic relating to the African-American experience are sought. Send abstracts to Lemuel Berry Jr., Executive Director, NAAAS, Virginia State University, P.O. Box 9403, Petersburg, VA 23806. Tel: (804) 524-5447. Deadline is December 17, 1994.

The Fourteenth Annual Meeting of the Sudan Studies Association will be held May 4-6, 1995 at Villanova University. The theme is "Conflict and Conflict Resolution in Sudan." Send paper or panel abstracts to Ann Lewsch, Center for Arab and Islamic Studies, Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Ave., Villanova, PA 19085. Tel: (610) 519-7712; Fax: (610) 519-7249.

Date: Fri, 2 Dec 94 15:37:59 CST  
From: "Sue Swisher"
Subject: Harbari

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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