JUA: Penn African Studies Bulletin, (04/05/10)



"Adam Rudolph's Moving Pictures"
The Painted Bride Art Center

Composer and master hand drummer Adam Rudolph has been pioneering new sounds in jazz and world music for decades. Back by popular demand with Moving Pictures, Rudolph's large ensemble that embraces musical forms, languages, instrumentation, and cosmologies of Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the African Diaspora. His compositions display unusual relationships that culminate into wildly imaginative and unexpected sonic universes. Yusef Lateef, Sam Rivers, Pharoah Sanders, Don Cherry, Foday Musa Suso and Hassan Hakmoun are a few of his many collaborators, who have informed his broad aesthetic. The concert will feature his 2009 Chamber Music America commissioned work, "Yeyi Suite" and other original compositions. Moving Pictures includes Joseph Bowie on trombone, harmonica, and percussion; Brahim Fribgane on Moroccan percussion and oud; Graham Haynes on coronet; and Kenny Wessel on guitar and banjo. April 9th, 2010-8PM

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Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, noon-6 pm, and during performances

"A Taste of Africa" (FOR COFFEE LOVERS!) Sponsored by Old City Coffee

Led by OCC's Jack Treatman. Join for an informal tasting of coffee from Africa, the origin of wild coffee. Old City Coffee will demonstrate a coffee brewing method using a Chemex manual drip brewer. They will compare the difference between Kenya peaberry and AA top, also cupping Rwanda, Ethiopia Harrar and Tanzania AA. Please pre-register:

March 21st, 2010
2 pm

Old City Coffee
Reading Terminal Market
1136 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107


"Placing an African Face on African Development" Inaugural National Conference Emory University - Atlanta, Georgia
March 19th-21st, 2010 - Inaugural National Conference

Through its conferences, the National African Students Association seeks to empower and unite its members while creating service opportunities to foster progress on the African continent. This National Conference will be one of the largest, but the most far-reaching, networking event of African students in America and we encourage all who are genuinely interested in African progress to attend. We hope our members will use the information garnered at our conference to develop into the African leaders we are all charged to be. The conference will be open to all those who wish to gain from the workshops, networking, social events, and volunteer activities we have planned for that weekend. Schools who are affiliated with the National ASA (please see will receive a discount on the reasonably-priced Conference Registration Fee. Registration will open on November 9th, 2009. The official conference weekend will be Friday March 19th, 2010 to Sunday March 21st, 2010 hosted by Emory University's African Students Association in Atlanta, Georgia.

Download the Conference Packet pdf for mailing or printing purposes here:


Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science (2 Year Position, Sub-Sarahan Africa)-COLGATE UNIVERSITY

The Department of Political Science at Colgate University invites applications for two year term position in comparative politics with expertise in the politics of sub-Saharan Africa. Demonstrable excellence in teaching is essential.

Candidates whose research interests focus on issues of nation-building, democratization, social movements, national and tribal identities, national and transnational development, relations of civil and state society, natural resource management are especially welcome. Candidates should be able to teach introductory courses in comparative politics and upper level courses in their regional and thematic specialties. Ability to teach an introduction to IR theory is advantageous. The teaching load is five courses over two semesters beginning Fall 2010. Application Information Professor Bruce Rutherford
Department of Political Science
Colgate University
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346

Assistant/Association Professor of History and Political Science (Two Tenure Track)-PAINE COLLEGE The Department of History and Political Science invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of History and Political Science.

Faculty in the department are expected to engage in: teaching practices focused on student learning; submitting proposals for external funding to support department objectives; submitting research to peer-reviewed publications and for presentation at professional conferences; and service to the college and the profession.

The successful candidate will teach four History courses each semester including: Research Methods, non-Western History (Africa, Middle East), History of Georgia, History of the United States, African-American History, Senior Field paper, and other courses. The position requires teaching day, evening, and occasionally, weekend classes. Additional responsibilities include serving on college committees, advising students, supervising undergraduate research projects, and performing other related duties.

Applicants at the time of appointment should have Ph.D. in History or related field and experience in teaching college/university level courses. Other minimum qualifications are the potential for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level; innovative and successful integration of technology to impact student learning, experience in securing external funds to support socially significant research; potential for successful research and publication; a willingness to serve on college committees and undertake college service; and the ability to communicate effectively with a culturally diverse campus community.

Tourism Geography Instructor-MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY The Department of Geography, Geology and Planning anticipates an opening for a 9-month, non-tenure-track Instructor of Geography to begin in August 2010. M.S. in Geography or closely related field required at time of appointment. Expertise and evidence of teaching effectiveness in the area of Tourism Geography is required; professional experience in the travel and tourism industry is required; experience in developing an academic program in geotourism is strongly preferred; experience and evidence of effectiveness directing outside-the-classroom student projects in the area of tourism is strongly preferred.

Teaching responsibilities will include upper-division undergraduate courses in Tourism Geography, Geotourism, and Geography of Selected World Regions including Sub-Saharan Africa plus multiple sections of our General Education course in World Regional Geography.

Apply online at


CFA: Theory for a Global Age: The Place of Africa?

The Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Warwick is organizing an advanced summer school for early career researchers and academics, including PhD students and postdoctoral fellows, on: 'Theory for a Global Age: The Place of Africa?' The place of Africa within theories of the global is usually present only by its absence. Or, if it is present, then Africa is there to provide local color to an abstract global theory, theorized from elsewhere. Even within theoretical initiatives that primarily address the world beyond Europe and the US, Africa is very often left off the intellectual map. While it is common to describe what is global about processes observed within African societies, it is rare to describe a global process as African in origin. Nor is much consideration commonly given to the implication for global theories of the foregrounding of Africa within them. In this summer school, we intend to place Africa firmly at the centre of key debates within the humanities and social sciences. We will ask, among other things, how these debates change if the starting point of analysis is located in Africa itself. Participants will also consider whether there is a conceptual language or theoretical framework for addressing Africa's place in the world. This summer school builds on the summer school run last year on 'Theory for a Global Age: Postcolonial and Cosmopolitan Perspectives.' The summer school is from 5-9th July 2010 and will take place at the Wolfson Exchange, Main Library, University of Warwick. The cost of the summer school is £350 which includes 6 nights accommodation, breakfast and lunch, and all course materials. Travel costs and evening meals are not included in the fee. The school is organized around guest lectures, seminars and workshops by faculty from the University of Warwick as well as by invited academics internationally recognized in their fields. For further details please see the website:


POST DOCTORAL TEACHING FELLOW--AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF CAIRO The American University in Cairo (AUC) is pleased to announce several new Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowships for recent Ph.D. graduates. Successful applicants will be appointed as Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellows with the rank of visiting assistant professor, and will become part of a unique program designed to provide young scholars with the opportunity to acquire the skills and experience necessary for success in teaching. The program also supplies fellows with travel and other support for research purposes. In addition, one of its principal objectives is to provide fellows with unparalleled opportunity to observe, work in and learn about one of the most fascinating countries in the world, Egypt. Fellows will primarily teach students engaged in AUC's freshman-level Core Curriculum. The Core is designed to introduce students to the liberal arts and sciences and includes a variety of freshman-level courses in the humanities, social sciences and sciences. Fellows will teach Core courses that reflect their personal interests and disciplinary backgrounds. They will also have the opportunity to teach additional courses in their own or related disciplines while at AUC. Online App. Form:


The George Mason University, Ali Vural Ak Center for Islamic Studies under the College of Humanities and Social Sciences invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in South Asian or Southeast Asian Studies, with a focus on the history, culture or politics of Muslim populations in these regions. Fellows will be given an office at the Center for Islamic Studies, while an affiliation will be arranged in an appropriate academic department as well. Fellowship stipend will be $41,200 (plus benefits) for the academic year. There will also be a $2,000 allowance for travel and research. Appointment begins August 25, 2010, and will end May, 24 2011. Responsibilities: (1) Teaching: One course during the academic year, preferably focused on a broader theme related to the Muslim Societies in South Asia or Southeast Asia; (2) Other responsibilities: Play an active role in the intellectual life of the center, and participate in and support the programs at the Center for Islamic Studies.


Lewis & Clark College Department of History invites applications for a one-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in sub-Saharan African history, starting in Fall semester 2010. Potential for excellent teaching and research at an undergraduate institution are essential. The Fellow will teach three courses per year, including a survey of African history, a lower division course on modern Africa and a colloquium or seminar determined by scholarly specialty. Excluding North Africa, geographical and topical specialty are open. Preference will be given to candidates with interdisciplinary and/or comparative perspectives. Ph.D. required at time of appointment as Mellon Teaching Fellow. Review of applications will begin on February 8, 2010 and continue until the position is filled. A complete application must include (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a letter of application that includes a statement of educational philosophy, teaching experience, and research interests; (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness (if any); (4) a sample of scholarship; (5) three letters of recommendation sent under separate cover; and (6) graduate transcripts. Send application to Susan Glosser, Chair, Department of History, MSC 41, 0615 SW Palatine Hill Road, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR, 97219-7899. Inquries to Lewis & Clark College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to preparing students for leadership in an increasingly interdependent world, and affirms the educational benefits of diversity.See

"Open Mind For Africa" Summer Travel Grant in Honor of Louise Shoemaker

The Open Mind for Africa program in honor of Dr. Louise Shoemaker, Dean Emerita of the University of Pennsylvania School Of Social Work, builds on the Christian Association's foundation of promoting open minds and working faith. The summer 2010 the program will award travel grants to help underwrite students' service learning experience in Africa. Students are required to participate in orientation training prior to travel. Orientation will be jointly conducted by the Christian Association, African Studies Center and Penn Abroad. This education and leadership training will include history and culture, strategic planning, safety and logistics and post-experience planning. Three students will be awarded travel grants of $1,000 for summer 2010 service learning experiences in Africa. Grants may be used to underwrite expenses related to traveling and working in Africa. Two grants will be awarded to eligible undergraduate students from the Class of 2011 or 2012, and any graduate or professional student. One grant is available only to a SP2 student. The Open Mind for Africa program offers a unique service experience in Africa. In addition to the orientation training prior to the immersion experience, participants will be involved in Open Mind for Africa development activities upon their return to Penn. FOR MORE INFORMATION:

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