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JUA: Penn African Studies Bulletin, (10/18/2010)

Issue No. 4, Fall 2010
18 October, 2010
Dear JUA Readers,

Below, you will find the first edition of JUA for the Fall of 2010. You can also find a copy of this and previous issues on our website:

Your submissions are always welcomed, so please send your announcements to by 25 October, as the date for our next publication is 1 November. Furthermore, if you want to learn more about Penn African Studies and other happenings in the Northeastern African community, check us out on Twitter (, Facebook (, and Tumblr (


Zachary Propert,
JUA Editor



"Creating a New Greece? Culture, Development and The Festival mondial des arts nègres de Dakar (1966)"

Friday, October 29th at 4pm
Williams Hall 543 (Cherpack Seminar Room) The French department and the African Studies Center invite you to a lecture by David Murphy (University of Stirling, U.K.).


Sponsored jointly by:
Michigan State University and University of Michigan October 29, 2010 - MSU
October 30, 2010 - U of M

Organized by Ken Harrow, MSU and Frieda Ekotto, U of M

Reception will follow

4th Annual Conference: Philadelphia Global Water Initiative

November 4, 2010
Houston Hall's Hall of Flags
"Managing The Last 1%: Allocating Water to Meet the UN Millennium Development Goals"

"Hi Fi, Hygiene and High Gloss"

November 6, 2010 12:00-1:30
639 Williams Hall
Reading Gender in Magazines from Senegal and South Africa, 1948 - 1966." Penn English's Tsitsi Jaji will give the lecture.

Wharton Africa Business Forum

November 19-21, 2010
Huntsman Hall
This conference features the discussion: A Blueprint For Africa: Navigating the World's Fastest Growing Continent In 2009, roughly half of the world's top quartile growth countries were from Africa. The global business community is increasing its interest and involvement on the Continent. At the same time basic questions of how to navigate Africa's growth and seize the opportunities there in remains a puzzle for outsiders - Africans and otherwise. The goal of the 2010 forum is to share how professionals, entrepreneurs, academics and investors can practically get involved in Africa's dynamic growth story.

"Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic in an African Kingdom of the Indian Ocean"

November 30, 2010 4:30
History Lounge (College Hall 209)
Johns Hopkins' Pier Larson will give the lecture.

"The Poetry and Politics of Water in Africa, South Asia, and the Americas."

Wednesday November 3
Lower Dodge Gallery
Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University The symposium is part of the Zimmerli's Fall exhibition entitled, "Water," which celebrates water as an inspiration in world art.

Thinking Gender 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011
21st Annual Graduate Student Research Conference at the UCLA Faculty Center. To learn more about the event, visit If you would like to submit a paper, please see the information in "Call for Papers".

Reframing Knowledge Production on 1970s Uganda

February 5, 2011; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Hosted by the African History and Anthropology Workshop Scholars of Africa regularly cast Uganda in the 1970s as a transitional period in the country's history as well as a symbol of Africa's postcolonial ruination and failed struggle for cultural and economic independence. Transnational mythologies of Idi Amin in film, music, and literature have produced a rich, if highly questionable, body of knowledge on his rule. However, the 1970s have produced remarkably little scholarly consensus. Scholars struggle to move beyond worn-out chronologies and seemingly contradictory generalizations of social fragmentation, state collapse, and economic decline alongside cultural self-assertion, national pride, and economic empowerment. This state of affairs can be partly attributed to the assumed dearth of written sources for this period (though the recent openings of personal and government records in Uganda and Great Britain are exciting developments). It may also be related to scholars' difficulty reckoning with the ideological potency of the 1970s in contemporary political discourse, as activists of all sorts seek to draw contrasts or parallels between their situation and a constructed past. If you would like to submit, please see "Call for Papers".

11th Graduate Student Conference on International History (ConIH) at Harvard University

ConIH encourages methodologically innovative approaches and agendas which emphasize long-distance influences, utilize multi-archival and multi-lingual research and offer vistas for historical comparisons across time and space. Perspectives from related disciplines such as law, social science, economics, business or anthropology are welcome and encouraged. Faculty from Harvard and beyond will provide commentary onthe papers. The conference will conclude with a plenary session, at which several leading scholars in the fields of international and global history will discuss broad issues pertaining to the themes and terms of the conference. To learn how to participate, see Call for Papers.

Global Health & Innovation Conference 2011

Presented by Unite For Sight, 8th Annual Conference at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, Saturday, April 16 - Sunday, April 17, 2011. Unite For Sight's must-attend, thought-leading conference convenes leaders, changemakers, and participants from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship. The conference convenes 2,200 people from all 50 states and from 50 countries. Conference registration is now open. Register during July to secure the lowest registration rate. The registration rate increases after July. For more information, please see the website:


Thinking Gender

Thinking Gender is a public conference highlighting graduate student research on women, gender and sexuality across all disciplines and historical periods. We invite submissions for individual papers or pre-constituted panels. This year, we especially welcome papers addressing women, gender and sexuality in relation to: Food (sustainability, food justice, marketing, disordered eating, food preparation) Money (the economy, microfinance, entrepreneurship, consumerism, the global marketplace, business practices) The Academy (innovative research methodologies, human subjects, power relations, epistemologies, the Archive) Invented Pathologies (menopause, PMS, female sexual dysfunction, the medicalization of sex). Submissions due by October 22.


Public Health and Water are inextricably linked both in the US and abroad. Just as the CPHI Retreat aims to shed light on all of the ways water affects health, we hope that Penn students and programs (not necessarily Penn-affiliated) in the Philadelphia area can display the variety of ways they have engaged in water related research or service as it relates to health. Posters must be related to water. The intersection of health and water can include topics such as injury prevention, water access, sanitation improvement, greening, monitoring the water supply, bottled water and sustainability, and more. Who is eligible? Students at the University of Pennsylvania (full-time, part-time, Undergraduate to Graduate) Representatives from non Penn-affiliated organizations Posters may be new or previously presented. For students at the University of Pennsylvania, posters must fit into one of three categories stated in CPHIs motto: IDEAS: New projects or initiatives currently being implemented with no results known yet. SCIENCE: Current and completed research with results that can be shared. ACTION: Community service projects with known outputs or outcomes. A separate category is available for non Penn-affiliated organizations to highlight their programs and research projects. Posters will be considered for four $250 prizes (one for each of the Penn categories listed above, and one for non Penn-affiliated organizations). See second page for judging criteria. Please note that the Center for Public Health Initiatives reserves the right to limit prize money or cancel the competition due to insufficient quality/quantity of entries. Deadline Nov. 29, 2010

Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa: An Encyclopedia

In our age of globalization and multiculturalism, it has never been more important for Americans to understand and appreciate foreign cultures-how people live, love, and learn in areas of the world unfamiliar to most U.S. students and the general public. The Cultural Sociology encyclopedia takes a step forward toward presenting concise information with historical and contemporary coverage of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, as four volumes of area studies illuminate the powerful influence of culture on society. Each title comprises approximately 200 articles organized chronologically and alphabetically, addressing such academic disciplines as sociology, political science, women's studies, business, history, religion, law, health, education, economics, and geography. It is the intent of the encyclopedia to convey what daily life was/is like for people in these regions. Each article ranges from 600 to 3,000 words. We are now making new assignments due December 1, 2010. Please send your submissions to

SOAS Literary Review: Literatures of Africa, Asia, and Middle East (grad)

SOAS Literary Review ( is an online?journal of postgraduate research. It seeks to provide an international forum?for research students working on the literatures of Africa, Asia, and the?Middle East. We welcome contributions on all aspects of postgraduate?literary research including articles, translations, fieldwork commentaries,?and book and media reviews. We hope to stimulate dialogue between research?students and scholars and forge links across institutions. For contributors' guidelines, please refer to the following link:

Plantation Modernity

These are among the questions we hope contributors collectively will address. Individual essays may of course be more focused and might consider such topics as these: the ways in which the plantation generates, enables, contaminates, haunts, or disrupts discourses of modernity the ways in which plantation "romance" may be seen as a form of engagement with (rather than flight from) the modern the ways in which the plantations serves as a "matrix," "laboratory," or mode of "relation" (to build on Glissant) that erupts in unexpected places the ways in which the plantation proves present, even (and perhaps especially) in its absence the ways in which literary and cultural texts reflect changes in plantation production (for example, the shift from agrarian capitalism to agribusiness) the connections between the plantation and other forms of colonialism the connections between plantation cultures of various locales (the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Ireland, Africa, Hawaii, etc.) the plantation as a site of transcultural contact the continuities and differences that can be found across the plantation complex 500-word proposals should be sent to Amy Clukey ( and Jeremy Wells ( by November 1, 2010. For those asked to contribute to the collection, completed essays will be due July 1, 2011.

Ethnic Canons in Global Contexts

As an ongoing and vital process through which societies and cultures have become integrated through a globe-spanning network of communications, economics, and politics, globalization addresses the transnational circulation of ideas and languages. Its impact on literature is manifold, with both positive and negative associations, wherein cultures receiving outside influences ignore some, adopt others as they are, and then immediately start to transform others. Certain aspects of globalization - such as hybridity and multi-rootedness - are increasingly present in literary texts as we witness ways in which they shape new literary forms, interrogate existing canons, and explore the emergence of ethnic canons. We invite paper abstracts and complete panels, workshops, and roundtable proposals on all aspects of the multi-ethnic literatures of the United States and elsewhere. We are particularly interested in proposals that explore globalization in terms of its influence on ethnic canons, and vice versa, and encourage presentations on all global frameworks of analysis, such as Atlantic studies, global feminisms, pan-Africanism, postcolonialism, transnationalism, global indigenous studies, etc. Submissions should detail requests for specific audiovisual equipment, if needed. We also ask that a proposal for a complete panel, roundtable, or workshop include a short description of the central topic, supplemented by brief abstracts of individual speakers' contributions. This conference will be held at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. Deadline for abstracts and proposals (250 words in Word or rtf format): NOVEMBER 15, 2010. PLEASE NOTE: e-mail abstracts to: John Hawley at Crime and Crime Narratives in Postcolonial Societies, Deadline 11-01-2010

"World Literature"

NeMLA 2011, April 6-10, New Brunswick, New Jersey. contact email: panel will explore what "world literature", that has embedded in it the conjunction world-historical, mean today. By the time Goethe coined the term in the 1800's much of the non-Western world was already colonized.The impact of this reorganization was far reaching for the West and the non-Western world.What role did colonial structures play in creating a unified global systems theory such as Orientalism? Can Orientalist literature claim to be "world literature"? Many of the challenges posed by the paradigms of "world literature", global translation, linguistic imperialism, nationalism and modernity open the discussion to new reflection and debate. Have its claims been obscured by assimilations and homogenizations as a result of globalization? We will examine some of the dilemmas facing "world literature" in our times. Is there a need for shifting categories and bring newness to the study of "world literature"? Abstracts of 300 words maximum are invited.

Sudan Studies Association

The tradition of the SSA conference is to give priority in timing and prominence to papers that address the theme of the conference, but papers on all other issues relating to Sudan--past, present and future-- are also very welcome. Abstracts of proposed papers (please, limit to 150-200 words) should be sent by January 1, 2011 to Dr. Randall Fegley, 2011 SSA Panel Organizer, Coordinator of Global Studies, Pennsylvania State University, Berks Campus, Tulpehocken Road, Reading, PA, USA 19610, Tel. (610) 396-6092, e-mail<>. A preliminary program will be announced by April 1, 2011. Late proposals for papers will be considered only if space is available. Proposals and paper abstracts submitted earlier will receive preferential treatment in scheduling. Acceptance for presentation will depend on the quality of the abstract and the judgment of the program committee. Pre-registration is required in order to secure a place on the conference program. Stipends of $200 are available for assistance to a limited number of graduate students and interested persons should contact SSA President Dr. Stephanie Beswick, Ball State University:<>

11th Graduate Student Conference on International History (ConIH) at Harvard University

Graduate students who are interested in participating in the conference should submit a one-page paper proposal and one-page curriculum vita (in Word, RTF, or PDF format) to <>. Proposals must be received by November 20, 2010, in order to be considered. Notification of acceptance will be made in December. For additional information about the conference, please contact the conference organizers at <> or visit the conference website at <>.

The Impact of Colonial Legacies on Ethnic Violence in Africa

Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism (SEN) is currently seeking authors to write a review on the current state of the literature about the impact of colonial legacies on ethnic violence in Africa. Possible review topics include questions such as: How did colonial bureaucracies differ in their impact on inter-ethnic relationships? Has colonialism altered long-term state-society relationships in Africa? To what extent is the current economic and political development of African countries a direct outcome of colonial legacies? Which, if any, aspect of colonialism – such as institutional design, economic or cultural policies – can be said to have increased the risk of ethnic violence in particular? The review is intended for publication in SEN, vol. 11, no. 1 (2011). The deadline for submission of finished review articles is 15 October 2010. As articles will be peer reviewed before editing and publication, early submission is greatly appreciated. This call for submission is part of SEN's initiative to broaden the scope of reviews carried in the journal. SEN invites scholars to submit review articles of 3,000-4,000 words, covering between three and five volumes related to a specific topic. The aim is to provide an overview of the present state of the literature concerning important issues covered by the journal.

Reframing Knowledge Production on 1970s Uganda

This conference will consider creative work Ugandans have pursued in and on the 1970s. We welcome papers from faculty and graduate students that examine issues pertinent to this important period, including those that may not be strictly bounded temporally or geographically to 1970s Uganda but that consider how we have come to know about this decade. Scholars from all disciplines and those working across disciplinary boundaries are encouraged to apply. Please submit a one page abstract by November 8th to <>. (Include your name, email, and institutional affiliation). We may have funds available to assist graduate student presenters with travel expenses. Please indicate whether you would like to be considered for travel assistance.

African Diaspora in Brazil: Remapping the Black Atlantic

"...there is no way to pay back our historical debt to Africa." -President Luis Incio "Lula" da Silva - President of Brazil One of the most heavily traveled routes of the Atlantic during the slave trade was the dangerous passage that linked West Africa, the Angolan and Kongo coastal region with the Americas. In the space of two and a half centuries, an estimated 2 million African slaves were forcibly dispersed through this "middle passage" (and millions lost at sea arriving mainly in Bahia and thus established Brazil as the main destination point for the largest population of Africans in the African Diaspora. The historical geography and the specificities of trajectory of African Diaspora in the South Atlantic led to the spirited Herskovits-Frazier debates during the first half of the 20th century. The study of the African Diaspora in the historical geography of the Americas has been reinvigorated in recent decades by a robust debate as scholars have shifted their inquiry from the explicit study of cultural "survival", "hybridity" and "acculturation" towards an emphasis on placing Africans and their descendants at the center of their own histories. Going beyond the notion of cultural "survival" or "creolization", scholars now explore different sites of power and resistance, gendered cartographies, memory, and the various social and cultural networks and institutions that Africans and their descendants created and developed, reflecting an array of cultural richness and diversity. Prospective contributors are invited to send proposals for articles in the form of a 400-500 word abstract by December 30, 2010. Accepted proposals will be notified by January 30th, 2011. Authors of accepted proposals will be asked to submit articles in final form (in English) by August 30, 2011. Proposals should be submitted to the Guest Editors, indicated below, by e-mail as a Word attachment. All communications regarding the special edition should be directed to the Guest Editors, Fassil Demissie (Department of Public Policy Studies), and Silvia Lorenso, (Department of Spanish and Portuguese), University of Texas, Austin,

Voices - The Wisconsin review of African Literatures

Voices is a forum for exploring issues of written and oral artistic production in Africa and the Diaspora in relation to the continent. Submissions that stretch and challenge such disciplinary boundaries are welcome and will be considered for publication. We will distribute copies of Voices to American universities with interest in African studies, and to African institutions which may have more difficulty in maintaining/developing their collections of research in African literature. We invite submissions from writers world-wide. Voices is complemented by a web site with the aim of cultivating a broad readership and interactive academic network. Call for Papers?We invite the submission of articles, essays, book reviews of recently published works, translations and original creative works (short stories, poetry, art, drama, renderings of oral narratives). Written in: Languages of Africa (as well as English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, German). Format: 4 copies of typed, double-spaced manuscript up to 20 pages; include one copy of an 100-150 word abstract (in English & in the language of the submission). Please remove author's name from 3 of the 4 copies. If the work is accepted, we will request a copy of the submission on 3.5 floppy disk. To learn more:

African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter

The African Diaspora Archaeology Network and Newsletter works to provide a focal point for archaeological and historical studies of African diasporas, with news, current research, information and links to other web resources related to the archaeology and history of descendants of African peoples. Through this engagement with African diasporas, the ADAN seeks to connect an intellectual community that considers the historical processes of racialization, gender, power, and culture operating within and upon African descendant communities. Our quarterly Newsletter issues reach an international readership of at least several thousand for each issue. Please contact me if you have essays, articles, analysis papers, book reviews, project reports, announcements, or news updates that you'd like to contribute to the African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter, available at:

Multi-Contributor Anthology of hip-hop essays

The publishing company that I am working on this project with would like a book proposal in a month or two, at this point I am collecting abstracts that include an approximate page length to be able to give the publisher an accurate idea of how long the entire project it will be. That being said, I will also be submitting sample chapters so if anyone has a paper written already or can have a paper written in a month or two I would love to have as many sample chapters as possible. As mentioned previously, I want this collection to have broad appeal, if you are interested in doing more opinion piece than research paper feel free to do so, if you have the desire to do interviews instead of any kind of article that would be fantastic. The background is of no difference as I want this project to be as diverse as possible, sociology, music history, African-American studies, popular culture studies, fashion, psychology, history, any and all are welcome. If the reference means anything to you, think a hip hop version of Robert O'Meally's *The Jazz Cadence of American Culture *in terms of broad perspectives and hopefully close in length. Please submit any abstracts, address any questions to, and feel free to contact me at


Penn Humanities Forum - Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities

The Penn Humanities Forum awards five one-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships each academic year to junior scholars in the humanities who are not yet tenured (may not be tenured during the fellowship year). The Fellowship carries an annual stipend of $46,500 plus health insurance and a $2500 research fund, requires that the scholar spend the year in residence at the University of Pennsylvania, and is open to international applicants. The current Call for Applications is for the 2011-12 fellowship year, when our topic will be Adaptations. Applicants must be no more than eight years out of their doctorate (e.g., for the 2011-12 Fellowship year, you must have received or will receive your Ph.D. between December 2002 and December 2010). The Ph.D. is the only terminal degree eligible. The broad interdisciplinary nature of the program allows fellows to become fully integrated into the life of Penn. Fellows conduct research that relates to the Forum's topic of study for the year in residence, participate in the Forum's weekly faculty research seminar where they present their research, and teach one undergraduate course on a subject that relates to the annual theme. Preference will be given to candidates whose proposals are interdisciplinary, who have not previously used the resources of the University of Pennsylvania, and who would particularly benefit from and contribute to Penn's intellectual life. Please see the following website for more information:

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities at Stanford

Stanford University invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships in the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities, a unique opportunity for the best recent Ph.D. recipients in the humanities to develop as scholars and teachers. Up to six fellowships will be awarded for a two-year term. Fellows will teach two courses per year in one of Stanford's humanities departments, and are expected to participate in the intellectual life of the program, which includes regular meetings with other fellows and faculty to share work in progress and discuss topics of mutual interest. It is expected that Fellows will be in residence during the term of their appointment. Fellows will also be affiliated with the Stanford Humanities Center and will have the opportunity to be active in its intellectual life.

Two-Year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in African History at Monmouth College

Monmouth College invites applications for a two-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in African history to begin in August 2011. Subfield and time period open, but applicants must have expertise in transatlantic history. The Fellow would teach courses in African and transatlantic history while serving as a resource for the growing group of faculty members interested in studying and teaching about the transatlantic world. Expectations for this position include teaching three courses per year and maintaining a scholarly agenda of his/her choosing. The salary and benefits package are commensurate with that of a first-year assistant professor (tenure track) at Monmouth College. ?Please send a letter of application, vita, statement of teaching and research interests, graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference to: Professor Simon Cordery, Department of History, Monmouth College, by e-mail to Review of files will begin October 15, 2010, and continue until the position is filled. For more information about the college, please visit A full description can be found under Employment Opportunities. ?Monmouth College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to diversity and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Humanities Fellowships

LMU Munich will award 10 Research Fellowships to excellent young academics. Applications are welcome from all candidates who have completed their doctoral studies within the last three years with outstanding results. Applicants must present an independent research project as part of their application. The project must be supported by a professor of LMU Munich. The fellows will become members of the Young Center of the Center for Advanced Studies and be able to make use of its services. Closing date for applications is 15 November 2010. The prospective starting date of the fellowships is 1 June 2011. For all information regarding your application please consult:?

University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign - Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowships in the Humanities

The Fellows will spend their two-year terms in residence at Illinois; will conduct research on the proposed project; and will teach two courses per year in the appropriate academic department. The search is open to scholars in all humanities disciplines, but we seek applicants whose work falls into one of the following broad subject areas: 1. Race and Diaspora Studies 2. History of Science/Technology 3. Empire and Colonial Studies 4. Memory Studies To be eligible for consideration, applicants must have received their Ph.D. between January 1, 2006 and August 30, 2010. Detailed eligibility requirements and application guidelines can be found at Deadline: Oct. 29, 2010. Please address questions about these fellowships to: Dr. Christine Catanzarite, Senior Associate Director of IPRH, at or (217) 244-7913.

Quadrant Fellowship at University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Scholars pursuing interdisciplinary work are invited to apply for a semester-long Quadrant Fellowship at the University of Minnesota to be held in academic year 2011-2012. Quadrant is a joint initiative of the University of Minnesota Press, a leader in interdisciplinary scholarly publishing, and the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS). During their semester in residence at the IAS in Minneapolis, fellows will receive a stipend of up to $30,000, depending on rank and experience. Fellowships include medical and dental coverage. At the IAS, fellows will participate in weekly lunches, coffees, and public lectures with a lively interdisciplinary community that includes University of Minnesota fellows and other Quadrant fellows. They will also be involved in at least one of Quadrant's research and publishing collaboratives: Design, Architecture, and Culture ; Environment, Culture, and Sustainability ; Global Cultures; and Health and Society. Fellows will give a public lecture and will present a work-in-progress in a workshop setting with their Quadrant collaborative group or groups. In addition, they will work directly with an editor from the University of Minnesota Press to develop their manuscripts for submission. Manuscripts submitted to the University of Minnesota Press will undergo standard peer review and Press board approval process. Submission deadline for complete applications is November 19, 2010. Electronic submission is preferred. Paper submissions must be postmarked by November 19, 2010. Further information and submission instructions are at

'Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry' postdoctoral fellow at Washington University at St. Louis

Washington University announces the 11th year of Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry, an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Program designed to encourage interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching across the humanities and social sciences. We invite applications from recent Ph.D.s for the position as Fellow. In September 2011, the selected Fellow will join continuing Fellows to participate in the University's ongoing interdisciplinary programs and seminar. The Fellows will receive a two year appointment with a stipend beginning at $44,450 per year. Postdoctoral Fellows plan and pursue their own continuing research in association with a senior faculty member at Washington University, and, over the course of their year appointment teach three undergraduate courses in the home discipline and collaborate in an interdisciplinary theory and methods workshop. There is no application form, but further information on 'Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry' is available on the web at Applicants should submit a cover letter, a description of their research program (no more than three single-spaced pages), a brief proposal for the seminar in theory and methods, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Application deadline is December 1, 2010.

Boston College - African & African Diaspora Studies Program

Boston College's African and African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) announces its second dissertation fellowship competition. Scholars working in any discipline in the Humanities or Social Sciences with projects focusing on any topic within African and/or African Diaspora Studies are eligible. We seek applicants pursuing innovative, preferably interdisciplinary, projects in dialogue with critical issues and trends within the field. This 2011/2012 fellowship includes a $30,000 stipend, health insurance, a $1,500 research budget, and a fully equipped office. The fellow must remain in residence for the 9-month academic year, deliver one public lecture, and teach one seminar course. The successful applicant will have full access to BC's seven libraries as well as several rare books and manuscripts collections. Of particular interest is the Nicholas M. Williams/Caribbeana Collection, consisting of materials from and about Africa, Jamaica, and the British West Indies. The fellow can also benefit from BC's newly founded Institute for the Liberal Arts, as well as events sponsored by programs/installations in International Studies, American Studies, Asian American Studies, Middle East Studies, Islamic Civilization and Societies, as well as the internationally renowned McMullen Museum. Applications must include: 1) a 3000 word project proposal that includes a plan for completion and description of how this fellowship will assist applicant in achieving future professional goals, 2) a 25 page (MAXIMUM) writing sample, 3) three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the dissertation advisor and 4) an updated Curriculum Vitae. Eligible applicants must be ABD by the start of the fellowship year. Applications must be submitted by 21 January 2011, either electronically to or postmarked.

Kay Postdoctoral Fellow - Brandeis University

Brandeis University invites applications for a two-year Kay postdoctoral fellow working on culture and politics in the francophone world, to begin in Fall 2011. Areas of interest could include, but are not limited to, legacies of colonialism and post-colonialism, literary and cultural representations of the immigration experience, or language, culture and politics in francophone countries. Every year, the fellow will teach one class in French in the French and Francophone Studies program and another in English in the International and Global Studies Program and receive a stipend of $54, 807, plus a research fund of $4,000. Please send dossier, teaching materials, and three letters of recommendation to Michael Randall, Chair, Kay Fellowship Search Committee, Shiffman 102, MS 024, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454-9110. First consideration will be given to applications received by December 1, 2010.

Fulbright Student Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fellowships for U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals, and artists to study or conduct research abroad for one academic year. In addition, Critical Language Enhancement Awards are available to grantees for study of critical need foreign languages before or concurrently with their grant period. More than 1,500 Americans receive grants to study abroad with either full or partial support from the Fulbright Program. Please see the following website for more information:

African Women Public Service Fellowship

The African Women Public Service Fellowship, made possible by a donation from the Oprah Winfrey Foundation, offers African women the opportunity for graduate study at Wagner to prepare them for public service in their home countries. Please see Wagner's website for more information: Rockefeller Foundation Through grantmaking, the Rockefeller Foundation works to spread the benefits of globalization to more people in more places around the world. The Foundation is a proactive grantmaker. We seek out opportunities to fund work that addresses the Foundation's areas of focus and contributes to one or more of our initiatives, rather than simply reacting to unsolicited proposals. Only proposals that fall within the Foundation's initiatives are considered. The Rockefeller Foundation does not give or lend money for personal aid to individuals, or, except in rare cases, provide general institutional funding, contribute to endowments, or support building or operating funds. Please see the following website for information:

Africa-Related Fellowships and Internships at the Wilson Center

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars offers a number of residential fellowships for the study of Africa, and internship opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students. Unless otherwise noted, all awards are open to citizens of any country. Brief information about each of these fellowship programs appears below, along with links to application materials and further details, where available. For more information and application guidelines please contact the Center at: Tel: 202-691-4170; Fax: 202-691-4001; E mail: You can also consult the following website:


University of Missouri at Columbia: Assistant Professor of African History

Assistant Professor of African History -Tenure-track - The Department of History at the University of Missouri, Columbia, the flagship campus of the University of Missouri system and a Carnegie Doctoral Extensive institution, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in African History to begin Fall, 2011. The successful candidate must have Ph.D. in hand by the start of the appointment. All periods and specializations are welcome, but a strong research program and an ability to teach undergraduate courses, including a regularly given two-semester survey in African history, are required. The teaching load is two three-credit courses per semester. Please submit letter of application describing research and teaching interests, c.v., and three letters of recommendation to: Search Committee, Department of History, 101 Read Hall, Columbia, MO 65211. Electronic applications are welcome and may be forwarded to The department anticipates an initial round of interviews at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association. The application deadline is October 15, 2010

University of Kentucky: Assistant Professor, History of Africa

The History Department at the University of Kentucky invites applications for an entry-level, tenure-track position in the history of Africa, beginning in Fall 2011. Ph.D. required. Research fields are open. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory surveys, upper division undergraduate courses, and graduate seminars. Applicants should send a letter of application, a cv and three letters of reference to History of Africa Search Chair, Dept. of History, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0027. Consideration of applications will begin on October 1, 2010, and will continue until position is filled. The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and is located in an increasingly diverse geographical region. It is committed to becoming one of the top public institutions in the country. Women, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Bard College: Assistant Professor, African History

Bard College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in twentieth-century African History to begin in July 2011. Regional and topical specializations are open; candidates whose work focuses on the African Diaspora will also be considered. Bard is a highly selective college of the liberal arts and sciences with 1900 students, located 90 miles north of New York City in the Hudson Valley. For more information on Bard, please visit and for the Africana department, The college's new Achebe Center provides unique opportunities for scholarly dialogue and outreach related to African studies in the arts (literature, film, and music especially).

McGill University: Assistant Professor, History of Sub-Saharan Africa in the 19th and 20th Centuries

McGILL UNIVERSITY--The Department of History and Classical Studies of McGill University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the History of Sub-Saharan Africa in the 19th and 20th centuries effective 1 August 2011. The successful candidate should hold a PhD and show promise of excellence in teaching and scholarly research. The ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses is required. The candidate is expected to make significant contributions to the teaching and research activities of the Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID) in the Faculty of Arts, McGill University. A letter of application, curriculum vitae, and one page statement of teaching philosophy, as well as three confidential letters of reference should be addressed to Professor John Zucchi, Chair, Department of History and Classical Studies, McGill University, Lea 608, 855 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3A 2T7. NOTE: All enquiries and application documents, including reference letters, are to be sent electronically to the Chair's Secretary at Hard copies of reference letters will be requested at a later stage. The deadline for receipt of applications is 8 November 2010.

Santa Clara University: Assistant Professor, Africa and Atlantic World History

Africa and Atlantic World History: The History Department at Santa Clara University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of Africa and the Atlantic World to begin fall 2011. This position is contingent on funding. Candidates should demonstrate ability to teach courses both in African History and in the history of the African diaspora in the Atlantic World, especially what is now the United States of America. The position includes a commitment to teaching introductory-level global courses (Cultures and Ideas 1&2) of the Core curriculum in addition to more advanced courses in Core areas of Diversity (US) and Culture and Ideas 3 (African history). Candidates able to contribute to multidisciplinary majors and minors, including but not limited to Ethnic Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, and Environmental Studies, are particularly sought. Candidates should show evidence of ability to publish in peer-reviewed venues. A Ph.D. in History is required, but advanced ABDs may apply if the PhD will be completed by the contract start date. Applications must be received by 18 October 2010. ?Please submit the following materials electronically (these must be pdf or Word files attached to your email; please do not include this information in the body of your email) to HistoryDepartment@scu.eduFor full details about the position, please see Please direct all questions to Professor Robert Senkewicz, search committee chair, at

Stanford University - History of the Middle East and North Africa

The Department of History at Stanford University seeks an outstanding junior scholar for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of the Middle East and North Africa, with a focus on the 16th to the 19th centuries. The appointment begins September 1, 2011. We are especially interested in candidates who can participate in broad interdisciplinary conversations. Application materials must be submitted on-line via Please submit a letter of application, including a brief statement of research interest, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample (two dissertation chapters or the equivalent) by October 15, 2010. Contact Info:?Online applications only. Website:

Northwestern University - History of Sub-Saharan Africa

The Department of History at Northwestern University invites applications for a tenure-track position in sub-Saharan African history at the level of assistant or associate professor. Research interests may be in any sub-field exclusive of East Africa. Start date: September 2011. Please send letter of application, C.V., and writing sample (chapter or article) by electronic method to Eric West at: In addition, three letters of recommendation must be sent via hard copy to the African Search Committee, Department of History, 1881 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208-2220. Deadline for all application materials: 15 October 2010. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE. Questions to Eric West at: Website:

College of the Holy Cross - African History

The Department of History at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty appointment to begin in August 2011. We are seeking a historian specializing in pre-colonial Africa and the African diasporas. Fields of specialization might include: comparative slavery, Islamic World, or comparative religions. Our new colleague is expected to teach general courses that explore broad global connections from the vantage of pre-colonial Africa, such as courses that stress exchange and circulation of peoples, goods, and cultures from the first beginnings of human activity in Africa into the colonial period, as well as to teach more specialized courses in his/her particular area of expertise. This position carries a 3-2 teaching load with a full-salary one-semester leave prior to tenure review and generous sabbatical and fellowship leaves for senior faculty. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching as informed by current practice and scholarship in the field. We are a department of eighteen tenured and tenure-track historians teaching in areas that are global in scope. There are also interdisciplinary programs in Africana, Middle Eastern and Latin American Studies. Website:

American University at Cairo - Egyptology

The Egyptology Program, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology and Egyptology (SAPE), at the American University in Cairo is seeking applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Egyptology with a starting date in September 2011. Candidates should have a research interest in Egyptian history and have competence in all stages of the ancient Egyptian language as their main duties will entail teaching undergraduates and graduates Egyptian language and history. A completed Ph.D. and teaching experience are required. Successful candidates should have an ongoing program of research and publication and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. Responsibilities include undergraduate as well as graduate teaching, an active program of research and publications, and service to the Department and the University. Priority will be given to applications received by October 15th, 2010. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed by video-conference in early November 2010. Please send application to Note: Please remember your account login enables you to respond to AUC additional questions (if required).

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor - Tenure-line professorship, Brazilian and Afro-Lusophone Studies

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the Center of Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan invite applications for an open-rank, tenure-line professorship in Brazilian and Afro-Lusophone Studies beginning September 1, 2011. The candidate should be qualified to offer introductory lecture courses in Afro-Brazilian literature, culture, cinema, religion, and/or politics and to teach content-based courses in both Portuguese and in English, including upper-level seminars in advanced Portuguese. Expertise encompassing the worldwide Lusophone community, spanning Brazil and Africa a plus. Native or near-native fluency in Portuguese and English required. Must have Ph.D. in hand. Send a letter of application and dossier with CV, writing sample, teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching excellence, and a statement of research plans. Junior candidates provide three letters of recommendation; senior candidates submit a list of references. Deadline 10/27/2010

University of Cape Town - Pro Vice-Chancellor and Director: African Climate & Development Initiative

The University of Cape Town seeks suitably qualified applicants for a five-year contract position of Pro Vice-Chancellor and Director of the African Climate & Development Initiative (ACDI). This is a new position, at Senior Professorial level, created to oversee and facilitate the establishment of the ACDI. As Director of the ACDI, the appointee will be expected to take the lead in facilitating and substantially extending climate research at UCT, with the specific context of addressing the development challenges of Africa from an African perspective. The successful applicant will have a PhD, an international reputation and track record of outstanding research, and a record of government, industry or civil society engagement in strategic initiatives in the general field of climate and development. A record of attracting and obtaining significant external funding for large research programmes, and strong leadership and management skills are essential. Responsibilities include: - creating synergies between key areas of community interest and the existing research strengths of UCT, including established capacity addressing climate change and variability issues in the natural, health and social sciences- developing a University-wide approach to formal education that emphasises the value and opportunities of multidisciplinary research to address climate and development in Africa- fostering linkages between key areas of community interest and the existing research strengths of UCT- communicating with internal and external stakeholders- leading fundraising efforts with regard to the initiative. The annual remuneration package, including benefits, is appropriate to that of a Senior Professor. Deadline Nov. 1, 2010

Morgan State University - Assistant Professor of African History

Morgan State University seeks an assistant or associate professor of history to teach courses in African history and the history of the African Diaspora. Area of specialization is open, but preference will be given to specialists in east, central, or southern Africa. Teaching experience at an urban university, potential for scholarship, and ability to advise graduate students desirable. Ph.D. in history required. For best consideration applicants should send cover letter, c.v., three letters of recommendation, and transcript to Dr. Annette Palmer, Chairperson, Dept. of History, Morgan State University, 1700 East Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21251 by December 1st. Interviews will be held at the AHA convention in January.

Armstrong Atlantic State University - Assistant Professor, Africa and Atlantic World History

The Department of History at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia, invites applications for a tenure track position in the history of Africa and the Atlantic World, exclusive of the United States, at the rank of assistant professor, to start August 2011. Teaching load is 4/4 and responsibilities will include survey, upper-level undergraduate, and graduate courses. Ph.D. in hand by August 10, 2011. For consideration, apply on-line at to submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae. In addition, please send letters of recommendation, graduate transcripts and writing sample to Dr. Jason Tatlock, Search Committee Chair, History Department, Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31419. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2010, and continue until the position is filled. For more information about the department and the university visit Armstrong Atlantic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Georgia is an Open Records Law state.

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