August 31, 2016
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The 18th Annual Eric E. Williams Memorial Lecture
Friday, September 30, 2016 at 6:30pm
The Caribbean and American Presidential Power: A Donald Trump Ascendancy
Hon. Bharrat Jagdeo
Former President of Guyana
Bharrat Jagdeo was born in Guyana and has been active in its political life since the age of 13. Armed with a Master's in Economics from the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia in 1990, he has held several high-level governmental positions, ranging from Minister of Finance to President of Guyana from 1999-2011. He is currently his country's Leader of the Opposition.
Jagdeo also holds a number of global leadership positions in the areas of sustainable development, green growth and climate change. In 2008, he was named Time Magazine's 'Hero of the Environment' and in 2010, the United Nations declared him to be one of its 'Champions of the Earth Awardees'.
In the financial arena, Mr. Jagdeo has served as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the IMF and World Bank Group (2005-2006).
Florida International University
Venue: Wertheim Performing Arts Center
11200 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33199
*Admission Free and open to FIU Students and the public. Reception prior to and following lecture.
Music supplied by Steel Away. Please be seated by 7:20pm.
Books by and about Eric Williams will be available for purchase and signing.
For more information, please call (305) 348-4156 or (305) 271-7246
FIU Co-Sponsors: Steven J. Green School of International Affairs; Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series; Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center
Directions: Take I-95 North or South to 836 (Dolphin Expressway) West. Continue on 836 West to the NW 107th Avenue South exit. Proceed on 107th Avenue to SW 8th Street. Turn right to 112th Ave, turn left into Florida International University and follow directional signs.
The Eric E. Williams Memorial Lecture at FIU depends solely on the generosity of its patrons. Contributions are welcome. 


SERIES EDITORS: Besi Brillian Muhonja and Babacar M'Baye


Critical African Studies in Gender and Sexuality publishes innovative, interdisciplinary research on  intersections of gender, sexuality, and other political, social, economic, cultural, and geographic  identity markers. The series has particular interest in groundbreaking scholarship on  herstories/histories, elements and politics of gender and sexuality that center critical African thought  and philosophies within global contemporary theoretical debates across the disciplines. Thus,  manuscripts exploring gender relationships, queer identities, sexualities, masculinities, and  femininities within both Africa and its Diaspora in interdisciplinary contexts are highly encouraged.

We are actively seeking proposals for academic works that fit this series.


Besi Brillian Muhonja is associate professor of Africana Studies, Women's and Gender Studies,  and African Literatures and Cultures at James Madison University

Babacar M'Baye is associate professor of Black Diasporan and African Francophone literatures at  Kent State University

Please address inquiries to:

Besi Brillian Muhonja

Babacar M'Baye


Nkiru Nzegwu, Binghamton University
Achola Pala, Plothatcher Institute
Melinda Adams, James Madison University
Binyavanga Wainaina, Independent Scholar
Ashley Currier, University of Cincinnati
Betty Wambui, State University of New York, Oneonta
Jane Rarieya, Aga Khan University
Olufemi Taiwo, Cornell University
Cheikh Thiam, Ohio State University


To submit a manuscript for consideration by Lexington Books, please send the following:
  • a prospectus (see below for details)
  • a detailed table of content
  • a sample chapter
  • your curriculum vitae
If you are proposing an edited collection, please include titles, affiliations, and brief resumes for each  of the contributors. In lieu of sample chapters for an edited collection, we would prefer abstracts of  each chapter.

The prospectus should include:
  1. A description of the book, what makes it unique, and why you are qualified to write it?
  2. A description of your target audience (undergraduate or graduate students? scholars? professionals?).
  3. An analysis of competing or similar books (including publishers and dates).
  4. A list of courses in which your book might be used as a text or supplementary text.
  5. An indication of whether any part of your manuscript has been published previously, and if it is a doctoral dissertation, what changes you are proposing to prepare it for publication.
  6. The word count of the MS; and if the manuscript is not complete, an estimate of when it will be finished.
  7. The names of four to seven respected scholars in your field with whom you have no personal or professional relationship. Include their titles, affiliations, and e-mail addresses.
  8. An indication of whether the manuscript is under consideration by other publishers.
Please do not send your entire manuscript.
An acquisitions editor will contact you to request additional materials.

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Vacancy Announcement - History Position - Wellesley College

The Africana Studies Department at Wellesley College invites applications for a tenure-eligible position specializing in African-American intellectual and social history from 1500 to the present to begin in fall 2017. Rank open; Ph.D preferred (ABD considered.) The successful candidate will be a historian, grounded in Africana-centered methodology, such as Oral History, theory and culturally relevant approaches to exploring and teaching history. The ability to link African-American history to the Black Atlantic is an advantage. Full time teaching load of two courses per semester. Candidates should be able to teach both introductory and advanced courses that cover Slavery and Slave Trade Histories, Black Liberation Movements and Pan-Africanism. Candidates should have a proven and/or potential capability for an active, multidisciplinary and innovative research agenda for a strong publication record and research trajectory and for superior performance in undergraduate teaching.

Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vita, a description of research and teaching interests, and three letters of reference. Applications should be submitted by October 20th, 2016. To apply, please click on the link below.

Tenure-Track Position in Child Clinical Psychology (Assistant Professor level) - University of North Carolina at Greensboro

The Department of Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro invites applications for a tenure-track position in Child Clinical Psychology (Assistant Professor level), to begin August 1, 2017. The Department of Psychology consists of 21 tenure-track faculty and offers a BA and BS in psychology, an MA in experimental psychology, and a PhD in clinical, cognitive, developmental, and social psychology (See for more information). UNCG's clinical program emphasizes the integration of science and practice and values both basic and applied research on human behavior across the life span. All applicants should show evidence of a strong independent research program, a commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds, and excellence in graduate and undergraduate teaching and practicum supervision. We invite applications from psychologists whose research focuses on child/adolescent clinical psychology, broadly defined. We are especially interested in applicants whose research utilizes a risk and resilience perspective in the study of health behaviors/healthcare disparities or childhood adversity, particularly within African American youth and their families. We seek to build on a long-standing training focus of our clinical program to provide services to underserved populations in a culturally competent manner, as well as complement current research strengths in ethnic minority populations. 
UNCG is a Minority Serving Institution, with an undergraduate student body consisting of approximately 27% African Americans and 7% Hispanic or Latino Americans. UNCG and the Psychology Department foster an environment of collaboration across departments and schools and support community-engaged research. UNCG is proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. We are an EOE/AA/M/F/D/V employer and are strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity ( ). 
Applicants must have a Ph.D. from an APA-accredited clinical program and be licensed or license-eligible in North Carolina. The doctoral program in Clinical Psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association. The next site visit is 2021.
We will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. More information may be obtained from Dr. Gabriela Livas Stein, Chair of the Child Clinical Search Committee (email:
Applicants should submit all materials electronically (to apply, visit and click on "Faculty" and apply) including a cover letter, CV, a detailed description of their research program, up to three representative publications, a statement of teaching interests, and names and e-mail addresses of three people to be contacted for letters of recommendation.

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