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Department of Social and Cultural Analysis 
New York University

The Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University invites applications for a Faculty Fellow position (non- tenure track) in the field of Africana Studies. This is a one-year teaching/postdoctoral position with a course load of 3 courses per year, and with possibility of renewal for up to three years. Candidate may hold a degree in any field, and must have completed the Ph.D. no earlier than August 2011. 

The Department of Social and Cultural Analysis houses undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Social and Cultural Analysis, Africana Studies, American Studies, Asian/Pacific/American Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Latino Studies, and Metropolitan Studies. Our chief priorities are an intellectually exciting research agenda, and teaching that engages interdisciplinary themes attractive to undergraduates. Scholars whose work is comparative, transnational, or that focuses on the Caribbean, Africa, black Atlantic or Pacific worlds are especially encouraged to apply. 

The appointment will begin on September 1, 2016, pending budgetary and administrative approval. Please send a letter of application, CV, writing sample, sample syllabus, and three letters of recommendation by March 1, 2016. To apply, see the NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis website http://sca.as.nyu.edu. Instructions can be found under the homepage link " Employment Opportunities." 

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Call for Papers: Reconfiguring Black Europe 
Venue: Institute for Modern Languages Research University of London 
Saturday, 5 November 2016 
How can we dislocate European Blackness (as ontology, identity, or ideology) from its implicit racial-historical point of departure in order to arrive at as-yet undefined conceptualizations of subjectivity, belonging, and aesthetics? What does Blackness mean in/for Europe? What elements of Blackness or Black diasporic identity are privileged in European discourses and how do these configurations solidify hegemonic expectations of racial/gendered/classed normativity? 
The aim of this workshop is to foreground less explored/familiar paradigms of Blackness throughout Europe with the intention of unsettling what has become taken for granted in contemporary discussions of 'Black Europe'. We are therefore seeking papers which will provincialise, defamiliarise, and contextualise local sites in which significations of Blackness have shifted the dimensions of what we claim to address with the moniker 'Black Europe'. 
We are now inviting proposals for 20-minute papers. 
Please e-mail a 250 word abstract and brief biographical statement to the organizers at: reconfiguringblackeurope@gmail.com 
Deadline for abstract submission: Tuesday, 5 April 2016 
Organizers: Emma Bond (University of St Andrews / IMLR) S.A. Smythe (University of California, Santa Cruz / IMLR) 
Institute for Modern Languages Research School of Advanced Study, University of London 
Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU  

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