November 16, 2016
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Upcoming Deadline: November 20 - Scholarships Virtual Institute Online Course on Trade and Gender

Dear Vi friends,

Only 10 more days to apply for the upcoming edition of the Vi online course on trade and gender!

Scheduled for January 9 to February 26, the course is open to  academics (from universities and research centres), policymakers and representatives of civil society in developing countries and countries with economies in transition. Applicants must hold a Master's degree in economics, law, political science or related area. Excellent English skills are also required. Qualified women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. 

Thanks to the support from the Governments of Finland and Sweden, the selected participants will be exempt from the fees associated with access to the course and the e-tutoring services provided. Participants will also receive the course materials on DVD free-of-charge.

For more details and to apply, visit: .

The deadline for applications is 20 November 2016.

We do hope that you will find this course of interest and would be most grateful if you could kindly disseminate the information about it to relevant audiences in your countries.

For further information, please contact:

Ms. Simonetta Zarrilli 
Chief, Trade, Gender and Development Programme 
Division on International Trade in Goods and Services, and Commodities, UNCTAD 

BOY 23: A Documentary About Racism and Reslavery in Brasil in the XXth Century

Dear ASWAD Members,

I would like to recommend to all of you the Belisario Franca 79' Documentary on Racism and Re-slavery in the XXth century in Brazil, which follows attached to be watched as a vemeo link.

Based on a History doctoral dissertation on this same issue, this documentary show to all of us hos large and deep nazi fascism got into Brazilian society.

Also, this documentary has been in the 145 others nominated for the first Academia list for the Oscar.

So, please, you can watch it through the link below. The Director is a very friend of mine and a partner in the anti-racism and inequality struggle in Brazil. He gave me the permission to spread out this link to all scholars in the US. This is very unique lesson about Brazil.

Film: password : boy23usa

Production: Giros
Director: Belisario Franca
Release: Los Angeles: December 16th - Music Hall New York: December 23th - Cinema Village


Julio Cesar de Tavares
Universidade Federal Fluminense
Departamento de Antropologia
Rua Marcos Waldemar Reys, s/nº
Campus do Gragoatá, Bloco P, sala 213.
Niterói - RJ - CEP 24210-350

Coordenador LEECCC -
Laboratório de Etnografia e Estudos em Comunicação, Cultura e Cognição
Fone: 26292886

ASWAD Advisory Board Member -
(Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora)

TEDxUFF - Desafios e Novos Caminhos para a Educação

Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship in British or Anglophone literatures and Maritime Studies - English Department in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut

The English Department in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in British or Anglophone literatures and Maritime Studies with a start date of August 23, 2017. The successful candidate will contribute to both the signature Maritime Studies program at Avery Point as well as Avery Point's English program, with opportunities to teach graduate courses at the Storrs campus. The English Department currently has, across its campuses, 59 full time faculty, nearly 500 undergraduate majors, and over 70 graduate students. Please visit our websites at and

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is in the midst of a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut ( and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut ( investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence ( optimized_1). We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for a faculty position in the English Department at the rank of Assistant Professor.

At UConn, successful candidates are expected to contribute to research and scholarship through extramural funding (in disciplines where applicable), high quality publications, impact as measured through citations, performances and exhibits (in disciplines where applicable), national recognition as through honorific awards. In the area of teaching, the successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, development of innovative courses and mentoring of students in research, outreach and professional development. Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.

Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. requirements in English or other appropriate field completed by start date; expertise in British or Anglophone literatures; a research agenda with a focus on the maritime world; the capacity to contribute through research, teaching, and public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the Maritime Studies program and the English Department; ability to teach undergraduate courses in maritime literature and culture, as well as our pre-1800 British survey, upper-division literature, and Shakespeare.

Preferred Qualifications
Strong preference will be given to candidates specializing in early modern British (either Renaissance, Restoration, or 18th century) or pre-1800 Anglophone literatures.

Appointment Terms
This is a full-time, nine-month appointment, with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2017. The typical teaching load for tenured and tenure-track faculty is two courses per semester. Salary is competitive based on qualifications. Faculty may also be asked to teach at one of UConn's regional campuses as part of their ordinary workload.

To Apply
Go to Academic Jobs Online to start your application. Please include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.); research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.); and a commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.). Applications must also include the names and contact information of three referees who have agreed to write in support of your application if requested.

Nominations and inquiries other than applications can be directed to:

Professor Margaret Breen, Search Chair
Department of English, U-4025,
University of Connecticut,
Storrs, CT 06269-4025, U.S.A.

The screening of applicants will begin immediately, and it is preferred that applications be submitted by December 1, 2016. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search 2017140)

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Full-Time, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the History of Capitalism in North America in the Nineteenth Century - The Department of History at the University of Delaware

History of Capitalism in North America. The Department of History at the University of Delaware invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in the history of capitalism in North America in the Nineteenth Century" [c.1780-1918]. We seek a scholar of exceptional promise prepared to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses. Possible areas of specialization include race and ethnicity, business, political economy, and consumer culture. Preferred candidates will have research and teaching interests that complement one or more of the following graduate and undergraduate initiatives at the University of Delaware: (a) the Hagley Program in Capitalism, Technology, and Culture, (b) environmental humanities, (c) African American history and public humanities, and (d) material culture studies. Applicants whose work involves a transnational perspective are especially welcome. This position is also part of a commitment by the department and the College of Arts and Sciences to strengthening ties to the Hagley Museum and Library and to UD's Lerner College of Business and Economics. The start date for this position is  September 1, 2017 . Candidates are expected to have the Ph.D. in hand by  August 1, 2017 .

The History Department at the University of Delaware consists of twenty-six faculty members plus faculty with shared appointments in Black American Studies, English, Art History, and Jewish Studies. The successful candidate will join an intellectual community of nationally and internationally recognized scholars. Because of the history department's long association with the Hagley Museum and Library, the successful candidate will have opportunities to work in Hagley's research collections and participate in its academic programs.

Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware ( ) combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. Located in Newark, Delaware, with  in 2 hours  of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., the University is one of the oldest land-grant institutions in the nation, one of 19 sea-grant institutions, and one of only 13 space-grant institutions. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies UD as a research university with very high research activity. The University of Del aware has received the Community Engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation. With external funding exceeding $200 million, the University ranks among the top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering and has nationally recognized research. With 23 academic departments, 27 interdisciplinary programs and centers, and more than 10,000 students, the College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college on campus (  ). The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employ er and encourages applications from minority group members and women.

Candidates are expected to have the Ph.D. in hand by  August 1, 2017 .

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a current curriculum vita e, and three letters of recommendation. Additional application materials ma y be requested by the committee at a later point. For full consideration, please submit application by  December 15, 2016 . Inquiries may be sent to Professor David Suisman, Search Committee Chair, . Application materials will not be accepted through personal correspondence with the Chair or other committee members; they will only be accepted through Interfolio®.

This institution is using Interfolio's ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge, through

For help signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application please check out our help and support section or get in touch via email at  or phone at  (877) 997-8807 .

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourage s applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at

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