October 15, 2014
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Assistant or Associate Professor (Tenure-Track/Tenured) - Caribbean Studies
Purdue Black to the Future Symposium
CFP for the George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center's Third Annual Emerging Scholars Workshop

Assistant or Associate Professor (Tenure-Track/Tenured) - Caribbean Studies


The Black Studies Program in the Division of Humanities and Arts invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor with research and teaching interests in Caribbean Studies. The position is open to all historical periods. The program is interdisciplinary and welcomes applicants using comparative approaches in their research such as Comparative Ethnic Studies, Afro-Atlantic, Afro-Latin, and/or Hemispheric American Studies.  The position begins August 26, 2015.


The candidate must have a strong commitment to scholarly research and/or artistic creativity and to teaching. Prior teaching experience at the college or university level required. The candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an active research or creative agenda and participate in the Black Studies Program and college-wide activities. Ph.D. or MFA by date of appointment required.


To apply, please view the job posting (Job ID 11451) at http://www.cuny.edu/employment/jobsearch.html, and follow all instructions.



Purdue University

West Lafayette, Indiana


29th Symposium on African American Culture and Philosophy


"Black to the Future: Black Culture Through Time and Space"


November 20-22, 2014


Registration Fees [by October 20th] for the 29th Symposium:
$75.00 for Faculty and Professionals
$50.00 for Students

Registration link below:



Keynote Address:

Out of the Shadows, Into the Stars: 
Science and Technology in African American Studies


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Stewart Center, Room 310

7:00 pm


Alondra Nelsonis professor of sociology and gender studies and Dean of Social Science at Columbia University, where she has served as director of the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality.  The keynote address is free and open to the public, but registration is required for the Friday and Saturday panels.





A workshop for junior faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students sponsored by the George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center


April 24-25, 2015: The Pennsylvania State University (University Park Campus)


With the Civil War, the decline of Atlantic slavery, and the rise of cities, the nineteenth century was an age of intense mobility, both voluntary and coerced. People, goods, capital, and ideas traveled through new modes of transport and means of exchange. Enslavement, marronage, and emancipation set off internal migrations and dislocations of the once- enslaved, their former masters, and colonial officers. Historians have noted that these and other physical movements necessitated legal, social, and political realignments. For our nineteenth-century forebears, these disruptions provided opportunities to forge new communities, some based on distinctly reconstructed visions of society and others resolutely committed to a politics of retrenchment.

The Richards Civil War Era Center at Penn State, in conjunction with the Africana Research Centerinvites proposals about social mobility writ large in the long nineteenth century, ranging from the Revolutionary period to the Great Migration from early career scholars within three years of having received their PhD and advanced graduate students who are writing their dissertations for the third annual emerging scholars workshop.


Workshop papers should be no more than ten pages in length and pertain to works-in-progress. Submissions will be pre-circulated to attendees anPenn State faculty, including select scholars chosen to provide detailed commentary on papers. 

Potential paper topics can focus ideas of migration and mobility writ large, with special emphasis on people of the African diaspora:

  • Domestic and international networks of the slave trade

  • Postemancipation efforts to curtail the flight and social mobility of

    black laborers

  • Reconfigurations of post-slavery societies through immigration and

    migration schemes

  • Cultural and racial politics of imperialism

  • Circulation of disease and populations in motion
  • The Great Migration in the United States

Interested parties should submit a complete CV and a proposal of no more than 500 words to graduate organizers Emily Seitz (eas325@psu.edu) or Evan Rothera (ecr5102@psu.edu) by December 1, 2014. Travel funding is available, courtesy of the Richards Civil War Era Center. Questions or inquiries should be directed to Matthew Isham, Richards Center managing director, at mri113@psu.edu.



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