If you missed Sir Hilary Beckles’ talk on Global Reparations, please play video below.
The Department of History and the Africana Studies Institute, in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut, are seeking to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor in the History of the Black Atlantic before 1900. The successful candidate will be expected to teach survey-level and advanced undergraduate courses in Africana Studies and in History; opportunities for graduate teaching may also arise. The candidate is also expected to contribute to historical research and scholarship through high quality publications; to engage in scholarly activities and participate in outreach and service activities. S/he will share a commitment to effective instruction and mentoring of students, to the development of innovative courses, and to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience. More information about the Department is at http://history.uconn.edu/ and about the Institute at http://africana.uconn.edu/.
Earned Ph.D. in History or a related field by the appointment start date. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable. Applicants should have teaching and research interests in the History of the Black Atlantic before 1900. They should demonstrate excellence in teaching and the potential to build a successful record of research and scholarship, including a strong, ongoing research trajectory.
Ability to conduct teaching and research in any field of comparative slavery, the slave trade, abolitionism, or post emancipation societies. Ability to develop online graduate teaching courses, certificate and degree programs could be an advantage.
This is a full time, 9-month, tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2016, to be held jointly in History and Africana Studies. The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus with the possibility of teaching at one of UConn’s regional campuses or in on-line instruction. S/he will within an appropriate period of time be required to meet the criteria for promotion and tenure in the History Department. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Select “Apply Now” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit the following: an application letter that addresses the criteria for the position, including a statement of commitment to diversity; a curriculum vitae; a sample article or chapter; and a statement of teaching philosophy. Additionally, follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three reference writers to submit letters of recommendation on your behalf. Screening of applicants will begin immediately, with full consideration given to applicants who apply by November 15, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via teleconference starting mid-January 2016. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2016159)
Inquiries other than applications can be directed to Prof. Jelani Cobb, Search Committee Chair, by email (Africana@uconn.edu) or mail (Africana Studies Institute, U-4162, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269-4162, U.S.A.).
The University is entering a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut (http://nextgenct.uconn.edu/) and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut (http://biosciencect.uchc.edu/) investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence (http://issuu.com/uconnprovost/docs/academic-plan-single-hi-optimized_1). As part of these initiatives, UConn has hired more than 450 new faculty members at all ranks during the past three years. We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for this faculty position in the Department of History and the Africana Studies Institute.
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The Race and Anarchy Conference March 26-27, 2015
Discussions of anarchy often elide concerns of race, gender, and sexual orientation, although the history of discourses of anarchy reveals contributions by women and men of color, such as Lucy Parsons and Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin. Moreover, critical concerns of state violence, as witnessed over the past year, take heavily racialized form as black and Latino/a women and men have been major targets. This two-day symposium will offer explorations on theories and the history of anarchy when examined through the lens of critical work on class, gender, indigeneity, race, and sexuality. The meeting will also feature an exhibit of UCONN’s extensive archive of anarchist newspapers. For more information on the conference, click here.
Edward Avery-Natale, Sociology, North Dakota State University
Nejm Benessaiah, Anthropoogy, University of Kent
John Bracey (Keynote Address), Afro-American Studies, UMASS-Amherst
Irene Calis, Political and International Studies, Rhodes University, South Africa
Elisa Cecchinato, University of Paris-East
George Ciccariello-Maher, Political Science and History, Drexel University
Jane Anna Gordon, Political Science and Africana Studies, UCONN-Storrs
Lewis R. Gordon, Philosophy and Africana Studies, UCONN-Storrs
Leonard Krimerman, Philosophy Department, UCONN-Storrs
Fred Lee, Political Science and Asian American Studies, UCONN-Storrs
Tshepo Madlingozi, Law, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Jorell Melendez, History, UCONN-Storrs
Deivison Mendes Nkosi, Federal University of Brazil
Jeffrey Ogbar, History Department, UCONN-Storrs
Tanya Saunders, Africana Studies, Ohio State University
Graham Stinnett, Archives and Special Collections, Dodd Research Enter, UCONN-Storrs
This event is co-sponsored by the African American Cultural Center, Africana Studies Institute, Asian and Asian American Studies Institute, El Instituto, the Humanities Institute, the Philosophy Department, the Department of Political Science, and the Rainbow Center at UCONN.
Events will take place at the Dodd Center Library (archive exhibit on March 26th), The Class of 1947 Room at Babbidge Library ( March 26th opening session and keynote), and the African American Cultural Center (March 27th events)
For more information on the conference, click here.
Lewis Gordon: email@example.com
Africana Studies Institute
Wood Hall 334
241 Glenbrook Road, Unit 4162
Storrs, CT 06269-4162
English and Africana Studies Professor, Martha Cutter is one of 6 Residential Faculty Fellow of the Humanities Institute. To read more about Dr. Cutter and her fellowship, please click here.
There are seats still available for AFRA 3211: Introduction to Africana Studies! Enroll Today!
3211. Introduction to Africana Studies
Instructor: William Jelani Cobb
Wed 4:00-6:30 pm
(Formerly offered as AFAM 3211.) Three credits.
Interdisciplinary overview of African American studies, giving consideration to the artistic, intellectual, political and cultural experiences of black people in the United States. Relies on a wide range of materials and perspectives with particular focus on significant movements, ideas, people and events that have shaped and continue to shape Black America.
For more of the Africana Studies Institute’s Fall 2014 course listings, you can find them here.