The Chicana/ Latina Research Center (C/LRC) at the University of California, Davis, is dedicated to the development and promotion of Chicana/ Latina scholars and scholarship on Chicana/ Latina issues covering a broad range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary interests. This dissertation fellowship program supports emerging scholars whose research focuses on questions of concern to Chicanas/ Latinas. We also invite comparative studies of Chicanas/Latinas and indigenous women.
1) $21,000 stipend over a 10 month period (September 1, 2006- June 30, 2007).
2) $1,500 for research support and related travel
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The Gender and Women’s Studies Program and the English Department at Pomona College seek a specialist in American literature for a joint-appointed one-year replacement position. Teaching load is 3/2 and includes two courses in GWS of which at least one will be advanced feminist theory, two courses cross-listed to English and GWS, and one cross-listed or targeted course of candidate’s choice. Continue reading »Filed under Jobs and fellowships | Comment (0)
The Women Studies Program at Oregon State University invites applications and nominations for a full-time 9-month Associate or Full Professor position with specific duties including teaching, advising, scholarship and service. We are seeking candidates with a commitment to women studies and excellence in teaching and scholarship, specializing in multiracial, Black, Chicana, Native American, and/or Asian American feminisms. Continue reading »Filed under Jobs and fellowships | Comment (0)
MALCS Undergrad Rep Karina Avalos was one of five students from San Jose’s National Hispanic University who out-debated the “heavily favored” USC team to win the California state Ethics Bowl title and a berth in the national championships next week.
Columnist Joe Rodriguez at the Mercury News writes:
Avalos rips into her debate topic, the questionable ethics of Ryoei Saito, the Japanese businessman who paid a fortune for two masterpieces by Van Gogh and Renoir and then threatened to have the paintings cremated with him. He died and was cremated in 1996, leaving no trace of the Van Gogh.
Avalos’ confidence is etched on her determined face. Just two months ago, she and her debating teammates from tiny NHU in East San Jose defeated a heavily favored team from the University of Southern California to win the state Ethics Bowl title and a berth in the national championships next week.
Fearlessly, NHU will go up against 30 bigger regional champions, including perennial debating powers from the University of Washington, Indiana, Clemson and the Army and Naval academies.
Without looking at her notes or watch, the 22-year-old senior from the 600-student campus in East San Jose carefully builds her case against the “immoral and selfish” art collector. The masterpieces had acquired a “sense of common property,” she asserts. Saito bought them with company money, not his own, and then hid them from public view. Society must adopt regulations to protect masterworks from irresponsible buyers.
NHU is the small up-and-coming university (o ya llegado?) in East San Jose founded in 1981 by Dr. B. Roberto Cruz on the model of Historically Black Colleges; NHU is currently home to MALCS chair Adriana Ayala (Chair of Liberal Studies) and Chingona Cecilia Burciaga (provost), as well as Ms. Avalos and her chingona teammates….Congratulations! | Comment (0)
Curator Visual Arts program – job # 5399
Collaborates with Director of Visual Arts/Chief Curator and other Visual Arts Staff to develop, research, manage, produce, and write exhibitions and publications related to the NHCC mission, museum, and permanent collections. Position also helps to oversee Museum activities, programs, and staff. Engages and works with communities, artists, as well as other stakeholders.
Apply online by February 26, 2007 at the State of New Mexico personnel Website. Agency contact for this position is: Bernice Gutierrez, The National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102. (505) 724-4731Filed under Jobs and fellowships | Comment (0)
A belated congratulations to MALCSistas Dolores Delgado Bernal, C. Alejandra Elenes, Francisca E. Godinez, and Sofia Villenas for their edited collection, Chicana/Latina Education in Everyday Life: Feminista Perspectives on Pedagogy & Epistemology (SUNY Press, Aug 2006). The text was awarded the Critics’ Choice Award by the American Educational Studies Association.
Their work examines “mujer-centered… definitions of pedagogy and epistemology rooted in Chicana/Latina theories and visions of life, family, community, and world. Armed with the tools of Chicana/Latina feminist thought, the contributors link cultural studies theories to critical/feminist pedagogies by re-envisioning the sites of pedagogy to include women’s brown bodies and their agency.”
Fellow MALCSista Edén Torres opines “This book has the potential to transform the way we theorize feminist pedagogy or conceptualize ways of knowing. It plumbs the depths of Mexican American intellectual traditions, interrogates the scope of feminist teaching, and explains the morality of a political commitment to liberatory pedagogies.”
See the complete table of contents at the SUNY website here. Contributors also include Jennifer Ayala, L. Esthela Banuelos, Courtney C. Bentley, Rebecca Burciaga, Rosario Carrillo, Cindy Cruz, Elizabeth Cruz, Perlita R. Dicochea, Norma González, Patricia Herrera, Michelle A. Holling, Laura Jiménez, Michelle G. Knight, Irene Lara, Jo Anna Mixpe Ley, Nadjwa E. L. Norton, Karleen Pendleton Jiménez, Ana Tavares, Iris Taylor Dixon, Ruth Trinidad Galván.Filed under New Publications | Comment (0)
From MALCS mail:
I am a German post-graduate student working on a dissertation project about Chicana Literature. During research on the net I came across your homepage and I sincerely hope that you can help me: My professor has come up with an interesting new idea for my project, telling me to check whether there are Chicana authors living and writing across the other American border, that is, in Canada. My own research so far has not led to any results, so I draw on you as experts: Is there any Chicana Literature in Canada to speak of? I’d be very grateful for a short answer.
Best regards from Germany,
If you can help Julia, please email us your suggestions and they will be forwarded to her.Filed under Announcements | Comment (0)