ENDOWED CHAIR IN THE STUDY OF NONVIOLENT DIRECT ACTION AND CIVIL RESISTANCE
The University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications and nominations for a visionary scholar of distinction to serve as the inaugural holder of the Endowed Chair in the Study of Nonviolent Direct Action and Civil Resistance, a new faculty position focused on the scientific study of nonviolent direct action and civil resistance.
Nonviolent direct action refers to strategies and activities designed to achieve social and political change without the use of violence. Examples of nonviolent direct action include collective organizing, social movements, protests, sit-ins, vigils, consciousness raising, and other forms of civil disobedience and nonviolent resistance. Proponents of nonviolent direct action recognize the need for active struggle to foster social and political change and use nonviolent approaches as alternatives to passive acceptance of oppression and inequality, or the use of violent confrontation, to achieve social and political goals. The activities of Mohandas K. Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. (and others like them) provide good examples of the kinds of nonviolent direct action on which the chairholder should focus his/her scientific work.
The chairholder will provide national/international leadership to the study of this critical topic.
The chairholder may be from any discipline, but her/his research methodology must be scientific and focused on large-scale social phenomena
The appointment will be at the full or associate professor level. The departmental home(s) of the appointee will be determined based on the successful candidate’s scholarly expertise. The position will begin as soon as a qualified candidate has been found.
The candidate is expected to become an integral member of the Psychology of Peace and Violence Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and should be interested in interdisciplinary collaboration, scholarship, and training of graduate students on issues involving peace, conflicts of interest, nonviolent direct action, and civil resistance. The Psychology of Peace and Violence Program adds to scientific knowledge of how to resolve conflict between
groups, promotes reconciliation, and builds peace through cooperation (www.umass.edu/peacepsychology).
Beyond her/his primary affiliation with the Psychology of Peace and Violence Program, the chairholder will find many other supportive colleagues here at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst) and within the wider region. For example, at UMass Amherst, the chairholder may affiliate with the Development and Peacebuilding Program of the Political Economy Research Institute, the Social Inequality and Justice Initiative of the Center for Public
Policy and Administration, the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, the Feinberg Papers Project, and/or the W.E.B. Du Bois Center (It is a university-wide research center that is administratively housed in the Du Bois Library and organized around our holding the Du Bois Papers).
QUALIFICATIONS: a Ph.D. and a proven record as a scholar of the scientific study of peace, non-violent direct action, and civil resistance as well as exceptional promise to serve as a national/international leader in advancing this study at UMass Amherst and beyond are required; a proven record of inclusive and multi-cultural skills in teaching, research, and/or service is strongly preferred.
RANK AND SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
NOMINATIONS AND APPLICATIONS: Review of applications will begin on September 17, 2013 but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position has been filled. Applications comprising a cover letter expressing interest and describing research program, a vitae and a list of at least three references should be sent to:
Kelly Smiaroski at email@example.com or
Kelly Smiaroski, Office of the Provost, 373 Whitmore
Administration Building, University of Massachusetts, 181 President’s Avenue, Amherst, MA 01003-9313.
Electronic submissions strongly preferred.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. It is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of faculty, students, and curriculum, and particularly encourages applications from women and minorities.Filed under Jobs and fellowships | Comment (0)
from Dr. Josie Mendez-Negrete:
Great news! As a result of Dr. Norma E. Cantú nomination, Verónica Castillo Salas has received an NEA National Heritage Fellowship for 2013. What a great honor to have her reside in this beautiful city of San Antonio, Texas. Her contribution speaks to the affluence of our artistic capital!
Felicidades Verónica de parte de MALCS!!!!General News | Comment (0)
MALCS Executive Committee Officer Elections to be held at the 2013 Summer Institute
At this year’s Summer Institute, we will elect officers for four positions on the organization’s Executive Committee: chairperson elect, treasurer, recording secretary, membership coordinator. We will also be electing three at-large representatives for the Coordinating Committee. With the exception of the Chairperson-elect, who serves a three-year term (Chairperson-elect, Chair, Ex-Officio), all elected officers serve two-year terms.
We invite all members to participate in the elections this year and to consider running for office. MALCS needs your energy, talent, and skills! Given the considerable leadership experience among our membership, we hope that elections will showcase this wealth.
Currently, our Nominations Committee is composing a slate of candidates for the election. Members may also self-nominate. Below, please find descriptions for each of the positions up for election.
If you have any questions, you may contact any member of the Nominations Committee (Ella Diaz, Brenda Sendejo, Rita Urquijo-Ruiz, Monica F. Torres, Lupe Gallegos-Diaz) at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in running for one of these positions, please submit a statement of interest to Nominations Committee at email@example.com by Monday, July 1, 2013. The statement should be one-paragraph introduction (no more than 250 words) and should articulate your interest in and qualifications for serving MALCS in this position.
Candidate statements will be distributed to members in advance of the Business Meeting at the 2013 Summer Institute at OSU.
MALCS Executive and Coordinating Committees: Position Descriptions
Election to this position means a three-year commitment on the MALCS Executive Committee–as chair-elect, chair, and ex-officio. The Chairperson-elect shall
- support the chair in the implementation of the policies and procedures of the organization;
- assume the duties of the Chairperson, in the absence of the Chairperson;
- in consultation with the webjefa and communications team, be responsible for making recommendations to the Executive Committee on editorial policy, publishing and functionality of the MALCS’ digital presence and for working with webjefa and communications team to assure implementation of said decisions;
- be responsible for promoting MALCS’ digital publications and recruiting writers for those publications;
- call a meeting of the Executive Committee for the purpose of determining whether the Chairperson is unwilling or unable to perform the duties of the Chair; such a meeting must be called in writing with no less than five (5) days notice, and only when the Chair-Elect has a good cause to believe that the Chairperson is unable or unwilling to perform the duties of the Chair;
- assume the duties of Chairperson if so directed by the Executive Committee;
- assume the office of Chairperson when the Chairperson’s term expires.
The Treasurer shall
- in collaboration with the Administrative Coordinator, regularly review, report, and reconcile financial documents and statements for the organization;
- in consultation with the Administrative Coordinator, advise and consult with the Executive Committee regarding budgetary constraints, financial policy, audits, development strategies and activities;
- make recommendations on all routine and non-routine financial matters;
- review any items or requests with financial implications that are made to the National Office, Executive Committee and/or Coordinating Committee;
- chair the Funds Development Committee;
- in the absence of Chair, Chair-Elect, the Ex-Officio, the treasurer will facilitate meetings.
The Recording Secretary shall
- keep the minutes of all regular and special meetings of the Executive Committee, Coordinating Committee, and national business meeting;
- distribute minutes to the Executive Committee and the membership within (30) days after adjournment of each meeting;
- in collaboration with the Chair, prepare the agenda for all meetings;
- compile, organize, and deliver all documents to Administrative Coordinator and to the MALCS archives at UCLA;
- collect and keep contact information on chapters, caucuses, officers and awards.
The Membership Coordinator shall
- conduct a yearly membership drive before the Summer Institute;
- in collaboration the Communications Committee and Webjefa, be responsible for making recommendations to the Executive Committee on the uses and functionality of the listservs and email lists and other social media;
- be responsible for maintaining moderation of public and member listservs;
- work in consultation with webjefa to create and maintain the content of the MALCS website’s membership section;
- serve as a liaison between MALCS Executive Committee and the Historian;
- serve as a liaison between MALCS Executive Committee and chapters including soliciting reports and chapter activities for publication on MALCS website.
- be elected at the Summer Institute and serve two-year terms with staggered start dates and end dates to ensure office continuity;
- attend the Summer Institute;
- attend meetings of the Coordinating Committee scheduled at the Summer Institute;
- recommend and organize workshops, panels, and themes for future institutes;
- identify pertinent topics in relation to their special interest and regions;
- prepare, report, and submit reports to Secretary;
- submit announcements and items of interests from their region for publication on the MALCS website or other digital venues;
- elected at-large representatives will train incoming at-large representatives in duties;
- keep the chair and recording secretary informed of current contact information.
Dr Luzma Umpierre Herrera is a foremost figure within contemporary Puerto
Rican literature and culture. Dr. Umpierre’s most recent work is “I’m Still
Standing: Treinta años de poesía / Thirty Years of Poetry.” This volume
serves as a lasting proof of Umpierre’s dedication to her life’s work in
the areas of poetry, immigration studies, LGBT advocacy, Caribbean, Latin
American, and Latino Studies
Dr. Luzma Umpierre-Herrera will be featured reading from her new book “I’m
Still Standing: Thirty Years of Poetry” at the following venues and dates:
Friday May 17th at De Paul University Student Union, Room 312, 2550 N
Saturday May 18th as part of the Butterfly Poetry Project at Calles y
Suenos, 1900 S Carpenter, 2-4pm
Saturday May 18th, En Las Tablas Performing Arts Center, 4111 W Armitage
Ave. 1st Floor, 7-9pm
All three events are free and open to the public. Books will be available
for purchase and signing.
Dr. Luz María Umpíerre-Herrera will read from her newest complete work,
I’m Still Standing: Treinta Años de Poesía/Thirty Years of Poetry. “I’m
Still Standing…is complex, interdisciplinary in scope, and a must read for
students of Latin American Studies, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and
Transgender Studies, Puerto Rican Studies, and Women Studies, just to name
a few, as well as for those who have an insatiable thirst for eloquent
poetry… Once you start reading this poetic memoir, you will not be able to
put it down. Umpierre’s poetry is original, absolutely exquisite!”
–Dr.Cheryl Keyes, Professor of Folklore & Ethnomusicology,
Don’t miss the rare opportunity to experience the brilliant work of this
iconic figure of twentieth century Puerto Rican literature.
These events are sponsored by the Center for Latino Research and the
Women’s Center, De Paul University, The Butterfly Poetry Project, Casa de
Cultura Calles y Suenos, En Las Tablas Performing Arts Center, Voces
Primeras and the LBTQ Giving Council of the Chicago Foundation for Women.
For more information: 773-998-8902
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Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social invites your participation in the Writing Workshop at the 2013 MALCS Summer Institute at The Ohio State University, July 17 and 19, 2013.
One Writing Workshop will be offered this summer:
The Academic Article: A Writing Workshop, facilitated by
Prof. Karen Mary Davalos, former editor of Chicana/Latina Studies.
BOTTOM LINE: The deadline for submission for the Academic Article is postmark June 15, 2013.
WHEN: July 17 at 2:00-4:00 p.m. and July 19 at 8:00-10:00 a.m.
Participants may arrive on Tuesday July 16, but must contact the Site Committee to arrange housing.
WHAT FOR: Feminist collaboration for publication!
The Writing Workshop is one of the Journal’s formal methods of creating a feminist editorial process. Following the spirit and mission of MALCS, the journal’s editors offer the workshop in order to energize through collaboration, programmatically link scholarship and leadership, and institutionalize mentorship. Participants bring their work-in-progress and depart with clearrecommendations for meeting internal criteria of Chicana/Latina Studies, specific direction about revision, andfirst-hand knowledge about our feminist editorial production process.
To create an intellectual community, prior to the workshop, participants read and commented on the material of the other writers. Attending both two-hoursessions (the first on Weds. July 17, and the second on Friday July 19) is required.
WHY: It really works!
Past participants who have been published in the journal are: Dora Ramirez-Dhoor (5:1), Rosalia Solorzano Torres (5:1), Ann Marie Leimer (5:2), Patricia Trullijo (6:1), Carmelita “Rosie” Castañeda (7:2), Marivel Danielson (7:2), M. Bianet Castellanos (8: 1 & 2), Rosa Furumoto (8: 1 & 2), Irene Mata (10:2), Ella Diaz (11:1), Marci R. McMahon (11:1) and more!
WHO: The editors encourage applications from writers at all professional levels, including tenured or mid-career professors.
Due to the goals of the workshop, we cannot accept submissions of dissertation chapters. Dissertation writers are not suited for the workshops since the dissertation style, genre, and goals are distinct from those of the academic article. Ideally, graduate schools and faculty should offer the type of mentorship offered in MALCS Writing Workshops. Facilitators of the workshopstrongly urge dissertation writers to demand, negotiate, and mobilize for such support.
HOW MANY: The workshop has space for 8 participants, who must register for the Summer Institute and be current MALCS members.
FINE PRINT: Acknowledge the labor of others.
Although participation does not guarantee publication, the information and experience facilitates the submission and double-blind-peerreview process. Our track record speaks for itself—see above partial list of workshop participants who have been published in the journal.
Although MALCS supports the publication activities of its members, it cannot misappropriate the labor of its editors. Therefore, participants are required to sign an agreement that guarantees the journal’s Right of First Review of the material developed through the workshop. The agreement allows authors to compensate participants and editors for their labor and guarantees that the author will formally submit the work to Chicana/Latina Studies for consideration of publication. It also requires the author to acknowledge the assistance of the participants if the work is published elsewhere. The Right of First Review is understood as an aspect of feminist practice, accountability, and leadership and scholarship.
HOW TO APPLY FOR
The Academic Article: A Writing Workshop
DEADLINE: Postmark of hardcopy package: June 15, 2013.
WHERE: Postal and email of documents to
Dr. Karen Mary Davalos, Prof. and Chair
Chicana/o Studies Dept.
Loyola Marymount University
One LMU Dr., University Hall, Ste 4400
Los Angeles, CA 90045
WHAT TO SEND:
Please submit a cover letter describing the project and the author’s goals for publication (audience, timeline, etc.), the author’s contact information for various media and technology or the lead author’s contact information, and one copy of the scholarly article of 5,000 words or 25 pages (not including tables, notes, or references). All submissions should conform to the journal’s style and the text must be double-spaced.
Also send the package via email.Filed under Announcements, CFP, MALCS Summer Institute | Comment (0)
MALCS will awarding 4 scholarships to attend its 2013 Summer Institute in Columbus, Ohio: ¡Aquí Estamos! / We Are Here!: Movements, Migrations, Pilgrimage and Belonging, Thursday, July 18, 2013 – Saturday, July 20, 2013.
To apply for the scholarship, you must:
- Be a current MALCS member
- Submit a letter of interest and why you are applying to the 2013 Summer Institute scholarship,
- One letter of recommendation—one from the advisor and/or from a MALCS member in good/current standing.
- Attach a current copy of your transcripts for students (cumulative GPA of at least 2.57) and for graduates students/others – resume and/or cv.
- Include a name of paper and/or workshop title that you will present, with evidence of and travel arrangements to Ohio.
All materials and questions should be sent to:
MALCS Executive Administrator, Lupe Gallegos-Diaz at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: May 30, 2013.
If selected, you will be notified no later than June 6, 2013.Filed under Announcements, General News, MALCS Summer Institute | Comment (0)
Call for Proposals for the Anthology- Bronze Womanhood: Chicana Feminisms, Activism, and Leadership in the Chicano Movement
Call for Proposals for the Anthology
Chicana Feminisms, Activism, and Leadership in the Chicano Movement
Edited by Maylei Blackwell, Maria Cotera, Dionne Espinoza, and Linda Garcia-Merchant
We are soliciting new essays on Chicana feminist organizing, activism, and leadership in the 1960s and 1970s for a co-‐edited volume, Bronze Womanhood. The volume will feature new scholarly essays on Chicana feminist praxis in its early years, as well as personal essays by some of the women her were active in social justice work during the period covered by the volume. We welcome scholarly essays that address one or more of the following questions:
- How have Chicana feminists and activists developed their own theories and praxes as a result of their participation in multiple movement spaces, and how has that experience of multiplicity shaped the political subject of Chicana feminism?
- How have Chicana feminist activists analyzed their work and its relationship to “Anglo feminism” and/or other women of color feminisms?
- How does new scholarly work and accounts by Chicana feminists revise a well-‐worn narrative that constructs Chicana feminism as “growing out of” the Chicano movement or as a “delayed” form of feminism in the Second Wave? How do these accounts demonstrate the extent to which the movement’s key figures and organizational projects emerged from a variety of precursor contexts and struggles and also link to other movements?
- What are some of the histories that have not been told about Chicana feminist organizing and leadership? For example, the history of Chicana lesbians who may not have identified within the construct of “out” sexuality during that time frame but who nevertheless made their mark as committed activists in the Chicano movement?
- While the Houston conference of 1971 is marked as a key moment in the development of early Chicana feminisms during which major conflicts and dialogue emerged, are there other areas in which conflict and collaboration were evident and how did these play out?
- How does the gathering of oral histories and archives by a new generation of scholars build upon previous documentation, fill gaps, and also question accepted accounts of organizational experiences, political mobilization, and women’s collectivities?
Among the essays we hope to include in the volume, are pieces on individual Chicana feminists and their bodies of work (writing, art, activism, leadership, performance) perhaps framed as a biographies or political histories; pieces on Chicana archives and the politics of collection, the construction of histories through the archives, and the purpose and need for these recoveries; reflections by key individual Chicana feminists in excerpted memoir form, position papers about their work, critiques of the existing narratives, or new accounts of their work; accounts of Chicana feminist formations and collectivities that have not previously been studied or written about in depth in places such as San Diego, the Bay Area, Seattle, Houston, Chicago, Tucson, Albuquerque, and understudied regional locations such as the Midwest, the South, the East Coast and the Northwest, as well as work on national organizational efforts such as Comision Femenil; explorations of various media and the use of film, theatre, or other formats for re-‐ presenting Chicana feminist histories; the role of spirituality in the development of Chicana feminist discourse, and, more particularly, the organizing and theoretical work elaborated by Chicanas within institutional religious organizations.
We welcome contributions in various forms; from more traditional scholarly articles, to memoir and personal essays, to document curation and analysis.
If you would like to be part of this project, please submit an abstract proposal (max. 500 words) stating the tentative title of your article, its main arguments, and an overview of organizations, key figures, and data you will be drawing from.
Proposals may be sent via email to email@example.com Deadline: June 15, 2013Filed under CFP | Comment (0)