Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Call for Papers - Border Lines - Latino Art: Diaspora and Immigration in the USA


Andrea Linardi de Minten M.A.
Interim Director
Latino Research Center
Phone: 775- 682-9044

Monday, February 27, 2017

Inaugural Research Advocacy in Critical Education (R.A.C.E.) Conference: No Wall, No Bans: Towards Racially-Just Praxis

Inaugural Research Advocacy in Critical Education (R.A.C.E.) Conference: No Wall, No Bans: Towards Racially-Just Praxis
Conference Theme: No Wall, No Bans: Towards Racially-Just PraxisIn light of the persistent and current challenges facing socially-just researchers and activists, R.A.C.E. collectively asks: What are the roles of researchers and activists engaged in social justice scholarship and praxis in the struggle for collective resistance? What strategies might social justice researchers and activists engage in to pursue racially-just praxis? What are our next steps or what do we have to consider to build a stronger resistance for a better humanity?
Who are we?
R.A.C.E. is a Denver-based collaborative, intercollegiate, interdisciplinary think tank for researchers, practitioners, community members, students, faculty, staff, and activists to share their research, work, and projects in racial advocacy. It is a welcoming space to obtain feedback and support for your work.

What are we requesting?
Research Advocacy in Critical Education (R.A.C.E.) invites researchers across all academic levels, including professors, students, educators, and community activists, to submit a 350-500 word proposal that addresses the conference theme for the Inaugural R.A.C.E. Conference in Denver, CO.. We also invite activists and students across all levels to apply to become a R.A.C.E. Fellow.

What is a R.A.C.E. Fellow?
The purpose of the R.A.C.E. Fellow Program is to create space for activists and students across all levels who are committed to and engaged in racial justice to:

1. Assist in the preparation of critical scholars for future scholarship and related work.
2. To gain insights and strategies on how to publish your research.
3. Learn from and meet scholars and peers who are committed to social justice and critical education research.
4. To present a paper addressing conference questions (10-15 Minutes).

Of all the submitted abstracts, five authors of abstracts will be selected to serve as 2017 R.A.C.E. Fellows. Deadline for submission: March 15, 2017 by 5pm MST. The 5 R.A.C.E. Fellows will receive a small stipend of $200, be recognized at the conference as the selected fellows, and will be honored at a reception after the conference. All presentations will be chaired by critical scholars, attended by distinguished professors, R.A.C.E. members, and local community activists to give you feedback and support in your work. R.A.C.E. Fellows will be selected on the following criteria:
1. How innovative is their approach to racially just praxis,
2. How well-substantiated is their project with current literature,
3. How close is their project to completion, and
4. How aligned is the project to R.A.C.E.'s 10-Point Plan (see next section)?

When will this take place?
The R.A.C.E. Conference will take place Friday, May 5th, 2017, 1:00pm-8:00pm at the University of Colorado Denver.

1:00-1:45 Welcome and Introduction of Fellows
2:00-5:15 Conference Workshops
2:00-3:30 Session 1
3:45-5:15 Session 2
5:30-6:30 Closing Plenary Panel
6:30-8:00 Closing Dinner Reception and Mixer
(More details to follow)

R.A.C.E is committed to selecting a diverse group of fellows for the conference. Thus, we actively seek representation from diverse universities, student status, research interests, ethnic/racial groups (especially underrepresented Students of Color), gender identities, and sexualities, among other identities present at the conference.

Thank you for your interest. Please direct any questions about the R.A.C.E. fellow program to engageR.A.C.E.UCD@gmail.com or call 720-427-8902.
2017 R.A.C.E. Conference Core Planning Team
Naomi Nishi, UC Denver
Roberto Montoya, UC Denver
Geneva Sarcedo, UC Denver
Pete Newlove, UC Denver
Danielle Walker, UC Denver
Students from EDFN 4001/5001 Problematizing Whiteness: Educating for Racial Justice

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Cheryl E. Matias, UC Denver


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Deadline Extended: Fellowship in Human Rights and Justice

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that we have extended the deadline for applications for a two-year fellowship on human rights and economic inequality. The announcement is available below, on our website, and here as a PDF.  Please circulate broadly. The extended application deadline is March 1, 2017.

Many thanks,

Daniel Brinks & Karen Engle
Co-Directors, Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice
University of Texas at Austin


Fellowship in Human Rights and Justice

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at the University of Texas at Austin, an interdisciplinary human rights center housed in the School of Law, seeks applications for a two-year residential fellowship beginning summer 2017. Applicants from all disciplines and countries are welcome to apply.

The Fellow will work closely with the Center’s co-directors and staff to provide intellectual and administrative leadership for a multi-year project on human rights and economic inequality. The project examines structural drivers of economic inequality, how laws might create, accentuate, or ameliorate forms of unequal distribution, and the ways in which the global architecture of human rights could be improved to better address inequality between and within countries. The primary thematic focus of the next two years of the project will be labor rights and the future of work in a globalized economy. We will also be finalizing work on natural resource governance.

We are seeking an academic or a practitioner who is either currently engaged in human rights research with an interest in labor or has experience in international labor rights. Additional familiarity with natural resource governance is an advantage. Candidates should have strong writing and verbal communication skills and an aptitude for critical analysis of human rights issues and practices, particularly from a global perspective.

The fellowship will entail academic and administrative responsibilities relating to the project and may include: 
  • - Researching and drafting reports and white papers, and/or assisting with academic publications;
  • - Organizing a speaker series, conference, and other public events; 
  • - Co-teaching a human rights seminar; 
  • - Coordinating a project with the Human Rights Clinic; 
  • - Collaborating on research and curriculum with faculty and graduate and professional students; 
  • - Networking with academics, activists, and policymakers in multiple regions; 
  • - Establishing new international internship placements related to the project; and 
  • - Supervising staff and students involved with the project.
Ideally, the appointment will begin July 1, 2017. The Fellow will be offered a competitive stipend in the range of $47,500-55,000/year, health insurance and other benefits, full use of UT facilities, and office space at the Law School. The Fellow is required to be in residence in Austin, although the position will likely include some international travel. The Fellow may not hold any other appointment during the fellowship period. Preference will be given to applicants who have received a PhD, JD, or equivalent law degree by the start date.

Application packages are due March 1, 2017, and should include the following materials:
  • - cover letter;
  • - CV;
  • - graduate transcripts (unofficial and scanned are acceptable);
  • - personal statement about relevant research and practical experience (no more than 500 words);
  • - writing sample (no more than 7000 words);
  • - three letters of recommendation, including at least one academic reference.
Any questions, and all materials (in PDF format), should be sent to Sarah Cline, Rapoport Center Administrative Associate, at scline@law.utexas.edu.
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2018-19 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition is now open!

We would like to share with you that the 2018-19 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition is now open!

As an alumnus of the Fulbright Program, you have a unique understanding of the program’s mission and impact. Engagement from alumni has been a critical component of the Fulbright Program for over 70 years. We’re asking you to encourage the next wave of scholars to promote academic excellence and public diplomacy through a Fulbright grant. How can you help?

·         Refer your colleagues to receive information about the Fulbright Scholar Program. IIE/CIES will contact all referrals, providing valuable information about the award offerings and application process. You can even list your colleagues’ primary discipline or preferred country, which will allow us to tailor our guidance.

·         Share this email; perhaps noting continued professional and personal impact from your Fulbright grant. The following links will be useful for potential applicants:
o    Application Guidelines: including sample project statements
o    Review Criteria: to inform the various components of your application
o    Outreach Events: a calendar of conferences, workshops, and webinars

·         Consider applying to teach or research in a new country! Explore awards using the newly redesigned Catalog of Awards; you might be surprised to see the new opportunities available through Fulbright. Two years must have passed since you completed your last grant; refer to FFSB policy or contact us for further guidance.

Some Western Hemisphere regional highlights:

·         This year, there are 66 awards in the Western Hemisphere, including an exciting newpostdoctoral award in astronomy and Antarctic studies (Chile), an opportunity an applied arts (Trinidad & Tobago) and a Distinguished Chair award in brain science, child and family health and wellness (Canada).
·         New to this year’s competition is the Western Hemisphere Regional Travel Program, which will allow grantees to engage in supplemental activities across the region (workshops, seminars, presentations, lectures, etc.) during the grant period.
·         Our informational webinar, Fulbright Opportunities in the Western Hemisphere, will be held on Wednesday, April 5 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern.

Thank you for your continued engagement with the Fulbright Scholar Program and for referring your colleagues to learn more. Please feel free to email with any questions; we look forward to working with prospective applicants.


The Fulbright Western Hemisphere Regional Team

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
Council for International Exchange of Scholars
Institute of International Education (IIE)
1400 K Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005

The Fulbright Scholar Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, is administered by CIES, a division of IIE.
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