JOB: Advanced Asst Prof LGBTQ Studies, Macalester College

The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department at Macalester Collegeis hiring a full-time, tenure-track advanced Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in the field of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender/Queer Studies.  Strong preference will be given to a candidate with interdisciplinary work based in the social sciences.  The successful candidate will be a recognized scholar who has teaching and research expertise in studies of gender/sexuality as these are contextualized in more than one of the following ethnic American contexts (Native-American Indian, Latino/Latina, Chicano/Chicana, African-American, Asian-American, and Anglo/European-American).

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CFP: Latina/Chicana Mothering – deadline extended to 10/31


Demeter Press is seeking submissions for an edited collection on
Latina/Chicana Mothering
Publication Date: Fall 2010
Editors: Dorsía Smith Silva and Janine Santiago

We are very excited to edit an interdisciplinary book on mothering in the Latina and Chicana communities.  We seek papers that examine the narratives, histories, practices, and theories of Latina and Chicana mothering as they reflect the realities and complexities of diverse perspectives.  Latina and Chicana mothering is a rich experience, which engenders a sense of identity, multiple viewpoints, and cultural orientations.  Here, the Latina/Chicana mothering experience seeks to provide a site for inquiry of those life histories and legacies, which have been marked by undergoing childbirth, raising children, or becoming mothers, as well as transatlantic mothers.  One of the main goals of this text will be to examine the complex representations of Latina and Chicana mothering and to address the space where Latina and Chicana perspectives are in many cases rendered invisible.

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CFP: MALCS Summer Institute Writing Workshops

Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social calls for participation in the Writing Workshops at the 2008 MALCS Summer Institute at the University of Utah, July 30-August 2.

Deadline for application: June 3, 2008 (extended)

The Writing Workshops are one of the Journal’s formal methods of creating a feminist editorial process.

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Ariz. bill to ban ethnic student groups

Help fight Ariz. bill to ban ethnic student groups like MEChA, Black Business Students Assoc.

Last week the Arizona Appropriations Committee passed an amendment to a routine homeland security bill, SB 1108 that would prohibit students at the state’s public universities and community colleges from organizing groups based on race (ie: groups such as MEChA, the Black Business Students Association, Native Americans United, etc.)

Please take action today. This bill could reach the Arizona House floor as early as this week. According to newspaper reports, Rep. John Kavanagh, (R-Scottsdale), a supporter of the measure called these campus organizations, “‘self-defeating’ and ‘self-destructive’ for students.”

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Women needed for health study at UT Austin

The School of Nursing of The University of Texas at Austin is conducting a health research study and recruiting midlife Hispanic women among its participants.  The study about midlife women’s attitudes toward physical activity is now conducted through Internet. Eligible participants for this study is midlife women aged 40 to 60 years old who do not have any mobility problems; who can read and write English; who are online; and whose self-reported ethnic identity is Hispanic, non-Hispanic (N-H) White, N-H African American, or N-H Asian. The tangible benefit of participation is a $10 Target gift certificate for each person who completes an Internet survey and a $50 Target gift certificate for each person who participates in the online forum later.

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