Noticiero de IUPLR
HIGHLIGHTS of the
November 2003 Noticiero de IUPLR:
- Five hundred people attended each day of the three-day UCLA
Chicano Studies Research Center international conference "The
Maquiladora Murders, Or, Who Is Killing the Women of Juárez?"
- IUPLR Member Centers announce their remaining Fall Calendar
- The Hispanic Research Center at Arizona State University
invites all to the Arizona International Latina/o Arts Festival, April
30-May 2, 2004, in Phoenix, Arizona.
- The Hispanic Research Center at Arizona State University,
has released a CD-ROM “Cinco de Mayo: A Visual History, version
- The Ford Foundation, in association with the National Academies,
is accepting applications for pre-doctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral
fellowships for minority scholars
- The Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural
Heritage invites applications for the 2004-05 "Theorizing Cultural
- The Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre
Dame invites applicants for the position of grant writer
- The Program in American Studies and Ethnicity of the University
of Southern California announces one position in the area of Latin
American/Caribbean Studies at the assistant or associate rank.
- National Association of Hispanic and Latino Students announces
a Call for Papers for their National Conference, February 16-21, 2004
in Houston, TX.
- The Caribbean Studies Association will be holding its 29th
Annual meetings on the island of St. Kitts from May 31 to June 5, 2004.
- The Pew Hispanic Center is making available the data set
of the Pew Hispanic Center/Kaiser Family Foundation 2002 National Survey
is the Noticiero’s 8th year as an electronic informational outlet
for the IUPLR network of scholars and member centers. Be sure to visit
the IUPLR web site at: http://www.nd.edu/~iuplr.
send your center updates, center events, faculty news, faculty opportunities,
fellowship opportunities, and publication news to Victor Saenz, firstname.lastname@example.org.
hundred people attended each day of the three-day UCLA Chicano
Studies Research Center international conference "The
Maquiladora Murders, Or, Who Is Killing the Women of Juárez?" Held
during the Dia de los Muertos weekend, the event—organized
by Associate Director Alicia Gaspar de Alba—brought
together scholars, students, journalists, artists, activists,
writers, and policy specialists as well as mothers of the
victims in a series of roundtable discussions and presentations.
Congresswoman Hilda Solis, UC Regent Dolores Huerta, and
playwright and activist Eve Ensler were among the featured
speakers. Operación Digna provided a live stream audio
broadcast of the conference via the internet. A silent art
auction at the UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History raised
over $5,000 in support of Amigos de las Mujeres de Juárez
and Casa Amiga. The artwork will be on display at the museum
through the end of December. For more information on the
conference and a list of the many sponsors, see the conference
website at: http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/chavez/maqui_murders/index.htm.
Research Institute, Florida International University
The CRI Cuba Lecture Series was inaugurated Thursday, September
18 at the Biltmore
Hotel in Coral Gables, with “I’m Cuban, What’s Your Excuse?
A Bilingual Evening with Gustavo Pérez-Firmat.” Pérez-Firmat,
a poet, fiction writer and scholar, currently the David Feinson Professor of
Humanities at Columbia University, read excerpts from some of his books in prose,
such as, Life on the Hyphen (1994; Spanish version: Vidas en vilo, 2000), and
Cincuenta lecciones de exilio y desexilio (2000) as well as from his collections
of poetry in English and Spanish.
Research Center, Arizona State University
The Hispanic Research Center at Arizona State University invites all
to the Arizona International Latina/o Arts Festival, April 30-May 2,
2004, in Phoenix, Arizona. The Center will celebrate the achievements
of Latinas and Latinos in the Arts. This is the second year for the festival,
which started in May 2003 as a weekend of workshops and an art auction.
The vastly expanded 2004 festival will include:
* Exhibition of work by Chicana and Chicano artists building on the recent
award-winning book Contemporary Chicana and Chicano Art: Opening April
30 at the Mesa Southwest Museum
* Auction of Chicano/Latino art: Live in Arizona and on eBay
* El Mercado: Book exhibition and art market
* Theater: A performance of El Jardin by Chicano playwright Carlos Morton
* Workshops on collecting and selling Chicano/Latino Art
* Public presentations by artists and scholars
* Pablo Neruda Centenary Celebration: Readings of Neruda's poetry by
professional and student writers
* And the Best Pachanga/Party of the Spring!
The Center envisions that the Arizona International Latino Arts Festival
will become the premier Latina/o arts festival in the nation. Please
mark your calendar and join them for this important event! The Festival
is sponsored by: Hispanic Research Center, Arizona State University,
Mesa Southwest Museum, Center for Chicano Studies, University of California
Santa Barbara, Coronado Studio, Austin, Texas, Galería Sin Fronteras,
Austin, Texas, Gallista Art Complex, San Antonio, Texas, IUPLR, Institute
for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame, and Self-Help Graphics,
Los Angeles, CA. For more information, visit http://www.latinoartcommunity.org or call (480) 965-3990.
The Hispanic Research Center at Arizona State University, has released “Cinco
de Mayo: A Visual History, version 2.0.” This updated CD-ROM presents
a wealth of visual and textual information to illuminate an important
event that has affected Mexico, the United States, and other nations
and communities in both the Americas and Europe. The CD-ROM is designed
for use by students, educators, and the wider community both in the United
States and Mexico. The updated CD-ROM features: more images, maps and
historical information relating to the Battle of Puebla, including art,
photographs of the period, translated documents, and video re-creations
of important events of the battle. For additional information about “Cinco
de Mayo: A Visual History, version 2.0” CD-ROM, visit http://www.asu.edu/brp.
For catalogs, orders, and general information, please call Bilingual
Review/Press at (480) 965-3867 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Hispanic Research Center’s Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe
at Arizona State University is working on two important projects that
celebrate Chicana and Chicano art. Chicano Art for Our Millennium, a
book and educational resource guide, will hit shelves this spring as
the HRC and its partner, Mesa Southwest Museum, kick off a corresponding
exhibition at one of the finest venues in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
The book will feature works from the exhibition as well as others and
will include educational resources geared toward high school and college
students who are interested in learning more about this important art
movement. Triumph of Our Communities: Four Decades of Chicana/o Art is
well underway and has an expected publication date of late 2004. This
important title is expected to be a work of art in its own right, with
spectacular design elements and superior production values. Whereas the
book will consist mostly of images, accompanying digital materials (CD-ROM
and/or Web site) will offer supplementary material and documentation
of organizations and artists who have been instrumental in the Chicano
art movement that began in the 1960s.
de Estudios Puertorriquenos, Hunter College-CUNY
Fall Calendar of Events:
Thursday, November 6, 2003, 6:30-9:00pm
Book Presentation: “We Took the Streets: Fighting for Latino Rights with
the Young Lords,” with author Mickey Meléndez. Guest speakers will
include Gerson Borrero, Pedro Pietri, Stephanie Agosto, Yerbabuena, Divino and
José “Chegui” Torres. Ida K. Lang-Hunter College North Building
Friday, November 14, 2003, 6:00-8:00 pm
Exhibition/Reception Unveiling of 30th Anniversary Commemorative Print: The Art
of Miriam Hernández. Centro Gallery in the Centro Library & Archives– Hunter
College Main Library-East Building 3rd Floor.
This academic year (2003-04), Centro
will be celebrating its 30th anniversary. The Centro has established itself as
the only university-based research institute in the United States devoted to
the interdisciplinary study of the Puerto Rican experience and the oldest and
largest Latino research and archival institution in the Northeast. If your organization
is interested in incorporating Centro's 30th anniversary celebration into an
existing event or program taking place throughout this next academic year, please
let them know. You can email José deJesús at firstname.lastname@example.org call (212) 772-5706 to request a brief form that will describe your event.
For more details on Centro's upcoming events, please visit their website at www.centropr.org.
Research Center, CSU-San Marcos
The National Latino Research Center (NLRC) at California State University
San Marcos is the newest member to the IUPLR network. Visit the NLRC’s
website at http://www.csusm.edu/nlrc/.
Studies Research Center, UCLA
November 12, 1:00-3:00 pm
José Antonio Robles Cahero, visiting professor of ethnomusicology
will speak on "Mexican Resonances in American Soundscapes: Old and
New Musical Exchanges on Both Sides of the Border," Green Room,
Schoenberg Music Building. This talk initiates a six-part series organized
by the CSRC and the UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology with support from
the dean of UCLArts.
Monday, November 17, 12:00-1:00 pm
Joaquin Avila, visiting professor of law, will speak on "Emerging
Issues in Latino Political Empowerment," on Monday, Haines Hall
Thursday, November 20, 4:00-5:30 pm
Professor Michael Rodriguez, UCLA Department of Family Medicine (and
CSRC Faculty Advisory Committee), will speak on "Domestic Violence
and Pregnancy: A Cohort Study of Latinas" in the Factor Building,
Friday, November 21, 12:00-1:00pm
Carlos Vélez-Ibañez, professor of anthropology, University
of California, Riverside, will speak on "From Adobe to Aluminum:
The Political Ecology of the Formation of Mexican Communities in the
Hatch Valley Region of New Mexico," Haines Hall 179.
Samora Research Institute, Michigan State University
Friday, November 7, 2003, Noon
JSRI is hosting a Graduate Student Research Forum: “Conversaciones,” at
the Multicultural Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.
Visit the Latino News section of the JSRI website. It is updated often
and offers insightful articles to Latino news around the globe. The link
Chicano Studies Research Program, University of Texas at El Paso
For more info on Center events, contact (915) 747-5462, or visit their
website at http://www.utep.edu/chicano/events.htm.
for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame
Fall 2003 Calendar of Events
November 3, 4pm
Distinguished Lecture Series on Race in the Americas
Opening Lecture: "Recovering History, Constructing Race: The Indian,
Black, and White Roots of Mexican Americans" with Guest Speaker
Professor Martha Menchaca, Department of Anthropology, University of
Texas at Austin. Hesburgh Center Auditorium C-100.
November 11, 5pm
Presentation & Book Signing
Illuminated Handkerchiefs, Tattooed Bodies, and Prison Scribes: 'Outsider'
Chicano Art Inside la Pinta, A Presentation by Víctor Sorell.
McKenna Hall, 208.
November 19, 4pm
Presentation, Discussion, & Book Signing
Renaming Ecstasy: Anthology of Latino Writings of the Sacred,” by
Orlando Ricardo Menes, with special guests Maria Melendez & Theresa
Delgadillo. McKenna Hall, 208.
November 20, 5pm
Presentation & Book Signing
This Land is Our Land,” by Guillermo Grenier. McKenna Hall, 208.
November 24, 4pm
Lecture: “New trends in Mexican Migration to the United States,” featuring
Jorge Durand, Tinker Visiting Professor of Latin American Studies, Human
Rights, and Anthropology, University of Chicago. McKenna Hall, 208.
For information on Institute events, contact Carmen Macharaschwili, Program
Coordinator for the Institute for Latino Studies, at (574) 631-3747 or
Center for Mexican American Studies, University of Texas at Austin
Fall 2003 Calendar of Events:
November 14, Noon
Plática: A Culture of Success: The Life Experiences & Professional
Challenges of Mexican American Female Administrators in the University
of Texas System, by Stella Silva, Doctoral Candidate in Educational Administration
with a portfolio in Mexican American Studies. Texas Union Sinclair Suite.
November 16-18, Noon
Plática: Choreographies of Resistance: Latin Dance and Radical
Corporealities, by Ramon Rivera-Servera, Doctoral Candidate in Theatre
and Dance with a portfolio in Mexican American Studies. Texas Union Asian
American Culture Room.
For more info on CMAS events, visit the CMAS website at: http://www.utexas.edu/depts/cmas/.
Chicano-Boricua Studies, Wayne State University
Visit the newly redesigned website of the Center for Chicano-Boricua
Studies at Wayne State, with links to their current research projects,
courses, faculty and staff bios, and other assorted information. Their
website is located at: http://www.culma.wayne.edu/cbs/
UT El Paso announces “Digame! Policy and Politics on the Texas
Border,” a new text edited by Christine Thurlow Brenner, Irasema
Coronado and Dennis Soden. All contributors are living, working, teaching
and researching issues of importance to the borderlands. Designed as
a text for undergraduates, the book covers issues of political, social
and economic policy from the perspective of the U.S.-Mexico border. It
will also be a helpful reader for elected officials, public administrators,
business leaders and citizens who want to understand the complexities
of this bi-national area. The book is available on-line: http://www.kendallhunt.com/cgi-bin/pubs.cmd?product=general&searchfor=title&search_str=Digame.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS
Foundation, in association with the National Academies, is accepting
applications for pre-doctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral
fellowships for minority scholars in the arts, humanities, and sciences. American citizens who are Alaska Natives, African-Americans, Mexican-Americans,
American Indians, Native Pacific Islanders, or Puerto Ricans, and who
aspire to, or are engaged in, a career in college teaching and research
are eligible to apply. Deadlines for applications are as follows: pre-doctoral,
November 19, 2003; dissertation, December 3, 2003; postdoctoral, December
17, 2003. For more information, visit the Ford Foundation website at:
Studies Fellowship Program at the Smithsonian Institution provides
opportunities for scholars to pursue research topics that relate
to Latino art, culture, and history. Interdisciplinary subjects are encouraged
and can be undertaken at more than one of the Smithsonian museums or
research units, and advised by one or more of the Smithsonian research
staff members. For more info, contact: Office of Fellowships, Smithsonian
Institution, P.O. Box 37012, Victor Building, Suite 9300 MRC 902, Washington,
DC, 20013-7012, or call (202) 275-0655. The URL for more information
Institute of American Cultures (IAC) and UCLA's four Ethnic Studies
Research Centers offer fellowships to postdoctoral/visiting scholars
to support research on African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans,
and Chicanas/os. For 2004-2005, the IAC will offer one or two fellowships
that focus on intergroup or comparative research on two or more of these
communities in a local, national, or global context. Applications
are now available, and due by December 31, 2003. For an application form
(Adobe Acrobat file) and more information, please go to http://www.gdnet.ucla.edu/iacweb/iachome.htm.
You can also contact the IAC Coordinator at the UCLA Institute of American
Cultures, 1237 Murphy Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1419, phone: (310)
206-2557, email: IACcoordinator@gdnet.ucla.edu.
/ Bannerman Fellowship Program is committed to advancing progressive
social change by helping to sustain long-time activists of
color. The program honors those who have devoted their lives to helping
their communities organize for racial, social, economic and environmental
justice. The program provides resources for organizers to take sabbaticals
for reflection and renewal. Each year 10 long term activists of color
are awarded $15,000 each to take sabbaticals of three months or more.
This is a both a reward and an opportunity for rest and reflection for
dedicated people who have been busting their butts working on tough issues
for years. Recipients are not required to produce anything during their
sabbatical period and can use the time however they choose. This year's
application deadline is December 1, 2003. More information is available
Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage invites applications for
the 2004-05 "Theorizing Cultural Heritage" Fellowships.
The Center will help expand and refine theoretical frameworks for cultural
heritage discourses and practices that reflect the perspectives, activities,
and participation of academic institutions, civil society groups, cultural
communities and governmental and public organizations. Individuals from
these groups and organizations are invited to apply. The fellowships
are intended to inform dialogues and policy development across social,
political, economic, and disciplinary boundaries. The primary focus of
2004-2005 fellowships is the relation between cultural heritage and political
representation; of 2005-2006, between cultural heritage and economic
pursuits; of 2006-2007, between cultural heritage and the arts. Interested
applicants should submit a letter of interest that outlines the proposed
work and how it will further the theoretical development of the concept
of cultural heritage. Applicants should also attach a resume or C.V.
and include the proposed dates of the residency. Based on letters
of interest a limited number of applicants will be notified and invited
to submit full proposals by February 27, 2004. Full proposals will be
due April 1, 2004, for the first year's fellowships. Deadline for letter
of interest: January 15, 2004. Letters of interest and resumes/CVs may
be sent to: James Early or Carla Borden, Center for Folklife and Cultural
Heritage, Smithsonian Institution, P.O. Box 37012, Victor Building, Suite
4100, MRC 953, Washington, DC 20013-7012. For more info, send an email
to: email@example.com, or visit their website at www.folklife.si.edu.
Academy, a 30-year-old national training institute for progressive
direct action organizing, will hire 15 community-organizing interns for
a ten-week program from January 5 through March 12, 2004. The stipend
is $2750, and will be paid biweekly. Interns will receive intensive training
and mentoring, and will be assigned to work with statewide organizations
in Denver, CO (Colorado Progressive Coalition, www.progressivecoalition.org);
Tampa, FL; Albuquerque, NM; Madison, WI; and Nashville, TN. Preference
will be given to applicants already living in these cities, in school
there, or with family there. Interns will spend the first week of the
internship in the Midwest Academy five-day training program, learning
how organizers choose issues, develop strategy, assess their own organizational
power and that of their target and opponents, recruit constituents, and
move into action. They are looking for young people who are ready to
work hard and take on new challenges and responsibility, who have a passion
for social justice, and who want to learn solid skills in the field of
community organizing. To apply, fill out the application which can be
found on our website at www.midwestacademy.com. Likely candidates will
be interviewed via telephone. Submit your application as soon as possible
for maximum consideration. Email Judy Hertz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
for more info.
for Ethnicities, Communities and Social Policy at Bryn Mawr College invites applications
for two Rockefeller Resident Fellowships
for the 2004-2005 academic year. The Center's three year research project
is "Ethnic Identities and Transformations: The Meaning and Experience
of Ethnicity in the 21st Century." They are currently seeking applications
from candidates at least three years beyond their dissertation in the
Social Sciences or the Humanities. The theme for 2004-2005 is "Cultural
Production, Cultural Memory, and Ethnic Conflict." Applicants should
send a letter of application, a 5-10 page prospectus of their research
project, a CV, and three letters of reference to: Karen Sulpizio, Administrative
Assistant, Center for Ethnicities, Communities and Social Policy, Bryn
Mawr College, 101 N. Merion Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899. Email Karen
Sulpizio for more info: email@example.com. Dossiers
are due by January 15, 2004. For further information consult: www.brynmawr.edu/ethnicities.
The Institute for Latino Studies, in conjunction with the Creative
Writing Program at the University of Notre Dame, is pleased to announce the
Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize. Named after the late poet from
California and author of the award winning collection, The Iceworker
Sings, the prize carries a cash award of $1000 and publication by the
University of Notre Dame Press. The award is open to any Latino/a poet
who has yet to publish a full-length book of poems. Entries
must be postmarked by January 10, 2004. The inaugural final judge will be Robert
Vasquez. There is no entrance fee. For more information, please call
(574) 631-2882, or write: Francisco Aragón, Coordinator, Andrés
Montoya Poetry Prize, Institute for Latino Studies, 230 McKenna Hall,
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556. Visit the website at:
for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame invites
applicants for the position of grant writer. This person will be responsible
for writing and editing proposals to assist the Institute for Latino
Studies in obtaining future externally supported sponsored programs funding,
assist in the identification of potential funding sources for Institute
projects, and conduct research and gather background information as needed
to produce grant proposals as well as draft and coordinate the preparation
of concept papers. A graduate degree in social sciences or humanities
is preferred with at least five years grant writing experience. For more
information, contact: Douglas A. Franson, Director of Operations, Institute
for Latino Studies, M230H McKenna Hall, University of Notre Dame, Notre
Dame IN 46556-0764, or call (574) 631-9849. Additional information can
be found at http://www.nd.edu/~latino.
in American Studies and Ethnicity of the University of Southern California announces one position in the area of Latin American/Caribbean
Studies at the assistant or associate rank. They welcome applications
in both the humanities and social science fields that are exclusive of
studies of Mexico or Mexican origin people in the United States. Preference
will be given to those whose academic work focuses on population in Latin
America and the Caribbean and in those populations in the United States.
This scholar will complement the strengths of our faculty in the intersections
of race, gender and sexuality in the Humanities and Social Science fields.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand by June 2004. Interested applicants
should submit a letter of application including the names and affiliations
of three possible referees of your work, a C.V. and a 10-15 page writing
sample to Prof. Teresa McKenna, Search Committee Chair, Program in American
Studies and Ethnicity, WPH 303, University of Southern California, University
Park, Los Angeles, CA 90089-4033. Application review begins November
1 and will remain open until the position is filled.
Department of Ethnic Studies is currently seeking applications
for an Assistant Professor, tenure track position in African-American
Literature and Culture effective July 1, 2004, with a preferred focus
on Third World Literature, gender and/or African American Women, and
the African Diaspora. Candidates must be qualified to teach basic courses
in African-American Studies, and African-American Culture, History, and
Experience. Please submit letter of application with curriculum vitae,
personal statement describing research and teaching interests, the names
of three references, and samples of published research to: Department
of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, Attention:
Edna Bonacich, Recruitment Committee Chair. Review of applications
will begin January 2, 2004 and will continue until filled.
of California, Davis invites applications and nominations for the
position of Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. The
Assistant Vice Chancellor has responsibility for providing leadership,
planning, policy interpretation and program development for areas related
to campus community and student life, student housing and residential
education, campus climate and incidence response, student organizations,
student media, and campus/city relations. Review of candidates will begin
November 17, 2003; the position will remain open until filled. Nominations,
applications (including cover letter, resume, and professional references),
and requests for additional information may be sent electronically to
firstname.lastname@example.org, or by U.S. mail to: Office of the Vice Chancellor-Student
Affairs, Attn: Assistant Vice Chancellor Recruitment, University of California,
Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616. A full position description
may be found on the UC Davis Employment web site, www.hr.ucdavis.edu/Emp/Careers.
of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the College of Education
and Human Development at The University of Texas at San
Antonio invites applications for two tenure track, Assistant/ Associate
Professors with an emphasis in educational leadership beginning in Fall
2004. Responsibilities include teaching at the 1604 and UTSA Downtown
campuses, typically at night, in academic programs leading to the master's
degree in education, the doctoral degree in educational leadership, and
professional licensure programs for the principal and superintendent;
conducting and publishing scholarly research; advising students and guiding
their doctoral research; serving on and/or chairing doctoral dissertation
committees; and providing service to departmental, college, university,
and community constituencies. For initial screening, qualified applicants
must submit by mail: (1) an original, signed letter of application addressing
the required and preferred qualifications and indicating which of the
two ranks they are seeking; (2) a current vita; (3) names, addresses,
titles, and phone numbers of three references; and (4) an example(s)
of scholarly writing. Committee review of applications will begin December
1, 2003 and will continue until the positions are filled. Please send
application materials in hard copy form to: Search Committee Chair, Educational
Leadership, C/O Dr. Betty Merchant, Department Chair, Department of Educational
Leadership and Policy Studies, College of Education and Human Development,
University of Texas at San Antonio, 6900 North Loop 1604 West San Antonio,
of Sociology and the U.S. Latino/a Studies Program seek candidates to fill a tenure-track,
assistant professor position with
a joint assignment in the Department of Sociology and U.S. Latino/a Studies.
The successful applicant will be expected to teach two courses per year
in Latino/a Studies that would include "Introduction to U.S. Latino/a
Studies" and at least one upper level course on the sociological
dimensions of the Latino/a experience in the U.S. In addition, the successful
applicant would teach two courses per year in the Department of Sociology
that might include inequality, ethnic and race relations, criminal justice
or closely related areas. The remaining 50% of the appointment will be
devoted to scholarship in related areas of specialization that focus
on the sociological dimensions of U.S. Latino/a experience.
Vacancy Number: 033376
Department: SOCIOLOGY AND THE U.S. LATINO/A STUDIES PROGRAM
Proposed Start Date: AUGUST 16, 2004
Appointment Conditions: Tenure Track, 9 Months, Full Time
Special Conditions: The tenure home for this position is the Department
Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in sociology with evidence of scholarship
in Chicano-Latino/a Studies. Applicant must possess potential for scholarly
research and successful teaching.
Preferred Qualifications: Specialization in inequality, ethnic and race
relations, criminal justice.
Salary/Wage: Competitive; commensurate with experience
Application Deadline: To guarantee consideration, application must be
received by November 1, 2003.
Application Instructions: Applicants should forward a letter describing
research and teaching interests, curriculum vita, selected publications
and letters from at least three references to Sociology/Latino/a
Studies Search Committee, Department of Sociology, 107 East Hall, Iowa
University, Ames, IA 50011.
of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is hiring a 19th or 20th-century specialist to teach undergraduate and graduate courses (2-2 load) on
immigration and ethnicity in U.S. History, along with a mix of other
courses ranging from freshman seminars to graduate seminars. For more
info, call (414) 229-5722 or email: email@example.com.
University's U.S. Latino Studies Program invites applications
for a tenure-track assistant professor position to begin Fall 2004. For
more info, visit them online at: http://latino.lsp.cornell.edu/.
Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time tenure track appointment at the
assistant professor level. For information about Latina/o Studies at
Illinois visit their web page: http://www.lls.uiuc.edu.
EVENTS, CONFERENCES, SUBMISSIONS, OTHER
Association of Hispanic and Latino Students announces a Call for
Papers for their National Conference, February 16-21, 2004 in Houston,
TX. Abstracts should not exceed two pages, should be submitted that relate
to any aspect of the Hispanic and Latino American experience. Subjects
may include, but are not limited to: literature, demographics, history,
politics, economics, education, health care, fine arts, religion, social
sciences, business, and many other subjects. Abstracts with home and
college/agency address must be postmarked by Saturday, November 15, 2003.
Send abstracts to: Dr. Lemuel Berry, Jr., Executive Director, NAHLS,
PO Box 325, Biddeford, ME 04005-0325. Visit the website for more info
The Caribbean Studies Association will be holding its 29th
Annual meetings on the island of St. Kitts from May 31 to 5 June, 2004. This exciting,
international conference is open to students from all disciplines,
from all countries, and from all levels of the university. They
are soliciting papers or panels by students on Caribbean Basin
Studies (includes Central and Latin American countries which border
the Caribbean) or on issues relating to Caribbean culture, Caribbean
Literature, Health, Economics, or identity in the Caribbean diaspora.
Papers on music, youth and popular culture are particularly welcome.
For more details see the conference web site at: http://itech.fgcu.edu/csa/flyer.asp.
Abstracts from Students are due December 15th instead of November
22nd. Please send the title of your proposed paper or panel, a
one paragraph description, and your contact information to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 3rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences
will be held from June 16 (Wednesday) to June 19 (Saturday), 2004 at
Waikiki Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii. The conference will provide many opportunities
for academicians and professionals from the social sciences fields to
interact with members inside and outside their own particular disciplines.
Cross-disciplinary submissions with other fields are welcome. Topic areas
can include any area of the social sciences, including Anthropology,
Economics, Education, Ethnic Studies, History, Sociology, Public Policy,
etc. The Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences encourages
research papers, abstracts of completed or proposed research, student
papers, works in progress, and reports on issues related to teaching.
For more information about submissions see: http://www.hicsocial.org/cfp_ss.htm.
The Pew Hispanic Center is making available the data set of
the Pew Hispanic Center/Kaiser Family Foundation 2002 National Survey
Latinos. This survey was designed to explore the attitudes and
experiences of Latinos on a wide variety of topics. The data set
contains perceptions about identity, views about life in the United
States, experiences with discrimination, both from within the Hispanic
community, and from non-Hispanic groups, language abilities and
preferences, economic and financial conditions, and experiences
with the health care system. The survey also explored differences
in the attitudes and experiences of Latinos from various places
of origin including Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Dominicans,
Salvadorans, and Colombians. The survey was conducted by telephone
between April 4 and June 11, 2002, among a nationally representative
sample of adults, 18 years and older, who were selected at random.
Observations include 2,929 Latinos and 1,284 non-Latinos. Amongst
the non-Latinos were 1,008 non-Latino white adults, and 171 non-Latino
African American adults. The full report on the Pew Hispanic Center/Kaiser
Family Foundation 2002 National Survey of Latinos is available
at www.pewhispanic.org and www.kff.org. The data set is available
upon written request. For information, or to submit a written request,
contact Margarita Studemeister, Associate Director, Pew Hispanic
Center, at email@example.com, or via fax at (202) 785-8282.
The Hispanic Research Center at Arizona State University invites
all to the Arizona International Latina/o Arts Festival, April 30-May
2, 2004, in Phoenix, Arizona. For more information, visit http://www.latinoartcommunity.org or call (480) 965-3990.
The US Department
for Housing and Urban Development is pleased to announce that the
Office of University Partnerships Hispanic Serving Institutions
Assisting Communities (HSIAC) grant program will hold a national meeting
on November 13 -15, 2003 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Los Angeles,
California. More information is available at their website: www.oup.org.
The journal “Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health” is
accepting submissions for a special section, scheduled for our July/August
2004 issue, addressing Hispanic women and men's sexual and reproductive
health care needs, and assessing the availability and quality of care
for this population. A call for papers for this issue can be found at
http://www.guttmacher.org/journals/call_psrh.html. For more info, contact
Dore Hollander, Executive Editor, at (212) 248-1111 x2246, or by email:
CRI Conference on Cuban and Cuban-American Studies will be held on October 29-November
1, 2003, at the University Park Campus of Florida
International University. They will consider all papers, but strongly
encourage the submission of proposals for panels, especially on "the
transnational nation." For further details on this or other CRI
activities, please check their website at http://lacc.fiu.edu/cri.
IUPLR E-mail Update
Victor Saenz, MPAff., MA