IUPLR - NOVEMBER Faculty E-mail Update
Hope you had a ghoulish Halloween and remembered all those ancestors who have led the way before us. This year Day of the Dead carried special meaning for me and my family. Honoring our ancestors and loved ones with altars, prayers, and remembrances draws us all closer together.
I hope that you have made plans to join us at the 1848/1989@1998 Transhistoric Thresholds Conference on December 8-12, 1998. The Conference is sponsored by Arizona State University and the Inter-University Program for Latino Research. The conference will be an international conference on the convergence in 1998 of the sesquicentennial of the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and the centennial of the 1898 Spanish-American War. It's not too late to register and plan to attend.
The conference is designed to present wide-ranging scholarly research on the creative representations of the historic milestones and cumulative political, economic, cultural, and other consequences of 1848 and 1998. Preliminary schedule is as follows:
December 8: Preconference workshops
December 9-11: Conference sessions
December 12: Commemorative Events and Mariachi Mass
Exhibitions and community programs December 8-12
Contact the Hispanic Research Center at 1848/98.Conference@asu.edu for more details regarding registration, or visit their web site at: http://www.asu.edu/1848and1898at1998. We hope to see many of you in the greater Phoenix area in December.
Robert Otto Valdez, Ph.D.
Professor, Health Policy and Management, UCLA
Associate Director, Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA
National Research Director, IUPLR
Inside the November IUPLR E-mail Update:
* The Dominican Studies Institute at CUNY joins the IUPLR network
* Seven IUPLR network members are chosen among the 100 most influential Hispanics
in the U.S. by Hispanic Business Magazine
* Tomas Ybarra-Frausto, an associate director at the Rockefeller Foundation, has been
awarded the Joseph Henry Medal by the Smithsonian Institution's Board of Regents
* Estevan Flores has been named permanent director of the Latino/a Research and Policy
Center at UC-Denver
* The ETS announces their slate of summer programs and fellowships
* Several new faculty positions are announced throughout the country
IUPLR HEADQUARTER NEWS
Dominican Studies Institute joins IUPLR.
The Inter-University Program for Latino Research announces the addition of a new member center, the Dominican Studies Institute (DSI) at the City University of New York. Under the leadership of Dr. Silvio Torres-Saillant, the Institute was launched in 1992 by CUNY. It is charged with producing and disseminating knowledge on the Dominican experience in order to address the current dearth of information about a community that is the second largest - and fastest growing - Latino group in New York.
DSI works as an interdisciplinary research unit devoted to the study of Dominican life in the United States, the Dominican Republic, and the Dominican Diaspora. With an advisory board of twenty-five scholars, educators, administrators, business executives, artists, and cultural activists from throughout the country, the Institute has implemented a stimulated plan of action, including a Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellowship Program, a Dominican Research Monograph Series, a review journal published once a year, and a growing library resource center.
The newest addition to the IUPLR network brings the total to fourteen member centers from coast to coast. On behalf of Gilberto Cardenas, executive director, and the entire network of scholars, member centers, and staff, IUPLR extends a grand welcome to the Dominican Studies Institute as we work towards a successful collaborative relationship. Bienvenidos!
Hispanic Business Magazine Names its Top 100
For the second year in a row, Gilberto Cardenas, IUPLR Executive Director, was named one of the one hundred most influential Hispanics in the U.S. by Hispanic Business magazine's October '98 issue. The following members of the IUPLR network were also included in the honored list:
Hon. Xavier Becerra, IUPLR D.C. Advisory Committee
Rodolfo de la Garza, UT-Austin
Hector Garza, IUPLR D.C. Advisory Committee
Refugio Rochin, Director, Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives & D.C. Adv. Cmt.
Sara Martinez Tucker, NHSF and IUPLR research partner
Raul Yzaguirre, IUPLR D.C. Advisory Committee
Congratulations to all the honorees.
Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University
CRI is hosting an upcoming conference entitled "The Treaty of Paris of 1898: Origins and Consequences", on November 5-6, 1998.
CRI is also hosting its second annual "CRI Conference on Cuban and Cuban-American Studies", on March 18-20, 1999. Building on the success of the First CRI Conference in 1997, the CRI is issuing a call for participation in its upcoming Second Conference on Cuban and Cuban-American Studies. The conference is part of CRI's continuing efforts to expand and challenge the paradigms of Cuban and Cuban-American Studies and address neglected areas in the field. The conference is interdisciplinary in spirit and welcomes a plurality of approaches and perspectives.
For more information on either conference, contact: Cuban Research Institute Florida International University, University Park, DM 363 Miami, FL 33199, or phone (305)348-1991, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Latino/a Research and Policy Center, University of Colorado at Denver
Dr. Estevan Flores, associate professor at UC-Boulder, has been named permanent director of the Latino/a Research and Policy Center through the 1998-99 academic year. Dr. Flores becomes the first official director of the center since its inception.
Dr. Fernie Baca, associate Vice-Chancellor for Research and Creative Activities, has been named the Executive Director for the International Training Academy, which houses the Latino/a Research & Policy Center.
Center for Mexican American Studies, University of Texas at Austin
Wednesday, November 11, 1998, 12:00 p.m.
Norma Elia Cantu, author of the award-winning "Canicula: Snapshots of a Girlhood en la Frontera," will discuss and read from her work. The discussion will be held in Garrison Hall, room 7.
Friday, November 20, 1998, 12:00 p.m.
Jacqueline Toribio, assistant professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UC-Santa Barbara and visiting scholar at CMAS, will be discussing "Acquiring Spanish-English Code-Switching Competence." The discussion will take place in the Texas Union Chicano Culture Room, 4.206.
For more information on CMAS events, contact Jordana Barton at (512) 471-4557, or e-mail: email@example.com.
Tomas Ybarra-Frausto, associate director for Arts and Humanities at the Rockefeller Foundation, has been awarded the Joseph Henry Medal by the Smithsonian Institution's Board of Regents for "exemplary contributions to the Smithsonian Institution." The Henry medal was created in honor of the Smithsonian's first Secretary, shortly after his death in 1878. It is given by the Board of Regents in recognition of outstanding service to the Institution. Among the previous recipients were Fred Whipple, Hubert Humphrey, Mary Ripley, Daniel Moynihan, and Sidney Yates. The Medal was presented to Dr. Ybarra-Frausto on Friday, November 6, by the Smithsonian regents at the annual dinner of the Smithsonian Council.
Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte, associate professor in Journalism and Latin American Studies at UT-Austin, was named the 1998 Hispanic Communicator of the Year by the Hispanic Link Journalism Foundation. The award, which is now in its fourth year, was established to recognize communicators of high achievement who through their professional and personal efforts have opened doors for others in the communications field.
Richard Valencia, associate professor of Educational Psychology at UT-Austin, recently had two articles published. The "American Psychologist" published an article of his entitled "Race-Ethnicity and Measured Intelligence: Educational Implications." The "Harvard Educational Review" published an article entitled "From the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo to Hopwood: The Educational Struggle and Plight of Mexican Americans in the Southwest."
EVENTS AND CONFERENCES
The Institute of Latin American Studies at UT-Austin invites all to an upcoming conference entitled, "Emerging Bilateral Relations: Social and Economic Development across the Texas-Mexico Border." The conference will be held on November 20, 1998, in the Hackett Room 1.313 at UT-Austin. For more information, contact Lindalee F. Valdivieso-Synyakov at (512) 232-2423, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, please see their web site at: http://www.lanic.utexas.edu/ilas/mexcenter.
The Univesidad Autonoma de Baja California Sur is issuing a call for papers for its third annual interdisciplinary conference entitled, "The Border: A New Cultural Conception", to be held February 24-26, 1999. Deadline for summaries is December 1, 1998. For more information, contact Dr. Antonina Ivanova Boncheva through e-mail: email@example.com.
The Hispanic Research Center at Arizona State University invites all to its upcoming conference entitled, "1848/1898@1998: Transhistoric Thresholds," to be held December 8-12. The conference is designed to present wide-ranging scholarly research on, and creative representations of, the historic milestones and numerous political, economic, cultural, and other cumulative consequences of 1848 and 1898. For more information, write to: 1848-1898 Conference, c/o Hispanic Research Center, P.O. Box 872702, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-2702, or e-mail at: 1848/98.Conference@asu.edu.
The Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity (CSRE) at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) seeks applicants for postdoctoral fellowships from scholars conducting research on ethnic identity in an international frame. Projects on the ways in which migration, economic restructuring, trans-national media, and social movements are altering ethnic and racial identities are especially welcome, as are inquiries into the ways in which cultural practices related to religion, language, sexuality, and gender serve to reflect, inflect, reinforce, and subvert ethnic and racial categories. The amount of the Fellowship Award is $30,000 (prorated on a nine month basis), and the tenure of fellowship is up to nine months. For more information, contact the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive -- 0522, La Jolla, CA 92093-0522, or phone (619) 534-3276, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies invites applications for Visiting Research Fellowships and for non-stipend Guest Scholar affiliations for the 1999-2000 academic year. The Center's Researcher-in-Residence Program is the largest residential fellowship program in the United States for Mexico specialists. Each year the program brings together about 25 researchers in the social sciences, history and various interdisciplinary fields. Research Fellows and Guest Scholars at both the predoctoral and postdoctoral levels will be selected. Researchers of any nationality are eligible. The deadline for receipt of applications is January 8, 1999. Application forms can be requested >from the Center directly and can also be downloaded from the Center's web page. For additional information please contact: Graciela Platero, Fellowship Program Coordinator, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093-0510, or phone (619) 534-4503, or e-mail: email@example.com. Additional information can be found at the center web site at: http://weber.ucsd.edu/Depts/USMex/welcome.htm.
Williams College announces the 1999-2000 Gaius Charles Bolin Fellowships for Minority Graduate Students. The Bolin Fellowships enable two minority graduate students to devote the bulk of their time during the academic year to the completion of dissertation work. Applicants must have completed all doctoral work except the dissertation by the end of the current academic year. The stipend for the fellowship is $26,000. Candidates should submit a full curriculum vitae, a graduate school transcript, three confidential letters of recommendation, a copy of the dissertation prospectus, and a description of teaching interests. Please send all application materials to: David L. Smith, Dean of the Faculty, Hopkins Hall, Williams College, Williamstown, MA 01267.
The Education Testing Service announces its slate of 1999-2000 fellowships and summer programs:
1. The 1999 Summer Program in Research for Graduate Students
2. The 1999-2000 Postdoctoral Fellowship Award Program
3. The 1999-2000 Visiting Scholar Program
4. The 1999-2000 Assessment Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
The application deadline for each of these programs is February 1, 1999. For more information and application materials, please contact Linda J. DeLauro, Mail Stop 16-T, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ 08541-0001, or phone (609) 734-1806, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find information online at http://www.ets.org/ETS
The Newspaper Association of America Foundation announces its 1999 Robert R. McCormick Tribune Foundation Fellowship Program. The McCormick Fellowship Program seeks to provide the media with a brain trust of minority leaders to lead the way in a changing future. Eight fellows will be selected for a fellowship year that begins and ends in January. For more information, contact the NAA Foundation at: McCormick Fellowship, NAA Foundation, 1921 Gallows Rd., Suite 600. Vienna, VA 22182-3900, or fax to (703) 902-1735.
The University of Notre Dame is seeking an established scholar to direct its newly instituted Latino Studies Center. Candidates for the position are expected to have earned a Ph.D. and have experience in working with Latino populations and a record of research in any field related to Latino Studies. The successful candidate will provide direction and leadership for an interdisciplinary program of teaching and research focusing on the Latino experience in the United States. Please direct all applications and nominations, including a complete dossier and names of references to: Rev. Timothy R. Scully, C.S.C., Vice President and Senior Associate Provost, 234 Hayes-Healy Center, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556.
The College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University seeks a Director for its Latino-Latin American Studies Program. The Director will hold appointment as an associate or full professor in an academic department of the College of Arts and Sciences; the search is being conducted by an all-college committee. In addition to directing the Program, the Director will be expected to make a major contribution to teaching and scholarship in Latino Studies. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; the Search Committee will begin reviewing new applications on November 1. Please send a letter of application addressing teaching and research interests, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to: Stewart Thau, Associate Dean for Programs, Curriculum and Instruction, College of Arts and Sciences, 441 Hall of Languages, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244-1170.
The University of Texas at Arlington invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of the Center for Mexican American Studies. The Director will be a tenured faculty member at the rank of either Associate or Full Professor. The successful candidate must exhibit a strong disciplinary expertise in Mexican American Studies, must be bilingual, and demonstrate the ability to provide administrative leadership. Any interested applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and two letters of reference to: Neil Foley, Search Committee Chair, Center for Mexican American Studies, P.O. Box 19444, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, 76019-0444. The deadline for applications is December 31, 1998.
The Department of Chicana and Chicana Studies at Arizona State University seeks an established scholar in public policy with a record of achievement in comprehensive community partnerships and interdisciplinary collaboration. An academic specialty significantly related to public policy is preferred, with an emphasis in one or more of the following fields: economic development, policy analysis and evaluation, politics, public health, housing, environment, migration and immigration, community-based organizations, social work, public administration, and urban planning. Applicants must submit a complete curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and community development accomplishments, along with three letters of recommendation, one of which must specifically address the applicant's efforts and accomplishments in community development projects. Please mail application to: Professor Raymond V. Padilla, Search Committee Chair, Department of Chicana & Chicano Studies, Arizona State University, P.O. Box 872002, Tempe, AZ 85287-2002, or phone (602) 965-8473. The application deadline is December 7, 1998.
The Chicana/Chicano Studies Program at the University of California, Davis, announces a tenure-track position as an assistant, associate or full professor in Chicana/o Studies and/or relevant comparative cultural and gender studies that would advance the interests of Chicana/o Studies. The starting date for this position is the fall quarter, 1999. Applicants should submit: a curriculum vitae; a statement of research and teaching interests; copies of published articles or other examples of scholarly writing or portfolio; and the names and addresses of at least three people from whom letters of reference may be requested. Applications should be sent to: Malaquías Montoya, Chair, Chicana/o Studies Search Committee, One Shields Avenue, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA. 95616. For inquiries about the position, phone (916) 752-2428. The application deadline is December 8, 1998, or until filled.
The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) has three openings for State Fiscal Policy Analyst: in Sacramento, Chicago and San Antonio. In each case, you report to MALDEF's Regional Counsel. The office works on five substantive areas: education; employment and economic development; immigrants' rights; political access; and public resource equity. In Sacramento, work will be with the California Budget Project; in Chicago with Voices for Illinois Children; in San Antonio with the Center for Public Policy Priorities. For the first several months, the Analyst will intern with the sister organization, while also working concurrently at the MALDEF office. If interested, forward resume, references, and writing samples with cover letter to: Sacramento Position: MALDEF, Att: Regional Counsel, 634 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014; Chicago: MALDEF, Att: Regional Counsel, 542 S. Dearborn (#750), Chicago, IL 60605; San Antonio: MALDEF, Att: Regional Counsel, 140 E. Houston Street (#300), San Antonio, TX 98205.
The Women's Studies Department at the University of Maryland invites applications for a full-time tenure track / tenured position in Latina Studies to begin August 1999. Rank is open. Application should include C.V., three letters of recommendation, and a cover letter describing teaching experiences, research and publication agendas, interests in campus and community activities, and their interconnections with your development as a scholar. For best consideration, send application by December 4, 1998 to: Professor Seung-Kyung Kim, Chair, Women's Studies Search Committee, Department of Women's Studies, 2101 Woods Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742.
The Department of English at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse announces two tenure-track positions, one in English or Rhetoric/Composition, and the other in English or Comparative Literature. For both positions, a letter of application, vita, transcripts and at least three letters of recommendation need to be sent to: Sonja Simonson
Schrag, Chair, Department of English, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse,
La Crosse, WI 54601. Applications must be received by November 20, 1998.
The Women's Studies Department at The University of Arizona invites applications for a tenure/tenure-eligible associate professor position specializing in Chicana studies. Applicants must have demonstrated excellence in research, teaching, and advising/mentoring and will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses. To Apply, please submit a letter of interest, CV, and a list of 3 referees to: Women's Studies Search Committee, P.O. Box 210025, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721. For more information call Liz Lapovsky Kennedy at (520) 621-7338, or e-mail: email@example.com.
IUPLR E-mail Update compiled by:
Graduate Research Assistant
Inter University Program for Latino Research
University of Texas at Austin