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Save the Date: Thinking Gender 2015 Conference

THINKING GENDER 2015

25th Annual Graduate Student Research Conference

Call for presentations: Power, Contested Knowledge, and Feminist Practices 

How have feminist approaches altered the existing understanding of scientific knowledge and practices? Celebrating the 25th Annual Graduate Student Research Conference at the UCLA Center for the Study of Women, Thinking Gender 2015 invites submissions for individual papers, pre-constituted panels, and posters on topics that focus on the participation and/or contribution of marginalized individuals or groups who have been historically excluded from knowledge production. We welcome papers and posters—across all disciplines and historical periods—that engage with the concept of the body as a contested site intersecting with gender, race, sexuality, and identity and how it is related to certain agencies in particular contexts. We invite scholarship engaging the following topics or others related to the conference theme of “Power, Contested Knowledge, and Feminist Practices”:

- The bodies of medicine
- Gender movement in contested spaces
- Construction and representations of bodies in the arts
- Faith and feminism
- Gender in conflict zones
- Technology and power
- Gender, cultures, and environmental crisis
- Consumerism in reproduction and maternal identities
- Gendered networks
- Gender disparities in sciences
- Language, communication, and gender 
- Feminist epistemology

CSW accepts submissions from graduate students who are registered at US or international colleges or universities. Please note that we do not accept submissions from papers presented at previous Thinking Gender conferences. No previously published material is eligible. Undergraduate students are eligible for poster submissions.

Students proposing individual papers and posters are to submit an abstract (250 words), a proposal (5 double-spaced pages maximum), a CV (2 pages maximum), and a Works Cited (1 page maximum). 

All components are to be submitted to the website at https://uclacsw.submittable.com, according to the submission guidelines. 

For pre-constituted panels, a 250-word description of the panel topic is required, in addition to the materials that must be provided for individual paper submissions. 

Send submissions to: https://uclacsw.submittable.com

Deadline for submissions: Monday, December 15, 2014

Conference will be held April 23 and 24, 2015, at UCLA Covell Commons

Event is free and open to the public. There will be a $50 registration fee for each presenter.

THINKING GENDER COORDINATOR: Chien-Ling Liu is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of History at UCLA. Her dissertation is on the microbiological studies and public health work by the Pasteur Institutes in China between 1899 and 1950, particularly concerning prophylaxis of smallpox and rabies. She is interested in power dynamics of scientific knowledge production and practices in cross-cultural contexts, relating to the issues of modernity. When not writing her dissertation, she enjoys going to movies and playing badminton. 

INFO: thinkinggender@women.ucla.edu

American Indian College Fund 25th Anniversary Los Angeles Gala

Please join the American Indian College Fund on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at J.W. Marriot at L.A. LIVE to celebrate our 25th Anniversary.

The evening includes:

  • Welcome reception
  • Silent auction featuring unique items
  • VIP event for patron ticket holders

For more information and ticket prices, visit http://www.collegefund.org/content/annual_gala

Save the Date! NCBS Conference - Los Angeles, Ca. - March 11-14, 2015

National Council For Black Studies
39th Annual Conference

Reservations phone number:  
1-800-WESTIN-1    

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  The WESTIN  
Los Angeles Airport 
 5400 West Century Boulevard  
Los Angeles, California 90045
 1-800-WESTIN-1   

MARCH 11-14, 2015
 Los Angeles, Ca.   

Call for Papers Deadline:
December 19, 2014 
  
For more information: 
  2015 Annual Conference
www.ncbsonline.org

We are excited to announce
 our 39th Annual conference in the great city of Los Angeles, California.  As we celebrate our 39th conference, we invite you to share this moment with us and create new memories.  Please stay up to date on all conference information on our website and email list serve.
Please feel free to share with your colleagues.  

We hope you're as excited as we are!   

Dance of the Maize God Screening

Over the past 50 years thousands of exquisitely painted Maya vases, almost all looted from royal tombs, have flooded into the world's public and private collections. These amazing works of art have opened an extraordinary window on the Maya past. But the race to unearth these treasures has destroyed ancient temples and palaces, culminating in the takeover of entire ancient cities by looter armies.

The documentary feature film Dance of the Maize God enters the world of the vases to explore the royal life and rich mythology of the Maya, as well as the tangled issues involved in the collection and study of Maya art. The story is told by villagers, looters, archaeologists, scholars, dealers and curators. For each, these vases have a radically different value and meaning.

Throughout 2014, Dance of the Maize God will screen at universities, museums and community organizations. Screenings will be accompanied by panel discussions exploring a wide variety of perspectives on the excavation, looting, study, collection, and exhibition of ancient Maya art. http://nightfirefilms.org/films/dance-of-the-maize-god/screenings/

Udall Foundation: Internship and Scholarship Program Opportunities

The Udall Foundation is pleased to announce our 2015 internship and scholarship program opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native students. We request your assistance in identifying students who would be excellent candidates for our programs and encouraging them to apply.

The Native American Congressional Internship<http://udall.gov/OurPrograms/Internship/AboutInternship.aspx> program is a fully-funded, ten-week summer internship in Washington, DC, for American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate, graduate and law students. Interns work in congressional and agency offices where they have opportunities to research legislative issues important to tribal communities, network with public officials and experience an insider’s view of the federal government. The Foundation provides airfare, housing, per diem, and a $1,200 educational stipend. The application deadline is January 31, 2015<http://udall.gov/OurPrograms/Internship/ImportantDates.aspx>.  For an application and information about complimentary webinars, please see our “Apply<http://udall.gov/OurPrograms/Internship/Apply.aspx>” page.

The Udall Scholarship<http://udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/AboutScholarship.aspx> program awards $5,000 merit-based scholarships for college sophomores and juniors seeking a career in tribal health, tribal public policy, or the environment. Two- and four-year college students are encouraged to apply. Scholars participate in a five-day Orientation<http://udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/Orientation.aspx> in Tucson, AZ, to learn from and network with experts, their peers, and members of the Udall family. The award includes life-time membership in the Udall alumni community<http://udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/AlumniNetwork.aspx>, a vibrant community offering job and internship opportunities, support for public service initiatives, and intellectual discussion. Applications must be submitted through a Udall faculty representative<http://udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/HowToApply.aspx> at the student's college or university. The application deadline is March 4, 2015. A faculty representative directory and schedule of free webinars can be found on the “Apply<http://udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/Apply.aspx>” page.

The Udall Foundation honors Morris K. Udall’s thirty years of service in the U.S. House of Representatives and Stewart L. Udall’s service as Secretary of the Interior. Both men worked tirelessly for the rights of American Indian and Alaska Native peoples. Since 1996, 110 tribes have been represented in the scholarship and internship programs.

We encourage you to visit our website at www.udall.gov and join our Facebook group Native Education @ Udall Foundation<https://www.facebook.com/groups/NativeEducationUdallFoundation/>. There, you’ll find our alumni profiles, tips for the applications, and more. We are eager to hear from interested students, faculty, staff and educational partners directly by email or phone. Thank you for your time and assistance. We look forward to working with you!

Harpo Foundation Accepting Application for Native American Artists Fellowships

Harpo Foundation Accepting Application for Native American Artists Fellowships
Deadline: February 15th, 2015
The foundation is accepting applications for its Native American Fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center program, which supports the development of artists with the potential for intercultural dialogue. Each year, the program awards two residency fellowships to Native American artists at the Vermont Studio Center, an historic artist colony located along the Gihon River in Johnson, Vermont, a village in the heart of the northern Green Mountains. Each fellow receives a one-month residency, which includes room and board, a private studio, and a $500 travel stipend.
To be eligible, Native American artists must demonstrate strong artistic ability, an evolving practice that is at a pivotal moment in its development, and a practice that engages a dialogue between the artist’s indigenous world and the surrounding culture.
For complete program guidelines, information about previous fellowship recipients, and applications instructions, see the Harpo Foundation website.
Link to Complete RFP

Through Indian Eyes: Native American Cinema

The UCLA Film & Television Archive is hosting a series of film screenings.

Through Indian Eyes: Native American Cinema
October 4 – December 15, 2014
Billy Wilder Theater

For more information on the screenings, visit https://www.cinema.ucla.edu/events/2014-10-04/through-indian-eyes-native-american-cinema

New online database showcases tribal governance resources

A new database on tribal governance is now available http://phys.org/news/2012-10-online-database-showcases-tribal-resources.html. "The Indigenous Governance Database, recently launched by the UA's Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management and Policy, pulls together in one central location articles, case studies, videos and other resources focused on governance, sovereignty, leadership, and sustainable economic and community development."

Resource for High School Students: Paying for College (Scholarship Booklet)

This is a contribution, to provide scholarship information for Native students, to encourage and promote postsecondary education for Native students, to promote networking opportunities for Native Americans, and to raise awareness and appreciation for the contributions made by Native Americans to our society. I share this resource with the hope that you would also seek compassion about young people who need guidance and support toward finding the quality of life. You may duplicate and distribute this free booklet. ~Rosie Dayzie, email: rosie.dayzie@gmail.com

Lakota Language Education Action Program

Be Part of the Future of the Lakota Language 
  • Jobs available every year in many schools across South Dakota
  • Department of Education provides financial support to qualified students
  • For students who already have or are seeking a bachelor's degree, and want to teach Lakota
LLEAP Training Options at USD (see note):
  • Option 1: A Bachelor's of Liberal Studies in Teaching Lakota Language, leading to full teaching certification
  • Option 2: A Teaching Minor in Lakota Language, which can be added to a teaching major and full certification in another subject.
  • Option 3: A K-12 Lakota Languages Education Endorsement for teaching Lakota Language only as per South Dakota statute ARSD 24:15:06:29.

Note:  Currently under review by the South Dakota Board of Regents and Department of Education.

Apply:
LLEAP South Dakota Contacts:

Extramural Funding Opportunities for Entering Students

Many of the fellowships provide multiple years of funding and are for students in their first year or two of graduate studies. After that, they are no longer eligible to apply. Thus the sooner students learn about these opportunities, the better their chances of preparing a strong application.

Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies - Indigenous/Global Media Activism

The University of Kansas Department of Film and Media Studies (FMS) invites candidates to apply for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Film and Media Studies

Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies - Indigenous/Global Media Activism

Please see the following job description.
http://www.higheredjobs.com/details.cfm?jobcode=175974131

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