Conferences, Internships, Post-MIDD possibilities
New England Queer People of Color (NEQPOC) Conference
We are excited to contact you in regards to the New England Queer People of Color (NEQPOC) Conference. NEQPOC will be held at the University of Vermont on March 21st through the 22nd and it will cost $10 for students and $20 for professionals. The conference is the first of its kind in the region and will feature Kit Yan as our exciting keynote speaker!
To register visit our website at: http://qpocne.wix.com/qpoc-ne2014.
We are asking for your support. Please forward this information to all of your contacts and help spread the word! We would really appreciate it!
If you are in need of sponsorship to attend the conference, please visit our webpage and download our sponsorship letter, complete the form and contact us at Qpoc.email@example.com for assistance.
Thank you for your support,
Are Some Ideas Better than Others?
CALL FOR PAPERS
Submissions are sought for the 2014 Liberal Arts College Student Academic Conference To be held Friday, March 7th, 2014 at Concordia University. 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal, Quebec.
In Western society contemporary discourse is characterized by two conflicting tendencies. On the one hand, dialogue is dominated by a radical toleration: all ideas are valued equally under the guise of cultural significance. On the other hand, opposing the very need for toleration, fundamentalist conservatism is often evoked as an instinctive reaction. However, the growing tensions cannot be resolved through conflict but only through dialogue.
The Western tradition has repeatedly addressed the issues of toleration and refusal. To address the problems of their day, thinkers, artists and political leaders of the past entered into conversations with the Canon and with each other. This dialogue, on many occasions, has been credited with producing some of the greatest works of art and thought. In our period of division, a possible solution lies in reclaiming this mechanism of the Western tradition. In the light of this debate between toleration, relativism and conservatism, the following questions must be raised: Is relativism the only foundation for toleration? Is it the best one? Are some ideas better than others?
The conference will offer undergraduates an opportunity to present their works of research or analysis. We encourage students from all disciplines of the Humanities, Social Sciences and Fine Arts to participate. This conference will provide a valuable opportunity to discuss projects and share ideas with fellow students. Each presenter will be given 15 minutes, followed by a general question period. Although the conference is primarily in English, presentations in French are welcome. Students are encouraged to submit a paper even if their topic does not precisely match the conference’s theme.
Interested students must submit an abstract of 250 words stating their thesis and providing a summary of their arguments by February 3rd, 2014. Name, e-mail address, university affiliation of the presenter must be included along with any requests related to special needs. All submissions received will be acknowledged. Presenters who are accepted will be contacted by February 10th, 2014. Abstracts and questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: The 2014 Liberal Arts College Student Academic Conference
When: March 7th, 2014
Where: Concordia University. Montreal, Quebec
Master’s degree program in Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of South Florida
Opportunity to apply to the Master’s degree program in Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of South Florida.
The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies is a free-standing department at USF, and we currently have six outstanding full-time faculty members, plus around 60 faculty affiliates from around the university. Our program aims to prepare students both for continued academic study and for positions outside the academy; we have a very strong record of placing our graduates in both Ph.D. programs and in numerous social-justice-oriented non-profits. Our students may choose to write a thesis, do a graduate internship, or do an all-coursework degree.
USF also offers students a great deal of flexibility in earning graduate certificates to complement their work in WGS, in a wide variety of areas, such as “Women and Health,” “Africana Studies,” “Nonprofit Management,” or “Genocide and Human Rights.”
Our MA students are eligible for graduate assistantships that offer a stipend and in-state tuition at an 80% discounted rate (currently this means graduate tuition is only slightly more than $1500/year). Students get experience teaching both face-to-face classes and online classes, and get the chance to develop their teaching portfolios by working with several different faculty members in multiple courses.
USF and its more than 39,000 students are located in Tampa, a diverse metro area with a thriving arts scene, world-class festivals, rich cultural history and attractions. We are a short drive from amazing beaches and famous amusement parks. Further, the large metropolitan area (with a population over 4,000,000) offers a range of employment opportunities for partners of graduate students. And while it is hot during the summer, most of the school year offers near-perfect weather, with average high and low temperatures of 70/52 in January.
Our application deadline for Fall 2014 is February 15. Please ask your best and brightest to apply! They can find us at http://wgs.usf.edu/.
QUEUC, Bishop's University
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The Third Annual Transecting Society Conference (TSC)
Affirming Trans* Lives, Advancing Trans* Politics
April 11-12, 2014
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
TSC is a two-day symposium dedicated to exploring controversial political issues that impact trans* lives locally and globally. We endeavor to recognize the particularity of each trans* life as it is shaped by the intersection of axes such as gender assignment at birth, gender identity, gender expression, medical history, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, geography, class, sexuality, physical ability, mental ability, body size, and age.
In this symposium, we aim to cultivate a supportive and egalitarian space in which to build community, educate each other, and mobilize activism. We welcome artists, performers, activists, lawyers, social workers, policymakers, non-profit workers, undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, independent scholars, writers, and all others who are interested in affirming trans* lives and advancing trans* civil rights, human rights, and collective liberation.
Registration is FREE and parking is convenient and low-cost. For conference information, lodging options, and online registration, please visit: www.transectingsociety.com
March 1st is the preferred registration date but no one will be turned away for registering late.
Facing Race - a national conference - Nov. 13-15, 2014, Dallas, Texas
We're looking for new ideas and dynamic presenters! Now is your chance to propose a breakout session for the 2014 Facing Race Conference. A unique collaborative space for racial justice movement making, Facing Race is the largest multiracial, inter-generational gathering for organizers, educators, creatives, and other leaders. Join us in Dallas, Texas from November 13-15th!
The deadline for breakout session proposals is Friday, January 24
Sessions are accepted in three tracks: 1) organizing & advocacy, 2) research & policy, and 3) arts, media, culture. Our content priorities for 2014 include:
- Challenging structural racism
- Popularizing racial justice
- Showcasing solutions
- Developing strategic connections across constituencies and issues
- Developing young leaders of color and anti-racist whites
This is our first Facing Race in the South so we'll also be looking for sessions showcasing Southern approaches and experiences. If you have questions about session proposals, contact us at email@example.com.
Register with code FRWelcome for an earn discount of 15%. We'll see you in Dallas!
Master of Science Program in Medical Anthropology & Cross-Cultural Practice (Boston University)
We would like to bring to your attention a graduate opportunity for your students.
With the permission of our program directors, we are writing as second-year students enrolled in the Master of Science Program in Medical Anthropology & Cross-Cultural Practice (MACCP) in the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences at Boston University Medical School, now in its fifth year. The MACCP prepares students for diverse futures, such as doctoral study, clinical training and research, government positions, social service agencies, advocacy organizations, public health careers, and cross-cultural marketing.
Unlike most medical anthropology programs, ours is based on a medical campus and our degree is awarded by the School of Medicine. The program is based on a rigorous 60-credit curriculum, half of which comprises training in the methods and theories of medical anthropological and qualitative research. The other half involves electives that allow us to customize our program and to develop expertise according to our own interests and career objectives. From the day we arrived, our advisors encouraged us to think carefully about our own goals, and helped us plan the specifics of our program accordingly.
We have learned how to design a medical anthropology study involving local fieldwork, and to write a research protocol that had to be reviewed and approved by the BU School of Medicine Institutional Review Board. The local nature of the fieldwork allowed us to develop relationships with our research participants over the course of our two years in the program. We learned a full range of data analysis strategies, and are now involved in writing our masters theses.
Our faculty encourage us to submit poster and paper proposals to professional society conferences, and to present our work in different public settings. (So far, every proposal submitted by students from our program has been accepted.) They support our revising chapters from our theses into articles that we can send out for review. Program students who have graduated before us have all found jobs in fields related to their training.
The MACCP is a two year full-time program, but welcomes part-time students from a broad range of educational and professional backgrounds. We come from undergraduate and graduate programs in a wide range of disciplines, like anthropology, religious studies, biology, psychology, sociology, and public health, and social work.
If you, your faculty, staff, or students would like more information about our program, please visit the MACCP website at www.bumc.bu.edu/gms/maccp. For current information provided by MACCP students please see us at Twitter (https://twitter.com/BUSM_MedAnthro) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BUSMmedanthropology).
We would very much appreciate your passing along this letter to anyone you think might find it helpful.
MA in Social Media, University of Westminister, London
For Juniors interested in Social Media and in studying in London, please check out the MA in Social Media at the University of Westminster. The program focuses on the theoretical, critical and practical skills of social media research and use.
The MA in Social Media offers a flexible interdisciplinary exploration of key contemporary developments in the networked digital media environment. It will benefit those seeking to develop their understanding of contemporary communication and its societal, political, regulatory, industrial and cultural contexts.
The MA in Social Media provides students with the opportunity to focus at postgraduate level on:
- Studying the ways in which social media and the Internet shape and are shaped by social, economic, political, technological and cultural factors, in order to equip students to become critical research-oriented social media experts.
- Developing reflective and critical insights into how social media and the Internet are used in multiple contexts in society, and into which roles social media can play in various forms of organizations that are situated in these societal contexts. The aim is that students are equipped to become reflective and critical social media practitioners.
- Gaining in-depth knowledge and understanding of the major debates about the social and cultural roles of social media and the Internet.
- Acquiring advanced knowledge and understanding of the key categories, theories, approaches and models of social media's and the Internet's roles in and impacts on society and human practices.
- Obtaining advanced insights into practical activity and practice-based work that relate to how social media and the Internet work and which implications they have for social and cultural practices.