Friday, October 11, 2013

Third Annual Graduate Student Conference in Latin America March 7-8, 2014

The Third Annual Graduate Student Conference in Latin American and Caribbean Studies will be held March 7-8, 2014 in Bloomington. There are competitive travel grants that we offer to help offset the costs of coming to the conference. 

Below are the major details.

What:  "¡Calma Pueblo! Order and Chaos in Latin America"  (Graduate Student Conference in Latin American and Caribbean Studies)
When:  March 7-8, 2014
Where: Indiana University - Bloomington (CLACS)
Keynote:  Peter Guardino, Professor and Chair of the Department of History
Travel Grants:  We offer competitive travel grants to facilitate graduate student travel from other institutions.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Society for Neuroscience Research Fellowship at UCLA

One-year fellowship, with a possible 2nd-year extension supported by the Department of Neurobiology, to research and write history of the Society for Neuroscience (founded 1969) and its role in the development of the field of neuroscience in the late 20th century.  Fellow will be expected to research and write a publishable historical essay within one year on the early history of the society, with likely opportunities to develop other publications, to help design and write content for a website and to assist in grant writing.  Applications are being reviewed now.

The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is the foremost scientific organization dedicated to the study and promotion of Neuroscience.   Since its creation in 1969, the SfN and its members have played a major role in shaping our scientific and cultural knowledge of how the brain and nervous system work, in forging a disciplinary identity for the neurosciences, and in helping to promote effective national neuroscience policy.  Documenting and preserving the early history of the SfN is important in its own right, but of tremendous contemporary scientific and scholarly value as well.  As neuroscience becomes increasingly important to fields that traditionally have eschewed methods of natural science (e.g. economics, philosophy), understanding the ways in which the SfN forged neuroscience into one of the most important intellectual pursuits of the twenty-first century can provide important insights into how the discipline will shape knowledge policy and lives in the future.  This is a history that is yet to be told.

This is a unique opportunity to help write this important history.  The research fellow will work closely with the SfN staff and leadership and with the interdisciplinary social studies of medicine team at UCLA headed by Dr. Joel Braslow.  PhD-level training in history of science and medicine required.  Interested applicants should submit CV and writing sample to Dr. Braslow at and request two letters of recommendation to be sent separately by December 1, 2013  

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Assistant Professor of Women and Gneder Studies - San Francisco State University

The Women and Gender Studies Department at San Francisco State University invites applicants for an approved tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in fall 2014, subject to financial ability.

Position Description:
The Women and Gender Studies Department at SFSU seeks to hire a junior scholar with expertise in transnational feminist methodologies whose research addresses one or more of the following fields:
·       Science and technology studies
·       Disability studies
·       Indigenous feminisms
·       Health inequalities and the environment
The successful candidate will have a PhD in Women and Gender Studies or experience in the discipline. This scholar must teach from a perspective that emphasizes the mutually constitutive nature of categories of difference, and their course offerings should complement and extend our strengths in transnational feminist cultural studies and interdisciplinary social sciences. 

Candidates should send the following:
·       Cover letter
·       A curriculum vitae
·       Names of three recommenders
·       (Requests for letters of recommendation [no more than two years old], writing sample, syllabi,
teaching evaluations, and teaching philosophy will be made after the first round of review) 

Please mail documents (no email applications) to:
Hiring Committee
Department of Women and Gender Studies San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, CA 94132
Review of applications will begin November 14, 2013.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Proposals for conference Gender, Bodies & Technology: Performing the Human, May 2013

Proposals are invited for the upcoming conference Gender, Bodies & Technology: Performing the Human. The conference will be held May 1-3, 2014 at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.

We invite proposals from scholars in the humanities, social and natural sciences, feminist science studies, visual and performing arts, life sciences, and STEM fields for papers, panels, workshops, new media, art, and performance pieces that explore the intersections of gender, bodies & technology in contexts ranging from classrooms to the military, and from health care to the media.

You can find more information about the conference and submit proposals at:

The deadline has been extended to October 15.

Christine Labuski/GBT Coordinator and Conference Co-Director