Now recruiting for CBSR Postdoctoral Fellow!
The Center for Black Studies Research at the University of California Santa Barbara seeks applications for a postdoctoral fellowship on research related to Black Studies, African diaspora, Haitian studies, social movements, engaged scholarship, or urban studies. 25% of the fellowship is devoted to developing the Center's programs and mentoring undergraduate research. The fellowship will provide salary based on the candidate's qualifications. Research and travel allowance, and health insurance will be provided. 12-month position to begin August 2018, with possibility of 2nd year, upon evaluation. The Center is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research and service.
The minimum requirement to be considered an applicant is the completion of all requirements for a Ph.D. except the dissertation (ABD status) in Black Studies or a related field, at the time of application. Ph.D. conferral must be expected by July 2018.
Ph.D. conferral by July 31, 2018
Research in at least one area specializing in Black Studies, African diaspora, Haitian studies, social movements, engaged scholarship, or urban studies.
Experience with student research mentoring, engaged scholarship, or public scholarship.
Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating research interests and experiences with engaged scholarship, public scholarship, and student research mentorship; CV; an article-length writing sample or dissertation chapter; and three letters of reference (submitted by letter writers) to Professor Nadege Clitandre, Search Committee Chair, via online site https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01242
Submit a completed application by 5/15/2018 for primary consideration.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research and service.
CBSR Small-Grant Program
The Center for Black Studies Research is pleased to announce the call for its Small Grant Programs for Faculty and Scholars and for Graduate Students to enrich the quality of interdisciplinary research in Black studies, Afro-diasporic studies, and/or racial comparative scholarship in Black studies.
Grants of up to $1,500 are available for research to be conducted in the 2018–2019 academic year. Proposals must be submitted by Monday, April 16, 2018.
For more information and to apply, view the calls for proposals.
New issue of the Journal of Haitian Studies
The Fall 2017 issue of the Journal of Haitian Studies (Volume 23, no. 2) is now published and available for sale. It features articles on excavating revolutionary history and worldmaking through the arts, with contributions from J. Cameron Monroe, Jean-François Brière, Gina Athena Ulysse, Jason Herbeck, and Patti M. Marxsen as well as a series of book reviews.
Claudine Michel appointed HSA Executive Director
CBSR Advisory Committee member and former director Claudine Michel has been appointed executive director of the Haitian Studies Association (HSA), the prestigious international and interdisciplinary scholarly organization dedicated to Haiti.
Dr. Michel became co-executive director in January 2017 and was voted sole executive director by the HSA membership in November 2017.
This further consolidates the CBSR's position as a central site for Haitian Studies research worldwide. It also strengthens the ongoing partnership between HSA and CBSR, which has published the HSA's Journal of Haitian Studies (edited by Dr. Michel) since 1995.
We congratulate Dr. Michel on this tremendous achievement.