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CALL FOR PAPERS: Journal of Haitian Studies Special Issue (Apr. 15, 2023)
This special issue emerges from the Sexualities Working Group of the Haitian Studies Association, a group of Haitian and U.S. American scholars and practitioners who have, since 2015 in different configurations, mobilized in coalition toward the rights to live creatively for Haitian LGBTQ/M-community, Vodouyizan, and all those who do not conform to sexual/gendered norms. Responding to a call made by our Haitian activist interlocutors to support their on-the-ground endeavors through increased dissemination of research on the construction and performance of genders and sexualities in Haiti, the editorial collective hopes this special issue will document, share, and collectivize mutual commitments to bolstering the work of queer crusaders and all those who dare to live creatively in Haiti and its diasporas.
ICLS – Haitian Creole Language Instructor
We currently have a full-time opening for Haitian Creole Language Instructor II (LI2) at Department of Sate’s Foreign Service Institute (FSI). This position is to support a test kit project for the Language Testing Administration (LTA) at FSI. This position is scheduled to start on 3/1/2023, and temporarily scheduled to end on 8/31/2023 with a high likelihood of possible/further extensions.
This is a full-time position (8 hours a day / 40 hours per week / Mon-Friday). This position is 100% telework, but selected candidate(s) will be required to come to Washington DC area to get their DOD badge issued, and the appropriate Government computer account setup.
CALL FOR PAPERS: Haiti and Africa: Unearthing and Exploring the Roots, Connections, and Possibilities (Feb. 15, 2023)
The keynote presentation, panels and roundtables will focus on the historical connections between Haiti and Africa, and the cultural, political, social, and economic specificities of Haiti that derive directly and indirectly from those connections. The conference will explore how the transatlantic slave trade and the colonial era, through the revolutionary and the post- independence shape contemporary Haitian realities. Papers will also seek parallels and intersections among contemporary Haitian and African realities as emergence of shared colonial and neocolonial experiences, and take stock of current intellectual, cultural, political, and economic links and gaps between Haiti and Africa.
University of Toronto Scarborough – Associate Professor/Professor of Black Feminist History (Jan. 16, 2023)
The Department of Historical and Cultural Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Black Feminist History. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2023, or shortly thereafter.
Caribbean Development Bank Scholarship (Nov. 28, 2022)
To further CDB’s support of procurement capacity building in the Caribbean and to develop the strategic design and utilisation of public procurement, CDB is pleased to offer, through technical assistance funds provided by the Government of the Republic of Italy, a scholarship for a candidate to complete the International Master in Public Procurement at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. The programme runs from March 2023 to February 2024. The selected candidate would be required to be based in Rome for a period of 4.25 months.
2022 Call for Nominations for the H.S.A. Board (Nov. 7, 2022)
The members of the Board of Directors of the Haitian Studies Association are elected by the general membership by electronic balloting and serve a three-year term. Board members can be re-elected for additional terms. The Board is composed of elected members (including a student representative), and advisory members who, in turn, elect the officers of the board. The elected officers of the Board of Directors are the President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The Advisory Board is comprised of the current Executive Director, the immediate Past President, and the Editor of the Journal of Haitian Studies (JOHS). Collectively, these members are the governing body of the Haitian Studies Association.
Middlebury College – Assistant Professor of French & Francophone Studies (Nov. 1, 2022)
The Lois ’51 and J. Harvey Watson Department of French and Francophone Studies invites applicants for a full-time tenure track position in the field of pre-1900 literature and culture beginning fall 2023. The successful candidate’s research and teaching should situate French and Francophone culture in a transnational framework and address colonization. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in digital humanities and visual culture. Candidates with a focus on ecocriticism or gender studies are also encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates will be interested in working in a collaborative environment in a small liberal arts college setting. Applicants must have native or near native command of French (this includes all its varieties: European, Caribbean, North American, African, etc.) and should have completed all Ph.D. requirements by August 2023. Candidates must show evidence and/or promise of excellence in teaching students from diverse backgrounds and have an active research agenda. We are seeking outstanding teachers with demonstrated experience in teaching French language at all levels in an immersive environment. The successful candidate will be expected to teach elementary and intermediate language courses, as well as upper-level content-oriented courses, and contribute regularly to the college-wide curriculum, including the first-year seminar program and winter term curriculum. Ability to teach in English and interest in cross-departmental collaboration in Middlebury’s Black Studies Program is also highly desirable.
University of Miami – Virtual Open House (Oct. 21, 2022)
Are you interested in a comparative, critical degree in a diverse, interdisciplinary, and multicultural environment?
The Ph.D. program in Literary, Cultural and Linguistic Studies offers an exciting combination of research, writing, teaching, and professional training. The department supports a range of critical and theoretical approaches and encourages interdisciplinary work that takes advantage of the university’s many strengths.
The Ph.D. offers two major concentrations: 1.) Literary and Cultural Studies and 2.) Critical Studies of Language/Linguistics. Students in each concentration may opt to develop a secondary field of expertise in the other. Our students explore a variety of geographic, temporal, and theoretical fields, allowing them to carry out highly interdisciplinary and innovative research projects.
Rice University – Assistant Professor in Black French Studies (Oct. 1, 2022)
Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Black French Studies. Rice University’s Department of Modern and Classical Literatures and Cultures, in collaboration with the Center for African and African American Studies, seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Black French Studies. The successful candidate will have a research specialization in at least one of the following areas: post-1900 Francophone Africa; the Francophone Caribbean; cultures of migration in the Francophone Atlantic world; colonialism and democracy in French-speaking Africa and/or the Caribbean. Candidates with additional expertise in at least one of the following areas are strongly preferred: gender studies; postcolonial theory; history of slavery; visual culture and media studies. Candidates should have a strong teaching interest in Blackness in Francophone Africa.
Haitian Women’s Collective – Haiti Research and Policy Fellowship (Aug. 12, 2022)
Beginning this fall semester, we are seeking a quarter-time, year-long policy and research fellow to support the ongoing development of the advocacy infrastructure of the Haitian Women’s Collective. As a member of the Haiti Advocacy Working Group (HAWG), the Haitian Women’s Collective will sponsor a policy fellow as part of their membership participation.
This fellowship provides opportunities to learn and practice the skills of policy research and analysis, advocacy, and engagement with a particular focus on U.S. policy toward Haiti.
While the fellow will have significant autonomy in their work, they will work closely with HAWG leadership who will provide an enriching experience and access to outside experts and resources. A fellow can expect mentoring and training in skills desirable in any policy-based office. The fellowship will include a stipend.
Haitian and African American Connections Project Assistant Internship (July 15, 2022)
The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. One of its foundational pillars is to help all Americans see how their stories, their histories, and their cultures are shaped and informed by global influences. One sphere of global influence is the long established and deeply rooted artistic and cultural intersections between Black Americans and Haitians. The museum has an interest in developing a project that explores these connections and is offering an internship in association with the planning of this initiative. Rooted in the models set by the cultural exchanges and artistic productions that emerged out of the Harlem Renaissance period in the United States and the indigenism period in Haiti, this initiative will consider where these connections exist today and the synergies that historically and contemporaneously allow them to flourish and be sustained. The initiative will draw from a wide cross-section of artistic genres including music, literature, fashion, art, foodways, museum curation, and more.
Call for HSA Digital Fellow
The Haitian Studies Association (HSA) is seeking a Digital Fellow to help expand and develop the Association’s digital platforms. The fellowship’s responsibilities include: Managing the HSA Open-Access Platform, a curated digital platform where HSA members can freely share and access their publications. Supporting the production and dissemination of public scholarship, including the creation of a Decolonizing Haitian Studies syllabus. Helping ensure that information is posted to social media in an effective and timely manner. Membership and participation in the HSA’s Growth and Futures committee. Other related duties as assigned.
Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education – Call for Proposals (June 30, 2022)
The Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education (JCIHE) has announced a call for Special Issue Summer 2023: The Road Towards UNESCO’s Sustainable Goals Amidst the Pandemic of Covid -19 in Latin America and the Caribbean Higher Education Special Issue guest editors: Pilar Mendoza, Associate Professor, University of Missouri, email@example.com Santiago Castiello-Gutiérrez, (Incoming) Assistant Professor, Seton Hall […]
Grinnell College: Assistant Professor of French (Mar. 22, 2022)
The Department of French and Arabic invites applications for a one-year appointment in the literatures and cultures of French Caribbean and the African diaspora beginning Fall 2022. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) or Associate Professor possible. Candidates should be able to teach at all levels of a rigorous, undergraduate curriculum, including Introductory, Intermediate French language, and advanced literary survey courses, and be passionate about teaching in a liberal arts setting. The teaching load is five courses over two semesters. Additional information about our curriculum and faculty can be found at https://www.grinnell.edu/academics/majors-concentrations/french-arabic.