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MSU African Studies Center
November 2, 2021

Fall #9

Upcoming ASC Activities

Eye On Africa: Dr. Randy Goldson
Becoming Members of a New Race: Ethical Maroonage, Repatriation, and Africa in Rastafari Sovereign Consciousness 
Thursday, November 4, 2021
Register for Eye on Africa
African Tea Time: Tanzania
The Language Dilemma in Africa: Local Versus Foreign
Thursday, November 4, 2021
Register for Tea Time

Eye on Africa

Eye on Africa is a weekly seminar series of presentations on some of the latest, cutting edge research in Africa. The series creates an inclusive, holistic view of African history, social movements, the economy, science and politics.

Every Thursday, virtually, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (EST)

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Tea Time

African Tea Times are an opportunity to learn and share about first-hand experiences on the African continent. Open to everyone.

Every other Thursday, virtually, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (EST)

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Please see below for other opportunities

The Central Upper Guinea Coast, 15th-17th centuries: Dynamics of Regional Interaction
Date: Friday, November 5, 2021
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This presentation addresses the area's commercial importance both before and long after the Portuguese first sailed to West Africa, and mechanisms whereby its diverse populations interacted to foster a wider regional culture.

Michigan State University Social Justice Art Festival - Call for Submissions Deadline: Friday, November 19, 2021 Application Information
We welcome samples of your artwork to be considered for the 5th Annual SJAF during the week of January 18, 2022.

Jobs, Fellowships and Grants

African Studies Center Secretary II
Deadline: Tuesday, November 9, 2021
The African Studies Center seeks a Secretary II to provide clerical and administrative support to the Director as well as other center staff.  This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a dynamic, welcoming and inclusive work environment that promotes a team spirit and supports a positive work/life balance! 

Complete Job Announcement

MSU African Studies Center: Travel Funding for Africanist Students
Deadline: Rolling
The African Studies Center (ASC) has funds to provide partial support to Africanist students with travel expenses related to research and presenting at scholarly conferences. Funding amount is up to $500 but varies depending on event and availability of funds.
Application Form

Boren Fellowships and Scholarships
Deadlines: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 and Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Fund research and language study proposals by U.S. graduate students in world regions critical to U.S. interests  and study abroad by U.S. undergraduate students.

Application Information

Occidental College: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship/Assistant Professor Art and Visual Culture of the African Diaspora
Deadline: Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Occidental College invites applicants for a one-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship followed by a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in the newly established Department of Black Studies. 

Application Information

Emory University, Department of African American Studies: "Visions of Slavery" Mellon Sawyer Seminar Postdoctoral Fellowship
Deadline: Wednesday, December 15, 2021
This fellowship is a nine-month appointment from September 1, 2022 to May 31, 2023 and includes stipend, health benefits, moving expenses, and a research budget. The fellow is expected to be in residence at Emory University.

More Job Information

The University of Texas at Austin: Open Rank Search in Social Sciences – Department of African and African Diaspora Studies
Deadline: Thursday, January 20, 2021
Applicants of any rank working within Social Sciences are invited to apply, and we especially welcome applications at the rank of Associate or Full Professor for additional consideration to serve as Director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis (IUPRA). 

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