Sociology

GRANTS / AWARDS / FELLOWSHIPS

Award / Funder: Sociological Initiatives Foundation Grants Program
Description: The Sociological Initiatives Foundation was established in 1999 to support research that furthers social change, including language learning and behavior and its intersection with social and policy questions. The Foundation supports projects that address institutional rather than individual or behavioral change and/or research and initiatives that provide insight into sociological and linguistic issues that may be useful to specific groups and or communities. (e.g. literacy, language loss and maintenance, language policy, national security, bilingualism, language and gender, language and law, language disabilities, language and health, language and education, different language cultures). We look for projects that have an explicit research design and a concrete connection to public or community impact.
Deadline: Concept Applications are usually due in August, though the exact date changes each year
Link: http://comm-org.wisc.edu/sif/index.php

Award / Funder: Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards to Honor Works for Addressing Racism and Diversity / Cleveland Foundation
Description: The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards recognize books that have made important contributions to the understanding of racism and/or the appreciation of the rich diversity of human cultures. There are two awards, one for a work of fiction or poetry and one for a work of nonfiction, biography, or scholarly research. Only books written in English and published in the preceding calendar year are eligible. Plays and screenplays are not eligible, nor are works in progress. Manuscripts and self-published works are not eligible, and no grants are made for completing or publishing manuscripts.
Deadline: Submissions will be accepted September 1 through December 31, 2010
Link: http://www.anisfield-wolf.org/

Award / Funder:Modern Language Association – William Sanders Scarborough Prize  
Description: Awarded annually for an outstanding scholarly study of black American literature or culture published the previous year. Books that are primarily translations will not be considered.
Deadline: 5/1/2011
Link: http://www.mla.org/prizeinfo_wss

Award / Funder: Poetry Society of America Annual Awards – George Bogin Memorial Award
Description: Established by the family and friends of George Bogin for a selection of four or five poems that use language in an original way to reflect the encounter of the ordinary and the extraordinary and to take a stand against oppression in any of its forms
Deadline: 12/1/2010
Link: http://www.poetrysociety.org/psa/awards/annual/individual/

Award / Funder: Modern Language Association – Annual Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize
Description: For an outstanding book published in English or Spanish in the field of Latin American and Spanish literatures and cultures that enhance understanding of the interrelations among literature, the other arts, and society and that offer fresh perspectives on the field.
Deadline: 5/1/2011
Link: http://www.mla.org/prizeinfo_kovacs

Award / Funder: MLA Prize in United States Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary and Cultural Studies / Modern Language Association
Description: Annual prize for an outstanding scholarly study in any language of United States Latina and Latino or Chicana and Chicano literature or culture published the previous year
Deadline: 5/1/2011
Link: http://www.mla.org/prizeinfo_latina

Award / Funder: National Geographic Society: Genographic Legacy Fund
Description: The Genographic Legacy Fund aims to empower indigenous and traditional peoples throughout the world by supporting community-driven projects directly preserving or revitalizing indigenous or traditional culture. Funded projects have included documenting a traditional language, oral history, or ceremony; creating culturally-specific educational materials and programs; establishing a local museum or archive; inter-generational knowledge sharing; and preserving significant sites and artifacts. Eligible projects must be community-driven and must show a strong level of local community involvement in their planning, governance, and implementation. Grants do not generally exceed US $25,000.
Deadline: 6/15/2011
Link: https://genographic.nationalgeographic.com/genographic/legacy_fund.html

Award / Funder: Cultural Contact Program / The Russell Sage Foundation
Description: To bring social science to bear more effectively on improving the quality of contact among the many racial and ethnic groups that make up American society. An example of past grant project: “Understanding and Improving Students’ Experiences in Racially Diverse College Settings”.
Deadline: Mid-August and mid-March
Link: http://www.russellsage.org/programs/main/culturalcontact/

Award / Funder: The United States-Indonesia Society
Description: These grants are awarded to promote academic and other exchanges between the two countries. USINDO Travel Grants are open to any person seeking to travel to Indonesia to conduct field research or other professional projects, including conferences. All U.S. and Indonesian citizens are welcome to apply.  Student applicants must be enrolled in a degree program. The Society particularly welcomes applications from graduate and undergraduate students who are interested in the social sciences – economics, history, political economy, government, international relations and religious studies.  However, USINDO will seriously consider applications in any field of study. 
Deadline: March 1, June 1, Sepetember 1, and December 1
Link: http://www.usindo.org/education/travelgrants.html

Award / Funder: Lesbian Health Fund /The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA)
Description: The Lesbian Health Fund (LHF) was established in 1992 to define, study, and educate lesbians and their health care providers about lesbian health issues. LHF’s mission is to improve the health of lesbians and their families through investigation and research. Research goals include: * Determination of rates and risk factors for cancers and other diseases among lesbians * Issues of access to medical care for lesbians * Study of mental health concerns of lesbians and their families * Definition and investigation of lesbian family issues * Methodologic exploration of diversity in the lesbian population.
Deadline: May 15 and October 15
Link: http://www.glma.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.viewPage&pageID=922&nodeID=1

Award / Funder: Open Meadows Foundation Grants
Description: Open Meadows Foundation makes grants for projects that are led by and benefit women and girls, particularly those from vulnerable communities. Grants of up to $2,000 are available for projects that: are designed and implemented by women and girls; promote building community power; promote gender, racial, social, economic and/or environmental justice; reflect the diversity of the community served; and have limited financial access.  Grants are made to international organizations (based outside the U.S.), as well as organizations/projects within the United States.
Deadline: 8/14/2010
Link: http://www.openmeadows.org/

Award / Funder: Social Science Research Council – Abe Fellowship (for International Multidisciplinary Research on Global Concerns)
Description: The Abe Fellowship supports professional research in the social sciences or humanities on contemporary policy-relevant issues, especially those which promote a new level of intellectual cooperation between Japan and America. Applicants must be citizens of the U.S. or Japan (or be able to demonstrate serious affiliations with research communities in the U.S. or Japan) and hold the terminal degree in their field by the start of their fellowship term. Applicants are invited to submit proposals for research in the social sciences or the humanities relevant to any one or combination of the following three themes: (1) global issues, (2) problems common to industrial and industrializing societies, and (3) issues that pertain to US-Japan relations.
Deadline: 9/1/2010
Link: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/abe-fellowship/

Award / Funder: Humanities Writing Competition – UNC Institute of African American Research
Description: The Institute of African American Research (IAAR) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will offer a $1000 prize for the best cross-disciplinary, collaborative effort in the Arts and Humanities that yields a historically-grounded script on a topic of African American research. Established and aspiring scholars and writers with expertise in creative writing, literary criticism, philosophy, history, communications, performance studies, sociocultural anthropology, and other relevant disciplines are encouraged to apply. Submitted scripts will be considered for production. There are no limits on the historical time frame or genre of writing.
Deadline: 9/1/2010
Link: http://aar.slu.edu/announce.html#OTHER

Award / Funder: National Institutes of Health – Effect of Racial and Ethnic Discrimination/Bias on Health Care Delivery (R01, R01, R21) — AIDS
Description: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) encourages the submission of research project grant applications from institutions/ organizations that propose to: (1) improve the measurement of racial /ethnic discrimination in health care delivery systems through improved instrumentation, data collection, and statistical/analytical techniques; (2) to enhance understanding of the influence of racial/ethnic discrimination in health care delivery and its association with disparities in disease incidence, treatment, and outcomes among disadvantaged racial/ethnic minority groups; and (3) to reduce the prevalence of racial/ethnic health disparities through the development of interventions to reduce the influence of racial/ethnic discrimination on health care delivery systems in the United States (U.S.).
Deadline: 9/7/2010
Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-08-083.html

Award / Funder: National Institutes of Health – Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children (R01, R21) — AIDS
Description: Specifically, this initiative focuses on ethnic and racial minority children and underserved populations of children such as: children from low literacy, rural and low-income populations, geographically isolated children, hearing and visually impaired children, physically or mentally disabled children, children of migrant workers, children from immigrant and refugee families, and language minority children. Specific targeted areas of research include biobehavioral studies that incorporate multiple factors that influence child health disparities such as biological (e.g., genetics, cellular, organ systems), lifestyle factors, environmental (physical and family environments), social (e.g., peer influences), economic, institutional, and cultural and family influences; studies that target the specific health promotion needs of children with a known illness and/or disability; and studies that test and evaluate the cost effectiveness of health promotion interventions conducted in nontraditional settings.
Deadline: 9/7/2010
Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-392.html

Award / Funder: Behavioral and Social Science Research on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities (R21) – Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health
Description: Health disparities between (1) racial/ethnic populations, (2) lower socioeconomic classes, and (3) rural residents, and the overall U.S. population are major public health concerns. Emphasis is placed on research in and among three broad areas of action: (1) public policy, (2) health care, and (3) disease/disability prevention. Particular attention is given to reducing health gaps among groups. Proposals that utilize an interdisciplinary approach, investigate multiple levels of analysis, incorporate a life-course perspective, and/or employ innovative methods such as system science or community-based participatory research are particularly encouraged.
Deadline: 2010-09-14; 2010-12-11; 2011-01-11
Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-137.html?CFID=9919127&CFTOKEN=72297572

Award / Funder: Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL)  – National Science Foundation
Description: This multi-year funding partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages. Made urgent by the imminent death of an estimated half of the 6000-7000 currently used human languages, this Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) effort aims also to exploit advances in information technology. Funding will support fieldwork and other activities relevant to recording, documenting, and archiving endangered languages, including the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, and databases. Funding will be available in the form of one- to three-year project grants as well as fellowships for up to twelve months. At least half the available funding will be awarded to projects involving fieldwork. The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) will participate in the partnership as a research host, a non-funding role.
Deadline: 9/15/2010
Link: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2006/nsf06577/nsf06577.htm

Award / Funder: Enduring Questions grant program – National Endowment for the Humanities
Description: The NEH Enduring Questions grant program supports the development of a new course that will foster intellectual community through the study of an enduring question. This course will encourage undergraduates and teachers to grapple with a fundamental question addressed by the humanities, and to join together in a deep and sustained program of reading in order to encounter influential thinkers over the centuries and into the present day. The Enduring Questions program welcomes projects that respond to NEH’s new Bridging Cultures initiative. Such projects could focus on cultures internationally or within the United States. International projects might seek to enlarge Americans’ understanding of other places and times, as well as other perspectives and intellectual traditions. American projects might explore the great variety of cultural influences on, and myriad subcultures within, American society. These projects might also investigate how Americans have approached and attempted to surmount seemingly unbridgeable cultural divides, or examine the ideals of civility and civic discourse that have informed this quest.
Deadline: 9/15/2010
Link: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/EnduringQuestions.html

Award / Funder: American Research in the Humanities in China Fellowship – American Council of Learned Societies
Description: This program is open to scholars in the humanities and related social sciences who have received a Ph.D. or its equivalent by the time of application. Applicants must submit a carefully formulated research proposal that reflects an understanding of the present Chinese academic and research environment. The proposal should include a persuasive statement of the need to conduct the research in China. Those submitting a joint proposal must apply individually. Support is offered to specialists in all fields of the humanities and humanities-related social sciences, and is not limited to China scholars. Fellowship tenure is from four months to one year of continuous research in China.
Deadline: 9/29/2010
Link: http://www.acls.org/grants/Default.aspx?id=524

Award / Funder: 2010 Annual Grant Competition – United States Institute of Peace
Description: The United States Institute of Peace is an independent, nonpartisan, national institution established and funded by Congress. Its goals are to help: * Prevent and resolve violent international conflicts * Promote post-conflict stability and development and * Increase conflict management capacity, tools, and intellectual capital worldwide. The Grant and Fellowship Program expands the work of the Institute by investing in individuals, universities, nonprofit organizations and civil society organizations around the world.  The program supports innovative projects, involving academic and applied research, the identification of promising models and effective practices, and the development of practitioner resources, tools, and training programs related to conflict management, international peace and security and peacebuilding.
Deadline: 10/1/2010
Link: http://www.usip.org/grants-fellowships/annual-grant-competition

Award / Funder: Radcliffe Institute Fellowships
Description: Radcliffe Institute fellowships are designed to support scholars, scientists, artists, and writers of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment who wish to pursue work in academic and professional fields and in the creative arts. In recognition of Radcliffe’s historic contributions to the education of women and to the study of issues related to women, the Radcliffe Institute sustains a continuing commitment to the study of women, gender, and society. Applicants’ projects need not focus on gender. Women and men from across the United States and throughout the world, including developing countries, are encouraged to apply. The Radcliffe Institute seeks to build a community of fellows that is diverse in every way.
Deadline: The deadline for applicants in humanities, social sciences, and creative arts is 1 October. The deadline for applicants in natural sciences and mathematics is 15 November.
Link: http://www.radcliffe.edu/fellowships/apply.aspx?CFID=9896908&CFTOKEN=94185560

Award / Funder: Spencer Foundation Civic Learning and Civic Action Initiative
Description: Supports research studies that examine the commitments, conditions, and contexts that stimulate and sustain civic action, as well as those that constrain or discourage it (influences of civic motivations and other psychological processes; influences of learning experiences and environments; and influences of social, political, cultural, historical, and other contextual influences on individual and group action)
Deadline: 10/1/2010
Link: http://www.spencer.org/content.cfm/civic-learning-and-civic-action

Award / Funder: Essay Competition – The S.E.VEN Fund (SEVEN) and Center For Interfaith Action on Global Poverty (CIFA)
Description: Writers are asked to submit a first-person narrative describing enterprise solutions to poverty that are faith-based, faith-inspired, or interfaith efforts. Illustrations may come from any domain, including healthcare, education, consumer products, human rights, and others; examples must represent innovative private solutions to public problems.
Deadline: 10/15/2010
Link: http://www.sevenfund.org/faith-and-development/

Award / Funder: The Schomburg Center Scholars in Residence Program
Description: The Schomburg Center residency program is designed to (1) encourage research and writing on the history, literature, and cultures of the peoples of Africa and the African diaspora, (2) to promote and facilitate interaction among the participants including fellows funded by other sources, and (3) to facilitate the dissemination of the researchers’ findings through lectures, publications, and the ongoing Schomburg Center Colloquium and Seminar Series. Fellowships are awarded for continuous periods of six or twelve months at the Schomburg Center with maximum stipends of $25,000 for six months and up to $50,000 for twelve months. Applicants must indicate in their proposal how they propose to use the resources of the Schomburg Center as well as those of the research units of The New York Public Library to further their research.
Deadline: 12/1/2010
Link: http://www.nypl.org/locations/tid/64/node/131

Award / Funder: Hooks Institute Book Award – The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change
Description: The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change solicits nominations for its Book Award, given to the book published in 2010 that best furthers understanding of the American Civil Rights Movement and its legacy. The recipient of the Book Award wins $1,000 and an invitation to deliver the inaugural address in the Hooks Institute Lecture Series during the 2011-2012 academic year.
Deadline: 12/1/2010
Link: http://benhooks.memphis.edu/bookaward.html

Award / Funder: Jacobs Research Funds – Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, Washington
Description: Grants for anthropological and linguistic research working with Native American (First Nations) peoples. Grants are given for work on problems in language, social organization, political organization, religion, mythology, music, other arts, psychology and folk science. Priority is given to research on the Pacific Northwest (the Pacific Coast from Northern California to Alaska and the Columbia Plateau in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and Idaho). However, research on other areas in Canada, the continental United States, Alaska, Mexico, Central America and South America will be funded if possible.
Deadline: 2/15/2011
Link: http://depts.washington.edu/jacobsf/application.html

Award / Funder: Wayne F. Placek Grants
Description: These grants support scientific research to increase the general public’s understanding of homosexuality and to alleviate the stress that gay men and lesbians experience in this and future civilizations. Two $15,000 grants are available in research support. The grants support empirical research from all fields of the behavioral and social sciences on any topic related to lesbian, gay, or bisexual issues. Proposals are especially encouraged for empirical studies that address the following topics: *Heterosexuals’ attitudes and behaviors toward lesbians and gay men, including prejudice, discrimination, and violence, *Family and workplace issues relevant to lesbians and gay men, * Subgroups of the lesbian and gay population that have historically been underrepresented in scientific research
Deadline: 3/1/2011
Link: http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/placek-rfp.pdf

Award / Funder: Advancing Novel Science in Womens Health Research (ANSWHR) (R21) – National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Description: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to promote innovative, interdisciplinary research that will advance new concepts in women’s health research and the study of sex/gender differences. Recent research reports have established the importance of studying issues specific to women, including the scientific and clinical importance of analyzing data separately for females and males. ORWH is particularly interested in encouraging extramural investigators to undertake new interdisciplinary research to advance studies on how sex and gender factors affect women’s health; however, applications in all areas of women’s health and/or sex/gender research are invited.
Deadline: October 16, 2010; October 16, 2011, October 16, 2012 for new applications
Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-10-226.html?CFID=9936391&CFTOKEN=87213817

CALLS FOR PAPERS

Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: The Arts Council of the African Studies Association
Description: The Arts Council of the African Studies Association is seeking papers proposals for a various panels for the upcoming Triennial Symposium to be held in Los Angeles March 23 to 26, 2011. Please respond the the individual panel organizers if you have a paper to propose. 1. Marketing African Contemporary Art: The role of commercial galleries in the shaping of artistic careers and discourse. This panel will explore the influence of commercial galleries on the identification and shaping of the careers of African artists. Pamela Allara, Associate Professor emerita, contemporary art and visual culture Brandeis University Allara@brandeis.edu; 2. Documentary/Archive? The panel seeks to explore the extent to which contemporary South African documentary practices might be trapped in a social-realist mode in which the archive plays a central mediating role. We are seeking papers that examine the different ‘documentary’ or ‘factual’ modes in post-apartheid South African photography, as well as how archival and other factors have ameliorated stasis and change within the genre. Rory.Bester@wits.ac.za; 3. Africa and Its Diasporas in the Market Place: Cultural Resources and the Global Economy This panel encourages the submission of papers that explore how the public and private sectors value traditional and contemporary African art, and how value is justified by both tangible and intangible properties
Deadline: 9/15/2010
Link: http://www.acasaonline.org/conf_next.htm

Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: Black New England Conference 2010: The Politics of Race: Movements, Protests, Leaders, and Representation
Description: Thursday, October 14th 2010 – Saturday, October 16th 2010 – The 2010 conference will cover the history of cultural, social, and political movements in New England from the 1700s to the present. As the word ‘representation’ indicates, the conference will include presentations on the politics concerning and the forms of representing such events and people of African descent in New England
Deadline: 7/23/2010
Link: http://www.neculture.org/bnec/2010/call-for-papers.html

Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: 42nd Annual Convention
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) – American
Description: Panels include Chicas, Nǚhái, Batang babae: Girlhood in Contemporary Ethnic American Literature, Discourse on Democratic Identity & Freedom: Douglass, Wright, Ellison, Baldwin, The Early Black Atlantic: African Muslims and African Diasporic Narratives, Family Formations in Contemporary Multiethnic American Literature, Gender, Sexuality and New Perspectives in Asian American Literature and Cinema, Label Me Latina or Latino, No Longer Silent: Trauma in Contemporary Asian American (Korean) Literature, Pan-American Immigration Narratives, ‘Savages we call them’: Imagining the Native in Early American Literature, Suddenly Everyone Has a Cherokee Great-Grandmother: Teaching Native Literatures, The Text of the Body: Art, Technology, Slavery. and Empire in the 19th century, Toni Morrison and Marilynne Robinson: Revisioning the American West
Deadline: 9/30/2010
Link: http://www.nemla.org/convention/2011/cfp.html#american

Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: 42nd Annual Convention
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) – British and Anglophone
Description: Panels include African Modernisms, African Modernities, The Black Maritime Atlantic in the Nineteenth Century, Contemporary Theatre in South Africa, New Old Stories: Reinventing African Narratives in Black British Fiction
Deadline: 9/30/2010
Link: http://www.nemla.org/convention/2011/cfp.html#british

Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: 42nd Annual Convention
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Call for Papers – Comparative Languages
Description: Panels include New Latin American Writing in the U.S.
Deadline: 9/30/2010
Link: http://www.nemla.org/convention/2011/cfp.html#comparativelanguages

Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: 42nd Annual Convention
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) – Cultural Studies and Film
Description: Panels include Affects and Spaces in Latin American Cinema, Performance and Literature, Concepts of Identity in Post-colonial African Culture, Experimentation in Latin American Film, Figuring Diversity in the Cultural Imaginary, New Media and the Asian Diaspora, Reading the Postcolonial Other in Contemporary Film, Representations of Disability in Literature and Culture, Transnational Relations: Sexuality and Body Traffic across the Global Village
Deadline: 9/30/2010
Link: http://www.nemla.org/convention/2011/cfp.html#culturalstudiesandfilm

Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: 42nd Annual Convention
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Call for Papers – French and Francophone
Description: Panels include Arab Francophone Writers and the Arabo-Islamic Traditions, The Francophone African Intellectual, Relire les ‘Classiques’ Africains Francophones
Deadline: 9/30/2010
Link: http://www.nemla.org/convention/2011/cfp.html#french

Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: 42nd Annual Convention
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Call for Papers – German
Description: Panels include Hybrid Identities: Second Generation Immigrants (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Images of Eastern Europe in Recent German Literature and Film,Rafik Schami – The Poet and Storyteller
Deadline: 9/30/2010
Link: http://www.nemla.org/convention/2011/cfp.html#german

Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: 42nd Annual Convention
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Call for Papers – LGBTQ
Description: Panels include LGBTQ Identities in Latin America, LGBTQ Studies and Pedagogy, Narrating Queer Histories, Prove It On Me: Ambivalent Lesbian Representation in the Harlem Renaissance, Queer Counterpublic, Queer Space(s) in the German-Speaking World, (Re)Imagining Expatriates: Queer Transnationalisms in American Literature
Deadline: 9/30/2010
Link: http://www.nemla.org/convention/2011/cfp.html#lgbtq

Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: 42nd Annual Convention
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) – Spanish / Portuguese
Description: Panels include Behind the Lens: Immigration and Globalization in Spanish Contemporary Film, Body and the Politics of Resistance in the 21st century Latin American Narrative, Cyberspace and Literature in Latin America: What Does The Future Entail?, Displaced Communities, Giving Testimony to Transnational Migrations: Gender and Witnessing in Hispanic, Imagining Communities: Cuban Women Poets of the Diaspora, The Intellectual as a Public Figure in 20th Century Latin America, Issues on Ecology in Latin American Literature and Culture, Trauma and Memory in literature and film of Latin America
Deadline: 9/30/2010
Link: http://www.nemla.org/convention/2011/cfp.html#spanish

Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: 42nd Annual Convention
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Call for Papers – Transnational Literatures
Description: Panels include Canada and the African Diasporic Literary Imaginary, Intersections of language and culture: Sprachgemisch, métissage & code-switching, Journeys of the Bicultural Self: Narrative Geographies from the Middle East, Globalization and the Americas: Challenging Categories of Literary Production, ‘Only the Difficult Stimulates’: The Interplay of Opacities in Caribbean Lit, Post/Colonial Nostalgia in South Asian Literature, Traditional and Modern Medicine in Caribbean Literature
Deadline: 9/30/2010
Link: http://www.nemla.org/convention/2011/cfp.html#transnationalliteratures

Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: 42nd Annual Convention
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Call for Papers – Women and Gender Studies
Description: Panels include Advancing Gender Equality, Contemporary Black British Women’s Writing, Representations of Gendered Transnational Identity in Contemporary Literature
Deadline: 9/30/2010
Link: http://www.nemla.org/convention/2011/cfp.html#womensstudies

Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: 42nd Annual Convention
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Call for Papers – World Literatures (non-European)
Description: Panels include Arabic Studies: Challenges and Successes, Contemporary Fiction from the Middle East, Growing Up in China: the Coming of Age in Chinese Literature, Investigating the Scope of Persian/Iranian Literatures, Teaching Culture of Less-Commonly Taught Languages
Deadline: 9/30/2010
Link: http://www.nemla.org/convention/2011/cfp.html#worldliteratures

Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: ‘Women of the world’: women’s international activism in national contexts from 1945 until now’
Description: CECILLE research laboratory at Lille 3 in partnership with CRIDAF at University of Paris 13 are organising a second workshop on ‘Women of the world’: women’s international activism in national contexts which will take place at University Paris 13 on November 18, 2011. This second workshop seeks to deepen reflection on the process of the internationalization of women’s movements and on the articulation between women’s international mobilizations and their national and local contexts. This workshop seeks to understand to what extent women’s mobilizations at international conferences (either informal or institutional ones) since 1945 and in particular after the 1970s have helped to consolidate collective consciousness-raising, reinforced interaction and the comparison of their respective situations and claims. For questions, contact Philippe Vervaecke philippe.vervaecke@univ-lille3.fr
Deadline: 10/15/2010
Link: N/A

Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: National Council for Black Studies
Description: NCBS is accepting abstracts for individual paper, poster, panel, session, roundtable discussion, workshop, town hall meeting that explore the Black experience locally, nationally, and/or globally from a variety perspective. Of particular interest are presentations that comparatively explore these experiences, as well as those that examine the discipline of Africana/Black Studies using multi-layered frameworks and methodologies. Papers that incorporate various combinations of race/nationality, class, gender, and sexuality, through the lens of but not limited to Afrocentric, cross and multicultural, diasporic, feminist, postcolonial, postmodernist or transnational interpretative schemes are welcomed. Send a 150-400 word abstract for a panel (one for the panel subject and one for each panelist), and/or individual paper and poster presentations. For roundtable discussions submit a 500 word abstract that explores the discussion topic. For town hall meetings submit a 500 word abstract specifying the roles of the facilitator(s) and recorder(s).
Deadline: 10/15/2010
Link: http://www.ncbsonline.org/conference_call_for_papers

Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: Third Annual Open Enterprise Solutions to Poverty Request for Proposals – SEVEN Fund
Description: The SEVEN Fund is a virtual nonprofit entity run by entrepreneurs whose strategy is to markedly increase the rate of innovation and diffusion of enterprise-based solutions to poverty. SEVEN believes that such solutions already exist but are not sufficiently studied, analyzed, and exhibited as examples. The SEVEN Fund has published its annual open “Enterprise-based Solutions to Poverty” Request for Proposals. The competition will award up to two research grants of up to $100,000 each to support innovative original research in enterprise solutions to poverty. The RFP has four goals: 1) to expand scientific inquiry to include disciplines fundamental to a deep understanding of entrepreneurship and economic development currently unsupported by conventional grant sources; 2) to forge and maintain useful collaborations between researchers and on-the-ground actors of enterprise-based solutions to poverty; 3) to provide the public with a deeper understanding of this area and its potential implications; and 4) to find, research, and analyze role-model entrepreneurs and companies whose lesson may inspire others.
Deadline: 10/15/2010
Link: http://www.sevenfund.org/enterprise-solutions-poverty/

Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: Joint National Conferences – National Association of African American Studies, National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies, National Association of Native American Studies, International Association of Asian Studies
Description: February 14-19, 2011 Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Joint National Conferences. Papers that relate to any aspect of the African and African American, Hispanic and Latino, Native American or Asian experience should be submitted. Subjects may include, but are not limited to: literature, demographics, history, politics, economics, education, health care, fine arts, religion, social sciences, business and many other subjects.
Deadline: 11/5/2010
Link: http://www.naaas.org/call.html

Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: Western Social Science Association
Description: The Western Social Science Association invites papers and panels on American Studies topics for its 53rd annual conference, April 13-16, 2011, at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center, Salt Lake City, Utah.
The WSSA’s annual meeting presents panels in 30 different academic fields, offering an extensive, interdisciplinary range of subjects for scholars to explore. Individual paper — or panel — proposals on American Studies topics could be submitted. The subjects may range broadly across the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Send a 150-word abstract and c.v. by 1 December 2010 to: daniel.mcinerney@usu.edu — or to Prof. Daniel J. McInerney, WSSA-American Studies Program Chair, Department of History, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-0710. Scholars willing to serve as moderators/discussants should indicate their research specialties.
Deadline: 12/1/2010
Link: http://wssa.asu.edu/conferences/default.htm

Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: “Latino Cultures of NYC.” New York Institute of Technology  -seventh interdisciplinary conference- March 4, 2011
Description: Scholars from a range of disciplines are invited to interpret the theme broadly for this one-day conference at NYiT’s Columbus Circle campus on Friday, March 4, 2011. This interdisciplinary conference will focus on the Latino cultures of New York City and its surrounding areas. At a moment when Latino migration to the United States has become a hot-button political issue and Latino culture continues to exert phenomenal worldwide influence, we propose to examine and discuss the historical and current role New York City, or other urban spaces, play in Latino culture, and how Latino migration has changed the way such sites are conceived. We welcome paper proposals that analyze these issues from both geopolitical and rhetorical perspectives; we are particularly interested in fresh readings of Latino cultural objects (defined widely – either produced by Latino subjects or focusing on Latino culture), including literature, film, music, visual art, websites, video games, or television.
Deadline: 12/1/2010
Link: http://www.latinoculturesnyc.com/

Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: Hip Hop and the Literary: A special issue of African American Review
Description: African American Review solicits articles applying the tools of literary theory and criticism to hip hop artistry. We invite a variety of literary methods and approaches. Scholars such as Imani Perry and Adam Bradley have published recently on hip hop poetics; articles for this special issue might, then, deepen and extend this nascent body of work with new considerations of rap as lyric form. Articles may also examine hip hop as narrative, a medium of storytelling – and even as discourse, a constituent of language as well as a creative cultural practice. Individual or comparative analyses of particular performances and recordings are welcome, as are broader theoretical considerations of hip hop as literary, cultural, and linguistic artifact. Inquiries and queries encouraged. E-mail completed essays (not to exceed 8,500 words) to cjenki@hunter.cuny.edu
Deadline: 12/31/2010
Link: http://aar.slu.edu/announce.html#CALL_FOR_SUBMISSIONS

Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: Civil Society, Social Movements and Transitional Justice – 2011 IJTJ Special Issue
Description: The International Journal of Transitional Justice invites submissions for its 2011 special issue titled ‘Civil Society, Social Movements and Transitional Justice,’ to be guest edited by Moses Chrispus Okello, Project Coordinator, Beyond Juba Project and Senior Research Advisor, Refugee Law Project, Uganda and Lucy Hovil, Senior Researcher, Citizenship and Displacement in the Great Lakes region, International Refugee Rights Initiative. The International Journal of Transitional Justice publishes high quality, refereed articles in the rapidly growing field of transitional justice; that is the study of those strategies employed by states and international institutions to deal with a legacy of human rights abuses and to effect social reconstruction in the wake of widespread violence.
Deadline: 4/1/2011
Link: http://ijtj.oxfordjournals.org/

Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: Caribbean Mothering – Repeating Islands
Description: This anthology will examine the diverse and complex experiences of motherhood and mothering from a broad, interdisciplinary perspective. We welcome submissions that explore the major cultural, political, historical, and economic factors such as migration and transnationalism that influence the lives of Caribbean mothers. Further, we encourage writings that represent the relationships between Caribbean mothers and their children, perspectives of single Caribbean mothers, relationships of extended motherhood in Caribbean communities ; and colonial, post-colonial, and modern representations of Caribbean motherhood from literary, historical, biological, sociological, political, socioeconomic, ethnic, and media perspectives. This incorporation of a variety of disciplines and methodologies will give insight to the issues on mothering within the Caribbean context and provide a space that recognizes the significance of Caribbean mothering. The aim of this volume is to foster work on mothering that integrates the disciplines of feminist ideologies, literary criticism, and cultural analysis as well as represent the diversity of the Caribbean islands and Caribbean diaspora.
Deadline: 9/15/2010
Link: http://repeatingislands.com/2010/07/15/call-for-submissions-caribbean-mothering/

Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: “Placing the Archipelago: Interconnections and Extensions”
Description: Sargasso, a journal of Caribbean literature, language, and culture published by the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras, is accepting submissions for an upcoming issue entitled “Placing the Archipelago: Interconnections and Extensions.” How is an interconnected and extended Caribbean informed by place? Across varied disciplines and area studies, the work of scholars such as David Harvey, Arjun Appadurai, Peter Hulme, and Michaeline Crichlow has framed place both as spatial/temporal location and as social construct influenced by modernity and the interplay of local and global forces. In dialogue with these varied approaches, this volume of Sargasso  seeks to examine the ways that place is situated, imagined, constructed and/or defined through inter-relation and extension with sites beyond the traditionally delineated Caribbean archipelago. We encourage scholarly and creative work that examines comparative internal Caribbean dynamics and/or those of the extended Caribbean region, including the US South, Central and South America, West Africa, and other sites within the wider Atlantic region, or beyond. In counterpoint to island, nation-state, or locations distinguished by politicized boundaries, this issue seeks to im/explode regional delineations and read how “placing” the archipelago through intra-Caribbean and extended Caribbean focus may expose tensions, amalgamations, discords, and/or alliances. Socio-cultural, geographic, historical and contemporary perspectives are strongly encouraged. 
Deadline: 8/30/2010
Link: http://repeatingislands.com/2010/06/30/call-for-papers-placing-the-archipelago/

Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: Social Justice / Centre for Studies in Social Justice, University of Windsor
Description: The Editors of Studies in Social Justice invite submissions all year round. Studies in Social Justice is published twice yearly by the Centre for Studies in Social Justice, University of Windsor. This electronic journal publishes articles on issues dealing with the social, cultural, economic, political, and philosophical problems associated with the struggle for social justice. This interdisciplinary journal aims to publish work that links theory to social change and the analysis of substantive issues. The journal welcomes heterodox contributions that are critical of established paradigms of inquiry. The journal focuses on debates that move beyond conventional notions of social justice, and views social justice as a critical concept that is integral in the analysis of policy formation, rights, participation, social movements, and transformations. Social justice is analysed in the context of processes involving nationalism, social and public policy, globalization, diasporas, culture, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, welfare, poverty, war, and other social phenomena. It endeavours to cover questions and debates ranging from governance to democracy, sustainable environments, and human rights, and to introduce new work on pressing issues of social justice throughout the world. Nicole A. Noël, Journal Manager, Studies in Social Justice, University of Windsor. Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4; tel: 1 519 253-3000 ext. 3492 Email: nnoel@uwindsor.ca
Deadline: N/A
Link: http://ojs.uwindsor.ca/ojs/leddy/index.php/ssj

STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: Annual Student Essay Contest / The National Council for Black Studies (NCBS)
Description: Essays should focus on any aspect of the Africana experience, i.e., art, education, history, literature, politics, psychology, social and policy issues.
Deadline: 1/1/2011
Link: http://www.ncbsonline.org/student_essay_contest

OTHER RESOURCES

Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: New Research Listserv: Critical Race and Food Studies Intersect
Description: A Research listserv for scholarship focused on the employment of critical race theory and/or critical whiteness studies, and/or critical race feminisms , and/or decolonial theories within Food Studies. It is designed to find sources together, brainstorm ideas, promote our publications, etc. Breeze Harper, University of California, Davis, Ph.D. Student in Intersections of Critical Food Geographies and Critical Race Theory; (510) 564-7870 Email: breezeharper@gmail.com
Link: http://groups.google.com/group/critical-race-theory-and-food-studies-research?lnk=gcimh