Ethnic Studies

Job – Assistant Professor, Spanish and Spanish American Studies, Due: Nov. 15, 2015

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Assistant Professor, Spanish and Spanish American Studies

About Mills College:

Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a nationally renowned independent liberal arts college for women with graduate programs for women and men.  Ranked one of the top-tier regional universities in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills is also recognized as one of The Best 380 Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review.  Since 1852 we’ve been empowering students to become creative, independent thinkers who take and inspire action. For more information, visit

Job Description:

The Department of Languages and Literatures [DLL] invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Spanish and Spanish American Studies Program [SSAS] to begin Fall 2016.

We seek an engaged scholar with a demonstrated commitment to teaching, advising undergraduate students, and cutting edge research. The successful candidate will teach all levels of Spanish language, including specialized courses, such as Spanish for Heritage Speakers and Translation. In addition, the candidate will teach classes in culture, film and literature. The successful candidate will also direct the Language Club, co-supervise undergraduate research by SSAS Majors, contribute to the Spanish and Spanish American Studies program and particularly to the discipline of Latin American and Latino(a) Literature, play an active role in departmental and College service, and maintain an active research agenda.


Evidence of excellence in teaching, demonstrated knowledge of current trends in pedagogy, critical theory, and new technologies necessary. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D in hand at the time of appointment, native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English, and a commitment to the education of undergraduate students.

Additional Information:

Women and other traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Mills College seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to diversity and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty. In so doing, we offer our students not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines, but to engage diverse perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

Mills College does not permit discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity.   For more information on Mills’ non-discrimination policy, pleased go to:

Application Instructions:

Please submit:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Contact information for three references
  • A teaching statement outlining candidate’s approach to teaching
  • Teaching evaluations
  • Writing samples

To receive full consideration, applications must be received by November 15, 2015. Inquiries may be addressed to

CFP – Sovereignties and Colonialisms: Resisting Racism, Extraction and Dispossession, Dec 15, 2014

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Sovereignties and Colonialisms: Resisting Racism, Extraction and Dispossession

2015 Call for Proposals

April 30-May 3, 2015 | York University, Toronto

Deadline for proposals: December 15, 2014, 11:59pm HST

The 2015 conference of the Critical Ethnic Studies Association honours Indigenous sovereignty struggles for land, culture, food, water, education, and health—and centres Indigenous, Black, and people of colour activism and scholarship, especially work coming from feminist, trans, Two-Spirit, queer, and disability struggles and perspectives.

This international gathering aims to critique settler colonialism and white supremacy; challenge colonial gender binaries; examine genealogies of anti-Black racism and colonial racial formations; and think about resistance and oppression transnationally, in ways that challenge western hegemony and the travels of racist and colonial methods.

This gathering brings African, Caribbean, Equity, Diaspora, Critical Race, Native, Trans, and Disability Studies into conversation with Ethnic Studies to critique genocide, racialized sexual violence, and capitalism; and to engage with conditions of borders, land, migration, displacement, labour, prisons, war, development, occupation, ableism, racism, and apartheid.

Relationships as Resistance: A Gathering for Activists, Academics, and Agitators  

This gathering will de-centre white supremacy by focusing on relationships between Indigenous peoples, Black, migrant, refugee, and Mestiz@ communities, and settlers.

We will give back to local Indigenous communities by taking a reciprocity and responsibility approach through organizing beyond the acknowledgement of territory and the inclusion of Indigenous peoples, and moving towards deepening relationships, knowledges, and strategies for change between Indigenous peoples and communities of colour.

We recognize the fundamental role of anti-Black racism in contemporary institutions, economies, and social movements, including ethnic studies and other academic spaces. We aim to disrupt anti-Blackness in antiracist and other anti-oppressive spaces, which are frequently appropriative of Blackness and complicit with anti-Blackness.

We recognize that racism, colonialism and imperialism take different shapes globally, and are mediated through specific state contexts. We invite you to help build a space where colonized and racialized peoples in different parts of the global north and south treat each other as enmeshed, relational, and interdependent.

We seek submissions that explore local and global forms of imperialism, white supremacy, and colonialism—and challenge neoliberal policies and legacies of slavery, confront ableism, and unsettle hetero-patriarchy by forging new theoretical and practical conversations.

We encourage proposals by community members, social justice organizers, cultural workers, activists, students, academics, independent scholars, teachers, media makers, human rights advocates, and anyone interested in analyzing the conditions of our work, lives, and struggles.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Health, Disability and Disablement
  • Land Defense and Environmental Justice
  • Reproductive Justice
  • Food Sovereignty
  • Incarceration, Criminalization, and State Violence
  • Global Imperialisms, Racisms and Colonialism
  • Canadian State and Settler Colonialism
  • Education
  • Borders
  • Labour
  • Activism
  • Art, Culture, and Media

We recommend presentation formats that encourage participation, collaboration, and creativity. Proposals may include performances, interactive workshops, open discussions, roundtables, films, activist studios, papers, panels, strategy sessions, learning labs, writing salons, and others.

We will prioritize proposals by people doing critical work in their own communities, and proposals that take care not to reproduce “expert” colonial knowledges. We welcome proposals that support participation for various abilities, bodies, learning styles, and experiences.

Submissions of non-translated sessions in languages other than English are welcome. ASL interpretation, wheelchair access, and gender-neutral washrooms will be available.

We encourage individuals, organizations and academic units to endorse this call. To become an endorser, please email us at here.

Job – Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies, Due Dec 1st, 2014

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Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies

The University of San Diego and the Ethnic Studies Department invites applications for the tenure-track

position of Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies beginning in the Fall 2015. Candidates should have

expertise in globalization/transnationalism, economic justice and/or environmental justice pertaining to U.S.

racial/ethnic groups. All candidates must hold a PhD or terminal degree in Ethnic Studies or a related field.

Applicants must be able to teach courses in one ethnic-specific area (e.g. African American Studies, Asian

American Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies, or Native American Studies) and in Comparative Ethnic Studies

utilizing interdisciplinary teaching and critical scholarly perspectives. Ability to teach Introduction to Ethnic

Studies required.

The second largest city in California, San Diego sits on the Indigenous homeland of the Kumeyaay people,

includes the busiest port of entry on the world’s busiest national border, and hosts significant ethnic,

immigrant, and refugee communities from around the globe, including Central America, the Caribbean,

Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, and Africa. The University of San Diego is a private, Roman Catholic

university with more than 5,500 undergraduate students and a commitment to advancing academic

excellence, global citizenship, ethical knowledge and conduct, and compassionate service. The Ethnic Studies

Department at the University of San Diego focuses on the importance of race and ethnicity in the US context,

and at the heart of our work is a commitment to social justice and community service learning that directly

supports the values of Catholic Social Teaching. Applicant cover letters should clearly state how the

applicant fits within this larger programmatic vision. The candidate must demonstrate evidence of strong

undergraduate teaching.

A complete application will include:

1) A cover letter that includes your relevant teaching experience, research, and direct experience working

with and in U.S. ethnic communities

2) A statement on your teaching philosophy that addresses teaching at a small, liberal arts Roman Catholic


3) A sample publication

4) A resume/vita

5) Sample course syllabi

6) Three reference letters (submitted directly by your recommenders)

1. Submit your complete application as a single .pdf file to

2. Submit one hard copy of your complete application to:

Jesse Mills, Chair

Department of Ethnic Studies

University of San Diego

Maher Hall 210

5998 Alcala Park

San Diego, CA 92110

3. To apply, go to ( Look for job IRC15348 and follow all instructions to create a

full profile. For assistance with iRecruitment, please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806

or by email at

The final deadline for receipt of application materials is December 1st, 2014. Applicants should meet the

deadline for full consideration. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until

position is filled.

The University of San Diego is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is especially interested in candidates

who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

White Washing American Education: The New Culture Wars in Ethnic Studies

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Editors:Tracy Lachica Buenavista, Ph.D., California State University, Northridge; James R. Marin, Ed.D., Green Dot Public Schools; Anthony J. Ratcliff, Ph.D., California State University, Northridge &

Denise M. Sandoval, Ph.D., California State University, Northridge



Themes and Goals

The goal of this two-volume series is to examine the current state of Ethnic Studies in both K-12 and higher education, particularly the contemporary controversies that have impacted the field.  Volume 1 will focus on Ethnic Studies in K-12 education and Volume 2, on Ethnic Studies in U.S. colleges and universities. The editors seek to include a combination of research-based papers, scholarly essays, personal narratives and other cultural texts, such as art and poetry. We are looking for contributions from scholars, practitioners, activists, and artists in the fields of Ethnic Studies (African American/Black Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies, Asian American Studies, Pacific Islander Studies, Indigenous/ Native American Studies, and Critical Mixed Race Studies), History, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Art, English, Communications, among others.


We encourage submissions that seek to address any one of the following goals:

·      Understand the history and current state of Ethnic Studies in American educational systems from the 1960s to the present

·      Critically engage readers on how the contemporary Culture War debates impact Ethnic Studies programs in the United States

·      Examine the role of race/ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality and how they influence the American educational systems and American cultural norms

·      Explore case studies of attacks on Ethnic Studies

·      Demonstrate the relevance of Ethnic Studies within K-12 and higher education

·      Contextualize the history of Ethnic Studies as a discipline within higher education

·      Highlight successful Ethnic Studies programs in public, charter, and independent K-12 schools

·      Research Ethnic Studies within larger community-based organizations and collaborations

·      Document the proliferation of Ethnic Studies research and professional organizations

·      Analyze particular challenges and struggles of Ethnic Studies scholars and practitioners

·      Share Personal Narratives regarding the impact of Ethnic Studies on students, educators, and community members

·      Give readers tools to advocate for Ethnic Studies programs in their communities

These various topics will provide a context for readers to understand the history of Ethnic Studies in the U.S., the challenges and barriers Ethnic Studies scholars and practitioners currently experience, and strategies to advocate for the growth and development of Ethnic Studies within formal and community-based spaces.


Submission Procedure

We welcome abstracts (250 words) on or before June 1, 2014. Abstracts should include an overview of the chapter, which presents a clear relationship to a theme or themes addressed in the call. Please email all queries to


Instructions for Authors

Research and Scholarly Papers

1.     Manuscripts should be original, unpublished, and not under review by any journal or publisher.

2.      Manuscripts should be between 6,000-12,000 words, excluding references.

3.    References and endnote citations should be prepared according to the publisher’s style guidelines (see below).

4.      All manuscripts should also include a short author biography (40 words max).


Cultural Texts

1.     Personal narratives, short stories, poetry, and other text manuscripts should be original, unpublished, and not under review by any journal or publisher. Manuscripts should be 1,000 – 1,250 words.

2.     All cultural text submissions should include a description regarding how the text reflects the themes of the book, as well a short biography of the author/ artist (40 words max).


Important Dates

June 1, 2014              Abstract Submission Deadline

June 15, 2014             Notification of Acceptance

August 31, 2014         Full Chapter Submission

December 15, 2014    Editors Feedback

March 1, 2015            Revised Chapter Submission

Denise M. Sandoval, Ph.D.
Department of Chicana/o Studies
California State University, Northridge
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