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We hope you are staying safe and having a good second week of online classes. 

Department Leadership

Prof. Tom Guglielmo | Department Chair 
Prof. Melani McAlister | Director of Undergraduate Studies
Prof. Jamie Cohen-Cole | Director of Graduate Studies
Prof. Elaine Peña | M.A. Adviser
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  • September 10: NPR Music x Pop Conference in collaboration with The Museum of Pop Culture present POP TALKS: Alanis Morissette
  • September 14: D.C. Mondays at the Museum: A Gay History Tour of Washington DC 
  • September 15: “1619: Reflecting on the Legacy of Slavery in America”: A Conversation with Nikole Hannah-Jones  (see image) 
  • September 16: Channeling the Empathetic Museum: Online discussion with Melanie A. Adams and Gretchen Jennings

    To view all upcoming events, click here.

Deadlines are approaching fast for: 
  • September 15: Music, Sound, and Trauma: Interdisciplinary Perspectives 
  • September 30: CFP: (Virtual) Harvard History Grad Student Conference on Gender and Empire, Spring 2021
  • October 1: How Literature Understands Poverty
  • October 2: International PhD Seminar, 2-4 December 2020
  • November 15: Heidelberg Center for American Studies Annual Spring Academy Conference

    To view all calls for papers, click here.
Coming up! Deadlines for applications:   
  • October 9:  Sigelman Undergraduate Research Enhancement (SURE) Awards
  • October 15: The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts Senior Fellowship Program, 2021–2022
  • November 1: Cosmos Scholars Foundation Fellowship 
  • November 1: Library Company of Philadelphia Post-Doctoral Fellowships for 2021-2022

     To view all fellowships and prizes, click here.

  • September 20: Berea College - Tenure-track Position in Peace and Social Justice
  • October 15: Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge - Researcher at the Rank of Instructor 
  • October 15: Assistant Professor - Political and Legal Anthropology and/or Political Economy, Africa, and African Diaspora
  • October 15: Rice University Assistant Professor - Anthropology of Biomedicine, Africa, and African Diaspora
  • November 1: Stanford IDEAL Provostial Fellows for Studies in Race and Ethnicity 
  • February 1: University of Nebraska, Lincoln - Postdoctoral Research Associate 

    To view all jobs and internships, click here.
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