Listserv 1:7 (2008)
- THE RUSSIAN NATIONALISM LISTSERV
A Monthly Newsletter of Opportunities & Events
Vol. 1, No. 7(7), 29 December 2008
Compilers: Parikrama Gupta & Andreas Umland
C O N T E N T S
I CALL FOR CONFERENCE PAPERS
- Gender and Empire, Columbus 16.-18.4.09 (15.1.)
- Capitalism in Crisis, Paris 16.-18.7.09 (15.1)
- Russia/Eurasia in World Context, Princeton 1.-3.5.09 (22.1.)
- The Fall of the Berlin Wall, Cincinnati 9.9.09 (31.1.)
- Religious Actors in Politics, Potsdam 10.-12.9.09 (1.2)
- The Global 1989, Princeton 22.-24.10.09 (1.2.)
- Comic under Socialism, Princeton 8.-9.5.09 (10.2)
II CALL FOR PUBLICATION PROPOSALS
- Radical Right CEE/Russia (papers/books), Potsdam 10.-12.9.09 (1.2)
- Nationalisms across the Globe (books), Peter Lang Press
III UPCOMING EVENTS
- The End of Transition, Denmark 16.-17.1.09
- PolySlav XIII, Hamburg 25.-27.9.09
IV FUNDING & JOB OPPORTUNITIES
- Postdoctoral Fellowships, Durham, NC (12.1.09)
- CFA- CEU Research Fellowships (20.1.09)
- Postdoctoral Scholarships 2009, Chicago (23.1.09)
- Chair in Holocaust Studies, Florida (2.2.09)
- PhD Russian Language Culture and IT (15.2.09)
- PhD Studentship in Holocaust & Genocide Studies (20.2.09)
- 3rd edition of Ab Imperio "Gardening Violence"
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I CALL FOR CONFERENCE PAPERS
Gender, Citizenship, and Empire
4th Biennial AWSS Conference
Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
16-18 April, 2009
The Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS) invites scholars to
its 4th Biennial Conference, which will take place 16-18 April, 2009,
at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. The theme of the 2009
conference is "Gender, Citizenship, and Empire."
In an increasingly globalized world, the meaning of citizenship has
become ever more ?uid. Post-socialist countries in particular have
seen great transformations in the rights individuals claim and in the
obligations expected of them. The changing nature of citizenship in
the post-Cold War world has also prompted a re-evaluation of what it
meant to be the subject (and sometimes citizen) of imperial lands
(Russian, Soviet, Ottoman or Habsburg) in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.
Gender is central to understanding definitions of citizenship and
subject-hood during the imperial period(s) as well as to understanding
the shifting definitions of citizenship in the post-Soviet period.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The aim of this conference is to stimulate further investigation and
discussion of the relationship between gender and the over-arching
structures and practices (political, social, economic and cultural) of
the empires and post-imperial states of this region. AWSS invites
scholars of all
disciplines (Slavic/Eurasian/East European studies, including
anthropology, art, ?lm, history, library science, literature, music,
political science, popular culture, sociology, and any aspect of
women's studies) who are working on themes related to gender,
citizenship, and empire in Eastern Europe and Eurasia to submit a
150-word abstract and 1-page CV to Professor Margaret Beissinger,
Princeton University, mhbeissi@... <mhbeissi@...>
, who will distribute them to a multi-disciplinary conference
Deadline: All proposals are due 15 January, 2009. Applicants will be
notified about their participation in mid-February. Proposals for
panels may be submitted jointly; proposals for workshops must include
a brief description of the topic and, if possible, a list of possible
Previous participants of the AWSS biennial conference have contributed
to the peer-reviewed volume, Beyond Little Vera: Women's Bodies,
Women's Welfare in Russia and Central/Eastern Europe, Ohio Slavic
Papers, vol. 7, edited by Angela Brintlinger and Natasha Kolchevska.
Conference Highlights: In 2009, the AWSS Conference will be held in
conjunction with the annual conference of the Midwest Slavic
Association on the campus of Ohio State University. Some of the
planned events include a keynote address by Dr. Dina Iordanova, St.
Andrews University, a screening of Katyn as part of a Wajda tribute
series at the Wexner Center for the Arts (http://www.wexarts.org/),
and a luncheon talk by Dr. Beth Holmgren, Duke University. Dr.
Holmgren?s talk will be accompanied with a viewing of her documentary,
Twenty Years Forward: The Contents and Discontents of Modern Russian
Capitalism in Crisis: What's Next? Economic Regulation and Social
Solidarity after the Fall of Finance Capitalism
16-18 July, 2009, Sciences Po, Paris
The Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration Network of the Society for the
Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) invites abstract proposals for
papers and panels at next year's annual meeting in Paris at the
Sciences Po. Next year's meeting theme is Capitalism in Crisis:
What's Next? Economic Regulation and Social Solidarity after the Fall
of Finance Capitalism.
The meeting will take place from 16-18 July, 2009.
The online system is now open. The deadline for proposal abstracts is
15 January, 2009.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration Network invites proposals for
papers, panels, and authors-meet-critics sessions that address the
processes, patterns, and changes related to socio-economic aspects of
race, ethnicity, and immigration in all parts of the world and from
different historical eras. The network seeks to develop a forum for
theory and research on the study of these processes. It welcomes
research from diverse disciplinary, theoretical, and methodological
Please visit the SASE website for more information about the meeting
and to submit a paper or session proposal via the online system. The
co-organizers will be happy to answer any questions that you may have
about the network and meeting.
Hope to see you in Paris!
Maritsa V. Poros David Bartram
City College of New York, USA Univ. of Leicester, UK
Tel: +1.212.650.5849 Tel: +184.108.40.20624
Russia/Eurasia in World Context: A Dialogue with European Studies
1-3 May, 2009, Princeton University
Co-sponsored by Princeton University's Institute for International and
Regional Studies (PIIRS) and Russian and Eurasian Studies Program
Application deadline: 22 January, 2009
THE EURASIA PROGRAM of the Social Science Research Council, in
partnership with Princeton University's Institute for International
and Regional Studies (PIIRS) and Russian and Eurasian Studies Program,
invites applications for a three-day dissertation development workshop
that crosses area studies boundaries, encourages interdisciplinarity,
and explores continuities, connections and contrasts across the
Eurasian and European regions. The geographic and conceptual overlap
between Eurasia and Europe invites questions about the very
definitions of the regions themselves and the institutions and
identities that comprise them.
The workshop will investigate commonalities, as well as differences
and pitfalls, in research agendas and frameworks, and develop new
questions through juxtapositions of the two intersecting regions.
Topics would range from interpretive categories (empire, nation, the
state, power, gender, ethnicity, modernism, modernity,
authoritarianism, democracy) to transnational processes (development,
trade, governance, private corporations, corruption, water, oil,
migration, environment, health, disease, terrorism, science,
information technology, languages, diasporas, cultural exchange, war).
Discussions will focus on what does, or does not, link Russia/Eurasia
with Europe, the historical relationships between the regions, and the
ways these regions are constructed in scholarly and public
discussions. Funding is provided by the United States Department of
State, Program for Research and Training for Eastern Europe and the
Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII) and by
Princeton University Institute for International and Regional Studies
(PIIRS) and its Russian and Eurasian Studies Program.
Instructions and eligibility: All students who are currently enrolled
in an accredited PhD program and
working at some stage on their dissertation projects may apply.
Applicant's work must relate in whole or in part to the regions of
Eurasia and/or Europe, in their current or historical context.
Proposals that deal in whole or in part with one or more of the
following countries/ regions are particularly encouraged: Armenia,
Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, the
Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
All applicants are required to submit the following:
- A five page, double spaced summary of the dissertation project,
highlighting the dissertation's relationship to the themes and
objectives of the workshop
- A 500-word abstract of the project
- One letter of academic recommendation from the applicant's primary
advisor or other relevant individual
- Curriculum Vitae
All materials should be submitted electronically to eurasia@...
with the exception of the letter of recommendation, where the original
should be mailed to the SSRC, attn: Eurasia Program and received by
the 22 January, 2009 deadline.
Please address all inquiries and correspondence to:
Social Science Research Council, Eurasia Program
810 Seventh Avenue, 31st Floor
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 377-2700 x 437; Fax: (212) 377-2727
Award decisions will be announced in early February 2009. If selected,
participants will be required to submit a 15-25 page dissertation
chapter or writing sample and a 1,500-2,000 word essay outlining the
project which is aimed for a generalist/non-specialist audience.
Selected participants will receive detailed information as to the
requirements for the writing sample, which will be due in advance of
the workshop. The five page application statements, writing samples
and CVs will be pre-circulated among all conference participants.
9 November, 1989The Fall of the Berlin Wall, Twenty Years After
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
Sponsored by the Charles Phelps Taft Memorial Fund, the University
Research Council, and the Faculty Development Council at the
University of Cincinnati
On November 9, 1989, the East German party functionary Günter
Schabowski announced the official "opening" of the Berlin Wall for
travel purposes; one day later, on November 10, East Berliners
ventured out en masse into West Berlin. As an historic event, the fall
of the Wall marked the presumed "end" of the Cold War and "death" of
communism. In its wake the world witnessed the dissolution of the
USSR; a shift in Soviet policy toward glasnost' (openness) and
perestroika (economic restructuring); the so-called Autumn Revolutions
of 1989 throughout Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and Bulgaria; the
reunification of East and West Germany one year later in 1990; and
rapid geopolitical and global capitalist restructuring. Our conference
will examine the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 and the
subsequent international political, economic, geographic, and cultural
transformations over the past twenty years.
Sander L. Gilman (Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, Emory
University); Josef Joffe (Founding editor and publisher of Die Zeit,
Hamburg; Political Science, Stanford University); Saskia Sassen
(Sociology, Columbia University); James Sheehan (History, Stanford
We seek scholarly explorations of the following topics and are
interested in papers from specialists in a range of disciplines
(anthropology, cultural/film/literary studies, politics, political
science, gender and sexuality studies, international relations,
geography, history, economics, and sociology):
Cartographic and Geopolitical Realignments in Europe as a Consequence
of the Fall of the Wall
Did the fall of the Wall mark the opening of bordersthose of trade,
finance, capital, technology, production, information, environmental
and social justice activism, and human movementas celebrated under
the tags of transnationalism and postnationalism? Or did some borders
become more rigid, even as others became more porous?
How did the fall of the Wall lead to metaphoric and symbolic
revaluations of "borders" and "borderlands" within the visual arts,
music, popular culture, film, and comparative literatures, as well as
in theoretical approaches to the humanities?
Implications for the Humanities: Literary, Artistic, Architectural,
Filmic, Tele-visual, and Digital Representations of Cultural
Identities after 1989
How have artists, writers, directors, architects, musicians, and
performers captured the contradictions and conflicts of the post-Wall
and post-Cold War period in realistic or documentary forms?
How have these cultural producers created experimental or
postmodernist texts and art forms that engage the events of 1989 and
the post-1989 period?
What are the European cultural shifts since 1989? What are the major
global cultural shifts post-Cold War? And how have these shifts
impacted arts and humanities?
How have artists, writers, and performers, both from migrant
communities and from homelands whose socioeconomic structures were
impacted by the fall of the Wall, sought to translate the lived
experiences of this monumental event and its fallout?
Implications for International Relations: Across the Globe
How does the post-Berlin Wall era of Germany and Europe relate to
new wall construction, most notably in the Middle East (Gaza and the
West Bank) and in North America (specifically along the US-Mexico border)?
How have artists, writers, film makers, and performers actively and
imaginatively contested the erections of walls and the rigidification
of borders through translational and transnational arts of resistance?
Implications for International Relations: Creation of a European
Identity in Terms of Culture, Education, Currency, Trade, Foreign
Policy, Law, and Borders
How has the post-Wall era in Europe facilitated the emergence of a
new Europe, a European community, and a European Union (EU)?
How have cultural producers and humanities scholars engaged and
contested this idea of a "New Europe" in arts, literatures, letters,
and other forms?
Consolidation of the European Union and Changes in International
Migratory Patterns within and into Europe
How has the fall of the Wall shaped migratory patterns within Europe
and beyond its still malleable borders?
How have migrant artists, writers, film directors, musicians, and
performers challenged Cold War and post-Cold War configurations of
homeland, nation-state, and Europe?
The Shift in Policies from First-Second-Third Worlds to International
Financial Restructuring Post-1989 across the Globe
What micro- and macro-level impacts has the 1989 fall of the Berlin
Wall had on national, regional, and local economies?
What were the immediate and sustained impacts of the collapse of the
Wall on the Third World (Africa, Latin America and Asia)?
How have African, Asian, and American hemispheric (including South
American, Central American, Caribbean, and Canadian) artists, writers,
film directors, musicians, and performers reflected, contested,
engaged, and resisted these global shifts in their arts?
Altered Relations between the United States and the European Union
How do "cold warrior" legacies shape current US-European relationships?
What are the consequences of 9/11 and the subsequent "global war on
And again, what role have artists, writers, directors, musicians,
and performers, as well as public humanities scholars, played in
defining and translating post-Cold War legacies and the altered
relations between the US and Europe?
Historical Revenants in the Event of the "Fall"
What are the cultural, historical, and political significances of
"November 9" as a recurrent anniversary date in Germany history for
other "events," notably the 1918 abdication of the Kaiser and the
subsequent declaration of the Weimar Republic, and Hitler's 1923 Beer
Hall Putsch, and the devastating, anti-Semitic destructions of
Kristallnacht in 1938?
How, if at all, has the fall of the Wall impacted the new Europe and
its present-day confrontation with the destructive legacies and
recurrences of anti-Semitism, as well as its grappling with historical
violence, pogroms, and the Holocaust?
Deadline: By 31January 2009, please send 250 word abstracts,
abbreviated c.v. (or short biographical note) to both Katharina
Gerstenberger (gerstek@...) and to Jana Evans Braziel
University of Cincinnati
Department of German Studies
Cincinnati, OH 45220
5th ECPR General Conference, Potsdam
10 - 12 September, 2009 (http://www.ecpr.org.uk/potsdam/)
Call for Papers for the nine panels in the section: `Religious Actors
in the Political Sphere: Means, Objectives, and Effects'
Deadline: The deadline for paper proposals is 1 February 2009.
You will already know that our proposal to run a section of panels at
the 5th ECPR General Conference at Potsdam University has been
accepted. Nine panels have been accepted in our section. You can find
details of the panels and their themes at:
Please reply directly to the panel chair(s) if you have any queries
about their panels.
ECPR General Conference, Potsdam 2009
Panels of the Section "Religious Actors in the Public Sphere: Means,
Objectives, and Effects"
Panel Title/Chair Name(s)/Abstract
1. Religious Actors and Domestic Policies in Liberal Democracies
Chair: Michael Minkenberg, New York/Frankfurt/Oder (Ger)
Religious Actors and Domestic Policies in Liberal Democracies
According to many oberservers, debates about religious symbols in
public places and the post-9/11 controversies about the compatibility
of Islam, or religion in general, and democracy within and beyond
Europe indicate the coming of a major new cleavage in liberal
democracies. Others see this as the return of an old conflict area
between religion and politics. Either way, this panel's logic rests on
the observation of a continuous and in some respects increasing
significance of religion in democratic politics which are due to
ongoing and accelerated processes of political and social
differentiation, cultural and religious pluralization, and economic
and cultural globalization in the transition from the 20th to the 21st
Against this backdrop, the panel invites papers which in an
empirical-comparative and conceptual way address the issue how
religious actors operate in the various fields of public policies in
liberal democracies, how their policy objectives are shaped by the
political and social environment in which they operate (including the
above mentioned processes) and to what extent they are successful in
realizing their objectives (including how to "measure" their success).
Relevant domestic policy areas include welfare and social policies,
family or morality policies, policies of citizenship (foreign policy
shall be addressed in a separate panel). Paper presenters are invited
to address some of the conventional arguments in the research on
religion and public policy, such as the relevance of confessional
legacies (e.g. Martin), the so-called "family of nations" approach
(e.g. Castles), cleavage theory (Rokkan), the religiopolitical
opportunity structure approach and others, in order to determine to
what extent differentiation, pluralization and/or globalization raise
new issues in the field of research or confirm old hypotheses in the
study of comparative public policy in liberal democracies.
2. Religious Actors in Democratization Processes
Chairs: Mirjam Künkler, Princeton (U.S), and Julia Leininger, German
Development Institute (Julia.Leininger@... or
Religious Actors in Democratization Processes
Religion is increasingly viewed as an important element in democratic
transitions yet the role religious actors and institutions play in
political transformation processes remains an understudied subject in
the relevant literature. On the one hand, religious actors may
contribute to eroding the legitimacy of authoritarian governments, to
effecting democratic openings, or to endowing new democratic
governments with social and political legitimacy. The networks and
communication infrastructures that religious institutions possess
often put them into a unique position to serve as platforms for
dissident activities. On the other hand, liberalized politics that
accompany democratic transitions typically involve the deregulation of
civil society as a result of the expansion of civil liberties,
including radical religious groups, who, in turn, may jeopardize the
democratic consolidation process.
The proposed panel shall elucidate both the constructive and
destructive role religious actors can play in democratic transitions
and consolidation processes. It shall do so in a cross-regional and
We particularly invite papers that engage in the following:
- apply a social movements approach to the study of religious actors
and institutions in democratic transitions and consolidation processes.
- examine how either infrastructural capacities and resources, or
political opportunities, including the legal standing of religious
organizations in a given political regime, or transnational linkages
shaped the impact religious organizations exerted on democratic
Papers that deal with two or more cases comparatively are particularly
welcome. Although the reverse effect, how democratization impacts
religious actors and institutions, is a subject of great interest, it
is beyond the scope of this panel.
The panel is co-sponsored by the section on Politics and Religion of
the German Association of Political Science, "Arbeitskreis Politik und
Religion der Deutschen Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft (DVPW)"
(see also: www.dvpw.de/akpr.html).
3. Religiously-Oriented Political Actors in Secular Democratic States:
The Turkish Case in Comparative Perspective
Chair: Luca Ozzano, Turin (IT) (lucaozzano@...)
Religiously-Oriented Political Actors in Secular Democratic States:
The Turkish Case in Comparative Perspective
Turkey has been in the last three decades one of the most striking
examples of how religiously-oriented political parties and movements
(from the extremist milli görüş; and its Refah Parti in the 1980s and
1990s, to the more moderate AKP, today ruling the country) can both
influence and challenge institutions and constitutional rules of a
formally secular political system. However, Turkish
religiously-oriented political actors are not an exception in the
global landscape: throughout the globe, from the Muslim world, to
South-East Asia, the Americas, and also Western Europe, such political
actors are thriving, within several different cultures and religious
The panel aims at analyzing the Turkish case in comparative
perspective, trying to understand how and why religiously-oriented
political actors (political parties, political movements, pressure
groups, etc.) can develop and succeed within secular democratic
states, and what kind of relations they can set up with both secular
institutions and their own opponents, both in the social and in the
political sphere. Attention will also be devoted to the impact of
these actors on public policies, both at the national and at the
international level. Both comparative works and in-depth single case
studies will be welcomed.
4. The Consequences of Politicization for Religious Life
Chairs: Stratos Patrikios, Christopher J. Carman, Strathclyde (UK)
(christopher.carman@... or e.patrikios@...)
The Consequences of Politicization for Religious Life
This panel examines an overlooked process in the field of religious
politicization: the transformation of religious life through its
involvement in politics. Existing empirical research in political
behaviour tends to treat religion as an `unmoved mover' with respect
to political contexts: a stable, ascribed individual characteristic
that shapes political concerns without being affected by the political
process. By doing so, such studies ignore the voluntary nature of
religiosity in the advanced societies of North America and Europe and
the influence of political institutions on collective identities.
In order to fill this gap, we are interested in the following
questions: Can a partisan clergy impose interpretations of holy texts
that suit a particular political cause? Does the partisan stereotyping
of a religious community drive some congregants away and attract
others? Can political involvement reformulate religious identity into
a partly political one? Panellists are invited to use quantitative or
qualitative evidence to answer the above questions, either from a
comparative or a case-study perspective. Analyses may draw on a range
of theoretical frameworks including cleavage theory (e.g. the
political agency approach), social identity theory or rational choice.
We also welcome conceptual papers.
5. Religious Actors and the Media: Fording Identities in a Complex
Chairs: Christoph Schumann, Bern (CH), Carola Richter, Erfurt (Ger)
(christoph.schumann@... or carola.richter@...)
Religious Actors and the Media: Forging Identities in a Complex
In his "Public Religions in the Modern World" (1994), José Casanova
has argued convincingly that the institutional division between state
and church in the West has given religion the opportunity to re-enter
the public sphere in order to articulate a distinctive notion of the
common good. More recently, Armando Salvatore (The Public Sphere:
Liberal Modernity, Catholicism and Islam, 2007) has excavated the
history of reasoning on the public good in Islam and Catholicism.
Implicitly, both authors criticize Habermas for relegating religion to
the sphere of historically grown, but unjustified "traditions" or
rather the sphere of individual spirituality. Instead, Casanova and
Salvatore agree that religion plays a legitimate role in the public
sphere by contributing to the search for the common good.
However, the presence of religious actors and religious media in the
public sphere opens a variety of empirical problems. A concept of the
common good justified in religious terms may be unacceptable for
non-religious actors or members of other religions or sects. This may
force secular and religious actors to search for a common frame, in
which an agreement on shared interests, values, and norms is possible.
This panel investigates the ways in which religious actors situate
themselves in a larger non-religious (or secular) environment and how
they articulate their particular interests as well as their notion of
the common good. In doing so, how do these religious actors articulate
their particular worldviews and, simultaneously, try to reach out to
other religious groups or non-religious audiences?
The spread of religious media may split the public sphere into two
different camps one religious and the other one secular, with each
having its respective media. To a large degree, this is today the case
in Turkey where newspapers, TV stations and websites are regarded
either as religious or secular. If a public sphere is divided like
this along the religious-secular line, is a meaningful communication
aimed at a mutual understanding across this divide still possible? If
so, how do actors bridge the difference? What are the norms, symbols
and ideas that help to transcend the religious-secular divide?
6. Religious NGOs in Global Governance: Conflict or Convergence?
Chairs: Claudia Baumgart-Ochse, Frankfurt/Main (Ger) (baumgart@...)
Religious NGOs in Global Governance: Conflict or Convergence?
International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) are often held to
be the protagonists of an emerging global civil society and the
harbingers of a rational, secular and more peaceful world order. They
are believed to act as "the conscience of the world" in contrast to
old-fashioned, state-centered power politics. According to most
studies, these organizations ground their multifaceted contributions
to global governance in scientific knowledge and secular liberal
thought in the tradition of European Enlightenment. Yet what these
accounts of the INGO-community fail to acknowledge is the increasing
activity of religiously motivated INGOs in international arenas such
as the United Nations system. In analogy to the processes of
deprivatization of religion in many nation-states across the world, a
rapidly growing number of INGOs in transnational/international
relations draw their normative outlook from specific religious
traditions and shape their policies and actions accordingly. Given the
general political ambivalence of religion, the question arises how and
under what conditions religious INGOs pursue policies which either
fuel conflict or bring about convergence. The panel seeks to bring
together papers that look into the phenomenon from different angles.
Empirical and theoretical/conceptual contributions are welcomed that o
research religious organizations' involvement in policy-fields such as
development, human rights or peace and security.
- investigate how religious INGOs select, interpret and apply their
religious texts and traditions with regard to current problems and
themes of international politics
- compare religious and secular INGOs and their respective agendas
- discuss how the settings of international governance institutions
effect religious INGOs identity, mission and organization
- explore the general impact of religious INGO-activity on global
governance and the formation of a new (secular?) world order
7. Religious Actors and Ideas in Migration Policy and Politics
Chairs: Sieglinde Rosernberger, Julia Mourão, Vienna (AU)
(sieglinde.rosenberger@... or julia.mourao.permoser@...)
Religious Actors and Ideas in Migration Policy and Politics
Immigration, in particular of Muslim minorities, is a key factor in
what has been termed the return of religion to politics. The mounting
politicization of immigration and concerns over the integration of
immigrants from minority religions are increasing the opportunities
for religious actors to be visible and express voice in political
processes. Among immigrant communities, religious identity is coupled
with socio-economic deprivation and a deficit in political
participation, which creates the potential for conflicts that call for
political resolution and increase the need for cooperation among
religious actors and state authorities. This benefits not only the
immigrant religious communities, but also the established Churches,
which can demonstrate expertise in interfaith-dialogue. Religion
becomes increasingly politicized and political conflicts are
increasingly interpreted through the lens of religion. The aim of this
panel is twofold. On the one hand, the papers shall explore the role
of religious actors and ideas in the formulation and implementation of
policies in the area of immigration and immigrant integration. On the
other hand, conclusions shall be drawn as to the effects of this
increased political relevance of religious actors to the politics of
immigration and religious governance.
We welcome both theoretical and empirical contributions, particularly
those dealing with the following issues:
- the role of religious actors in the resolution of conflicts arising
from minority religious claims (headscarves, mosques, etc.)
- religious actors as interest groups in local, national and
- religious actors as partners of the state in the formulation of
- the importance of religious organization for immigrant communities
social/cultural activities, economic support, political
- transformation of established patterns of cooperation with the state
as a result of migration
- the transnational aspect of religious organizations: double
loyalties; international influences; the impact of religious actors
from sending countries on immigrant communities
8. Religious Actors, Soft Power and Foreign Policy: Theoretical and
Chair: Jeffrey Haynes, London (UK) (Jeff.haynes@...)
Religious Actors, Soft Power and Foreign Policy: Theoretical and
Religious soft power in foreign policy making is under-examined in the
literature. In various countries, including: Israel, the United
States, India, Iran, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia, various religious
actors seek to influence outcomes by encouraging foreign policy makers
to adopt policies informed by their religious tenets and beliefs. This
use of the term 'soft power' seeks to expand its use beyond the common
conception that considers soft power to be the influence a government
exercises over another government to achieve its goals. The intended
contribution of this panel is to highlight the applied use of soft
power, in relation to how certain religious groups seek to effect
changes in foreign policy. It underlines that the concept of soft
power should include cultural (including religious) actors who seek to
influence foreign policy by encouraging policymakers to incorporate
religious beliefs, norms and values into their country's foreign
policies. Soft power domestically can easily become hard power
internationally. For example, in the USA domestic evangelical groups
convince the US government through a mix of soft and hard power to
oppose funding for contraception and abortion internationally.
When the US government agrees to curtail funding to various
international organisations on these grounds, it is emphasising not
the use of soft power but the force of hard economic power. Another
example is the influence of various conservative entities in US
domestic politics that used soft power to try to encourage the Bush
administration to invade Iraq in 2003. The actual invasion was, of
course, the epitome of hard power - despite the fact that soft power,
focusing on the desirability of spreading democracy to Iraq and then
to the Middle East region more generally encouraged use of the policy.
What these examples collectively illustrate is that soft power is one
end of a spectrum with hard power at the other end. In other words,
soft power will not necessarily be used in isolation but will often
form an aspect of a continuum that includes, when deemed necessary,
use of hard power.
9. From the local to Europe: religious Belongings in the Changing
Hierarchy of Identities
Françios Foret, Bruxelles (B), and Xabier Itçaina, Bordeaux (FR)
(x.itcaina@... or Francois.Foret@...)
From the local to Europe: religious belongings in the changing
hierarchy of identities
This panel will scrutinize the role played by religion in the
contemporary variable combination of identities in Europe. Plurality
of belongings can be found at the - relatively pacified - level of
individual and cultural identities, as well as on the more tense -
normative level, when it has to do with the elaboration of collective
preferences. The political identities can be articulated vertically or
cumulatively, through the superposition of different scales of
territorial identification, from the local to Europe. Tensions can
occur between specific belongings and transnational solidarities,
either community-based (diasporas, etc.) or functional. Religion
represents a particularly salient factor of these horizontal
affiliations which may challenge the established hierarchy of
identities. Religion refers both to a set of common values and to
institutional, national and transnational, networks. This duality
turns religion into a key actor in the current identity-building
processes in Europe, and invites to question again the picture of the
"European exception" in terms of secularisation.
Theoretical contributions crossing identity politics, theories of
nationalism/regionalism/europeanisation and theories of secularisation
will be welcome, as well as empirical contributions concerning
European territorial issues. Comparative research will be particularly
welcome, as well as in-depth national or intranational case-studies.
DESCRIPTION OF THE SECTION
Over the last two decades, European political scientists and those
interested in international relations have increasingly been concerned
with what appears to be an intertwining of religion and politics,
fundamentally calling into question the once hegemonic explanatory
power of the secularization paradigm. However, despite this growing
attention there is still a lack of empirical studies and conceptual
approaches which could help us to gain a more systematic understanding
of this complex and still under-theorized field of research. The aim
of this proposed section is to address this research lacuna, focusing
on the interaction of religion and politics from a particular
perspective. The aim is to analyse:
- how religious actors operate in various political spheres
- their activities and objectives, and
- the consequences of their political involvement.
Conceptually, we understand the term `religious actor' to include
representatives of or individuals belonging to a religious community
or organization which has overt religious references, express their
religious concerns in the political sphere and/or seek broader or
specific political influence. They may be organized at national level
such as religious political parties, associations or local
denominational communities - or transnationally such as the Catholic
Church or Islamic networks, as well as religious movements at the
supranational level, such as various Christian associations, often
based in Brussels We are particular interested in a comparative
perspective, rather than a focus concerned solely with national,
regional or confessional patterns. At the same time, in-depth case
studies are welcomed, which would allow further insight into the
processes addressed here. In this vein, panels would be organized in
terms of their focus on particular issues and, if possible, have both
cross-national and cross-confessional characters. All paper presenters
would be asked to focus on at least one of the three issues noted
above in the bullet points.
We are looking forward to receiving your proposals!
Jeff Haynes, London Metropolitan University
The Global 1989: A New Generation
22-24 October 2009, Princeton University
CALL FOR PAPERS
2009 brings the 20th anniversaries of a wide variety of major events
across the globe: the Cuban withdrawal from Angola; the Soviet
withdrawal from Afghanistan; the Ayatollah Khomeini's fatwa against
Salman Rushdie; the Polish and Hungarian Round Tables; the protests at
Tiananmen Square; the fall of the Berlin Wall; the Velvet Revolution
in Czechoslovakia; and the breakdown of old regimes
in Mexico, Chile, and Brazil.
In an attempt to take a global approach to 1989, its antecedents, and
its consequences, Princeton University will convene and host on 22-24
October 2009 a conference devoted to 1989. The ultimate panel themes
will depend on the topics of the paper proposals submitted, yet we are
particularly interested in moving toward new conceptual models, for
example in the following areas: ethics and
norms, intellectual history/history of ideas, law, microeconomics,
migration, popular culture, and religion. It is essential to
underscore also the conference's global scope, i.e. that it should
encompass (but not necessarily limit itself to) variously defined
Asian, Cold War, European, inter-American,
Sino-Soviet, and transatlantic studies. We welcome also submissions
concerning, for example, the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East, or
Who should apply: We aim to provide a forum for recent work related to
a doctoral dissertation, whether published or unpublished, complete or
incomplete. We therefore welcome submissions from junior faculty and
postdoctoral fellows as well as current graduate students. We welcome
submissions from around the globe, as our budget will allow us to
cover the travel expenses of all of the scholars whose proposals have
That said, we caution that the small intended scale of the conference
will likely necessitate a highly selective review process. The program
committee looks forward to the broadest possible range of submissions
that fall within the intended scope of the conference, and it will
arrange panels based on those submissions that it receives, yet we
will likely be able to accommodate only a fraction of these
submissions. We ask both for a brief (300 words) abstract as well as a
more detailed prospectus (5 pages, double-spaced) that fleshes out the
intended argument of the presentation in greater depth.
Deadlines: Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis until 1
February 2009. Early submissions are particularly welcome.
Proposals should be submitted to Barbara Leavey
(blleavey@...); questions can be directed also to conference
chair Piotr H. Kosicki (pkosicki@...).
**This conference is a joint initiative of Princeton University's
Department of History, Davis Center for Historical Studies, Institute
for International and Regional Studies, Program in Law and Public
Affairs, University Center for Human Values, and Woodrow Wilson School
of Public and International Affairs.
Totalitarian Laughter: Cultures of the Comic under Socialism
May 8-9, 2009 Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures,
CALL FOR PAPERS
Throughout its history, socialist mass culture actively relied on
satire, humor, and comedy to foster emotional bonds with its audience.
Orchestrated by the state cultural industry, public laughter released
social and political tension, while leaving intact or buttressing
mechanisms of repression and institutions of power. In turn, late
Soviet irony or the aesthetic of grotesque, developed from below,
became instrumental in solidifying a cultural distance from the values
promoted by the socialist state. Varied in their impact and scope,
these cultures of the comic nonetheless constantly pointed to the
irrationality and ludicrousness of the socialist way of life.
Whether officially approved or censored, totalitarian laughter
relativized existing practices and norms, suggesting different models
of understanding and embodying really existing socialism. Regardless
of their content, these jokes of repression shared the same quality:
they were made, not found. It is precisely this active production of
totalitarian laughter from above and from below that this conference
aims to explore. How did state socialism transform traditional genres
and categories of the comic? How crucial was state censorship in
producing (or suppressing) totalitarian laughter? Through what forms
of displacement and condensation did official and non-official
cultures achieve their comic effect? How did these practices of the
comic correspond and interact with each other? What kinds of
communities were formed in the process of producing jokes of
repression? What were the mechanisms and paths of circulation through
which laughable versions of socialism became available to larger
audiences? Finally, what kinds of pleasure did totalitarian laughter
promise, if not deliver?
We seek to address these questions by bringing together an
interdisciplinary group of scholars interested in reconstructing the
peculiar relationship between repression and laughter under state
socialism. We invite papers that explore forms of socialist grotesque
in the Soviet Union and central and Eastern Europe in such diverse
fields as politics, history, literature, arts, music, theater,
television, and film, among others.
Deadline: Please send an abstract (300 words) of the paper you would
like to present
at this conference, along with your CV, by 10 February 2009, to
We may be able to offer a limited number of travel subsidies for
foreign presenters. Those selected to give presentations at the
conference will be contacted at the end of February 2009. Final papers
will be due no later than 20 April, and they will be posted on the
Serguei Oushakine (Princeton), Petre Petrov (Princeton), Seth Graham
(UCL), Kevin M.F. Platt (Penn) Nancy Ries (Colgate).
II CALL FOR PUBLICATION PROPOSALS
5th European Consortium for Political Research General Conference
10-12 September 2009, Potsdam, Germany
Deadline: 1st February 2009
Section: "Perspectives on the Radical Right"
Panel: "The Radical Right in Central and Eastern Europe" (including
Submit a paper to this panel:
How to submit a paper: http://www.ecpr.org.uk/potsdam/howtosubmit.asp
(Please, note that the conference, section and panel organizers are
not able to provide funding or other logistic support for your trip to
Potsdam and attendance of the conference.)
Section: "The Radical Right in Central and Eastern Europe"
Andreas Umland, The Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt
Steffen Kailitz, Hannah Arendt Institute for the Study of Totalitarianism
Anton Shekhovtsov, National Technical University of Sevastopol
This panel will analyse the varieties of radical right-wing parties
and movements in contemporary Central and Eastern Europe, as well as
various determinants of their rise. In particular, it will evaluate
the sources and nature of various anti-democratic ideologies as well
as the social context within which groupings representing these
ideologies act. It will focus on both established parties functioning
within national political systems and extra-parliamentary movements
and think-tanks active in the sociocultural realms. Although the panel
welcomes rigorous national case-studies, it encourages speakers to
present comparative studies and papers that contribute to the debate
on theoretical and methodological approaches to the analysis of the
radical right in the region.
Publication of papers
Presenters and discussants are invited to submit book proposals
(monographs or collected volumes) based on their papers for possible
publication in the book series "Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and
Society" at http://www.ibidem-verlag.de/spps.html
Russian translations of papers on the Central and East European
radical right will be considered for possible publication in the
scholarly web journal "Forum noveishei vostochnoevropeiskoi istorii i
kul'tury" at http://www1.ku-eichstaett.de/ZIMOS/forumruss.html
Nationalisms across the Globe
CALL FOR BOOK PROPOSALS
Type of publication: print
Published by/ edited by: Peter Lang Book Series
Topics: This peer-review series publishes monographs, conference
proceedings, and collections of articles on this topic. It attracts
well-researched, often interdisciplinary, studies, which open new
approaches to nationalism and ethnicity or focus on interesting case
studies. The language of the book series is English, with
authors/editors of proposed volumes responsible for meeting the
Peter Lang standards of copy-editing. All are requested to contribute
to the cost of publication, with guidelines available on request.
Contact: Series Editors: Dr Tomasz Kamusella (Trinity College Dublin,
Ireland, and University of Opole, Opole, Poland), tomek672@...;
Dr Krzysztof Jaskułowski (University of Wrocław, Wrocław, Poland),
III UPCOMING EVENTS
The End of Transition: Analytical and local understandings of
`transition' in post socialist space
16-17 January 2009
In the early nineties, the concept of `transition' became a much used
framework for describing the phase the former socialist countries had
entered: a phase that was supposedly leading the countries from
socialism, plan economy and dictatorship to democracy, market economy
and globalization. Over the years, scholars working in the region
began to criticise the concept, its neo-evolutionist connotations and
lack of analytical value when it came to actual processes of change
taking place in the post socialist countries. However, although being
abandoned little by little by within academia, the concept is still
widely used locally, both in political rhetoric and on an everyday
level, among `ordinary citizens'. This conference aims to examine the
social lives of the transition concept. We pose the question of
whether we should continue to use the term when analysing the social,
political and economical processes in the post-socialist world. If so,
how should it be defined or measured? How does the analytical concept
`transition' as used in the social sciences differ from the way it is
used by local actors across the post socialist world? In short, we
call for papers that investigate the concept of `transition' and its
social life in academia, among political advisors, as well among the
people who are presumably undergoing `transition'.
Key note speakers:
Valeri Bunce, Cornell University
Serguei Oushakine, Princeton University
Steven Sampson, Lund University
Maria Louw, Department of Anthropology and Ethnography, Aarhus University
Nina Dadalauri, Institute of Political Science, Aarhus University
Martin Demant Frederiksen, Department of Anthropology and Ethnography,
The deadline for abstracts has already passed, but it is still
possible to sign up to participate in the conference without
presenting a paper. There is no conference fee, but we will have to
charge DDK 50 for lunch for each of the days, and DKK 250 for the
conference dinner on 16 January (one Euro is approximately 7,50 Danish
Kroner). When registering, please let us know whether you would like
to participate in the conference dinner, and whether you would like to
join the lunch on the 16th and 17th.
For more information please contact etnmdf@...
End of Transition?
09.15: Keynote: Steven Sampson
10.45: Sessions 1a and 1b
13.00: Keynote: Valeri Bunce
15.00: Sessions 2a and 2b (ends at 17.00)
19.00: Conference dinner
09.00: Keynote: Serguei Oushakine
10.30: Sessions 3a and 3b
13.00: Sessions 4a and 4b
15.30: Plenary discussion. Discussants: Morten Axel Pedersen and xx
(ends at 17.00)
Session 1a: Networks, corruption and barter
Caroline Dufy `Is there a normative transition A few evidences from
a fieldwork on inter-firm transactions in the Ural region'
David Torsello `The weapons of the strong? Trust, corruption and the
public good in one transition country: Slovakia'
Lili Di Puppo`Use(s) of the concept of transition in the fight against
corruption in Georgia'
Session 1b: Temporality, narrative and transition 1
Lars Højer`Transitional Properties in Ulan Bataar'
Martin Demant Frederiksen `Café del Bungalow Youth and transition in
the Republic of Adjara'
Maria Louw `Transitory imaginaries and Muslim selfhood in Central Asia'
Session 2a Paradigms and regimes 1
Vicken Cheterian `Transition: Imagined change of post-socialism'
Silvia Avram `Multiple starting points, trajectories and destinations:
moving from transition to adaptation'
Gabor Halmai `The transition that never was?'
Nina Dadalauri-title to be announced-
Session 2b Temporality, narrative and transition 2
Smoki Musaraj `Progress or Stagnation? Competing Temporalities of
"Transition" in Post-Socialist Albania'
Jeffers Engelhardt `Sound, Secular Enchantment, and the Limits of
transition in Estonian Orthodox Christianity'
Kristian Petrov `The conceptual dialectic of transition'
Session 3a Paradigms and regimes 2
25-27 September 2009, Hamburg
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
we would like to invite You cordially to attend the annual meeting of
Polyslav (www.polyslav.org). Polyslav is an organisation of young
philologists and experts in Slavic linguistic studies, who meet
annually in order to discuss the newest developments in research in
linguistic Slavistics and to establish connections among young
scholars working in these areas. All European young scientists who
possess a graduated degree are welcome to attend the conference.
There are the following guidelines for contributions: Each paper will
be allowed 30 minutes (including 10 minutes for questions and
discussion). Presentations can be given in all Slavic languages,
English or German and the results of the meeting are to be published
in a conference volume. The participation fee is 60 Euro (in which a
copy of the conference volume is included).
The next annual meeting of Polyslav XIII takes place on 25-27
September 2009, in Hamburg. The closing date for submissions is 31
January 2009, so, please fill out the attached application form
and send it back to us within the period stipulated.
Please forward this information to anyone interested.
Concerning the accommodation in Hamburg, we try to arrange special
rates for conference participants. If you need accommodation in
Hamburg, please specify this in the attached application form so that
we are able to make reservations in time.
Mit freundlichen Grüßen,
Katrin Bente Fischer
Registration for POLYSLAV XIII
Hamburg, 25th-27th September 2009
last name, first name
address of working place
(particularly relevant for participants who need a letter of
telephone number (private)
telephone number (official)
subject of presentation
language of presentation
technical equipment You need
date of birth
(in case You need a letter of invitation for Germany)
Do you need accommodation in Hamburg?
date of arrival:
date of departure:
Please send the application form by e-mail to one of the following
addresses till 31st of January:
Agnieszka Czachor: agnieszka.czachor@...
Katrin Bente Fischer: katrin.bente.fischer@...
Gertje Krumbholz: gertje.krumbholz@...
or by mail to:
Katrin Bente Fischer / Gertje Krumbholz
University of Hamburg
Department of Slavistics
IV FUNDING AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke
Main Category: Humanities
Secondary Categories: World History
Social and Cultural History
Political Science/International Relations
Policy and Political History
Native American Studies
Latin American History
Labor History or Studies
Imperial or Colonial Studies
General Social Sciences
Early Modern History
Business and Economic History
Asian History or Studies
Art and Architectural History
Area Studies/Ethnic Studies
American Indian History
African and Middle Eastern History
African American History or Studies
The Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI) at Duke University seeks up to
two postdoctoral fellows for academic year 2009-10. Fellows will
participate in the FHI's 2009-10 Seminar, Innovating Forms, convened
by Duke faculty members miriam cooke and Fred Moten. The seminar will
explore the role of form in the production of knowledge and the
meanings & articulations of innovation. Applicants must have the PhD
in-hand by the beginning of academic year 2009-10, and may not hold a
tenured faculty position before or during the fellowship year. The
fellowship provides a $40,000 stipend, access to benefits and a
private office in the John Hope Franklin Center.
Application Deadline: 12 January 2009
For complete application information, visit: http://fhi.duke.edu
Questions? Contact Christina Chia at +1 (919) 668-1902 or
Duke University provides equal employment opportunity without regard
to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status,
sexual orientation or preference, sex, or age.
John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute
2204 Erwin Rd., Box 90403
Durham, NC 27708-0403
CFA- CEU Research Fellowships
Deadline: 20 January 2009
The program is designed to increase exchange between scholars of the
region and Central European University, and to promote original
research, which can be of practical benefit to a particular country or
region. The Visiting Research Fellowship Program is applicable to
citizens of countries in Central and Eastern Europe (except EU member
states), the former Soviet Union, Mongolia or of Palestine holding a
Ph.D. or equivalent, who are affiliated with a teaching or research
institution within the above said countries.
The program supports two types of Research Fellows. CEU Professorial
Research Fellows hold a full professorship, and are academics of
established (preferably national) standing within their discipline.
CEU Visiting Research Fellows are academics who have made a
contribution to their discipline through publications, conference
presentations, or other academic forums. Fellows are supported for a
period of from one to six months, depending upon the type of research
being undertaken. Both types of Fellowship cover accommodation and
travel costs to/from Budapest (up to a maximum limit and after
approval from the program coordinator), during the period of the
Fellowship, and a monthly stipend. CEU Visiting Fellows will receive
$900 per month, and CEU Professorial Fellows - $1500 per month.
The primary requirement is a submission of an article to an
international peer-review journal. Whilst at CEU, Fellows will present
one Public Lecture to their host Department and the broader CEU
community. Within one month of completion of the Fellowship, Fellows
are required to submit to the Special Projects Office of CEU a brief
narrative report in English, describing the results of their research
activities at CEU. Within one year of completion of the Fellowship,
Fellows are required to submit to the Special Projects Office a
publication or an article prepared for publication in English, German,
or French based on their original research at CEU. The resulting
publication should state that this research is the outcome of a
Visiting Research Fellowship at CEU. Fellows are required to be in
residence at CEU for the duration of their Fellowship and are
accommodated in CEU's Residence and Conference Center.
Application Forms with Criteria for Applicants in both categories are
available from the SPO/SEP Office, National Soros Foundation Offices
and electronically (see Application Forms above). CEU does not accept
Fellows during the summer or the Christmas period due to the limited
availability of professors, administrators and access to research
materials during vacation. Please note: those who are or who plan to
be involved in projects, research, teaching, or other activities
sponsored or co-sponsored by the Soros Foundation or OSI for the
duration of the Research Fellowship are not eligible to participate in
Beside the completed application form applicants are required to send
their CV, a research proposal, one letter of reference, copies of
On the letter of reference, stamps and signatures are expected. The
letter of reference can be sent by normal mail or fax. Alternatively a
scanned version can be sent by email. In case of emergency, we can
accept a letter of reference sent via e-mail from the mailbox of the
person who issued it.
Applications are evaluated by the relevant CEU Department or Center
and CEU's Special Projects Office. Therefore, we accept applications
in the following discipline areas:
Within CEU Departments:
* Economics: http://www.ceu.hu/econ/
* Environmental Science and Policy: http://www.ceu.hu/envsci/
* Gender Studies: http://www.ceu.hu/gend/
* History (Modern and Early Modern): http://www.ceu.hu/hist/
* International Relations and European Studies: http://www.ceu.hu/ires/
* Legal Studies (Business Law, Comparative Constitutional Law and
Human Rights Law): http://www.ceu.hu/legal/
* Mathematics and Its Applications: http://www.ceu.hu/math/
* Medieval Studies: http://medstud.ceu.hu/
* Nationalism: http://www.ceu.hu/nation/
* Philosophy: http://www.ceu.hu/phil/
* Political Science: http://www.ceu.hu/polsci/
* Sociology and Social Anthropology: http://www.ceu.hu/soc_ant/
Within CEU Centers (each Center offers its research areas or topics
for potential Fellows):
* Center for Arts and Culture: http://www.ceu.hu/center_arts_culture.html
* Center for Environmental Policy and Law: http://www.cepl.ceu.hu
* Center for Ethics and Law in Biomedicine: http://www.ceu.hu/celab/
* Center for Hellenic Traditions: http://www.hellenic.hu/
* Center for Policy Studies: http://cps.ceu.hu/
* Center for EU Enlargement Studies: http://www.ceu.hu/cens/
* Humanities Center (http://www.hc.ceu.hu/) and Center for Media and
Communications Studies (http://www.cmcs.ceu.hu/)
* Pasts, Inc. Center for Historical Studies: http://www.pasts.ceu.hu/
Application Deadlines: Deadline for applications academic year
2009-2010 is 20 January 2009.
Requests for additional information and completed applications should
be sent to: halmaig@...
Central European University
Special and Extension Programs
Nador utca 9
1051 Budapest, Hungary
Tel: +36 1 327 3000 ext. 2585 or 2094
Fax: +36 1 327 3190
You can find the relevant fields of research, the application
requirements and more information on the Special and Extension
Programs Website: http://www.ceu.hu/sep/spo/fellowships.html
Provost's Career Enhancement Postdoctoral Scholarships 2009
As part of an effort to promote a diversity of backgrounds,
perspectives, and experiences among its faculty, the University of
Chicago invites nominations and applications for the newly established
Provost's Career Enhancement Postdoctoral Scholarship (PCEPS).
Successful candidates will be selected on the basis of academic
achievement; scholarly promise; a demonstrable commitment to the
ideals set forth in the University of Chicago Diversity Statement
(http://www.uchicago.edu/diversity/zimmer/shtml); and the likelihood
that the individual may become a qualified and competitive candidate
for a faculty position at the University of Chicago upon completion of
Each cohort of PCEPS holders will include at least one scholar whose
research furthers the missions of the Center for the Study of Race,
Politics, and Culture (http://csrpc.uchicago.edu/).
In addition to pursing their research, Scholars will teach one
quarter-long course in their field for each year in which they hold a
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