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SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR SEXUALITIES, CULTURES AND POLITICS

  • Posted by: Annika Thiem
  • Posted Date: January 24, 2012
  • Filed Under: Call for Papers

 

15th OHRID SUMMER UNIVERSITY 2012

SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR SEXUALITIES, CULTURES AND POLITICS

August 12th-30th, Ohrid, Macedonia

Full info here

The Summer Institute for Sexuality, Culture and Politics is a new permanent project initiated by the Department for Gender Studies at the Institute for Social Sciences and Humanities “Euro-Balkan”, Skopje, Macedonia.

The general aim of the Institute is to gather young post-graduate students, activists, scholars and teaching staff from both Eastern and Western Europe and promote a shared platform for research and trans-disciplinary theoretical reflection on the complex modes of interweaving sexuality, culture and politics, and consequently of exchanging and questioning geopolitically determined discourses in the research of sexualities, gender studies, and queer theory. Our idea is to provide students, scholars and teachers with the opportunity to question, decenter and democratize these areas by way of deferring the notion of theoretical and geopolitical privilege which is often implied by these research areas, and thus to introduce new models of rethinking context-specific phenomena related to sexualities and, vice versa, to enrich theoretical paradigms with context specific phenomena and research. In this way, the Institute’s long-term goal is to:

  1. strategically stimulate the particularization and application of key ideas and theories in sexuality research locally and to
  2. universalize and popularize crucial and underprivileged positions and ideas on the European level, regardless of the  ast/West divide which is still central to the development of queer theory and sexuality research.

Our endeavor is not to relativize the embeddedness and situatedness of knowledges about sexualities, but to recognize and disrupt the existing invisible borders that obstruct the free dissemination of ideas as they are being determined by various hegemonic forces – political, educational, economic – in both Eastern and Western contexts of doing academic and artistic work related with our desires, bodies, and sexualities.

Please find the full descritpion and information about the Summer Institute. We would also kindly ask you to forward and publicize this information to other interested institutions and individuals.

For any further questions and information, please contact the Summer Institute coordinators:

Slavco Dimitrov, slavco.euba@gmail.com
Stanimir Panayotov, spanayotov@gmail.com

Department of Gender Studies
“Euro-Balkan” Institute
No. 63, “Partizanski odredi” Blvd
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
tel/fax: +389 2 3075570
e-mail: genderstudiesskopje@gmail.com

www.euba.org.mk
www.identities.org.mk
www.gendersee.org.mk

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Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Germany

Call for Applications – Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Germany Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München will award up to 10 Research Fellowships to excellent junior academics in 2012. The “LMU Research Fellowships” are an integral part of the “LMU Academic Career Program”, aimed at recruiting excellent early-career postdocs. Candidates from all fields of research who have completed their doctoral studies with outstanding results within the last three years may apply. The fellowships are tenable for two years.

Deadline for applications is February 5, 2012.

For eligibility requirements and further details, please visit: www.graduatecenter-lmu.de/researchfellows/

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Lecturer in Political Theory at Leeds (1/19/12)

  • Posted by: Annika Thiem
  • Posted Date: January 11, 2012
  • Filed Under: Job Ad

Lecturer in Political Theory
University of Leeds – Education, Social Sciences & Law

Job Summary

You will be a full member of the School of Politics and International Studies. As a research active academic, you will maintain a strong research and publication record, and contribute to the School’s research activities and research culture. You will deliver undergraduate and taught postgraduate modules in appropriate subject areas, as well as supervising BA and MA dissertations; and recruit and supervise PhD candidates. You will also undertake a normal load of administrative duties within the School. You will have research expertise in any of the core areas of political theory, including the history of political thought, continental political philosophy and analytical political theory. You will be involved in the research, teaching and administration of the School as well as contributing to related activities within the school and the wider faculty. You will work within University values and policies which are designed to promote dignity, diversity and inclusiveness.

University Grade 7 (£32,751 – £35,788 p.a.) or University Grade 8 (£36,862 – £44,016 p.a.)

Informal enquiries to Head of School, Professor Kevin Theakston email K.Theakston@leeds.ac.uk, tel +44 (0)113 343 4391 or Academic Group Leader Dr. David Seawright, email D.Seawright@leeds.ac.uk, tel +44 (0)113 343 6898

Closing Date: 19 January 2012

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CFP: American Society for Aesthetics Graduate E-journal

We are now accepting submissions for ASAGE’s Spring/Summer 2012 issue.
The submission deadline for this issue is March 1, 2012, although submissions
(particularly for book reviews and dissertation abstracts) are also accepted on a
rolling basis throughout the year.

Guidelines:

ASAGE accepts papers on any topic in aesthetics, written by graduate
students who have not yet completed final requirements for the doctoral
degree. Submissions should be under 3000 words (although exceptions may be
made at the editor’s discretion, to a maximum of 5000 words, particularly in
the case of historical papers). They must be accompanied by an abstract of
no more than 250 words and a word count.

Book reviews and dissertation abstracts are also needed, as are article
reviewers.

Please see www.asage.org for more detailed information on submitting an
article, book review, dissertation abstract or reviewer application.

You may also feel free to contact me with any questions.

Best regards,
Aili
Aili Bresnahan, JD, MA
PhD Candidate, Philosophy, Temple University
Editor, American Society for Aesthetics Graduate E-journal
www.asage.org
www.artistsmatter.com

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