2014 Gordon K. and Sybil Lewis Prize
2014 Gordon K. and Sybil Lewis Prize awarded to Kathleen Lopez for her book Chinese Cubans.
Camilla Stevens Receives Grant
Camilla Stevens was awarded a Committee to Advance our Common Purpose Grant ($1,400), to fund a visit by Honor Ford-Smith and Jamaican Letters from the Dead Theater Collective, Fall 2012.
Tania López-Marrero Awarded Grant
Tania López-Marrero received a Faculty and Graduate Students Interdisciplinary Working Groups in Global and International Research Grant ($10,000) from the Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs, Rutgers, to form and support the working group "Promoting Community Adaptation and Resilience in the Insular Caribbean."
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Critical Caribbean Studies
Critical Caribbean Studies at Rutgers, in collaboration with the Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies is pleased to announce a one-year competitive postdoctoral fellowship for a scholar pursuing research in Caribbean Studies. Scholars working on comparative cultural studies especially the Dutch or the French Caribbean, with focus on transnationalism, migration and/or queer feminist studies are encouraged to apply, but we welcome applications from all scholars who feel that their work would benefit from affiliation with Rutgers. The selected fellow will receive a stipend of $65,000 as well as an annual research allocation of $3,000 and Rutgers University health benefits. The successful applicant must have the doctorate in hand at the time of application (defense date no later than May 31, 2013), be no more than three years beyond the Ph.D., and be able to teach one course during their tenure at Rutgers.
The Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean studies (http://latcar.rutgers.edu/) was founded in 1973, and offers interdisciplinary courses in Latino and Caribbean studies at the undergraduate level. The department’s mission includes the study of the Anglo, French and Hispanic Caribbean. Department faculty include 12 core, and 32 affiliate members, enriched by specializations in Africana Studies, Art History, Anthropology, Geography, History, Philosophy, Sociology Women’s and Gender Studies, and Comparative Literatures in English, French, and Spanish.
Critical Caribbean Studies at Rutgers http://criticalcaribbean.rutgers.edu/ aims to foster multi-disciplinary research about the Caribbean to allow a better understanding of the region and its people from a variety of perspectives. Affiliates conduct research on such diverse areas as diaspora and transnational studies, migration and immigration, cultural and performance studies, critical race theory, gender and sexuality studies, psychoanalysis, colonial and postcolonial studies, decoloniality, political theory, critical epistemology, intellectual history, history of New World slavery, social movements and revolution, eighteenth century studies, the urban Atlantic, contemporary urbanization, environmental studies, insularity, and the archipelagic Americas. There will be opportunities for the postdoctoral fellow to connect with broader academic and community-minded research units at the University, including the Center for Cultural Analysis, the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, the Center for Race & Ethnicity, and the Institute for Research on Women.
Candidates should submit their applications, consisting of a CV, a 1,500-word statement and 3 letters of recommendation, electronically to https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/18914
The statement should address the following: (1) the significance of the candidates research and the specific project that will be developed during the one year postdoctoral fellowship, (2) a brief description of the course the candidate could offer, and (3) how and why Rutgers can advance the candidates areas of research. Applications must be received by Friday, January 12, 2013.
Rutgers University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The institution values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and especially encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities.
RU Press: Critical Caribbean Studies Series
Already influential in postcolonial, literary, and race studies, the field of Caribbean studies still has much more to offer to contemporary debates throughout the arts, sciences and beyond. This series aim to contribute to these efforts, paying particular attention to Critical Caribbean Studies affiliates' research at Rutgers University. To learn more about the series, refer to its promotional flier.
Presentation of the Special issue of Caribbean Studies “Get up, Stand up”: Environmental Situation, Threats, and Opportunities in the Insular Caribbean
The Special Issue of the journal Caribbean Studies “Get up, Stand up”: Environmental Situation, Threats, and Opportunities in the Insular Caribbean” was presented on August 22 at the University of Puerto Rico, as part of the Institute of Caribbean Studies’ Caribbean Conferences. The discussion was led by guest co-editors Tania López-Marrero (CCS affiliate) and Tamara Heartsill-Scalley (International Institute of Tropical Forestry, Puerto Rico). Puertorrican colleagues Nancy Villanueva-Colón, Félix Aponte-Ortíz, and Ruberto Chaparro Serrano formed part of the discussion panel. The Special Issue addresses different aspects regarding the environmental conditions of the islands that compose the insular Caribbean; the threats that these conditions pose to the region’s inhabitants, and also possible opportunities and actions that can be taken to overcome such threats, to reach a balance between environmental and human systems, and to integrate these systems and their particular perspectives to management at various scales.
Special Issue Table of Contents
Tami Navarro named Leadership Fellow
Postdoctoral Fellow, Tami Navarro, was named 2013 Leadership Fellow by the American Anthropological Association.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Critical Caribbean Studies arrives at Rutgers
Ronald Cummings, Ph. D. from the School of English, University of Leeds will spend one year at Rutgers working on the book manuscript based on his doctoral dissertation entitled “Queer Marronage and Caribbean Writing.” Dr. Cummings will offer an undergraduate course at the Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean studies on Caribbean queer theory and cultural studies in the Spring 2014.
“Caribbean Creolizations: Creoles, Créolité and Criollización in the Anglo, French and Spanish Caribbean” summer workshop at the University of Puerto Rico
Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel has been invited to teach a one week faculty workshop on Comparative Caribbean Studies entitled "Caribbean Creolizations: Creoles, Créolité and Criollización in the Anglo, French and Spanish Caribbean" at the University of Puerto Rico in June 2014.