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Leipzig: Junior Professorship in Global Dynamics of Resource Use and Distribution

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy at the University of Leipzig is seeking to fill a tenure track professorship in the Global Dynamics of Resource Use and Distribution (W1 with Tenure Track Leading to W2).

The successful candidate will have an above-average, highly visible research profile on global dynamics arising from the use and distribution of resources and address issues of distributive justice and related negotiation processes. The spectrum of possible resources is deliberately broad. It may include mineral resources and groundwater as well as natural resources in the oceans and solar and wind as energy sources, as well as the technologies required to develop them, but also forms of and access to education, health, finance, political and social power, and cultural capital. Research experience in at least two world regions is required, at least one of which should be in the Global South.

Responsibilities include participation in the MA Global Studies and the BA/MA Cultural Studies as well as doctoral training in the Graduate School Global and Area Studies. The professorship should build a bridge from the research networks of the Leipzig Research Centre Global Dynamics to the life, environmental and climate sciences.

The deadline for applications is 30 July 2021.

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UCI Early Career Fellowship for UCI Global Studies Conference (Jan 2022)

Early career scholars doing critical interdisciplinary research on pressing global issues are encouraged to apply for a fellowship to attend the 3rd Annual UCI Global Studies Conference. The conference will be held January 21 – January 22, 2022 and will be hosted by the Department of Global & International Studies at the University of California Irvine.

Mindful of the continuing pandemic, the carbon footprint of international travel, and longstanding challenges for scholars from the global south to obtain visas and resources for international travel, the conference will be held with a hybrid format, including in-person activities for those who can be present and remote/virtual platforms for participation by those who cannot join us in person.

The purpose of the Fellowship is to support professionalization in the field of Global Studies, including successful publishing, by fostering quality mentorship for junior scholars.

Successful applicants will present a work in progress to a panel of distinguished scholars. Panel mentors will comment on the Fellow’s work, making suggestions intended to increase the likelihood it will be accepted for publication. Topics of discussion could include the way research topics and questions are framed, engagement with relevant literature in the field, support for strengthening analytical rigor, significance of the work, avenues for further research and funding, and specific journals or publishers to which the work could be submitted.

The deadline for applications is October 1, 2021.

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Post-Pandemic Global Studies in an Era of Neo-Nationalism (17 June 2021)

A Zoom Roundtable honoring Mark Juergensmeyer, with a tribute to Victor Faessel

Thursday, 17 June | 3:00-6:00 pm (PDT) | Zoom Link

Please join the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies as we honor and pay tribute to the founding Director and Program Director of the Orfalea Center.

Honorees

Mark Juergensmeyer is professor of global studies,professor of sociology, and affiliate professor of religious studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the founding director of the Global and International Studies Program and the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies. He is an expert on religious violence, conflict resolution and South Asian religion and politics.

Victor Faessel is Associate Director of the Mellichamp Initiative on 21st Century Global Dynamics and managing editor of the online global studies journal, global-e at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Previously he was founding Program Director of the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies at UCSB (2006 to 2016) and he served as secretary of the Global Studies Consortium from its establishment in 2007 until 2019.

Program

3:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Paul Orfalea (Audacious Foundation)
  • Charlie Hale (SAGE Sara Miller McCune Dean of Social Sciences, UCSB)
  • Paul Amar (Director, Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies, UCSB)

3:15 Roundtable I: Future Trends in the Field and its Applications to Current Crises

Is global studies prepared for global warming, new pandemics, the rejection of globalization and other crises of the future?

  • Saskia Sassen (Columbia University)
  • Richard Falk (Princeton University)
  • Matthias Middell (Leipzig University)

4:00 Roundtable II: Innovations in Teaching and Research Methods of Global Studies

Does global studies need its own distinct methods of teaching and research?

  • David Wank (Sophia University, Tokyo)
  • Paul James (University of Western Sydney)
  • Changgang Guo (Shanghai University)

4:45 Roundtable III: Global Studies and Neo-Nationalism

Is neo-nationalism global or is it a revolt against globalism?

  • Manfred Steger (University of Hawaii)
  • Praveen Singh (Ambedkar University, Delhi)
  • Jie-Hyun Lim (Sogang University, Korea)

5:30 Open Discussion

6:00 Closing Remarks and Tribute to Victor Faessel

Global Carceral States: Conference on Violence, Transgressions, and Technologies of Imprisonment (28-30 May 2021)


Friday – Sunday, 28 – 30 May | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm PDT

Registration Link

Youtube Live Streaming: https://youtu.be/FKyx67XXhg8

This conference is organized by the Transnationalizing the Study of the United States research cluster, a research arm of the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies at UCSB. Registration is free.  All presentations will be translated into English, Arabic, and Spanish. 

We invite you to participate to reflect upon the current globalized carceral reality, and on imprisonment as one tactic of control, subjugation and dispossession. The conference presents an opportunity for scholars to contribute to our understanding of prisons, torture, violence, power, securitization and related issues. It also invites transnational engagement with the wide range of resistance tactics and transgressions that prisoners, worldwide, devise against state policies and incarcerating regimes.

Conference participants include:

  • Mohamedou Ould Salahi
  • Aida Seif el-Dawla
  • Corina Giacomello

More information here.