CFP Diasporic Heritage & Identity (Netherlands)

ConferencesCall for Papers: Memory Studies Association’s Annual Conference on Diasporic Heritage and Identity,  22-23 June 2023, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Deadline: 31 March 2023.

In the interdisciplinary vocabulary of heritage and memory studies, the concept of diaspora continues to hold a pivotal role. This conference sets out to explore (self)representations of diasporic heritages and identities: how diasporic subjectivities and communities forge means of belonging and connection to nations, (im)material objects or space. Conceptualisations of diasporic heritage and identity can be expressed through a variety of narrative, mediatic, artistic and memorial strategies. This conference aims to provoke discussion and improve understanding of how these diasporic identities come into being, evolve and are performed through different heritage domains.

Rather than seeing diasporic heritages and identities as those with a nostalgic, romantic longing for the past, the conference seeks to stratify the range of positive or negative emotions and memory narratives that can emerge in diasporic communities. What narrative choices do diasporic individuals and communities adopt to define and challenge essentialised conceptions of heritage, identity, homeland, home and home-making? What counts as heritage, and how do diverse diasporas respond to, represent and perform their identity through the ever-changing cultural and global contexts?

This conference also aims to explore discourses of diasporic heritage, which correspond to the plethora of media, museological, political, historical and journalistic narratives and literary texts that structure a public and common understanding of identity. How does this discourse interact with (post/de) colonial narratives, xenophobic and right-wing movements, migration, displacement, conflict and transnationalism? How might repressive and authoritarian regimes impact diasporic identity expression?

Organizers encourage contributions from diverse historical and geographical contexts and invite proposals for special events such as panels, screenings, performances, exhibitions, etc.

Wabash College: Postdoc in Dialogue and Deliberation (USA)

PostdocsPost-Doctoral Fellowship in Dialogue and Deliberation, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN, USA. Deadline: 8 March 2023.

Wabash Democracy and Public Discourse, an interdisciplinary program at Wabash College, is pleased to announce a two-year, post-doctoral Fellowship in Dialogue and Deliberation to begin July 1, 2023. The area of concentration is open to a broad range of fields including but not limited to communication, rhetoric, anthropology, economics, cultural studies, political science, or sociology; however, the candidate’s teaching and research must connect the intersections of dialogue and deliberation, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Wabash Democracy and Public Discourse (WDPD) is an undergraduate research and practice program that trains students to research, design, and facilitate public dialogue and deliberations on a range of issues. The post-doctoral fellow will join an enthusiastic team of a faculty director, program associate staff member, and undergraduate research Democracy Fellows. WDPD has partnered with campus organizations and communities to host dialogues and deliberations on varying topics including those relating to race, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The successful candidate will contribute to the mission of Wabash Democracy and Public Discourse: to teach constructive practices of engagement and communication on topics of public problems; to stimulate productive public discourse on campus and in the community through informed discussion, debate, and deliberation; develop civic leadership through participation in public life; and promote the free speech rights and responsibilities for every individual in the marketplace of ideas.

KC108 Superdiversity Translated into French

Key Concepts in ICD

Continuing translations of Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, today I am posting KC108: Superdiversity, originally written by Constance Mbassi Manga for publication in 2023, and now translated by her into French.

As always, all Key Concepts are available as free PDFs; just click on the thumbnail to download. Lists organized chronologically by publication date and numberalphabetically by concept in English, and by languages into which they have been translated, are available, as is a page of acknowledgments with the names of all authors, translators, and reviewers.

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Mbassi Manga, C. (2023). Superdiversity [French]. Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 108. Available from:

The Center for Intercultural Dialogue publishes a series of short briefs describing Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue. Different people, working in different countries and disciplines, use different vocabulary to describe their interests, yet these terms overlap. Our goal is to provide some of the assumptions and history attached to each concept for those unfamiliar with it. As there are other concepts you would like to see included, send an email to the series editor, Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz. If there are concepts you would like to prepare, provide a brief explanation of why you think the concept is central to the study of intercultural dialogue, and why you are the obvious person to write up that concept.

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CIEE: Center Director (Spain)

“JobCenter Director, Council on International Educational Exchange, Seville, Spain. Deadline: none listed; job posted 17 February 2023.

The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) is a nonprofit study abroad and intercultural exchange organization that transforms lives and builds bridges between individuals and nations through study abroad and international exchange experiences that help people develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world. The Center Director of CIEE Seville will have the overall responsibility for the management of all aspects of the Center, overseeing the planning and delivery of all CIEE programs, recruiting and developing the Center’s core team, and ensuring the highest levels of quality and customer satisfaction. Successful applicants will be seasoned professionals with a minimum of ten years’ experience in a leadership role within study abroad, international educational exchange, or a related higher education institutional setting. A Ph.D. is preferred, while a master’s degree is required.

Denison U: Relational Communication (USA)

“JobVisiting Assistant Professor in Relational Communication, Denison University, Granville, OH, USA. Deadline: 3 March 2023.

The Denison University Department of Communication invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position, beginning August 15, 2023. A Ph.D. in Communication is preferred by that date. The department values outstanding teaching and research as well as diversity and the liberal arts. Teaching and research interests for this position should address issues of intra/inter and/or cross-cultural communication with emphases on individual, group, social and institutional relationships, identity and alterity. Candidates who employ global perspectives in teaching and scholarship are especially encouraged to apply. Colleagues are expected to maintain teaching excellence in a rigorous, well-rounded undergraduate liberal curriculum in Communication.

U Liverpool: Postdoc in the Language of Food and Race (UK but Remote)

PostdocsPostdoctoral Research Fellowship on the Language of Food and Race, Department of English, University of Liverpool, UK but remote. Deadline: 7 March 2023.

The postholder will provide research and administrative support to the project ‘The language of food and race: A participatory ethnography of Chinese food in the UK’ funded by the Participatory Research Support Fund at the University of Liverpool. The project investigates how the ways we do and talk about food are shaped by racial stereotypes and ideologies, with a view to expose and challenge food-related racism and build community solidarity and cultural resilience within the Chinese community in Liverpool. The PDRA will work closely with the principal investigator Dr Shuang Gao in developing, co-ordinating, administering and facilitating the research.

U Leeds: Lecturer in New Writing & Intercultural Performance (UK)

“JobLecturer in New Writing and Intercultural Performance, School of Performance & Cultural Industries, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK. Deadline: 2 March 2023.

As a Lecturer in New Writing and Intercultural Performance, you will carry out research, teaching and management within the School, Faculty and University and contribute to academic leadership. They are looking for an outstanding researcher and educator in New Writing with a complementary specialism in intercultural performance. They particularly welcome applicants with knowledge of scriptwriting, writing for digital media, intercultural approaches to Shakespeare, decolonizing performance research, ritual theatre and inter/intra/trans cultural performance. An understanding of this across different global contexts is particularly desirable.

CFP The Provocation of Culture(s) (Malta)

ConferencesCall for Papers: Engaging the Contemporary 2023: The Provocation of Culture(s), 15-17 November 2023, University of Malta, Valletta Campus, Malta. Deadline: 1 May 2023.

Engaging the Contemporary 2023 is the eight edition of a series of annual international conferences organized by the Department of Philosophy at the University of Malta, with the aim of promoting an interdisciplinary approach to a variety of current philosophical debates. This year’s theme – The Provocation of Culture(s) – seeks to examine and bring into discussion the various issues that the question of living in a multi-cultured world brings to the fore. The aim of the conference is to bring together various philosophical traditions into a conversation that furthers our understanding of the provocations of and by culture(s) that beset contemporary times.

ACLS: Leading Edge Fellowships (USA)

FellowshipsLeading Edge Fellowships, American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS is based in New York, but the fellowships are across the USA). Deadline: 15 March 2023.

The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the fifth competition of the Leading Edge Fellowship program, which demonstrates the potential of humanistic knowledge and methods to solve problems, build capacity, and advance justice and equity in society. Leading Edge Fellowships place recent humanities PhDs with nonprofit organizations promoting social justice in their communities. Fellows take on substantive roles that draw on the skills and capacities honed in the course of earning the humanities PhD, including advanced communication, research, project management, and creative problem solving. This initiative is made possible through the support of the Mellon Foundation.

The fellowships are designed to foster mutually beneficial partnerships between fellows and their hosting organizations. Each applicant may apply for up to two of the available Leading Edge Fellowship opportunities. Eligible organizations include:

  • Asian Americans for Advancing Justice
  • American Friends Service Committee
  • Children’s Defense Fund
  • Campaign for Southern Equality
  • The Center for Cultural Power
  • Destiny Arts Center
  • Gender Justice
  • Justice Action Center
  • and more

Villanova U: Postdoc in Communication & Race (USA)

Postdoctoral Fellow in Communication & Race, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, USA. Deadline: 28 February 2023.

The Department of Communication at Villanova University seeks applicants for a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow, to begin Fall 2023. The position is renewable for up to three years. The position is designed to foster the professional development of recent PhDs on their journey to full-time faculty positions. Successful candidates will gain formal teaching experience as well as support and mentorship from Communication faculty. The department is particularly interested in expanding studies at the juncture of communication and race which may include intersections with practices of gender, sexuality, ability, transnationalism, etc.

Basic requirements: Ph.D. in Communication (ABD considered, with degree in hand by August 2023). Seeking candidates whose teaching, scholarship, and/or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as demonstrated in our Departmental focus on social justice, dialogue, and storytelling across the eight area concentrations (Interpersonal & Intercultural Communication, Journalism, Media Production, Media Studies, Organizational Communication, Performance Studies, Public Relations & Advertising, Rhetorical Studies). Some college-level teaching is a plus but not required.

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