CFR Newsletter: Upcoming Events and Opportunities, December 18, 2019

COMMUNITY

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  1. FCJ Winter Clothing Drive (World University Service of Canada - Keele)

EVENTS:
1. Graduate Sociology Workshop: The Department of Sociology, Graduate Program in Sociology and Centre for Public Sociology Present: How to make a Freedom of Information Request (FOI) (January 6, 2020)
2. Book Launch: Mark Ayyash's “A Hermeneutics of Violence” (January 9, 2020)
3. The Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies presents: The Lynch Distinguished Lecturer Series, Karen Tongson “Lost in Transposition, or Karaoke for White Men” (January 30, 2020)

 CALLS:
1. Call for Papers: National Questions, International Possibilities: Democratic Revival in an Age of Authoritarian Neoliberalism Conference & Special Issue Call For Papers (December 31, 2019)
2. Call for Proposals: Children, Youth, and Performance Conference (January 10, 2020)
3. Call for Papers: 7th Annual Wollesen Memorial Graduate Art Symposium: Margins of Error-- Otherness and the Arts (January 10, 2020)
4. Call for Applicants: Mecila (Maria Sibylla Merian International Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences Conviviality-Inequality in Latin America) Junior and Senior Fellowships (January 15, 2020)
5. Call for Chapters: Black People & Social Finance: Money Pools Counteract Racial Capitalism of Minorities in the West (January 20, 2020)
6. Call For Proposals: African Women In Media 2020 Summit (#Awim2020) (January 20, 2020)
7. Call for Papers: Robarts Centre Graduate Conference in Canadian Studies “Changing Conversations: Canada in a Shifting Landscape” (February 7, 2020)
8. Call for Papers: Black Canadian Works of Art & the Politics of Relation (August 20, 2020)

OPPORTUNITIES:
1. Job Opportunity: Chief of Party, PTI Project: Cote d’Ivoire at National Democratic Institute (Until Filled)
2. Job Opportunity: Manager- Monitoring, Evaluation and Learnings (MEL) at CREA (Until Filled)
3. Centre for Refugee Studies Winter 2020 Graduate Writing Fellowship (December 19, 2019)
4. Job Opportunity: Director of Programs at Physicians for Human Rights (January 1, 2020)
5. Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor in Sexuality/Gender/Queer Studies at University of Pennsylvania: School of Arts and Sciences: School of Arts and Sciences - History and Sociology of Science (January 6, 2020)
6. Job Opportunity: Manager of Operations at Women on Web International Foundation (January 22, 2020)
7. Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation (February 3, 2020)

COMMUNITY

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1.  FCJ Winter Clothing Drive (World University Service of Canada - Keele)

The World University Service of Canada (WUSC) - York University (Keele) Local Committee is in partnership with a variety of organizations at York University to host a Winter Clothing Drive for the FCJ Refugee Centre beginning November 1st to December 31st at York University - Keele campus.
All donations will be used to help newly arrived refugees in Toronto who lack the necessary resources to sustain the extreme Canadian winter conditions!
All students, faculty, and administration are encouraged to bring their washed winter clothes to the following drop-off locations:
Community & Legal Aid Service Program (CLASP) – 1009 Ignaff Kaneff Building (Osgoode)
Amnesty International – 107 McLaughlin College
Islamic Relief – 329 Second Student Centre
Centre for Refugee Studies – 8th Floor Kaneff Tower
RefugeAid – 342 Old Student Centre
School of Gender Women & Sexuality Studies – 206 Founders college
Undergraduate of Disaster & Emergency Management – 104 Atkinson
What is the FCJ Refugee Centre?
FCJ is a grass-root refugee centre that serves migrants at risk due to their immigration status, they welcome anyone for advice, counsel and support with their refugee or immigration claim process. FCJ tackles an array of systemic issues that recently arrived migrants and refugee claimants face in Canada including lack of resources, marginalization and discrimination. FCJ also provides migrants and refugees with temporary housing and legal help.
What is WUSC?
WUSC is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education, economic  and empowerment opportunities for youth around the world. Operating under the principle “Education Changes The World,” we address common personal and systemic barriers faced by newcomer youth across Canada. We actively promote youth engagement by advocating for refugee and immigrant rights for access to education. WUSC York (Keele) is 1 of over 90 local committees operating at different universities across Canada.
What We Do?
The WUSC York (Keele) Local Committee is dedicated to facilitating the sponsorship of 4 refugees into Canada annually. These individuals are provided with a life-changing opportunity to pursue their post-secondary education at York to build a better future for themselves and their families.
We hope that you will join us in supporting this important initiative!

EVENTS:
1. Graduate Sociology Workshop: The Department of Sociology, Graduate Program in Sociology and Centre for Public Sociology Present: How to make a Freedom of Information Request (FOI) (January 6, 2020)
Graduate Sociology Workshop
The Department of Sociology, Graduate Program in Sociology and Centre for Public Sociology present:
How to make a Freedom of Information Request (FOI)
Tim Groves, freelance investigative journalist and researcher
Freedom of information requests can be a powerful tool to access records held by government institutions. This session will focus on how researchers can make use of this tool.  It will explain how FOI requests work, present strategies for getting most from this system, provide an opportunity to draft a request that is likely to yield useful information, and explore ways accessing the wealth of records previously released to others. The session is aimed at both those who have never filed a FOI request before, and those who have some experience and want to increase their ability to put this tool to use for them.
Monday, January 6, 2020 - 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Centre for Public Sociology (CPS)
141 North Ross Building (main floor)
Light refreshments will be provided.

2. Book Lauch: Mark Ayyash's book Launch : A Hermeneutics of Violence (January 9, 2020)
Graduate Program in Social and Political Thought, York University & University of Toronto Press
Invite you to a book launch for
A HERMENEUTICS OF VIOLENCE
by Mark M. Ayyash
Chair:
Gamal Abdel-Shehid, Graduate Program Director, Social and Political Thought
Discussant:
Tyler Correia, Social and Political Thought Graduate Program
THURSDAY JAN 9
Founders College, Room 305 York University
4700 Keele Street Toronto, ON
Book Description:
Attention to the elusiveness of violence opens up a rich landscape of analysis, whereby social scientists can examine the often-overlooked transformative dimensions of violent acts. Theories of violence are numerous today, but because of the mysterious nature of violence, and how each individual or group may endure it uniquely, its study cannot be limited to one specialized and highly restricted field. A Hermeneutics of Violence seeks to remedy this problem by placing in dialogue various theories of violence from the disciplines of anthropology, sociology, international relations, and philosophy.
This study uses a four-dimensional lens to examine the many facets of violence, including its instrumental, linguistic, mimetic, and transcendental dimensions. Far from irreconcilable, these positions, when placed within a four-dimensional outlook, open up new avenues for the study of particular cases of violence. Exploring the complex interactions, for instance, of "enemy-siblings," Mark M. Ayyash reveals "postures of incommensurability" that continuously produce conflictual positions across a spectrum of time and space and demand the release of violence. The book concludes that these postures must be understood and deconstructed before we can have a legitimate chance to achieve peace and justice, the conceptions of which must come with the intent of not necessarily opposing violence but rather replacing our conceptions of what the violences have come to constitute as "real."

3. The Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies presents: The Lynch Distinguished Lecturer Series- Karen Tongson “Lost in Transposition, or Karaoke for White Men” (January 30, 2020)
The Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies presents
The Lynch Distinguished Lecturer Series
Karen Tongson
Associate Professor of English, Gender & Sexuality Studies, and American Studies & Ethnicity,
University of Southern California
“Lost in Transposition, or Karaoke for White Men”
In recent decades, a narrative about karaoke has emerged in the broader cultural discourse that replicates what we’ve seen karaoke accomplish onscreen since the films Duets (2000) and Sofia Lost in Translation (2003). Karaoke has reassured white, mostly middle-aged heterosexual men that they, too, can love again, and truly live again despite suffering numerous heartbreaks and other devastating losses, not only of their beloveds, but more significantly, of themselves in the age of late capitalism. As Tongson argues in this presentation, these journeys through, if not actually towards sentimentality--these scripted yet sincere narratives of white-hetero-male-redemption in movies and books--are among the reasons karaoke has achieved such an astounding level of popularity, while earning contingent forms of mainstream acceptance in the United States since the turn of the millennium.
Thursday, January 30, 4:00-6:00pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Rm 100A
170 St. George Street

CALLS:
1. Call for Papers: National Questions, International Possibilities: Democratic Revival in an Age of Authoritarian Neoliberalism Conference & Special Issue Call For Papers (December 31, 2019)
National Questions, International Possibilities: Democratic Revival in an Age of Authoritarian Neoliberalism
Conference & Special Issue Call For Papers
Organizers: Carlo Fanelli, York University; Heather Whiteside, University of Waterloo; Marco Marrone, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia; Alfredo Ferrara, University of Bari; Giuseppe Cascione, University of Bari
When: Wednesday July 15th to Friday July 17th, 2020
Where: University of Bari
Piazza Umberto I, 1, 70121 Bari BA, Italy
Dear Colleagues,
Alternate Routes and the University of Bari, Italy invites individual paper and panel submissions for our latest conference and journal special issue. Liberal democratic capitalism is increasingly losing legitimacy but what might replace it is increasingly unclear. It has become almost an orthodoxy to argue that the great divide in world politics today is between nationalists and globalists, left- and right-wing populists, and identity and class politics. Despite talk of a new world order, the end of history and an era of post-truth politics, these divisions also reflect profound political limitations.
This Call for Papers interrogates these divisions and more, including: What role for social democratic and socialist politics today? How to challenge the authoritarian/anti-democratic politics of the right and the debilitating post-politics of “the centre”? What role for national self-determination in international contexts? How to organize social and political conflict? How are labour and other social movements responding?
Additional topics may include but are not limited to:
• Income Transfers and Pre/Redistributive Public Policies
• The Neoliberal State and Alternatives
• Precarious Work, Digital Technologies and Labour Market Restructuring
• Ideological Struggle, Political Parties and Political Representation
• Unions, Equity and Affirmative Action
• Inter/Nationalism and Alt-Populisms
• Transnational Actors and Global Governance
• Imperialism and Neocolonialism
• Climate Change and ‘Green’ Capitalism
• Human Rights and Global Equity
• New forms of Organization, Social and Political Resistance
To submit your proposal, please click HERE or visit www.alternateroutes.ca. CFP available as a downloadable PDF. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS is December 31st, 2019. A selection of papers will be considered as part of a special issue publication of Alternate Routes: A Journal of Critical Social Research. Conference Registration Fees: Permanent Faculty €200; Contract Faculty and Graduate Students: €150.

2. Call for Proposals: Children, Youth, and Performance Conference (January 10, 2020)
CALL FOR PROPOSALS!
Children, Youth, and Performance Conference
The Children, Youth, and Performance Conference is accepting proposals for our third annual conference, held at the Young People’s Theatre in partnership with York University. The conference will take place in Toronto, Canada on June 6th and 7th, 2020.
This peer-reviewed conference is an exchange of knowledge between researchers, performers, educators, practitioners and community organizers, from across the country and abroad, putting performance research to work and examining its affects on the lives of young people. Through a range of informative and interactive sessions, participants discuss the future applications and implications of performance work with, by, for, and about children and youth.
Our conference is open to a variety of presentation topics and styles focusing on Children, Youth, and Performance. The Young People’s Theatre has focused their 2019-2020 season on the seven ancestral teachings rooted deep within Anishinaabek culture (respect, humility, bravery, honesty, love, wisdom and truth), and we welcome proposals that touch on these teachings, as well as ways of incorporating and discussing indigeneity and decolonization in our field. We invite presenters from a variety of disciplines and sectors, including, but not limited to child and youth studies, performing arts, indigenous studies, social sciences, humanities, education, human rights, and public policy. Following the conference, accepted presenters will be invited to submit articles for a peer-reviewed, open-access special issue of the LEARNing Landscapes journal, focusing on the conference themes.
Proposals
We welcome proposals based on cutting-edge research, theories, and practices which focus on any of these five themes:
1. Youth Performance for Social and Environmental Justice
2. Performative Research Methods
3. Innovations in Experiential and/or Digital Drama
4. Power and Privilege in Children’s Theatre
5. Drama, Health, and Wellness
Each proposal should outline the presentation’s purpose, method, findings (for case studies and panels), and what will take place during the session. Please clearly indicate which conference stream your proposal best fits into, and which of the following formats your presentation will take:
Case Studies (10-15 minutes): These presentations should discuss case studies and projects relevant to one of the above conference themes. We welcome interactive, innovative presentation approaches, veering away from traditional ‘lecture-style’ paper presentations.
Interactive Workshops (45 minutes): Workshops should be directly relevant to one of the conference themes, and welcoming to participants with varying levels of performance or research experience. Please ensure your workshop carefully adheres to the allotted timeframe (including all required set-up and/ or take-down), as sessions will be back-to-back. Workshop presenters are responsible for their own materials and set-up. Please clearly indicate space needs (empty room, chairs, tables, etc.), and the specific activities that will take place.
Panels (25 or 45 minutes, depending on panel size): We welcome panel proposals of three or more participants, showcasing initiatives and projects relevant to one of the above conference themes. Panels may include any combination of researchers, practitioners, performers, and/or young people, in a collaborative, discussion-style format.
Original Performance Pieces (up to 15 minutes): We welcome short performances, derived from research projects or advocacy initiatives, addressing one of the conference themes. Within the allotted timeframe, each presentation should include a short performance (such as a monologue or scene) followed by a brief talk-back. We strongly encourage proposals that include child and youth presenters. All presentations of this type must fit within the allotted timeframe (including all required set-up and/or take-down). Performances should be flexible for a variety of potential spaces (such as a classroom or studio) and should indicate specific resource needs (chairs, music stands, etc.).
How to Submit Proposals
Your proposal should be submitted as a 1-2 page word document, including a succinct presentation title (10 words max.), all presenter name(s), affiliations, contact information, and bio(s) (100 words max. for each bio), the appropriate conference theme, the presentation format (workshop, panel etc.), and a presentation summary (300 words max.). Proposals must be sent directly to Abigail Shabtay, Conference Chair, at ashabtay@yorku.ca no later than January 10th, 2020. Those who require early acceptance for travel / funding applications should submit proposals by December 20th, 2019. Inquiries about facilities/accessibility can be directed to Karen Gilodo, Associate Artistic Director of the Young People’s Theatre, at kgilodo@youngpeoplestheatre.ca. Accepted presenters must register and confirm attendance by the registration deadline to be included in the program schedule (registration details will follow letters of acceptance).
About Young People’s Theatre
YOUNG PEOPLE’S THEATRE (YPT) is the oldest professional theatre company in Toronto and is a national producer and presenter of theatre for young audiences – the first and largest of its kind in Canada. Over the past 54 years YPT has staged many of the most important plays that form the canon of work for youth in our country, as well as providing enriched learning experiences and opportunities for young people, as part of YPT’s Education & Participation Department.

3. Call for Papers: 7th Annual Wollesen Memorial Graduate Art Symposium: Margins of Error-- Otherness and the Arts (January 10, 2020)
CALL FOR PAPERS
Margins of Error: Otherness and the Arts
Date: March 6, 2020
Location: East Common Room, Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, ON M5S 3H3
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, with reception to follow
The seventh edition of the Wollesen Memorial Graduate Symposium will focus on marginalia in art history and visual culture. We define marginalia not only as the visual and textual expression on art objects’ physical peripheries, the classic example being the illustrations and notations in the margins of medieval manuscripts. Rather, we wish to expand the definition of marginalia to encompass the objects that have previously been marginalized within conventional canons and hierarchies, emphasizing the primary importance of the “other” arts and the arts of “others”.
By “other arts”, we mean those visual works that have been sidelined on the basis of perceived aesthetic value, social function, or geographical origin. By “the arts of others”, we mean work that reflects its makers’ social difference, whether classed, racial, gendered, ethnic, or sexual. We especially seek proposals that address the intersection of these two categories. This may include how socially marginalized makers have intervened in established artistic paradigms through the deployment of methods, materials, and styles deemed peripheral – or, alternately, how marginalized objects themselves generate new approaches to art history and visual culture, rendering the contributions of makers at the social periphery newly visible and reinventing accepted canons.
We encourage submissions from students and scholars from a wide array of disciplines and backgrounds beyond art history and visual culture, including those considering the visual through the lenses of anthropology, history, sociology, cultural policy, comparative racial and ethnic studies, gender and sexuality studies, literary and cinema studies, museum studies, and urban studies.
Potential Topics and Themes for presentations may include, but are not limited to:
Craft, applied art, design, and illustration, as well as mass-market, self-taught, and vernacular productions and practices
Physical marginalia and discarded or ignored artistic by-products, ranging from manuscript illuminations and 16th-century print culture to cinematic “blooper” reels and photographic contact sheets
The high vs. low art divide
The gendered, racialized, or queer status ascribed to craft and popular visual practices
Rethinking kitsch, camp, and other negative value judgments
Examination of objects and archival materials that remain unexhibited within cultural institutions
Exhibition practices for non-Western and applied arts
Exclusions within museum collecting practices, as well as alternative and unconventional collections
Reproductions and copies
Effacement and re-contextualization of objects as a countercultural, unsanctioned form of dialogue
Changing perspectives and methods for defining the global canon and writing global art history
Presentations should be 20 minutes in length and will be followed by a 10-minute question and answer session. The symposium will include a mix of presentations and panel discussion; chosen works may be selected for either approach. A selection of presentations will be published in the University of Toronto Art Journal, an online publication of the symposium proceedings. For more information, please visit:
https://gustasymposium.wordpress.com/.
Please submit an abstract (.doc/.docx/.pdf) of no more than 300 words to the Graduate Union of Students of Art at gustasymposium@utoronto.ca by Friday, January 10, 2020 at 5:00 pm EST.
Participants will be notified by email by the end of January.

4. Call for Applicants: Mecila (Maria Sibylla Merian International Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences Conviviality-Inequality in Latin America) Junior and Senior Fellowships (January 15, 2020)
Call for Applications: Junior Fellows 2020
4 Fellowships for Postdoctoral Researchers
Mecila (Maria Sibylla Merian International Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences Conviviality-Inequality in Latin America) is a joint project of the following German and Latin American research institutions: Freie Universität Berlin (coordination); Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut (Berlin); Universität zu Köln (Cologne); Universidade de São Paulo and Centro Brasileiro de Análise e Planejamento (São Paulo); Instituto de Investigaciones en Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales (Universidad Nacional de La Plata/Conicet, La Plata); and El Colegio de México (Mexico City).
Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and established in São Paulo in April 2017, Mecila invites candidates to apply for Junior Fellowships. Successful applicants are expected to participate in an international research network that focuses on the co-constitution of conviviality and inequality from an interdisciplinary perspective. Accordingly, the Centre addresses the processes of negotiation, legitimation, transformation, and representation of existing hierarchies as they take place in everyday interactions and within institutions. The Centre is open to proposals focused on theoretical or empirical research as well as to all pertinent methods and sources. A general outline of the Centre’s research programme is available on our website. Mecila will award 4 Junior Fellowships at the Mecila hub in São Paulo, Brazil, to excellent early-career scholars who have recently obtained their doctoral degree in the humanities or the social sciences. In 2020, the fellowships will have a duration of 7 months (from 1 May to 30 November). The monthly stipend is above average, covering local living costs. This call is pending the BMBF’s final approval of the Centre.
Requirements
• A PhD degree in the humanities or the social sciences obtained within the last 5 years from the date of application
• A track record of training, research, and publications on Mecila’s subject areas
• Excellent command of the English language
• Ability to and interest in actively participating in an international, interdisciplinary, and collective research environment
• An appropriately ambitious research project of relevance to Mecila that will enhance the applicant’s career prospects
Expectations:
• Develop an independent research project within the field of conviviality-inequality, making a contribution to the Research Areas of the project
• Participate actively in the Centre’s activities (including the weekly colloquia) and engage in interdisciplinary exchange
• Present and discuss scientific research results within and outside the Centre
• Contribute to external funding applications
• Contribute at least one issue to Mecila’s Working Paper Series
• Contribute at least one outreach activity (interview, blog contribution, video, public lecture, policy paper, etc.)
• Undertake at least one relevant activity (e.g. a lecture) at El Colegio de México, Mexico City or at Instituto de Investigaciones en Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales (Universidad Nacional de La
Plata/Conicet) in La Plata, Argentina Application Applicants must send the following documents in English, Spanish or Portuguese via e-mail in a single pdf-attachment no later than 15 January 2020 to the Coordination Office in São Paulo (mecila@cebrap.org.br):
• Motivation letter (max. 500 words)
• Research outline describing current research and envisaged contribution to the Centre (max. 1.500 words)
• Curriculum Vitae, including a list of publications
• Two recent writing samples: journal article (published or forthcoming), book chapter or thesis chapter
Selection criteria
Applications from prospective Junior Fellows will be submitted to a peer-review process. The primary selection criterion is the applicant’s potential to yield original and excellent research results through a Mecila Junior Fellowship. The scientific merit of the project will be assessed in terms of its originality, the importance of the scientific questions addressed, and its relevance to Mecila. An appropriate methodology and a feasible timeframe will also be part of the assessment. Additionally, an adequate regional representation of Latin America and the Caribbean in each cohort of Fellows and their research topics will be taken into consideration. Final decisions will be taken by Mecila’s Executive Board, in close consultation with its Advisory Board and Ethics Committee, aiming at disciplinary and gender balance as well as intersectional equity. For further inquiries regarding the fellowship or the application process, please contact Mecila’s Coordination Office in São Paulo via e-mail (mecila@cebrap.org.br) or telephone (+55 11 5574 0399, extension number 118).

Call for Applications: Senior Fellows 2020
5 Fellowships for Experienced Scholars
Mecila (Maria Sibylla Merian International Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences Conviviality-Inequality in Latin America) is a joint project of the following German and Latin American research institutions: Freie Universität Berlin (coordination); Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut (Berlin); Universität zu Köln (Cologne); Universidade de São Paulo and Centro Brasileiro de Análise e Planejamento (São Paulo); Instituto de Investigaciones en Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales (Universidad Nacional de La Plata/Conicet, La Plata); and El Colegio de México (Mexico City). Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and established in São Paulo in April 2017, Mecila invites candidates to apply for its Senior Fellowships. Successful applicants are expected to participate in an international research network that focuses on the co-constitution of conviviality and inequality from an interdisciplinary perspective. Accordingly, the Centre addresses the processes of negotiation, legitimation, transformation, and representation of existing hierarchies as they take place in everyday interactions and within institutions. The Centre is open to proposals focused on
theoretical or empirical research as well as to all pertinent methods and sources. A general outline of the Centre’s research programme is available on our website. Mecila will award 5 Senior Fellowships at the Mecila hub in São Paulo, Brazil. In 2020, the fellowships will have a duration of 7 months (from 1 May to 30 November). The monthly stipend is above average, covering local living costs. This call is pending the BMBF’s final approval of the Centre.
Requirements
• Scholars must be internationally recognized for having a significant impact on their field of research. Applicants should hold a permanent senior position at a university or research institution or similar qualifications
• A track record of research and publications on Mecila’s subject areas
• Excellent command of the English language
• Ability to and interest in actively participating in an international and interdisciplinary research environment
Expectations
• Develop an independent research project in the field of conviviality-inequality, making a contribution to the Research Areas of the project
• Participate actively in the Centre’s activities (including the weekly colloquia) and engage in interdisciplinary exchange
• Present and discuss scientific research results within and outside the Centre
• Contribute at least one issue to Mecila’s Working Paper Series
• Contribute at least one outreach activity (interview, blog contribution, video, public lecture, policy paper, etc.)
• Undertake at least one relevant activity (e.g. a lecture) at El Colegio de México, Mexico City or at Instituto de Investigaciones en Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales (Universidad Nacional de La Plata/Conicet) in La Plata, Argentina
Application
Applicants must send the following documents in English, Spanish or Portuguese via e-mail as a single pdf-attachment no later than 15 January 2020 to the Coordination Office in São Paulo (mecila@cebrap.org.br):
• Motivation letter (max. 500 words)
• Research outline describing current research and envisaged contribution to the Centre (max. 1.500 words)
• Curriculum Vitae, including a list of publications
Selection criteria
Applications from prospective Senior Fellows will be submitted to a peer-review process. The primary selection criterion is the applicant’s potential to yield original and excellent research results through a Mecila Senior Fellowship. The scientific merit of the project will be assessed in terms of its originality, the importance of the scientific questions addressed, and its relevance to Mecila. An appropriate methodology and a feasible timeframe will also be part of the assessment. Final decisions will be taken by Mecila’s Executive Board, in close consultation with its Advisory Board and Ethics Committee, aiming at disciplinary and gender balance as well as intersectional equity. For further inquiries regarding the fellowship or the application process, please contact Mecila’s Coordination Office in São Paulo via e-mail (mecila@cebrap.org.br) or telephone (+55 11 5574 0399, extension number 118).

5. Call for Chapters: Black People & Social Finance: Money Pools Counteract Racial Capitalism of Minorities in the West (January 20, 2020)

Call for Chapters
Black People & Social Finance: Money Pools counteract racial capitalism of minorities in the West
Chapter Abstracts Due: 20 January 2020
Caroline Shenaz Hossein, Associate Professor, York University, Toronto, Canada
Twitter @carolinehossein
Black People and Social Finance: Money Pools counteract racial capitalism of minorities in the West builds on the seminal edited work by Ardener and Burman Money go Rounds (1996) in which ROSCAs build the social and economic power of excluded people. Rotating and Savings Credit Associations (ROSCAs) are voluntary cooperatives that are purposely informal and carried out by people around the world for different reasons. Racialized people who are routinely denied access to goods and services turn to diverse finance economies as a way to provide self-help to each other, embrace cultural traditions and to counter exclusionary business. While the concept of ROSCAs have been explored greatly in the Global South, very little has been done where there is extreme business exclusion of Black minorities resulting in vibrant ROSCA culture. Black People and Social Finance will draw on the Hossein’s (2019; 2018; 2013) concept of the Black Social Economy, and the politicized acts of resistance within collective finance and Cedric Robinson’s racial capitalism theory and what this means in building group economies for Black minorities.
In spite of everything the African diaspora must endure in society, they have defied societal abuse and pressures to ‘modernize’ as they hold group economics through the use of ROSCAs. The book will document examples of ROSCAs in a case study format and show how Black people in the Global North organize ROSCAs, and give details of the mechanics of these groups in a specific cultural context. All authors are encouraged to draw on feminist and racialized scholars who write on political economies for minorities in the West.
Abstracts are to be 300 words. Due 20 January 2020—with earlier submission preferred. Full chapters are 7000 words (exclusive of references) for peer review no later than 4 May 2020. All submissions subject to double-blind peer review and editorial review by an international expert panel. The chapters must have title, revised abstract, complete contact details and bibliography following MLA reference style and the text is in 12 p.t. font Times Roman double-spaced with Arial 12 p.t. font titles and subtitles. This volume will achieve excellence like The Black Social Economy: Exploring community-based diverse markets (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). See the link:  https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9781137602787
The book’s editor: Caroline Shenaz Hossein is Associate Professor of Business & Society in the Department of Social Science at York University in Toronto, Canada and Founder of Diverse Solidarity Economies (DiSE) Collective, a group of non-white scholars and activists fighting for a place to engage through scholarship and activism on the Black Social Economy. Author of Politicized Microfinance: Money, power and violence in the Black Americas (University of Toronto Press, 2016) winner of the W.E.B Du Bois book award and Agarwal Book award from IAFEE. She is also the editor of The Black Social Economy: Exploring community-based diverse markets (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).
Abstracts submissions go to chossein@yorku.ca or Twitter @carolinehossein - by 20th January 2020

6. Call For Proposals: African Women In Media 2020 Summit (#Awim2020) (January 20, 2020)
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
CFP: AFRICAN WOMEN IN MEDIA 2020 SUMMIT (#AWIM2020)
_REIMAGINING FUTURES: WOMEN IN MEDIA, PEACE AND TECHNOLOGIES_
29-31 JULY, 2020. JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
African Women in Media (AWiM) in partnership with the African Union are pleased to bring you our fourth annual conference, which aims to bring together media practitioners, researchers, policy makers and CSOs. With the theme 'Reimagining Futures: Women in Media, Peace and Technologies', AWiM2020 Summit takes place in Johannesburg, South Africa on 29-31 July 2020.
'Re-imagining Futures' reflects innovation in media industries, and the growing drive to change the narrative of Africa globally, particularly as African countries work towards achieving a dominant global position, and urgent objectives like Silencing the Guns by 2020, Free Movement of People, and the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). Issues around movement, immigration, peace and security, and the lived experiences, roles and insights of women in media practitioners, policy makers, CSOs and researchers make the AWiM2020 Summit a timely focal point to bring these stakeholders together. AWiM2020 aims to explore three thematic areas:
* The prospects of free movement across the continent and the potential impact for female media professionals in Africa, and media and creative industries broadly;
* The lived experiences of women in media as participants of peacebuilding and conflict prevention; and,
* Emerging technologies and how Africa's media might leveraging these to improve issues affecting female journalists.
Calls on the media, and particularly women in media in Africa, to utilise their profession to both raise awareness and mediate in conflict, gives rise to pertinent questions around the effectiveness of media-for-peace initiatives, the lived experiences of African women in the media in security reporting, and policy provisions in this regard. Understanding the lived experiences of African women in media is essential to guiding policy and advocacy agendas towards ensuring that countries and media organisations create the necessary enabling environment for women in media to effectively execute their work. Part of this initiative to create enabling environments constitutes a reliable tool for monitoring how well countries and organisations comply with women's rights, and a means of obtaining data that will support journalists to perform their functions. Safety is however indispensable for bringing about these enabling environments. Technologies have contributed both positively and negatively to empowerment of women in media. On the positive side, it has contributed to closing the gender gap of media ownership, with female media entrepreneurs setting up online media organisations. Social media enabled women only groups has provided spaces for women to share their stories and challenge existing narratives around women's rights and gender equality. But it has also presented challenges, with the Committee for the Protection of Journalists (CPJ) reporting that "online harassment was cited as the biggest threat by 90%" of female journalists in the U.S. and 71% in Canada. What is the outlook across Africa? As we consider how African countries will use the Fourth Industrial Revolution with emerging technologies like Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual Realty (VR), Data Science, Robotics and Blockchain, how might we deploy these for women's empowerment? How might we close the tech gender gap? How might we address cyber security? Other questions for the Summit include:
Movement and Migration
How might easier movement between African countries improve the working conditions and opportunities for African women working in media? How might it improve economic contributions of media and creative industries, for example when we consider the flourishing music industries? What might we learn from examples like CariCom [1] and the ERASMUS for journalist project [2]? How might we reimagine journalistic conversations and representation of migration and displacement in Africa?
Peace and Security
What are the lived experiences of women in  media reporting on peace and security in Africa? How might continental agendas provide for the participation of women in media? How might female media producers use their position and lived experiences to tell the stories in a way that
empowers female survivors of conflict to speak out?
Emerging Technologies
How are global media responding to emerging technologies of Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Robotics and others? How can these technologies help the media better know and engage audiences? What can we learn about gathering, storage and access to data? What is the outlook for online safety of female journalists in Africa? What specific technologies can support specific needs of women in media in African countries? In exploring these questions, AWiM2020 Summit welcomes paper, panel proposals and workshops from researchers, practitioners, CSOs and policy professionals in the following topic areas:
* Journalism
* Globalisation
* Fourth industrial revolution
* Media and film studies
* Intellectual property rights
* Global Agendas
* Discourse analysis and global implications
* Peace and security
* Global communication and technology
* Intercultural communication and public policy
* International conflict
* Feminist studies
* Migration and mobility
* Postcolonial studies
* Culture and media policy
* Participatory communication
* Audience
* Community media
* Access and Citizen Empowerment
* Cultural studies
* Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Machine Learning
* Blockchain, Empowerment and Media
* Communication and Development
* Communities and Networks
* Digital Empowerment
* Diversity and Inclusion
* Ethics and Trust
* Feminism and Political Participation
* Gender Mainstreaming and Policies
* International Law and Human Rights
* Religion and Conflict
* Representation, identity, ideology
* Terrorism
* Transmedia
* Sustainability and Environment
* Human capital flow
* Entrepreneurship
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS:
Abstract should be 150-300 words in English or French. Please include details about your positions, affiliations, and email addresses for all authors. All submissions and enquiries should be sent to yemisi@africanwomeninmedia.com with 'AWiM2020 CFP' in the subject line by 20 JANUARY 2020.

7. Call for Papers: Robarts Centre Graduate Conference in Canadian Studies “Changing Conversations: Canada in a Shifting Landscape”  (February 7, 2020)
Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies 7th Annual Graduate Conference
Changing Conversations:
Canada in a Shifting Landscape
Conference dates: 16-17 April 2020
Deadline for submissions: Friday, 7 February 2020
As Canada moves into the new decade, 2020 sees the country navigating a shifting landscape that is reflected in the changing conversations taking place in both the domestic and global context. So, what are the conversations Canada and Canadians are having? Locally? Nationally? Internationally? How are these conversations changing? Where are they taking place? Who is changing them? What kinds of changes are occurring and/or what changes need to occur? Where is the conversation headed—and where should/could it be going?
The Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies welcomes exploration of these topics from multiple and competing perspectives at the Annual Graduate Conference taking place on 16-17 April 2020 at York University in Toronto. Papers that engage with the theme of a changing Canada are encouraged from a myriad of approaches, disciplines, perspectives and lenses, not limited to but including:
Indigenous studies
Law and legal practices
Health, well-being, and mental health
Canadian politics
History and Humanities
Structures of society
Gender and sexuality
Religion, beliefs and spirituality
Identity, culture, race, and ethnicity
Space, geography, and environmental studies
Canadian studies
Technology studies, Internet, and social media
Art, theatre, film, music (history, performance, theory), and creative practices
Literature and languages
Graduate students are invited to submit proposals for presentations that examine these themes considering Canada in a national and global context. The goal of this two-day conference is to provide a space for discussions surrounding Canada’s changing dynamic broadly defined; we thus encourage students from a wide variety of disciplines to interpret this theme. Presenters may be invited to submit their work to the Robarts Center for Canadian Studies’ online publication Canada Watch.
Potential topics may include, but are not limited to, the legacies, experiences, or expressions of Canadians whose social locations vary on the basis of gender, sexuality, race, Indigeneity, ability, socioeconomic situation, region, migration, status and difference. Individual papers, panels and roundtables on other related topics will also be considered.
Reimbursement of some travel costs will be made available for students attending the entire conference from outside the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
Please submit proposals (max. 250 words) for papers, panels, or roundtables at https://form.jotform.com/RobartsConference/submissions by Friday, 7 February 2020.
Please contact robartsconference@gmail.com should you have any questions.

8. Call for Papers: Black Canadian Works of Art & the Politics of Relation (August 20, 2020)
Call and Response-ability: Black Canadian Works of Art and the Politics of Relation
Call for Papers for an Edition Collection
In Poetics of Relation, Édouard Glissant elaborates the political possibilities of black creative work: it opens up opportunities for connection, relation and exchange that can potentially transform colonial and capitalist modes of rendering humans into nonhumans and land into property. However, while black Canadian works of art —including literature, visual art, music, and film – go out into the world with various aims and intentions, they cannot control their reception.
In thinking about processes of reading, teaching, and responding to black art on Turtle Island in various institutional and non-institutional sites, questions arise about how this potential for relation implicates audience members. In this context, we would like to invite essays for consideration that reflect on either one or both of two large, often overlapping areas, concerning the external and internal relations of black Canadian art. First, how do institutional and public contexts mediate the reception of black Canadian Art? And second, how does black art itself call upon its audiences to act, relate, identify, empathize and become responsible – to history, to relating – and to what effect?
1. With regard to the first general area of concerns, we welcome contributions that focus on black art and its audiences—both historical and contemporary – including, literature, visual art, music and film, and which consider, for instance:
Black art in pedagogy, the classroom, the book club, Canada Reads, literary awards, and other contexts of reception
Black art and activism, including #BlackLivesMatter and #IdleNoMore;
Black-Indigenous identities, histories, relations, decolonial solidarities, affective bonds and kinship ties;
Black love, relationships and futures;
Gendered and queer relations;
Black art and anticapitalism;
Black art and the Anthropocene; land, air, and water protection; other-than-human relations; climate emergency and climate futures
2. While black Canadian creative works cannot unilaterally control their reception, they often contain nonetheless indications, explicitly or implicitly, of audience(s) and possible responses their creators have in mind. With regard to this second general area of concern, we are interested in essays that explore the signals and strategies within these works that indicate the presence of implied or imagined audiences, and often can also serve as elements that contribute to the shape and functioning of the work.  Contributions that include or concentrate on this area of concerns could consider, for instance:
What are audiences asked to do by these works?
How are readers, viewers, or listeners positioned or addressed, and what roles are implied or sketched out for audiences and their potential responses?
Do these works address specific audiences?
What specific narrative tropes, forms and strategies does black art develop to communicate with its audience?
Do these works seek to negotiate tensions between multiple audiences and across racial lines?
Do they thematize reader expectations, or seek to avoid some of the implications of representations of race?
Do they emphasize or seek to de-spectacularize race in their artistic process and through the creation of characters and narrators?
What questions do these texts raise about address, identification, or empathy?
Contributions in this area could also intervene in the study of formal and rhetorical modes of black Canadian art, and in the process address the absence of race in traditional reader response theory and reception aesthetics.
Please send essays of 6,000 – 9,000 words (including Notes and Works Cited) in Word or RTF, and in MLA format (8th edition), together with a short bio-bibliographical note by August 20, 2020 to Karina Vernon (kvernon@utsc.utoronto.ca) and Winfried Siemerling (wsiemerl@uwaterloo.ca). We are also interested in contributions written in French and in work that deals with francophone texts in Canada and Quebec.

OPPORTUNITIES:
1. Job Opportunity: Chief of Party, PTI Project: Cote d’Ivoire at National Democratic Institute (Until Filled)
Deadline: Until filled
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Organization: National Democratic Institute
The National Democratic Institute (NDI) seeks to hire a Resident Chief of Party for a wide-ranging USAID-funded program (Political Transition and Inclusion - PTI) that encompasses work related to inter-party dialogue; promotion of political participation for women, youth, and marginalized individuals; political process observation; conflict analysis; support for civil society advocacy efforts; social cohesion; interfaith dialogue; and countering/preventing violent extremism (C/PVE), among other areas.
The position also oversees Ivorian partner organizations working on communications and promotion of social entrepreneurship. NDI seeks a project director with solid management and leadership skills and experience in one or more of the above-mentioned areas of work, particularly social cohesion and C/PVE. She/he should have professional experience in West Africa and/or countries with political and/or post-conflict contexts similar to that of Côte d’Ivoire. Fluency in French and English is required. This position can accommodate dependents (spouse and minor children) and will be based in Abidjan, with frequent travel to other cities of the country to oversee or participate in program activities. Please note that donor approval is required to fill this position.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Programmatic
Oversee the implementation of all aspects of the PTI program and activity concepts, design, strategy, objectives, results and indicators
Provide technical assistance and develop learning materials, as needed, to ensure a high quality of training and enriching exchanges for beneficiaries
Develop programmatic strategies and activities for the program, as appropriate, based on changing political conditions and in response to needs articulated by partners and/or funders
Establish and maintain strong working relations with the donor and diplomatic communities, international organizations, and in-country partners, including political and elected officials and local civic organizations
Coordinate and liaise regularly with consortium partners, including leading regular coordination meetings
Identify national staffing and consultant assignments in support of initiatives under the USAID-funded program
Work with DC-based staff on the development of proposals and concept papers that expand the scope of the USAID-funded program
Lead and oversee the drafting of field-based program reports, work-plans and other written materials related to the USAID-funded program
Financial/Administrative/Personnel Management
In the Resident Country Director’s absence, oversee program spending and manage the reconciliation of program expenses
Provide day-to-day management and oversight of program staff in accordance with office and personnel management systems
Oversee subgrant issuance process and monitoring of performance for multiple simultaneous subawards
Within the USAID-funded program, ensure adherence to both NDI and donor financial regulations, and respect of procedures that guarantee the integrity of all financial transactions
Directly supervise local staff and international consultants to ensure that USAID-funded program activities are completed as planned and financial and program-related transactions adhere to internal NDI and donor regulations
Required Experience
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent educational background; advanced degree in a field of study related to international development or management preferred
Minimum 14 years’ experience working in political environments or international development; experience working with political parties, with civic activists, on social cohesion and/or on CVE initiatives strongly preferred
Six to eight years as Chief of Party or in a senior project leadership position (such as Component Manager or Deputy Chief of Party) demonstrating strategic planning, high-level liaising and partnership building with international donors’ projects and host country government organizations
Experience in program design, strategic planning and monitoring and evaluation
Proven ability to manage budgets and to lead and manage a multi-national staff effectively
Strong interpersonal, communication and networking skills, cultural sensitivity, and a demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional relationships with all levels of staff, US and foreign government personnel, members of donor organizations, funders, and policy makers
Outstanding ability to effectively transfer skills and experience to others as a trainer, advisor, and consultant
High degree of organization and attention to details
Ability to analyze political dynamics, and to collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
Apply online here https://ndi.secure.force.com/careers/ts2__JobDetails?jobId=a0x2R00000Mjcv9QAB&tSource=

2. Job Opportunity: Manager- Monitoring, Evaluation and Learnings (MEL) at CREA (Until Filled)
Deadline: Until filled
Location: New Delhi, India
Organization: CREA
Responsibilities
Leadership
Plays a leadership role in the organization, developing and supporting high-quality programs at national, regional and Global levels.
In coordination with the Operations Director works closely with external advisors, stakeholders and internal program teams to review existing MEL approaches and frameworks and establish an overarching MEL framework for the Organisation.
Ensures that the MEL framework incorporates a system-wide approach, is flexible and responsive, and builds ownership within CREA and amongst local stakeholders.
Leads capacity development of program staff and project counterparts at all levels to enable them to participate in and lead as needed, monitoring and evaluation of project activities, and data use for programmatic decision-making.
Strategic Planning and Program Innovation
Leads the development of project M&E strategies, frameworks, plans and indicators to capture project performance and results that also links to the organizational wide MEL framework and system.
Provides technical leadership and guidance to technical and program staff in planning and implementing MEL systems and activities, data-based program decision-making, and results reporting.
Monitors and evaluates projects, including development of project performance monitoring plans (PMP)s and coordinates regular progress reports, including reporting on indicators.
Contributes to organizational wide program designs and innovations, keeping CREA's vision, theory of change, and strategic plan in mind, including annual workplans and reports.
Research for CREA's community based programs
Provides oversight and work closely with research organizations and consultants on all research activities.
Works across program teams to develop a robust program results and learning strategy for the various programs.
Represents CREA at various forums as part of strategic engagement to increase visibility for its work.
Strategies for CREA’s Evidence and Learning Building
In collaboration with program staff and counterparts, ensures implementation of MEL strategies and frameworks.
In collaboration with program and financial staff, tracks M&E budgets related to project and activity budgets.
Ensures compatibility and coordination across programs within a Learning and Evidence framework that is consistent with stakeholder and donor requirements.
Strengthens the MEL Unit, including hiring, orienting and managing new MEL staff, building capacity of partners, and improving alignment and support to implementation partners’ M&E systems.
Designs and oversees internal review of MEL activities (including identifying indicators and coordinating baselines, midlines and end-lines, where relevant) in order to operationalise M&E systems that are aligned to program strategy, and permit quality reporting on a global level.
Networks with other human rights organisations that conduct evaluative studies and engages in MEL capacity building activities in order to integrate best practices and rights-based approaches into ongoing work at CREA.
Qualifications and Requirements:
M.P.S in Applied Demography, statistics, or other related field.
At least 10 years of experience designing M&E plans and frameworks and strong research.
Technical and experiential knowledge of the range of applied research and monitoring and evaluation techniques, including the relationship of information systems to programs, the field, and globally.
Experience in setting up, implementing and managing project M&E plans and systems.
Demonstrated experience in the application of logical frameworks, data collection, statistical methods, and field research.
Specific experience in quantitative and qualitative research and analysis, database development and management.
Strong technical skills, including ability to process and analyze data using one or more statistical software packages such as: SPSS, Epi-Info, Stata, MS Access.
How to apply:
Interested candidates who meet the required educational and experience requirements should send their CV along with a cover letter, current and expected salary to jobs@creaworld.org

3. Centre for Refugee Studies Winter 2020 Graduate Writing Fellowship (December 19, 2019)
The Centre for Refugee Studies invites applications for a Winter 2020 Graduate Writing Fellowship.
CRS Graduate Writing Fellows will be provided a workstation in a shared closed office with a window and will be integrated into the day-to-day activities at CRS from 6 January to 1 May 2020. The purpose of the fellowship is to provide York University doctoral students working on refugee and forced migration issues with a space for writing and with access to a supportive community of like-minded researchers. The fellowship is a pilot project that aims to respond to feedback provided by CRS students at a recent student consultation.
Eligibility:
York University doctoral student
Completed comprehensive exams (if applicable) and working on writing a dissertation that engages with refugee/forced migration issues
Preference will be provided to students supervised by CRS faculty / affiliates
Preference will be provided to students who have made and or will make contributions to CRS (e.g. serving as a research assistant to CRS affiliated faculty, helping at the CRS Resource Centre, engaging with student caucus, engaging with WUSC or other partners, attending CRS Seminars and events, etc)
Must commit to being physically present at CRS an average of 3 days a week or more during the term of the fellowship
To apply, please send an email with the subject line “Writing Fellowship” to Michele Millard (mmillard@yorku.ca) by December 19 with the following information:
Are you a currently enrolled York University doctoral student (and if yes, in what program)?
Have you completed your comprehensive exams (if applicable) and are you now working on writing your dissertation?
Who is your doctoral supervisor?
What is the topic of your dissertation (max 200 words)?
How have you contributed in the past to CRS (max 200 words)?
How do you plan to contribute to CRS during the term of your fellowship (max 200 words)?
If awarded a fellowship, do you commit to being present at CRS an average of at least 3 days a week during the term of your fellowship? (If not, explain).
For more information, please see their website: https://crs.info.yorku.ca/

4. Job Opportunity: Director of Programs at Physicians for Human Rights (January 1, 2020)
Deadline: 1 January 2020
Location: New York, NY, USA
Organization: Physicians for Human Rights
The Director of Programs will work collaboratively with leadership, staff, and stakeholders to support PHR’s current programming and position the organization to respond rapidly to emerging needs and trends in the field.
The person should be well-versed in scientific research methods and have demonstrated expertise in international human rights programming and advocacy, as well as organizational management. Joining a talented, multi-faceted, and geographically dispersed program team, the new director will provide strategic programmatic, operational, and staff oversight..
See the full job description  https://nonprofitprofessionals.com/current-searches-all/phr-dp
Apply online here https://nonprofitprofessionals.com/current-searches-all/phr-dp

5. Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor in Sexuality/Gender/Queer Studies at University of Pennsylvania: School of Arts and Sciences: School of Arts and Sciences - History and Sociology of Science (January 6, 2020)
Location
Philadelphia, PA
Open Date
Oct 27, 2019
Description
The School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor appointment in sexuality, gender, and/or queer studies, broadly interpreted to embrace disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches from the social sciences and humanities. We are interested in exceptional scholars who take innovative, pioneering approaches to such areas of inquiry as the historical and sociological study of how sexuality and LGBTQ cultures have been represented and appropriated in science, technology, and medicine; black queer theory and/or gender and sexuality studies with a regional focus on the Caribbean and/or South America; queer, queer-of-color, and trans theories/studies; and the history of sexuality (any geographic focus) as it engages with issues pertaining to genders, races, and transnational topics.  The successful candidate’s primary appointment will be in one of the following departments:  History and Sociology of Science, Africana Studies, or History.   Secondary appointments in other departments can be arranged, as appropriate.   This will be the first in a cluster of appointments in various aspects of sexuality, gender, and/or queer studies.  The successful candidate should therefore have a strong interest in interacting with scholars from other disciplines whose research lies within this overarching theme.   The successful candidate will teach courses in their home department as well as for the Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies.  Ph.D. is expected by the time of appointment.
Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement that includes the candidate's perspective on how they fit into one of the core departments, an uploaded publication (either a link to a journal publication or some other writing sample), and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin 6 January, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.  The School of Arts and Sciences is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty A total of four awards of CAD $5,000 are available to Canadian Master’s and/or Doctoral candidates to support the independent research and writing of an academic paper responding to a specific Non-Proliferation, Arms Control and Disarmament (NACD) topic. Awards also include domestic travel support to Ottawa where successful candidates will present their completed papers during a special event at Global Affairs Canada Headquarters in March 2020.
Deadline for applications: 3 February 2020
Selection of four award recipients (for more information see:  http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html).  The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE.  We encourage applications from scholars who are queer, non-binary, minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and/or protected veterans.
Apply here https://dossier.interfolio.com/apply/70465

6. Job Opportunity: Manager of Operations at Women on Web International Foundation (January 22, 2020)
Deadline: 22 January 2020
Location: Canada
Organization: Women on Web International Foundation
Women on Web International Foundation, a Canadian non-profit, is looking for a Manager of Operations who can provide leadership for the operation of Women on Web. The Manager of Operations must be a good communicator; know how to motivate people; cultivate a collaborative working environment and have strong, demonstrated management skills. The operational manager will be responsible for day to day management and control as well as for executing the goals and objectives of the organization. The Operations Manager will implement strategies established by the Executive Director and by the board of directors. The Manager of Operations will continually evaluate the effectiveness of all operations; maintain effective personnel structure; coordinate major activities; and represent the Organization to regulatory bodies, agencies, community and civic organizations, donors, funders, supporters, and the general public.
Women on Web international is a non-profit corporation incorporated in Canada with the mission to improve people's sexual health and rights and to support access to safe abortions where needed. To support its mission, Women on Web operates a telemedical abortion service, provides education, supports awareness activities and conducts scientific research. Women on Web has working relationships with many people and partners from around the world. Women on Web is highly successful and dynamic. It is very much in the public eye—both famous and notorious.
The Manager of Operations, reporting primarily to the Executive Director as well as to the board, will be a member of the management team, and responsible for creating and implementing operations policies and procedures; developing and managing IT, human resources, and financial systems; and coordinating internal operations and updates of and adherence to organizational policies. The manager of operations will work in close collaboration with the helpdesk coordinators, medical director, Executive Director and others to enable effective and efficient administration and operations.
Position Overview:
Leadership:
Provide inspired leadership for the organization and lead the organization to achieve organizational goals.
Oversee and maintain the critical systems (Finance, HR, and IT) functions.
Work with the ED and board to determine values and mission and assist in the development of strategic plans for operational activity, policy, planning, and strategy decisions.
Operations and Policy
Work as part of the management team to ensure strong coordination of organizational work planning and work priorities.
Draw up an annual plan for the staff based on management plans;
Mentor staff, promote staff retention and maintain internal discipline and morale.
Implement and manage operational and outreach plans.
Develop, implement, oversee, review and improve operational policies and procedures as determined in support of organizational goals and in keeping with the relevant legislation.
Ensure security, network infrastructure, resource allocation, and to maintain disaster recovery and business continuity plan.
Supervise and ensure highest quality service provision.
Finance
Supervise finances and oversee annual audit compliance
Ensure compliance with laws and regulations
Prepare and monitor the operational budgets
Monitor the implementation of the annual plan,
Human Resources
Develop, lead and implement Human Resource policy, including recruitment and selection, annual reviews and education and act as primary liaison
Oversee all service level agreements to ensure smooth operations
Conduct compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis
Experience and Basic Qualifications:
Minimum five (5) years of management/leadership working in operations in the NGO sector or at the grassroots or mid-size level.
Degree in a related field or equivalent training and experience; advanced degree considered an asset.
HR certificate or accounting designation.
A very high level of written and spoken fluency in English; other foreign languages considered an asset.
Additional Requirements
Commitment to mission and values of Women on Web International Foundation
The ability to work alone and take a lead when hurdles arise or when tasks require completion
Advanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Adapting to the ever-changing environment and reacting quickly to meet challenges.
Stress tolerance
Ability to live with and respond to intense controversy
Experience in interpersonal communication, conflict resolution, and mediation skills
Demonstrated management and leadership skills, including working with varied levels of staff, budgeting, delegation, staff development, resource allocation planning, and performance management
Excellent communication skills
Demonstrated ability to lead, collaborate, communicate, influence, and partner effectively
Ability to build consensus and relationships within organization
Solid understanding of financial management
Proven ability and proficiency with online bookkeeping systems; MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint especially), and willingness to acquire experience with other systems as needed
Experience working for abortion services or sexual and reproductive health and rights organization or experience managing in the not-for-profit/charitable sector
Assertiveness and strong drive to develop those around you
Demonstrated integrity, dependability, responsibility, accountability, self-awareness, work ethic, and empathy;
Ability to effectively communicate and work with team members in different countries and with different levels of responsibility;
Willingness to travel (10-20% of the time) and work often outside of normal business hours.
Eligible to work in Canada.
How to apply:
Application Deadline: 2020-01-22 (or Until filled)
Applications should include a letter of no more than two pages expressing your interest, and a detailed resume. These should be in PDF format and attached to an email sent to Women on Web International Foundation attention: Rebecca Gomperts at the following email address: gomperts@womenonweb.org and copied to: board@womenonweb.org

7. Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation (February 3, 2020)
2019-2020 GRADUATE RESEARCH AWARDS for DISARMAMENT, ARMS CONTROL AND NON PROLIFERATION
$5,000.00
Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation are offered by The Simons Foundation Canada and the International Security Research and Outreach Programme (ISROP) of Global Affairs Canada (GAC).
: 17 February 2020
Presentations at GAC in Ottawa: March 2020 – Date to be confirmed
Applications must include:
• Your resume, including proof of citizenship status.
• A complete, official transcript of your grades.
• An academic paper (1,500 words, MLA format) responding to one of the specific Non Proliferation, Arms Control and Disarmament topics listed.
This competition is open to Canadian citizens and Canadian permanent residents/landed immigrants currently enrolled in a graduate programme. In order to expand the community of Canadian scholars working on non-proliferation, arms control and disarmament (NACD) issues, employees of Global Affairs Canada, and previous recipients of a Graduate Research Award are not eligible. Complete applications must be received by the close of business (PST) on 3 February 2020 and should be sent to Elaine Hynes at The Simons Foundation by email to: ehynes@thesimonsfoundation.ca. TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT
www.thesimonsfoundation.ca OR ISROP (https://www.international.gc.ca/isrop-prisi/index.aspx?lang=eng) Awards are offered by The Simons Foundation Canada and the International Security Research and Outreach Programme (ISROP) of Global Affairs Canada (GAC) with a primary objective to enhance Canadian graduate level scholarship on disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation issues.