Solidarity Collective is Hiring!

Solidarity Collective is hiring! Join one of their international teams in Colombia, Cuba or Honduras for a two year commitment.

Apply now!

Do you like inspiring others to take action and participate in campaigns? Do you want to connect US-based activists with Latin American activists? Do you enjoy helping people connect the dots? Do you want a better future for Latin America?

If so, this may be the position for you.

“Working side-by-side in solidarity with partners on the ground in Honduras was a life-changing experience that has informed my analyses and completely changed the way I organize.” – Aleja Rincón

In this role, you won’t just be working for us, you’ll be working for the more than 20,000 supporters, activists and members who believe in better US policies and corporate practices towards Latin America.

If you’re not interested or able to apply, please share this with bilingual Spanish/English friends who may be interested.

UMD Honors Journal, Aisthesis

University of Minnesota Duluth’s Honors Program is currently seeking academic and creative submissions for the 2020 issue of Aisthesis, our undergraduate honors journal. As an interdisciplinary publication, we welcome academic work, Aisthesis Flyerincluding honors capstone projects, literature reviews, and research articles from all fields of research. Creative submissions of nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and visual art (including but not limited to painting, sculpture, short film, multimedia, and photography) are also encouraged. If you are hoping to build your resume, share your work, and publish as an undergraduate, this is the perfect opportunity for you!

The submission deadline is March 20, 2020. Guidelines can be found at https://pubs.lib.umn.edu/index.php/aisthesis/submissionguidelines.

Please email questions to honorsaisthesis@d.umn.edu and follow the Aisthesis Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/HonorsAisthesis/) for updates.

 

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Explore St. Petersburg!

Honorites,

This is a wonderful opportunity to study with some of the world’s leading Cultural Theorists while gaining invaluable overseas Internship experience through Stony Brook University’s faculty-led Study Abroad Program “Explore St. Petersburg!”; earning 1-7 credits from Stony Brook, while choosing from a range of available Internships.

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The program is hosted by The Herzen State Pedagogical University in St. Petersburg, and works closely with Stony Brook’s NY-St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture (NYI-2020), which will be held this summer for the 18th consecutive year in St. Petersburg.

Program dates are July 5-August 2, 2020 For more information, click here
**Mini-grants now available through Stony Brook International Programs.**

NYI’s lineup of Cultural, Media, Gender/Ethnicity Studies, and Sociology seminars for summer 2020:

Nothing too good for the Working Class? Music and Politics of the Cultural Front (John Halle, Independent Scholar)
The Sociology of Everyday Technologies in a Globalized World (Kristen Karlberg, SUNY Purchase
Because Bodies still Matter and Gender still Troubles, or Why We Need Intersectional Gender Studies in 2020
(Masha Godovannaya, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna & Katharina Wiedlack, University of Vienna)
The Politics of Utopia (Ana Hofman & Tanja Petrovic, Slovenian Academy of Science)
Neocolonial Machtpolitik (Bekeh Ukelina, SUNY Cortland)
Heretical Materialisms (Nikolay Karkov, SUNY Cortland)
Zombie Apocalypses and the Historical Imaginary (James McFarland, Vanderbilt University)
Photography and the Post-Human Image (Yola Monakhov Stockton, SUNY Buffalo State)
Making Theater (Leah Lowe, Vanderbilt University)
Contested Memories and Holocaust Trauma (Barbara LeSavoy, SUNY Brockport)

(11 Linguistics/Cognitive studies faculty as well!)

***All seminars are in English***  

To apply click here

The application deadline is April 1, 2020.

Spring Break Career Trek

Student registration is open for the Spring Break Career Trek, which offers the opportunity to network and explore careers by visiting companies in NYC! Transportation from Ithaca and lodging will be provided, or students can meet us in the city.

The Spring Break Career Trek offers three different “tracks” of visits:

Advocacy, Nonprofits & Social Justice: PeaceCorps, NYC Civilian Review Board, United Way, Idealist.org and more!

Big Data & Technology: Microsoft, Schwarzman Research- NY Public Library, HSBC, and more!
Media & Production: ESPN, NBC Sports, ABC World News Tonight, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee and PGR

Registration information is available in Engage. Please note that participants are required to attend a prep session, either on February 27th or March 2nd, so registration is encouraged by the 26th.

Get Published in 2020!

The International Organization for Migration and Fordham University invite writers of all ages and backgrounds to submit original non-fiction essays or memoirs, short fiction or poetry showcasing the experiences of migrants and migration in New York.

Shortlisted entries will be reviewed by an independent selection jury in early 2020. Our jurors will pick the best of the best, which will be published as part of the first Unmapped collection.

Eligibility

The Unmapped writing competition is open to current New York residents. There are no other restrictions on age or background. You do not need to be a US citizen to apply.

All submissions should be relevant to the theme of migration. We’re looking for those untold stories about how New York has shaped, and been shaped by, its new (and old) arrivals.

Submission Guidelines

  • Submit your stories at unofficeny.iom.int/submissionsUnmapped will only accept electronic submissions.
  • All submissions should be in Word format (Calibri, Courier or Times New Roman font, 12-point type, double-spaced).
  • For both fiction and nonfiction submissions, maximum word count is 3,500 words.
  • For poetry submissions, up to six poems may be submitted in a single document. Limit of two pages per poem.
  • No previously published material will be accepted. This includes publication in any public venue, including print, web, or personal blogs.
  • Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but entrants should notify us as soon as possible if their work is accepted elsewhere.
  • Feedback on individual submissions will not be provided.

Submission Period

The call for entries for the Unmapped writing competition will be open from 18 December 2019 until 29 February 2020.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check back regularly for updates. In the meantime, please send any questions to crichter@iom.int.

Q: I am a part-time resident of New York. Can I still apply?

A: Yes. However, you should ensure that your submission is still relevant to New York.

Q: Will submissions from multiple co-authors be accepted?

A: Absolutely! As long as all co-authors are (part or full-time) residents of New York.

Q: I have never lived in New York. Can I still apply?

A: This time around, we are looking only for writers that have some connection to New York. To be eligible, all entrants must be a part or full-time resident of New York. However, we do hope to expand to other cities and locations in subsequent rounds. Please keep an eye out for future opportunities!

Student Engagement Research Study Seeking Participants

Ithaca College senior Rachel Cutsumpas is conducting an independent research study on student engagement and campus involvement and is looking for participants! Students can participate by taking a survey, signing up for a focus group, and/or an individual interview (please email rcutsumpas@ithaca.edu). Incentives include a $20 Amazon gift card drawing (survey), $10 Amazon gift card (interviews), and food (focus groups). Feel free to contact Rachel with any questions!

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