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Weekly Grad Newsletter

Welcome to your weekly UIC English grad student news digest.
Vicki Bolf, Grad Studies Program Coordinator


PhD candidate Mark Schoenknecht passed his Prospectus Colloquium.

Dan Gonzalez and Zahida Hafeez defended their doctoral dissertations and will graduate this Spring.

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TODAY Apr 9: TA positions for GWS 101 and GWS 102. 50%FTE position. Graduate students with depth of knowledge in: feminist theory, transnational feminisms, gender in popular culture, queer theory, social justice studies, and intersectional feminist theory are welcome to apply. GWS Grad Concentrators are strongly preferred.
ASAP: Communications Associate at Third Wave Fund. FT, benefits, $52K-$62K. "This position includes a wide range of digital and analog tactics, including but not limited to, social media, email, digital and print design, and copywriting. The ideal candidate will be a communications nerd with a broad base of experience in content creation, storytelling, social media platforms and tactics, metrics, and analytics, and excited about amplifying gender justice organizing efforts from across the country." 
ASAP: Assistant Professor, English & World Languages - Composition (Tenure-Track), Youngstown State University (Ohio). "We are seeking a candidate with a scholarly agenda in composition theory and pedagogy. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in composition, composition pedagogy, professional and technical writing, and rhetoric. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to develop courses in their area of expertise. Duties include graduate assistant training in composition and writing program administration. The successful applicant will collaborate with a diverse team of full- and part-time faculty to promote student success. Moreover, the successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to diversity, inclusivity, and civic engagement."
Apr 30:
Summer Graduate Assistant - Office of Undergraduate Research at UIC (Job ID #144788) The Office of Undergraduate Research is looking for a responsible graduate student to provide administrative support for the Office. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about higher education administration.
Apr 30: Graduate Assistant - Technology Solutions, ACER (Job ID #144757)Required skills: a) prior experience with Linux and Windows administration; b) basic understanding of networks, security and web services; and c) excellent verbal/written communication skills, great attitude towards customer service, and the ability to manage timelines effectively.

Events & Deadlines

Apr 9Second-Year Colloquium Series with Maryam Ivette Parhizkar. 3-4:30 pm via Zoom. Check email for details.
Apr 20: Faculty Fellow Lecture, Yann Robert: "The First Vigilate: Natural Law, Slavery, and the Killer Cobbler," 4-6 pm. Zoom link to register.
Apr 22
: "Waiting for Godot and the Racial Theater of the Absurd," Shane Vogel, Indiana University. Dance, Theater and Performance Studies Working Group at the Institute for the Humanities.
Apr 23One-on-one reading with Aimee Parkinson and Dan Magers. 3-4:30 pm.
Apr 30MA Project Certificate of Approval & completed MA project due to DGS Office.


Check the UPenn CFP website for current and future conferences in your fields and subfields, including conferences especially for graduate students.

Funding & Grants

Apr 19 (deadline extended): The Gender and Women’s Studies Graduate Prize is awarded annually to one outstanding GWS graduate concentrator in recognition of the student’s commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship in Gender and Women's Studies. The winner will receive a certificate of recognition, a monetary award of $500, and notice among the University’s award winners. The award will be presented at our year end celebration on 6 May 2021. The awardee is strongly encouraged to attend the year end event to accept the award. 
Apr 23: The Mary B. Bialas Scholarship in Honor of Margaret (Daisy) Davies is an endowed award of $500 - 750, which is awarded annually to an undergraduate student, who has competed at least 60 college credits, or a graduate student. Applicants should have demonstrated a commitment to women and/or children’s issues and actively worked to improve the lives of women and children. 
May 14: UIC Library Special Collections Graduate Student Fellowship. $2,000 for one semester. The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) Library is offering Graduate Student Fellowships to further research using the holdings of Special Collections and University Archives. Special Collections at the Richard J. Daley Library houses manuscripts, rare books, photographs, and artifacts on the social, political, and cultural history of Chicago. The Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago Special Collections documents the city’s rich history as a center for the education and practice of the medical arts. Premier collections include the papers of Richard J. Daley, the Chicago Urban League, the Century of Progress, exemplars of 21st century design, and the Chicago settlement house movement. More information is available on the Library website. An interdisciplinary committee will review the applications, and selections will be announced in early June 2021. Up to three Fellowships may be awarded.
May 15: George L. Mosse First Book Prize, The University of Wisconsin Press. Winning books will be published as part of the George L. Mosse Series in the History of European Culture, Sexuality, and Ideas, and the winning author will receive a $5,000 prize. An honorable mention winner may also be selected to receive a $1,000 prize and publication. The prize aims to support and engage early-career scholars writing on topics related to the history of modern European culture, sexuality, or ideas. It will be open to original, previously unpublished monographs of historical scholarship
June 4: Deadline for Fall 2021 internships through the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universtities National Internship Program (HNIP). Supports graduate and undergraduate students to participate in fall, spring, or summer 10- and 15-week internship programs at federal agencies and private corporations across the country. A 3.0 GPA is required.  

DGS Office Contact Info & Office Hours

Vicki: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.; open office hour Thursdays at 12 pm.
Office Hours with the DGS by appointment.
Email: vicbolf@uic.edu, coviello@uic.edu
Phone: (312) 413-2239


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