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SNID Program Coordinator Position Available 2018-19 (Applications due 8Jun2018)


 

Studies in National and International Development

PROGRAM COORDINATOR POSITION
Studies in National and International Development
Queen’s University, Kingston, ON CAN K7L 3N6

Studies in National and International Development (SNID) is the longest-running weekly, interdisciplinary seminar series at Queen's University. Since 1983, SNID has proudly hosted prominent Canadian and international scholars who bring fresh perspectives to issues of local, national and global development. 

SNID invites applications from Queen’s graduate students for the position of Program Coordinator for the 2018-2019 academic year with the possibility of renewal for the 2019-2020 academic year. The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • fundraising initiatives
  • coordination of speaker logistics (travel plans, expense reimbursement);
  • website maintenance (knowledge of WebPublish is preferred);
  • listserv management;
  • social media networking;
  • email correspondence; and
  • preparation and distribution of promotional materials;

The Program Coordinator position runs from August to March each year. SNID sessions are held Thursdays from 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM. The Program Coordinator must be available to attend weekly talks and must be registered as a graduate student at Queen’s University.  Preference will be given to graduate students in the early stages of their graduate work. The position is approximately forty (40) hours per month.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during this process, please contact: Department of Global Studies, Barbra Brousseau, bb13@queensu.ca, 613-533-6000 x77210.

Applications should include a cover letter outlining the candidate’s interest and qualifications in the position, a complete and current curriculum vitae, and a letter of reference from one (1) referee, as well as any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration. 

Please arrange to have applications and supporting documentation sent directly to:

Barbra Brousseau, Departmental Administrator
Department of Global Development Studies
Email: bb13@queensu.ca

Review of applications will begin on June 8, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. The final appointment is subject to budgetary approval.   Additional information about Studies in National and International Development can be found at http://www.queensu.ca/snid/

   

 

 

Regulating Romance: Hindus, Muslims and Proscribed Pleasures in Modern India


Regulating Romance: Hindus, Muslims and Proscribed Pleasures in Modern India

Date: Thursday April 19, 2018
Venue: Mackintosh-Corry Hall, D214
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Speaker: Charu Gupta, University of Delhi

Sponsored by SNID and supported through the Principal’s Development Fund.  Please note unusual time and location for this event.

This talk will juxtapose disjunctive invocations of Hindu male prowess and constructions of ‘licentious’ and sexually ‘ferocious’ Muslim male on the one hand, and assertions of recalcitrant romance on the other, in modern India. Taking as its cue manufactured campaigns by hegemonic-homogenized Hindu identities and patriarchies around ‘abductions’ and conversions of Hindu women by Muslim men in early twentieth century colonial north India and in present-day India under the supposed threat of ‘love jihad’, the talk will probe intersections between masculinities, sexualities, religious identities, intimate lives and political articulations.

The talk will reflect on how the arc of Hindu female desire for men outside the community, even while reifying heteronormativity, means that such desire is visceral and tactile, though it can only be acknowledged when it is being regulated as transgression, producing moral panics and everyday violence along the alliance model of sexuality, where through the arrangement of marriages, relations and boundaries of religion are policed.

 

 

 
Charu Gupta

Charu Gupta teaches in the Department of History, University of Delhi. She was recently a Visiting Professor and ICCR Chair at the University of Vienna. She has been a Visiting Faculty at the Yale University, the Washington University and the University of Hawaii. She has also been a Fellow at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Delhi, the Social Science Research Council, New York, the Asian Scholarship Foundation, Thailand, the Wellcome Institute, London, and the University of Oxford. She is the author of Sexuality, Obscenity, Community: Women, Muslims and the Hindu Public in Colonial India (Permanent Black, Delhi, 2001 & Palgrave, New York, 2002) (paperbacks 2005, 2008, 2012; kindle e-book 2013), and The Gender of Caste: Representing Dalits in Print (Permanent Black, India & University of Washington Press, 2016; paperback 2017). She is also the editor of Gendering Colonial India: Reforms, Print, Caste and Communalism (Orient Blackswan, Delhi, 2012). She has published several papers in national-international journals on themes of sexualities, masculinities, caste and religious identities.   

 

 

Before the explosions: Western economic, political, and military interventions before the Rwanda genocide and Congo wars of the 1990s


Before the explosions: Western economic, political, and military interventions before the Rwanda genocide and Congo wars of the 1990s

Date: Thursday March 15, 2018
Venue: Mackintosh-Corry Hall, D214
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Speaker: Justin Podur, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University

The Flight of Exceptional Bodies: Labor Migration and the Global Circulation of Chinese Acrobatics


The Flight of Exceptional Bodies: Labor Migration and the Global Circulation of Chinese Acrobatics

Date: Thursday March 8, 2018
Venue: Mackintosh-Corry Hall, D214
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Speaker: Tracy Zhang, Bader postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Film and Media at Queen's University

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