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Posted by FiR on Jan 30, 2015

Postion: Postdoctoral Fellow.

Department/School: School of Social Transformation.

Focus: Gender equity and technology.

Institution: Arizona State University.

Deadline: Open until filled (official posting: 30 Jan 2015).

Official Posting (https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000869581-01):

The School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fell with an anticipated start date of July 2015. Under guidance of principal investigators for an exciting, nationally recognized NSF-funded multi-year program (compugirls.org), the successful candidate will monitor activities conduct trainings, develop research agendas related to program activities associate with gender equity and technology, build networks, seek out and/or create funding opportunities, develop a strategic vision for building and managing digital programs and projects, and further the mission of social science research at ASU. The successful candidate will also provide limited technical support for digital research projects, including implementation of tools... more

Posted by Emilie Townes on Jan 29, 2015

Rape.  The total loss of control over one’s body.  Violence. Humiliation.  Lack of consent.  Abuse.  Despoliation.  Violation.

 The first trial of the four young men accused of raping an unconscious woman coed has ended here in Nashville.  Two of the four were on trial.  The decision was guilty on all sixteen counts the two now 21-year olds were charged with.  I was like many feminists, womanists, and other concerned folks on our campus and I suspect across the country—holding my breath, often unconsciously, and praying that this trial would not turn into an ugly toga-fest of blaming the victim.  Well, it did turn ugly, but not in the way I feared.  There was cell phone video and text evidence that captured the rape and the district attorney’s team presented this evidence in great detail.  Our local newspaper, the Tennessean, made the decision to include most of the graphic details in print because the reporters and editorial team made the judgment call that readers would not appreciate the violence of the rape and the studied acts of humiliation that the young men executed against an unconscious woman.  I was deeply troubled to learn that several students heard, saw,... more

Posted by FiR on Jan 28, 2015

Postion: Visiting Assistant Professor of History (Ethnic Studies) / Director of Women's and Gender Studies.

Department(s): Ethnic Studies, Women's and Gender Studies.

Institution: Whitworh University.

Type: Non-Tenure Track

Deadline: Open until filled (official posting: 23 Jan 2015).

Official Posting (https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000868595-01):

Founded in 1890, Whitworth has been consistently ranked among the top regional colleges and universities in the West. In its strong liberal arts undergraduate and graduate programs, Whitworth unites a robust commitment to Christian mission and service, academic rigor, and care for students. An ecumenical community of Christian scholars carries out the universitys mission to provide its diverse student body an education of the mind and heart to enable students to honor God, follow Christ, and serve humanity. Driven by our mission, we understand and affirm the relationship between a commitment to academic excellence and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. For more on Whitworths commitment to diversity, see ... more

Posted by FiR on Jan 23, 2015

Postion: Director of the Women's Resource Center.

Department: Career Resource Center.

Institution: University of the Pacific.

Campus: Stockton.

Type: One-Year, Non-Tenure Track, Full Time.

Deadline: Open until filled (Open date: 19 December 2014).

Official Posting (https://pacific.peopleadmin.com/postings/4503):

Position Summary Information Primary Purpose

The Director of the Women’s Resource Center (WRC) is responsible for developing University and community partnerships to strengthen Pacific’s programs that raise awareness and creates opportunities for learning about self, interpersonal relationships, and political, and social issues relevant to women. The Director will be responsible for maintaining close contact with admission applicants, students, alumni, faculty, staff, administrators, and community members interested in women’s issues and women’s potential. The Director will champion student-led initiatives around issues of gender, expression of gender identity, intercultural competence, intersection of identities, and... more

Posted by FiR on Jan 22, 2015

Call for Papers: Glossolalia, the Graduate Journal of Yale Divinity School.

Edition: Fall 2015.

Deadline: 11:59 PM on Sunday, 1 March 2015.

Website: http://glossolalia.sites.yale.edu/.

Official Posting (http://glossolalia.sites.yale.edu/submission-guidelines-and-editorial-po...):

Glossolalia, Yale Divinity School’s scholarly peer-reviewed journal, is seeking paper submissions for review and inclusion in the Fall 2015 edition. For the fifth year, Glossolalia is accepting submissions from the wider community of theological schools.

Suggested areas of focus include:

Posted by FiR on Jan 19, 2015

Postion: Visiting Assistant Professor (Andrew Mellon Foundation Grant).

Department(s): Department of Chicana/o Studies, Women and Gender Studies Program, Department of Native American Studies.

Institution: University of California, Davis.

Type: One-Year, Non-Tenure Track, Full Time.

Deadline: 9 March 2015.

Website: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00483.

Official Posting (https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000867236-01):

Posted by Mary E. Hunt on Jan 16, 2015

            I appreciate the steadfastness of colleagues in religion who have maintained our feminist/womanist/mujerista commitments despite the changing fortunes of feminism in the public arena. I was heartened to read Alexandra Petri’s piece “Disentangling feminism from the fad of feminism” (Washington Post, Jan. 3, 2015.) in which she assured readers that “we should not be relying on” definitions given by celebrities, many of whom now claim to be feminists. Good thing, as I wouldn’t recognize many of these famous feminists if they came for tea.

            My relief is born of three recent counter examples that illustrate the continued need to make our various feminist/womanist/mujerista and other women-connected commitments clear.

            The first was Time Magazine’s nasty trick in November 2014. For TIME’s fourth annual word banishment poll, the word “feminist” appeared amidst options to “vote…off the island, following previous castoffs OMG, YOLO and twerk.” The folks at Time wrote: “feminist: You have nothing against feminism itself, but when did it become a thing that every celebrity had to... more

Posted by FiR on Jan 15, 2015

Postion: Editor/Writer (Religion Dispatches' "Remapping American Christianities" Initiative).

Department: Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism.

Institution: University of Southern California.

Type: Full-Time (Grant Funded, Fixed Term).

Website: http://annenberg.usc.edu.

Official Posting (https://jobs.usc.edu/postings/38545):

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

The USC Annenberg Knight Chair seeks an experienced editor for Religion Dispatches’ “Remapping American Christianities” initiative—a new project in online journalism with a commitment to investigating and analyzing the rapidly changing Christian... more

Posted by FiR on Jan 14, 2015

Call for Workshops: "Gender, Gosepl, and Global Justice" (2015 WOW International Conference).

Organization: Women's Ordination Worldwide (WOW).

Dates: 18-20 September 2015.

Location: Philadelphia, PA (Downtown Marriott).

Deadline: 15 April 2015.

Official Posting (http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Now-accepting-workshop-proposals--.ht...):

Women’s Ordination Worldwide (WOW) invites you to submit a workshop proposal for the 2015 WOW International Conference: "Gender, Gospel, and Global Justice," to be held in Philadelphia, PA from September 18-20, 2015 at the Philadelphia Downtown Marriott.

We anticipate three types or “tracks” of workshops addressing the above issues through a multicultural, international, and intersectional lens. Here are just some examples...

Gender:- "Theology of the Body"- in Persona Christi- One Bread, One Body- Sexual Ethics

Gospel: - Marian thought- Restoration of the Diaconate - Early Christian leaders- Liturgical translations

Global Justice:-... more

Posted by FiR on Jan 14, 2015

Panel: What is “Barbaric”? Feminist Reflections on Religion and Equality.

Date/Time: Thursday, January 29, 2015, 5:30pm-7:30pm.

Location: United Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil St., Toronto, ON, M5T 1N1.

Panelists: Shareen Gokal (AWID), Alia Hogben (CCMW), Dawnis Kennedy, Anishinabe Law Scholar, Farrah Khan (Barbra Schlifer Clinic) and Moderator: Sonia Lawrence (Osgoode Hall Law School).

Official Posting (http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Events/Events-Around-the-World/Panel-di...):


On November 5 2014, the federal Minister of Citizenship and Immigration tabled the Bill S-7, or the “Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act”. If this highly inflammatory and xenophobic bill is passed, it will deepen institutional barriers to immigrant and racialized women reporting violence and will prevent them from accessing support and services.


January, 29, 2015

Where? Toronto, Canada Register

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