Monday, February 20, 2012

NAP Weekly Announcements - Winter 2012 - Week 8

1. Research Symposium for Students
Friday, February 24, 4pm-6pm, Haldeman 125

The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program is pleased to host two Dartmouth alums for a discussion of research, teaching, and social engagement in academia.

Dr. Alexis Bunten '99: “Gold Mines for Fish: Indigenous Land Claims, Corporations, and Decolonizing Praxis” and “Putting a Social Science Ph.D. to Work: Theory, Applications, and  Activism”
Dr. Kinohi Nishikawa '01: “The South Side of Edinburgh” and “That’s Racist”

Dr. Alexis Bunten 99: senior researcher with the FrameWorks Institute and the Project Ethnographer for IPinCH, Intellectual Property in Cultural Heritage at Simon Fraser University. Bunten received her BA in Art History and her Ph.D. in socio-cultural anthropology at UCLA (2006). Bunten’s areas of expertise include the heritage industry, cultural production and consumption, interpretation, cross-cultural communication, community development, tourism, and the anthropology of work. With postdoctoral awards from the National Science Foundation and the Ford Foundation, she has been looking into processes of cultural commoditization and expression of indigenous identities through tourism, media and performing “the Other” in response to global patterns of consumption. Her current work explores cross-cultural natures of capitalism through a comparative analysis of Indigenous corporations. She has published in American Ethnologist, American Indian Quarterly, the London Journal of Tourism, Sport and Creative Industries, and contributed chapters in the volumes Exploring
World Art (Waveland Press) and Great Expectations: Imagination, Anticipation and Enchantment in Tourism (Berghann Books). Her book, "So, how long have you been native?" A Season Working as an Alaskan Tour Guide (University of Nebraska Press) is forthcoming.

Dr. Kinohi Nishikawa 01: Visiting Assistant Professor and Postdoctoral Fellow, African American Studies, Northwestern University (PhD, Duke, 2010). He is also an affiliate of the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities for 2011-12. Dr. Nishikawa’s research and teaching focus on African American literature, gender and sexuality studies, and postwar popular and print culture. He has completed a book manuscript on the rise of black pulp fiction in post-civil rights America and is
currently writing a cultural history of African American-owned bookshops. His work has appeared in PMLA, American Literature, and The Information Society. Dr. Nishikawa will become Assistant Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame in fall 2012.

2. Wabanaki Culture and History: Maine’s Commitment to Native American Studies
A conversation about LD291 with Maria Girouard, former director of Penobscot Nation Cultural and Historic Preservation, Dr. Donald Soctomah, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer of the Passamaquody
Tribe, and Dr. Lisa Brooks, Libra Scholar

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 4:00 pm in The Landing
University of Maine - Farmington

Sponsored by the UMS Diversity Committee, the UMF Diversity Committee, the Libra Scholar Program, the University Culture Committee, Mantor Library, University of Maine Project Opportunity,
the State of Maine Learning Technology Initiative, and the UMF Multicultural Club

David Treuer
February 28, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. in Carson L01
Sponsored by the Edward and Molly Scheu Fund

David Treuer is an Ojibwe from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. Now a professor of literature and creative writing at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, Treuer is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, the 1996 Minnesota Book Award, and fellowships from the NEH, Bush Foundation, and the Guggenheim Foundation. He is the author of three novels and a book of criticism. Treuer received an A.B. from Princeton University and a Ph.D. from University of Michigan, both in Anthropology.

4. Lunch with Rayna Green
The Hood Museum of Art invites you to have lunch with Rayna Green, Curator and Director of the American Indian Program in the Hood Conference Room on Wednesday, February 29. Lunch will be available from 12:00 Noon to 1:30 PM and you are welcome to come and go as you need.

Rayna will present a lecture that evening in Loew Auditorium at 5:30 PM about battling stereotypes.

Please respond to Sharon Reed if you can join them for the lunch.


Rayna Green is the Curator and Director of the American Indian Program Division of Home and Community Life.

As a child Rayna Green was taught Cherokee cultural traditions by her paternal grandmother, a member of the Bushyhead family. After receiving her bachelor's degree in American literature from Southern Methodist University in 1963, she joined the Peace Corps and served as a history instructor in Ethiopia. In 1966, she resumed her education at Indiana University, where she received a master's and doctoral degrees in folklore.

Ph.D., Folklore and American Studies, Indiana University, 1973 M.A. 
American Studies, 1966, Southern Methodist University B. A., American 
Literature, 1963, Southern Methodist University

Research Specialties
American identity, the politics of culture in contemporary American Indian art and music, American and American Indian material culture, American Indian women, American Indian agriculture and foodways, contemporary American foodways and wine.

Current Projects
Public program development and production of programs on American foodways; produce small (4 case), temporary exhibition on American Indian objects in NMAH collection Historian and video director/editor for continuing team effort, The American Wine and Food History Project

5. National Institute of Mental Health
Section on Bipolar Spectrum Disorders
Research Assistant: (1-2 years starting in June) Research the pathophysiology, treatment and prevention of childhood mental illnesses, with an emphasis on bipolar disorder in children. Research assistants are involved in all aspects of the clinical research process, including analyzing data and interacting with
patients. Particular research interest involves the investigation of pediatric Bipolar Disorder and severe irritability (i.e., Severe Mood Dysregulation, “SMD”) in youth.  
Complete the online application (link can be found under “Application Procedure”)
ALSO forward a letter of interest and resume to: 
Kendra Hinton, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Dept. of Health and
Human Services

6. Chandler Chicco PR Graduate Training Program 
(Healthcare Public Relations 4-6 months): Trainees participate in a hands-on training program in one of six professional tracks: Public Relations/Account Management; Medical Education and Marketing; Market Access; Digital/Social Media; Studio Project Management; or Research and Measurement. Offered in our New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles and London offices.
Deadline: February/March for Summer

7. Sierra Club Environmental Career Apprenticeship Program 
(6 months) For graduates interested in legislation, media, and community outreach as a means of promoting green initiatives. Based in one of their offices around the country - San Francisco, CA; Washington, DC; Minneapolis, MN; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA, and Austin, TX – depends on current needs.
Deadline: February 24th

8. Center for Inspired Teaching – Certification Program 
(2 year): Teaching Fellows begin their teaching career with a Residency year, working under the guidance of a Lead Teacher, gaining the knowledge and experience to enable a smooth transition into their teaching career. Then, in the Fellowship year, Fellows, as teachers of record in their own DC classroom, continue taking coursework and receive increased mentoring.
Deadline: February 26th

9. Baltimore Mayoral Fellowship
(10 week) Placement in a mayoral office or agency working on public policy
Deadline: February 28th

10. New Sector Alliance - AmeriCorps Residency in Social Enterprise
Boston or San Francisco (11 months): Residents engage in projects that include improving programs, measuring impact, strengthening operational procedures, and expanding communication and strategic marketing efforts.
Deadline: February 29th

12. Imagination Stage Professional Theatre - Apprenticeship Program
One intensive hands-on experience in the professional theatre and theatre education.  Participate in ALL aspects of Theatre Production, Management and Education, and work in every department. Career Focus options in: 
  1. Development
  2. Artistic Direction
  3. Education
  4. Marketing
  5. Production Management

Deadline: March 1st

13. The Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellowship in Women & Public Policy(9 months) Work as a general Research Assistant -  tasks may include reviewing literature; collecting, checking and analyzing data; gathering information; and preparing reports and report graphics. Attending relevant Congressional briefings, policy seminars and meetings is also an integral part.
Deadline: March 1st

14. City Hall Fellows
(12 months) Fellows will be grouped in cohorts of 10 within each host city (Houston, TX or San Francisco, CA) and will be placed throughout the local government with high-level local officials.  Fellows will work on critical city projects, create individual and group service projects, and also participate in the Civic Leadership Development Program
Deadline: March 1st

15. Youth Service Opportunities Project Fellow 
(1 year) Engages young people in direct service, while encouraging their development as the future leaders of nonprofit organizations. Lead high school and college students in Workcamps, identify and schedule service placements at service agencies, and encourage reflection on the volunteer experience.
Deadline: March 1st

16. India - Takshashila School – Teaching Fellow
(1 year) Teach in the classroom, mentor local teachers, be involved in extended day and hostel programs, as well as to act as a role model for the school community.  Apply to Melanie Bowen '93, Co-Founder & Director
(See DartBoard Entry-Level Job Description)
Deadline: March 1st

17. Funding for Dartmouth General - Project or Study Abroad
For one year.  Up to $5,500.  For projects or graduate study in the U.S. or abroad.
Deadline:  March 1st

18. McGorrian - Project or Study Abroad
Up to $3,500.  For Post-graduate study. For students who plan careers in some aspect of foreign affairs and cultures, including areas such as arts, journalism, education, diplomacy, preservation of indigenous cultures, environmental work, humanitarian relief and economic development.
Deadline: March 1st

19. International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums Scholarships
Scholarships Available for 2012 International Conference of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums

Thursday, March 1 at 5 p.m. CST is the receipt deadline for scholarships to the June 4-7, 2012 International Conference of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 
Qualified applicants must work with a tribal archive, library, museum or cultural center, or be enrolled full-time in a museum, library, archival, or Native Studies related program. Awards are primarily based upon the extent to which an applicant is likely to benefit from the conference and financial need. Scholarships range from $250 to $750 and may include registration fees and three-nights shared lodging. Travel typically is not covered, but will be considered.
Funding for scholarships is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Approximately 100 scholarships will be awarded. To apply, visit the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museum's website at

20. The School for Advanced Research, Indian Arts Research Center
The School for Advanced Research, Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) in Santa Fe, New Mexico offers two nine-month internships (September 1–May 31) to individuals who are recent college graduates, current graduate students, or junior museum professionals interested in furthering their professional museum experience and enhancing their intellectual capacity for contributing to the expanding field and discourse of museum studies. The internships include a $2,200 monthly stipend, housing, book allowance, travel to one professional conference, and reimbursable travel to and from SAR. One internship is open to an indigenous individual from the U.S. or Canada, and one internship is open to any U.S. or Canadian citizen meeting the application requirements. The interns will devote their time to working on IARC educational programming, research and writing activities, and collections management and registration. Other requirements include presenting a research paper at the SAR Colloquium Series; attending a professional conference; assisting with IARC seminars, symposia, and collection tours; and working on outreach initiatives to local Native communities. During the internships, the Anne Ray Resident Scholar provides mentorship and academic support to the interns.

Applications must be received by March 1, 2012. 
For additional information, please visit


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