Sunday, July 30, 2017

Tenure-Track Art History position in African American Art at Stanford

Assistant Professor in African American Art
Stanford University

The Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University invites
applications for the position of assistant professor, tenure-track, in
African American art history. The appointment is expected to begin on
September 1, 2018. Recent recipients of the Ph.D. and candidates who will
have received their Ph.D. by the time of appointment are invited to apply.
Teaching experience at the university level and a record of scholarly
publication are highly desirable.

We solicit applications from candidates who study African American art in
historical and/or contemporary perspective. Candidates who explore this art
in a diasporic and/or hemispheric context are also encouraged to apply. The
successful candidate will be expected to develop an introductory level
survey and more focused courses for undergraduates, as well as seminars for
graduate students and advanced undergraduates. The ideal candidate would
bring to Stanford a program of current and future research that is poised
to transform the field as well as to attract graduate students of the
highest caliber. The successful candidate will be affiliated with
Stanford's Center for Comparative Studies for Race and Ethnicity and teach
courses cross-listed with that Center, known as CCSRE. The successful
candidate's connection to CCSRE will also include, but is not limited to,
serving on committees and involvement in various intellectual and related
activities that promote the center's goals.

Interested candidates should post a letter detailing the direction of
current research and teaching objectives, a CV, a writing sample, and three
letters of recommendation online at  No hard copy applications
will be accepted. The deadline for receiving applications is October 1,

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to
increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of, and
applications from, women, members of minority groups, protected veterans
and individuals with disabilities, as well as others who would bring
additional dimensions to the university's research, teaching and clinical

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Nigeria: Corruption, Inc.

If you ever wonder why even the most ardent Nigeriaphilic voices have all but given up on that peculiar construction; why its foundation, cemented onto a bedrock of festering, gooey petroleum, could never support the boneless structure of a pretend-nation, just take a look at this one episode of the shameful--sorrily, not particularly unique--story of official corruption in Nigeria.

The sad thing is not just that for years, these individuals whose dirty hands ravaged that country's commonwealth in an orgy of avarice, were not only protected by the Nigerian civilian government but that they enjoyed the company of the high and mighty in Europe and America. So, now the US government is going to seize these properties bought with monies that belonged to the Nigerian people? Funds that could no doubt build major infrastructure so badly needed by a distressed and impoverished citizenry? Here's my proposal, Mr. US Law. After you have, I hope, successfully prosecuted these criminals and deducted the monies you spent in the courts of law, could you please send the balance to someone (governmental or not) who could spend it on something that will benefit the Nigerian people?

Read the Quartz Africa story of Nigerian ex-Oil Minister Mrs. Alison Diezani-Madueke, and "businessmen" Kola Aluko and Jide Omokore. 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017



Tate, in collaboration with Delfina Foundation<>, invites applications for the Brooks International Fellowship Programme 2018. Now in its fourth year, the programme will enable three curators, researchers, art historians or other museum professionals to work with Tate colleagues in London for three months commencing January 2018, complemented by activities at Delfina Foundation.

During this period, the Fellows will be part of a Tate team, actively participating in gallery projects and discussions, with special access to the collection, programme, archive, staff and wider networks.

The Fellows will reside at Delfina Foundation, where they will contribute to the public programme by presenting their research at Tate to a range of audiences.

These fully funded opportunities are made possible by the generous support of the Rory and Elizabeth Brooks Foundation.

Three fellowships are available in 2018. For further information about individual Fellowship opportunities and to apply please refer to the attached document or visit Brooks International Fellowships<>

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