NCSA Professional Development November SiP Session Announcement

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November 18, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Literature, Music and Music History, French History / Studies

The NCSA Graduate Caucus is pleased to announce that our next Professional Development Scholars in Progress (SiP) session will be on Thursday, November 18 from 11 am to noon EST via Zoom. The SiP session is titled, “How to Apply for Postdoctoral Positions.” We will hear from two speakers – Dr. Angie Blumberg, who will discuss how to apply for postdocs and fellowships at American universities and institutions, and Dr. Olivia Walsh, who will discuss the process of applying to postdocs and fellowships in Britain. There will also be a Q&A which will give attendees the opportunity to ask questions. 

We invite all to attend this SiP session and look forward to seeing you there!

​​Angie Blumberg was an active member of the NCSA Grad Caucus from 2016 to 2017. She earned her Ph.D. in English at Saint Louis University in May 2017. Following a few months adjuncting (and working at a local brewery), she took up a six-month Visiting Fellowship at the DePaul Humanities Center in Chicago, Illinois (during which she also served beer at two local breweries). She began her current position as a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at Auburn University in August 2018. Her book—British Literature and Archaeology, 1880-1930—is forthcoming with Manchester University Press, and she has articles in peer-reviewed journals including Victoriographies, Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, Literature Compass, and Feminist Modernist Studies.

Dr Olivia Walsh is an Assistant Professor in French and Francophone Studies at the Faculty of Arts at The University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. She has recently begun a new research project with Dr Thomas Godard on the French-language community in the UK, examining in particular the role of supplementary French language schools in language maintenance and support. She is currently also participating in the large corpus-based project « Corpus des remarques sur la langue française » (Classiques Garnier) under the direction of Professor Wendy Ayres-Bennett. She completed a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship project (September 2015-Dec 2018), which is directly relevant for our SiP session. Olivia’s research interests are as follows: Linguistic purism in France and Quebec; language standardization; prescriptivism; language attitudes; language contact; historical sociolinguistics; heritage languages. 

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Alexandra Solovyev, NCSA Graduate Caucus Member (