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January

Dr. LaToya Eaves (GSS Ph.D. 2012), receives two prestigious AAG awards: The 2019 AAG Ronald F. Abler Distinguished Service Honors and The AAG Enhancing Diversity Award. This year the Ron F. Abler Distinguished Service Honors is given to Dr. LaToya Eaves in honor of the transformative impact she has had on the AAG through her commitment to Black Geographies [....]

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Professor Jean Muteba Rahier was awarded a Wenner-Gren Foundation Initiatives grant to support the development and consolidation of the Observatory of Justice for Afrodescendants in Latin America (OJALA) at FIU. That award will be used to support a Research Assistant (a Ph.D. student in anthropology) for the academic year 2019-2020 and to visit funding agencies prior to further proposal submissions in the months to come.

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The Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. We seek scholars trained in Sociology, Anthropology, or related disciplines with a focus on international migration. We would be particularly interested in applicants whose work also addresses issues of gender and/or indigenous peoples. Applicants should have an innovative research program and a commitment to outstanding teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate[...]

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Drs. Guillermo J. Grenier and Hugh Gladwin conducted the 13th FIU Cuba Poll in November, 2018 and found that early waves of Cuban American migrants are retrenching into more hardline attitudes towards U.S./Cuba policy while the community as a whole continues to support some of the engagement policies initiated by Obama. The results of the Poll will be released on Thursday, January 10 at the State of the World Conference sponsored by the Green School of International and Public Affairs.

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GSS Professor, Dr. Nelson Varas-Diaz was recently interviewed by Metal Hammer magazine in the U.K. This is one of the most influential metal magazines in Europe. Please click on title for article link.

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February

The Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies (GSS) at Florida International University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in Critical and Applied GIS to begin August 2019. The successful candidate will play an active role in FIU’s existing graduate-level GIS Certificate and in establishing a new undergraduate GIS certificate. Additionally, there are opportunities to build GIS lab capacity for research and teaching. [...]

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Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies Florida International University Observatory of Justice for Afro-descendants in Latin America (OJALA) Werner-Gren Funded Graduate Research Assistantship [....]

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