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The Department of Modern Languages & Cultural Studies plays an integral role in promoting multilingual proficiency and intercultural understanding to prepare students for life and work as professionals in a global environment and as citizens in a multicultural society.

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MLCS invites applications for

Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowships
in Cultural Studies

Killam Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded to outstanding individuals who have recently completed a doctoral program. Appointments are for a period of two years and are tenable only at the University of Alberta. MLCS is particularly interested in hosting postdoctoral scholars in Cultural Studies, including in Latin American Cultural Studies, Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, New Media and Cultural Studies.

Each Fellowship includes a stipend of $44,000 per year and a one-time research allowance of $4,000.

Honorary Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded to excellent scholars who will receive significant income from another major fellowship. Honorary Fellows qualify for all the benefits afforded to Killam Postdoctoral Fellows. These benefits include the travel allowance, the research allowance and, if applicable, a top-up to the stipend of their other award to bring it to the current level of a Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship.

The University of Alberta Postdoctoral Fellowship Committee, chaired by the Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, adjudicates and selects applicants for Killam Postdoctoral Fellowships. The committee forwards its recommendations to the Killam Scholarship Committee for ratification.

For more information,
please contact the Postdoctoral Fellows Office.


  1. International Week: For A Better World

    January 26 2015

    For information, please go here - http://www.mailoutinteractive.com/Industry/View.aspx?id=646900&q=830619759&qz=b410d9

  2. MLCS Departmental Council

    January 30 2015

    Where: BUS 1-5

  3. Creative Responses to Conflict in Latin America

    January 30 2015

    Creative Responses to Conflict in Latin America Join Dr. Ann De León, Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, Dr. Stefano Muneroni, Department of Drama, Dr. Odile Cisneros, Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, and Reni Lima Ferreira, Capoeira Academy for an exhibit, talk and workshop! View an exhibit of images about the recent kidnapping of students from Ayotzinapa, Mexico. Hear how theatre has been used to deal with conflict in Central America. Learn the basic moves of Capoeira, a martial art developed by Brazilian slaves as a form of cultural resistance. This event will illuminate the many creative ways that Latin American culture responds to social and political conflict throughout the region. Bring yourself, your curiosity, and comfortable clothes! Date: Friday, January 30 Time: 4:00pm - 5:20pm Venue: East Campus Commons

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