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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. Day of the Dead Altar

    October 29

    The day of the dead celebrations are based in the belief that the souls of the ones gone can come back to this world on November 1st and 2nd, and altars are the most important element in the celebration because they are made to show the souls their way to their old house or to the cemetery where families are waiting for them to show them that they have not been forgotten. Altars contain many different symbolic elements as well as the favourite things of the deceased person. An altar, created by some of our graduate students & sessionals, is located in the main foyer (southeast wall) of Arts-Convocation Hall. Be sure to check it out...now until November 3rd!

  2. FRANCOPAINS - French Discussion Group

    November 05

    03:00 - 05:00 PM

    Attention francophones and francophiles... it's time to parler francais, practice votre accent and recontrer other French speakers! Come and join us to chat, talk, discuss, argue, laugh, and meet people in French! Where - Dewey's (look for the flag and listen to the French accent!) When - Wednesdays from 3:00pm. Contacts - Elodie (eandre@ualberta.ca) or Valerie (faure@ualberta.ca).

  3. MLCS Lecture Series

    November 07

    03:00 - 04:30 PM

    Speakers: Houssem Ben Lazreg & Susanna Lynn Where: Senate Chamber (326 Arts)

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