News for Politics students -- 11-15-2021

  1. Politics Club game night, Nov. 15. Come join the Politics Club on Monday 11/15 @ 5:00 pm for a game night in Founders Hall 181! Play games and take a break from classes! Apples to Apples, UNO, and more! Masks and social distancing required.  
  2. Spring 2022 Registration. The Spring 2022 registration period began on November 8. Check your Student Center for your registration day and time. If you have not done so already, make an appointment with your academic advisor so that your advising hold can be lifted. New this semester is a one-hour Sexual Violence training that must be completed before you can register. Check out the Department of Politics Canvas Advising Page for resources and connect with your peer mentors, Serena and Sammy, to answer your questions.
  3. Sustainable Futures Speaker Series, Nov. 18. 5:30pm. Dr. William Bauer will speak on “We Are the Land: A Native History of California in the 20th and 21st Centuries.” Register here for this webinar co-sponsored by Humboldt’s Schatz Environmental Research Center and Environment & Community M.A. In the late 20th and early 21st centuries, California Indian people and nations have been at the forefront of efforts to assert tribal sovereignty, defend waterways and reclaim land. Building on his recently co-authored book, We Are the Land: A Native History of California, William Bauer will discuss how California Indians reshaped California and the United States in the 20th and 21st centuries.Learn about other speakers in this semester's series here.
  4. The Rou Dalagurr Food Sovereignty Lab Book Talk Series. Every Monday in November from 3:30-4:30pm. Sponsored by Humboldt’s Native American Studies Program. This book talk series will feature presentations and discussions with authors from this month’s featured text: “Indigenous Food Systems: Concepts, Cases, and Conversations” -- an anthology edited by Priscilla Settee and Shailesh Shukla. The Nov. 29 book talk will be on Chapter 13, “Perspectives from Métis Harvesters in Manitoba on Concerns and Challenges to Sustaining Traditional Harvesting Practices and Knowledge: A Distinctions-Based Approach to Indigenous Food Sovereignty,” with Brielle Beaudin-Reimer. Register and find more details here.
  5. IdeaFest journal, submissions due end of fall semester. Get published in Humboldt’s interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed IdeaFest Journal. Open to all members of the Humboldt community. Details here. The IdeaFest Journal deadline is always two weeks after the end of Fall and Spring semester. Click here to submit an article for consideration to the journal.
  6. Virtual social media internship supporting global climate education. Five hours per week, January 24-April 4, 2022. Gain valuable practical experience working with a team of students from across the world in the development, execution and assessment of a social media campaign in support of a global climate education project, The WorldWide Teach-In on Climate and Justice, set for March 30, 2022. You must be available for group strategy meetings, presentations and on-line discussion Monday every week for 90 minutes, either from 8 PM - 9:30 PM ET or  from 11 AM - 12:30 PM ET (New York time). In addition, you must commit to an additional three hours of group and individual work each week. The internship is not paid. Interns who complete the program will receive a certificate, and can request letters of recommendation from Dr. Eban Goodstein, Director of the Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability, which is the organization sponsoring the internship. Please direct questions to vn7229@bard.eduAPPLY HERE.
  7. Humboldt Journal of Social Relations submissions, Jan. 18. The Humboldt Journal of Social Relations (HJSR) invites paper submissions for the 2022 Special Issue #44: Teaching in the Wake of Trump. We invite submissions that explore interdisciplinary techniques, strategies, modalities, theories, concepts, tactics, and antics for teaching in the wake of Trump. By integrating multidisciplinary approaches, we are seeking to unpack the economic, political, cultural, environmental, educational, and social implications of this catastrophic time which will leave negative consequences for years to come. By highlighting pedagogical practices that uplift resistance, struggle, and movement building, we seek to document the many ways instructors, students, and community members are fighting back and building opposition to current conditions of ongoing state violence. We are seeking scholars, activists, artists, critical thinkers, and accomplices who wish to commune in the struggle for collective freedom. Submission Deadline: Jan. 18, 2022. Submission details and portal here.
  8. Congressional Internship Program. The College to Congress (C2C) Team would like to invite students and recent alumni to apply to our all-expenses covered Summer 2022 Congressional Internship Program! We provide full-time, paid Congressional internships to underrepresented students. Internships run Jun. 1 – Aug. 5, 2022 (9 weeks). The program is free of charge for all participants. C2C will: secure paid Congressional internships, cover ALL expenses (housing, food, transportation, professional clothing, etc.), provide training and support with top DC public service professionals, connect you with the robust C2C Alumni Network, and foster lifelong friendships with other C2C "Hill-terns." Eligibility: Current college juniors and seniors interested in a career in public service OR recent alumni who graduated after June 1, 2021; also Pell Grant recipient, DACA status, OR receive federal financial aid as a student with disabilities. Application opens Dec. 1, 2021 HERE and closes Jan. 15, 2022. 
  9. Peer mentor office hours. Politics Department peer mentors Samuel Perez ( and Serena Archila ( host drop-in office hours every week. Let them help you: plan a path through the major, answer coursework questions, help motivate you to stay focused on your success, and support you during challenging times. Sammy’s hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-4pm and by appointment (Zoom room link). Serena’s office hours: Mondays from 4-5pm, Wednesdays from 3-4pm, and by appointment (Zoom link).