Monthly Archives: June 2013

Tamil Studies Conference at the University of Toronto

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the* Eighth year of the Tamil
Studies Conference at the University of Toronto*, on *May 16 – 17, 2014*:

*In Many Worlds: Kudi / Kudiyurimai, Belonging, and Citizenship in the
Tamil Imaginary.*

Please find attached the call for papers. Please also note that, as
always, we welcome abstracts from non-Tamil studies specialists.

We would like to extend our sincerest apologies for the delay in
sending out the call for papers for the upcoming conference. We
however believe and hope that the delay will not detract the many
great abstracts, papers, and panel proposals we hope to receive this

*The deadline for abstract submissions is August 31, 2013.* Individual or
panel abstracts may be submitted and details of the guidelines are in the
Call for Papers attached to this email. Please do forward this to your
faculty, departments, colleagues, graduate students and others who might
find this of interest and post as appropriate.

Please circulate this to others!

Thank you for your interest in the Tamil Studies Conference.


Registration and Admin Team
Tamil Studies Conference 2013: “In Many Worlds: Kudi / Kudiyurimai,
Belonging, and Citizenship in the Tamil Imaginary”

Email: info (@)

SAHELI seeking bilingual volunteers

SAHELI: Asian Family Support Services of Austin is a nonprofit organization based in Austin, Texas, that provides assistance to Asian and other immigrant families dealing with domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking.

SAHELI is seeking on-call Language Access Program Advocates to work within their ethnic communities to provide crisis management, advocacy, and peer support to domestic violence survivors in their native language. The advocates will also work with SAHELI to conduct community outreach within their communities to raise awareness about the issues of domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking.

SAHELI is looking for empathetic individuals with excellent communication skills, who understand domestic violence issues, immigrant concerns and are perceptive to client’s needs.

This individual should be actively engaged with their specific community, appreciate Asian family and community dynamics and communicate sensitive information in a culturally appropriate manner.

Candidates must be bilingual in English and at least one of the following languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Japanese and Karenni.

This is an on-call contact position where hours worked are based on need. Advocates are required to attend regularly scheduled paid trainings. $14.25/hour. US work permit is required. Please send resume to SAHELI at saheli (@) or P.O. Box 16254, Austin, TX 78761. Please no phone inquiries.

Malay and Indonesian translators needed

I’m in the final stages of a MFA screenwriting program in the Radio Television Film department here at UT. For my internship I’m writing for a video game development company called Spacetime Studios. We’re looking for native speakers of a number of languages for translation jobs on a contract basis. The content is all video game marketing material geared toward prospective consumers. I can serve as the initial contact point for interested bilingual people – fluent English plus one or more other language(s). The languages we need most right now are Malay and Indonesian, but we’re interested in building a pool of resumes. The work pays $15 per hour and is all done remotely via email. Would you please forward this request to any potentially interested people?

Thank you much.
 m.gammon (@)

Michael Gammon
MFA Screenwriting Student
Radio – Television – Film
University of Texas at Austin