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Job: Community Outreach Coordinator

The Community Outreach Coordinator is responsible for establishing and strengthening programmatic partnerships between WES and community organizations, government agencies, academic institutions and other institutions that work with immigrant communities. The coordinator will develop programs and services to promote awareness of credential recognition issues and support the integration of immigrants into professional and academic settings. S/he will develop and deliver training and information sessions for staff/volunteers of community agencies and for individual immigrant clients.

Responsibilities: • Arrange and present WES seminars and information sessions for immigrants and training

sessions for staff/volunteers of immigrant service organizations. • Develop/adapt seminar curriculum in response… Continue reading

Job: Lead Interaction Designer / Design Director

Should be local to the SF Bay Area…there is no move package. Must be comfortable in working with a start-up and doing multip;e releases in a year.. You will be the only UX person there for now. Will need to build a team and a lab over the next few years.

Title: Lead Interaction Designer / Design Director

Our client’s Innovation Management Solutions help companies to determine the best products and services to deliver and the best features and functions to include in them. Their SaaS-based solutions cover the product lifecycle from collecting and assessing Voice-of-Customer/Voice-of-Market data through collaborative applications… Continue reading

Job: Lead User Research Specialist

Position Summary: Kelley Blue Book is looking for a Lead User Research Specialist to conduct qualitative and quantitative studies that will improve the user experience on Kelley Blue Book’s website, kbb.com. This person will report to the Director of User Research and work closely with other researchers, product managers, and KBB auto industry liaisons to deliver insights about the consumer and customer (auto industry) experience with Kelley Blue Book. The ideal candidate has a passion for user research of all types, is a creative thinker with a strong foundation in research but a flexible approach, open to exploring out-of-the box… Continue reading

News: Ethnographic Field School, Summer 2010

NC State University Announces the Seventeenth Annual Ethnographic Field School, Summer 2010

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
May 28 – July 18, 2010

Environment, Heritage, Identity, and Globalization in Mayan Communities

Field school website: http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/wallace or through the NCSU Study Abroad Office website: http://studyabroad.ncsu.edu/

Objectives: Learn how to design, conduct and write-up your own independent research project while on the shores of a crystal lake framed by volcanoes! During the seven week program time, live and work with an indigenous Guatemalan family in the Lake Atitlán area of the Western Highlands. Whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student, training as… Continue reading

TWIAN: Undergrad Seminar: Why Incompletes Are So Dangerous (Ethnography.com)

[TWIAN (i.e., This Week in Anthropology) focuses on issues of anthropological practice that are of interest to the NAPA Anthro membership.  The following post from Ethnography.com is a timely way to start the year since many of us are involved in academia.

Here we are in the 2nd half of the academic year. If the 1st half got off to a rocky start, maybe this is a good time to talk about time management. Not the “The 7 habits of that smugly overambitious go-getter” variety. This is aimed more at the “How can I squeeze school into my… Continue reading

News: Call for Nominations


Call for Nominations for:

  • President-Elect
  • Treasurer
  • Member-at-Large (or Governing Council Member-at-Large)
  • Student Representative

The National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA) is seeking members who are interested in being nominated as candidates for positions that will be open for the 2010 elections. We welcome nominations from all members of NAPA and encourage both undergraduate and graduate students to apply for the Student Representative position. While elected positions must be filled by NAPA members in good standing, if you are not currently a NAPA member we would like to encourage you… Continue reading

Short term ethnographic consultancies for the U.S. Census

Comparative Ethnographic Studies of Census Enumeration Methods and

Coverage in Race/Ethnic Groups

The U.S. Census Bureau is seeking up to 18 ethnographers to do short-term research in nine race/ethnic research sites during Census 2010 field data collection operations as contractors for 4-6 months. Past research has shown that race/ethnic minority subpopulations are differentially miscounted, with implications for possible imbalances in congressional representation and allocation of federal funds. Examples of miscounts include persons not included on the census form who should be counted in the household, persons counted in more than one place or in the wrong place, and missed housing… Continue reading

osea 2010 – Heritage Ethnography Field School

7 WEEK PROGRAM: May 23 – July 10, 2010
Yucatán, Mexico

Based in Pisté and Maya Communities surrounding Chichén Itzá,

One of the New Seven Wonders of the World

Students do research on an issue they select according to their interests.  Possible areas of work include:

  • Art & Intangible Cultural Heritage
  • Archaeological Heritage
  • Ethnography of Archaeology
  • Tourism Development & Urbanism
  • Community Strategies of Tourism
  • Social History through Life Histories
  • Applied and Action Research
  • Art Exhibitions and Ethnographic Installation
  • Maya Forms of Health & Healing
  • Environmental Heritage

Students enroll in two courses and receive 8 credits in Anthropology:

December 2009 NAPA e-News

[ Download the entire December issue! ]

From Mary Odell Butler:

It’s a great time to be a practicing anthropologist. The opportunities
for us to contribute to the significant changes occurring in the US and
around the world have never been greater. As we approach the
AAA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, it’s time for all of us to think
of where NAPA has been, where we want to go in the coming year
and how we can begin to prepare for it. I really hope that you will
join us for all of the things that NAPA will be doing… Continue reading

Exciting Times for NAPA

As we approach the AAA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, it’s time to think of where NAPA has been, where we want to go in the coming year and how we can begin to prepare for it.  We hope that you will join us for the many exciting NAPA events that will happen in Philadelphia.  Some of the things that you may want to attend include:

Thursday, December 3

  • NAPA Governing Council Meeting. Mezzanine II, Courtyard Marriott.  2-6 pm.  Snacks and coffee.  You should eat lunch.
  • AAA Business Meeting, Grand Ballroom, Salon H, Philadelphia Marriott. 6:30-7:30.… Continue reading