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Jen Cardew

Draft revision of the AAA’s Code of Ethics available for review

Dear AAA Member:

At the 2011 AAA Annual Meeting recently held in Montréal, Quebec, Canada, the AAA Executive Board (EB) voted to receive a draft revision of the AAA’s Code of Ethics as revised by the Task Force for Comprehensive Ethics Review. The EB also passed a resolution thanking the task force and its chair, Dena Plemmons, for all of their hard work. Beginning in early 2009, the Task Force was commissioned to review the Code of Ethics and consult extensively with relevant AAA committees and commissions, the Section Assembly, the membership at large and other interested parties. The Task… Continue reading

AAA Leadership Mentoring Award Program

The American Anthropological Association is pleased to announce the annual AAA Leadership Mentoring Award Program.  The purpose of this mentorship/award program is to provide a unique opportunity for young professional anthropologists to learn about AAA and leadership opportunities and to encourage future leadership in the association.  Anthropologists three to five years beyond completion of their terminal graduate degree are encouraged to apply.  Each year a group of three to five awardees (mentees) will be paired with a mentor chosen from among AAA leadership.  Mentors will be available to mentees throughout the year to answer questions related… Continue reading

Call for Students: NAPA-OT Field School in Antigua, Guatemala

Call for Students:  NAPA-OT Field School in Antigua, Guatemala

The NAPA-OT Field School in Antigua, Guatemala is now recruiting anthropology, occupational therapy public health, and other social science students for its four-week summer session: July 16 – August 10, 2012.

The field school offers transdisciplinary learning to promote leadership in social justice through collaboration with Guatemala-based NGO and other community partners. Graduate studentsand upper division undergraduate majors in applied or medical anthropology or related social sciences are encouraged to apply via our website by December 31, 2011 for first… Continue reading

Job posting: Tenured and Tenure-Track Full-time Faculty Appointment

Tenured and Tenure-Track Full-time Faculty Appointment American Indian Studies Center

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) seeks an outstanding scholar who can make a strong contribution to teaching and research in American Indian Studies. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to American Indian Studies (understood as an interdisciplinary field) as displayed by publications in American Indian Studies and/or their chosen discipline or field of specialization. We are especially interested in applicants from the fields of Anthropology (Cultural, Historical and Linguistic), English and Comparative Literature, Public Policy, Psychology, and World Arts and Cultures. However, exceptional candidates from other fields… Continue reading

NAPA Networking Event at the AAA 11/19 12:15-1:30 pm

The NAPA Networking Event Flyer Montreal QC, Canada (download)

Sabrina Nichelle Scott, NAPA Workshops Chair, is hosting a NAPA Networking Event at the American Anthropological Association (AAA) Annual Meeting in Montreal on Saturday November 19th at 12:15-1:30 local time.  The event will be held in Room 511D, in the convention center.

The event is open to all and is a wonderful opportunity for students, young professionals, and those established in their careers. Come and meet other practicing anthropologists, learn about what people are working on, and have some wonderful conversations!

Call for Applications: 2012-2013 AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships


Seeking: Scientists, doctors, or engineers at all career stages.

The application deadline for the 2012-2013 AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships is quickly approaching. The deadline to apply is December 5, 2011, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Placement opportunities are available in congressional offices and 15 executive branch agencies. The five fellowship areas offered for September 2012 through August 2013 are:

  • Congressional
  • Diplomacy, Security& Development
  • Energy, Environment & Agriculture
  • Health, Education & Human Services
  • Roger Revelle Fellowship in Global Stewardship

To be considered for a fellowship, all successful applicants must hold… Continue reading

Q&A with the AAA Task Force for Comprehensive Ethics Review

Dear AAA Member:

The members of the AAA Task Force for Comprehensive Ethics Review have been
diligently undertaking a thorough review of our association’s Code of
Ethics. Pursuant to a charge put forward by our Executive Board, the Task
Force has now completed its work and is prepared to send it forward to the
EB. At this year’s Annual Meeting, the Task Force will hold a question and
answer session, Friday, November 18, 2011 from 12:15-13:30 designed to
provide further information about the methods and process the group used to
make its recommendations. The session was organized and will be… Continue reading

Florida International University (GSS): Assistant/Associate Professor of Medical Anthropology 

The Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies (GSS) at Florida International University invites applicants for a tenured/tenure-track appointment as Assistant/Associate Professor of Anthropology, beginning Fall 2012. The department seeks applicants with specialization in medical anthropology with strong records of research publications, external funding, and ability to fund and mentor doctoral students. Research foci and geographic area are open.

The GSS Department is in a dynamic phase of growth. We are developing multiple BA degree programs and have transformed our doctoral program into an innovative, interdisciplinary degree program that weaves together anthropology, geography, and sociology. GSS is part of… Continue reading

Support Anthropology in Florida

Contacts: Rachael Tackett rtackett at mail dot usf dot edu & Vance Powell rcpowell at mail dot usf dot edu

You can view the petition here.

Petition In light of recent statements that the Governor of Florida, Rick Scott, has made against funding for anthropology education and research, Florida’s citizens have come together to write a petition and initiate a state-wide petition campaign.

The petition calls for more funding for Anthropology research and education. Visit the petition at Visit our website at

Anthropology is vital to Florida’s economic growth. Anthropology is vital to Florida’s economic… Continue reading

Final: NAPA at the 2011 AAA in Montreal

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011





2-0400   Ideas and Techniques for Organizing An Ethnographic Field School  James Tim M Wallace and George Gmelch       


2-0465   LINKING TOURISM PAST WITH ITS PRESENT: REFLECTIONS AND DIRECTIONS Heidi J Nicholls, James Tim M Wallace, and Valene Smith