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Jen Cardew

Anthropology Without Doctorates

Inside Higher Ed has written an article about anthropologists without doctorates degrees.  You can find it here.

Here’s an exert: “The majority of people who earn terminal master’s degrees in anthropology identify themselves as professional anthropologists and credit their degrees with playing a big part in their career satisfaction, according to a study commissioned by the American Anthropological Association.

The study, called “The Changing Face of Anthropology,” was carried out by the association’s Committee on Practicing, Applied and Public Interest Anthropology, and is the widest-ranging effort undertaken to track master’s degrees in the discipline. Even though the… Continue reading

20 Excellent TED Talks for Anthropologists

The Masters Degree blog (mastersdegree.net) has posted a list of 20 TED Talks that are relevant to anthropologists.  The TED Talks can also be tagged as anthropology so check this link out too.

NAPA Elections and NAPA @ AAA CFP Announcement from Tim Wallace (NAPA President)

Dear NAPA Members:

There are a few items of interest I want to bring to your immediate attention. The first is about NAPA elections and the second is about the call for papers for the 2011 AAA meetings in Montreal.


The AAA will be holding annual elections in the near future. As the president, president-elect and student rep of NAPA are both at the beginning of their terms, and one member-at-large are continuing, the only officers who are due for election this year are the secretary/column editor and two Governing Council members-at-large.

If you would like to be nominated… Continue reading

NAPA Governing Council list has been updated

I wanted to let you know that I have updated the NAPA Governing Council list which changed out at the AAA meeting in New Orleans.  You can find it here.

The Charters for the Committees will be updated later this spring but the missions of each committee are still on-track for each.  If you’re interested in joining a committee or volunteering for NAPA please email the committee chair or the current President Tim Wallace.

EPIC Call for Papers

EPIC2011 Evolution/Revolution in ethnographic praxis

When: September 18-21, 2011

Where: Boulder, Colorado at the St. Julien Hotel

The Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference is pleased to announce that our 2011 Annual Conference will be held in Boulder, Colorado, from September 18 to 21, 2011.  The Boulder venue will combine the advantages of an intimate, college-town scale with the entrepreneurial and high-technology focus of one of the “Best Places to Start a Company” in the United States.  Boulder is easy to get to and combines a gorgeous natural setting with world-class scientific institutions (University of Colorado, The National Renewable… Continue reading

Job posting: Central Washington University Asst/Assoc. Professor

Central Washington University Department of Anthropology and Museum Studies invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant/associate professor position beginning September 16, 2011. The successful candidate will play a significant role in Anthropology and Museum Studies. The position will contribute to the Resource Management Master’s program, and to the Museum of Culture and Environment. Regular teaching is expected in Anthropology and Museum Studies at all levels of the curriculum, as is supervision of student research.  Service to the department, college, and university is also required. PhD in Anthropology by January 17, 2011, and expertise in museum studies required. We are… Continue reading

The Next AAA Public Education Project: A Call for Ideas

Editor’s note: This letter was posted on the AAA website on August 31, 2010

Leith Mullings

AAA President-Elect

One of the most important roles of the American Anthropological Association is to help anthropologists make significant contributions to the production of public knowledge. Our public education project, RACE Are We So Different?, is a wonderful example, having garnered award-winning acclaim through concurrent museum exhibits, a book project, a website and more, thanks to nearly $4.5 million in grants from the Ford Foundation and the National Science Foundation. Despite today’s difficult economic climate, it is time for us to build on the… Continue reading

NAPA Bulletin: Volume Examines Interaction Between Human Migration and Health

Throughout human history, people have travelled in migrated in search of better lives, secure access to food and overall greater well-being. In the most recent issue of the NAPA Bulletin, Craig Hadley of the Department of Anthropology at Emory University edits a volume of articles that examine the anthropological perspectives on migration and health.  Published bi-annually, the NAPA Bulletin (a product of the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology), features thought-provoking research on current topics related to public health, social justice, the media, environmental management and a myriad of other timely issues.

The authors in this volume are… Continue reading

NAPA-OT Guatemala Field School 2011: Call for Applications DUE 12/31

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

The NAPA-OT Field School in Antigua, Guatemala is now recruiting for its four-week summer session: July 18 – August 12, 2011.  The field school offers transdisciplinary learning to promote leadership in social justice through collaboration with Guatemala-based NGO and other community partners. Graduate students and upper division undergraduate majors in applied anthropology and medical anthropology are encouraged to apply online www.napaotguatemala.org by December 31, 2010

The field school is a project of the NAPA-OT SIG (Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group).  Faculty include anthropologists… Continue reading

2010 EPIC Proceedings now available

The 2010 EPIC (Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference) proceedings have been mailed out to attendees.  The proceedings are also available in draft form (for free) on their website.