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