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NAPA Student Achievement Award

The deadline for applications for the 2015 NAPA Student Achievement Award is Monday, June 1, 2015. For all the details on how to apply and an award flyer to circulate, see the student award page on this website at http://practicinganthropology.org/students/student-achievement-award/.

Please pass this message on to colleagues, faculty, and of course your fellow students. The deadline will be here before you know it!

 

NAPA OT Field School applications: April 1 deadline

Call for Students! Placements available in the NAPA-OT Field School in Antigua, Guatemala — June 1-26, 2015.

Positions are available for anthropology, public health, and clinical students interested in building research skills! More information and the application can be found at www.napaotguatemala.org. Admission on a rolling basis with an April 1 deadline. Email hall-clifford@napaotguatemala.org with questions.

NGO Networks and Perspectives on Child Migration: Examining Perceptions of Root Causes

The NGO Networks group will work to explore occupational perspectives on child migration and its causes drawing from among diverse sectors of Guatemalan society. The project will be developed in collaboration… Continue reading

Praxis Award applications

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Praxis Award.  Since 1981, WAPA’s biennial Praxis Award has recognized outstanding achievement in translating anthropological knowledge into action. Applicants should demonstrate anthropology’s relevance and effectiveness in addressing contemporary human problems, especially for projects in client-based contexts.

Information is on the WAPA website at http://wapadc.org/praxis. Applicants should carefully review the general information page and also the application guidelines at http://wapadc.org/praxisnoms.

Applicants should hold an MA/MS or PhD from any anthropological subfield. WAPA strongly encourages self nominations from individuals, groups or organizations wherein at least one anthropologist worked on the designated… Continue reading

EPIC2015 call for participation; Deadline approaching!

The call for participation for EPIC2015 is out! See the conference website at  http://epicpeople.org/2015 for all the details. The submission deadline is March 6.

We hope many of you will join us in São Paulo, Brazil, Oct 4-8, 2015. São Paulo is not just the largest economy in Latin America, but also a center of design and innovation. EPIC2015 is a wonderful opportunity to connect and learn with international colleagues in this important of business hub–and have some fun experiencing the incredible culture and nature of Brazil.

Questions?

–Get the latest updates and post your questions to… Continue reading

AAA Task Force on Global Climate Change

Chaired by past NAPA President Shirley Fiske, the AAA Task Force on Global Climate Change recently released their final report on what anthropologists can do about this critical issue. See all the details on the Task Force page of this website:

http://practicinganthropology.org/practicing-anthro/climate/

CHANGES to the Annals of Anthropological Practice

A number of important transitions and changes related to NAPA’s Annals of Anthropological Practice (AAP), formerly known as the NAPA Bulletin series, are underway as we move ahead in 2015.

See the page on this site with all the details: http://practicinganthropology.org/publications/annals/

And don’t forget to think about contributing your own work to the next volume of the AAP.

NAPA events for Friday at AAA

NAPA Highlights for Dec. 5:

Workshops:
9 am: What’s your elevator pitch?
11:15 am: Conflict resolution
1:30 pm: Skills in international health
3:45 pm: The business of business anthropology

Careers Expo
11 am – 4 pm: Meet with some of the 50 practitioner anthropologists from many sectors who will be on hand to discuss their careers, organizations, and workaday world.

Sessions
2:30 pm: Panel sessions on health policy (#4-0845) with John Trainor and Jason Miller, and evaluation (4-0870) with Eve Pinsker and Leni Bohren.

NAPA Invited Session
6:30 pm: As NAPA turns 30, what does the future hold for practitioner… Continue reading

Ebola expertise list by Nov. 12

Colleagues –  I need to quickly assemble an expertise database to show key response organizations (like the UN Mission for Emergency Ebola Response) where anthropologists have worked / are working.

If you are an AAA member and your membership profile is up to date, terrific. If it is not up to date, we’d like you to update it anyway (go to www.aaanet.org, login and update).

However, this week is “special,” and in addition to updating your profile, I’d like to get something to UNMEER in a hurry. By close of business Wednesday, 12 November, could you please respond DIRECTLY… Continue reading

Faculty opening at Vanguard U

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology at Vanguard University of Southern California invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in cultural anthropology at the Assistant Professor level to begin Fall2015 semester.

Candidates with earned Ph.D., or ABD if completing by December 2015 are encouraged to apply. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.Areas of specialization are open, however, a well-qualified candidate should be able to teach both core introductory courses, theory, and research methodsas well as upper-division courses related to her/his area of scholarly and applied research expertise. The program is committed to applying anthropology to problem-solving.… Continue reading

2014 NAPA Student Achievement Award Deadline Extended

NAPA has extended the deadline for submissions for its Student Achievement Award, which recognizes student contributions in the area of practicing and applied anthropology. The award honors students who have excelled in these fields and provides opportunities, particularly for students who have worked on team projects and in applied contexts and to be recognized during the AAA annual meeting.

Awards include three cash prizes: $300 first place; $100 first runner-up; and $50 second runner-up. Additionally, students will be awarded a certificate of recognition and will be acknowledged at the NAPA Business Meeting during the 2014 AAA meeting in… Continue reading