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Governing Council Today: Niel Tashima on a New NAPA Mentoring Resource

Note: Niel Tashima is Chair of the NAPA Mentoring Committee. To navigate to the pages described below, hover over the “Careers” tab on the top right of the navigation bar above, and select the “Mentoring” or “Mentoring FAQs” drop-down link.

 

The NAPA Mentor Committee is pleased to announce that a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about mentoring and a career in professional or applied anthropology has recently been posted to the NAPA website.

http://practicinganthropology.org/careers/mentoring/mentoring_FAQ/

The FAQs are divided into several areas of focus to assist students and new professionals as they access the information.

The FAQ webpage begins… Continue reading

NAPA Workshops at AAA: Register Soon to Get Your Preference

NAPA has a great slate of workshops again for the AAA annual meeting. But be sure to register soon to get into the session of your choice.  And remember:  Students Pay Half Price for Workshop Admission. Registration is through the AAA website:

http://www.aaanet.org/meetings/Workshops.cfm

Scheduled workshops are as follows:

Thursday, November 21, 2013

 08:00 AM-10:00 AM. NAPA Workshop On the Design Process: Design Thinking, Tools, and Methods – Christine Miller

10:15 AM-12:15 PM. NAPA Workshop On What’s Your PITCH? Who’s In Your Network? – Sabrina Nichelle Scott and Elizabeth Briody

12:30 PM-02:30 PM.  NAPA-NASA Workshop: Applying to… Continue reading

Governing Council Today: Communications Committee and You

What do NAPA members want? What do NAPA members need? These are questions that NAPA leaders would like to address. However, with a diverse set of member practitioners employed in a broad spectrum of workplaces, with a range of wants and needs, divining the proper answers is challenging.

As noted two weeks ago by NAPA President Leni Bohren, one way NAPA hopes to address these questions is by being more proactively open and public about what NAPA is actually doing. That is one reason why we have launched this bi-weekly blog series featuring members of the Governing Council (aka the… Continue reading

LinkedIn Series Interview for July 16

The bi-weekly NAPA interview series on our LinkedIn page this week features a brief interview with Patricia Sunderland of Practica Group LLC. Patricia highlights some points about anthropology and consumer research, and tips out how to get there.

To see the interview go to the LinkedIn page and look for the “NAPA Career Expo Profiles” headline, or follow the link below:

http://www.linkedin.com/groups/NAPA-CAREER-EXPO-PROFILES-Anthropologist-1123547.S.258474806?qid=32a61791-3501-4fb8-ac34-e1ea319aae7e&goback=%2Egmp_1123547

Interviews will also be archived on this site. Feel free to give us your feedback!

NAPA Launches Interview Series on LinkedIn

NAPA has launched an informative new interview series on the NAPA Linked In site. This bi-weekly series will feature brief interviews with prominent anthropological practitioners. The goal is to highlight what NAPA and its members are doing, and to showcase the diverse lines of work in which practitioners are engaged.

The first interview in the series, appearing July 2, 2013, can be found at: http://lnkd.in/_S3vzf.

Interviews are conducted by two NAPA Communications Committee volunteers, Kristin Keller and Nicole Conand (brief bios on both appear below). Interviews will also be archived on the NAPA website, http://practicinganthropology.org/about/archive/.

The first set of interviews… Continue reading

Latest issue out now: Journal of Business Anthropology

 

From Wall Street to Wardrobe:
Your complete guide to the spring collection of the JBA

 Highlights:

·          The latest opinions on the anthropology of finance by Aihwa Ong, Benjamin Lee, Daromir Rudnyckyj, Hirokazu Miyazaki, and Melissa Fisher

·          Organizational ethnographers in the age of financialization, by Galit Ailon

·          The anthropology of Chinese capitalism in Southeast Asia, by Michiel Verver and Heidi Dahles

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Study of Practicing Anthropologists: Call for Participation

 Help Us To Understand the Careers of Practicing And Professional Anthropologists as they relate to Academic Institutions.

Are you a practicing or professional anthropologist working outside of an academic organization? If so, are you collaborating in any way with an academic institution as part of your professional life? We are aware from anecdotes that many practicing and professional anthropologists participate in the academic community in one way or another. But we know little about what this participation is like, how academic responsibilities figure in their careers, and how practitioners are compensated for their academic commitments.

The American Anthropological Association’s… Continue reading

SfAA Tourism and Heritage Student Paper Competition

The SfAA Tourism and Heritage TIG announces the start of the third annual Student Paper Competition for the 2014 annual meeting in Albuquerque, NM.
 
The Student papers should entail original research on the themes of “tourism” and/or “heritage” broadly defined, including topics such as heritage, archaeology and tourism, ecotourism, and cultural resource management. Top papers will be selected for inclusion in an organized paper session at the 2014 SfAA Annual Meetings in Albuquerque, and an award will be presented to the best paper in the session. Eligible students must be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program at… Continue reading

Annals of Anthropological Practice: Editor Opportunity

NAPA seeks an editor or co-editors for the Annals of Anthropological Practice (AAP; formerly the NAPA Bulletin). The Annals, NAPA’s flagship publication, biannually publishes relevant issues at the forefront of practicing anthropology.
 
The editor(s) should be both topically and technically aware of current issues in practicing anthropology and also be able to guide contributors effectively to produce high quality, peer-reviewed issues. These may be theme-based and/or inclusive of voluntary submitted papers. The editor(s) should have a solid publication record in applied and/or practicing anthropology, be at least at the associate level or equivalent, and have an excellent command of… Continue reading

Are You An Evaluator?

Join me in planning  the Evaluation Anthropology Interest Group Session at the AAA 2013 Chicago meetings.  For the second year, the NAPA Evaluation Anthropology Interest Group would like to submit a session on Topics in Evaluation Anthropology for the AAA meetings in Chicago.  The purpose of this series is to support discussion of the theoretical and methodological issues that we encounter as anthropologists conducting evaluations of programs, processes, projects and products.  We would like to showcase the technical basis of evaluation anthropology.   A 2012 session on preserving confidentiality in ethnographic evaluations generated a lot… Continue reading