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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:

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.

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

CAREERS EXPO at the AAA Meeting in December

Students, new professionals, and faculty who mentor young anthropologists:  meet with professional anthropologists to explore career options. The Careers Expo, sponsored by NAPA and AAA, is slated for Friday the 5th at the AAA meeting in Washington DC,  in the main exhibit hall, 11 am-4 pm. Please share this information with your colleagues and plan on attending!

SfAA 2015 Annual Meeting call for papers


The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) invites abstracts (sessions, papers and posters) for the Program of the 75th Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA, March 24-28, 2015. The theme of the Program is “Continuity and Change.”

The Society is a multi-disciplinary association that focuses on problem definition and resolution. We welcome papers from all disciplines. The deadline for abstract submission is October 15, 2014. For additional information on the theme, abstract size/format, and the meeting, please visit our web page (www.sfaa.net, click on “Annual Meeting”).

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Melissa… Continue reading

Governing Council Today: Terry Redding, Communications Committee

[NOTE: Today marks the restarting of an important blog series, Governing Council Today. The series presents thoughts and information from members of the NAPA GC on a biweekly basis, to provide NAPA members with insights and transparency on the association’s leadership. The series will be coordinated by Bethany Grove and Amanda Woomer. For more information on the GC, select the “about” tab above.]

NAPA Communications and Online Career Resources

NAPA offers several web-based resources to facilitate the careers of budding and established practicing anthropologists. These resources are still under development; to help us in the process please let us know… Continue reading

SfAA seeks editor for Practicing Anthropology

The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) announces its search for the next editor of its journal, Practicing Anthropology.

The current editor, Professor Anita Puckett, will complete her term on December 31, 2014. The new editor(s) will assume responsibilities for a three-year term on January 1, 2015. Practicing Anthropology’s editor is appointed by, and reports to, the Board of Directors of the Society for Applied Anthropology. On appointment, the editor becomes a voting member of the SfAA Board.

Practicing Anthropology is a quarterly publication that focuses on timely issues and breaking topics related to the application of the social sciences to… Continue reading

Join the NAPA Social Media Team!

The NAPA Communications Committee is looking for a few energetic and reliable folks to join our social media team. This is a great chance to be a part of keeping practitioners up to date and also bringing anthropology to a wider audience.

We are recruiting for our Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter pages, as well as this very blog! This is a great opportunity to enhance the visibility of practitioner anthropology and to build your own network, and also have a bit of fun. You do not need to be a NAPA member to join, but it helps!

The specific jobs… Continue reading