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The Solon T. Kimball Award for Public and Applied Anthropology offers an opportunity to honor exemplary anthropologists for outstanding recent achievements that have contributed to the development of anthropology as an applied science and that have had important impacts on public policy.
The range of eligible nominees is unusually broad: the Kimball Award can be given to individuals or to a team (including collaborators outside of anthropology) and is not restricted by nationality, anthropological specialization, or type of employment. The anthropological contribution may be theoretical or methodological. The impact on public policy may be in any area, domestic or… Continue reading
We have an opening here in the AAA office (Arlington, VA) for a post-doc fellow. The initial term is two years, but it is renewable, to support our departmental services and applied/practicing services. Please pass along this opportunity to any promising candidates you think might be interested.
Edward Liebow, Executive Director
American Anthropological Association
+703.528.1902, x 1168 (ofc)
What becomes of anthropology grad students after they finish their Masters degrees and then transition into the “real world” of practitioner anthropology? Are their choices clear cut? Do things work out as they planned? What are the options in the job market or for further education?
In an attempt to address some of these questions, NAPA interviewed eight recent anthropology Masters degree recipients to get their stories and perspectives. Their experiences reveal the diverse options and life courses that are possible with the degree.
It is hoped that these stories will help inform those currently in MA programs as to… Continue reading
The Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists (WAPA) would like to congratulate the four recipients (co-winners and two honorable mentions) of the 2015 Praxis Award. The awards were announced and presented during the NAPA Business Meeting at November’s AAA meetings in Denver.
The two awardees are:
Mari Clarke and her team for their project “Improving Awareness and Technical Skills in Road Maintenance within the Third Rural Transport Project, Vietnam.”
The Praxis Award also went to Stephen Weidlich and the AECOM team for their entry, “Little Saigon Design Guidelines” in San Diego, CA.
There were also two Honorable Mentions provided.
The… Continue reading
For those who will arrive in Denver for the 2015 AAA meeting on or before Wednesday (Nov. 18), a special NAPA mid-career practitioner roundtable is slated for Wednesday afternoon from 2 to 3:45 pm.
The focus will be on issues faced by practitioners who are in the middle of their careers, which means quite a range of topics could be discussed. Content from the roundtable will be forwarded to NAPA leaders in hopes of ensuring NAPA activities are properly aligned with practitioner needs.
Check the onsite program for the roundtable venue (session #2-0350). It should prove an interesting and fruitful… Continue reading
29 – 30 September 2015… Continue reading
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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!