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
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
NAPA members are invited to provide suggestions or self-nominations for the following NAPA Governing Council (GC) positions:
- Member at Large (2 positions)
- Student Representative
Being a part of NAPA leadership is a great way to serve the discipline, build or enhance your network, and make your voice heard. The deadline is fast approaching, however; please provide your suggestions to NAPA President Leni Bohren at firstname.lastname@example.org or John Massad (President-elect) at email@example.com by Friday, January 25th.
Action Anthropology and Sol Tax in 2012: The Final Word?
Edited by Darby C. Stapp
Available at Amazon.com 264 pages
eBook: $3.99 16 illustrations Printed copy: $10.99 8 vignettes
Action Anthropology and Sol Tax are both important chapters in the development of contemporary anthropology and applied social science. Although unknown or forgotten by most, both continue to be revered and applied by a group of intellectual descendants who will not let die either the man or the approach to helping communities. In 2010 and 2011, former students, colleagues, the two Tax daughters—both academic professionals—and… Continue reading
IMSG has an opening for a senior social scientist to work with
NOAA Office of Program Planning and Integration.
This is a position with a contractor providing support to NOAA.
The person hired for this position will be working in a NOAA office with
NOAA personnel, but be hired by the contractor, IMSG. It is a Silver Spring (DC Metro area) position.
The direct link to the particulars is:
The 2012 NAPA Student Achievement Awards were presented at last week’s AAA meeting in San Francisco. The awardees, their universities, and their papers, are as follows:
1ST PLACE WINNER:
Naheed Ahmed (University of South Florida )
“Most At-Risk Populations: Contextualizing HIV Prevention Programs Targeting Marginalized Groups in Zanzibar, Tanzania”
1ST RUNNER UP:
Carla Pezzia (University of Texas at San Antonio)
“Engaging Mental Health Care in a Disengaged System”
2ND RUNNER UP:
Michael Brydge (Colorado State University)
“The Theory of Participation: Construction Work and Building Up Youth on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota”
General information about the award can… Continue reading
NAPA/AAA Career Expo at the 2012 AAA meeting
11 am to 4 p.m. Friday, November 16th Main Exhibit Hall
Come and visit employers from the following sectors:
Attendees can also get Instant Mentoring on site!
Scheduled exhibitors include:
Elizabeth Schill, Deloitte
Niel Tashima, LTG Associates
Jon Keesey and ,Annik Ramsey, Smart Revenue
Patricia Sunderland, Practica
Laurie Krieger, Manoff Group
Michael Kronthal, Yahoo!
Colin Busby, Basin Assoc.
Carol Ellick, Joe Watkins, and Emily Ellick-Flettre, Ace Consultants
Suzanne Heurtin-Roberts, NIH
Robert Hahn, CDC
Cathy Prowse, Law Enforcement
Ana Pagan, Merced… Continue reading
CAREERS EXPO announced for the AAA meeting!
Students, new professionals, and faculty who are mentoring budding anthropologists should stop by and meet with professional anthropologists to explore today’s career options. Talk with archaeologists, medical anthropologists, cultural anthropologists and others working in government, for-profit firms, and non-profit organizations. Discuss potential careers in cultural resources management, health and human services, design and promotion, policymaking, and more.
The Careers Expo is sponsored by NAPA and AAA, and runs during the AAA meeting in San Francisco for one day only: Friday, November16, 11 am to 4 pm in the main… Continue reading
The latest edition of the NAPA Annals of Anthropological Practice should already have arrived to the mailboxes of NAPA members:
Volume 36, Issue 1
Neuroanthropology and Its Applications
Daniel H. Lende and Greg Downey, Volume Coeditors
See the Publications section for information on how to get your copy.