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AnthroCurrents – November 14, 2014

A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media

Food

  • Anthropologist Elizabeth Bennett started Fruitcycle after visiting an orchard and seeing all the fruit left to rot on the ground. Her company takes fruit that would otherwise be wasted and turns it into apple chips.
  • Rhode Island Public Radio covered the Southern Seed Legacy Project and talked to its director, anthropologist James Veteto (and one of my former professors). The project supports and encourages seed saving to protect the diversity of heritage crops.

Medicine

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

AnthroCurrents – October 31, 2014

A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media

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!

AnthroCurrents – October 17, 2014

A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media

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AnthroCurrents – October 3, 2014

A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media

NAPA Career Profiles: Suzanne Hanchett from Planned Alternatives for Change LLC.

Suzanne Hanchett considers herself to have had four careers, spanning over the course of the last 40 years. Starting out as an academic anthropologist after receiving her Ph.D. from Columbia in 1970, she found herself denied tenure after 9 years of teaching, leaving her “casting about” as she considered her next career move.
“The reasons are still unclear to me, but I do not think I was very smart about office politics. I did not have good advice from my seniors, or if I did, I didn’t take it. Perhaps I didn’t choose the right place to teach. India was… Continue reading

AnthroCurrents – September 19, 2014

A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media