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NAPA Mentoring Program: All the Details

Read about NAPA’s mentoring program in a new post to the NAPA section of AAA’s online Anthropology News:

NAPA’s Mentorship Program

AnthroCurrents February 15, 2017

Will you be participating in anthropology day tomorrow?  I look forward to the surge of stories about anthropology and anthropologists in the news.  If you’re a practitioner and you’re publishing something—please send us a note, we’d love to feature you!

Who’s asking whom to be their valentine? Biological anthropologist Helen Fisher of match.com reports that men want women to make the first move.

Anthropologists team up with NASA to study urbanization in the Himalayas.  Their mixed methods approach was initially thought too unusual until the devastating earthquake in Nepal in 2015, which highlighted the significant… Continue reading

AnthroJobs: Jobs of the week – February 10, 2017

Are you an anthropology graduate with at least 2 years work experience in conceptualizing, developing, implementing and managing projects and programs, preferably in the area of cultural and heritage preservation?

The Ramon Aboitiz Foundation is looking for a Senior Program Manager for Culture and Heritage. If you have experience in organizing and facilitating initiatives or activities that promote public awareness, appreciation and participation and excellent communication, leadership and people management skills, click here to apply for the position. The job is based in The Philippines.

If you are not in the Philippines, not planning to… Continue reading

AnthroJobs: Jobs of the week – February 3, 2017

Do you need some good news?

ICR – The Institute for Community Research is hiring!

The Institute for Community Research (ICR) has an opening to begin in March 2017 for a full-time Research Data Manager/Analyst. The Research Data Manager/Analyst will work with multidisciplinary research teams on multiple NIH funded research studies to create, manage, and prepare datasets for analysis and assist with conducting preliminary and descriptive analyses.

Qualifications:
• MA/MS/MPH in epidemiology, public health, bio-statistics, sociology, anthropology, geography, psychology, education, or other quantitative social or behavioral science.
• Minimum of 3 years of solid experience in managing or analyzing data… Continue reading

AnthroCurrents January 31, 2017

The last week and a half have been pretty intense.  I hope you can find a brief respite in hearing about the good work of our fellow colleagues.

I cannot wait to see the results of the Human Generosity Project. In such divided times, I can think of no better question than under what conditions do people cooperate and share with each other?  Will disasters or risks bring people together or drive them apart?

Anthropologists are engaging in the current political dialogue in some important and thoughtful ways. I’m extremely proud to stand with the AAA call… Continue reading

Populism Rising: Anthropology Newsletter call for proposals

As the US inaugurates a new president, AN will turn an eye toward the rise of populism from a global perspective. We’re seeking proposals for feature articles, notes from the field, commentary, photo essays and other media that address aspects of populism or populist movements. We’re looking for novel and engaging perspectives on the US, France, Austria, the UK, Turkey, Venezuela, and elsewhere. What does an anthropological sensibility bring to the conversation? What is the role of the anthropologist and the value of anthropology in this current social and political moment?

Please submit your proposal for our populism series by… Continue reading

Incoming NAPA President Sends Greetings

In a January column in the online Anthropology News, NAPA’s incoming president provides an overview of NAPA and an invitation to participate. Have a look at her column here:

http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2017/01/14/hello-from-the-newest-napa-president/

AnthroJobs: Jobs of the week – January 20, 2017

Fresh from EASA Applied Anthropology Network: Durham is calling – “Having an Anthropology degree doesn’t imply you have to abide by an academic career. Why not discover career alternatives over FREE lunch?” Convenor of AAN Dan Podjed will take part in the event and speak about opportunities in Europe.

How are your NVivo skills? American Institutes for Research (AIR) is seeking a Qualitative Researcher to join their International Research and Evaluation group in Washington, D.C. The position offers an opportunity to gain first-hand qualitative data analysis and research experience on exciting evaluations of development programs. You will lead… Continue reading

AnthroCurrents – January 17, 2017

Hello NAPA family,

After a brief hiatus and some technical issues, AnthroCurrents is back!  My name is Julia Wignall, and I am joining the NAPA communications team as the new AnthroCurrents writer.  My immediate predecessor Walter Pond has done an amazing job and certainly left me some fun and challenging shoes to fill!  You can read a bit more about me in a previous, introductory blog posting on this site. Now, let’s review some recent examples of anthropology in the mass media:

Can anthropologists help find the disappeared?  Forensic anthropologist Roxana Enriquez Farias founded a nonprofit… Continue reading

AnthroJobs: Jobs of the week – January 13, 2017

Anthropologist Keith Hart asks: Why is anthropology not a public science? If you have Academia.edu profile, you can join this collaborative writing session and discussion with over 200 scholars.

In the meanwhile, FHI360 is seeking a Program Assistant to support the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), and other exchanges. Launched in 1940 by the U.S. Department of State, IVLP seeks to build mutual understanding between the United States and other nations through carefully designed professional visits to the United States for emerging foreign leaders in government, politics, the media, education, the arts, business and other… Continue reading