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As you may know from previous messages, NAPA’s journal, the Annals of Anthropological Practice (AAP), is undergoing a major refocusing in 2016, shifting from its current single-theme format to an all volunteered submission structure. Through the two issues of volume 40 (2016), the journal will be a “hybrid,” with part of each issue being devoted to a single theme, and the remainder dedicated to volunteered papers. Beginning with volume 41 in 2017, the AAP will be a fully volunteered journal, providing an important new venue for practicing scholars and widening the field of offerings in the AAP.… Continue reading
NAPA is happy to announce the re-launch of AnthroCurrents, a bi-weekly look at anthropology in the news.
Anthropology of Climate Change
- In the online magazine, popmatters, a review of the 2015 documentary film “The Anthropologist” (screened at the Independent Film Festival Festival, Boston 2016), the reviewer describes this “spry and crisp” film as a multi-layered depiction of (a) the personal side of climate change through visits to indigenous peoples most affected by sea level rise, (b) a not-so-data-heavy explanation of the hows and whys of climate change, and (c) a mother and daughter travelogue. See also IMDB.com and… Continue reading
Log in soon to the AAA website and vote!
On the ballot are the next NAPA president and an at-large Governing Council seat. In addition are several AAA board and committee positions, and whether or not to adopt a resolution to boycott universities in Israel.
Your vote truly matters so do not put off this historic vote!
Nominations Due: May 1 to Anne Kelsey, CoGEA Liaison at firstname.lastname@example.org
The CoGEA Award (formerly known as the Squeaky Wheel Award), sponsored by the AAA Committee on Gender Equity in Anthropology (CoGEA), recognizes individuals whose service to the discipline (inclusive of research, teaching and mentorship) demonstrates the courage to bring to light and investigate practices in anthropology that are potentially sexist and discriminatory based on gender presentation.
Historically, this award has honored those who have acted to raise awareness of women’s contributions to anthropology, worked to identify barriers to full participation by women
in anthropology, or helped to bring about… Continue reading
Citizenship Practices and Cultures of Emigration: Discovering the Nation-State from Abroad
Organizers: Judith Freidenberg, University of Maryland; María Amelia Viteri, Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Immigration has become a critical social issue tackled in academic, policy and political discourse. Yet immigration is chronologically and experientially grounded in emigration, both as a stage in the life course and as a cognitive space. While policies of emigration have been contemplated historically (Green & Weil, 2007), the ethnography of emigration is not well developed for the middle class. How do these emigrants connect to the country of birth throughout their life course? And,… Continue reading
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