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AnthroCurrents – Summer Break

women reading newspaperHi there news junkies.  I wanted to let you know I’m taking a little break to get out & enjoy all that is summer.  AnthroCurrents will return on July 19th.

In the meantime, you can follow me on instagram @anthrofoodie if you want to know what I’m up to.  Like kayaking with whales (!!)

See you soon!

AnthroJobs of the Week, 3 July 2017

We are a little late with this week’s post, but if you have attended an EPIC conference, this job will be familiar to you: Oculus, the company in Redmond, WA, that produces those virtual reality headset gizmos, is looking for a post-doctoral research scientist in digital anthropology.  This is a two-year, full time contract. Minimum qualifications include 2+ years experience with human social behaviors and developing behavioral frameworks, and 2+ years experience with qualitative research including ethnographic observation, in-depth interviews, contextual inquiry, and other related methods. There are other relevant qualifications required and desired, but it should be another… Continue reading

Practicing Anthropology journal Call for Contributions–Focus on “Practice”

CALL for Contributions

Practicing Anthropology Issue 40.1 (January 1, 2018)

Background:

The current editorial team for Practicing Anthropology (Judith Freidenberg, Shirley Fiske, and Amy Carattini) is ending its 3-year term in December 2017.  We want to publish our final issue on “practice,” to contribute to an open dialogue on the historical and contemporary meanings of the term—practice—since PA is nearing nearly 40 years of uninterrupted publication. 

This Call for Papers has derived, in part, from our long-standing participation and interest in the practice of anthropology, from continuing dialogues over the decades, and more recently from email threads among… Continue reading

Praxis Award Deadline: July 1

The 2017 WAPA Praxis Award application season is winding down; receipt deadline for all entries is next Saturday, July 1, 2017. Potential applicants who did not complete an award pre-application may still submit a full application before the deadline.

Details and submission details can be found on the WAPA website, www.wapadc.org/praxis. For specifics on entry requirements, select the “Guidelines for Praxis Award Nominations” link. Applicants are strongly urged to carefully read the award application guidelines.

Applications should demonstrate anthropology’s relevance and effectiveness in addressing contemporary human problems, particularly in client-based, project-oriented contexts. The competition for this prestigious award is open… Continue reading

AnthroCurrents June 21, 2017

Have you heard of netnography?  Are we limiting culture to digital means or are we expanding the definition of cultural artefacts?

Is Instagram the new cultural landscape?  What role does big data play in anthropology?  I found this both fascinating and dubious.

Slow Anthropology in the Age of Trump.

Going on a summer road trip?  Check out this bucket list for anthropologists in America. Side note: are there more of these?  Have you compiled one?  Send them my way!

I totally want to look up my parents childhood homes in this… Continue reading

SfAA 2018 CALL FOR PAPERS

The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) invites abstracts (sessions, papers and posters) for the Program of the 78th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, April 3-7, 2018. The theme of the Program is “Sustainable Futures.”

The Society is a multi-disciplinary association that focuses on problem definition and resolution. We welcome papers from all disciplines. The deadline for abstract submission is October 15, 2017. For additional information on the theme, abstract size/format, and the meeting, please visit our web page (www.sfaa.net/annual-meeting/).

If you have a webpage for links, please add the following:

The Society for Applied Anthropology is pleased to… Continue reading

AnthroJobs of the Week, 17 June 2017

You don’t often find the word “anthropology” in job listings, but here is one: The Family, Gender and Life Course (FGL) department of the Pan American Health Organization is seeking a Medical Anthropology Advisor, to be based in Washington, D.C. PhD preferred, with nine years of related experience (research evaluation, program management, gender, etc.) required.  English and/or Spanish, with French and/or Portuguese a plus. 

Across the pond is another health and anthropology-focused position at Oxfam UK. The organization is looking for a number of Public Health Promoter – Humanitarian Support Professionals . This seems to be a graduate-level position,… Continue reading

AnthroJobs of the Week, 9 June 2017

Feel like working in the Windy City? It usually ranks as one of the top five food cities in the US, but we digress. Chicago-based Insight Consulting Group is looking for a senior qualitative analyst.  This is a BA or MA level position, depending upon years of relevant experience. This is a market research position looking at online “communities of interest.”

Want to stay in about the same time zone as Chicago but maybe switch your seasons around? Do you know Spanish, spuds, gender issues and M&E? Then you’d be a good match for a position at the International… Continue reading

AnthroCurrents June 7, 2017

Renato took lots of photos while living in the rain forest, including one of Shelly with two Ilongot teenage girls. At right, Renato with Tukbaw, a close friend. Courtesy of Renato Rosaldo

Renato took lots of photos while living in the rain forest, including one of Shelly with two Ilongot teenage girls. At right, Renato with Tukbaw, a close friend.
Courtesy of Renato Rosaldo

If you haven’t yet, you should check out the new season of the Invisibila podcast.  The first 2 episodes feature Renato Rosaldo and his discovery of a new emotion.

One anthropologist photographs the bathtub marys of Sommerville, Massachusetts.

Business anthropologist Martha Bird shares her perspective on what anthropology brings to designing new technologies.  Do you think anthropology lends itself to a systems approach to… Continue reading

NAPA column in May AN: Stratified Reproduction

“Stratified reproduction” describes the process whereby childbearing and childcare tasks are distributed, valued, and experienced unequally in the community. How can practitioner anthropologists become engaged in this social construct? In the May NAPA column in the AAA Anthropology News, Brown U. assistant professor of anthropology Katherine A. Mason describes a practicum-based undergraduate seminar, which confronted the associated struggles and stigmas head on.

Read about the seminar’s results online at:
http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2017/05/31/teaching-stratified-reproduction-in-practice