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Waiting in Line? The newest episode from AnthroTalks

AnthroTalks wants to hear from you for our new episode about “Waiting in Line.”

Here’s the idea: we all do it without too much thought… and that got us curious at AnthroTalks. What makes us wait? Who makes us wait? What happens while we’re waiting? Who gets to the front without waiting?! We know that things happen in and around waiting that can tell us about ourselves. Time to learn more, we decided!

Send us your experiences with waiting in line, from wherever in the world you are! Have you waited in surprising places? In ways that made you notice… Continue reading

AnthroJob of the Week, 16 December 2017 and hiatus

In keeping with the present news cycle, the job this week is located in Huntsville, Alabama.

KFS is looking for a Cultural Resources Specialist III to be based in AL, but telecommuting is also acceptable. More specifically, they are looking for a Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA) or someone who can meet the requirements of an RPA.

The Cultural Resources Specialist III will be required to work in a wide range of settings with varied responsibilities and assignments thought the United States and other countries or territories. The Cultural Resources Specialist III is responsible for implementation and oversight of cultural resources projects… Continue reading

AnthroJobs of the Week, 8 December 2017

An interesting opportunity came across the radar this week, worth having a look for the right candidate.

Crea Comunidades de Emprendedores Sociales, A.C. is a Mexican non-profit founded in 2008 that develops and implements unique and customized programs to empower and strengthen women entrepreneurs and businesswomen from socially and economically marginalized areas in Mexico. The group is looking for a Project Manager  in their Department of Program Evaluation. The Project Manager supports the Evaluation Director in her various responsibilities, mainly in the coordination of the follow up evaluation of social programs, fieldwork and distribution of reports to strategic partners.

This position… Continue reading

AnthroCurrents December 7, 2017

Hi, practicing community!   It’s been a whirlwind of a Fall and I hope you can forgive me for my sparse updates.  I hope all of you who made it to AAA this year had a great time and reconnected with your anthro community.  If you have any pressing news or stories that came out of AAA that you’d like to share here, send us a note at anthrocurrents@practicinganthropology.org.

Medical anthropologist, Sharon Young, conducted a study about whether eating the placenta afterbirth actually yields health benefits.

There’s not a lot of substance to this article but… Continue reading

AnthroJob of the Week, 2 December 2017

For those of you missing all the career and job discussions at the AAA meeting going on these past few days, here is a position on the opposite coast from DC:

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, operated by Battelle in Richland, WA, is looking for a Cultural Resources Scientist to manage its Cultural Resources Management Program for projects conducted for implementation and compliance to various federal acts (NAGRPA, etc.).

While a BA/BS and two years experience is acceptable, preferred qualifications include:
• MS/MA in anthropology or archaeology, or cultural resources, and 3 years of experience.
• Registered Professional Archeologist certification.
•… Continue reading

AnthroJobs of the Week, 25 November 2017

Normally, we post a job or two here that call specifically for an anthropology degree and related experience. Today we are going with another strategy, which will be noting a resource of interest to those considering international development jobs. The Devex website (www.devex.com) lists all kinds of jobs in the field, across the globe. These are not just for those with anthropology backgrounds, but there are plenty of positions to sift through. 

For example, if you are interested in working for USAID or a USAID contractor, you can review this list, which features over 40 positions internationally.… Continue reading

New Anthro Networking Group in the Netherlands

EthnoBorrel, a networking group for professional ethnographers, will be launched on Thursday, 7 December, 2017. The launch will take place in the Netherlands during the group’s first meetup. 

An initiative of Erin Taylor and Gawain Lynch of Canela Consulting, EthnoBorrel aims to strengthen members’ professional skills and advance the practice and value of ethnography in Europe.

EthnoBorrels will be held monthly in locations in the Netherlands and other locations in Europe. Each event will focus on a theme relevant to the professional practices of its members. Attendees can present their work, seek advice from peers, discover opportunities, advance their
skills, and link up with broader global… Continue reading

Call for Proposals: Advanced, Research Team and Short Seminars at the School for Advanced Research

The School for Advanced Research is currently accepting proposals for Advanced, Research Team and Short Seminars. The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2018.

Seminars at the School for Advanced Research (SAR) promote communication among scholars and/or practitioners who are at a critical stage of research on a shared topic. Each seminar consists of up to 10 scholars – including one or two who serve as chair/s – who meet at SAR’s Santa Fe campus for three to five days of intense discussion.

Advanced Seminars: SAR’s renowned Advanced Seminar program convenes a group of scholars for a five-day seminar, the… Continue reading

Malinowski Award applications

The Society for Applied Anthropology considers nominations each year for the Malinowski Award. This Award is presented to a senior social scientist in recognition of a career dedicated to understanding and serving the needs of the world’s societies.
 
The deadline for receipt of nominations is December 15.
 
A nomination should include a detailed letter, a curriculum vitae, up to three letters of support, and sample products which may include but are not limited to traditional scholarly writing. A more detailed description of the Award and the nomination process is included on the SfAA web site at: 

Summer 2018 Ethnography Field School in Mexico

OSEA celebrates 15 years of innovative trans-cultural exchange, community
outreach, language immersion, service learning, and interdisciplinary field
study in the Maya Community of Pisté, Yucatán, México
 
*​Open School of Ethnography and Anthropology
 
Founded in 2003, OSEA provides US students training in ethnography and
community based service learning.  Participants learn to design & conduct
research on issues that are significant for you. Focus on academic research
or practicum experience that gives you the edge for grad program, medical
school or work in public or private sector.
 
Students design research on issues that they choose, in areas such as… Continue reading