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MA Podcast series now online

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

2015 Praxis Award Recipients

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

Virtual Access to Conference on Friday, Nov. 27

This is the third international conference “Why the World Needs Anthropologists: Burning Issues of Our Hot Planet,” organized by the EASA Applied Anthropology Network along with other organizations. It will take place on Friday November 27, 2015 in Ljulbjana, Slovenia starting at 1:00 pm CET. This link will allow you to attend the conference virtually:
 
 

Mid-Career Practitioner Roundtable at AAA Denver

For those who will arrive in Denver for the 2015 AAA meeting on or before Wednesday (Nov. 18), a special NAPA mid-career practitioner roundtable is slated for Wednesday afternoon from 2 to 3:45 pm.

The focus will be on issues faced by practitioners who are in the middle of their careers, which means quite a range of topics could be discussed. Content from the roundtable will be forwarded to NAPA leaders in hopes of ensuring NAPA activities are properly aligned with practitioner needs.

Check the onsite program for the roundtable venue (session #2-0350). It should prove an interesting and fruitful… Continue reading

Where to Eat and Drink at AAA Denver

If you are interested in tasting some of the culinary delights of Denver while attending the 2015 AAA meetings,  local anthropologist and NAPA AAP Editor John Brett has created a list of his favorite area watering holes and dining establishements. See his blog post at:

AnthroCurrents – August 6, 2015

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

  • How quickly can the world trash Cuba? Anthropologist Sarah Hill offers her opinion on what an open Cuba might look like at the website Atlas Obscura. It’s easy to forget, when reading all of this exciting news, that Cuba has been open to a lot of the world the whole time it has been off limits to Americans.
  • GQ magazine mines the anthropology stacks to show its readers some wildly different marital situations across times and cultures. Their point is supposedly: Different Strokes for… Continue reading

AnthroCurrents – July 24, 2015

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

Inaugural conference: International Indonesian Forum for Asian Studies

This recently arrived from our colleagues with the Asosiasi Antropologi Indonesia:
 
Dear colleague, 
 
For the inaugural conference of the International Indonesian Forum for Asian Studies (IIFAS) Creating ASEAN Futures 2015: Towards connected cross-border communities, we are calling for paper abstracts and proposals for poster presentations. The interdisciplinaryconference will give importance to the opportunities within the boundaries of the ASEAN socioeconomic community and beyond. The AAI is holding a meeting on the second day of the conference.
 
Important Dates:
29 – 30 September 2015… Continue reading

AnthroCurrents – July 10, 2015

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

AnthroCurrents – June 26, 2015

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