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Governing Council Today: Ellen Puccia, Program Chair, on the AAA Annual Meeting this Week

NAPA is well-represented on the AAA meeting program this year in Chicago, with three invited sessions and eleven additional sessions or roundtables. There are also 15 NAPA-sponsored workshops, covering a variety of topics from data sanitization to stress management to funding graduate school. The NAPA website has a listing by day of all the NAPA activities; navigate over using the “About” link on the dropdown menu above, or simply go to
http://practicinganthropology.org/about/annual-meeting/annual-meeting-2013/.

You can also use the AAA website to search for particular days or sessions at:
http://aaa.confex.com/aaa/2012/webprogrampreliminary/NAPA.html.

There still may be time to register for a NAPA… Continue reading

NAPA Profiles: AAA Executive Director ED LIEBOW

Click the link to read the latest NAPA Profile on the NAPA LinkedIn page! AAA Executive Director and past NAPA President Ed Liebow talks about his history with NAPA, and shares some thoughts on the opportunities and challenges in practicing anthropology today.

Click here: http://lnkd.in/bQcSr4h

Governing Council Today: Niel Tashima on a New NAPA Mentoring Resource

Note: Niel Tashima is Chair of the NAPA Mentoring Committee. To navigate to the pages described below, hover over the “Careers” tab on the top right of the navigation bar above, and select the “Mentoring” or “Mentoring FAQs” drop-down link.

 

The NAPA Mentor Committee is pleased to announce that a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about mentoring and a career in professional or applied anthropology has recently been posted to the NAPA website.

http://practicinganthropology.org/careers/mentoring/mentoring_FAQ/

The FAQs are divided into several areas of focus to assist students and new professionals as they access the information.

The FAQ webpage begins… Continue reading

NAPA Workshops at AAA: Register Soon to Get Your Preference

NAPA has a great slate of workshops again for the AAA annual meeting. But be sure to register soon to get into the session of your choice.  And remember:  Students Pay Half Price for Workshop Admission. Registration is through the AAA website:

http://www.aaanet.org/meetings/Workshops.cfm

Scheduled workshops are as follows:

Thursday, November 21, 2013

 08:00 AM-10:00 AM. NAPA Workshop On the Design Process: Design Thinking, Tools, and Methods – Christine Miller

10:15 AM-12:15 PM. NAPA Workshop On What’s Your PITCH? Who’s In Your Network? – Sabrina Nichelle Scott and Elizabeth Briody

12:30 PM-02:30 PM.  NAPA-NASA Workshop: Applying to… Continue reading

Governing Council Today – Chad Morris: On Convergence: A Call for Participation

Note: This post was originally published in the NAPA section of Anthropology News, which is run by the American Anthropological Association.

 

The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he is one who asks the right questions.

Claude Lévi-Strauss , Le Cru et le Cuit: Mythologiques, 1964

We are, in a manner that might be most clear to the late Claude Lévi-Strauss and to his disciples, a discipline filled with seeming binary oppositions. We speak often of practicing anthropologists as categorically different from anthropologists in academia. Students of anthropology are often seen as… Continue reading

Governing Council Today: Nancy Gillis: The Fine Line Between Building Rapport and Maintaining Neutrality

As I write this blog post, I am not sure if there is an answer to this conundrum.

I am currently conducting fieldwork for the North Texas Food Bank. They have developed The Hunger Center, a think tank for understanding food insecurity and poverty while developing innovative strategies to combat the root causes of the issues.

My part in this research is to gather the emic perspective of low-income north Texans in relation to their experiences struggling with food insecurity and managing chronic health conditions or a disability. I do this by visiting north Texans in their homes and discussing… Continue reading

NAPA Careers Expo Profile: Melissa Cefkin, President of EPIC

Click on the link below to see the latest NAPA Careers Expo profile!  This post features Melissa Cefkin, President of EPIC (Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference).

http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Career-Expo-ProfileInterview-MELISSA-CEFKIN-1123547.S.265607707?qid=5fc84b54-a82d-4494-9658-61078f35e58d&trk=group_most_popular_guest-0-b-ttl&goback=.gmp_1123547

NAPA Careers Expo Profile: Laurie Krieger

Click on the link below to see the latest NAPA Careers Expo profile!  This post features Laurie Krieger, Senior Advisor, Health and Social Science at The Manoff Group.

http://www.linkedin.com/groups/NAPA-Careers-Expo-Profile-Laurie-1123547.S.268949635?trk=groups%2Finclude%2Fitem_snippet-0-b-ttl

 

 

Governing Council Today: Communications Committee and You

What do NAPA members want? What do NAPA members need? These are questions that NAPA leaders would like to address. However, with a diverse set of member practitioners employed in a broad spectrum of workplaces, with a range of wants and needs, divining the proper answers is challenging.

As noted two weeks ago by NAPA President Leni Bohren, one way NAPA hopes to address these questions is by being more proactively open and public about what NAPA is actually doing. That is one reason why we have launched this bi-weekly blog series featuring members of the Governing Council (aka the… Continue reading

NAPA launches Governing Council Today blog series

Dear Readers:

 

This is Leni Bohren, the President of NAPA. I am excited to announce that, two weeks from now, members of the NAPA Governing Council will begin blogging regularly on this site. The goal is to keep NAPA members better informed and current about what is happening behind the scenes of NAPA, and to solicit your feedback. The Governing Council consists of both elected officials and committee chairs. Blog posts will include committee activities, news, updates, and really anything that is on the mind of the presenters. We will try to keep these on a bi-weekly schedule, appearing… Continue reading