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2014 NAPA Student Achievement Award Deadline Extended

NAPA has extended the deadline for submissions for its Student Achievement Award, which recognizes student contributions in the area of practicing and applied anthropology. The award honors students who have excelled in these fields and provides opportunities, particularly for students who have worked on team projects and in applied contexts and to be recognized during the AAA annual meeting.

Awards include three cash prizes: $300 first place; $100 first runner-up; and $50 second runner-up. Additionally, students will be awarded a certificate of recognition and will be acknowledged at the NAPA Business Meeting during the 2014 AAA meeting in… Continue reading

AnthroCurrents – October 31, 2014

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

CAREERS EXPO at the AAA Meeting in December

Students, new professionals, and faculty who mentor young anthropologists:  meet with professional anthropologists to explore career options. The Careers Expo, sponsored by NAPA and AAA, is slated for Friday the 5th at the AAA meeting in Washington DC,  in the main exhibit hall, 11 am-4 pm. Please share this information with your colleagues and plan on attending!

AnthroCurrents – October 17, 2014

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

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AnthroCurrents – October 3, 2014

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

NAPA Career Profiles: Suzanne Hanchett from Planned Alternatives for Change LLC.

Suzanne Hanchett considers herself to have had four careers, spanning over the course of the last 40 years. Starting out as an academic anthropologist after receiving her Ph.D. from Columbia in 1970, she found herself denied tenure after 9 years of teaching, leaving her “casting about” as she considered her next career move.
“The reasons are still unclear to me, but I do not think I was very smart about office politics. I did not have good advice from my seniors, or if I did, I didn’t take it. Perhaps I didn’t choose the right place to teach. India was… Continue reading

AnthroCurrents – September 19, 2014

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

NAPA Career Profiles: Robert Winthrop

NAPA Profile - Rob Winthrop PhotoDisclaimer: The views expressed are the author’s, and do not represent the policies of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Robert Winthrop is Senior Social Scientist at the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Washington, DC, where he leads the Socioeconomics Program. Before his arrival at the BLM in 2002, Winthrop operated an anthropological consulting firm in the Pacific Northwest. His areas of expertise include social impact assessment, environmental justice, natural resource policy, cultural rights, and the human dimensions of climate change.

“At the BLM I lead a team that applies the social sciences to… Continue reading

AnthroCurrents – September 5, 2014

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

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NAPA Career Profiles: Monica S. Hunter

NAPA Profile - Monica S. Hunter photoThrough engaging snapshots of her work in formative program evaluation, Monica S. Hunter reveals a commitment to innovative solutions and a systematic approach. Hunter defines and translates the interests and input of stakeholders in various realms of life to implement and improve programs with a goal of long-term sustainability.  

“I am currently the Director of Research at the PAST Foundation based in Columbus, Ohio. I began working with PAST on a consulting basis in 2007, conducting case study analysis of K-12 education reform involving implementation of integrated science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and transdisciplinary problem based learning (TPBL).… Continue reading