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Deadline for AAA Elections is May 31

Dear NAPA Members:

 

As you know, the deadline for the AAA elections is coming up soon: May 31st is just a bit over two weeks away. You should also know that several NAPA members, including three past presidents, are up for AAA offices; the latter are Elizabeth Briody (Executive Board), Robert Trotter (Ethics) and Tim Wallace (Public Policy). Another current NAPA leader, Setish Kedia (Annals co-editor) is also running (Minority Issues). These positions are in addition to the NAPA section elections.

 

I urge you to take a few minutes and cast your vote. We have a chance… Continue reading

Harold K. Schneider Prize Competition for graduate and undergraduate papers

Deadline: June 1, 2013

The Harold K. Schneider Prize Competition is a student paper competition established by the Society for Economic Anthropology to honor its first president and to encourage new scholars in the field of economic anthropology. Harold Schneider, Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University, was known for both his path breaking research and his dedication as a teacher. Each year, the Society for Economic Anthropology invites both undergraduate and graduate students to submit papers on any aspect of economic anthropology or economic archaeology. Papers should contain a central thesis or argument, should be neither wholly descriptive nor wholly… Continue reading

COPAA Visiting Fellows Program – Deadline Extended to May 31

The COPAA Visiting Fellows Program provides the opportunity for applied and practicing anthropologists to share their skills and knowledge in partnership with anthropology departments. The goal of the program is to sponsor visits by either practitioners or applied faculty to COPAA member departments in order to educate students and faculty on topics that build on, enhance, or supplement the department’s existing curriculum.  For a listing of COPAA member departments, please see:  http://www.copaa.info/programs_in_aa/list.htm

 

Although funds will be awarded to COPAA member departments to bring an applied or practicing anthropologist to campus, anyone may initiate the collaboration.

Information… Continue reading

Opening: Research Anthropologist (Physical Anthropology) at Smithsonian Institute

This position is located in the Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). The purpose of this position is to perform scientific research and professional curation in Anthropology in the general field of physical anthropology and human skeletal biology.

Salary range: $74,872 – $79,864 a year

DUTIES:

  • Initiates and maintains an innovative scholarly and scientific research program in physical anthropology, with an emphasis on human skeletal biology, including study of skeletal remains in archeological contexts, paleoanthropology, morphology, evolution, and/or other areas pertinent to developing and investigating museum skeletal collections.
  • Develops and personally participates in research, including fieldwork, as… Continue reading

Praxis Award Now Accepting Submissions

Since 1981, the Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists (WAPA) biennial Praxis Award has recognized outstanding achievement in translating anthropological knowledge into action as reflected in a single project or specific, long-term endeavor. Ideal candidates are anthropologists, particularly those working outside of academia, who can demonstrate the value of anthropological theory and methods in work that impacts the public good.  This is not a career or lifetime achievement award, but one that recognizes the value of applying anthropology to everyday problems and issues.

 

Award recipients receive a $1000 stipend and will be recognized at the National Association for the… Continue reading

National Park Service Historic Preservation Internships – Summer 2013

The National Park Service, in partnership with the National Council for Preservation Education, is announcing their historic preservation internships for summer 2013. The program is designed to allow students in historic preservation programs and allied disciplines to gain an awareness of National Park Service cultural resource management activities and to provide an opportunity to work alongside professionals in the field of historic preservation. A variety of positions in preservation and related fields are being offered at the National Park Service and partnering agencies.
You can find information about the summer positions on the National Park Service web site at … Continue reading

California Series in Public Anthropology International Competition – Proposals Wanted

The California Series in Public Anthropology is continuing its International Competition in 2013. It seeks proposals for short books oriented toward undergraduates that focus on how social scientists are facilitating social change. We are looking for accessible, grounded accounts that present compelling stories, stories that inspire others.

The proposals should describe a book that will be relatively short – between 100-150 pages – with a personal touch that captures the lives of people. The core of the book should involve stories of one or more social scientists as change agents, as making a difference in the world.

The University of… Continue reading

King’s Russia Institute at King’s College, London

The King’s Russia Institute is now officially open for business, accepting applications for its MSc in Russian Politics & Society and its PhD in Russian & Eurasian Studies. Interested students can learn more at the links below.

About the Institute: www.kcl.ac.uk/russiainstitute

To apply to the MSc program: www.kcl.ac.uk/prospectus/graduate/russian-politics-and-society

To apply to the PhD program: www.kcl.ac.uk/prospectus/research/russian-eurasian-studies

Are You An Evaluator?

Join me in planning  the Evaluation Anthropology Interest Group Session at the AAA 2013 Chicago meetings.  For the second year, the NAPA Evaluation Anthropology Interest Group would like to submit a session on Topics in Evaluation Anthropology for the AAA meetings in Chicago.  The purpose of this series is to support discussion of the theoretical and methodological issues that we encounter as anthropologists conducting evaluations of programs, processes, projects and products.  We would like to showcase the technical basis of evaluation anthropology.   A 2012 session on preserving confidentiality in ethnographic evaluations generated a lot… Continue reading

NAPA Governing Council Nominations

NAPA members are invited to provide suggestions or self-nominations for the following NAPA Governing Council (GC) positions:

  • Member at Large (2 positions)
  • Student Representative
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary

Being a part of NAPA leadership is a great way to serve the discipline, build or enhance your network, and make your voice heard. The deadline is fast approaching, however; please provide your suggestions to NAPA President Leni Bohren at lenora.bohren@colostate.edu or John Massad (President-elect) at jpnmassad@gmail.com by Friday, January 25th.