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Apply now for the NAPA field school in Guatemala

The NAPA-OT Field School in Antigua, Guatemala is now recruiting anthropology, occupational therapy, public health, and students in related disciplines for its four-week summer session: May 29 – June 23, 2017.

The field school offers transdisciplinary learning to promote leadership in social justice through collaboration with Guatemala-based NGOs and other community partners. Graduate students and upper division undergraduate majors in anthropology, occupational therapy, public health or related disciplines are encouraged to apply via our website www.napaotguatemala.org by February 1, 2017. Admissions decisions will be made on a rolling basis.

The field school is a project of the NAPA-OT SIG… Continue reading

NAPA Member Survey

NAPA is currently exploring the experiences that members like you have with the association.

To get the most accurate and relevant information possible, NAPA is asking you to fill out a brief, online survey to share your insights. All responses will be anonymous, and NAPA appreciates your honest feedback.

Please take a moment to click the link below and complete the survey, and help NAPA better serve you and all its members.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NAPAMembership

The survey is designed for current NAPA members, but former members and non-members with an interest in the association may take the survey too. The survey will… Continue reading

Anthropology News — Call for Papers (re mass shootings)

The American Anthropological Association’s Anthropology News issued a Call for Proposals (text, photo, film, cartoon) to answer the question: “What can anthropology offer to public conversations about and understandings of mass shootings [in the wake of the attack in Orlando, FL].” Two-page proposals are due July 15th.
Orlando, FL, shooting victims

Orlando, FL, shooting victims (VOA, 6/14/2016 <http://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/push-gun-control-orlando-shooting-obama-trump-clinton/3375886.html>)

 

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NAPA Annals Issue Deadline Approaching

 

As you may know from previous messages, NAPA’s journal, the Annals of Anthropological Practice (AAP), is undergoing a major refocusing in 2016, shifting from its current single-theme format to an all volunteered submission structure.  Through the two issues of volume 40 (2016), the journal will be a “hybrid,” with part of each issue being devoted to a single theme, and the remainder dedicated to volunteered papers.  Beginning with volume 41 in 2017, the AAP will be a fully volunteered journal, providing an important new venue for practicing scholars and widening the field of offerings in the AAP.… Continue reading

NAPA and Israel boycott votes

Log in soon to the AAA website and vote!

On the ballot are the next NAPA president and an at-large Governing Council seat. In addition are several AAA board and committee positions, and whether or not to adopt a resolution to boycott universities in Israel.

Your vote truly matters so do not put off this historic vote!

Post-Doc Opportunity with AAA

Dear Colleagues:

We have an opening here in the AAA office (Arlington, VA) for a post-doc fellow. The initial term is two years, but it is renewable, to support our departmental services and applied/practicing services. Please pass along this opportunity to any promising candidates you think might be interested.
http://careercenter.aaanet.org/jobs/7772409/professional-fellow

Edward Liebow, Executive Director
American Anthropological Association
+703.528.1902, x 1168 (ofc)
+206.618.3697 (mobile)
ELiebow@americananthro.org

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

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:

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