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Announcements

NAPA Student Award Deadline extended to Aug. 15

The deadline for the 2017 NAPA Student Achievement Award has been extended until August 15, 2017.

Up to three cash prizes may be awarded:

  • $500, 1st Place
  • $300, 1st Runner Up
  • $200, 2nd Runner Up

Applications will be accepted from current students or within 2 years after graduation. Students must have been enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program at the time they conducted their work, although the paper may be edited or written after graduation. 

Successful applicants will have read through and followed the award criteria closely. Papers must be submitted via email by the deadline to the NAPA… Continue reading

Latest NAPA column in Anthropology News: Violent Gazes

The most recent NAPA column in the section news of the Anthropology Newsletter, “Violent Gazes,” written by Leniqueca Welcome, is now online. This piece covers issues of violence in Trinidad and Tobago, which is ranked as one of planet’s most homicidal countries. Read through and be sure to provide your own thoughts and comments.

http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2017/07/10/violent-gazes/

Violent Gazes

Practicing Anthropology journal Call for Contributions–Focus on “Practice”

CALL for Contributions

Practicing Anthropology Issue 40.1 (January 1, 2018)

Background:

The current editorial team for Practicing Anthropology (Judith Freidenberg, Shirley Fiske, and Amy Carattini) is ending its 3-year term in December 2017.  We want to publish our final issue on “practice,” to contribute to an open dialogue on the historical and contemporary meanings of the term—practice—since PA is nearing nearly 40 years of uninterrupted publication. 

This Call for Papers has derived, in part, from our long-standing participation and interest in the practice of anthropology, from continuing dialogues over the decades, and more recently from email threads among… Continue reading

Praxis Award Deadline: July 1

The 2017 WAPA Praxis Award application season is winding down; receipt deadline for all entries is next Saturday, July 1, 2017. Potential applicants who did not complete an award pre-application may still submit a full application before the deadline.

Details and submission details can be found on the WAPA website, www.wapadc.org/praxis. For specifics on entry requirements, select the “Guidelines for Praxis Award Nominations” link. Applicants are strongly urged to carefully read the award application guidelines.

Applications should demonstrate anthropology’s relevance and effectiveness in addressing contemporary human problems, particularly in client-based, project-oriented contexts. The competition for this prestigious award is open… Continue reading

NAPA column in May AN: Stratified Reproduction

“Stratified reproduction” describes the process whereby childbearing and childcare tasks are distributed, valued, and experienced unequally in the community. How can practitioner anthropologists become engaged in this social construct? In the May NAPA column in the AAA Anthropology News, Brown U. assistant professor of anthropology Katherine A. Mason describes a practicum-based undergraduate seminar, which confronted the associated struggles and stigmas head on.

Read about the seminar’s results online at:
http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2017/05/31/teaching-stratified-reproduction-in-practice

Not voting has serious consequences

The deadline for the current AAA elections is May 31. Don’t put off voting, because that deadline is right after the Memorial Day holidays. 

There are four NAPA positions to vote on, including secretary, student member, and at-large members (2 positions). 

Another important position is for the AAA President-Elect. One of the candidates, medical and applied anthropologist Linda Whiteford, is a long-term faculty member at one of the outstanding applied programs (U South Florida) as well as a champion of applied and practicing anthropology. She is also a past SfAA President and has held numerous AAA positions. Linda should be… Continue reading

Praxis Award Pre-Application Deadline: May 1

The deadline for pre-applications for the 2017 Praxis Award is May 1. Award pre-applications are 2-page summary proposals that outline how and why submitters feel their work will be a good fit for the award. The Praxis Award committee for WAPA, the Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists, will review the proposals, provide comments, and invite qualifying authors to submit a full, 10-page application.

The biennial Praxis Award recognizes outstanding achievement in translating anthropological knowledge into action as reflected in a single project or specific endeavor (not career or lifetime achievement). Applications should demonstrate anthropology’s relevance and effectiveness in addressing contemporary… Continue reading

New Research on Start-Ups and Entrepreneurship

Princeton University is hosting a workshop and conference August 1-3, 2017 to stimulate ethnographic research into entrepreneurship, new business formation, and startup team dynamics. We invite anthropology graduate students to apply for a limited number of subsidized openings (travel, lodging, and meal expenses covered). The conference will feature presentations on current research by ethnographers from varied disciplines, opportunities to hear from funders, and practical advice about the preparation of effective research grant applications. For conference details and to apply, go to https://www.tfaforms.com/4607087

NAPA Mentoring Program: All the Details

Read about NAPA’s mentoring program in a new post to the NAPA section of AAA’s online Anthropology News:

NAPA’s Mentorship Program

Populism Rising: Anthropology Newsletter call for proposals

As the US inaugurates a new president, AN will turn an eye toward the rise of populism from a global perspective. We’re seeking proposals for feature articles, notes from the field, commentary, photo essays and other media that address aspects of populism or populist movements. We’re looking for novel and engaging perspectives on the US, France, Austria, the UK, Turkey, Venezuela, and elsewhere. What does an anthropological sensibility bring to the conversation? What is the role of the anthropologist and the value of anthropology in this current social and political moment?

Please submit your proposal for our populism series by… Continue reading