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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

Incoming NAPA President Sends Greetings

In a January column in the online Anthropology News, NAPA’s incoming president provides an overview of NAPA and an invitation to participate. Have a look at her column here:

http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2017/01/14/hello-from-the-newest-napa-president/

Reminder: NAPA OT Field School deadline approaching

The deadline for applying to the NAPA Occupational Field School in Guatemala is just a few weeks away: February 1.

Please visit the field school website very soon to check it out. Feel free to circulate the information to others whom you feel might be interested. The field school offers excellent experience and is very highly regarded by participants.

The site is at www.napaotguatemala.org.

NAPA Member Survey; last chance!

The NAPA short survey to gather feedback and ideas from members will close soon. If you have not already done so, please visit the link below and provide your input. Your answers will help NAPA better serve you and all its members.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NAPAMembership 

All responses will be anonymous and NAPA appreciates your honest feedback.

Thanks!
Kerry Fosher and Fritz Lampe
Co-Chairs
NAPA Membership Committee

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