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Annual Meetings

The 1st General Assembly of World Anthropologists to Support Occupy Wall

The 1st General Assembly of World Anthropologists to Support Occupy Wall Street and Associated Movements
American Anthropological Association Meeting
Montreal, Canada November 17-20, 2011

Calling all anthropologists, interdisciplinary scholars, activists and citizens attending the 2011 AAA Meetings in Montreal:

Please join us for the 1st General Assembly of World Anthropologists who are involved or interested in the recent occupy movement for global economic change that is sweeping the globe.  The details of our meeting and the actions we take will be determined by the consensus process during general assemblies that is being practiced by all of the occupations.  … Continue reading

NAPA workshops at the AAA Annual Meeting

Are you planning to attend the AAA Annual Meeting in Montreal, QC, Canada?  If so, please register for one or more NAPA sponsored workshops!  You can register at

Please see the website for complete workshop descriptions.  The following are NAPA sponsored workshops:

  • Introductory Participatory Design Workshop: Overview and Introduction to Methods – Nancy Fried Foster
  • Hanging Out Your Shingle: Practical Strategic and Ethical First Steps for Anthropological Contract Work, Part 1 – Ken C. Erickson and Stephanie Paladino
  • Hanging Out Your Shingle: Practical Strategic and Ethical First Steps for Anthropological Contract Work, Part 2 – Ken… Continue reading

SfAA Elections: A Call for Candidates

Don’t forget that the SfAA Elections are scheduled for the Fall. The Nominations and Elections Committee invites your suggestions for candidates for the slate. The following offices will be included in this election:

— President-elect (male candidate)
— Board of Directors, two positions (one female/one male)
— Nominations and Elections Committee, two positions (one female and one/male).

Please contact the members of the Nominations and Elections Committee if you have a suggestion (Peter Brown, David Groenfeldt, Terre Satterfield, Alicia Re Cruz). Or, contact the SfAA Office at(405) 843-5113 or

CFP: SfAA Annual Meeting, Baltimore 2012 – Bays, Boundaries and Borders

Sheraton Baltimore City Center, March 27 – 31

Call for Papers and Sessions

Meeting Theme Description

This meeting invites advocates, activists, policy makers, scholars and researchers to respond creatively to the  2012 program theme, “Bays, Boundaries and Borders,” with papers, posters, roundtable discussions, sessions or videos on a broad range of issues, problems or topics including those that arise from the interaction of people with their natural or community environments; those that help us better understand or “push beyond” the current boundaries of our knowledge, methods, practices or theories in helping resolve human problems; and those focused… Continue reading

Message from NAPA President Tim Wallace

Dear NAPA Friends:

This is just a short note to remind you that our Montreal AAA meetings are really not that far away both temporally and spatially and that we should all think about those sessions and papers we want to present. Carol Hafford is again our Program Chair and she has a reminder note about those invited sessions we want to encourage.

Included in this note is also a call for papers for the 2011 EPIC Conference. Included in this note is also a call for papers for the 2011 EPIC Conference. EPIC has become a wildly successful international… Continue reading

NAPA Elections and NAPA @ AAA CFP Announcement from Tim Wallace (NAPA President)

Dear NAPA Members:

There are a few items of interest I want to bring to your immediate attention. The first is about NAPA elections and the second is about the call for papers for the 2011 AAA meetings in Montreal.


The AAA will be holding annual elections in the near future. As the president, president-elect and student rep of NAPA are both at the beginning of their terms, and one member-at-large are continuing, the only officers who are due for election this year are the secretary/column editor and two Governing Council members-at-large.

If you would like to be nominated… Continue reading

On Mary's Mind – November 2010

Mary Odell Butler

The leaves are almost gone, kind of a melancholy time of year.  I’m figuring out what to pack for the AAA meetings.  When I get there, as is almost always the case, I will look around the hotel lobby and realize that Christmas has descended while I wasn’t paying attention.

In my last column, I said goodbye to you all – prematurely it would seem. This I promise is really, really my last column.  By the time you read this, TimWallace will have taken over as President of NAPA and I will have moved… Continue reading

NAPA @ AAA: Breaching the Boundaries of Anthropology

The Executive Program Committee and NAPA round table session called Breaching the Boundaries of Anthropology: Circulating Ideas and Creating a Public Discipline: Anthropology at Work in Overlapping Spheres of Design, Education, Public Sector, and Policy.

Chaired by Inga Treitler and Dena Plemmons, Friday Morning 8-9:30 am

NAPA @ AAA: Instant Mentoring

Instant mentoring will occur at a NAPA table in the placement center, Grand Ballroom D, 5th floor, Sheraton on Thursday and Friday from 11-4 and on Saturday from 10-2. To sign up, please visit the AAA booth in the Exhibition Hall, Napoleon Ballroom, 3rd floor, Sheraton.  Instant mentors will also be available for those who visit the Employer Expo on Friday from 11-4, Grand Ballroom C, 5th floor, Sheraton, or the Grad Student Fair on Saturday from 10-2, Grand Ballroom C, 5th floor, Sheraton.

NAPA @ AAA: 5th Annual NAPA/AAA Employer Exposition at AAA

Friday 11/19 @ 11 am- 4 pm in the Grand Ballroom C, 5th Floor Sheraton Hotel