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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or John Massad (President-elect) at email@example.com by Friday, January 25th.
The 2012 NAPA Student Achievement Awards were presented at last week’s AAA meeting in San Francisco. The awardees, their universities, and their papers, are as follows:
1ST PLACE WINNER:
Naheed Ahmed (University of South Florida )
“Most At-Risk Populations: Contextualizing HIV Prevention Programs Targeting Marginalized Groups in Zanzibar, Tanzania”
1ST RUNNER UP:
Carla Pezzia (University of Texas at San Antonio)
“Engaging Mental Health Care in a Disengaged System”
2ND RUNNER UP:
Michael Brydge (Colorado State University)
“The Theory of Participation: Construction Work and Building Up Youth on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota”
General information about the award can… Continue reading
CAREERS EXPO announced for the AAA meeting!
Students, new professionals, and faculty who are mentoring budding anthropologists should stop by and meet with professional anthropologists to explore today’s career options. Talk with archaeologists, medical anthropologists, cultural anthropologists and others working in government, for-profit firms, and non-profit organizations. Discuss potential careers in cultural resources management, health and human services, design and promotion, policymaking, and more.
The Careers Expo is sponsored by NAPA and AAA, and runs during the AAA meeting in San Francisco for one day only: Friday, November16, 11 am to 4 pm in the main… Continue reading
The latest edition of the NAPA Annals of Anthropological Practice should already have arrived to the mailboxes of NAPA members:
Volume 36, Issue 1
Neuroanthropology and Its Applications
Daniel H. Lende and Greg Downey, Volume Coeditors
See the Publications section for information on how to get your copy.
Network in your career/practice areas at The NAPA Networking Event: Engaging Conversations! Which career/practice areas would you like to network in with fellow NAPA members? If you are planning to attend the AAA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, e-mail Sabrina Nichelle Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave your comments below, and let her know which career/practice areas are of interest to you.
Come and meet like-minded anthropologists at The NAPA Networking Event: Engaging Conversations on Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square in room Continental 1. Light refreshments will be served.
October 15th is the last day to register for workshops until November 1st. Register now for NAPA workshops at the AAA website http://www.aaanet.org/meetings/Workshops.cfm to guarantee a seat! Remember, NAPA members receive discounts on all NAPA workshops!
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Collaborative Anthropologies, a journal published annually by the University of Nebraska Press meant to engage the growing and ever-widening discussion of collaborative research and practice in anthropology and in closely related fields, is seeking a new editor or editors.
WHO: Individuals or teams with interest and involvement in developing collaborative forms of research may apply.
WHAT: The new editor or editors will have the opportunity to select associate editors for the new editorship and facilitate the growth of an exciting and developing area of anthropological work.
WHEN: The new editor or editors will take over editorship for volume 7 (2014)… Continue reading
The American Anthropological Association (AAA) Committee on Public Policy
(CoPP) has established a biennial award, the AAA Anthropology in Public Policy Award. Starting in 2013, the award will be conferred every other year in rotation with the AAA Solon T. Kimball award. Winners will be invited to give a lecture at the AAA annual meeting where their award will be announced and they will receive $500 and a commemorative plaque. For further information, please go tohttp://www.aaanet.org/cmtes/ppc/AIPP-award.cfm
We are writing to you today to ask for help in giving the award a meaningful name. We seek to name it after a… Continue reading