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2012 NAPA Student Award Winners

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:

Naheed Ahmed (University of South Florida )
“Most At-Risk Populations: Contextualizing HIV Prevention Programs Targeting Marginalized Groups in Zanzibar, Tanzania”

Carla Pezzia (University of Texas at San Antonio)
“Engaging Mental Health Care in a Disengaged System”

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 at the 2012 AAA meeting

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

Annals: Latest Issue Available

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.

Join us at The NAPA Networking Event: Engaging Conversations!

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 sabnscott@gmail.com, 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.

Don’t Wait! NAPA Workshops Registration Ends Soon!!

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!

NAPA website images

We have recently moved the NAPA website to a new host and are working on restoring the images. Please bear with us.

“Collaborative Anthropologies” seeks editor

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

AAA public policy award

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

Job posting: Tenured and Tenure-Track Full-time Faculty Appointment


Tenured and Tenure-Track Full-time Faculty Appointment American Indian Studies Center

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) seeks an outstanding scholar who can make a strong contribution to teaching and research in American Indian Studies. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to American Indian Studies (understood as an interdisciplinary field) as displayed by publications in American Indian Studies and/or their chosen discipline or field of specialization. We are especially interested in applicants from the fields of Anthropology (Cultural, Historical and Linguistic), English and Comparative Literature, Public Policy, Psychology, and World Arts and Cultures. However, exceptional candidates from other fields… Continue reading

Job posting: Central Washington University Asst/Assoc. Professor

Central Washington University Department of Anthropology and Museum Studies invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant/associate professor position beginning September 16, 2011. The successful candidate will play a significant role in Anthropology and Museum Studies. The position will contribute to the Resource Management Master’s program, and to the Museum of Culture and Environment. Regular teaching is expected in Anthropology and Museum Studies at all levels of the curriculum, as is supervision of student research.  Service to the department, college, and university is also required. PhD in Anthropology by January 17, 2011, and expertise in museum studies required. We are… Continue reading