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NAPA Launches Interview Series on LinkedIn

NAPA has launched an informative new interview series on the NAPA Linked In site. This bi-weekly series will feature brief interviews with prominent anthropological practitioners. The goal is to highlight what NAPA and its members are doing, and to showcase the diverse lines of work in which practitioners are engaged.

The first interview in the series, appearing July 2, 2013, can be found at: http://lnkd.in/_S3vzf.

Interviews are conducted by two NAPA Communications Committee volunteers, Kristin Keller and Nicole Conand (brief bios on both appear below). Interviews will also be archived on the NAPA website, http://practicinganthropology.org/about/archive/.

The first set of interviews… Continue reading

Deadline for AAA Elections is May 31

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 Governing Council Nominations

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
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary

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 lenora.bohren@colostate.edu or John Massad (President-elect) at jpnmassad@gmail.com by Friday, January 25th.

 

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:

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 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