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Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

A concerted effort is being made to promote the formation of NAPA Interest Groups as a way to build communities of practitioners representing various employment sectors and careers. Practicing anthropologists should consider joining an Interest Group for the professional and social benefits they offer. If there is not a Special Interest Group in your area, let us know, and we can work with you to create one!

NAPA Special Interest Group Purpose Statement

“The missions and purposes of NAPA Interest Groups are expectedly diverse. Primarily, an interest group is composed of a group of individuals who create and maintain an identity and activities for a specific area of practice or employment sector. Among their many purposes are to promote dialogue and networking, facilitate community engagement, advance the contribution of practitioners, support career development and professional opportunities, collaborate with other professional organizations, organize sessions at the AAA annual meeting, work with local practitioner organizations (LPOs), organize training workshops, help devise curricula that can be disseminated through academic degree programs, and to explore innovative ways to facilitate the contribution of practicing anthropology to the development of theory and methods.”

List of SIGs

An e-Newsletter May 2007 highlighted the importance of NAPA Interest Groups in AAA.

To contact the NAPA SIGs liaison, send an email to napasigs@practicinganthropology.org.

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