Author: Jennifer Cool

Call for Roundtable Participants (Annual Meeting): Stimulating Undergraduate Anthropology Excellence

Call for Roundtable Participants Stimulating Undergraduate Anthropology Excellence: Scholarships and other Funding, Awards and Recognition FOSAP (Federation of Small Anthropology Programs) Roundtable for Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, San Jose, CA November 2018 Undergraduates attracted to anthropology respond well to even modest recognition and opportunities, yet advisors as well as students are often unaware of the many programs, organizations, honor societies, and granting agencies available to them. This roundtable session explores faculty and student experiences with these programs and awards as well as ways to develop recognition for and obtain funding and awards for undergraduate anthropologists, including: private and federal scholarships, research and travel grants, field schools, types of awards that universities and agencies offer for undergraduates, Lambda Alpha honor society, and sub-organizations of the AAA in which there is an undergraduate paper or poster prize. Please contact Discussant Faith Warner ([email protected]) and copy Organizer Tom Love ([email protected]) by April 10th if possible. (We face a hard deadline of 16 April.) Call for Roundtable Participants Stimulating Undergraduate Anthropology Excellence: Scholarships and other Funding, Awards and Recognition FOSAP (Federation of Small Anthropology Programs) Roundtable for Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, San Jose, CA November 2018 Undergraduates attracted to anthropology respond well to even modest recognition and opportunities, yet advisors as well as students are often unaware of the many programs, organizations, honor societies, and granting agencies...

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CFP: Collaborative Research with Undergraduate Students: Old and New Issues in Engaging and Representing “Communities”

CALL FOR PAPERS, FOSAP (Federation of Small Anthropology Programs) Panel for Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association San Jose, CA November 2018 Over the past decade, undergraduate institutions, including small liberal arts colleges and universities, have increasingly incorporated civic and community engagement courses, minors and concentrations, projects, and even stand-alone centers into their curricula. These efforts often include consideration of issues of ethical collaboration, participatory practices, and partnerships with community partners, along with the value of public scholarship. For anthropologists, meanings of “community engagement” have long been at the center of ethnographic practice. We fret over the relationships we form with the communities we study, contemplate how our research findings are a reflex of these engagements, and consider the “politics of representation” when we share our scholarship with communities beyond academia. This panel aims to engage new and recent trends in community-based teaching and learning from the perspective of anthropology. It asks, how are anthropologists, especially those invested in the teaching of undergraduates, experiencing the turn to community engagement and collaboration? What historic forms of anthropological engagement, conceptualizations of community, and the different forms of the presentation of anthropological findings being incorporated into the present focus on community engagement across undergraduate campuses? In other words, how does anthropology “speak to” these trends in ways both supportive and critical? As we think about community engagement, we’re particularly interested in...

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2017 GAD Awards Announced

GAD is pleased to announce the 2017 winners of the Diana Forsythe Prize, GAD New Directions Award, GAD Prize for Exemplary Cross-Field Scholarship, and CASTAC David Hakken Prize. Please join us at the Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. to recognize the awardees (listed below) at the: GAD Awards Ceremony and Reception, Friday, December 1, 7:45–9:00 PM, Marriott, Maryland Suite A. Diana Forsythe Prize Winner: Sareeta Amrute for Encoding Race, Encoding Class: Indian IT Workers in Berlin (Duke University Press, 2016). Honorable Mention: Emilia Sanabria for Plastic Bodies: Sex Hormones and Menstrual Suppression in Brazil (Duke University Press, 2016).   CASTAC David Hakken Prize Winner: Nicole Welk-Joerger (PhD Candidate, University of Pennsylvania) for “Achieving Eden in the Amish Anthropocene.” Honorable mention: Héctor Beltran (PhD Candidate, UC Berkeley) for “Staging the Hackathon: Codeworlds and Code Work in México.” GAD Prize for Exemplary Cross-Field Scholarship Winner: Rachel Carmen Ceasar for “How I Learned to Love the Bomb: Excavating Pueblo Politics, Love, and Salvaged Technologies after Conflict,” in Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute vol. 22, no. 3 (2016), p. 570-590. Challenging prevailing archaeological insights, Rachel Carmen Ceasar foregrounds the human technology of affect in examining how residents of a right-wing pueblo, destroyed during the Spanish Civil War, form meaningful relationships with the material remnants of war. Presented as instances of knowledge production, she argues that the intimate connections people make with bombs,...

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GAD Prize for Exemplary Cross-Field Scholarship

The General Anthropology Division (GAD) has long supported innovative scholarship that transcends the seemingly all too rigid boundaries that divide the various fields of anthropology. The Cross-Field Award is awarded annually by GAD for a peer-reviewed journal article published in the preceding three years that demonstrates exemplary scholarship from any theoretical or methodological perspective including applied research that transcends two or more fields of anthropology, broadly construed, or is interdisciplinary in nature. The Award carries an honorarium of $1000. Recipients of the GAD Prize for Exemplary Cross-Field Scholarship Nominations: Due July 1, 2017 To nominate an article published in 2014 or later for the 2017 GAD Award for Exemplary Cross-Field Scholarship or to obtain additional information, please contact Anthony Kwame Harrison at [email protected] Nominations will be accepted until July 1, 2017. Self-nominations are welcome and should include an email nominating an eligible article plus a .pdf file of the...

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