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Student Committee News
Date: Tue, Feb. 25, 2003
From: Anne Ballenger, Student Committee Chair
Dear Students,
I don't know about you, but time is sure flying for me. Perhaps it has to do with the 24 inches of snow that we received this weekend. You would think that two days off from work, two days of good exercise with a shovel and actually catching up with my neighbors - instead of waving at them while I'm frantically rushing around … would make time seem leisurely. But not for me! I see each passing day as a count down to my comprehensive exams and those never- ending chapters… you know the authors of which I speak … Well, let's not go into that, shall we? I have much more exciting news to tell you than my studying woes …
  1. Carla Guerrón-Montero has organized another fabulous Career Workshop for you at the Portland Conference. This is not to be missed! One on one time with a seasoned expert - how much better can it get? Pre-registration is necessary and all the details are below.
  2. Did you miss the SfAA Conference boat? Or would you like to present at another venue? There are still choice opportunities to be had. Below are two calls for papers. One with CORI, even provides networking opportunities for those of you interested in collaborating on a panel.
  3. If you want more information about setting up panels or participating as a presenter check out the Conference Connection.
  4. The tentative Agenda for the Student Committee Business meeting - Thursday 20, 2003 at 12:00 -1:15 p.m. We hope to see you all there!
  5. Looking for a room at the conference? Visit the SfAA Forums, for both Student Committee Section and Conference Section.
That's all from me! Let me know if the Student Committee can do anything for you… Best, Anne
Conference Connection News
Date: Tue, Feb. 25, 2003
From: Anne Ballenger, Student Committee Chair
2003 SfAA Conference LogoSfAA Student Committee's: Conference Connection
Built for you and all about the 2003 Conference in Portland, Oregon.The Conference Connection provides information on travel accommodations, Awards, presentation how-to's, making the best of the conference, and referrals are provided.
NEWConference Events
A list of events and items of interest for students about the conference is up.
NEW CV/Resume Workshop --
For the 4th year - the wonderful Career Workshop will be held. Details below:

CV/RESUME Workshop for Students
SfAA Conference
Organized by: Carla Guerrón-Montero (Regis University)
Facilitators: Michael Whiteford (Iowa State) & Pamela Puntenney (Environmental & Human Systems Management)
Thursday March 20, 12:00 - 1:15 pm

~ Sponsored by the Membership Committee and the Student Committee, this is a hands-on workshop to help students write a good CV or resume. Professionals in the academic and practitioner world of anthropology will facilitate the workshop. Students should bring an updated CV or resume (depending on their interest) to the workshop.
The workshop is free of charge.
Pre-registration is required (to register, contact the SfAA Business Office at
SfAA Past President & Student Luncheon
One of the best ways to get to know prominent applied anthropologists in an informal setting is the SfAA Past Presidents & Students Luncheon. It's not stuffy; it's a sit down lunch where we sit a Past President to the right and left of you. All of the Past Presidents are very friendly and make time out of their schedules just to talk to YOU!.
Did I mention that 25 students have lunch on us?
If you are not sure what you're getting yourself into, check out the photos of previous luncheons.
Contact me to reserve your space.
Drop me an e-mail
Check your reservation
See the sign-up list.

Date: Wed. Feb.26, 2003
From: NASA List
Subject: Purdue Field School

Purdue Field Archaeological Field School

Purdue University is offering an archaeological field school from June 16-August 5. Investigations are planned at a 2,000-year-old Hopewell ceremonial center in southeastern Indiana, near the Ohio border. Major research objectives include mapping and documentation of this endangered but unstudied site. Emphasis will be on geophysical survey techniques, and traditional archaeological methods will also be covered. This is a 9-credit-hour class, and fees will include Purdue tuition, plus food and lodging expenses. For more information, email

Date: Wed. Feb.26, 2003
From: NASA List
Subject: Graduate Student Colloquium

Graduate Student Colloquium in Armenian Studies, UCLA, Feb. 21

The UCLA Armenian Graduate Students Association, in Collaboration with the UCLA department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, invites the public to the first Graduate Student Colloquium in Armenian Studies at UCLA Royce Hall 314, on Friday, February 21, 2003, 8:30-5:30pm with a Reception and performance by Lark Musical Society immediately following the program.

This unprecedented international event provides a forum for Graduate students in fields related to Armenian Studies to present their works in progress. UCLA, a premier institution for the growing field of Armenology and a leader in interdisciplinary studies, is hosting this event to foster the development of Armenian Studies, facilitate interaction between graduate students and faculty from various institutions, provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, and contribute to the professional and academic development of graduate students.

Papers from various fields will be presented, including archaeology, art history, history, literature, and political science. Session themes include Political and Economic Structures in Prehistoric and Historic Armenia, Armenian Experience under the Ottoman Empire and its Aftermath, Armenian Culture in the Diaspora, and Contemporary Paradigm Shift in The Armenian Republic. Presenters are graduate students coming from universities all over the world, including Columbia University, Harvard University, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, University of Exeter, and University of Toronto.

For more information, contact:
UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Program in Armenian Studies
376 Kinsey Hall
Box 951511
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1511
Contact: Dr. Peter Cowe
E-mail: or for general information: . Phone: (310) 825-1307

Date: Wed. Feb.26, 2003
From: NASA List
Subject: Women & Archeology Internship

Women in Archeology Internship Program

The Center for American Archeology in Kampsville, Illinois is offering two intern positions for the summer of 2003 (May 26-August 1) for graduate students in archeology with excavation experience. Because the positions are part of the CAA/Monticello Foundation Women in Archeology program, these positions are only open to women.

During the first half of the summer, the positions will be as Field assistants for the Center for American Archeology/Lewis and Clark Community College field school at the Mound House site (detailed at Mound House is a Middle Woodland Hopewell ceremonial site which has been excavated by the CAA since 1990. During the second half of the summer, the positions will be a teaching assistants for the CAA's NEH- funded institute for school teachers Envisioning Past Peoples Through Archeological Eyes and they will work with the CAA Young Scholars field school (both also detailed at the CAA website).

The Mound House field school and the NEH institute will be Directed by Douglas Charles, Director of Research for the Center for American Archeology and Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. During the Young Scholars field School interns will work with CAA staff.

For application information contact Mary Pirkl, marypirkl@caa-, 618-653-4316 or visit the Center for American Archeology website: Professor Charles will be attending the Society for American Archaeology meeting in Milwaukee in April. If you would like to meet with Dr. Charles, please contact him at

Compensation: The internships provide a $1500 stipend, room and board, and CAA program tuition.

Deadline for applications is May 1.

Date: Wed. Feb.26, 2003
From: NASA List
Subject: Summer Abroad Program

The Center for Heritage Resource Studies's 2003 Summer Study Abroad Program in Belgium

"Heritage in Belgium: A Multi-Cultural European Past" to be held July 20 - August 8, 2003. This is a six-credit course (ANTH 448E/F-- Special Topics in Anthropology) offered by the University of Maryland, College Park for undergraduate and graduate students interested in archaeology, historic preservation, town planning, and heritage tourism. For more information, visit the Center's website at and select the "Belgium" link. Or contact Don Crouch ( or by phone at 301-405-1436.

Date: Wed. Feb. 26, 2003
From: Jay Ruby
Reply To: Adele Henderson
Subject:Position Announcement

Artist (with a focus in drawing or photography) :
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Extended Search Deadline: March 10, 2003

The University at Buffalo (UB) is seeking a practicing artist with growing international stature for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. This person will have a primary role in the future of a progressive program. Candidates should possess a strong commitment to either drawing or photography. Professional artists with interdisciplinary interests, possessing knowledge of current issues in visual culture and a broad vision of the field are encouraged to apply.

Regular duties include teaching two courses per semester at various levels, graduate level involvement including MFA thesis committees, curriculum development and participation in regular departmental and university assignments and committees. Photography candidates must have a working knowledge of digital darkrooms and I/O technologies. Faculty are expected to maintain current professional research and practice in alignment with research institution goals.

In addition to above, minimum qualifications include a MFA, MA or equivalent professional experience, plus two years teaching or professional experience. Applicants should send work samples in appropriate media, CV, statement on work and teaching philosophy, a list of three references with contact information and SASE. A minimum of three letters of reference will be required for finalists.

Send application materials by March 10, 2003 to: Artist Search Committee, Dept. of Art, 202 CFA University at Buffalo North Campus, Buffalo, NY 14260-6010.

The UB Department of Art is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and accredited Institutional member of NASAD. UB is an AAU accredited public research university. More information at the or . Adele Henderson, Chair/Associate Professor, UB Department of Art, 202 CFA, N. Campus, Buffalo, NY 14260-6010 . or

From: Stan Schectman, President Graduate Association of Visual Anthropology (GAVA), shectman@TEMPLE.EDU
Subject: Women's Mobilization Panel on Feminist Art
Date: Sun, 23 Feb 2003

Columbia University's Department of Art History & Archaeology's lecture series "Curating Matters" presents -

Feminist Art: Why Now?

On the recent exhibitions of feminist art in New York and their reception.

Catherine Morris, Co-curator, "Gloria: Another Look at Feminist Art in the 1970s" and "Regarding Gloria" (White Columns, Fall 2002) and Independent Curator Martha Rosler, Artist and Guest Professor, Konstfack University College of Art, Craft and Design, Stockholm, and Royal Danish Art Academy, Copenhagen.

Ingrid Schaffner, Co-curator, "Gloria: Another Look at Feminist Art in the 1970s" (White Columns, Fall 2002) and Senior Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania.

Moderated by Christina Kiaer, Assistant Professor, Department of Art History & Archaeology .

Monday, February 24, 6-8 pm. Schermerhorn 501 Department of Art History and Archaeology 826 Schermerhorn Hall. Columbia University New York, NY 10027. Phone (212) 854-2811 or Fax (212) 854-7329.

Best, Stan Shectman, President, Graduate Association of Visual Anthropology (GAVA), Anthropology of Visual Communication, Temple University,

From: Stan Schectman, President Graduate Association of Visual Anthropology (GAVA), shectman@TEMPLE.EDU
Subject: Conference
Date: Sun, 23 Feb 2003

Visual Culture: A Future for the Anthropology of Visual ~ Communication

Listing: From: ATINER, ""
Subject: Health Conference: Call for Papers
Date: Wed, 05 Feb 2003

Second Call for papers:
International Conference on Health Economics and Health Management
May 29-31, 2003
Kalamata, Greece

The Athens Institute for Education and Research (AT.IN.E.R.) in collaboration with the Department of Health and Care Administration of the Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Kalamata, the General Hospital of Messinia and the European Health Managers Forum will hold its Second International Conference in the beautiful city of Kalamata, Prefecture of Messinia in the Region of Peloponnesos, Greece, May 29-31, 2003.

The registration fee will be 100 euro (two lunches included). Special arrangements will be made with local hotels for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, planned tours to historical sites in the nearby area will be organized.

The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars and students from the areas of health economics and health management. Papers (in English) from all areas of Health Economics and Health Management are welcome. Selected papers will be published in a Special Volume of the Conference Proceedings.

Please submit by email a 300 word abstract by March 15th, 2003 to:
Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, Director, AT.IN.E.R., 14 Solomou
Street, 10683
Athens, Greece.
Tel.: + 30 210 383-4227 Fax: + 30 210 384-7734 Email: Site:

Listing: From: CORI
Subject: CORI Call for Papers at AAA
Date: Wed, 05 Feb 2003

Dear All,

There have been several responses to Shan McSpadden's e-mail about up-coming deadlines for submitting papers and sessions for the 2003 AAA meeting in Chicago. Several sessions are being prepared, but The following colleagues are still looking for collaborators. If you are interested in any of the topics/issues listed below, please contact the appropriate person directly. If you find sufficient number of collaborators to organize a panel, please submit it to Shan. Otherwise, individual papers should be submitted directly to the AAA. Happy networking! Elzbieta

Jason Pribilsky, wrote:
I have been toying with the idea of organizing a panel around the topic of childhood and migration, and perhaps specifically children deeply affected by remittance economies. My own work looks at changing contexts of child life in the Ecuadorian Andes as whole economies rapidly shift from subsistence to remittances. I have been asking all sorts of questions about what new pressures are placed on children to conform to the priorities of their parents' migration. There are, of course, many ways to devise a panel on theme of childhood and migration. I would be willing to entertain many options. I would also be happy to take charge on something like this if there were a co-organizer I could work with. Do you know anyone w/ similar interests? I have organized enough panels on my own to know that its better to spread the work out.
Claudia Tazreiter , wrote:
I have been working and writing on issues around the protection of asylum seekers in the increasingly security-conscious international setting. I propose to present a case study of developments in Australia since the 'Tampa' issue of August/September 2001 and the consequent 'Pacific Solution', which saw the Australian Government manage asylum seekers by transferring them for detention to neighboring Pacific states such as Nauru. I propose to discuss and analyze these developments in relation to the broader international developments on interception, interdiction and forced removal of those seeking protection.
Carol Silverman, csilverm@OREGON.UOREGON.EDU, wrote:
I work with Romani (Gypsy) refugees and immigrants in New York (also Canada and Australia) who are from the Balkans (Macedonia and Bulgaria). I am interested in exploring identity construction and stigma. I will analyze the paradox that Gypsies are stereotyped by non-Roma as unworthy (thieves and criminals) in terms of economic, political, and social status while they are exulted as consummate performers. The world of music, thus becomes a border area to negotiate nuanced identities.
Desire Timngum , wrote:
I will be interested in a panel that will look at "Media representation of refugees".
The rationale for such a panel is that the increasing number of conflict situations in Africa and around the world continues to generate different categories of forced migrants and different forced migration trends. But media responses to migration flows and conflicts have impacted negatively on the public's response because what gets reported in the media about refugees has ostensibly created tensions (cultural, political, social and economic) between receiving states and sending states; refugees and receiving states; refugees and host communities; and refugees and humanitarian organizations. Psychological negative reporting plays an influential role in the way states and the international community may articulate conflicts and refugee issues.
The media continue to confuse popular opinion or invigorate negative responses to refugees by referring to them as "illegal immigrant", "desperate", "foreigners", "bogus" and "scroungers". Such representation of refugees in the media delimits state considerations of the persecutory factors that may force people to flee, thereby making refugee protection complicated and complex.
The objective of this panel will be to address these inequalities and irregularities in the media and seek socio-cultural ways and strategies how the media can effectively articulate and conceptualize forced migration crisis.
I will also suggest a panel that will look at the Development of religion among refugee communities in asylum states as a means to seek durable solutions to conflict situations.
Frehiwot Tesfaye, ,wrote:
I am very much interested in presenting a paper on Ethiopian refugees for the next AA meetings in Chicago. I would like to join others for a panel.
Geraldine Chatelard,, wrote:
I could contribute as a panelist presenting my field work on Iraqi forced migrants and the social networks that allow for their moves. I have been looking at how the failure of host states in the region (Jordan and Syria) and the closure of legal avenues to asylum in countries of the North (North America, Western Europe, Australia) have created a new pattern in the movement of Iraqi asylum seekers in the 1990's (actually alongside the Afghans), with groups stranded in locations where they had no previous connections, such as Indonesia and some Central American states. My focus has been on the recreation of religious communities and the use of religious networks in the various locations along the route, with a focus on the Shi'as.
I would be willing to join a panel maybe dealing with social networks, or with the effects of closure policies on the movement of asylum seekers. In fact, my approach borrows both from the sociology of networks and from anthropological notions of community and identity construction, and my main argument is that Iraqis fall back on religious networks and identities since their national identity becomes problematic rather than useful in their quest for asylum. There is much more to it, of course. A provisional title for my paper could be: "Making (a) sense of protection: Iraqi refugees and transnational religious networks".
Henri Courau,, wrote:
I am working on my PhD in anthropology at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris for the last two years. For that purpose, I have worked one year in the Sangatte refugee camp (Northern France, near UK) which has closed last month. Sangatte is my field case and I would be glad to give a paper about it.
I have studied development as an academic background and most of my work experience has been in the field, reporting on the humanitarian implications in the field of Refugees, mainly Palestinian refugees. For the last year and a half, I have been living in Cairo, conducting a research on the livelihood of Palestinian refugees in Egypt. My research which is conducted under the umbrella of the Forced Migration Refugee Studies Programme at the American University in Cairo is supervised by Dr Barbara Harrell- Bond.
In my research I study the life conditions of Palestinians who have been living for the last 50 years in Egypt and have no legal UN body which protects or assists them. All through the 90 interviews I conducted in the field- since it is a qualitative study- I tried to understand the survival strategies of Palestinians and how they managed to make it/or not make it till today.
My research makes me look into historical, administrative, legal and socio-economic aspects related to the livelihood of Palestinians in Egypt. Furthermore, I have encountered many problems working in the field of a in a very security- oriented country like Egypt.
In my report, which I am drafting currently and which will be done by the month of July 2003, Ill talk about the attitude of the government and of the community researched vis -a-vis me as an anthropologist. I am Palestinian myself coming from the diaspora as well, as I hold the Jordanian passport, however this made me go through some alienating experiences for me and my interviewers who are Palestinians from Eygpt. I am very interested in participating in your forthcoming conference to share my findings and my reflections from the field with distinguished international anthropologists
Frances Trix , ,wrote:
Do you think others would be interested on a panel on displacement and belonging among refugees/immigrants? I am working on the life story of an Albanian Muslim religious leader who was in Displaced Persons Camps in Italy after World War II, in a backwater in Egypt, and then finally an immigrant to the United States. Through all these changes he was not displaced. Obviously there is a Spiritual dimension. But perhaps this isn't so unusual. Thus how about a panel on Spiritual Dimensions of Displacement and Belonging among 20th century Immigrants and Refugees.
Michelle Johnson , , wrote:
I work with immigrants from Guinea-Bissau living in and around Lisbon, Portugal. My research concerns current debates on ethnicity (being Mandinga) and religious identity (being Muslim), as these are played out through life course rituals, such as birth, name-taking rituals, initiation, funerals, etc. I am thinking about possibly organizing a panel but would rather join one already in the making.
Clark Lauren , , wrote:
I may be interested and able to participate. The topic I would want to talk about would deal with immigrants and the process of understanding US child health practices and expectations. I'd focus on infant feeding as an example of this acculturative tension.

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