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Subject:Medical anthropologist wanted at MSU
Date:Fri, 26 Jul 2002
From:Lynne Goldstein, lynneg@msu.edu

Dear All,
Michigan State University Department of Anthropology is seeking a Medical Anthropologist for a full-time, one-year replacement position.

Ideally the appointment would begin August 16, 2002, but if necessary, it would be possible to start in January 2003.

This appointment will be as a Visiting Professor, and responsibilities will include:

  • teaching two courses per semester
  • pursuing research interests
  • working with graduate students.
Sub-specialty is open, but we would especially like to find someone with expertise in women's health, nutrition, and/or Middle Eastern cultures.

Interested parties should contact the Department Chair, Lynne Goldstein, e-mail: lynneg@msu.edu .


Date:Thu, 25 Jul 2002
From:Eliot Lee

Position Announcement:
Cultural Anthropologist/Project Manager

Dear Colleagues and Friends,
SWCA, Inc. in Salt Lake City, UTAH is hiring a cultural anthropologist/project manager.

Details can be found at the following web page:

Eliot Lee, CEO


Subject:Student Travel Award
Date:Thu, 25 Jul 2002

National Association of Student Anthropologists
2002 Travel Award

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Please note that the NASA Travel Award Committee is *now* accepting applications.

The "NASA TRAVEL AWARD (2002)," will provide partial financial support ($100.00) to NASA Members (excluding current or incoming officers and prior recipients) who successfully compete in an essay contest.

The two-part topic of the essay is 1) the future direction of anthropology as a discipline and 2) what NASA's role should be as we continue to support students of this discipline.

Please address both parts in your essay. The essay must be one-page, 12-font, and double spaced. Any essays that are more than one page will not be considered.

NASA reserves the right not to confer the Prize in any year in which the essays submitted to the competition are judged insufficiently prizeworthy.

Please email essays to travelaward@yahoogroups.com as an attachment in .doc or .rtf format. Winners will be required to supply a copy of their student ID and round-trip travel itinerary at the NASA business meeting this November in order to receive their awards.

Winners agree to have their essays published on our website. NASA will accept applications immediately. The deadline for receipt of all applications is October 30, 2002. For more details, contact NASA Officer Lori Johns travelaward@yahoogroups.com.


Date:Wed, 24 Jul 2002

Call for Papers
2003 Society for Economic Anthropology Meeting

Theme: Migration and Economy

The conference will focus on migration in all its facets, focusing on the ways in which people's movements in space affect, and are affected by, other social and economic institutions. The theme is intended to be as inclusive as possible of all types of population movement, of the past as well as the present, to provide a broad comparative perspective.

Cultural anthropologists, archeologists, historical anthropologists, as well as those from other social sciences interested in the study of migration, are invited to participate.

Population movements, especially in the form of movements across national boundaries, are currently the focus of broad academic and policy debates, about issues such as transnational migration and its implications for home and receiving countries; immigration policies and their effects; the dynamics of refugee movements; and so on.

The conference theme is intended to broaden the comparative framework, to place current debates and emphases within a context which considers both internal and international movements, and which considers historical as well as contemporary dynamics of mobility.

Papers are invited that consider mobility in socioeconomic context, addressing issues of the impact of migration on social institutions, as well as the question of how broader social and economic forces affect population mobility.

Some issues include:

  1. Population mobility as a key element in cultural processes throughout history and pre-history.
  2. What is the relationship of mobility to local and regional economies in pre-historic, historic, and contemporary periods?
  3. Relationships between contemporary processes of internal migration and international/transnational migration.
  4. What is common to these processes? How do they differ? In what ways is transnational migration really new? How do contemporary global forces and technology change and shape the migration process?
  5. Population mobility from the perspective of those involved.
  6. How is mobility a part of the livelihood strategies of individuals, families and households, and communities? How do people in households and communities make decisions about migration, and what is the impact of those decisions on the household and community? Related issues include:
    • migration and the household economy
    • migration and gender relations.

  7. The creation of linkages across time and space through population mobility.
  8. How does mobility create ties linking people in different places and involving them in multiple social systems/ How do people use these connections, and operate within a context of multilocality, with economic and social obligations in more than one locale? What is the impact of such connections on communities of origin and on communities of destination?
    Topics here could include:
    • studies of remittances, in both internal/international migration
    • ways in which households and communities span more than one locale.

  9. National and regional causes and consequences of mobility.
  10. How has migration, in past and present, affected social and economic institutions within nations, regions, globally? How do national and regional policies affect mobility? Related issues are:
    • the creation of refugee populations
    • large-scale population movements as a result of war and civil strife, and the effect of these on receiving areas
    • effect of state policies encouraging or discouraging migration/immigration.

  11. Migration and identity.
  12. How does population movement contribute to the shaping of ethnic and other social identities? How do migrant communities interact with host communities, and how do they affect the social and economic dynamics of those communities?

Send one page abstracts of proposed papers to the conference organizer by November 1, 2002. Poster submissions may be considered after that date. All participants are expected to pre-register for the meeting and to become members of the SEA.

Participants should plan to have their written papers ready for the conference organizer by the time of the meeting.Poster Session
The poster session has long been a lively and important part of the SEA annual meeting. It is a good way to discuss current work that is not tightly related to the annual theme. New members and graduate students are especially invited to present their work. Abstracts should be sent to the program organizer.

Important Information to include:
The abstract submission should include institutional affiliation, address, telephone number, fax and email address.

Program Organizer
Lillian Trager, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha WI 53141 (trager@uwp.edu).

Local Arrangements
The conference will take place in Monterrey Mexico, April 4-5 2003 at the Hotel Ancira. Monterrey is easily accessible from the US, with direct flights from Houston, Dallas and Atlanta. A large city in northern Mexico, Monterrey is a major industrial center surrounded by beautiful mountains (La Sierra Madre Oriental), 640 miles north of Mexico City and 310 miles south of San Antonio, Texas. William Breen Murray is in charge of local arrangements.


Subject: 2003 SfAA Conference
Date: Thur, 18 July 2002
From: Anne Ballenger, Student Committee Chair
Dear Students,
I can't believe that summer is almost half-way finished! I don't know about you, but I am just getting started with my summer plans, punctuated with studying or rather the other way around!

I know must of you may be taking some summer classes, in the field or otherwise occupied with summer activities but, this is the perfect time to think about the 2003 SfAA Conference and the Peter K. New Award. It seems that these deadlines always arrive just as we are gearing up for mid-terms. Here are a couple of things the Student Committee is working on for the Conference and WE NEED YOU to make it a fabulous success:

Visual Media - Two Sessions
Are you utilizing visual media in your research, on an applied project - as a tool or method?
Today, almost anyone can pick up a CamCorder, digital camera and start filming, take pictures, as well as, post them on the web for an international audience. What are you doing?

The propose of the visual media session is explore the theory, method and practice of visual media to communicate anthropological/cultural knowledge within an applied context. The term "visual media" is as broad as the anthropological field itself and can compose of advertising, literature, video, film, photography, theater, dance, art. Bascially if you can see it - it's visual media.
Some questions we may ask are:
  • How has our post modernistic understanding of the "Other" changed the way anthropologists use visual media in applied settings?
  • What new tools and methods have been created to use visual means as a cultural communicator?
  • How are those we study using visual media? What is exchanged? What is recieved? What is its importance?
  • Can visual media be used as a cultural brokerage method or tool to mediate conflict?
  • How can visual media facilitate or instigate cultural change?
  • What ethical issues arise from the use of visual media?
Here is a preliminary paragraph on the Session:
  • The First Session: All Talk & No Action
  • The first session is geared for the discussion of theory, method, practice, ethics and processes of the research or applied anthropological process of visual media. Presenters will discuss their work in detail in this section, followed by the presentation of their visual media in the second.
  • The Second Session: Lights! Camera! Action!
  • The second session is the presentation of the discussed visual media with A Brief introduction.
If this session sounds right up your alley, please contact Anne Ballenger at anneball@erols.com, as soon as possible!
SfAA Past President & Student Luncheon
Want to be in know? How about discuss your research project or interests with seminal applied anthropologists? Here is your chance! And - have a free lunch, too! Yes, 25 lucky students will receive a fine lunch and terrific conversation! What can be better than that? So, contact me to reserve your space.
More to be Announced...


Subject: Position Announcement
Date:Tue, 16 Jul 2002

The College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University seeks an Assistant Professor for a tenure-track position with a research focus on the institutional analysis of global environmental change, including issues related to changes in forests.

The person should be familiar with diverse approaches to the study of institutions at local, regional, national, and international levels. The faculty member would hold a research appointment with the Center for the Study of Institutions, Population, and Environmental Change, funded by the National Science Foundation, and a tenure-track faculty position in Anthropology, Geography, Economics, Political Science, or Sociology.

Good analytical and statistical skills are necessary. Capacity to work with scholars from multiple disciplines is essential. Experience in the conduct of field work outside the United States is desirable. Evidence of candidate's research performance or promise should be provided. In addition to maintaining a research program, faculty members are expected to teach two courses per semester at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.

To assure full consideration, applications should be submitted by October 1, 2002. Send a letter of application describing research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, sample publications, and three references to Elinor Ostrom, CIPEC, Indiana University, 408 North Indiana Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47408 USA.


Subject: NECSI Postdoctoral fellowship opportunity
Date:Sun, 14 Jul 2002
From:Yaneer Bar-Yam,President New England Complex Systems Institute

NECSI Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity

A postdoctoral position is immediately available at the New England Complex Systems Institute in the group of Yaneer Bar-Yam. Candidates should be interested in pursuing research on a broad range of problems including multiscale representations and evolutionary theory in diverse contexts which could include physical, biological or social systems.

Skills include:
Interest in performing literature reviews
Eeffective writing
Quantitative analysis and simulation (quantitative research background preferred).

Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Send a current CV and cover letter describing interests to office@necsi.org . NESCI web site url: http://necsi.org


Subject: Anthro TECH: AT Digest, vol.5, no.4, June - July 2002
Date:Sat, 13 Jul 2002
From:Elliott Lee with additional comments by Anne Ballenger

AT Digest is out

Dear Students,
The AT Digest is a resource for anthropological goings on and you can subscribe to have an electronic reminder sent to your e-mail. Here is the issue abstract provided by Eliot Lee. Stop by their web site and check out the huge anthropology web search page, too! Anne


  • NAPA Student Achievement Award
  • Multimedia for Ethnographic Researchers
Web Corner
  • A Drive to Work in La Casa
  • Canada Cree Now Back Power Project on Native Lands
  • Divers Eye U.S. Deep Water Shipwreck
  • Ed-Tech Eyes Bigger Than Budgets
  • English and Welsh are races apart
  • Mac Collecting Like a Religion

Works in Progress
  • Postcard Center
  • Trouble Ticket System


Subject:The Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences at NSF
Date:Fri, 12 Jul 2002
From:Kristin Raymond,kraymond@nsf.gov

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Sites Program

Dear Colleagues,
The Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences at NSF would like to alert you to the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Sites Program. The REU program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of science funded by NSF.

REU Sites typically support 8-12 students for 10-12 weeks during the summer. Sites are typically focused around a common discipline or theme and should show plans for moving undergraduates from a dependent to an independent researcher status. Recruitment should focus on underrepresented minorities and those students who may not have access to research experiences; typically at least half of the students come from outside the host institution.

The deadline for proposals is September 15, and the program announcement is located at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2002/nsf02136/nsf02136.htm.
A listing of the current REU Sites in the social, behavioral, and economic sciences is located at http://www.nsf.gov/home/crssprgm/reu/reu98sber.htm.

For additional information, please consult the website www.nsf.gov/reu or contact the Cross-Directorate Activities program -- Kristin Raymond (kraymond@nsf.gov) or Bonney Sheahan (bsheahan@nsf.gov).

Kristin Raymond
Science Assistant
Cross-Directorate Activities
Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Blvd, Suite 995.21
Arlington, Virginia 22230


Subject:American Anthropological Assn Media Search
Date:Fri, 12 Jul 2002
From:Ghita Levine,glevine@aaanet.org

American Anthropological Assn Media Search:
Research or Expertise on 9/11

If you have done research directly related to the events and/or effects of Sept. 11, have special expertise related to the terrorist acts of the day, have studied the impact or consequences or have personal experience beyond the usual, please forward them to me before Aug. 2. I would like to compile the names and topics of a few anthropologists to send out to the media who are already preparing news related to the anniversary of this unforgettable day.

As always, I must select just a few of the strongest leads and cannot guarantee media interest. But it is worth a try.

Please send a brief description of your research or expertise to me, Ghita Levine, AAA Communications Director at glevine@aaanet.org. before Aug. 2.


Subject:Position Announcement
Date:Thu, 11 Jul 2002
From:Natalie Hanson, nataliehanson@earthlink.net

Tenure Track Post:
Community Development

The International Development Program at American University in Washington DC is inviting applications for a scholar practitioner (with working experience and excellent scholarship)for a tenure track assistant professor position to teach COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, grassroots organizations, participatory methods, NGOs etc.

Our preference is for someone with expertise/experience in LATIN AMERICA.

See our Website at www.american.edu/academic.depts/sis/idp for further details on the International Development Program.

We would very much appreciate it if you would be good enough to get the word out to anyone or any department you think may be interested, or/and put the notice on any listserve that you think might be appropriate.

If you have any ideas about who else we should contact please let us know.
Thanks very much for your help.
David Hirschmann
Director, International Development Program

End of Announcements 7/29/2002