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Subject: Happy Fourth of July!
Date:July 04, 2002
From: Anne Ballenger, SfAA Student Committee Chair
Dear Students,
Happy Fourth Of July! Happy Independence Day - America


Subject: Summer is Here!
Date: Sat, 29 June 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, ltieraure, 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?

  • 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: Film Request
Date:Tue, 25 Jun 2002
From:Eric Chambers, Past SfAA Student Committee Chair, ekc5@u.washington.edu

Ethnographic Video Clips Saught by Doctoral Student

I'm trying to locate a couple of short ethnographic video clips to use in a research project on how students of ethnography "think" through a cultural setting different from their own. Specifically, I need two 6 to 8 minute clips of novel ethnographic film shot outside the united states. These do not need to be edited things--in fact "raw" footage is better. They do have to be things that the students will not have seen before--in this sense I can't use, for example, the Axe Fight or a part of Dead Birds. If you have something that might work I would need a copy (in nearly any format) and permission to digitize the image and show it to a few anthropology students and professional ethnographers. I will return the tape to you and give you credit for the use in any publications.

Any takers?
Please contact me at ekc5@u.washington.edu if you have something that might work or if you have questions about this project.
Eric Chambers
Human Development and Cognition


Subject: Conference Announcement
Date:Tue, 25 Jun 2002
From:Helen Terre Blanche, Conference Alerts, (alerts@ConferenceAlerts.com)

After September 11: TV News and Transnational Audiences Conference
9 to 11 September 2002
University of Wales, Swansea, United Kingdom

Co-organised by the British Film Institute, Open University and ESRC.

The news media are central arenas of political conflict and public debate. The proliferation of satellite news channels brings new transnational configurations of audiences into being that may have unpredictable consequences for states, governance and citizenship.

This conference will bring together academics, journalists and policy-makers to analyse and evaluate the role played by television news in mediating the events of September 11 and ensuing conflicts. It will examine diverse audiences and competing narratives of causes and consequences.

Conference Themes
* The political management of news agendas and audiences
* The ethics and aesthetics of representing terror and war
* Collective identifications and grammars of 'othering'
* Transnational news, governance and citizenship

New Resrearch
Presenting the findings of collaborative research on transnational news agendas and audiences by a team of some 30 multi-lingual researchers. Presentations from invited speakers in addition to analyses of:
* terrestrial and satellite news agendas from around the world, with evaluation of broadcasters & management of agendas and audiences
* reception of TV news in mono- and multi-lingual households and families in the UK and elsewhere

Speakers Include:
* Chris Doyle (Communications Officer, Council of Advancement of Arab-British Understanding)
* Thomas Hylland Eriksen (Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo, Norway)
* Robert Fisk (Middle East Correspondent for the Independent)
* Frank Gardner (BBC Middle East Correspondent)
* Karim Karim (Acting Assoc. Director, School of Journalism & Communication, Carleton University, Canada)
* Tamar Liebes (Professor of Communication, Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
* Shireen Mazari (Director the Institute of Strategic Studies, Pakistan)
* Baqer Moin (Head of BBC Persian & Pashto Service)

For further details see:
Booking information can be obtained from Conference Services, University of Wales or Email: conferences@swansea.ac.uk
General conference enquiries: louise.watson@bfi.org.uk
Website: http://www.afterseptember11.tv


Subject: M.A. Internship Position Announcement
Date:Jun 26, 2002
From:Suzanne Heurtin-Roberts, [sheurtin@mail.nih.gov]

PAID Internship for Applied Anthropology - Recent MA or Ph.D. Student:
Interested in Health at NIH

To All,
An NIH Health Disparities internship is specifically looking for an anthropologist however few to none have applied. In desperation it may be filled by an MSW.

Anyone who is getting ready to finish their MA, they will be considered. If you know anyone in a PHD program who is interested in Health Care, they will also be considered as long as they do not yet have a PhD.

This is a great way to get a foot in the door! Please contact Suzanne above!
Thanks Sue Squires


Subject: Position Announcement
Date:Sat, 15 Jun 2002
From:Eric T Jones

Multicultural Development Director:
Chemeketa Community College, Oregon

Please see the following link to view the full position description:
or contact the Human Resources Department, Office Hours-Monday-Friday: 8:00AM-4:30 PM, Office Phone: (503) 399-5009
Job Opportunity Hotline: (503) 399-5228
WEB Site: http://www.chemeketa.edu
E-Mail: humanresources@chemeketa.edu

All Application materials for this position must be received by the close date. It is your responsiblity to submit all required application materials or you will not be considered for this position. Incomplete or late applications will not be processed.

Start date for this position is July.


Subject: 2002 NAPA Student Award Deadline Extended
Date:Tue, 11 Jun 2002
From:Alayne Unterberger, NAPA Student Representative

2002 NAPA Student Award Deadline Extended

Folks, the deadline has been extended for the Award. The review committee encourages you to apply. Please feel free to contact me (information listed below) -

The National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA) is sponsoring a Student Achievement Award to recognize students who have excelled in the area of practicing anthropology. The Student Award provides opportunities for students to submit research papers of their projects in applied contexts and be recognized at the NAPA Business Meeting at the annual AAA Conference.

While NAPA is particularly interested in encouraging students working on team projects, we also strongly support students who engaged in any type of collaboration, whether with fellow students, community, professionals and/or faculty. Award-winning papers will be published in special issues of the NAPA Bulletin.

Undergraduate and graduate level students.
Criteria and Requirements:
Submissions must be original, publishable quality work, which focuses on issues or concepts related to practicing anthropology in applied contexts. Candidates must submit papers that are no less than 20 pages in length, including footnotes, tables, and appendices. The paper should conform to author guidelines of the American Anthropologist. If you are submitting a team project, only one paper is needed for the project.

Award Submission Process:
Deadline for submitting papers is October 1,2002. Papers should be mailed to the following address:
Alayne Unterberger
Chair of the NAPA Student Achievement Award Committee
204 Forest Park Ave
Temple Terrace FL 33617

Electronic copies of papers are welcome. Electronic copies should be sent as email attachments to Alayne Unterberger at aunterbe@hsc.usf.edu or PC-formatted disks (CD-Rom, floppy disks, etc.) to the above mailing address.

Award Review Process:
A panel of judges consisting of a committee of NAPA members and chaired by the Student Representative of NAPA or designee will review papers. The papers will be rated on the following criteria:
Relevancy to Practicing Anthropology
Community Impact or Contributions to local services/needs

The awarded project (either individual or group) will receive a $300.00 cash prize and certificate. Academic departments of awardees will also be recognized for their involvement in training recipient(s) in the form of a certificate (*). The cash award and certificate will be awarded at the NAPA Business Meeting during the annual AAA Conference. The award recipient(s) will be welcome to present their paper during this meeting. Winning papers will be published in a special issue of the NAPA Bulletin.

(*) "Academic departments" are generalized due to the possibility of awardees enrolled in different academic programs than Anthropology.

For more information about the NAPA Student Achievement Award, please contact Alayne Unterberger at aunterbe@hsc.usf.edu.


Subject: Position Announcement
Date:Fri, 07 Jun 2002
From:Eric T Jones

USFS PNW Research Station Director - $113-130K
USDA, Forest Service, Portland, Oregon

Opening Date: 05-31-2002
Closing Date: 07-05-2002

Senior Executive Service
This position is in the Senior Executive Service (SES)-General. Positions in the SES are not graded. The salary range is $113,000 - $130,000 per annum (base). SES employees are also eligible for bonuses and awards based on performance.

Statement of Duties
The Station Director is responsible for the management and administration of the Pacific Northwest Research Station. The mission of the Station is to serve society by improving understanding use and management of natural resources. The service includes basic and applied research and development.

The Station creates knowledge of biological, physical, ecological, social and economic relatonships. As leaders in the natural resource community, the Station advocates the use of improved information and technology. These programs provide impartial information for the publics understanding and evaluation of issues related to natural resources.

The Station Director is also responsible for leadership and coordination in the resource scientific community and administers a cooperative aid, grant and contract program.The Station Director serves as a member of the Forest Service executive team and as such, helps formulate and evaluate Agency policy, regulations and programs.

For More Information:
Tom Leeper, (703) 605-085
Mary Ann Fletcher (703) 605-0860


Subject: NAPA Column Contributions
Date:Thu, 6 Jun 2002
From:Kathi R. Kitner, kathi.kitner@safmc.noaa.gov

Contributions to Anthropology News

In August I will once again be meeting monthly deadlines for NAPA's column in the AAA's Anthropology News. This column serves multiple purposes: to announce the goings-on of NAPA, to discuss current/ongoing issues of concern in different areas of Applied Anthropology, to publish short works-in-progress, and to print "practitioner profiles" of those of us out there working and doing.

I am writing to all of you today to encourage you to send me short pieces that you would like to see in print - news of your work, or events that are upcoming, or ideas or concepts that you want to air. Even better, send me a bio of yourself, telling about your work, how it fits into the realm of anthropology - the possibilities are varied. Think of it as a chance to both network with others in your field of expertise, and as an opportunity to perhaps spark interest in a younger anthropologist who might be searching for inspiration.

The only constraint (well, a big one) is that each month I only have a space of 700 words to work with. So far in this message, I have written about 200 words. So while you can't write a terrible lot, you can get a point across or tell your story. And, while I am soliciting contributions now, it might not be until November, December or early next year that your piece and your name appears in print.

Please think about making a contribution. If you have any questions or suggestions, please email me and I will get back to you as soon as possible.


Subject:Request for Proposals
Date:Tue, 04 Jun 2002
From:Cris Johnsrud, c-johnsrud@ufl.edu

Web Site Development & Maintenance RFP

NAPA is soliciting proposals for a 3-year project involving web site development and maintenance. Please see the attached Request for Proposals (RFP) for information about this project. We are publicizing this opportunity to the anthropology community, but if you know of someone not on the list with a possible interest in submitting a proposal, please do pass this RFP along to them.

For more information please contact Cris Johnsrud


Subject: Call for Conference Submissions
Date:Tue, 04 Jun 2002
From:Helen Terre Blanche, alerts@ConferenceAlerts.com

8th Qualitative Methods Conference: Something for Nothing:
5 to 6 September 2002, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

The annual interdisciplinary qualitative methods conferences are not only about methodology, but also about encouraging a broader debate about knowledge politics in and around academia.

This year's conference foregrounds the micro and macro transactions that sustain the new world order. Timed to follow after the GLOBAL SUMMIT ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (which is also being held in Gauteng, South Africa), the conference theme is "Something for nothing: Subjectivity and society in the new economy". The intention is to focus on issues such as poverty, globalization and the ambiguities of 'development', but also on other kinds of economies, such as libidinal economies, textual economies and the give-and-take of everyday transactions.

We welcome analyses of popular cultural forms that promise to liberate people from the daily grind (the lottery, pyramid schemes) or to offer some form of 'salvation in a box' (televangelism, self-help books). We are interested both in explicit social and economic policies and more pervasive cultural forms based on the idea of equal exchange (e.g. the increasing commercialisation of friendship). We also welcome submissions related to any other aspect of the conference theme or, more broadly, to theories, methods and politics of knowledge production.

Confirmed keynote speakers: Peter McLaren (author of "Critical pedagogy and predatory culture" and numerous other publications on critical pedagogy, revolutionary multiculturalism and critical ethnography) and Patrick Bond (author of "Against global apartheid" and numerous other publications on globalization, critical political economics and sustainable development).

The conference will take the form of a virtual event from 1 May to 30 September 2002, and a physical event on 5 and 6 September 2002. To present at the physical event, begin by posting an abstract on the virtual conference website (www.criticalmethods.org). Participation in the virtual conference allows for successive drafts of papers to be posted and commented on.

The deadline for submissions for the physical conference is 30 June 2002, while submissions to the virtual conference will be accepted until 30 September 2002.

The conference is hosted by the Centre for Applied Psychology (University of South Africa) and organized by the Critical Methods Society.

E-mail enquiries: Patricia Oosthuizen
Website: http://www.criticalmethods.org
Submission deadline: 30 June 2002


Subject: 2003 SfAA Conference Web Site
Date:Sat, 25 May 2002

2003 SfAA Conference Web Site

The SfAA 2003 Annual Meeting web site is ready!
Please go to the SfAA main web site at and click the annual meeting link on the left side of your screen. From here, you will be able to register for the SfAA 2003 Annual Meeting and submit paper and session abstracts. On the web site, you will also find information about our conference location, the Marriott Portland Downtown Hotel in Portland, Oregon, as will as information about travel to Portland.

Be sure to mark your calendar for March 19-23, 2003. The 2003 program chair, Sunil Khanna with Oregon State University, is planning an excellent meeting. So visit the web site soon, register for the meeting, and submit your abstracts. We look forward to seeing all of you in Portland!


Subject: Assistance Request
Date:Sat, 18 May 2002
From:Valene Smith, vsmith@csuchico.edu

Assitance request regarding: travel and tourism experience

In preparation of an article for Practicing Anthropology on job affiliations and/or experience in working in or with segments of the travel and tourism industry, I would like to make contact with individuals who have had or now have employment in some aspect of the tourism/travel industry - as travel agency owners, tour guides, tour organizers, sales representatives, convention and visitor bureaus, etc. Was your training in anthropology an asset in obtaining employment, and/or facilitate your experience?

Short resumes or case studies sent email would be appreciated. and credited.

Please reply to Valene Smith
Valene S. Smith
Research Professor, Anthropology
California State University
Chico CA 95929-0400, USA
Home page: http://www.ecst.csuchico.edu/~vsmith


Subject: Postdoctoral Fellowship
Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 2002
From: Noel J Chrisman, SfAA President

SfAA/NCI Cancer Disparities Fellowship

Applied anthropologists are encouraged to apply for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Behavioral Research Program (BRP), Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Rockville, Maryland.

The fellow will work with Dr. Suzanne Heurtin-Roberts, Health Disparities Research Coordinator, who is an applied medical anthropologist. The primary responsibility will be to assist the Health Disparities Coordinator in all aspects of program development and management for the Health Disparities Research Group of the BRP of the NCI. The postdoctoral-fellow will be responsible for:
overseeing the evaluation of program development for the Health Disparities Research Group (part of BRP) and will assist the Coordinator in her role as Program Director of the newly issued RFA "Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities" especially in scientific and other research matters. The recipient of this position will:

  1. Manage information connected to projects, prepare information for and take part in all project team meetings
  2. Draft reports and articles in collaboration with the project team
  3. Conduct both quantitative and qualitative data analyses relevant to the project
  4. Provide consultative input and expertise on all matters.
  5. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in applied anthropology or related anthropological area, a strong background in health and behavior or public health, and competence in both quantitative and qualitative research methods. The person must demonstrate a track record (courses, research, other positions, for example) in addressing the health concerns of medically underserved domestic populations and racial/ethnic minorities. In addition, the prospective fellow must have skills in planning, organization, and management, strong interpersonal skills for a team-based effort, and the ability to appraise organizational context.

    The stipend for the position is commensurate with experience and education and includes a moderate level of benefits. Location on the NCI campus provides easy access to numerous conferences and other training opportunities.

    For further information, contact Suzanne Heurtin-Roberts by e-mail [sheurtin@mail.nih.gov].

    End of Announcements 6/29/2002