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Subject:W.A.P.A. Graduate Student & Practioner Discussion Panel
Date: Wed, 28 April 2002
From:Anne Ballenger, WAPA Co-Student Board Member

Washington Area Practicing Anthropologists (WAPA)
A Dialogue Between Graduate Students and Practitioners
May 7, 2002
University of Maryland, College Park

Applied Anthropology Graduate StudentPresenters Needed

In order to continue the commitment to dialogue between graduate students and practitioners in WAPA, Judith Freidenberg, WAPA's academic liaison, & Shirley Fiske, in the Office of Senator Akaka, are proposing a session of exchange between graduate students and practitioners on a typically neglected but extremely important topic B the conceptual framework and theoretical bases for contemporary practice in anthropology.

One of the most difficult things for practitioners is to keep abreast of conceptual thought in anthropology, due to working in the trenches in sometimes marginally anthropological areas. By the same token, one of the most difficult articulations to make for graduate students and for professional anthropologists is to decide on the concepts, tools, or theories they find useful and invoke in their jobs.

We invite you to join a panel of graduate students and professional anthropologists and to lend your insights to the discussion. The panelists will be asked to share some portion of their work experience B a consultancy, an internship, an example from current work, or volunteer experience B and provide insight into how the concepts from anthropology have helped them on the job.

Hopefully, this will include some of the newer concepts that graduate students are exposed to, but that practitioners have not been exposed to. What are applied anthropologists working on, and how are they using anthropological tools, concepts, or theories in their work? As encouragement, I would add a phrase that sticks with me, "There is nothing more useful than a good theory," whether it is at the Master's level or the PhD level. We are informed by concepts, tools and theory, which orient our expectations and actions on the job or in looking for a job.

The goal of this session is to share across students and practitioners, and the participants in the session, what has been useful B or NOT useful. Please join us for what we hope will be a provocative session.

Please contact Judith Freidenberg at jreiden@anth.umd.edu or Anne Ballenger at anneball@erols.com as soon as possible if you would like to participate or attend.


Subject:Summer Internship
Date: Wed, 26 April 2002
From:Kathi R. Kitner

Summer Internship: $7,500 to $10,000 stipend
Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission
Washington, D.C.

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is seeking a Social Sciences Intern for Summer 2002, in order to help with the development of management plans for spiny dogfish, weakfish, and striped bass.

This individual will have an opportunity to choose to assist on a variety of projects, including:

  1. development of a bioeconomic model of the striped bass fishery
  2. estimating the economic impacts of weakfish fisheries
  3. characterization of fishing communities associated with weakfish fisheries
  4. characterizing the social and/or economic impacts of the weakfish management plan
  5. compiling and editing reviews of social and economic sections of the spiny dogfish management plan
  6. developing educational seminars for fishery managers

This internship will provide ample opportunity for an individual to work with fisheries social scientists throughout the Atlantic Coast, including opportunities for travel to meetings.

This individual must have at least three years towards an undergraduate degree, or must be currently working towards a graduate degree, in Anthropology, Resource Economics, or similar field. Knowledge of Atlantic Coast fisheries is preferred. This individual must demonstrate the ability to analyze written materials, and have good writing, editing, and telephone skills. This individual must be able to work with others.

This internship provides a stipend $7,500 to $10,000 depending on qualifications. The internship will last for 15 weeks beginning May 20th and ending August 30th, though starting and ending dates and subsequent stipend are negotiable. Paid federal holidays are included. This position announcement will remain open until filled.

The Commission was formed by the fifteen Atlantic coast states more than fifty years ago to assist in managing and conserving their shared coastal fishery resources. With the recognition that fish do not adhere to political boundaries, the states formed an Interstate Compact, which was approved by the U.S. Congress. The states have found that their mutual interest in sustaining healthy coastal fishery resources is best achieved by working together cooperatively, in collaboration with the federal government. Through this approach, the states uphold their collective fisheries management responsibilities in a cost effective, timely, and responsive fashion.

For more information, contact Dr. Lisa L. Kline at (202) 289-6400 or lkline@asmfc.org. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's web site.


Subject: PublicAnthropology @ BSU
Date:Fri, 05 Apr 2002
From:Eric Lassiter,elassite@gw.bsu.edu

Call for Student Contributions

The latest issue of Ball State's Anthropology newsletter (Spring 2002), PublicAnthropology @ BSU, has been posted by our students at www.publicanthropology.net .

Several new articles are featured on the site, including one on teens and tobacco use (contributed by Allyson Beutke of the University of Florida), another on a local archaeology-education program, and another on Ruth Selig of the Smithsonian and her long-term efforts to integrate anthropology into pre-collegiate education.

The students are currently soliciting essays and commentaries for the Fall-Spring 2002 issue. Won't you please contribute your thoughts and comments? If you should decide to do so, send your material to me at my E-mail address (elassite@bsu.edu) and I will forward it to the student editors....


Subject:W.A.P.A. Applied Anthropology Career Workshop
Date: Wed, 03 April 2002
From:Anne Ballenger, WAPA Co-Student Board Member

Washington Area Practicing Anthropologists (WAPA)
Applied Anthropology Career Workshop
Sponsored by: Catholic University of America, Anthropology Department

Saturday, April 13, 2002. 8:45 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. at Catholic University of America, Gowan Hall (Washington, D.C.)

The workshop provides information and advice on various professional and applied anthropology career opportunities. Sessions cover a wide range of topics and active participation is encouraged. In addition, participants have an opportunity to review their resumes with experienced anthropologists. All presenters are professional anthropologists, with diverse backgrounds and experiences in practice.

Registration Fee* (includes: breakfast and lunch)
Students: $20 (pre-register by April 9: $15)
Professionals: $30 (pre-register by April 9: $25)

For a list of presenters, directions, pre-registration, and up-to-date details, see the WAPA web site at http://www.smcm.edu/wapa/workshop02/
The online pre-registration is at http://www.smcm.edu/wapa/workshop02/registration.asp
For questions, contact wapamail@yahoo.com

If you have any difficulty registering just e-mail me at anneball@erols.com.


Subject: Note from Student Committee Chair
Date: April 2, 2002
From:Anne Ballenger, Chair SfAA Student Committee, anneball@erols.com

Dear Students,
I hope everyone had a good spring break and for those who attended the SfAA Conference in Atlanta, I hope you had a great time. The Conference was success for the Student Committee. All of the student activities and sessions planned by the Committee were very well attended and we received much positive feedback from participants. In the coming months you should see some photos of the SfAA Past President and Student Luncheon on the site. Also, if you would like to provide feedback on your conference experience - it would be most welcome and would help us to plan for next year's conference.

The Student Committee held its annual Business Meeting and we got a lot of work done. Our business meeting notes will be up soon. We need your help in developing student activities and sessions at the next Conference in Portland. Please send us your ideas and thoughts.

A new Student Committee will also be installed in Portland for the 2003-2005 term. Please check out the By-Laws for information regarding positions and duties, and e-mail me regarding your questions and/or interests.

As always, it great to hear from you and if I or the Student Committee can assist you in any way, please do not hesitate to contact me at anneball@erols.com.

P.S. Please note that there are 2 Job Listings and a PAID Internship Announcement listed this month! Check it out!


Subject:Call for Papers for the Society for the Social Studies of Science
Date: Fri, 29 March 2002
From:Paul Baltes, Administrative Chair

CFP: Society for Social Studies of Science

The Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) has the CFP for next year's conference available. This group has a fair number of anthropologists involved, so it may be of interest to some of you involved in the study of science, technology, and/or medicine. Contact http://www.lsu.edu/ssss/

For those of you who have not been notified, the Call for Papers for the 4S meeting to be held on November 6-9, 2002 in Milwaukee is now on the web. You can out this call for papers on http://www.lsu.edu/ssss/

There will be a registration form and other information coming to you at at a later date. We are currently working on a new web site for the Milwaukee meeting only. We will advise you when it is activated. Until th= en, please check out the above web for basic information on the call for papers for the Milwaukee meeting.

Paul Baltes, Administrative Chair


Subject:Free to good home, American Economic Review
Date: Fri, 29 March 2002
From:Eileen Mulhare,emulhare@MAIL.COLGATE.EDU

Dear Colleagues:
My husband plans to give away all his issues of American Economic Review. Would you or your institution be interested in taking them off our hands? The collection spans circa 1968 to the present, plus a few issues from the 1950s. We can pay for shipping, but only to a recipient in the United States. (Unfortunately, we cannot afford to ship outside the U.S.).

If interested, please let me know by e-mail as soon as possible.
Eileen M. Mulhare, Ph.D.
Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology
Colgate University
e-mail emulhare@mail.colgate.edu
Web 1: http://people.colgate.edu/emulhare/emulhare.html
Web 2: http://www.ixeh.net/


Subject:Context Job Announcement - beach travel
Date: Thu, 28 March 2002
From:Kit Waskom,kwaskom@contextresearch.com

Dear Colleagues,
Context Research is looking to fill positions for an ethnographic research contract related to beach travel and tourism among families in both the Baltimore and Washington metropolitan areas and we would like to see if you are interested or available. Please take a moment and read the following job announcement. If you are interested in this short-term contract and would like to be considered for the position, please email a cover letter and recent resume or CV to Kit Waskom, Project Director at Context Research at kwaskom@contextresearch.com. These positions will be filled quickly, so please respond by noon on April 1, 2002.

Ethnographic Contract Description
Context Research is seeking experienced ethnographic researchers in the Baltimore/Washington area to fulfill short-term ethnographic contracts in the area as field ethnographers. This research is designed to explore the emotions and logistics surrounding the Ocean City, Maryland vacation experience. Therefore, any anthropologists with specific experience in travel and tourism are particularly qualified. In addition, this project includes a video component, so video experience is also a plus.

The research contract will be structured as follows:

  • Context Research will design all the research materials and provide field ethnographers with interview guides, cameras and templates for ethnographic reports.
  • Field ethnographers will be responsible for recruiting participants that fit the Context screener, contacting the participants and setting up a time to conduct two in-home meetings with them. All participants must have either visited Ocean City, MD at least once or must be planning a trip to Ocean City, MD for this summer (additional screener details will be included in research materials).
  • Field ethnographers will conduct in-home interviews including several exercises, and will photo and video document all methods.
  • Field ethnographers must be able to work independently and have the ability to develop a strong rapport with participants quickly.
  • Field ethnographers must be able to write in-depth ethnographic reports according to Context guidelines.
  • The research is set to begin the end of the WEEK OF APRIL 1st and will continue until the end of the second third week in April.
  • The project is designed for extremely quick turn-around and will require 15-20 hours of field research and write-up time per week for 2 weeks (depending on how quickly researchers work.)

Should this contract sound interesting to you, please email your resume and cover letter to Kit Waskom and we will send you more information regarding payment and timeframe. If you know of another colleague who would be a good match for this project, please feel free to forward this announcement to them. For more information about Context Research, please visit www.contextresearch.com.

We look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.

Kit Waskom, MBA
Insight Engineer, Project Director
Context-Based Research Group


Subject:The Anthropology of Water
Date: Tue, 26 March 2002
From:Sandy Toussaint,toussain@cyllene.uwa.edu.au

Dear Colleagues,
I am involved in a project on water with colleagues in history and environmental engineering. We are organising a major conference for February 2003 to take place in Perth at UWA. The conference is timed to coincide with the Perth International Arts Festival or PIAF. We are looking to invite guest speakers from Israel and America. Is there an anthropologist who has specialised in the 'anthropology of water'? Could you let me know please as I have suggested to my colleagues that this is a possibility. An emphasis could be on cultural interpretations of water use and management in Israel and how insights from Israel may be helpful in Australia.

Perhaps you could also forward this email on, e.g. to Emanuel Marx and Sam Cooper (or anyone else you may think appropriate). Many thanks.

Dr Sandy Toussaint
Senior Lecturer in Anthropology
School of Social and Cultural Studies
The University of Western Australia
Crawley Australia 6009


Subject:Job Announcement
Date: Tue, 12 March 2002
From:Louis Herns Marcelin, Ph.D.

Job Advertisement, Senior Research Associate III, (Full-time, Permanent Position)

Senior Research Associate III. The incumbent should be a highly skilled MA level with extensive experience in field research in social sciences, knowledge of Haitian languages and culture, capable of assisting the PI in evaluating the quality of work produced by field workers.

Candidate must possess a Master Degree in Anthropology or other related field in Social Sciences and have at least 3 years of extensive research experience. The applicant must demonstrate an excellent French, Creole and English skills, verbal and written required.

He/she must show a solid knowledge of Ethnographic research methodologies, including qualitative data analysis and special software (After, Nud*Ist, or Ethnograph), recruitment procedures as well as interviewing techniques in Haitian cultural setting. Knowledge of SPSS and Excell is a plus.

Please send letter of interest and Curriculum Vitae to:
Louis Herns Marcelin, Ph.D.
University of Miami
Department of Anthropology
P.O. Box 248106
Miami FL., 33124-2005
No Fax or electronic document accepted.


Subject:Call for Papers
Date: Mon, 11 March 2002
From:Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, Director,atiner@otenet.gr

First International Conference on
Health Economics and Health Management
May 30-31, 2002
Athens, 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 Athens will hold its First International Conference in Athens, Greece, May 30-31, 2002.

The registration fee will be $80. Special arrangements will be made with local hotels for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, planned tours to picturesque Greek Islands 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, including social welfare,social security and social policy are welcome.

Selected papers will be published in a Special Volume of the Conference Proceedings.

Please submit a 300 word abstract by April 15th, 2002 to the following address:
Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, Director, AT.IN.E.R., 14 Solomou Street, 10683 Athens, Greece.
Tel. ++ 30 10 383-4227 Fax: ++ 30 10 384-7734 Email: atiner@otenet.gr


Subject:PAID Internship Announcement
Date: Mon, 11 March 2002
From:Mark Rogers, mark.rogers@kodak.com

Paid Anthropology/Ethnography Internship at Eastman Kodac

This is an announcement of a paid internship in Anthropology/Ethnography at the Eastman Kodak Company's Corporate Design and Usability Research Lab. This is a short-term internship that gives graduate students the opportunity to work in an applied setting on a variety of product development and commercialization projects. The intern will work with senior design ethnographers in the formulation and execution of research with current users and potential consumers of imaging-related products.

Application deadline is April 15th, 2002.

Inquiries to: Mark Rogers, Sr. Design Anthropologist
Eastman Kodak Co.
2400 Mt. Read Blvd.
Rochester, NY 14650-3002

Please circulate this announcement to students who may have an interest in exploring career opportunities outside academia (or to colleagues who may have interested students).


Subject:Community Research Library Seeks Anthropology Donations
Date: Sun, 03 March 2002

The Research Library of the Hispanic Health Council is seeking donations of Anthropology and related books and journals. These are tax-deductible donations to a community-based organization that conducts research in the process of developing culturally and socially appropriate interventions to address pressing health issues (e.g., AIDS, drug abuse, malnutrition, violence, asthma, cancer, diabetes, etc.) in impoverished communities & populations. As a 501 organization, the Hispanic Health Council can provide receipt of donations with a dollar value for use in your IRS income tax. Please contact Jocelynh@HispanicHealth.com