Call for syllabi and readings

Dear ASAP Members and Friends,

My name is Kelly McKowen, and I am a member of the Education Committee for the Association for the Anthropology of Policy (ASAP). The Education Committee has decided to update both ASAP’s collection of syllabi and its bibliography of essential readings. These resources are valuable research and teaching aids for current and prospective anthropologists of policy, and to ensure that they reflect that state-of-the-art, we need your help.

We are asking current you to contribute in two ways.

First, we are looking for new or revised syllabi. If you have any syllabi you feel could be of interest for other anthropologists of policy, please send them to us to make available online.

Second, in order to update our bibliography, we are asking you to submit 1-5 titles you feel are essential reading for anyone interested in the anthropology of policy’s main theoretical and methodological questions, concerns, and debates.

Both syllabi and literature suggestions can be e-mailed to me at [email protected].

We sincerely appreciate your help with making sure these resources are up to date, and we look forward to hearing from you.

Kelly McKowen

Kelly McKowen
PhD Candidate, Anthropology
Princeton University
[email protected]

ASAP at Denver: Emerging scholars mentoring session

ASAP at Denver AAA:

The Association for the Anthropology of Policy (ASAP) is pleased to accept submissions for our inaugural Emerging Scholars mentoring session. This session will bring together senior anthropologists and graduate students/recent PhDs to discuss the ethical, methodological, and practical aspects of conducting anthropological policy research. We also seek to identify potential ways ASAP can continue to support the professional development of emerging scholars with networking and potential collaboration opportunities. During the session, participants will be matched with a mentor based on research interests and/or requested conversation topics.

This session will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2015: 12:15 PM-1:30 pm.

If interested, please send an email to [email protected] with the following information:
(1) Name and stage in program (pre-field, post-field)
(2) Three sentences about your research interests and/or dissertation research
(3) At least one sentence that details what you would like to discuss during the mentoring session

Applications are due Thursday, November 12, 2015.
If you have any questions, please feel to contact Fayana Richards at [email protected].

ASAP Mentor Bios

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Job announcement: Syracuse University

The following positions will be of particular
interest to ASAP members and friends.

The Public Administration and International Affairs department at the Maxwell School (Syracuse University) is highly interdisciplinary and these searches for Public Policy and Public Management scholars are open to anthropologists, and to
scholars working on non-United States contexts.

Public Policy Analysis:

Public Management:

Job announcement: “Reproducing Europe”

With apologies for cross-posting, but the positions
described below by Anouk de Koning may be of
particular interest to ASAP members and friends.
I am advertising three PhD-positions and two Postdoc positions in my research project Reproducing Europe. Especially the Postdoc positions, with their anthropology of policy focus, may be of interest to you. The project is located in the Department of Anthropology and Development Studies, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

‘Reproducing Europe: Migrant Parenting and Contested Citizenship’ is a five-year research project financed by the European Research Council (2015-2020) and led by me. The project examines how everyday citizenship is debated, produced and negotiated in a Europe where migrants are increasingly seen as a burden or threat. It examines these negotiations of citizenship through a study of debates, interventions and practices related to migrant parenting in Paris, Milan and Amsterdam. The experiences of Egyptian migrant parents – a relatively new North African and (partly) Muslim migrant group – serve as its vantage point.The research will be carried out by a project team consisting of six researchers who will work in these three cities. It relies on close cooperation between the various researchers. The team will work together to further elaborate and refine the research approach and the various subprojects and will also co-author a number of publications.Postdoc positions for anthropology of policy research in Milan and Paris:
Phd positions for ethnographic research in Amsterdam, Milan and Paris:

Kind regards,

Anouk de Koning, Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology and Development Studies
Radboud University Nijmegen
Thomas van Aquinostraat 6.02.31
T : +31 24 361 6257