Call for column contributions

Dear ASAP members,

As a new year begins, we write to solicit contributions to the Anthropology News column that focus on the anthropology of policy. Contributions to the column can be offered in three forms, outlined below.

First, we invite contributions aimed at the print issues of Anthropology News. These columns should focus on published anthropological research that offers critical insight into the policy process. These columns should be a maximum of 1,000 words in length.

Second, starting this past year, the ASAP Anthropology News column began offering book reviews for recent contributions to the anthropological literature on the study of policy. We will continue the reviews in the coming year and invite authors, potential reviewers, and others to suggest relevant books for consideration.

Finally, we are inviting contributions for online columns that focus on policy issues raised by high profile political events. These columns should link anthropological insights on the policy process with social debates and current political events such as the US Presidential Elections, the Paris Climate Conference, the AAA annual meeting, and others of this ilk. These columns can be as short as 500, but no longer than 1000, words in length.

Please get in touch with either one of us if you have questions or suggestions for the column.

Judi Pajo and Theodore Powers (co-contributing editors)

Contact information:
Judi Pajo: [email protected]
Theodore Powers: [email protected]

Call for papers: Civil society, faith-based organizations, forced migration

Dear ASAP Colleagues:

I am pleased to circulate an abstract for a roundtable session that is being proposed for the 2016 International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) conference that will be held in Poznan Poland, July 12-15, 2016 at Adam Mickiewicz University (please see abstract below).  Additional information about the conference may be found at the call for papers:

We are interested in participation by academic and practitioner colleagues, and especially those whose primary affiliation is with a faith-based organization (FBO).  A modest travel stipend is available for a FBO representative whose proposal for presentation is accepted for the roundtable.

The deadline for the roundtable abstract is February 1, however we believe that it will be possible to add participants after that date.  If you or your colleagues may be interested or have questions, please contact Marietta Baba at [email protected] as soon as possible.

Best regards,
Marietta Baba

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Call for papers: EASA panel on higher education

Yet again, apologies for any cross-posting but this is
a topic on which several ASAP members have been active.

Call for papers for a panel on: Higher education and transnational academic hierarchies: anthropological work in/on the academic periphery. This panel seeks to explore trends, changes, and reforms in higher education sectors outside the traditional centres of transnational academic hierarchies, and our own movement and roles as anthropologists in various capacities along these hierarchies.

Venue: 14th EASA Biennial Conference: Anthropological legacies and human futures. At the Department of Human Science for Education ‘Riccardo Massa’ and Department of Sociology and Social Research at University of Milano-Bicocca
20-23 July, 2016

Panel convenors: Ivo Syndicus (Maynooth University): [email protected] and Mariya Ivancheva (University College Dublin) : [email protected]
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Call for papers: EASA panel on raising citizens

Again, apologies for any cross-posting but
this has
clear anth-of-policy implications.

Dear colleagues,

We are organizing a panel at the upcoming EASA conference in Milan, 20-23 July 2016. The panel ‘Raising Europe: Managing parents and the production of good citizens’ examines how European welfare states attempt to produce good citizens. We invite papers that use the realm of parenting to study how European states attempt to raise their citizens.

Paper proposals can be submitted through the EASA website, following this link:
The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2016.

Kind regards,

Synnøve Bendixsen (University of Bergen)
Charlotte Faircloth (University of Roehampton )
Anouk de Koning (Radboud University Nijmegen)

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EASA meeting in Milan (July 2016)

Apologies for cross-posting but the EASA has long
been a good venue to consider anth-of-policy issues.

The Calls for Papers, Audiovisual Contributions, Laboratories, and the Early Career Scholars Forum Plenary for EASA2016 are all open and will close on February 15th, 2016.

The theme of the conference this year is ‘Anthropological legacies and human futures’ and the 14th EASA2016 biennial conference will be hosted by the Department of Human Science for Education ‘Riccardo Massa’ and Department of Sociology and Social Research at University of Milano-Bicocca (“Unimib”) located in Milan on 20-23 July, 2016.

Please note that ALL proposals must be made via the online form to a specific panel, not by email. There is a ‘propose a paper’ link beneath the long abstract of each panel page.

Full information is at:
Questions to: [email protected]