Notable this past month
ASAP has added a new category of sustaining membership at $25. Consider that when you renew — it will help us expand our efforts on behalf of students.Note that the basic dues structure remains the same: $10 for regular members and $5 for students.
The number of our Facebook followers is closing in on 400. That is good progress — and thanks to Jason Scott.
Remember you can always access ASAP AN columns on the “ASAP Forum” tab on our web page: anthofpolicy.org
The program for the AAA in Washington is looking good, although the online submission process has been exceedingly difficult and the deadline has been postponed until Tuesday, April 18. Note that one highlight in Washington will be a second mentorship-directed ASAP session. Details will follow later on.
The ASAP column in the forthcoming print version of Anthropology News features personal comments from ASAP members about how they see the anthropology of policy. Thanks to Judi Pajo and Ted Powers for setting this up.
The month’s Instagram guest contributor is James M. Hundley (May 1-15). James is a sociocultural anthropologist at Binghamton University in New York who works in the borderlands of the Pacific Northwest. His research explores the ways in which the Coast Salish First Nations are overcoming the obstacles presented by increased security pressures at the international border in the 21st century. Follow him at @anthofpolicy May 1-15 to see how a cultural revitalization project of canoe families from around the region paddle for days or weeks to a host community, and explore environmental protests that have united indigenous and non-native allies to reject oil pipeline and coal projects in the region.
The joint efforts on refugee issues between ASAP and SUNTA (Society for Urban, National, and Transnational/Global Anthropology) continue. An “In Focus” set of essays will appear in Anthropology News in about a month and a stand-alone volume is scheduled to be out in September. Note that similar cooperative efforts with other AAA sections on other selected topics might be extremely useful.
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Judi Pajo and Ted Powers regarding the ASAP column in AN at: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
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