ASAP/AN column: Preview of ASAP panels at the AAA

The latest ASAP Anthropology News column is now available on line at:

http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2017/11/01/policy-matters/

The column is a review by Ted Powers of the ASAP panels that will be held at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Washington, D.C. Note that a list of the panels is also available as a previous ASAP post, the durable link for which is:

http://asap.americananthro.org/asap-sessions-at-the-aaa-meeting-in-washington-d-c/

APLA off-site event at AAA in Washington

Dear ASAP members and friends,

I am reaching out to ask you to let you know about an offsite event in Washington that may be of interest. This year, APLA (Association for Political and Legal Anthropology) is holding a cocktail reception and roundtable discussion at Busboys & Poets, 14th and V location, 2021 14th St NW. It will be Thursday, November 30, at 7.45 pm. The event is called “Speaking Justice to Power: Anthropology Responds to the New World Disorder.”

Our roundtable discussion special guests are Orisanmi Burton, Laura Nader, Ayşe Parla, and Sara Shneiderman. Full details are available at:  https://wp.me/p1SS1c-1o4.

All the best,
Jennifer Curtis
Webmaster, Association for Political and Legal Anthropology

Joint SMA – ASAP session at AAA meeting in Washington

Become a Change Agent: Lessons from Experts Offered at Annual Meeting

November 30: 6:30-8:15
Omni Shoreham Hotel
Ambassador Ballroom

Want to influence public policy that shapes the health and wellbeing in the U.S. and elsewhere? Interested in learning about techniques that can impact how policy gets developed and implemented, or want to further hone your own advocacy skills? Going to the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association this year?

If so, please join the Society of Medical Anthropology (SMA) and the Association for the Anthropology of Policy (ASAP) for a co-hosted mentoring event on Thursday, November 30th between 6:30 pm and 8:15 pm. The event will be held in the Ambassador Ballroom of the Omni Shoreham Hotel and will include free yummy snacks, a cash bar, and two prominent speakers! This event (“How to Have an Impact on Health Policy: Lessons from Experts”) will focus on how we, as anthropologists, can be successful health policy advocates and change agents, focusing on the pragmatics of advocating for health policy by writing effectively for various media, collaborating with community organizations, and taking part in legislative processes.

The first speaker is Kathy Mulvey of the Climate and Energy Team at the Union of Concerned Scientists. For more than a quarter century, Kathy has worked in the trenches with researchers on policy analysis, campaigning, and legislative activity on a wide range of corporate accountability, environmental, and public health issues.

The second speaker is Ted Miller, a nationally-renowned economist and leading expert on injury and violence in the U.S. The author of over 250 publications, Ted will share his tried-and-true tips for engaging both media and policymakers on some of the most pressing social and health matters of our day, such as gun control.

Together, Kathy and Ted will school us how we can play a role in framing, enacting, and evaluating of health policy. After we hear from the speakers, audience participants will split up into expert-facilitated groups to brainstorm how to best implement these practices and troubleshoot their own ongoing efforts. If you are interested in hands-on help, feel free to bring any of your own advocacy materials (e.g., op-eds, policy briefs) for on-site input. This is one mentoring event not to be missed!

ASAP sessions at the AAA meeting in Washington, D.C.

ASAP Events  – AAA Washington DC
November 30 – December 3, 2017

Note to all:

Below is a list of ASAP sessions for the forthcoming AAA meeting, compiled by Carol MacLennan. We will be providing more detailed information later, but this will give you a head start. As you will see, there is some very unfortunate cross-scheduling.

Thursday, November 30

10:15 am – 12:00 pm
(3-0295) Future Matters: Anticipatory Knowledge and Scenario-Modeling
Christina Garsten, Stockholm University

10:15 am – 12:00 pm
(3-0495) Policing the Dead
Heidi Bauer-Clapp, U Mass, Amherst
Adam Zimmer, U Mass, Amherst

10:15 am – 12:15 pm
(3-410) The Academy and the Future of Freedom to Dissent (Roundtable)
Tracey Heatherington, U Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Jon Mitchell, U Sussex

12:15 – 1:30 pm
(3-0600) ASAP Executive Board Meeting

2:00 – 3:45 pm
(3-0915) How “Anthropology Matters” for Science (Roundtable)
Robert O’Malley, AAAS

2:00 – 3:45 pm
(3-0885) In Matters of Peace, Security, and Foreign Policy: Anthropological Engagement and the Power Elite
Elizabeth Hallowell, AFSC
Negar Razavi, U Penn

2:00-3:45 pm
(3-0880) Maintaining Refuge, Remaining Human (Roundtable)
Jane Howell, CSU Long Beach
David Haines, George Mason

4:15 – 6:00 pm
(3-1050) Intersections of Truth and Violence 
Natasha Zaretsky, Rutgers
Invited Session, Cosponsored with APLA

6:30 – 8:15 pm
(3-1510) ASAP Mentoring for Graduate Students and Emergent Scholars
Fayana Richards, Michigan State U  (organizer)
Mentoring Session

6:30 – 8:15 pm
(3-1505) How to Have an Impact on Health Policy: Lessons from Experts on Putting Anthropology into Action
Jennifer Hubbert, Lewis & Clark (organizer)
Mentoring Session, Co-Sponsored with SMA

Friday, December 1

8:00 – 9:45 am
(4-0140) Anthropological Approaches to Violence and Policy
Ventura Perez, U Mass, Amherst

8:00 – 9:45 am
(4-0155) The Effects of Recent Changes in National and International Governments and Policies on Refugee Experiences in Host Countries
Kelly Yotebieng, Ohio State U
Russell Manzano, U South Florida
Invited Session, Co-Sponsored with SUNTA

12:15 – 1:30 pm
(4-0585) ASAP Business Meeting

2:00 – 3:45 pm
(4-1010) Beyond Snowden: The Anthropology of Whistleblowing
Steven Sampson, Lund U
Cris Shore, U Auckland
Invited Session, Co-Sponsored with APLA

2:00 – 3:45 pm
(4-0870) Policy Times and the Temporalities of Policy
Paul Stubbs, Institute of Econ, Zagreb
Noemi Lendvai, U Bristol

2:00 – 3:45 pm
(4-0875) Rollback, Repeal, and Retrenchments: Anthropology and the Dismantling of Public Policy in the United States
Heide Castaneda, U South Florida
Jessica Mulligan, Providence College

Saturday, December 2

8:00 – 9:45 am
(5-0220) Screen-level Bureaucracy: Organizational Encounters in the Digitized and Automated World
Kelly McKowen, Princeton

10:15 am – 12:00 pm
(5-0560) Behind Policy: Societal Influences
Lilian Milanes, U Kentucky (chair; organized individual papers by C. MacLennan)

Sunday, December 3

8:00- 9:00 am
(6-0093) Readers Meet Authors:  Challenging the Prevailing Paradigm for Displacement and Resettlement: Implications for Social Policy and Legal Normative Frameworks (Roundtable)
Michael Cernea

10:15 am – 12:00 pm
(6-0310) Medical Anthropology in the Trump Era: Transitional Engagement, Activism, and Resistance beyond Academic Frontiers
Thurka Sangaramoorthy, U Maryland, College Park
Invited Session, Co-Sponsored with SMA

ASAP monthly update — September 2017

Notable recently

The latest ASAP column for Anthropology News has just been published: “In the Loop and Off the Record” by Negar Razavi. It is a condensed version of last year’s ASAP graduate student paper prize.

http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2017/09/19/in-the-loop-and-off-the-record

Coming up

The next Instagram guest contributor will be Eric Cheng. If you miss the daily posts, you can still find the full set at @anthofpolicy. Note that we are always glad to add additional Instagram guest editors — basically an arrangement to do a series of six to eight photos and captions over about a two week period. If you are interested, please contact Georgia Hartman at: [email protected]

ASAP will have the following four invited sessions for the AAA meetings in Washington this fall:

(1) Medical Anthropology in the Trump Era, co-sponsored with the Society for Medical Anthropology (SMA)
(2) The Effects of Recent Changes in National and International Governments on Refugee Experiences in Host Countries, co-sponsored with the Society for Urban, National, and Transnational/Global Anthropology (SUNTA)
(3) Beyond Snowden: The Anthropology of Whistleblowing, co-sponsored with the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA)
(4) Intersections of Truth and Violence, also co-sponsored with APLA

More detail on these and our other sessions will be circulated on the this list, with additional material on Facebook, beginning about October 1.

ASAP’s work with SUNTA on refugees continues. A collection of about twenty essays on maintaining refuge is in final production for both web and print. Expected publication is October or November.

As always you can find us . . .

. . . on the web at anthofpolicy.org
. . . on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter as @anthofpolicy

Key contacts

Eric Cheng for the listserv at: [email protected] or [email protected]
David Haines for the web at: [email protected]
Georgia Hartman for Instagram at: [email protected]
Carol MacLennan for the ASAP program in Washington at: [email protected]
Judi Pajo and Ted Powers regarding the ASAP column in AN at: [email protected] and [email protected]
Jason Scott for Facebook and Twitter at: [email protected]

Book announcements

Below are several new member publications. If you have other publication announcements, please send them to Eric Cheng, ASAP’s listserv manager, at [email protected]


My new book titled Managing Ambiguity. How Clientelism, Citizenship, and Power Shape Personhood in Bosnia and Herzegovina was published by Berghahn Books in 2017.

More information can be found here:
http://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/BrkovicManaging/#

With best wishes,
Carna

Carna Brkovic
[email protected]


Wanting to pass along this book announcement to the ASAP listserv:

Lions of the North: Sounds of the New Nordic Radical Nationalism. https://www.amazon.com/Lions-North-Sounds-Radical-Nationalism/dp/0190212608

Thanks!

Benjamin R. Teitelbaum
[email protected]


Since we are trying to encourage more book announcements from ASAP members, I will toss in my contribution too. The following two books, both designed as course texts, will be out in August (intro to anth) and October (intro to US immigration). Both have decent pre-publication discounts.

An Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology: Adaptations, Structures, Meanings (2nd ed.). 20 percent off list price of $34.95 with coupon code HAIN17 at http://upcolorado.com/university-press-of-colorado/item/3192-an-introduction-to-sociocultural-anthropology

Immigration Structures and Immigrant Lives: An Introduction to the U.S. Experience. 25 percent off list price of $36.00  with coupon code RLFANDF25 at https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781442260115

Best regards,
David

David Haines, ASAP co-president
[email protected]

ASAP update — Summer 2017

Notable recently

The latest print edition of Anthropology News includes section-by-section essays. For ASAP, Judi Pajo and Ted Powers pulled together some thoughts on ASAP’s goals and hopes, mostly from current officers. Take a look and think if we are moving on course or need adjustments.

For those of you who have been following our joint focus with SUNTA on refuge in troubled times, a series of essays has now appeared as an In Focus segment in Anthropology News at:

http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/category/in-focus/maintaining-refuge/

ASAP and SUNTA are also working on publishing two other sets of essays on maintaining refuge, one as a second In Focus segment in Anthropology News and another as a free-standing print/web publication. Our two sections will also have several sessions on refugees and other migrants at the AAA meeting in DC.

Coming up

If you are in the field this summer and would like to be a guest editor for our Instagram process, please contact Georgia Hartman at: [email protected]

In Fall, we will begin a series of focus segments on social media, highlighting some of the sessions coming up at the Washington meetings. We will let you know when those begin.

Our next Anthropology News column will be Negar Razavi’s “In the Loop and Off the Record: Power and the Washington Establishment” — an abridged version of last year’s ASAP Best Graduate Paper.

As always you can find us . . .

. . . on the web at anthofpolicy.org
. . . on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter as @anthofpolicy

Key contacts

Eric Cheng for the listserv at: [email protected] or [email protected]
David Haines for the web at: [email protected]
Georgia Hartman for Instagram at: [email protected]
Carol MacLennan for the ASAP program in Washington at: [email protected]
Judi Pajo and Ted Powers regarding the ASAP column in AN at: [email protected] and [email protected]
Jason Scott for Facebook and Twitter at: [email protected]

Miscellaneous opportunities


The Department of Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Environmental Policy to join an interdisciplinary social sciences faculty.

Possible research interests include climate policy, energy policy, environmental policy, environmental health policy, or natural resource policy. Candidates with strengths in international policy and spatial approaches, including GIS, are especially encouraged to apply.

For more information please visit: https://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/5791


Hiroshima University, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation (IDEC), is now recruiting for the tenured position of Anthropologist particularly who are working on the field of peace and education development.

For more information please visit:
https://www.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/system/files/81435/20170622_idec_kilyouikubunka_eng.pdf


The Negotiating Agreement in Congress Research Grants are aimed at scholars who seek to understand the conditions under which political negotiation can be achieved (or not achieved) in Congress and other legislative arenas. The grants provide up to $10,000 of funding for each awardee, to be used for up to one year of research and writing. Applicants must have a PhD in hand by the application deadline and must hold an affiliation with a college or university based in the United States.

For more information, please visit www.ssrc.org/nacg or contact us at [email protected].

APLA graduate student paper prize

The APLA Board invites individuals who are students in a graduate degree-granting program (including M.A., Ph.D., J.D., LL.M., S.J.D. etc.) to send stand-alone papers centering on the analysis of political and/or legal institutions and processes.
Topics may include citizenship; colonialism and post-colonial public spheres; cosmopolitanism; cultural politics; disability; environment; globalization; governance; humanitarianism; medicine, science, and technology; multiculturalism; nationalism; NGOs and civil society; new media; immigration and refugees; race and racial oppression; resistance; religious institutions; security, policing, or militarism; sexualities; social movements; human and civil rights; sovereignty; war and conflict.  We encourage submissions that expand the purview of political and legal anthropology and challenge us to think in new ways about power, politics and law.The committee will select five finalists; each finalist will be assigned a mentor who shares substantive interests to offer feedback. APLA awards a cash prize of $350.00, plus travel expenses of up to $650.00 if the prize winner attends the 2017 annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association (Washington DC) to receive the prize in person. The prize winner will be announced in Anthropology News, and the winning paper will be considered for publication in the peer-reviewed journal of the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology, PoLAR: The Political and Legal Anthropology Review.

Authors must be enrolled in a graduate program through at least May 1, 2017. Papers should not exceed 8,000 words (including notes and references) and should follow the style guidelines of PoLAR, which are detailed in the American Anthropological Association Style Guide. Please review the submission instructions carefully, as they have been revised.

Submission Instructions

Please submit papers to [email protected] by July 1, 2017. To facilitate a blind review process, please send two, separate .pdf files according to the following specifications:

1) A title page with your name, paper title, and contact information.
2) The paper manuscript itself, devoid of personal identifiers, but with title in the header of each page.

APLA Graduate Student Paper Prize Committee:
Jennifer Curtis, chair
Kate Sullivan
Erik Harms
Mindie Lazarus-Black