Catch-up postings: Publications, jobs, conferences

The following is a collation of postings, mostly from the
Denver AAA meeting. There will be additional detail
over the coming weeks on some of them.
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The second volume in Stanford’s Anthropology of Policy series has now been released: Navigating Austerity: Currents of Debt along a South Asian River by Laura Bear. Details are at http://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=23635

Rebecca Warne Peters’ review of a previous ASAP roundtable on anthropology’s contribution to training in the policy sciences has now been published in PoLAR (38[2]: 356-364). It is available through AnthroSource and we are trying to obtain rights to post it directly on the ASAP web site since it has a very useful range of views on the topic.

EPIC conference: The 2016 meeting of EPIC will be held in Minneapolis from August 29 to September 1 in Minneapolis. EPIC is the premiere organization focusing on ethnography in business and thus is of particular relevance to the anthropology of policy. Information will be posted soon at https://www.epicpeople.org/epic2016. Note that ASAP would be very interested in having some kind of conference report from this event to share with members.

IUAES conference: The three ASAP sessions at the International Union of Anthropology and Ethnological Sciences (next May in Dubrovnik, Croatia) have been formally approved. Additional paper submissions are possible. A separate note on that will go out in a week or so but general conference information is at http://iuaes2016.com.

Job posting: The University of Michigan-Flint has a tenure track opening in anthropology which seems broad enough in focus to accommodate anth-of-policy approaches. Full information is at http://umjobs.org/job_detail/118163

Jobs in general:  Marietta Baba has pointed out that the  Department of Labor website for career and employment searches may be helpful to graduate students since several AAA members have contributed to its approach to anthropology. The website is:  http://www.doleta.gov/programs/onet

Refugees: Given the interest in refugees at the Denver meeting, note that: (1) ASAP alone and in combination with SUNTA will have sessions on the topic at the next AAA meeting in Minneapolis; more details on the way in December. (2) The next meeting of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) will be held on July 12-15, 2016 in Poznan, Poland (see details at http://iasfm.org/iasfm16/call-for-papers/). Submission deadline is February 1, 2016. (3) Co-president elect David Haines’ Thanksgiving reflection on the American experience with refugees has just been released by the American Immigration Council (http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/perspectives/refugee-experience-united-states).

A full report on ASAP activities at the Denver AAA meeting will appear in Anthropology News early in 2016.

 
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