Update on ASAP activities

To ASAP colleagues and friends:

It was been a productive first half of the year for ASAP.

Paul Stubbs, Cris Shore, and I have provided an AN column that reviews our experience at the IUAES meetings in Dubrovnik in May. The temporary link is:  http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2016/06/29/notes-from-the-section-leadership-asap-sessions-at-the-iuaes-in-dubrovnik-may-2016/

Jason Scott has now wrapped up our second topical focus (on corruption) on Facebook and Twitter. The next topic is sports. I strongly urge you to check in on that discussion and follow us. We are “anthofpolicy” on both Facebook and Twitter. You can reach Jason directly at [email protected]  A review of the first topical focus (on refugees) is available on the ASAP Forum tab (that’s the tab on the far right of this web page).

Georgia Hartman has been developing our Instagram presence, which is now moving forward with its third guest contributor, Garrison Doreck. Follow us at @anthofpolicy to see the first two sequences of pictures (provided by Georgia on housing in Mexico and by Elisha Oliver on expression and cultural practice in Native North America). If you are interested in acting as a guest contributor to the account, please email Georgia directly at: [email protected]

Eric Cheng has taken over as listserv manager and he can be reached as [email protected] or as [email protected].  Send him items that you think might be of interest to the listserv. Note that the listserv is not limited to ASAP members so it provides a bridge outward from anthropology to others with similar policy interests, and also back into anthropology from outside.

We also have a good program lined up for the AAA meeting in Minneapolis. We have some fifteen sessions with relatively few time conflicts so there is a clear anth-of-policy track through the meetings. Our business meeting will be Friday during the lunch slot and we especially encourage you to attend that.

Best regards,

David Haines
Co-President Elect and Program Chair

New member publication: Immigration

ASAP is pleased to announce the following member publication:




The web site for the book is:


Note that a 30 percent discount is available for the rest of 2016 using the code:


ASAP Instagram @anthofpolicy unveiled!

The Association for the Anthropology of Policy (ASAP) is pleased to announce the unveiling of its new Instagram page (June 1, 2016). The @anthofpolicy is a platform for scholars to share visual aspects of their work. Posts are accompanied by a short narrative discussing the visual material presented. The account is run entirely by guest contributors in two week increments. This summer contributions will cover such diverse topics as: housing development, tourism, Kashmir, tribal drug prevention, police brutality, Muslim-American communities, and more.

Don’t miss a post! If you are on Instagram, follow @anthofpolicy to see the diverse work of scholars working on the anthropology of policy. If you are interested in being a guest contributor, please email [email protected] with your name, a brief description of your fieldwork, a sample posting, and availability.

Georgia Hartman
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Anthropology
The University of California, Irvine

Email: [email protected] and [email protected]

Call for contributions: ASAP Instagram

The Association for the Anthropology of Policy (ASAP) is looking for contributors to its Instagram site. We are looking for anthropologists who are interested in sharing their data visually.  Each post will be accompanied by a short story explaining the image (100-200 words). These visual narratives will offer a valuable medium through which scholars may share their work with other anthropologists and beyond. Work should be relevant to the anthropology of policy.

Posting will begin on June 1, 2014. Guest contributors will post to the account for 2 weeks. It is suggested that contributors should post between 5 and 10 times during their guest tenure. If you are interested in contributing, please email [email protected] with your name, a brief description of your fieldwork, a sample posting, and availability.
Best regards,
Georgia Hartman
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Anthropology
The University of California, Irvine
Email: [email protected] and [email protected]

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: www.easaonline.org
Questions to: [email protected]

New book series: Call for manuscripts

NGOgraphies: Ethnographic Reflections on NGOs book series

Series editors:

David Lewis and Mark Schuller

Editorial board:

Sonia E. Alvarez (U Mass Amherst), Michael Barnett (The George Washington University), Erica Bornstein (U Wisconsin Milwaukee), Inderpal Grewal (Yale University), Lamia Karim (University of Oregon), Anke Schwittay (University of Sussex), Aradhana Sharma (Wesleyan University), and Thomas Yarrow (Durham University)

NGOs are ripe subjects for a renewed anthropological inquiry that can advance the conversation between scholars and practitioners beyond the “evaluative” approach that has characterized much of the social science work to date. NGOgraphies books present ethnographic field research, a global/comparative frame of study, and a holistic view that connects NGOs with other aspects of sociocultural realities. The series offers state-of-the-art topical and reflective monographs and edited collections by both established and emerging scholars.

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