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:
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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Journal issue: Services to children and families

The following special journal issue in the Annals of Anthropological Practice
may be of interest to ASAP members and friends. Apologies for any cross-posting.

The Role of Anthropology in Improving Services for Children and Families
Available at:

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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.

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

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 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

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

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:

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 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 (

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

Questions or comments on this posting to: [email protected]