The Co-Editors of Human Organization are looking to redesign the cover of the journal to make it more appealing and reflective of the very high quality scholarship it publishes. We need the help of creative minds, so we are opening a competition to find the perfect modern design for an image that will be used… Continue reading Human Organization Cover Redesign Contest
Medical Anthropologist Katherine Mason on Challenges Presented by the Coronavirus Outbreak in the Scientific Inquirer. Webinar: Northwestern anthropologist Adia Benton to discuss coronavirus response in the U.S., globally. Anthropologist Dave Cook discusses pros and cons of working remotely in The Conversation. Anthropologist Paul Stoller weighs in on the Global Pandemic in Psychology Today. What else do… Continue reading Anthropologists Speak on COVID-19
We hope you are all well out there. These are anxiety-provoking and unstable times. Here at PA we are gathering information on social scientists who are on the ground dealing with the current pandemic. Today we highlight this audio clip on how pandemics have been handled in the past. This is incoming SfAA board member… Continue reading Social Scientists Respond to COVID-19
Hello everyone, 2020 is an election year in the United States! Policy and political processes continue around the world and we are seeking submissions that are specifically related to politics, policies, and practices for our fall 2020 issue. You will be able to submit submissions through our submission portal on our blog at: https://practicinganthropology.sfaa.net/submission-guidelines/ If… Continue reading Seeking Submissions for Fall 2020
Abstract More than 20 million Americans are currently or have been previously incarcerated and 12 million cycle in and out of the criminal justice system each year. Despite the importance of the jail populations, there are a number of barriers to conducting research in this setting. Challenges in recruiting jail inmates without undue coercion while… Continue reading Overcoming Institutional, Scientific, and Cross-disciplinary Barriers for Healthcare and Disease Transmission Research in County Jail Settings: Integrating Genomics, Survey Data, and Biological Data Collection Strategies By Viacheslav Y. Fofanov, Crystal M. Hepp, Jill Hager Cocking, and Robert T. Trotter II
Take a look at a commentary of Practicing Anthropology's current issue “Health Disparities in Jail Populations” by Lisa Dahm of the Center for Health Equity Research at Northern Arizona University here.
This issue of Practicing Anthropology focuses on a complex multi-disciplinary approach to criminal justice and population health: “Health Disparities in Jail Populations: Converging Epidemics of Infectious Disease, Behavioral Health, Chronic Illness, and Substance Abuse.” The impetus for the research and the publication of our results was created by an existing collaboration between our newly established… Continue reading Keep an eye out for the upcoming special issue Health Disparities in Jail Populations with guest editor Dr. Robert T. Trotter, II!
In a taxi driving through Shimla, a city in northern India at the foot of the western arc of the Himalaya, one of us first heard a story about climate change in the region. It was 2012, and while chatting about tourism, the mountains, and the weather, the driver suddenly offered this: These mountains have… Continue reading Check out “Storying Climate Change in Himachal Pradesh, India” By Aylin Padir, Ingrid Shockey, and Seth Tuler in Volume 41, Issue 3 of Practicing Anthropology!