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PA Spotlight: Immigrant Youth Project

Practicing Anthropology aims to highlight and promote anthropologists using their skills both inside academia and out. The Immigrant Youth Project is a wonderful organization where anthropologists are doing significant and important work. The Immigrant Youth Project is a collaborative research study supported by the National Science Foundation and conducted by researchers at the University of… Continue reading PA Spotlight: Immigrant Youth Project

Practice, Upcoming Issue

Coming Soon to Practicing Anthropology: A Snapshot of Key Issues Facing Community Health Workers [and their Potential Impacts] in the Midwest

By: Ryan I. Logan, MA, CPH My article entitled “Let the Horse Run: Assessing the Potentiality, Challenges, and Future Sustainability of CHWs in Indiana” explores the experiences of community health workers in Indiana – a state that suffers from a variety of health issues – and specifically the impact, potentialities, challenges, and future of the… Continue reading Coming Soon to Practicing Anthropology: A Snapshot of Key Issues Facing Community Health Workers [and their Potential Impacts] in the Midwest

About Us

Possible switch to peer-review – What do you think?

Practicing Anthropology is in the midst of considering a switch from an editor reviewed publication to a peer reviewed journal. We would like to explore this idea to 1) engage people in publishing by teaching how to review and submit publications so the process can be more community-engaged and less mystifying for nonacademic anthropologists and… Continue reading Possible switch to peer-review – What do you think?

News

Statement in The Black Scholar on Transnational Solidarity and the Assassination of Marielle Franco

On the Imperative of Transnational Solidarity: A U.S. Black Feminist Statement on the Assassination of Marielle Franco [Content from The Black Scholar] “Those of us who stand outside the circle of this society’s definition of acceptable women; those of us who have been forged in the crucibles of difference—those of us who are poor, who… Continue reading Statement in The Black Scholar on Transnational Solidarity and the Assassination of Marielle Franco

Power, Victim Activism

Victim-centric Family-Based Solutions to Enable a Sustainable Future for Conflict Victims of Nepal

By Ram Kumar Bhandari Nepal had an armed conflict (1996-2006) between the Government of Nepal and the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) and continues to be a country struggling with fundamental social and political change. The armed conflict in Nepal resulted in more than 1400 cases of enforced disappearances. Families of the disappeared demand that every… Continue reading Victim-centric Family-Based Solutions to Enable a Sustainable Future for Conflict Victims of Nepal

Power, Practice, Upcoming Issue, Victim Activism

Critical Conversations about Transitional Justice in Nepal

  Critical Conversations about Transitional Justice in Nepal: Building Collaborations for Victim-Centric Practice[i] By Krista Billingsley This article, and its collaboratively paired article written solely by victim-activists (Bhandari, Chaudhary, and Chaudhary 2018 in this special issue), focus on the families of people who were forcibly disappeared during Nepal’s decade-long internal armed conflict and their continued… Continue reading Critical Conversations about Transitional Justice in Nepal

Forensic science, Practice, Upcoming Issue

Translating Forensic Science in Northern Uganda

Translating Forensic Science in Northern Uganda by Hugh Tuller The Acholi of northern Uganda believe that spirits of the dead have the ability to interact with the living. When unjustly killed or improperly buried, the dead can take vengeance upon the living in the forms of nightmares, waking visions, illness, crop failures, and other manifestations. After… Continue reading Translating Forensic Science in Northern Uganda