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Human Organization Cover Redesign Contest

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

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Anthropologists Speak on COVID-19

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

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Social Scientists Respond to 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

Current Issue, Identity, News, Power

Check out Liminal Identity: Reconstruction of Syrian Identity in Trump’s America By May Mzayek in the January Issue of PA!

Key words: liminality, identity, positionality, reflexivity As of March 15, 2018, Syria entered into its eighth year of civil war. An estimate of 470,000 people were killed, including around 55,000 children (Barnard 2016). The war produced dire humanitarian situations as thousands of people were arrested, killed, tortured, injured, or displaced. One major disaster became known… Continue reading Check out Liminal Identity: Reconstruction of Syrian Identity in Trump’s America By May Mzayek in the January Issue of PA!

Current Issue, News, Policy, Power

An Unlikely Cause: The Struggle for Driver’s Licenses to Prevent Family Separation By Jennifer R. Guzmán and Melanie A. Medeiros in the January Issue of PA!

News this summer of immigration authorities heartlessly separating families, incarcerating asylum-seeking parents, and imprisoning children riveted the attention of people around the world and brought on the disapprobation of world leaders (Ward 2018), the United Nations human rights chief (Morello 2018), and Amnesty International (Sayers 2018). In response to public outrage, President Donald Trump issued… Continue reading An Unlikely Cause: The Struggle for Driver’s Licenses to Prevent Family Separation By Jennifer R. Guzmán and Melanie A. Medeiros in the January Issue of PA!

News, Policy, Practice, Research

Professors writing op-eds. Perspective | With the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh, Roe v. Wade is likely dead by Carole Joffe

I have heard many colleagues asking what we can do in troubling times. How can we use our skills and knowledge to support human rights? Here is an excellent example from Carole Joffe of how we can bridge academic knowledge with everyday policy. A strong op-ed in the Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/made-by-history/wp/2018/07/10/with-the-appointment-of-brett-kavanaugh-roe-v-wade-is-likely-dead/?utm_term=.2c1a82995f0b

Creative, News, Practice, Research

Summer issue is out!

Our summer issue is out. We are excited to share the work of collaborating authors in this issue of Practicing Anthropology. Check out the content and download the issue from a library or the SfAA website ASAP. We look forward to your thoughts and ideas related to this issue. FIRST PERSON CREATIVE PIECES AND POLICY/PRACTICE/ENGAGEMENT … Continue reading Summer issue is out!