Posts tagged with “General Interest” (All posts)

  • Senior SOAN major Hannah and her boyfriend Shane were recently featured on Instagram TV and the Today Show in light of Valentine’s Day!

  • Urban Field School Ethnography & the Urban Experience: Millennials, Youth Crime, and Work in the Inner CityANT 295 (3W1) with Urban Ethnographer Professor Ric Curtis John Jay College’s Urban Field…

  • The University of Minnesota Department of Anthropology is planning to hold, for the first time, a six-credit summer field course in Kenya. The focus of the excavations will be 17-20…

  • Backpacking with a Purpose

    17 February 2016

    Operation Groundswell is a non-profit organization that runs international volunteering programs, focusing on social justice issues and working alongside local activists, organizations, and communities. We are looking for globally conscious and socially…

  • The NAPA-OT Field School in Antigua, Guatemala is now recruiting anthropology, occupational therapy, public health, and students in related disciplines for its four-week summer session: May 30 – June 24, 2016. The field school offers transdisciplinary learning to promote…

  • Univ. Michigan Undergraduate Journal of Anthropology seeking submissions

    22 January 2016

    The University of Michigan Undergraduate Journal of Anthropology is a new journal focused on showcasing the best work produced by undergraduates in all four fields of the discipline.

    The journal is currently accepting submissions from colleges and universities across the United States. Students are encouraged to submit papers regardless of whether they emphasize their studies in sociology or anthropology.

    All submission guidelines can be found on the website at

    The submission deadline is March 1, 2016.

    Questions can be directed to

  • AAA 2016 Summer Internship Program

    14 January 2016

    Do you have an interest in marine archaeology or African art? Maybe you just want a productive way to spend your summer getting hands-on experience working in anthropology as well as in an office environment. Whatever your career goals may be, the AAA internship program provides two exceptional students with the opportunity to spend a summer earning valuable work experience and living in Washington, DC.

    “I appreciated the reality of the internship, the kindness of the people I worked with and the glimpse of world-applicable work that I received,” said 2015 AAA Summer intern, Emily Haver. “The things I treasure most are the connections I made with fellow archaeologists and culture enthusiasts, and the ideas they gave to lead me to my next steps in anthropology.”

    Funded entirely by member donations, AAA internships are six weeks in length, running from the end of June through August. The internships are unpaid, but interns will be provided housing and a meal/travel stipend.

    Interns will spend the majority of their time working on-site at either the Naval History & Heritage Command or the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. Individuals selected for the program will also have the opportunity to work on special projects at the AAA offices in Arlington, VA.

    Download and submit your application and supporting materials here, Link:


  • Call for Editorial Board Members – Student Anthropologist

    12 January 2016

    Call for Editorial Board Members
    Submission Deadline: January 31, 2016 

    Student Anthropologist, the Journal of the National Association of Student Anthropologists, is currently accepting new Editorial Board Members. The board is composed of student anthropologists who support the peer-review process and publication of the annual issue of Student Anthropologist while also contributing through their own specialized function or role.

    Editorial Board Members typically work with authors one-on-one throughout the editorial process, peer review manuscripts (as needed), provide general support to the Board (as needed), copy edit manuscripts (as needed), and aid in the solicitation of manuscripts via their peer networks.

    Additionally, we are looking to fill some specialized roles.

    • Design Editor: an individual with interest or expertise in Adobe InDesign or Pages for Mac; effectively, this person will design and manage the look of the journal
    • Communications Editor: an individual who can manage the social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) of Student Anthropologist; someone who can regularly promote Calls for Papers, published issues, and related announcements.
    • Peer Review Editor: an individual who can manage manuscripts and the peer review database; matching submissions with appropriate peer reviewers in a double-blind process; adding new peer reviewers to the database
    • Book Review Editor: an individual who solicits reviews and books, works with a book reviewer through the editorial process, and copy edits manuscripts; see Call for Book Review Editor for more details

    Editorial Board Members should be graduate-level students, though undergraduates are welcome to apply for Design and Communications positions. We encourage students from all field of anthropology to apply. Those who are interested should contact with the following information:

    1. Full name
    2. University Affiliation
    3. A current CV
    4. If interested in a specialized role: which role and a brief description of your qualifications

    The deadline for applications is January 31, 2016.

  • Whitney M. Young Jr. Memorial Scholarship 2016

    11 January 2016

    2016 Whitney M. Young Jr. Memorial Scholarship is open for the residents of New York City and of African-American, Latino, or Native American background who are enrolled as current high school graduate or recipient of a High School Equivalency Diploma.

    The Scholarship Deadline is April 1, 2016.

    More information can be found at

  • United Students Against Sweatshops National Conference

    11 January 2016


    It’s time to join with workers to unite against corporate greed! This past year we’ve seen strong fights and exciting victories. Student workers in Seattle won $15, adjunct professors have been organizing for fair pay and respect, hundreds of fast food workers have been taking to the streets, and communities have been mobilizing around the country against police brutality. This February, hundreds of students from across the nation are coming together at this pivotal moment in history to build a stronger movement for justice on campus.

    United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) is a national student-led movement with over 150 locals. We campaign in solidarity with workers on our campuses and in factories abroad, using our leverage as students to win historic victories over multinational corporations. Now we want you to join us!

    Register for the National Conference and be a part of building a stronger movement of students and workers fighting for justice!

    This year we’ll gather on February 26 and 27. We voted to hold our conference at the University of Pittsburgh. The “Steel City” is home to the most bridges of any city in the world, the largest annual Labor Day parade in the US, and even the Steelers — named for the United Steelworkers, who’ve made Pittsburgh a union town since 1936. Workers in Pittsburgh just won paid sick days, and they’re pushing forward in their Fight For 15. At the University, adjuncts are demanding respect in the workplace, and they need students like us to have their backs.

    The 2016 National Conference is a unique chance to gather with hundreds of students committed to taking back our universities and demanding respect for workers and affordable quality education for all. At the conference, you will:

    • Learn how to organize National USAS campaigns in solidarity with workers on our campuses, in our communities, and who sew our schools’ apparel in factories abroad
    • Sharpen your organizing skills and get new ideas for your local group with workshops and trainings lead by veteran student and labor organizers.
    • Join teams of students already working to build our student-labor movement, share experiences with organizers from all walks of life, and make our work more dynamic, creative and fun.
    • Be part of a powerful, nationally-coordinated student movement that fights for justice, and wins!

    Click here to register now, and start planning your group’s travel to Pittsburgh!

    19 years after students formed USAS to counter the power of multinational corporations and corporate-friendly college administrators, we are celebrating our major student-worker victories, past, present, and future. We know that when we organize in solidarity with workers producing our clothes, taking care of our campuses, and fighting for education justice, we are stronger together.

    Will you join us to build a student movement to stop sweatshop universities? Whether you’re totally new to activism, or have some experience under your belt, register now and we’ll send you more information on how you can get involved!