This year the Peace Corps is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Many anthropologists were involved with the Peace Corps in its design and implementation, and anthropologists have regularly joined as volunteers. Anthropology also has benefitted from the Peace Corps, as many former volunteers have turned to careers in anthropology.
Anthropology News invites contributors to help celebrate the relationships between anthropology and the Peace Corps as their 50th anniversary year comes to a close in December. AN seek proposals including—but not limited to—experiences as a Peace Corps volunteer, examination of the relationship between anthropology and the Peace Corps, influence of the Peace Corps on research and careers in anthropology, and coverage of events celebrating the 50th year anniversary.
To participate, email a 300-word abstract and 50–100-word biosketch to AN Managing Editor Amy Goldenberg. We welcome proposals for print or exclusive online In Focus commentaries, Teaching Strategies articles, Field Notes pieces, photo essays, news stories and interviews. Proposals for photo essays should also include up to five high resolution photographs (tiff or jpg), each with a caption and credit. Multimedia submissions are encouraged for online publication. Final contributions for print AN will be 1,100–1,300 words in length for commentaries and shorter for other contribution types. More flexible word counts are available for exclusive online content published on the new AN website.
Early submissions and proposals using multi-media content are especially encouraged. Questions? Send them to Amy Goldenberg. Proposals are due August 1.