Posted on April 4, 2014 by Joslyn O.
On May 8, 2014 at 2 PM Harjant Gill will lead the fourth installment of AAA’s Webinar Wednesday (mixing it up on THURSDAY). Harjant Gill is an assistant professor of anthropology at Towson University, Maryland. He received his PhD from American University in 2012. His research examines the intersections of masculinity, modernity and migration in India. Gill is also an award-winning filmmaker and has made several films that have screened at film festivals and academic conferences worldwide. His latest documentary, Roots of Love explores the changing significance of hair and turban among Sikhs and is currently being screened on BBC World News, BBC America, Doordarshan (Indian National TV) and on PBS channels nationwide. Dr. Gill is currently co-directing the Society for Visual Anthropology (SVA) Film & Media Festival. His website is www.TilotamaProductions.com
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Posted on March 14, 2014 by Joslyn O.
Named the 2014 Distinguished Faculty by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Alumni Association, Dr. Alisse Waterston will be honored during the annual Alumni Reunion in April. Dr. Waterston, a professor in the Department of Anthropology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice since 2003, is a cultural anthropologist who studies the human consequences of structural and systematic violence and inequality. She is the American Anthropological Association’s President-elect and Editor of the Association’s newest digital publication, Open Anthropology. Dr. Waterston is a Soros International Scholar affiliated with the Gender Studies Department, Tbilisi State University, Republic of Georgia. And she is the author of My Father’s Wars: Migration, Memory and the Violence of a Century, an intimate ethnography in the Routledge Series of Innovative Ethnographies.
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Posted on March 13, 2014 by Joslyn O.
The American Anthropological Association is pleased to offer two internship opportunities funded by member donations.
Internships are six weeks in length from June 30 through August 8, 2014. Internships are unpaid however; interns will be provided housing and a meal/travel stipend.
Interns will spend approximately 40 percent of their time working onsite at the AAA offices in Arlington, Virginia, and the other 60 percent of their time working on-site at one of three locations described below.
- Undergraduate students in their junior or senior year
- First Year Graduate students (completing the first year of graduate work by June 2013)
Visit the AAA Summer Internship Program webpage for the application. Application deadline is March 15, 2014.
Click here to support this Internship Program through a financial contribution.
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Posted on March 11, 2014 by Joslyn O.
AAA is accepting applications to the 2014 Leadership Fellows Program. This program provides a unique opportunity for anthropologists early in their careers to learn about leadership opportunities within the association. Each year a group of three to five fellows is paired with a mentor chosen from among AAA leadership. Mentors are available to fellows throughout the year to answer questions related to AAA. Fellows shadow their mentors at the AAA Annual Meeting in meetings of the Executive Board, Association Committees, and Section Committees. In addition, fellows are invited to attend the AAA Donors Reception and a Leadership Fellows Social bringing together past and present cohorts of fellows.
Past Fellows have told us that their experience in the program “demystified the decision-making processes,” “fostered a strong network for me of young anthropologists,” and “gave me a better sense as to how to manage the AAA meetings.” Many go on to assume leadership roles in sections and committees after their term as a Fellow. According to Rebecca Galemba (U Denver), 2012 Leadership Fellow, had she not participated in the Leadership Fellows Program, she might not have had the courage to apply for undesignated seat on the AAA Committee on Gender Equity in Anthropology. Heide Castañeda (U South Florida), 2011 Leadership Fellow, credits the Leadership Fellows Program with helping her achieve tenure by bringing visibility to her interest in service and leadership within the larger discipline of anthropology.
Learn more about the benefits of the Leadership Fellows Program and submit your application online. Applications must be submitted by March 15.
All questions should be directed to Courtney Dowdall (email@example.com).
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Posted on March 10, 2014 by Joslyn O.
Arvenita Washington Cherry joined the AAA staff in February 2014 as project manager for the new public education initiative on Migration and Displacement. Arvenita is a socio-cultural and educational anthropologist. She is also adjunct faculty at University of Maryland University College and principal of Phoenix Cultural Resources, LLC, where she has had substantial experience in philanthropy and with non-profit organizations. She earned her Ph.D. in Anthropology with a concentration in Race, Gender, and Social Justice and a M.A. in Public Anthropology from American University. Arvenita received a Master in Teaching Middle/Secondary Biology and a B.S. in Biology from Hampton University, as well as a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Studies from Johns Hopkins University. Arvenita’s primary research focuses on the African Diaspora in Prince George’s County, Maryland with emphasis on social constructions of race and ethnicity among diverse African Americans and Afro Latinas/os in predominately Black suburban spaces and in public education. She is particularly interested in Diaspora as an important aspect of migration and as a tool for teaching and community building.
Her work with museums has included being Scholar-in-Residence and History Keepers Program Coordinator at the Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center. She also completed a competitive two-year post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Maryland Baltimore County in the Department of Africana Studies and Language, Literacy and Culture program.
Arvenita will draw upon her project management experience and formal training in anthropology to oversee the development and implementation of this initiative that will encompass a traveling museum exhibit, web site, curriculum guides, interactive multi-media applications, and other suitable public education activities. She will also contribute to fund-raising efforts, manage publicity and promotional activities, and establish partnerships with appropriate organizations. Additionally, Arvenita will make public presentations about the initiative and its outcomes, and coordinate the activities of the AAA Steering Group that provides technical and policy guidance concerning the initiative.
Arvenita lives in Maryland with her husband Richard, their son Bryce, and their dog Bruno (their other son) and enjoys traveling, genealogy research, and exercising.
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