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Which #AAA2012 Workshops Will You Be Attending?

  Are you registered to attend the 111th Annual Meeting yet? Booked your hotel? What about submitting your registration for workshops? There are several workshops offered each day during the Annual Meeting. Attendee space is limited, so be sure to register early!

Go to the Workshop page for abstracts,complete details and to register.  Here is a preview:

Thursday, November 15, 2012

  • Text Analysis: Systematic Methods for Analyzing Qualitative Data
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) & Cultural Anthropology: An Introduction to GIS As Method and Application In Anthropological Research
  • Getting An Article Published In a Peer-Reviewed Journal
  • NAPA Workshop On Project Management
  • NAPA Workshop On Ethnographic FIELD Schools: HOW They Work and Why They ARE A MUST for Anthropologists and Students
  • NAPA Workshop On issues In International Consulting
  • NAPA-NASA Student Workshop: Funding, Fellowships, Transferring, and Admissions
  • NAPA Workshop On Rapid Research In Public SettingsSponsor: National Association for the Practice of Anthropology
  • NAPA Workshop On Pattern Recognition In Evolution and In Ethnographic Analytics
  • SAE Mentoring Workshop: Practicing Anthropology

Friday, November 16, 2012

  • NAPA Workshop On Heritage Tourism: Theory and Praxis
  • How to Write A Grant Proposal: An Introduction to Grants and Programs At the Wenner-Gren Foundation and the National Science Foundation Session
  • NAPA Workshop On “First Impressions for a Lasting Impact: Using Elevator Speeches and Strategic Network Ties to Strengthen Your Networking Success”
  • Using Social Media As A Tool for Ethnographic Researchers
  • Rethinking Context and Theory In Ethnographic Research Design
  • NAPA Workshop On Marketing Oneself As An Anthropologist In a Variety of Interdisciplinary Settings
  • Workshop On Teaching Gender and Sexuality: Pedagogy At the Intersections
  • How to Find an Academic Job
  • SHA Poetry Workshop

Saturday, November 17, 2012

  • Photography for the Field – Part 1: Camera and Photography Basics
  • Introduction to Social Network Analysis
  • NAPA Workshop On Developing An Anthropological Career for a Lifetime
  • Anthropology Graduates: From Student to Career
  • Photography for the Field – Part 2: I’ve Taken the picture…now What?
  • Dissolving Boundaries of Power Through Community-Based Research: Photovoice Methodology As a Tool for Social Action
  • SAE ROUNDTABLES:
  1.     Roundtable Discussion On Writing and Luncheon
  2.     Roundtable Discussion On Multiculturalism and Luncheon
  3.     Roundtable Discussion On Language and Superdiversity and Luncheon
  4.     Roundtable Discussion On the European Economic Crisis and Luncheon
  5.     Roundtable Discussion On Race, Religion, Secularism and Luncheon
  6.     Roundtable Discussion On Borders, Materiality and Signification and Luncheon
  •  Writing Ethnography
  • Benign Guile: An Introduction to Final Cut Pro Ethnographic Film Editing (Macintosh laptops only)
  • Crafting Narrative Ethnography
  • Student Publishing Workshop

Call for Papers: Association for Feminist Anthropology Sessions

The Association for Feminist Anthropology welcomes sessions to be considered for inclusion in AFA’s programming for the 111th AAA Annual Meeting, to be held November 14-18, 2012 in San Francisco. The AAA meeting theme this year is “Borders,” so AFA particularly welcomes panels that take up “borders” from a feminist anthropological perspective. Various approaches to the theme include papers and sessions that might explore:

  • Borders/collaborations/intersections between feminist anthropology and other scholarly spaces from within and beyond anthropology: critical race studies, queer studies, and/or women’s studies; linguistics and genetics; political science, geography, environmental, and/or policy studies; migration and immigration studies and/or economics and archaeology and/or ethnography; biology/history/cultural studies; masculinity and/or gender studies; educational psychologies and social work; etc., etc., etc.
  • Existing or potential conversations/alliances/engagements between scholarly anthropology and everyday activism
  • Geographical, political, and ecological borders and the people who move across and re-define them: histories/archaeologies/economies of trade, trafficking, and/or transnationalism; refugees, resettlements, and asylum seekers; multiple and multiplying citizenships; migration, immigration, and diasporas; etc.
  • “Borders” and “borderlands” in terms of identities: liminal; queer; mestizaje; mixed-race; transgender
  • The “in between” scholar working across/between/among disciplines; conducting research and participating within communities; “insider anthropology”; Lorde’s concept and Harrison’s theorizing of the “outsider within”

We are especially interested in sessions that take advantage of the meeting site of San Francisco by involving local activists, practitioners, and policy makers, whether they are anthropologists or not. If you have questions about the details of registration for non-anthropologists, please let us know.

Also, if submitting for AFA invited or sponsored status, please consider whether your panel could be co-sponsored by AFA and either one or multiple other sections of the AAA. This allows AFA to maximize its presence in the program, gain a potentially greater audience for your panel, and cross the “borders” among AAA sections.

Deadlines:

February 1: Online abstract submission system opens on AAA website
March 15:
Deadline for submitting proposed sessions for section invited status consideration and public policy forums via www.aaanet.org
April 4:
Results of section invited session proposals announced by section program committee chairs
April 15:

  1. Proposal deadline for volunteered sessions, individual paper and poster presentations, media submissions and special events via www.aaanet.org
  2. Participants must be registered for the meeting by this date for inclusion in 2012 AAA Annual Meeting program

April 16-May 31: Section program co-chairs review and rank paper and session proposals
July 1-15:
Program decisions emailed to applicants

For more information, and to submit a proposed session, please contact 2012 Program Chairs: Susan Harper (sharperbisso@twu.edu) and Jennifer Patico (jpatico@gsu.edu).

Please also consider student-focused workshop ideas for AFA sponsorship. To learn more, or submit a proposal, contact Sophie Bjork-James, at (sbjorkjames@gmail.com).

Executive Session Proposal Deadline Extended.

Executive Session proposals will be accepted through 5pm EDT on Friday, February 3, 2012.

This year the AAA created a new online portal for executive session proposals.  For the first time, with few exceptions organizers and panelists must register for the meetings in order for the session to be considered.  We also are strongly encouraging, but not requiring, individual paper abstracts to be submitted and not just the names of panelists.  We have received emails from organizers who have expressed concerns about both of these changes.

With respect to early registration, if a panelist needs to delay his or her registration, the organizer may contact the executive program chair (2012aaaprogramchair@gmail.com).  Also, please be aware that the AAA has always had a policy of reimbursing registration fees if a panelist cannot attend because his or her panel was not chosen.

With respect to paper abstracts, more information about the session simply helps the executive program committee make a more informed decision.  Given that these changes were a surprise for a few session organizers, we are extending the deadline for panel abstracts until February 3, 2012.

Executive Session Submissions now accepted through January 31, 2012

Submissions seeking Executive Session Status, only, for the 2012 Annual Meeting are now being accepted at aaa.confex.com\aaa\2012\portal.cgi

Submitters must be current members and registered to attend the Annual Meeting in San Francisco November 14-18, 2012.

AAA is only accepting submissions seeking Executive Program Status now, all other annual meeting submissions will begin on February 15, 2012.

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