Thursday, September 25, 2008

Incarceration CFP Deadline Extended to Monday 9/29, 9:00am EST

In response to extension requests, proposals for the Anthropology News issue on incarceration will now be accepted through Monday, Sept 29, 9:00 am EST. For information on this opportunity, see the September 19 post below or the online call for proposals.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Call for Proposals: Reproductive Politics (Due Oct 23)

Do you work in the area of reproductive politics? AN is seeking contributions for an issue on this theme to be published in February 2009. Potential topics for commentaries, photo essays, field notes and teaching strategies articles include, but are not limited to:

Reproductive Technologies
: assisted conception (eg, IVF), cryopreservation, surrogacy, gamete donation, obstetric sonography, prenatal testing, contraception, abortion

Public Health and Policy: family planning and contraception, sex education and teen sexuality, insurance and medical liability, midwife certification and regulation, ACOG and AMA policies, maternal and infant mortality, social determinants of maternal-child health

Making People, Making Families
: from fetus to child, concepts of parenthood, foster care, adoption, LGBT parents, single parents

Perinatal Care
: health providers (eg, doctors, midwives, doulas), birth models (eg, homebirth, hospital birth, midwifery care), post-partum adjustment, infant nutrition, maternity/paternity leave

To participate, email a 300-word proposal and 50-100-word author bio to editor Dinah Winnick ( Proposals for photo essays should also include five high resolution photographs, each with a caption and credit. Selected authors will be asked to submit final articles of 1000-1400 words for commentaries and 300-1000 words for other article types. Proposal submission deadline: October 23, 2008

Friday, September 19, 2008

Deadline Sept 25: Incarceration CFP

Anthropology News welcomes proposals for our January 2009 issue on incarceration. All proposals related to this theme will be considered for our In Focus Commentary, Field Notes and other sections. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

* Prison industries
* Prison overcrowding
* Reentry/reintegration
* Torture and interrogation
* Extradition/rendition
* Immigrant detention
* Political imprisonment
* Psychiatric confinement
* Prison power structures and social networks
* Expressions and limits of state authority

We are particularly interested in receiving Teaching Strategies proposals from anthropologists with experience teaching in prison environments.

To participate, email a 300 word proposal and 50-100 word author bio to Anthropology News editor Dinah Winnick ( by September 25. Selected authors will be invited to submit articles of 1000-1400 words (for commentaries) or 400-1000 words (for other content). See our website for details.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Last Chance: Enter Photo Contest by Sept 15

undefinedAnthropology News welcomes submissions for the first annual AAA Photo Contest, and the Sept 15 deadline is quickly approaching. Winning photographs will be printed in a fall 2008 issue of Anthropology News and displayed online. Additionally, AAA will invite selected photographers to exhibit their work at the AAA office in Arlington, VA.

Eligible photographs include those taken in the past year by current AAA members. We encourage the submission of both color and black and white photos featuring people, landscapes, events and more.
Photographs that convey personal fieldwork experiences are welcome, as well as photos documenting archival work, public engagement or educational experiences.

Entries will be accepted through September 15, 2008. Click here for submission guidelines.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

September Issue: Anthropology Education

September AN features three In Focus commentary series focusing on anthropology education, with PDFs of series articles available on the AAA website. Series include:

  1. Student Experiences: Commentaries on the variety of educational opportunities now available to anthropology students who seek interdisciplinary or applied training and experiences outside of the traditional. Featuring: Jennifer Cardew, Robert Chidester, Graça Índias Cordeiro, Alexandra Crampton, Jason E Miller and Puneet Chawla Sahota.
  2. Educational Partnerships: As anthropology students, educators and partner groups pursue university-community partnership initiatives, they increasingly recognize the benefits, risks and challenges these opportunities provide. Featuring: Brian J Burke, Ben McMahan, Gigi Owen, Jennifer Coffman, Marc K Hébert, Nila Ginger Hofman, Howard Rosing and Julia Offen
  3. Work-Life Balance: An ongoing series, introduced this month, that addresses the challenges of maintaining a comfortable work-life balance, as well as strategies developed to meet those challenges. Featuring: Gabriel Asselin, Christopher Dana Lynn. AN welcomes proposals for future articles on this topic.
The September issue also features a photo essay by Meg Gaillard, with online photo gallery, as well as additional content that will be available online soon through AnthroSource.

Read In Focus series articles online at the AAA website and share your comments here.