Friday Bulletin October 20, 2017

Published: October 23rd, 2017

Category: Department Updates, Friday Bulletin, News


PRESENTS:  Friend or Foe? The New Role of Corporations in Africa’s Development and Mining Sectors

By Natasha Sakolsky, Pact Institute 

Monday October 23, 12:50 PM, in 471 Grinter Hall

The Social Change and Development in Africa working group’s overall aim is to facilitate discussions of critical and informed character on a broad range of issues related to social change and development in Africa. This includes a focus on both intended and prescribed development initiatives undertaken by governments, national, transnational actors and NGOs, and on the more subtle changes and developments that occur independent of specific intentions. Our bi-weekly meetings features presentations of work in progress by UF faculty members or students or by invited external speakers. We welcome faculty and students (both undergraduate and graduate) with diverse research interests related to development and social change in Africa and the African diaspora.

Galapagos conservation, conflicts and challenges with Dr. Diego Quiroga

Live stream-  October 25, 2017 – Anthropology department’s YouTube Channel.

4-5pm in 1208 Turlington

The link is:

Dr. Diego Quiroga examines the different mechanisms that have been developed to conserve the fragile and unique ecosystems of the Galapagos, including the Galapagos Marine Reserve and the Terrestrial areas. In this talk he looks at the way in which these mechanisms have been successful. Special emphasis will be placed on the way in which the local population accepts or rejects these management mechanisms. Explore the conflicts between local people and mangers and analyze power relations between the different sectors.

Dr. Diego Quiroga is the current vice president of Research at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), Ecuador. In addition, he is also the Co-Director of the Galapagos Academic Institute for the Arts and Sciences (GAIAS) located on the island of San Cristobal, Galapagos.

The archived video will be available via the same link approximately two hours after it concludes.


FASA Colloquium

How diaspora lives in language: young Syrian Jewish Mexicans in the 21st century

Dr. Evelyn Maria Dean-Olmsted is an assistant professor in the Dept of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Peidras. As a linguistic anthropologist, she studies language, power, and social identity in Latin America. She will present her ethnographic work on language and identity among Syrio-Lebanese Jews in Mexico City. She analyzes how speakers creatively and pragmatically draw on semiotic resources to forge relations in seemingly disparate social fields and challenge stereotype and stigma. In so doing, they defy assimilatory pressures to perpetuate distinctive, diasporic identities and lifeways into the 21st century, often in transformative ways.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 4pm-5pm
Turlington 1208A Anthropology Conference Room

Please RSVP by emailing Han at

“America’s and Europe’s New Jews”

Thursday, November 2, 2017, at 4:00pm in the Smathers Library Judaica Suite: Religious Studies professor Cynthia Baker (Bates College) will be giving a talk: “America’s and Europe’s New Jews.” The word Jew has evoked a wide range of images and meanings over time, and it continues to do so today. In recent years, the phrase “new Jews” has been used in public discourse as a kind of critical lens through which to interpret issues related to justice, equity, and the politics of identity. An exploration of how this phrase is invoked, and in what contexts, can reveal much about the persistent and changing connotations of Jew, as well as about diverse cultural dynamics in the United States and the European Union. Cynthia Baker is Chair of the Religious Studies Department at Bates College in Maine. She is the author of Jew, a new volume in Rutgers University Press’s Key Words in Jewish Studies series and the subject of the latest Marginalia Forum hosted by the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Experiential learning: Crafting Opportunities in the Classroom” by Marianne Schmink & Jonathan Dain

Don’t miss this interactive ADTS Session!!

Marianne Schmink, Professor Emerita and Distinguished Teaching Scholar of Latin American Studies and Anthropology at the University of Florida and Jonathan Dain, a University of Florida (UF) Lecturer are well versed in crafting opportunities for experiential learning. It is, after all, at the core of what they do.

Experiential learning is learning that supports students in applying their knowledge and conceptual understanding to real-world problems or authentic situations while being guided and directed by their instructor.

Join us for an informative session and panel discussion as we explore methods and opportunities to develop experiential learning activities in your courses both in and out of the classroom.

View future topics, session notes, and recordings from online sessions here.
From the Office of Faculty Development and Teaching Excellence (FDTE) and the Academy of Distinguished Scholars (ADTS). You can also check the newest episode of the Beyond the Podium Podcast Series: Providing Efficient Feedback with Joslyn Ahlgren

Questions? Contact:Alexandra Bitton-Bailey

Alexandra Bitton-Bailey, Coordinator for the Office of Faculty Development and Teaching Excellence

Yon Hall 406; Tel: 352-294-3570; Cell: 352-281-5816


The SAA Committee on Ethics Presents:

The 14th Annual SAA Ethics Bowl Competition

What: The Ethics Bowl is a debate. Life is messy and what is right is not always clear. The Ethics Bowl provides an opportunity for students to grapple with the real-world ethical dilemmas facing twenty-first century archaeologists, academics, and curators. Using ethical codes, as well as personal experience, legal precedents, and laws, teams craft solutions to case studies and defend these solutions in a debate. Rules, procedures, and past case studies are available online at:
Where: SAA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

When: April 12, 2018

Who: Teams of 3-5 undergraduate and/or graduate students (teams made up of more than one institution are allowed)


How: Register teams by January 31, 2018 by sending an e-mail to listing team member names and academic institution(s). Yes, it is that easy!

Teacher/Adviser of the Year Awards for 2017-2018

The criteria for the awards is located at The CLAS deadline for nominations is November 17, 2017.  Nominees must notify Arlene of their intention to apply by December 1, 2017, and final portfolios will be due on January 8, 2018. Please note that winners of teaching or advising awards in the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 competitions are not eligible this year.


Assistant Professor Position in Biological Anthropology,

University of Kentucky, Department of Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in biological anthropology, to begin in August 2018. This position is one of three in a “health related social science” cluster hire in the College of Arts and Sciences, which the college expects will invigorate a vibrant and collaborative community of health-related research and teaching. Applicants should be biological anthropologists who utilize a biocultural approach in research with living human populations. Geographical area of expertise is open. We are particularly interested in candidates who are conversant in cultural anthropology and who use a biocultural approach with interests among the following: nutrition and food / hunger issues; child growth and development; social or environmental justice; global health; and health inequalities. We seek candidates who can further collaborations in medical anthropology and the Health, Society, and Populations undergraduate major within the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as with the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, and with community partnerships.

We seek applicants with an active externally funded research program, a strong commitment to scholarship and teaching, and evidence of effective teaching. Applicants should demonstrate ongoing or potential research projects that could include student involvement and advance students’ career opportunities. We actively seek candidates who can contribute to the department and university goals to diversify our faculty.

UK seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions.

UK’s commitment to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a reflection of our broader commitment to serve the Commonwealth of Kentucky, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

Interested candidates should submit by through the UK employment system ( : a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, a CV, up to three sample publications, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a list of three references with contact information. Review of applications will begin on November 6, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.  The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and is located in an increasingly diverse geographical region. Women, persons with disabilities, and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.  The University also supports family-friendly policies.


Off The Beaten Track 2018
Summer Field School for Anthropologists and Social Scientists


This call is aimed at budding researchers with creative and open minds towards the challenges of applied research. We offer a unique learning opportunity in a multidisciplinary research project on the isle of Gozo, Malta. Expeditions and the University of Leuven offer a 20.000 euro scholarship fund to cover part or all of the tuition fee for the 2018 Malta Summer School. Scholarships are granted on a competitive basis, based on a research proposal.

Call directed at
• Undergraduate and graduate students
• PhD students
• Everyone with a genuine interest in cultural anthropology
• Previous participants of the project

Selection is not based on academic merit, originality or complexity. We aim for enthusiasm, dedication and creativity. In the past years even students who were not enrolled in an anthropology program received scholarships for the project.

Selection Procedure
Candidates are invited to propose two or more creative research concepts that can be built upon fieldwork performed during one session of the summer school on Gozo (Malta). From these proposals, the scholarship review board will select 15 candidates to work out a more detailed research plan within a deadline of two months (January/February). These 15 proposals will be ranked and scholarships will be divided according to this ranking. The top ranked proposals will be granted a full scholarship, others will receive a partial scholarship. None of the scholarships include airfare from and to Malta.

How can I apply for this initial selection?
• Send us two or more research concepts.
• 150-250 words per research concept.
• Submitting can only be done through this online form. • The deadline for submissions (first stage) is January 5th, 2018.
• Please visit our website for more detailed information.

Please note that the number of students accepted in the program is limited. Scholarships will be granted only after the completion of the selection procedure, while registration is open to non-scholarship participants. In case you wish to join the project even if you do not receive a scholarship, we advise to register through the regular procedure as early as possible since non-scholarship slots are usually filled by the end of December.




For more information, visit

Boren Awards provide generous funding for both undergraduate and graduate students who are planning to study abroad in world regions critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East). These awards emphasize less commonly taught languages and long-term linguistic and cultural study, and study of a foreign language is in integral part of each Boren Scholar or Fellow’s plan.

Highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena should visit Boren Scholarship and explore the options offered by the Boren program. In exchange for funding, Boren Award recipients commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.


Call for Papers

American International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2415-1270 (Online), ISSN 2415-1424 (Print)

Submission open October – 2017

American International Journal of Humanities and Social Science (AIJHSS) is a Bi-monthly online, peer-reviewed and open-access journal which is published by Center for Global Research Development (CGRD). Center for Global Research Development is an independent virtual Research Center has been working for creating and nurturing talents in USA and Bangladesh since its inception. CGRD delivering supports and services to education and research in all over the world.

American International Journal of Humanities and Social Science publishes original papers, review papers, conceptual framework, analytical and simulation models, case studies, empirical research, technical notes, and book reviews.  

The Journal Publishes in both print and online version. American International Journal of Humanities and Social Science publishes research paper in the field of:

Anthropology, Business Studies, Communication Studies, Corporate Governance, Criminology, Cross-cultural Studies, Demography, Development Studies, Economics, Education, English Literature, Ethics, Geography, General Studies, History, Human Studies, Industrial Relations, Information Science, International Relations, Law, Linguistics, Library Science, Media Studies, Methodology, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, Social Welfare, Linguistics, Literature, Paralegal, Performing Arts (Music, Theatre & Dance), Religious Studies, Visual Arts, Women Studies and so on.  

Date of Publishing: AIJHSS is inviting papers for Vol. 3 No. 5 which is scheduled to be published on October 30, 2017

Acceptance Notification: Within 7-10 days from the date of manuscript submission

Submission deadline: October 27, 2017.

For more information, visit the official website of the

Send your manuscript to the editor at:



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