Friday Bulletin September 25, 2017

Published: October 1st, 2017

Category: Department Updates, Friday Bulletin, News


Fall 2017 UF Teaching Assistant Workshops

The Teaching Center conducts several workshops each semester which are designed to help teaching assistants improve their teaching skills.   This semester there are two strands of workshops:  “Improving your Teaching” on Tuesdays from 5-7pm in CSE E119 and “Using Technology to Enhance Learning” on Thursdays from 5-7pm in HUB 221.  A description of and registration for the workshops for the current semester can be found at .  Please pre-register for these workshops so that we can plan for the number of handouts, etc.  Certificates of participation are given for completion of each workshop strand (one for pedagogy and another for teaching with technology).  Also, please notice that the location for the Tuesday sessions has changed to CSE E119.  For further information, call 392-2010. Regards, Winnie Cooke Winifred B. Cooke, Ph.D. Teaching Center Director University of Florida, 680 Broward Drive P.O. Box 115150


Tenure-Track Position in Applied Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at California State University, Long Beach is happy to announce a job opportunity in the area of Applied Anthropology at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2018. I am emailing you personally about our job opening because of the strong reputation University of Florida At Gainesville has in the area of Applied Anthropology. I am asking that you encourage former or current students (who will complete their degree by August 1, 2018) to apply for the position. We are particularly interested in applicants with a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to applied scholarship that can involve students in hands-on learning experiences.  Ideal candidates will clearly demonstrate a commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population. I attached an electronic copy of the job description for you to share.  The job announcement includes a unique link that applicants can use to apply: I attached the position description for distribution. Karen Quintiliani, Ph.D. Professor and Chair Department of Anthropology


Durham University in England

Durham Anthropology Academic Recruitment:

1)      Assistant Professor in the Global Health Anthropology (closing date 17 November 2018):

2)      Assistant Professor in Primatology (closing date 3 November 2018):

3)      Assistant Professor in Social Anthropology (closing date 9 November 2018):




Durham Anthropology Academic Recruitment:

4)      Assistant Professor in the Global Health Anthropology:

5)      Assistant Professor in Primatology:

6)      Assistant Professor in Social Anthropology:

President-Elect of the Society for Anthropological Sciences (2-year term followed by a 2-year term as President and 2-year term as Past-president)

Lyon, Stephen M; & Mughal, Muhammad Aurang Zeb. (2016). Ties That Bind:Marital Networks and Politics in Punjab, Pakistan. Structure and Dynamics: eJournal of Anthropological and Related Sciences, 9(2). imbs_socdyn_sdeas_32330. Retrieved from:

Lyon, Stephen M.; Jamieson, Mark A.; & Fischer, Michael D.(2015). Persistent Cultures: Miskitu Kinship Terminological Fluidity. Structure and Dynamics: eJournal of Anthropological and Related Sciences, 8(1). imbs_socdyn_sdeas_27342. Retrieved from:

Powells, G., Bell, S., Judson, E. P., Lyon, S. M., Wardle, R., Capova, K. A., & Bulkeley, H. (2016). Fostering active network management through SMEs’ practises.Energy Efficiency9(3), 591–604.

AAA Letter to Members

August 31, 2017


Dear Fellow AAA Members,


It is a most maddening and deplorable fact of our times that in 2017 there is still the need to denounce the symbolic and physical violence of white supremacists, neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan, the “alt-Right,” and their sympathizers in seats of power, on the streets or wherever they may be. Yet this is what we are up against.


We call on each and every AAA member to participate in a collective action to stand up for a just world in the weeks leading up to Monday, September 18, 2017, when we will hold Understanding Race After Charlottesville, a collaborative effort between the American Anthropological Association, the American Historical Association, the American Sociological Association, and the Society for Applied Anthropology.


We know that at a minimum, accurate information and knowledge are essential if we are to realize a just world. Misinformation, disinformation, and distortion are enemies of social justice. Understanding Race After Charlottesville is our opportunity to turn around the state of utter confusion being promulgated by the least responsible of leadership and disseminated by the least accountable of sources.


The AAA has created a landing page to house information about this “knowledge exchange event.” Please bookmark this page and plan to return to it in the coming weeks to access resources and find additional information about how you can participate in the event. The AAA will send out an additional email with links directly to related materials as they become available.


Here’s how you’ll be able to participate:

  1. Individuals will be able to submit topical and relevant syllabi to the AAA teaching materials exchange as soon as the site is available. These syllabi will be made available in advance of the event, and throughout the year to encourage classroom discussions and continued education about race.
  2. An Understanding Race After Charlottesville Facebook Event will be created so that you can RSVP and encourage others to participate.
  3. #UnderstandingRace will be used by the AHA, ASA, SfAA, and AAA when sharing resources and we encourage you to use it to help spread the word about Understanding Race After Charlottesville.
  4. The AAA blog on Understanding Race After Charlottesville, will go live in September and will serve as a location for anthropologists and others to share stories, experiences, and resources.
  5. A curated lesson plan is now being developed for participants to use to teach classes on and the week of September 18.Use the curated lesson plan to participate in a teach-in at your college/university in the tradition ofanthropologist Marshall Sahlins who conceived of the teach-in for the purposes of providing knowledge and information on behalf of the anti-Vietnam war effort 50 years ago.
  6. Individuals can utilize resources from the RACE website to organize events in your community at a community center, library, museum or local K-12 school.

Today, we have the opportunity to stand up for knowledge, understanding, respect and love, and make our collective voice heard far and wide by participating in Understanding Race After Charlottesville.


Thank you very much.


Yours sincerely,


Alisse Waterston

AAA President


The International Center’s Global Fellows Program

For faculty who may be interested in international research. The Fellowship comes with a $4,000 seed grant to kick start an international research program. In addition to the funding, we offer a series of workshops on topics related to international research and international grants.

Applications are due October 11, 2017.  The application itself is relatively simple, comprised of letters of support and a brief 2 page statement of interest.  Please visit website for additional information and application:


Funding opportunities from the American Council of Learned Societies

  1. Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs Fellowships for Scholars

Deadline: October 25, 2017

Amount: $55,000

ACLS invites applications for fellowships offered by the Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs, made possible by the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation. The program is a two-part initiative designed to foster new connections between scholars and journalists covering international affairs by offering an interrelated set of awards: programming grants for universities and fellowships for scholars in the humanities and social sciences who study religion in international contexts.

Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs Fellowships are available to scholars pursuing research on any aspect of religion in an international context. Fellows also will have access to resources to help develop the capacities to relate their work to conversations in public policy and the media. During the fellowship term, fellows may remain at their home institutions or take up residence at one of the grantee institutions. The program also works with grantee institutions to convene all program-year fellows, together with select journalists and public policy experts at symposia during the fellowship year.

  1. Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art

Deadline: October 25, 2017

Amount: $60,000

These fellowships are intended to support an academic year of research and/or writing by early career scholars for a project that will make a substantial and original contribution to the understanding of art and its history. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant.


Tenure of the award must encompass the entirety of the 2018-19 academic year, during which fellows must devote themselves to full-time research and writing.

Applicants must have a PhD that was conferred between September 1, 2012 and December 31, 2016.

Margaret Cole Atherton
Executive Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations

772-713-5074 |
1938 W. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32603

Call for Papers

American International Journal of Contemporary Research

ISSN 2162-139X (Print), ISSN 2162-142X (Online)

American International Journal of Contemporary Research (AIJCR) is an open access, peer-reviewed and refereed multidisciplinary journal published by Center for Promoting Ideas (CPI), USA. The main objective of AIJCR is to provide an intellectual platform for the research community. AIJCR aims to promote contemporary research in business, humanities, social science, science and technology and become the leading journal in the world.

The journal publishes research papers in three broad specific fields as follows:

Business and Economics

Management, marketing, finance, economics, banking, accounting, human resources management, international business, hotel and tourism, entrepreneurship development, business ethics, development studies and so on.

Humanities and Social science

Anthropology, communication studies, corporate governance, criminology, cross-cultural studies, demography, education, ethics, geography, history, 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.

Science and Technology

Astronomy and astrophysics, Chemistry, Earth and atmospheric sciences, Physics, Biology in general, Agriculture, Biophysics and biochemistry, Botany, Environmental Science, Forestry, Genetics, Horticulture, Husbandry, Neuroscience, Zoology, Computer science, Engineering, Robotics and Automation, Materials science, Mathematics, Mechanics, Statistics, Health Care & Public Health, Nutrition and Food Science, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and so on.

The journal is published both in print and online versions.

AIJCR publishes original papers, review papers, conceptual framework, analytical and simulation models, case studies, empirical research, technical notes, and book reviews.

AIJCR is indexed with and included in Cabell’s,EBSCO, Ulrich’s , IndexCopernicus International, and Gale. Moreover the journal is under the indexing process with ISI, ERIC, ProQuest, Scopus, DOAJ and Econlit.

AIJCR is inviting papers for Vol. 7 No. 4 which is scheduled to be published on October 31, 2017. Last date of submission:September 30, 2017. However, an early submission will get preference in case of review and publication process.

Send your manuscript to the editor

For more information, visit the official website of the journal

With thanks,

Dr. Andrew Lessard

The Chief Editor, American International Journal of Contemporary Research



Tenth Annual CUHK Anthropology Postgraduate Student Forum

Weaving Anthropologies in Asia

The two-day international conference will be hosted by the Department of Anthropology of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and held on the CUHK campus on February 2-3, 2018.

The Postgraduate Student Forum is a valuable platform for students to present their own research, engage in discussions with other young scholars, as well as receive feedback from our chosen discussants. The major objective is to present some of the most contemporary anthropological research on Asia done by students and provide a fruitful dialogue between young scholars and specialists.

We will also be organising interactive workshops and an exciting fieldtrip for participants to explore the cultural diversity of Hong Kong.

Proposals should include a title, a 200-word abstract, institutional affiliation, and contact information. Interested applicants are to submit an online application and proposal by September 30, 2017. If you are unable to access the online form, you may download the abstract submission form here and email the form to by the deadline (September 30, 2017).

International Conferences in 2017


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