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    Posted6 days AGO
    Anthropology Day (February 17) is a day to celebrate anthropology while promoting the discipline to the world around us. Join the celebration by hosting an event in your community, school, or workplace. Register your group (university, club, department, museum, etc.) to be listed as an official participant and receive event updates. We have a host of resources and ideas to help you get started for your AnthroDay events. We’ll also be updating the Activities & Events page with new ideas submitted by this year’s official participants. Don’t forget to sign up for this year's AnthroDay Kick-Off event on January 14, 12:00 P.M. ET. Hear from a panel of past Anthropology Day participants about their previous activities and events. This event will also provide an opportunity for staff and attendees to brainstorm celebration activities and answer any questions you may have before the big day. https://www.americananthro.org/anthroday
    Anthropology Day (February 17) is a day to celebrate anthropology while promoting the discipline to the world around us. Join the celebration by hosting an event in your community, school, or workplace. Register your group (university, club, department, museum, etc.) to be listed as an official participant and receive event updates. We have a host of resources and ideas to help you get started for your AnthroDay events. We’ll also be updating the Activities & Events page with new ideas submitted by this year’s official participants. Don’t forget to sign up for this year's AnthroDay Kick-Off event on January 14, 12:00 P.M. ET. Hear from a panel of past Anthropology Day participants about their previous activities and events. This event will also provide an opportunity for staff and attendees to brainstorm celebration activities and answer any questions you may have before the big day. https://www.americananthro.org/anthroday
    PostedSunday, November 28, 2021 at 10:35 AM
    Looking for a field school/cultural immersion experience for yourself or your students without the costs and risks of travel? Check out the Ecuador Virtual Ethnographic Field School. No prerequisites or language requirement. 50-second video: https://youtu.be/l4LaAWzsG3M
    Looking for a field school/cultural immersion experience for yourself or your students without the costs and risks of travel? Check out the Ecuador Virtual Ethnographic Field School. No prerequisites or language requirement. 50-second video: https://youtu.be/l4LaAWzsG3M
    PostedWednesday, November 17, 2021 at 10:45 AM
    The Ecuador Virtual Ethnographic Field School is accepting applications for the coming semester. All students welcome! Spanish fluency not required.
    The Ecuador Virtual Ethnographic Field School is accepting applications for the coming semester. All students welcome! Spanish fluency not required.
    PostedWednesday, November 3, 2021 at 12:15 PM

    The Ecuador Virtual Ethnographic Field School is now accepting applications for the coming semester. To learn more, attend a Zoom presentation THIS FRIDAY AFTERNOON. Register for the presentation here: https://t.co/Tqa3NQbP09?amp=1.

    The Ecuador Virtual Ethnographic Field School is now accepting applications for the coming semester. To learn more, attend a Zoom presentation THIS FRIDAY AFTERNOON. Register for the presentation here: https://t.co/Tqa3NQbP09?amp=1.

    PostedTuesday, November 2, 2021 at 10:59 AM
    SPIN, Student Peer Introduction Network, was created to help student attendees communicate, share experiences, and form bonds with other students while attending the Annual Meeting in Baltimore. The program helps to unite attendees based on their time zone for the meeting, and if they are an undergrad or graduate. Once the introduction is made, students can use the connection to communicate in the manner that works best for their group. https://forms.americananthro.org/student-peer-introduction-network-spin-2021/
    SPIN, Student Peer Introduction Network, was created to help student attendees communicate, share experiences, and form bonds with other students while attending the Annual Meeting in Baltimore. The program helps to unite attendees based on their time zone for the meeting, and if they are an undergrad or graduate. Once the introduction is made, students can use the connection to communicate in the manner that works best for their group. https://forms.americananthro.org/student-peer-introduction-network-spin-2021/
    Uxeda, shared an update
    PostedThursday, October 21, 2021 at 12:14 PM

    Greetings all! Our website is now live! Check out the link in our profile. We specialize in data collection resources for social scientists and we're doing our formal launch at the AAA conference in Baltimore next month. We'll be adding content to our site progressively as we get closer to that date, and doing some fun activities at the conference, so stay tuned!

    https://www.uxeda.com/

    Greetings all! Our website is now live! Check out the link in our profile. We specialize in data collection resources for social scientists and we're doing our formal launch at the AAA conference in Baltimore next month. We'll be adding content to our site progressively as we get closer to that date, and doing some fun activities at the conference, so stay tuned!

    https://www.uxeda.com/

    PostedSaturday, August 7, 2021 at 1:49 AM
    Current Research I am writing two books. Both take up disruption in Tojol-ab'al Mayan villages. 1) The first describes how responses to a miracle that occurred in the village of Lomantán—a religious reflection of the Zapatista Uprising—tamped down conflicts associated with the Uprising by diverting resources to supporting to the miracle. When the miracle brought fame to Lomantán, it attracted money and labor from many Tojol-ab'al villages to create a pilgrimage site in Lomantán. The unusual cooperation among communities spared them much disorder. 2) The second book examines the cosmological underpinnings of agricultural practice in Tojol-ab'al communities and gives cosmological support to the 'vegetative metaphor' that is thought to govern Mayan ideas about the roles of humans in the cosmos. Festivals mark seasonal changes important to agricultural activity that ensures a proper harvest. The predictability of appropriate climate in seasons is now challenged by global warming.
    Current Research I am writing two books. Both take up disruption in Tojol-ab'al Mayan villages. 1) The first describes how responses to a miracle that occurred in the village of Lomantán—a religious reflection of the Zapatista Uprising—tamped down conflicts associated with the Uprising by diverting resources to supporting to the miracle. When the miracle brought fame to Lomantán, it attracted money and labor from many Tojol-ab'al villages to create a pilgrimage site in Lomantán. The unusual cooperation among communities spared them much disorder. 2) The second book examines the cosmological underpinnings of agricultural practice in Tojol-ab'al communities and gives cosmological support to the 'vegetative metaphor' that is thought to govern Mayan ideas about the roles of humans in the cosmos. Festivals mark seasonal changes important to agricultural activity that ensures a proper harvest. The predictability of appropriate climate in seasons is now challenged by global warming.
    PostedMonday, July 26, 2021 at 4:28 PM
    Cris Panella and I have edited the book, Norms and Illegality: Intimate Ethnographies and Politics (https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781793646316/Norms-and-Illegality-Intimate-Ethnographies-and-Politics), with contributions by Florence Babb, Isabella Clough Marinaro, Michael Herzfeld, Gordon Mathews, Lorelei Mendoza, Lynne Milgram, Alan Smart, Andrew Walsh, and Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld. It explores liminal and illegal practices in relation to political control and cultural normativity. The contributors draw on years of ethnographic experiences in Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Italy, Madagascar, Mali, Philippines, and Thailand to study the contradictions of what is legal and illegal. The contributors shed light on moral economies and frames of value entailed in systems of representation that have been set up by individuals who are deemed illegal, liminal, or deviant in their confrontations with the state.
    Cris Panella and I have edited the book, Norms and Illegality: Intimate Ethnographies and Politics (https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781793646316/Norms-and-Illegality-Intimate-Ethnographies-and-Politics), with contributions by Florence Babb, Isabella Clough Marinaro, Michael Herzfeld, Gordon Mathews, Lorelei Mendoza, Lynne Milgram, Alan Smart, Andrew Walsh, and Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld. It explores liminal and illegal practices in relation to political control and cultural normativity. The contributors draw on years of ethnographic experiences in Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Italy, Madagascar, Mali, Philippines, and Thailand to study the contradictions of what is legal and illegal. The contributors shed light on moral economies and frames of value entailed in systems of representation that have been set up by individuals who are deemed illegal, liminal, or deviant in their confrontations with the state.
    PostedTuesday, July 20, 2021 at 3:12 PM
    Congratulations to PhD student, Daniel Basil Hamilton, for receiving the Ruth Barber Moon award from CWRU’s School of Graduate Studies! This award is given to graduate students who demonstrate academic promise, leadership ability, and financial need. They were also awarded a Social Justice Institute Grant Fellowship for their project, “Multiple Ontologies in the Provision of Gender Affirming Care.” Congratulations!
    Congratulations to PhD student, Daniel Basil Hamilton, for receiving the Ruth Barber Moon award from CWRU’s School of Graduate Studies! This award is given to graduate students who demonstrate academic promise, leadership ability, and financial need. They were also awarded a Social Justice Institute Grant Fellowship for their project, “Multiple Ontologies in the Provision of Gender Affirming Care.” Congratulations!
    PostedTuesday, July 20, 2021 at 3:10 PM
    Congratulations to Anthropology PhD student, Jillian Schulte, on being awarded a Social Justice Institute Grant Fellowship for her summer project, “Healthcare Navigation & COVID-19 in Cleveland’s Bhutanese-Nepali Refugee Community.”
    Congratulations to Anthropology PhD student, Jillian Schulte, on being awarded a Social Justice Institute Grant Fellowship for her summer project, “Healthcare Navigation & COVID-19 in Cleveland’s Bhutanese-Nepali Refugee Community.”