SfAA is coming!
Before you know it, the SfAA meetings in Pittsburgh will be here, but hopefully not before we have a chance to write our papers. SfAA will take place from Tuesday, March 24 through Satiurday, March 28.
It is only a FOUR HOUR DRIVE from D.C. to Pittsburgh. Many of us will be making the trek. It will be much less expensive for all, and of course much more pleasant, if we travel to Pittsburgh in groups. Not everyone will be staying the entire time.
Those of us who want to stay in the conference hotel or a less expensive hotel nearby will need to make reservations very soon. UPDATE: As of 24 January 2015, the group block of rooms at the conference hotel is sold out. Check the site for updates on overflow hotels.
This is an ideal time to make sure that you have a ride or passengers to SfAA. So please sign up on the WAPA website ride share board to give or receive rides to SfAA.
Posted 24 Jan 2014
WAPA Represented in SfAA Election
Two WAPA past-presidents are running for the SfAA board:
SfAA runs two slates. SfAA members can vote for one person from each slate. Laurie and Adam are running on different slates, so members would be able to vote for each of them. If both are elected, WAPA and the interests of practitioners would have a larger say on the SfAA Board.
Updated 24 Nov 2014
NAPA Career Profiles
Updated 20 September 2014
In the latest NAPA Career Profile, WAPA member Robert Winthrop compares his earlier career in consulting to his current work at the Bureau of Land Management.
Mary Odell Butler
Mary Odell Butler received her PhD in anthropology from Temple University in 1978 and has spent the last three decades conducting program evaluations through contracting firms for clients in public health. Though she initially struggled to find work outside the academy, Butler has built a strong career supporting programs at agencies that include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Cancer Institute.
John P. Mason
John P. Mason, a former president of the Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists (WAPA), has crossed the many borders that define professional anthropology, including university teaching, an international organization, and NGO and for-profit private sector international development. He has traversed these borders, back and forth between academia and applied international work.
Previous NAPA Profiles
Timothy de Waal Malefyt
Ted (Edward C.) Green (WAPA member)
Jenny Masur (WAPA member)
Jen Cardew Kersey
What Do We Mean By Public Anthropology? by WAPA member Gretchen Schafft
In keeping with the 2013 Annual Meeting theme, "Future Publics, Current Engagements," CoPAPIA explores what is meant by the term “public anthropology.” CoPAPIA, which focuses on practicing, applied, and public anthropology, asked Gretchen Schafft, Public Anthropologist-in-Residence at American University, to comment on the distinctions and relationships among these various forms. Click here
to read the article.
Posted 11 March 2014