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  • 01 May 2017 6:48 PM | WAPA Communications (Administrator)

    SAVE THE DATE for the WAPA Summer Party, June 3-4, 2017.  Bill Roberts, chair of the Department of Anthropology at St. Mary’s College of Maryland will be hosting WAPA’s 2017 end of season party.  We will car pool down to St. Mary’s in southern Maryland for a day of sun, sailing, kayaking, good food, and good conversation.  Bill will also lead us through a visioning exercise to help us think about what we want WAPA to be over the next 5-10 years. For those who are interested you can also stay overnight for a nominal fee.  If you have questions, you can contact Frances Norwood at fnorwood@gwu.edu.  Otherwise, we will post more information about the event as we get closer.


  • 01 May 2017 4:37 PM | WAPA Communications (Administrator)

    Welcome to our new Careers Coordinator, Julia Klima.

    Julia has had a lifelong interest in history, archeology, and human behavior that has led to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Drew University with a concentration in archeology. She later completed a Masters’ in Public Anthropology from American University with a concentration on historic archeology and cultural heritage tourism. Since graduating in 2014 Julia has pursued museum experience, serving as a Museum Management Intern for the National Park Service and a Collections Education and Outreach Intern for the National Woman’s Party. Her work is informed by an orientation toward the public; specifically the belief that institutions have a responsibility to increase access to collections materials and the knowledge produced by their study. Through increased access and dialogue she believes that institutions can work with their audiences to increase the diversity of populations and perspectives represented in cultural heritage spaces such as museums, parks, and historic sites. Julia is currently seeking collections management positions and welcome opportunities to hone my skills in any aspect of museum operations. 

  • 21 Apr 2017 8:50 AM | Anonymous
    We are looking to fill some open positions on the WAPA board for the 2017-2018 season (fall-spring). We are looking for people who have energy to jump in and help us keep this organization great and help us make it even better. Here's what we have open or coming open:

    1. Website editor -- we use a really easy to operate webpage.  The website editor is responsible for updating and sprucing the website and for posting membership announcements.  This position is open now.  You can check it out here:

    http://wapa.cloverpad.org/

    2. Communications and Social Media Coordinator -- This position opens in June and is responsible for all communications to the membership via emails from the website, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.  

    3. Student representative(s) -- These are revolving positions and we are always recruiting for students from each of the local schools to serve as liaisons with your department and to help us plan and schedule WAPA Meetups (happy hours, book clubs, salons on special topics, etc.) around the area.

    4. Career Coordinator(s)-- Are you currently job hunting?  You can help yourself and other anthropologists by posting anything remotely anthropology-friendly to the jobs listserv, including job opportunities here and abroad (we love to travel), internships, grants and other opportunities.  You can also help coordinate the speaker event that we do at least once a year focusing on supporting job and career skills training. This is usually good for 1-2 people.

    5. Bloggers -- Do you love to blog?  What better than to combine your love of blogging with our new blog, WAPA Features.  I'll be taking over as editor and I'm looking for those who can blog about anything anthropology-related.  It could be research you're thinking about or a random event you witnessed.  It will be about WAPA events, speakers and books.  It can be about current events with an anthropological eye.  Anything goes.

    If you're curious and want to know more about any of these positions, contact Fannie Norwood by email or by phone.  

    Fannie

    571-235-5417 cell


  • 18 Apr 2017 11:30 AM | WAPA Communications (Administrator)

    We are excited to share the results of an informal survey conducted by WAPA Board Member Laurie Krieger and Alicia ReCruz. Please direct all questions and comments to: lekrieger@aol.com

    Click here to see the file in PDF or PPT form. 


  • 17 Apr 2017 7:18 PM | WAPA Communications (Administrator)

    The Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists (WAPA) represents anthropologists living and working across the greater D.C. region.  WAPA is one of the oldest and largest regional associations of professional anthropologists in the United States.  In the wake of the 2016 national U.S. elections, we resolve the following:

    We condemn and will actively work against policies, programs, and inflammatory rhetoric that support racist, anti-immigrant, sexist, gender-biased, religious or otherwise discriminatory or divisive views;

    We recognize the US. is a country of immigrants and we value and support diversity and the unique differences that we share, be it dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies; and

    We condemn the use of inflammatory rhetoric and false information from the new administration and others to incite hate crimes, discrimination,  or violence towards any community, including but not limited to African Americans, LGBTQ, refugees and asylum seekers, new immigrants, women, persons with disabilities, and seniors;

    We condemn and will actively work against unconstitutional policies and programs that may suppress freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and the right to assemble and peacefully protest;

    We resolve to stand in on-going support of the pursuit of scientific inquiry into the human condition for the betterment of the communities in which we conduct our research.  We value the use of social science, empirical evidence and scholarly inquiry as the basis for illuminating, supporting, and valuing diversity.

    We resolve that the Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists will stand in solidarity with anyone who feels unfairly threatened or attacked because of their beliefs, orientation, racial or ethnic background.

    Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists

    April 17, 2017


  • 03 Nov 2016 10:02 AM | Laurie Krieger (Administrator)

    Feeling left out of AAA? Have something you'd like to tell the AAA Board?

    This highly participatory roundtable will give you the opportunity. Sponsored by AAA's Committee for Practicing, Applied, and Public Interest Anthropology (CoPAPIA), a summary of the discussion will be sent to CoPAPIA and the AAA leadership.

    Time: Saturday, 11/19/16 from 12:15-1:30 pm

  • 02 Aug 2016 6:03 PM | Suzanne Heurtin-Roberts

    (Note  that medical anthropology is specifically mentioned) Suzanne Heurtin-Roberts, sheurtin@mail.nih.gov

    Training in Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH) 2016 ANNOUNCEMENT

     Applications being accepted now through August 26, 2016<

    http://www.scgcorp.com/tidirh2016/application.html

     One of the most critical issues impeding improvements in public health today is the enormous gap between what we know can optimize health and health care and what actually gets implemented in everyday practice. The science of dissemination and implementation (D&I) seeks to address this gap by understanding how best to ensure that evidence-based strategies to improve health and prevent disease are effectively delivered in clinical and public health practice.

     Institute Goals

    The National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research—all at the National Institutes of Health—and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are hosting the annual training institute to provide participants with a thorough grounding in conducting D&I research in health across all areas of health and health care. In 2016, the Institute will incorporate a 3month online course (September 16–December 7) and will conclude with a 2-day in-person training (December 12–13). Faculty and guest lecturers will consist of leading experts (practitioners and teachers) in theory, implementation, and evaluation approaches to D&I; creating partnerships and multilevel, transdisciplinary research teams; research design, methods, and analyses appropriate for D&I investigations; and conducting research at different and multiple levels of interventions (e.g., clinical, community, policy). The training is open to researchers with interests in studying D&I across health care, public health, and community settings.

     Participant Eligibility Requirements

    This training is designed for investigators at any career stage interested in conducting D&I research. To be eligible, participants must NOT have current R18, R01, or R01-equivalent funding as a principal investigator for D&I research and may not have received such funding in the past 5 years. Note: Investigators who have received an R01 or equivalent are eligible, as long as the funding was not specifically for D&I research. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate experience with—or potential for—working effectively in transdisciplinary teams and who have strong partnerships with—or are embedded within—health care delivery, public health, or community-based networks. We seek a balance of both junior and senior investigators, with the overall goal of bringing new people into the field of D&I research. While we anticipate most participants will be early- to mid-career individuals, we will enroll a limited number of senior researchers who are making the switch to D&I research.

     In addition, to be eligible, participants must meet all of the following criteria:

    • Hold a doctoral degree (Ph.D., Sc.D., M.D., Dr.P.H., D.O., D.V.M., D.N.Sc., etc.)
    • Have demonstrated experience and expertise in health science (e.g., medicine, behavioral medicine, nursing, medical anthropology, health economics, public health, health policy).
    • Have a feasible D&I research concept to work on throughout the course. This should be a project the applicant is seriously interested in conducting and/or submitting for funding.
    • Be willing and able to pay their own travel expenses (round-trip airfare, ground transportation, hotel accommodations, and some meals) and attend the entire online and in-person training institute, if accepted.
    • Federal employees are not eligible, with the exception of individuals whose positions allow them to receive grants and function as independent researchers (e.g., VA research investigators).

     

    Applicants are NOT required to be citizens, permanent residents, or non-citizen nationals of the United States. There is no fee to apply to or attend the institute. However, all applicants are responsible for arranging and paying for all travel expenses (airfare, hotel, meals, and ground transportation) to attend the in-person training. For more information and instructions for how to apply, please visit our webpage: http://www.scgcorp.com/tidirh2016/application.html

     _______________________________________________

  • 01 Jun 2016 10:55 AM | Anonymous

    The National Park Service - Intermountain Region (IMR) is seeking applicants for the Tribal Liaison position.  The Vacancy Announcement is open to all U.S. Citizens (DEU) and current Federal Employees (Merit Promotion) and closes on June 13.  (Applicants should be certain that they apply through the correct vacancy announcement for their status.)  The IMR Tribal Liaison provides authoritative advice to IMR leadership and park managers on tribal issues, and serves as the region's technical expert on law, policy, and guidance pertaining to tribal consultation and the government-to-government relationship. The position reports to the IMR Deputy Regional Director-Chief of Staff.  The position is located in Lakewood, Colorado. 

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/440314500/  (DEU - U.S. Citizens)

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/440304000/  (Merit Promotion - current Federal employees)

    For questions on the application process, please contactRebecca Snavley, 303-969-2630, rebecca_snavley@nps.gov. 

  • 13 May 2016 9:02 AM | Anonymous

    Mojave National Preserve is interested in conducting an Ethnographic Survey for the African American homesteading experience in Lanfair Valley, Mojave National Preserve, CA.  Partners of the National Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit Network (CESU:  http://www.cesu.psu.edu)  are invited to respond to this request for Letters of Research Interest.  This announcement is open to partners of the Californian, Colorado Plateau, Desert Southwest, Great Basin, Pacific Northwest, and the Rocky Mountain CESUs.


    Deadline for responding to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is July 15, 2016, at 23:59 PDT.


    Background

    The Mojave National Preserve is seeking a partner to aid in identifying and understanding historic and contemporary  associations of African Americans with the Lanfair Valley community.  The partner will be tasked with completing an ethnographic study that will document the historic relationship and contemporary values and beliefs these people have regarding the area.

    Lanfair Valley, in the Mojave National Preserve, in San Bernardino County, California, USA, preserves a remnant of an African American homesteading community settled and farmed from 1910-1930 with some families remaining into the 1950s. The area provides insights into the life of early 20th century African American homesteading families.


    Funding Opportunity Announcement

    The funding opportunity is available at grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=284307).   Application instructions are included in Section III of the FOA.   Applications are to be submitted through grants.gov, and an application package (including all required and optional forms) is available for applicants on the grants.gov page for this FOA.


    Contact

    Please contact William Nash, Financial Assistance Officer, NPS-PWR, (william_nash@nps.gov or 415-623-2262) or Lilette Baltodano (lilette_baltodano@nps.gov or 415-623-2251) if you have any questions.

  • 26 Apr 2016 11:42 AM | Suzanne Heurtin-Roberts

    The National Science Foundation announces an opening for the Deputy Division Director (DDD) in the Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS).  The DDD serves as a member of the BCS Division leadership team and as a principal spokesperson in the area of behavioral and cognitive sciences. In consultation with the Division Director, he/she provides leadership and direction to the NSF Division responsible for funding research and related activities aimed at better understanding, both nationally and internationally, scientific knowledge about humans spanning areas of inquiry including brain and behavior, language and culture, origins and evolution, and geography and the environment.  This position may be filled as a Career Senior Executive Service (SES) position, on a one-to-three year Senior Executive Service (SES) Limited Term Appointment, or on an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignment basis.  For further information on duties, qualifications, and the application process, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/436878200?org=BCS.  Position closes June 3, 2016.

    Note: Don't know anything more about this.   This was forwarded to me.

    Suzanne


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