Are you interested in pursuing graduate school in Scotland?

Dr. Sabine Hyland, our colleague and friend at St. Norbert College in De Pere recently accepted an offer from St. Andrews.  Now you can join her!

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR PHD ENTRY IN SEPTEMBER 2013.

“We are offering various scholarship opportunities in Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews.

This includes:

1] One three-year full studentship (equivalent to the ESRC fees and maintenance grant for UK/EU students; overseas fees may also be covered).

2] Two three-year home fees waiver scholarships (the awards are equivalent to the domestic/EU fee payment).

3] Eligibility for ESRC doctoral studentships in social anthropology- Social Anthropology is one of the research training pathways that forms part of the ESRC Scottish Doctoral Training Centre. ESRC 1+3 and +3 studentships in Social Anthropology are available at the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews

The department scholarships will be awarded in late March 2013 to PhD applicants with outstanding research potential, to enable them to begin their research in Social Anthropology at St Andrews from September 2013 [those eligible for ESRC studentships will need to register, with department approval, by mid February]. We especially invite applicants whose area of interest relates to the department and its research centres.”

To be eligible prospective students must have been offered a place on the PhD programme. Applications forms can be found at:

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/admissions/pg/

Further questions can be posted to the postgraduate convener, Dr Adam Reed, ader@st-andrews.ac.uk

Deadline for Department scholarships: 30th March 2013.

Opportunities . . .

Green Corps Early Application Deadline September 30th, 2012
Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day.
In Green Corps’ year-long paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you’ll need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems * global warming, deforestation, water pollution, factory farming and many others * with groups such as Sierra Club and Food and Water Watch. And, when you graduate from Green Corps, we¹ll help you find a career with one of the nation¹s leading environmental and social change groups.
For more information, read below or visit our web site: www.greencorps.org.

The United Council of UW Students is looking for students who would be interested in working on our non-partisan voter registration campaign. The goal of the campaign will be to register to vote as many UW Green Bay students as possible and to ensure that they actually get out and vote on Election Day. In order to facilitate a effective student led campaign on your campus we are hoping to enroll several students in our Vote Internship Program.

MacKenzie Walters
United Council of UW Students
Regional Field Organizer
Cell: 715-441-6697
E-mail: mackenzie@unitedcouncil.net

Looking for an upper-division archaeology class?

And don’t mind driving?
UW-Baraboo is offering the following this summer, and it looks great!

ANT 302: ARCHAEOLOGY OF WISCONSIN (3 cr. SS, ES, IS)
Instructor: Dr. Thomas Pleger

Are you interested in the ancient peoples and the prehistory of Wisconsin? Are you interested in prehistoric Native American artifacts and archaeological features? Are you interested in local archaeological landmarks or archaeology in general? Then ANT 302 – Archaeology of Wisconsin is for you! Over the six week summer session, Dr. Pleger will provide a survey of Wisconsin archaeology from the earliest occupation of the state through early European contact with an emphasis on ecological and historical factors influencing the development of prehistoric and historic aboriginal cultures of Wisconsin. This will be predominantly a lecture class, but will also include examination of artifacts, discussions concerning ancient technology and optional field trips. Prerequisite: Previous Anthropology course or consent of instructor. This course is open to degree seeking students, special students, teachers, and community members. Information about the course can be found at the link below:

Class meets June 18-July 25
Mondays & Wednesdays
5:30 p.m. – 9:10 p.m.
At UW-Baraboo/Sauk County, Room A-67, Aural Umhoefer Building
http://www.baraboo.uwc.edu/?pid=1064

Children, Language, and Schooling

Dr. Moore will speak in the Christie Theatre on Thursday, April 19th at 5pm

Reflexive Research, Outreach, and Engagement with

Children and Families of the Somali Diaspora

Dr. Moore’s research explores how culture shapes language and literacy development in communities whose members use multiple languages and participate in multiple schooling traditions.  She has published extensively on her ethnographic work with two communities in Cameroon, and is currently working with a Somali community in Ohio who experiences double-schooling.

Leslie Moore earned a doctorate in Applied Linguistics and an MA in Teaching English as a Second Language from UCLA. In between graduate degrees she was a visiting scholar in African Languages & Linguistics at Leiden University. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the National Science Foundation Center for Informal Learning and Schools at UC Santa Cruz. Dr. Moore specializes in language socialization research, an ethnographic and interactional discourse analytic approach to the study of human development and learning. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, and Fulbright, and Dr. Moore has recently completed her work as the Principle Investigator on an Ohio Humanities Council/National Endowment for the Humanities Major Grant for K-12 Education. Her work has appeared in anthropological, linguistic, educational research, and interdisciplinary journals and reference works, including Text & TalkSocial Analysis, Language Arts, Language & CommunicationStudies in African LinguisticsThe Handbook of Language SocializationThe Anthropology of Learning in Childhood, and The Encyclopedia of Language and Education.

Anthropological Summer Study Abroad

If you missed out on the trip to Jordan but are still looking for a way to learn anthropology this summer, here is a welcome piece of news.  Note the rapidly approaching deadline!

SUMMER FIELD SCHOOL AND TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY IN INDIA

“I am with the Himalayan Health Exchange, a U.S.-based humanitarian organization that works in the remote Western Himalayan regions of Northern India.  Since 2003 we have offered a three-week summer anthropological field school.  Our program is very comprehensive and provides an unforgettable and highly productive learning experience for students of anthropology as well as other disciplines.  This summer, from June 24-July 15, 2012, we include one week participation in a medical mission travelling through the Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh. Participants will observe some of the challenges to health and health care delivery in the area. Students will have an intensive and immersive experience in a remarkable cultural region composed of multiple, distinct communities.  The logistics and curriculum are carefully planned by H.H.E.  Students practice yoga daily and receive substantive lectures (from multiple, professional instructors and the organization’s founder) on topics such as: cultural and environmental aspects of health and medicine, comparative religious beliefs and practices, and the history and development of the region.  Students also learn some basics in visual anthropology and how to employ appropriate anthropological perspectives and techniques while in the field.

This really is an incredible program and life experience.  We would appreciate it if applicants would contact us by April 15, 2012 so that we can complete our planning for this year.”

Hilarie Kelly, Ph.D.

Anthropology Department, California State University, Long Beach

Trip Coordinator, Anthropology Lecturer for Spiti Field School

For questions and further information, please contact Dr. Jill White at whiteji@uwgb.edu or www.himalayanhealth.com

info@himalayanhealth.com

Rana Husseini Comes to Town!

We are so excited to welcome award-winning Jordanian journalist Rana Husseini to Green Bay from April 3-13. Ms. Husseini has a full schedule, with speaking engagements on UWGB and St. Norbert’s campuses as well as at venues in the community. Three of the easiest ways to hear her speak are:

Wednesday, April 4, 2:15-3:35 • UW-GB Talk on her book “Murder in the Name of Honor”, Christie Theater

Tuesday, April 10, TBA • Speak at the St. Norbert College Women’s Center

Friday, April 13, 12 – 1:30 • Fox Cities Book Fair, UW-Fox Valley

Rana’s reporting on what she always refers to as “so-called” honor crimes for the Jordan Times was instrumental in breaking the silence and sparking a grassroots movement in that country that successfully reformed the way such crimes are treated under the law.   A powerful and outspoken advocate for human rights, Ms. Husseini also provides valuable insights into the world of Jordanian youth (especially girls’ football).

Anthropology of Childhood and Youth Interest Group

Met with the Society for Cross-Cultural Research for the second time this February.  Prof. Jill White organized a session (see below for the session and paper abstract) and presented a paper.  Next year the ACYIG will meet in conjunction with the Society for Psychological Anthropology in April somewhere in Southern California.

Constructing a Child Self across Contested Spaces

The social construction of childhood is an inherently political process in which heterogeneous  actors may become engaged.  In the contexts of nation building and dissolution,  struggles over liberation and rights of refugees, diaspora and national identity , defining childhood in certain ways is a discursive tool that allows the state to set forth ideals, make claims regarding its own morality, and set its priorities.  The state’s construction of childhood is itself not unitary; besides possibly consisting of multiple political parties or ideological blocs, every state will necessarily consist of multiple bureaucracies and agencies charged with carrying out the policies regarding children.  A state’s control over its public education system is a particularly powerful example.  Moreover, inside every state, children are exposed to alternate and sometimes conflicting constructions of childhood from non-governmental organizations, religious institutions and family members.  This session will explore examples of children negotiating the construction of the self in contexts of diverse adult agendas.

The State, The Royal Family, and the Child: Negotiating Old and New Childhoods in Jordan

Jill Collins White

The country of Jordan is currently enmeshed in a contest over how childhood ought to be defined.   The state, in the form of key Ministries such as that of Education, Social Development and Health, each have a stake in defining childhood in certain ways.  Each ministry has its own priorities and agendas, which are complicated by factionalism and partisanship.  The royal Hashemite family have initiated several projects to improve the lives of children, working outside the constitutional framework of the government.  Such projects – a Children’s Museum, computer clubs, shelters for victims of child abuse, as well as private schools – also enable each royal to promulgate his or her own vision of children and childhood.  As children are exposed to competing discourses in the media, at school, and by coming into contact with various agencies and non-governmental organizations, they must make sense of these diverse visions and navigate a course through them.  The pathways they choose, however, sometimes put them in conflict with parental and familial theories of childhood and the rights and responsibilities pertaining thereto.

A Chance to Talk to Leading Anthropologists and Students around the World

Pearson is hosting a FREE online forum February 16 from 9am – 3pm. It is open to all of us. This seems like a pretty cool opportunity for anyone to jump in and have a conversation or just eavesdrop (observe) on the discussions between world-renown anthropologists on a variety of topics. Here is the lineup (you can join for as long or as little a time as you would like):

9:00 Nancy Bonvillain Indigenous Peoples and the World Economy
10:00 Carol Ember Cross-Cultural Variation in Violence
11:00 MyAnthroLab Enganging Cultural Anthropology Students with MyAnthroLab
12:00 Barbara Miller Illness, Healing, and Globalization
1:00 Justin Nolan The Guardianship of Endangered Native American Languages
2:00 Raymond Scupin Ethnicity and Globalization

Learn more at www.pearsonhighered.com/speakingabout/anthropology

Unveiled!

Unveiled: A One-woman Play, by Rohina Malik
November 15, 7:00 pm, Christie Theatre
Racism, hate crimes, love, Islam, culture, language, life. Rohina Malik portrays five Muslim women in a post-9/11 world, serving tea and uncovering what lies beneath the veil, in this compelling one-woman show. Open to the public. Free admittance. A Campus-wide sponsorship
International Education Week Luncheon
November 16, 12 Noon-1:30, 1965 Room
Playwright and actor, Rohina Malik will be the featured panelist for the International Education Week Luncheon on November 16, 12 Noon -1:30 in the 1965 Room. The topic of discussion will be Muslim Women in American Society. Lunch is complimentary, but registration is required. Space is limited, register online at http://www.uwgb.edu/stulife/leadership/registration.asp. Sponsored by the Office of Student Life.

Anthropology Lecturer Karen Dalke Presents

Faculty members Karen Dalke and Ray Hutchison of Urban and Regional Studies presented the results of their research on “Thrill Killing in Wisconsin” at the recent meetings of the Society for the Study of Social Problems held in Las Vegas. They report that the session was well attended and the audience was engaged and interested in their topic. (They also add that with high temperatures of 104 and above for the entire week, “it was a blessing to return to Green Bay!”)