New Book Release: ‘Crying for Our Elders’ by Kristen Cheney

Crying for Our Elders: African Orphanhood in the Age of HIV and AIDS, is now shipping from the University of Chicago Press. Click HERE to access an order form for 20% off the list price. Then click on FILES and choose the EU or the US order form.

CfP – One Child, Many Hands: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Child Welfare

Download the OCMH Conference flyer announcement for full details.
Call for papers deadline: January 15, 2017

One Child, Many Hands: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Child Welfare is a multidisciplinary conference geared for child welfare practitioners, policy makers and administrators alike. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is serving as Lead Community Sponsor of the conference, to be held at the beautiful and historic University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Opening the conference is acclaimed author, professor, and foster parent, Cris Beam. Cris’ book, To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care, was named a New York Times Notable Book in 2013 and is a must-read for those working in the child welfare system.

In keeping with this year’s theme of Transcending Adversity, closing the conference will be Dr. Robert Anda, co-principal investigator and co-founder of the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACEs) for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This groundbreaking 17,000 patient study tracked the effects of child abuse and childhood trauma on health throughout the lifespan, and is clearly one of the most influential pieces of research of our time.

Obtain further details of the conference online.

Job Positions (2)—Department of Child and Youth studies at Brock University, Canada

The Department of Child and Youth Studies at Brock University is inviting applications for the following 2 positions:

Position 1: Welfare and Well-being of Children and Youth

The Department of Child and Youth Studies at Brock University invites applications for a a probationary (tenure track) appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2017. The position is subject to budgetary approval. Continue reading Job Positions (2)—Department of Child and Youth studies at Brock University, Canada

CfP—Children and Childhoods Conference 2017

The call for papers for our Biennial International Children and Childhoods Conference is open. Papers are invited that theoretically and empirically engage with a broad range of disciplines reflecting the diverse nature of contemporary childhood studies.

18th and 19th July, University of Suffolk, Ipswich, UK

Continue reading CfP—Children and Childhoods Conference 2017

Neos highlights—Interdisciplinary Action on Pediatric Injury

Applied anthropologists often work in fields that have not been adequately explored through ethnographic or qualitative methods. See how researcher Nazia Hussain comes to understand the impact of anthropology within the field of injury prevention in “Positioning Anthropology at the Intersection of Pediatric Injury and Motor Vehicle Collision: A Need for Interdisciplinary Action,” pp. 9-10 of the October 2016 issue of Neos (

Associate Professor/Assistant Professor, Human Rights – Binghamton University

Job Description:
The Department of Human Development in the College of Community and Public Affairs (CCPA) at Binghamton University seeks to fill a tenured position at the associate professor or tenure­ track position at the assistant professor level in human development to begin Fall 2017. We seek a scholar whose research interests are in the area of human rights as it pertains to communities that are marginalized or disenfranchised within the context of the US and/or internationally. Preference will be given to candidates who examine inequality globally and adopt a comparative perspective. Areas of interest could include: immigration and migration, law, political economy, the state, transnationalism, displacement, refugees, health and migration, disability studies, environment/sustainability, gender/sexuality, race/ethnicity, indigenous and/or Native American theory, and genocide/political violence. Continue reading Associate Professor/Assistant Professor, Human Rights – Binghamton University


ACYIG is now soliciting submissions for the February 2017 issue of Neos. We are accepting submissions on a rolling basis between Thursday, December 15 and Thursday, January 5 2017. The final deadline for submission is Thursday, January 5 2017.

If possible, please notify me of your intent to submit by the start of the rolling period (December 15), so that I can identify peer reviewers in a timely manner. Continue reading CALL FOR NEOS SUBMISSIONS

Neos highlights—Childhood and Infantilized Pets

Dogs in strollers, doggie daycare, doggie play dates… Have you ever wondered when these became part of modern urban life? Learn more about how dogs became children’s best friends in Melis Sulos’s article “Childhood and Infantilized Pets,” on pp. 7-8 of the October 2016 issue of Neos (

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