Welcome to the official website of the American Anthropological Association’s Anthropology of Children and Youth Interest Group. Check out our latest blog, catch up on announcements, peruse our various resources, and see how you can get involved!
We invite people from all disciplines, professions and vocations to come together in dialogue, to provide a space and a level of legitimacy for a subject, or subjects that is traditionally seen as unimaginable, a socially taboo and even associated with pathology, by providing a forum for ideas and arguments that might otherwise not receive adequate attention and discussion. The ultimate goal is in a sense to expose the current topic to the light of day for examination of the intellectual, the emotional and the personal. Continue reading CfP – Evil Children: Children and Evil, Portugal 2017
Patrick Alexander will conclude his participation as Social Media Coordinator at the end of this calendar year and we are looking for an enthusiastic, social-media savvy volunteer to take his place. Continue reading Neos: Call for New Social Media Coordinator
AYCIG members are invited to the 2017 Society for Cross Cultural Research Conference in New Orleans, LA. The keynotes will cover topics as diverse as the socialization of infants around the world, sex, evolution, and the end of male supremacy, and cultural styles of leadership. We have invited several prominent scholars, Mel Konner, Carolyn Pope-Edwards, Gilda Morelli, Joseph Trimble, and Lisa Molix. Continue reading Prominent childhood scholars to present at SCCR 2017
California State University, Long Beach College of Liberal Arts Department of Human Development seeks a Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor of Human Development. Continue reading Assistant/Associate Professor opening – CSULB
The program goals at Drexel University are to develop more courses and more exchange programs in China and the Middle East, so anthropology and childhood studies would be appropriate backgrounds for applicants.
At the end of this year, two of our colleagues –Aviva Sinervo and Heather Rae Espinoza — will be finishing their terms on the ACYIG Board. This is part of the Board’s planned rotation schedule, and I would like to thank Aviva and Heather for their leadership in supporting ACYIG over the years.
With these departures, there are now two open board positions to be filled. Per tradition, ACYIG conducts open board appointments whenever possible. The ACYIG Board appoints new board members from among a pool of candidates who have submitted letters of interest for open positions. Board appointments are two-year positions (with a possibility to renew for a third) and typically require attendance at the annual meeting of the AAA and one biennial ACYIG conference during one’s tenure.
This is an update to a previous post from July.
The abstract submission deadline for the 6th Conference of the International Society for Child Indicators has been extended to October 15, 2016. If you develop and use indicators to measure the status of child wellbeing at the local, national, regional, or international levels, we encourage you to join us in Montreal,
Canada on June 28-30, 2017!
This conference will bring together researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and child advocates from around the world to share and discuss innovations in research methods and the latest research findings on child indicators as well as implications for policy and practice. Learn more about the abstract submission process and to make an online submission.
Neos seeks a Copy Editor to join our volunteer staff for the October 2016 issue. The Copy Editor works under the Neos Editor, is in charge of reviewing all materials and final proofs, and must be able to meet deadlines with quick turn-around. Expected time commitment is approximately 2 hrs/wk from mid-September to mid-October (Oct issue) and mid-January to mid-February (Feb issue).
Applicants must be able to meet the following deadlines for this issue:
- Receive materials from Editor between Sept 12 and Sept 23. Return all copy edited materials by Sept 30.
- Receive proofs from Layout Editor (via Neos Editor) between Oct 3 and Oct 7. Return final list of edits by Oct 12.
If you are interested and available, please submit a writing sample via email of 1 page or less to the Editor, along with a brief description of your interest, skills, and experience. Applications will be accepted through Monday, September 5. You will be notified by Friday, September 9.