Call for Students! Placements available in the NAPA-OT Field School in Antigua, Guatemala, June 1-26, 2015.
Positions are available for anthropology, public health, and clinical students interested in building research skills! More information and the application can be found at www.napaotguatemala.org. Admission on a rolling basis with an April 1 deadline. Email [email protected]org with questions.
NGO Networks and Perspectives on Child Migration: Examining Perceptions of Root Causes
The NGO Networks group will work to explore occupational perspectives on child migration and its causes drawing from among diverse sectors of Guatemalan society. The project will be developed in collaboration with local NGOs to investigate views of precipitating factors for the migration of Guatemalan children, with particular focus on programming strategies to improve educational and future employment opportunities. The NGO Networks group will explore legal and policy approaches to migration used within Guatemala. By bringing together community, NGO, and legal perspectives, the group will consider human rights and occupational outcomes for Guatemalan migrant children.
Call for Papers: American Anthropological Association Meetings
Denver, CO, USA November 18-22nd 2015
Assisted reproduction and parenting culture in contemporary society
Organisers: Dr Charlotte Faircloth (University of Roehampton) and Dr Zeynep Gurtin (University of Cambridge)
Panel Discussant: Professor Marcia Inhorn (Yale University)
Whilst ‘Parenting Culture’ and ‘Assisted Reproductive Technologies’ are now well-established subfields of anthropological scholarship, so far, the common threads between these two bodies of work have not been significantly explored. Taking ‘reproduction’ as the locus of this comparison, this panel will showcase novel contributions from scholars working in either field who are interested in creating such connections. In particular, we seek papers exploring the ways contemporary cultures of parenthood create an appetite for these technologies, just as technologies simultaneously contribute to shaping those very cultures. Continue reading CFP AAA 2015 – Making Parents
Call for Panelists for ASA Meetings
The focus of this panel is on how children experience state presence in their everyday lives, the meaning they attribute to it, and how they respond to and navigate these experiences.
While the focus of the papers will be on young people (“children”, locally defined), the topic will be approached through research that situates children within the immediate setting of household and proximate social relations, as well as within the political economy. Preference will be given to papers that provide a generational and/or historical context for understanding both continuity and change in children’s experiences and responses.
Together, the papers in this panel will move beyond paradigms that problematize young people on one hand, or romanticize their agency on the other. Instead, the papers will contribute to our understanding of the different ways that young people from diverse material realities experience and engage with state presence, and they will explore the significance of young people’s everyday responses and actions.
Please email statement of interest by March 5, if possible. Email abstract by March 10 to Kirsten at [email protected]
Call for Papers – PhD Students
The University of Nottingham Postgraduate Children and Childhood Network is delighted to be hosting a research conference at the University of Nottingham on Friday the 15th of May, 2015. Reflecting the recent substantial growth in research on and involving child participation, the conference will serve as an excellent opportunity for PhD students involved in research with children to explore this critical and topical theme. The conference seeks to explore the extent to which children and young people should be involved in research that impacts on their lives, and the ethical and practical issues that arise when researchers undertake this style of research. We are interested in how these issues permeate the entire research process, from initial design to dissemination, and therefore welcome papers from PhD researchers at all stages.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
· Procedural and situated ethical issues in researching with children
· Methodological problems and dilemmas
· Experiences of using participatory/innovative methods
· Working with ‘gatekeepers’
· The positionality of the researcher
In addition to presentations by PhD researchers, the conference will feature a keynote lecture on the conference topic by Associate Professor Ellen Townsend (Psychology, University of Nottingham). The conference will also include an expert panel of academics with extensive track records in research on various aspects of children’s lives. The conference will be a prime opportunity to network with PhD students from across the UK.
Abstracts (up to 250 words) are invited for submission by Midday on Tuesday 17th March.
Brief proposals for poster presentations are also welcome by this date
Presentations will last for 15 minutes and will be followed by opportunities for questions and discussion.
The conference is open to all current PhD candidates working on research involving children across all academic disciplines.
Please email your abstract and the title of your paper to:
[email protected]uk with your name, institutional affiliation and role.
For more information about the conference and the Postgraduate Children and Childhood Network, please visit our website at: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/children-and-childhood-network/postgraduate-network/index.aspx
Children and Land Grabs:
Development, Social Reproduction and the Future in a Nature Park in Senegal
Davide Cirillo, University of Padova & VU University Amsterdam.
Since 2008, the sharp raise of commodity prices resulted in an energy and food crisis, and pressure on market supply chains. International organizations reacted by placing agriculture, both for energy and food production, at the centre of their political agendas. The resulting development model is one that insists on private capital investment to fuel production on ‘underexploited’ and ‘potential arable’ land. Continue reading Monthly Seminar – “Children and Land Grabs”
The Anthropology of Children and Youth Interest Group (ACYIG) is excited to announce the launch of Collaborative Research Networks (CRNs). Modeled after Law and Society’s research networks, CRNs provide an opportunity for ACYIG members to develop and lead inter-disciplinary groups of scholars, practitioners, and students around specific thematic interests. Collaborative Research Networks may involve activities such as email groups, listservs, calls to action, op-eds, organizing conference panels, etc. Continue reading ACYIG’s NEW Collaborative Research Networks