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ACYIG BOARD POSITIONS AVAILABLE!

The Anthropology of Children and Youth Interest Group (ACYIG) is currently soliciting the following volunteer positions. All positions are open to accept joint appointments between two individuals. Joint appointments are required for positions indicated in plural. Open until filled.

ACYIG BOARD:

  1. ACYIG Convener – more info to follow. Term: Apr 1, 2019 to Mar 31, 2021.
  2. ACYIG Student Representative – duties of the student representative include liaising with ACYIG graduate student and undergraduate student members to communicate ideas, policies, and concerns between members and the ACYIG Advisory Board. Term: Apr 1, 2019 to Mar 31, 2021.
  3. ACYIG Conference Coordinators – duties include working with conference partners to advertise the conference and review/coordinate ACYIG panels, and assists with review of ACYIG-sponsored AAA panel(s). Term: Apr 1, 2019 to Mar 31, 2021.
  4. Neos Editor – duties include working with the ACYIG communications team and Neos assistant editors to publish Neos twice a year (October and February). We are looking for a highly organized and detail-oriented individual with leadership experience to continue the role of Neos Editor. This position involves creating and distributing a call for submissions, soliciting and managing peer reviews, coordinating the Neos volunteer team, establishing issue outlines, maintaining digital repositories, and communicating with various ACYIG and Neos partners and stakeholders about feedback on any given issue and general procedures related to Neos. This position will receive training and guidance from the current Neos editor prior to and, if needed, throughout the first production. Term: May 1, 2019 to Apr 30, 2021.

ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEER POSITIONS:

  1. Neos Copyeditors – duties include copy-editing both article and feature submissions for the bi-annual publication of Neos (October and February). We are looking for one or two individuals with great time management, orientation to detail, and proficiency in Chicago Style as modified by AAA. Timelines for the production of Neos are very short, and fast turnaround is required. This position reports to the Neos Editor. Term: May 1, 2019 to Apr 30, 2021.

APPLY TODAY: http://bit.ly/acyigvolunteers

NEOS FEBRUARY 2019 EDITION NOW AVAILABLE!

The February 2019 issue of Neos is now available for your reading pleasure at http://acyig.americananthro.org/neos/current-issue/.

Highlights include: 
  • “Parenting and solidarity in research on (im)migrant youth” by Andrea Dyrness (U of Colorado, Boulder) – pp. 4
  • “Childhood and divergent experiences of armed conflict in Nepal” by Krista Billingsley (U of South Florida) – pp. 8
  • “On Hopes, Dreams, and Tensions: Youth Perspectives on Combining Digital Literacy and Cultural Resurgence” by Amy C Mack, Rob McMahon, and Herman Manyguns (U of Alberta) – pp. 15

Let us know what you think! Share your reactions in a Letter to the Editor at [email protected].

CFP: RETHINKING CHILD AND YOUTH MARGINALITIES: MOVEMENTS, NARRATIVES, AND EXCHANGES

CFP: RETHINKING CHILD AND YOUTH MARGINALITIES: MOVEMENTS, NARRATIVES, AND EXCHANGES

Conference information is now available! Click here to visit the conference website, access registration, and view details.

Anthropology of Childhood and Youth Interest Group (ACYIG) Biennial Conference

March 7-9, 2019 

Rutgers University—Camden, NJ

Co-Sponsored by: AAA Anthropology of Children and Youth Interest Group, Department of Childhood Studies (Rutgers-Camden), Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice (Rutgers-Camden), and The Graduate School (Rutgers-Camden) 

Here are some other exciting conference highlights:

  • Three professional development sessions: Publishing in an academic journal, Publishing a book manuscript; Navigating the job market
  • Youth-led panels: Camden and Philadelphia activism, LGBTQ+ narratives and experiences, visual and multi-media arts, social entrepreneurism, youth Radio & creative writing
  • Community experiences: Youth-led discussion of Camden-based documentary at Hopeworks, https://hopeworks.org & Stedman Gallery exhibit tour: Camden: Past, Present and Future, which features artwork from children & youth (sign-up onsite at conference)
  • Optional “Taste of Camden” conference dinner Friday evening ($45)

Call for NEOS Submissions – February 2019

Call for Submissions – February 2019 Issue (for Call as a PDF click here)

Dear ACYIG Members,

ACYIG is now soliciting submissions for the February 2019 issue of Neos. We are accepting submissions on a rolling basis between Monday, December 17, and Monday, January 7. The final deadline for submission is Monday, January 7, 2019. If possible, please notify me of your intent to submit by the start of the rolling period (December 17), so that I can identify peer reviewers in a timely manner.

New Submission Process: To submit an article or feature, please use this form. For any questions about the submission process or about the form, please email the Neos Editor at [email protected].

We accept two types of submission: Peer-Reviewed Articles and Features. Details for each can be found in the following.

Please refer to the General Submission Guidelines (in particular the section on How to Prepare a Submission) and Author Agreement for Publication on our website for more detailed information. All material should be sent to [email protected].

I welcome your inquiries and expressions of interest, and look forward to receiving your submissions!

Thank you,

Victoria Holec, Editor

Neos: A Publication of the Anthropology of Children and Youth Interest Group http://acyig.americananthro.org/neos/

Submission Details

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Become a Neos Reviewer!

Neos is looking for volunteers to peer-review article submissions! We are currently in the process revamping our database of reviewers and require you to opt in!

Neos is a bi-annual publication of the Anthropology of Children and Youth Interest Group (ACYIG) of the American Anthropological Association (AAA). This publication consists of peer-reviewed short articles as well as editor-reviewed feature pieces.

Neos relies on the work of many volunteers, including the editor, assistant editors (copy editor, layout editor, and more), the ACYIG communication team, and a multitude of advisory board members for both Neos and ACYIG, and, importantly, article reviewers!

If you are interested in the peer-review process, willing and able to review one or two short articles (~1000 words!), have great attention to detail, and can respond within a short turnaround, you would be a great asset to Neos!

Please sign up to become a reviewer here: http://bit.ly/acyigvolunteers.

View the current issue of Neos here: http://bit.ly/neoscurrent.

NEOS OCTOBER 2018 EDITION NOW AVAILABLE!

  • The October 2018 issue of Neos is now available for your reading pleasure at http://acyig.americananthro.org/neos/current-issue/.

    Some highlights:

    • New! Special topic section: Child and Youth Displacement
      • The Securitization of Refugee Youth: Ethnographies of Political Violence and Displacement (Marisa Ensor (Georgetown U))
      • Education for the Nambian Jul’hoansi – At What Cost? (Velina Ninkova (U of Tromsø))
      • Urban Conflict Violence and the Health of Young People in Northern Ireland: A Call for Perspectives in Cooperative Dialogue (Rosellen Roche (Ohio U))
      • And many more!
    • Childhood and Empathy “Training”: After-School Programs’ Contribution (Scarlett Eisenhauer (UCLA))
    • Taking Sides: Reflections on Activist Research with Brazilian Rural Youth (Melinda Gurr (Syracuse U))
    • New board member introductions
    • NEW BOOK AND FILM ANNOUNCEMENTS Let us know what you think! Share your reactions in a Letter to the Editor at [email protected].

     

Call for Neos Submissions – Special Section on Child and Youth Displacement

ACYIG is now soliciting submissions for the October 2018 issue of Neos. We are accepting submissions on a rolling basis between Monday, August 13 and Friday, September 7. The final deadline for submission is Friday, September 7. If possible, please notify me of your intent to submit by the start of the rolling period (August 13), so that I can identify peer reviewers in a timely manner. You will be able to find this call on our blog site shortly. In the meantime, you can also refer to it here. All material should be sent to me at [email protected].

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MEET THE NEW NEOS EDITOR – VICTORIA HOLEC

Victoria Holec is currently working on her PhD in Cultural, Social, and Political Thought in the departments of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Lethbridge (Canada). Her dissertation titled “Who are the Millennials? Exploring the constructions and performances of ‘Millennial’ as categories of analysis and practice” investigates Millennial identities as both other-constructed and self-performed through discourse and lived experience. Here, she examines the usefulness of the generation as category of analysis, theories of post-identity, and conceptualizations of youth. Her methodologies involve microblog discourse analysis and design studios (cf. Rabinow & Marcus, 2008). Currently, Victoria is developing a course on “Conceptualizing Youth,” which reviews deterministic and constructivist conceptualizations of youth, major theories and methodologies used to study youth, and applies these to current issues and media representations concerning youth ranging from Neuroscience, Psychology, Anthropology, and History to Media and Cultural Studies.

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