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Meet the new NEOS Editor – Véronique Gilbert

Véronique Gilbert – NEOS Editor

Véronique Gilbert is currently completing her PhD in Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh (UK). Her dissertation, Mokk Pooj: Gender, Interpretive Labour and Sexual Imaginary in Senegal’s Art/Work of Seduction, examines the evolving gender relationships exposed by and contested through the Senegalese art of seduction, mokk pooj. It explores how imagining and responding to men’s needs and desires allows women to negotiate power and exert agency in a Muslim, patriarchal, polygamous context. Continue reading Meet the new NEOS Editor – Véronique Gilbert


The October 2016 issue of Neos is now available for your reading pleasure at

Some highlights:

  • How Old Am I? A Methodological Solution (Samantha L. Grace (U of Arizona)
  • Raising Spirit and Decolonizing Methods (Kristine Alexander (U of Lethbridge), Amy Mack (U of Lethbridge), Jan Newberry (U of Lethbridge), Erin Spring (U of Lethbridge))
  • Childhood and Infantilized Pets (Melis Sulos (CUNY))
  • Positioning Anthropology at the Intersection of Pediatric Injury and Motor Vehicle Collision: A Need for Interdisciplinary Action (Nazia Hussain (Children’s Medical Center Dallas))
  • Photos from the Field: “Shake your shoulders with us”  (Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg (Carleton College))

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

The Rutgers Series in Childhood Studies at the AAA (2016)

Publish your book on children, childhood, adolescence and/or youth with the Rutgers Series in Childhood Studies!

The Rutgers Series in Childhood Studies is dedicated to increasing our understanding of children and childhoods throughout the world, reflecting a perspective that highlights cultural dimensions of the human experience. The series, now edited by Jill E. Korbin and EJ Sobo, seeks proposals for books that will make important contributions to the study of children and childhoods, adolescence, and youth.
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Neos: Call for New Social Media Coordinator

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

Prominent childhood scholars to present at SCCR 2017

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

CFA: Open Board Positions (2) – ACYIG

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.

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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.

Call for Volunteer: Neos Copy Editor

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.