CFP – Disability and Girlhood: Transnational Perspectives

Special Issue of
Girlhood Studies
An Interdisciplinary Journal

For a special issue of Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal,
“Disability and Girlhood: Transnational Perspectives” we invite
manuscripts (no longer than 6,500 words including the abstract,
article, bio, acknowledgements and notes (if any), and references)
that explore the critical intersections and tensions between the two contemporary fields, girlhood studies and disability studies; thus far this has been inadequately explored in both theoretical literature and empirical studies. This exploration is necessary because disability studies can actively disrupt normative notions of girlhood in transnational contexts mediated by the intersectional politics of identity and constituted through ableist social, political, and economic hierarchies that have concrete implications for developing transformative social policy. Continue reading CFP – Disability and Girlhood: Transnational Perspectives

CFP: Learning, Education, Identities, and Musical Experiences: Ethnographic Approaches

Infancia_c Workshop #3  – April 17-18, 2015 – Madrid, Spain

This small two-day conference/workshop welcomes empirical and methodological papers that document and discuss the place of music and closely related expressive practices in the daily lives of people across the life-span and in a variety of institutional and socio-cultural settings. We are particularly interested in studies that can make a contribution to one or both of the following strands of discussion:
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CFP: Children & Society Panel at ASA

ASA 2015 – Symbiotic anthropologies: theoretical commensalities and methodological mutualisms

CFP – Children and Society panel

Children are significant research subjects as they mirror social contexts where they belong and re-elaborate their experience to become agents of change. What can we learn about our discipline, our society and our future by engaging with children in different set ups?

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Welcome our new Newsletter Editor!

We are excited to announce that Dr. Kate Grim-Feinberg will be taking over as Newsletter Editor effective December 2014. Please consider sending your inquiries or submissions for the February issue over the next few months ( The final deadline is January 5th, but we encourage notifying the Editor of your intent to submit by the beginning of our rolling submission deadline of December 15th.

See the Newsletter Submission Guidelines page for more information on submission types and policies.

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Lecturer – Early Childhood Studies

University of Roehampton, School of Education

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Early Childhood Studies (1.0 FTE)
Salary:  £37,633 to £49,354 pa inclusive of London Weighting

The University of Roehampton has a beautiful parkland campus, located in the heart of south-west London, and offers excellent facilities for staff and students.

Applications are invited for a full-time without term Lectureship/Senior Lectureship in Early Childhood. Roehampton has a well-established and international reputation for its work in Early Childhood. We are seeking applications from highly motivated candidates who have research and teaching interests complementary to those of current staff in the multi-disciplinary Early Childhood Studies team.  We are particularly looking for experience in the areas of play, children under 3, working with families, history and philosophy of early childhood and equal opportunities.  The successful candidate will contribute to the Early Childhood Studies subject area, which includes BA Early Childhood Studies, MA Early Childhood Studies, Initial Teacher Training including Early Years Teachers Status and the supervision of PhD students. Continue reading Lecturer – Early Childhood Studies

2015 Prizes – Submissions Now Open

UPDATE 12/29/14: Due to the need for AAA’s Executive Board to review all section and interest group prizes, the ACYIG 2015 prizes have been postponed. 

The ACYIG Prize Committee hopes that we will re-post the announcements for the ACYIG Prizes in mid-2015, for award at the end rather than at the beginning of 2015. 

We apologize for any inconvenience that postponing the Prizes may cause to our members and colleagues. Any further questions regarding the Prizes should be sent to

We look forward to updating you on further announcements about the Prizes, and we thank you for your patience as we work to establish this important recognition of our members’ contributions to the anthropology of children and youth!

ACYIG is currently accepting submissions for its 2015 prizes for Best Student Essay in Anthropology of Children and Youth and Best New Book on Children and Youth by an ACYIG Member.

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CFP: Special Issue of *Jeunesse* on Mobility

Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures invites essay submissions for a special issue addressing mobility in relation to youth texts and culture(s). We welcome essays that consider registers of race, class, gender, and disability. Essays should be between 6,000 and 9,000 words in length and prepared for blind peer-review.

Mobility invites us to think about bodies, identities, and agency from diverse disciplinary and methodological perspectives. Im/mobility can be many things: geographic, physical, ideological, imaginative, temporal, social. What are some of the ways that we might analyze this amorphous—in fact, mobile—topic in light of young people, their texts, and their cultures?

Submissions are requested by: 30 June 2015.

Topics may include:

  • Dancing children
  • Border crossings and home(land) security systems
  • Movement as performance/choreography
  • Narratives of upward/downward mobility
  • Transformations through mobility/mobilizing transformations
  • Mobile audiences and audiences of mobility
  • Movement as affect and affect as “being moved”
  • Planes, trains, and automobiles
  • Immigration and generations
  • Ability and impairment
  • Kinesthetics or kin-aesthetics
  • Mobilizing youth polities
  • Digital movement and mobile communication
  • Play and playgrounds
  • Containment and freedom of movement

Inquiries may be directed to Larissa Wodtke, Managing Editor:

Further information about submission guidelines is available at: