ACYIG Invited Session at AAA Annual Meeting: Apply Now!

The deadline for submitting proposals for the 115th AAA Annual Meeting is coming soon. The meeting will be held November 16-20, in Minneapolis, MN.

This year, ACYIG may INVITE one session. This session will receive the “Invited by ACYIG” tagline in the AAA program.

We are now soliciting proposed sessions for ACYIG invited status.

For consideration, please submit your session proposal to both Heather Rae-Espinoza and Jaymelee Kim ( and by Wednesday, April 1, 2015.

Session proposals must include the following information:

  • Session title
  • Name, affiliation, and email of Session Organizer
  • Session abstract (no more than 500 words)
  • Names, affiliations, emails, and paper titles for all session members
  • Name(s) and affiliation(s) of discussant(s), if applicable
  • Decisions will be made by Wednesday, April 8th.

The AAA’s call for papers follows: 

The 115th Annual Meeting theme, ‘Evidence, Accident, Discovery’, raises issues central to debates within both anthropology and politics in a neoliberal, climate-changing, social media-networked era: What counts as evidence? What does evidence count for? What are the underlying causes and foreseeability of violence and catastrophes? How is misfortune interpreted, and causality, attributed in cases of humanly-preventable harm? And in the give and take of relationships on which anthropological evidence typically depends, Who gets to claim that they discovered something? We welcome proposals that debate these and other questions stimulated by the conference theme, in the opportunity that our annual meeting provides for “big tent” debate.

Scholarships & Funding Available for Masters in Child Studies

The University of Edinburgh has a range of internal studentships on offer for 2016-17, with a deadline of 1st April 2016. These studentships range from Edinburgh Global Master’s Scholarships, open to all overseas applicants, to Scholarships targeted on certain geographical areas or circumstances – e.g. Brazil, Chile, India, Syria, Tanzania, and the USA. More information on these awards can be found at

The MSc in Childhood Studies at the University of Edinburgh is an intensive, interdisciplinary postgraduate degree providing advanced understandings of childhood and children’s rights, policy and research. The degree is a proven route for those who want to work in local, national or international policy, with children and young people directly, and to take up research and participation positions specialising in working with children and young people. It is recognised as the first year of research training for those who want to go onto a PhD.

More information on the degree is available at:

Informal inquiries from those interested in the degree are welcome –  Contact Kay Tisdall:

CFP – Youth Matters: Moving from the Margins

Newcastle University, UK. June 8-9

The conference will facilitate an interdisciplinary conversation on youth by bringing together scholars from multiple fields researching young people’s lives and experiences of the social world. Continue reading CFP – Youth Matters: Moving from the Margins

CfP AAA 2016: Disordered Work and the Late Liberal Household

From the Uber driver, to the Etsy-preneur, to the unpaid intern, an array of emerging labor forms are stretching and puncturing our analytic categories of work. Variably termed “contingent,” “Post-Fordist,” or “precarious,” such forms of work have disordered conceptions of employment in varied cultural contexts. Continue reading CfP AAA 2016: Disordered Work and the Late Liberal Household

Neos highlights—Transformers and Peacocks

The complexities of researching young children in their spaces can leave researchers reflecting on how they handle in vivo dilemmas. In “Transformers and Peacocks: Traversing the fine line of being an ‘unobtrusive observer,’” Anne Karabon explores the role of a social scientist in young children’s space in the attempt to understand while researching experiences. Continue reading Neos highlights—Transformers and Peacocks

AAA 2016 CFP – Pick a Number: Intersections of Age and Bureaucracy

You are invited to submit an abstract to this panel, focusing on the significance of age and aging in bureaucratic settings. Abstracts are limited to 250 words, and are due to or by Wed, March 23rd. We look forward to hearing from you! Continue reading AAA 2016 CFP – Pick a Number: Intersections of Age and Bureaucracy

New Website – Childhood@UCL

Childhood @UCL: Researching and teaching the politics of childrenunnamed-5 and childhood at University College London (UCL)
The site has a rich, and growing, collection of video resources and blog postings from academic staff and students involved in the study of childhood at UCL.
Continue reading New Website – Childhood@UCL

Child Protection or Security Agendas? NGOs address the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Lebanon

by Estella Carpi and Chiara Diana

In the wake of the massive influx of refugees from Syria to Lebanon (2011-2014), some international NGOs have intervened in specific regions of Lebanon to prevent Lebanese and Syrian youth from “radicalizing” themselves and joining armed groups. Continue reading Child Protection or Security Agendas? NGOs address the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Lebanon