Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship on the topic ‘Accessing Assisted Reproduction: Social Infertility and Family Formation.’ Applications are due 1 February 2019.
In this instalment of ‘10 questions with’ we chat with Dr Tanisha Jowsey about her recently released documentary, Prepared to Care (2018).
Professor Carole McGranahan (University of Colorado) will give a keynote lecture entitled “Anthropology as Theoretical Storytelling” as part of the ASAA/NZ 2018 Conference. The lecture will be at 3:30pm on Thursday 6 December at Massey University’s Wellington campus.
Composer-performer Rob Thorne, M.A, (Ngāti Tumutumu) will give a sonic performance as part of the ASAA/NZ 2018 Conference. Entitled “Improvisation as the Fundamental Phenomenon of Life,” the performance will be at 10am on Thursday 6 December at Massey University’s Wellington campus.
Mahi Tahi ki Pōneke invites Māori and indigenous students of Anthropology to join a collaborative installation responding to Whaea Lily George’s call to ‘stir up the silences’ (2017) surrounding Māori and Anthropology, and decolonisation. The installation, made by Māori and indigenous students of anthropology, will be showcased at the ASAA/NZ conference on 6-7 December 2018.
What is the experience of an improvised life for an anthropologist? What does it mean to live in the between? Join Ruth Gibbons for a workshop exploring the improvised lives of anthropologists at our forthcoming ASAA/NZ 2018 conference.
Congratulations to five graduate students who have received Kākano Fund Awards in the second round for 2018.
Associate Professor Sharyn Graham Davies, together with Associate Professor Rhonda Shaw and Dr Elizabeth Kerekere, have been awarded a full Marsden grant for their project, Accessing Assisted Reproduction: Social Infertility and Family Formation.
Dr Fraser Macdonald is one of the 2018 recipients of a prestigious Marsden Fast-Start Award. His project, Melanesia Burning: The Explosion of Pentecostalism in the Western Pacific, aims to unfold the untold story of the explosion of Pentecostalism in Melanesia in the 1970s.
In this instalment of ‘10 questions with’ we chat with Dr Susan Wardell about her recently published book, Living in the Tension: Care, Selfhood, and Wellbeing Among Faith-based Youth Workers (2018, Carolina Academic Press).
ASAA/NZ is hosting a Post Graduate Event at this year’s conference. It will be a great opportunity for anthropology post grad students to get together, socialise, and have an informal and relaxed discussion with our keynote speaker, Carole McGranahan.
Associate Professor Jacqui Leckie will give the JD Stout Annual Lecture on the topic ‘“Insanity” in a Sea of Islands: Mobility and Mental Health’ on 14 November 2018.
Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Social and Cultural Studies and the Ethnography Commons are pleased to host a Special Conversation with Professor Richa Nagar, entitled ‘From Playing with Fire to Hungry Translations: Seeking justice through radical vulnerability.’ Prof Nagar has provided two readings to frame the conversation and space is limited, so RSVP to Eli Elinoff.
All are welcome to join Feral: A Nearly Carbon-Neutral Conference, a free online conference examining the concept of the ‘feral’ through the lenses of political ecology and ecocriticism.
Stirring Up Silence: Mahi Tahi is an interactive presentation that will be held at the ASAA/NZ Conference on 6-7 December 2018. This is open to all who wish to engage with Māori student perspectives and experiences of anthropology. It will centre Māori student voices and hopes to generate a broad conversation within anthropology in Aotearoa.
Come and hear graduate researchers from Victoria University of Wellington’s Cultural Anthropology Programme Jade Gifford (Ngāti Kahungunu ki te Wairoa and Ngāi Tuhoe) and Josh Connolly speak about their research. Jade will talk about the history of Māori and Anthropology in Aotearoa, while Josh will discuss findings from his research into sport, identity, and culture in the lives of Samoan-New Zealanders.
The Society of Medical Anthropology in Aotearoa (SOMAA) Symposium will be held in the Wood Seminar Room (OK 406) at Victoria University of Wellington’s Kelburn Campus on 5 December 2018.
Environmental anthropologist Dr Trisia Farrelly has has been appointed to a taskforce advising the United Nations Environmental Assembly Expert Group on marine plastic pollution.
The latest instalment of Graduate Stories features Evelyn Walford-Bourke, who is studying towards a MA in Cultural Anthropology at Te Whare Wānanga o Te Ūpoko o Te Ika a Māui (Victoria University of Wellington).
If you’re in Auckland or Wellington on Thursday 4 October, check out these two anthropology seminars. In Auckland, Alex Pavlotski will give a seminar on “Neuroanthropology of parkour: Adaptation, stress, and the city. In Wellington, Dr Caroline Bennett will give a seminar entitled “Stories-so-far: the meanings in space at Cambodian mass grave memorials.” All welcome!