We are pleased to announce the call for nominations for the inaugural Sam Taylor-Alexander Early Career Researcher Prize for Ethics and Engagement within Anthropology. Applications are due by Monday 28 October 2019.
In this guest blog post, Professor Brigitte Bönisch-Brednich considers how universities in Aotearoa became positioned as economic players in the contested market of the global knowledge economy, and asks how we might reimagine our universities in ways that deepen democracy and embrace academic values.
Applications are now open for the second round of Kākano Fund awards for 2019. Applications are due on 31 October 2019.
This instalment of our Graduate Stories features Dr Mohseen Riaz Ud Dean, who was recently awarded a doctorate in Anthropology from Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato (University of Waikato). His thesis, Smallholder Sugarcane Growers, Indigenous Technical Knowledge, and the Sugar Industry Crisis in Fiji, was supervised by Dr Keith Barber, Dr Fiona McCormack and Dr Fraser Macdonald.
This instalment of Graduate Stories features Mona-Lisa Wareka, Masters student at Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato, who is working on a thesis entitled “Te Ao Māori in environmental relations and conservation through an ethic of kaitiaki” under the supervision of Dr Fiona McCormack.
Graduate students in anthropology are invited to participate in the Mahi Tahi panel of the ASAA/NZ Breaking Boundaries Conference ki Whāingaroa (Raglan) in November 2019. Abstract are due on 6 September 2019.
Abstracts for the 2019 Breaking Boundaries ASAA/NZ conference in Whāingaroa (Raglan, Waikato) are due Friday 6 September.
The Special Issue of SITES (Volume 16, No 1), Christianity and Development in the Pacific, guest edited by Philip Fountain and Geoff Troughton, has now been published.
Applications are invited for a Lectureship in Social Anthropology at the University of Waikato. The preference is for a candidate who has conducted ethnographic research in the Pacific, inclusive of Aotearoa, and with expertise in one or more of the following areas: ethnicity and identity; medical anthropology; the ethnography of science and technology; art, aesthetics and performance. Applications close on 19 July 2019 (NZ time).
Applications are invited for a 3 year, full-time Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Otago, available from 1 February 2020. We are especially interested in hearing from applicants who specialise in environmental anthropology, sounded or visual anthropology or Indigenous anthropology. Applications close on Sunday 14 July 2019 (NZ time).
SOMAA, the Society of Medical Anthropology in Aotearoa, is now calling for submissions for its 2019 hui. SOMAA2019 will be held on 28 November in Whāingaroa (Raglan), Waikato, New Zealand.
Dr Susan Wardell, a medical anthropologist at the University of Otago, is conducting research into practices of care following the white supremacist terrorist attack at two Christchurch mosques earlier this year.
This instalment of Graduate Stories features Shahed Abu Jwaied, CEO of Integrate Women International and currently completing her Masters of Human Rights at Te Wānanga Aronui o Tāmaki Makau Rau (Auckland University of Technology) under the supervision of Dr Jane Verbitzky.
SITES: A journal of social anthropology and cultural studies invites submissions for the annual senior student essay competition. The winning essay will be featured in the Annual General issue published in November of each year. Essays must be submitted by the deadline of 1 July, 2019.
ASAA/NZ’s Principles of Professional Responsibility and Ethical Conduct begins with a Preamble affirming our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Aotearoa New Zealand’s founding document. As far as we know, our anthropological association is unique in beginning its code of ethics with such a commitment. ASAA/NZ Ethics Committee Chair Dr Jeff Sluka relates the story of how the Preamble was added to the ASAA/NZ Principles of Professional Responsibility and Ethical Conduct.
Welcome to our new series, Teaching Anthropologically. This series reflects on the relationship between learning, teaching, and anthropology. The series acknowledges that learning and teaching about anthropology takes place in a diverse range of settings, not just in a secondary or tertiary environment. We are delighted to launch Teaching Anthropologically with this timely piece by Dr Susan Wardell.
Applications for the first round of Kākano Fund awards are now open. The deadline for receipt of all materials is May 31, 2019.
Our first instalment of Graduate Stories for 2019 features Jacinta Forde, PhD researcher at Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato (University of Waikato). Jacinta’s PhD thesis is entitled Ngā Taonga Toheroa: The significance and management of toheroa in the Māori world.
The call for papers for the 2019 ASAA/NZ Conference, ‘Breaking Boundaries,’ is now open. The conference will be held from 28-30 November 2019 at Whāingaroa (Raglan), Waikato, New Zealand. Panel proposals are due by 2 August 2019. Paper proposals are due by 6 September 2019.
A message from ASAA/NZ Chairperson, Professor Brigitte Bönisch-Brednich, about the terrorist attack in Christchurch.