The Responsible Teacher: thoughts on emotion, trauma, and safety in the anthropology classroom - by Susan Wardell

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.

Graduate Stories: Jacinta Forde

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.

CFP: IUAES 2019 Inter-Congress "World Solidarities”, to be held in Poland in August 2019

The call for proposals for IUAES 2019 Inter-Congress “World Solidarities” is now open. Hosted by the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES), the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland) and the Polish Ethnological Society, IUAES 2019 will take place on 27-31 August 2019 in Poznań, Poland.

Kākano Fund Donations

The Kākano Fund supports graduate students studying for degrees in Social or Cultural Anthropology at New Zealand universities. The Fund currently gives more to Social or Cultural Anthropology graduate students than it receives in income. Your donation will help ensure the sustainability of this fund.

2018 winners of the Dr Cyril Timo Schäfer Memorial Graduate Student Conference Presentation Awards

A number of graduate students gave high quality presentations at the 2018 ASAA/NZ ‘Improvising Lives’ conference held in Wellington earlier this month. ASAA/NZ is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the Dr Cyril Timo Schäfer Memorial Graduate Student Conference Presentation Awards.

ASAA/NZ 2018 Conference Keynote: Anthropology as Theoretical Storytelling

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.

ASAA/NZ 2018 Conference: Improvisation as the Fundamental Phenomenon of Life

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.

ASAA/NZ 2018 conference: An invitation for Māori and indigenous students of Anthropology

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.

Marsden success for Associate Professor Sharyn Graham Davies

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.

Marsden success for Dr Fraser Macdonald

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.

10 questions with ... Susan Wardell

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).