Call for Nominations: The Sam Taylor-Alexander Early Career Researcher Prize for Ethics and Engagement within Anthropology

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.

Business or Public Good? Aotearoa’s Universities at a Crossroads, by Professor Brigitte Bönisch-Brednich

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.

Graduate Stories: Mohseen Riaz Ud Dean, PhD

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.

Graduate Stories: Mona-Lisa Wareka

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.

Call for presentations: Mahi Tahi panel at ASAA/NZ 2019 Breaking Boundaries conference

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.

Position available: Lectureship in Social Anthropology at the University of Waikato

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).

Position available: 3-year, full-time lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Otago

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).

They Are Us: Practices of care in digital environments, after the Christchurch mosque attack

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.

Graduate Stories: Shahed Abu Jwaied

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.

Announcing the 2019 SITES senior student essay competition

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. 

How the Preamble was added to the ASAA/NZ Principles of Professional Responsibility and Ethical Conduct

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.

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.