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.
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 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).
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.
A message from ASAA/NZ Chairperson, Professor Brigitte Bönisch-Brednich, about the terrorist attack in Christchurch.
Allegra Lab is organising a collective letter to Minister of Science and Higher Education in Poland, Dr Jarosław Gowin, who removed anthropology and ethnography from the list of officially recognised scientific disciplines in Poland in September in 2018.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Environmental anthropologist Dr Trisia Farrelly has has been appointed to a taskforce advising the United Nations Environmental Assembly Expert Group on marine plastic pollution.
In this episode of ‘10 questions with …’ we chat with with Associate Professor Jenny Bryant-Tokalau about her new book Indigenous Pacific Approaches to Climate Change: Pacific Island Countries (2018), which is a companion to Dr Lyn Carter’s recently released book.
In this latest instalment of In this instalment of '10 questions with,' we interview Dr Lyn Carter about her new book Indigenous Pacific Approaches to Climate Change: Aotearoa/New Zealand (2018).
The Special Issue of SITES (Volume 15, No 1), Ethnographic Frontiers: Pushing the Boundaries of Ethnography, edited by Sita Venkateswar and Barbara Andersen, has now been published.
The Sites Editorial Board is delighted to announce that Mika Young, a third year student majoring in Anthropology at the University of Otago, is the winner of the 2018 Sites Senior Student Essay Competition.