Announcements

Opportunities for graduate and field schools, jobs, internships, fellowships, campus events and more. Most of the programs listed here have contacted the SOAN Department at Carleton specifically seeking participation from Carleton Sociology & Anthropology students.

  • Field Notes: A Journal of Collegiate Anthropology, the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee’s anthropological journal, is now accepting submissions for our seventh volume, to be published in the spring. The preliminary deadline for early editorial feedback is December 1, 2014. The final deadline is January 15, 2015.

    If you have been working on original anthropological research and are interested in gaining experience in publishing a paper, Field Notes is an ideal opportunity to receive serious peer review and to publish in a journal recognized by the Library of Congress. We accept submissions from undergraduates and graduates from all disciplines, but all papers should address anthropological questions.

  • Sitting at the crossroads between Europe and Asia, Transylvania (Romania) plays a fundamental role in the development of the European world. By its geographic location, it is situated on the main communication and technological axes in and out of Europe and, as a result, became a very dynamic zone of culture synthesis. At the same time, not only it has the largest salt concentration in Eastern and Southeastern Europe, but it also provides easy access to massive deposits of copper, tin, iron, gold and coal. Since the earliest moments of tribal and then state formation and development, Transylvania has been at the core of all power struggles in Eastern-Southeastern Europe.

    Programs invite students and volunteers to explore, excavate and experience the genesis of European culture from the Iron Age to the Late Middle Ages. During the 2015 field season, we will continue our focus on the archaeology of “creolization”, looking at the way colonization is in fact a dynamic process that affects and changes both the so called “core” and “periphery” actors. Concurrently, both our archaeology and bioarchaeology programs are addressing how global events are expressed at the local level and examine processes of transition in liminal spaces.

    All projects are designed as intensive hands-on field experience programs and, as such, are open for both credit student and non-credit participants.

  • The Program

    Established in 1981, the Presidential Internship Program at The American University in Cairo (AUC) provides recent university graduates the opportunity to spend an academic year working at the highest levels of an international university, learn Arabic, and experience life in Cairo.

    Working at AUC

    Interns work full-time in one of seven university offices, such as the Office of the President and Office of Communications, which provide opportunities for professional development, mentoring, and substantive work. At the Research Institute for a Sustainable Environment, I recently returned from conducting fieldwork for agricultural and community development projects in desert oasis communities.

    Benefits

    Program benefits include a monthly living stipend, faculty housing, private Arabic tutoring, subsidized trips around Cairo and Egypt, and more.

    Applying

    We have traditionally accepted a diverse array of students, including those with no background in Arabic or Middle Eastern Studies. Interested students should view the attached brochure and visit our website for more information on the program and how to apply. They can also visit our Facebook page and blog. The application is due January 15, 2015.  Contact interns@aucegypt.edu with any questions.

  • Weitz Fellows Program

    October 20, 2014

    The Weitz Fellows Program will provide one-year jobs for seven Carleton 2015 grads at seven nonprofit organizations in Omaha and Lincoln, NE.  Positions are paid, include benefits and funding for professional development, and will provide exposure to all aspects of the organization.  This is an unmatched opportunity for anyone interested in beginning a career in arts management, non-profit management, or social change.

    Info session: Tuesday, Oct. 28, noon-1:00, Weitz Center for Creativity, room 236

     Participating Organizations:

     Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest

    Nebraska Appleseed is an advocacy organization working for justice and opportunity in Nebraska via legal, policy, and civic engagement work.  They focus on economic justice, healthcare access, child welfare, immigrants and communities.  Fellows will participate in creating active legislation alongside a staff of attorneys, policy specialists, and community organizers.

    Planned Parenthood of the Heartland

    Planned Parenthood of the Heartland provides comprehensive sexuality education and advocacy, as well as reproductive healthcare.  The fellow will provide exposure and project management experience in development, advocacy and organizing, education, and health services.

    OpenSky Policy Institute

    OpenSky Policy Institute focuses on policy related to budget and taxation, particularly as pertains to low and middle-income families.  They work closely with the legislature and governor’s office.  The primary audience is lawmakers and media, and the work is bipartisan with a focus on data.  The fellow will conduct research and analysis on state budget and tax policies, produce reports for policy makers, and develop expertise in policy areas.

    University of Nebraska, Omaha Service Learning Academy

    The Service Learning Academy is an office within University that supports university faculty and students, P-12 teachers and students, and community partners in the development and implementation of quality service learning courses and projects. Work will involve collaborating with partners and projects, assisting with program administration and management, as well as analyzing data on impact.

    Women’s Fund of Omaha

    Women’s Fund of Omaha focuses on research, grants, and advocacy around issues facing women and girls in their communities.  They provide grant funding to service providers, advocate for policy change, and influence dynamic change within the community.  Fellow will assist with research, policy development, communications, and donor and volunteer relations.  Research areas include: economic conditions, domestic violence, and challenges facing girls.

    Opera Omaha

    Opera Omaha is internationally known for its productions of eight world premieres and four American premieres of classical masterpieces, and is highly regarded regionally for an extensive education and outreach program that annually reaches thousands from elementary school through adulthood.  Fellow will work with all areas of arts management, with rotations in marketing, fundraising, production, and community engagement.  Fellow will also gain exposure to rehearsal and mounting of a new opera production.

    Joslyn Art Museum

    The Joslyn Art Museum features European and American collections, and is renowned for its collection of art of the American West.  Fellow will work closely with staff on projects related to the Museum's permanent collection, its temporary exhibitions, and its public programs, and will have the opportunity to participate in all phases of museum operations, including curatorial, collections, protection, education, retail services, outreach, development and marketing.

  • The Midwest Sociological Society offers TWO OPPORTUNITIES for sociology students:

    1. Student paper competition for undergrad and grad students - deadline Jan. 11, 2015.
    2. Research poster session for undergrad students - deadline Jan. 18, 2015. 

    In the paper competition-

    Graduate and undergraduate papers are judged in separate divisions with prizes in each division. Prizes include a waiver of the annual meeting registration fee.  

    In the undergrad research poster session -

    Undergrad students present their posters at the MSS Annual Meeting. 

    Who may enter the paper competition and poster sessions:

    • The paper competition is open to grad and undergrad student members of MSS.
    • The undergrad poster session is open to undergrad student members of MSS.  

    Students may join MSS for only $23, or $55 for a three-year membership.

    Membership benefits include the opportunity to register for the MSS annual meeting at a reduced rate; and subscriptions to all MSS publications.

    To join MSS, go to the MEMBERSHIP page at the MSS website.   

    To VIEW the requirements for the student paper competition AND the undergrad poster session, go to the students' page at the MSS website. 

    Or - DOWNLOAD one-page posters here:  

     

    Questions?  Email the MSS Exec Office.

     

  • Registration and call for papers for the Central States Anthropological Society Meetings in St. Paul at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Kellogg Boulevard from April 9-12 are now open. Students in particular are encouraged to submit papers and panel proposals. Please see the notice below. This conference is a wonderful opportunity to present work in an intimate setting.

  • The University of Sussex is thrilled to announce that we are now accepting applications for a new degree programme (for 2015-2016):

    MA in the Social Anthropology of the Global Economy (MA SAGE)
    The anthropological study of economic life is one of the most dynamic and fast-growing areas of the discipline. On our one-year MA, students learn how to analyse and explain the complex relationship between local realities and global processes of economic transformation.


    Based in the interdisciplinary School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex in Brighton, England, students will join a vibrant community of faculty and students at one of the United Kingdom's leading Anthropology departments.
    Learn more: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/anthropology/pgstudy
    Direct link to online prospectus:
    http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/2015/taught/1651/32243#course

    The course is co-convened by Dr Rebecca Prentice (r.j.prentice@sussex.ac.uk) and Dr Dinah Rajak (d.r.rajak@sussex.ac.uk), who are very happy to be contacted for more information.

  • Faculty and students are invited to attend the Sociologists of Minnesota's Fall Annual Conference which is being hosted at Inver Hills Community College on October 9 and 10, 2014.  If you are interested in attending, please email the pre-registration form to Sheila Lindstrom as soon as possible.  If you have any further
    questions about attending this conference, please feel free to contact me by email at
    vknicke@inverhills.edu or by phone at 651-450-3745.

  • Online Tutor Job Opportunity

    September 30, 2014

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    Signing up is easy and takes less than 10 minutes! Just visit http://instaedu.com/become-a-tutor and follow a few quick steps. If you have any questions about tutoring with InstaEDU, please email sophie@instaedu.com

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  • Faculty and students are cordially invited to attend Viterbo University’s 12th Annual Seven Rivers Undergraduate Research Symposium on Friday, November 14, 2014 in La Crosse, WI.  This symposium showcases the research and creative works of over 200 undergraduate students from a variety of disciplines and a variety of institutions. All interested students and faculty on your campus are encouraged to participate.

    While there is no fee associated with participation, all attendees and presenters MUST register via the link below.

    We encourage the following groups to participate:

    as presenters:

    • students who have completed research/creative works on or off-campus.
    • students who have completed rigorous scholarly work as part of a course.

    as attendees:

    • students who may be interested in engaging in research in the future (presenting is not a prerequisite for attendance).

    The symposium will run from 10am to 4:30pm (check-in occurs from 9-10am) and includes a keynote address; lunch (provided); and oral, poster, and creative works presentations by students from the tri-state area. 

    DEADLINE TO REGISTER & SUBMIT ABSTRACTS: Friday, October 31, 2014

    The online registration & abstract submission form as well as additional information about the event can be found online at http://www.viterbo.edu/sevenrivers/