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Greetings from the SfAA Podcast team! Every year we podcast research sessions from the annual Society for Applied Anthropology conference. All our podcasts since 2007 can be found here.

http://sfaa.net/podcast/index.php/podcasts/

We need your help! Vote for which 17 sessions you would like us to podcast at the 2019 SfAA conference in Portland, Oregon. Survey deadline extended to MONDAY, Jan 7 at MIDNIGHT (CST).

https://tinyurl.com/ydaazl2n
Representation, art, and humor!

The official Facebook group for the Department of Anthropology at the University of Memphis

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AnthroWeek Events 02/16/2022

AnthroWeek Events

Two activities for our expanded Anthro Week today: Hanafuda at 3pm, Aikido at 7pm. RSVP and details at

AnthroWeek Events The students, faculty, and staff of the Department of Anthropology have set aside the week of February 14-18 as a time to connect with and learn from each other. We have four events hosted by students and faculty who want to share their interests and expertise with you. 

AnthroWeek Events 02/14/2022

AnthroWeek Events

Details on ALL FIVE of our AnthroWeek activities: Hanafuda, Piñata Making, Aikido, Potluck Lunch, and SafeZone Training! Check them out--the web page below has links out to RSVP for each activity. Share widely!

AnthroWeek Events The students, faculty, and staff of the Department of Anthropology have set aside the week of February 14-18 as a time to connect with and learn from each other. We have four events hosted by students and faculty who want to share their interests and expertise with you. 

Scholarship for Historically Underrepresented Persons in Anthropology 01/25/2022

Scholarship for Historically Underrepresented Persons in Anthropology

MA students (and potential future students!); check out the new Scholarship for Historically Underrepresented Persons in Anthropology:

Scholarship for Historically Underrepresented Persons in Anthropology The purpose of this award is to encourage members of racialized minorities to complete masters degrees in anthropology, thereby increasing diversity in the discipline and promoting research on issues of concern among historically marginalized populations.

AnthroWeek 01/11/2022

AnthroWeek

Request for Play! We are looking for activities for Anthro Week. In the tradition of anthropology, we are looking to meet you where you are—consider something you love doing that you would like to share with your anthropology colleagues.

AnthroWeek After nearly two years of Pandemic on top of our already hectic lives, many of us are “Zoomed out.” At the same time, we also need ways to connect with one another outside the classroom—without adding just one more thing to the to-do list. In that spirit, we are looking for ways to reinvigorat...

AnthroWeek 12/10/2021

AnthroWeek

Click through for full details on the RFP (Request for Play) for AnthroWeek 2022.

AnthroWeek After nearly two years of Pandemic on top of our already hectic lives, many of us are “Zoomed out.” At the same time, we also need ways to connect with one another outside the classroom—without adding just one more thing to the to-do list. In that spirit, we are looking for ways to reinvigorat...

STS Program » Science and Democracy Lecture Series » News & Events » Alondra Nelson 12/05/2021

STS Program » Science and Democracy Lecture Series » News & Events » Alondra Nelson

A really nice panel discussion at the juncture of policy, science, society, and health.

STS Program » Science and Democracy Lecture Series » News & Events » Alondra Nelson Lecture Description: The lecture will present White House Office of Science and Technology Policy efforts to create a new roadmap for science and society that reflects democratic values, advances equity, and upholds scientific integrity. Deputy Director Alondra Nelson will broach a wide range of top...

The Labor of Fire: Wildlands Firefighting and Incarceration in California - Social Science Matrix 11/10/2021

The Labor of Fire: Wildlands Firefighting and Incarceration in California - Social Science Matrix

Dr. Feldman will be part of a panel discussion this afternoon on "The Labor of Fire." Full details and sign-up information at the link!

The Labor of Fire: Wildlands Firefighting and Incarceration in California - Social Science Matrix Join us on Wednesday, November 10th from 1-2pm Pacific for a panel discussion on how changing wildfires have changed not only how fires are fought, but who fights them. The panel will include Brandon Smith, Co-founder and Chief Director of the Forestry and Fire Recruitment Program (FFRP); Jameson Ka...

Schedule | TEDx Memphis 10/25/2021

Schedule | TEDx Memphis

Do you like TED talks? Check out the upcoming 2021 TEDx Memphis--where Nikia Grayson will be one of the presenters!

Schedule | TEDx Memphis The 2021 TEDx Memphis conference theme is Ctrl+Alt+Dlt, a simple computer function most of us are familiar with. One that helps us reset our desktops and start fresh. What if you could take that same concept, butapply it to ideas? The thoughts we have help direct the course of our lives and TEDx Ct...

10/19/2021

Dr. Nolan Kline will be presenting “Pathogenic Policing in Polarizing Times” on November 11 4:15-5:15pm in the UC River Room (or join by Zoom).

An off-campus outdoor reception will follow at Tracks on their outdoor patio from 5:45-7:00 (vaccination card required).

10/19/2021

Congratulations to Dr. Feldman for successfully collaborating on a Communities of Research Scholars grant: “Convening minds to address youth justice and youth violence in Memphis, TN.” Look for a symposium on youth violence and community collaboration next spring!

09/28/2021

Interested in grad school? Check out the upcoming Graduate School Virtual Information Fair (Next week!)
https://www.memphis.edu/gradschool/gradfair/registration.php

09/03/2021

Congratulations to Dr. Micah Trapp on her chapter: “Grocery Auction Games: Distribution and Value in the Industrialized Food System” in Why Food Matters: Critical Debates in Food Studies. Check out the book link here: https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/why-food-matters-9781350011427

08/19/2021

Congratulations to Dr. Micah Trapp Dr. Micah Trapp on receiving the College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Research Award in Engaged Scholarship!

06/10/2021

Congratulations to our CAB Member and MA Alum Jenessa Spears who was recently elected by the American Anthropological Association membership to fill the Practicing Professional Seat on the AAA Nominations Committee!!! Way to go Jenessa!!!

Opinion: Memphis housing crisis grows as evictions loom 05/31/2021

Opinion: Memphis housing crisis grows as evictions loom

Check out this op-ed from UM Al up m Rachel Stark! https://dailymemphian.com/subscriber/section/opinion/article/22134/opinion-memphis-housing-crisis-continues-to-grow

Opinion: Memphis housing crisis grows as evictions loom Starks: The development of a local funding stream through the Memphis Affordable Housing Trust Fund would create the only flexible, permanent and dedicated fiscal resource for nonprofit developers in the city.

05/31/2021

Congratulations to Paulette Wilkerson for winning the Dean's Outstanding Employee award!

AAA Webinars - Attend Events 05/07/2021

AAA Webinars - Attend Events

Friday, May 21
1 p.m. ET
Price: FREE Members | $10 Nonmembers
Register *Registration closes the day before the webinar at 11:59 p.m ET.

This webinar is FREE for AAA members and students whose departments belong to our Department Services Program (DSP). DSP Chairs/admins are asked to complete a brief form to take advantage of the free registration for their students.
For decades, anthropologists have found employment opportunities outside of the university system. In this conversation, we talk with anthropologists who have made careers in diverse settings and discuss how they made the transition into a non-university career, how their ethnographic training is useful in their job, and what their best advice is for those interested in pursuing a non-university career. A Q&A will follow the conversation.

AAA Webinars - Attend Events The American Anthropological Association provides educational and professional development webinars for the anthropological community.

05/05/2021

Keep up with the department! Check out our latest newsletter online now :)

https://www.memphis.edu/anthropology/news-events/newsletter.php

‎Life with Fire: Exploitation, Transformation and the Paradox of Incarcerated Firefighting with Dr. Lindsey Feldman on Apple Podcasts 04/29/2021

‎Life with Fire: Exploitation, Transformation and the Paradox of Incarcerated Firefighting with Dr. Lindsey Feldman on Apple Podcasts

Dr. Feldman is in the podcastverse! Check out the podcast link, below.

‎Life with Fire: Exploitation, Transformation and the Paradox of Incarcerated Firefighting with Dr. Lindsey Feldman on Apple Podcasts ‎Show Life with Fire, Ep Exploitation, Transformation and the Paradox of Incarcerated Firefighting with Dr. Lindsey Feldman - Apr 28, 2021

04/23/2021

Congratulations to Dr. Katherine Lambert-Pennington for winning a Fulbright award for Spring 2022 in Italy!

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: AAA Town Hall: A Student-Led Town Hall for a More Inclusive AAA. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting. 04/20/2021

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: AAA Town Hall: A Student-Led Town Hall for a More Inclusive AAA. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Students! This one is for you...

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: AAA Town Hall: A Student-Led Town Hall for a More Inclusive AAA. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting. Anthropology students, we want to hear from you! Share your thoughts and ideas about the future of the AAA and meet your student leaders from the AAA Executive Board and the Members Programmatic Advocacy and Advisory Committee (MPAAC). The events of this past year have upended the status quo and bro...

Photos from University of Michigan Museum of Anthropological Archaeology's post 04/16/2021

Photos from University of Michigan Museum of Anthropological Archaeology's post

David Graeber Memorial Lectures 04/10/2021

David Graeber Memorial Lectures

Anthropology and Social Change
David Graeber Memorial Lectures
Introducing the David Graeber Memorial Lecture Series

This Spring inaugurates our Annual David Graeber Memorial Lecture Series, bringing together David’s friends, collaborators, colleagues, and readers across international and disciplinary boundaries.

David saw anarchism as something you do, and not an identity. While ultimately rejecting the label “anarchist Anthropologist,” David nonetheless undertook a body of work in his lifetime that responds in a singular way to the oddities, contradictions, and limitations of bureaucracy and capitalism, often with a focus on those spaces outside capital domination. This can be seen from his early work in Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology (2004), and Lost People: Magic and Legacy of Slavery in Madagascar (2007). But it is in the field where David formed the relationships and friendships for which he is so fondly remembered, blurring the lines between activism and academia. As much at home talking to Charlie Rose on PBS as he was addressing a general assembly at Occupy Wall Street, David became known as the one who popularized the guiding slogan of Occupy, “We are the 99 Percent!”

Through his activist involvement and a series of book length works on historical anthropology, David still consistently managed a dizzying range of speaking engagements, even while becoming an academic-in-exile after a highly political departure from Yale University, followed by a stint at Goldsmiths (2008-2013), and finally a professorship at London School of Economics from 2013 onwards. His later publications delve into historical anthropology along with critiques of bureaucracy and managerialism, in Debt: The First 5000 Years (2015), The Utopia of Rules: on Technology, Stupidity, and Secret Joys of Bureaucracy (2015), and Bu****it Jobs: A Theory (2018). A posthumous collaboration with David Wengrow, The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity is due out in late 2021.

Care and freedom remained at the center of David’s work and thought. He believed that all revolutions are essentially moral transformations. It is in that spirit that we offer these memorial lectures, as a way of remaining in dialogue around ideas that are as much about future society as they are the present moment.

The David Graeber Memorial Lecture Series is a collaborative project of Anthropology and Social Change (CIIS), The Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences (BUAP), The Élisabeth Bruyère School of Social Innovation (St. Paul University), and University of Rojava.

David Graeber Memorial Lecture 2021

Prof. Alpa Shah Photo

**Pre-Register for the 2021 Lecture Here**

May 11th: 11am Memphis time.

A co-presentation of Anthropology and Social Change (CIIS), The Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences (BUAP), The Élisabeth Bruyère School of Social Innovation (St. Paul University), and Rojava University.

Alpa Shah
Democracy by Sortition, Liberal Elections and Communist Revolutionaries

David Graeber Memorial Lectures Anthropology Lectures in Honor of David Graeber 1961-2020

Timeline Photos 04/07/2021

Timeline Photos

RIP
Marshall Sahlins
Dec 27, 1930 – Apr 5, 2021

RIP
Paul Rabinow
Jun 21, 1944 – Apr 6, 2021

From the Margins to the Mainstream: Black and Indigenous Futures in Archaeology 04/06/2021

From the Margins to the Mainstream: Black and Indigenous Futures in Archaeology

From the Wenner-Gren Foundation:

We are excited to announce the next webinar sponsored by the Society of Black Archaeologists, Indigenous Archaeology Collective, Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies, and The Andrew Fiske Memorial Center for Archaeological Research. Join us on April 7, 2021 from 4-6 pm EDT for “Black and Indigenous Futures” by registering here.

The seminar will be moderated by Dr. Ayana Omilade Flewellen (UC Riverside) and panelists include Dr. Mohamed Ali (International University of Africa, Sudan), Dr. Tao Leigh Goffe (Cornell University), Dr. Keolu Fox (Kanaka Maoli; UC San Diego), Dr. Rae Gould (Nipmuc Nation; Brown University), and Dr. Grace L. Dillon (Anishinaabe; Portland State University) .

The webinar will be hosted on Zoom and live-streamed via Vimeo. Live CART captioning will be provided. The event will be recorded and available for later viewing.

This virtual panel discussion is part of a year-long series that features transformational approaches to archaeological storytelling. More information on the event series can be found here: www.sapiens.org/futures.

From the Margins to the Mainstream: Black and Indigenous Futures in Archaeology Inspired by recent Black Lives Matter protests, a new webinar series explores how contemporary activism and social justice are transforming the discipline of archaeology.

Photos from Gender archaeology at Leiden's post 04/05/2021

Photos from Gender archaeology at Leiden's post

Anthropological Theory for the Twenty-First Century 04/05/2021

Anthropological Theory for the Twenty-First Century

New book! Featuring Dr. Brondo and others--check this one out! Congrats, Keri Brondo!

Anthropological Theory for the Twenty-First Century Anthropological Theory for the Twenty-First Century presents a critical approach to the study of anthropological theory for the next generation of aspiring anthropologists. Through a carefully curated selection of readings, this collection reflects the diversity of scholars who have long contributed...

04/05/2021

Upcoming this fall! Exciting course with Dr. Feldman--registration opens soon!

Voluntourism and Multispecies Collaboration | UAPress 04/02/2021

Voluntourism and Multispecies Collaboration | UAPress

New book forthcoming from Dr. Brondo! Congratulations, Keri! https://uapress.arizona.edu/book/voluntourism-and-multispecies-collaboration

Voluntourism and Multispecies Collaboration | UAPress Voluntourism and Multispecies Collaboration…

A history of true civilisation is not one of monuments – David Wengrow | Aeon Ideas 03/25/2021

A history of true civilisation is not one of monuments – David Wengrow | Aeon Ideas

For the archaeologists and historically-minded folks in the crowd, from archaeologist David Wengrow:
https://aeon.co/ideas/a-history-of-true-civilisation-is-not-one-of-monuments

A history of true civilisation is not one of monuments – David Wengrow | Aeon Ideas A true definition of civilisation is about extended moral community, and has little to do with monuments and memorials

Grit, Grind, and Praxis: The Memphis Model of Applying Anthropology 03/25/2021

Grit, Grind, and Praxis: The Memphis Model of Applying Anthropology

New Memphis Anthropology article--Drs. Feldman, Brondo, Hyland, and Maclin: "Grit, Grind, and Praxis: The Memphis Model of Applying Anthropology" in Annals of Practicing Anthropology https://anthrosource.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/napa.12159

Grit, Grind, and Praxis: The Memphis Model of Applying Anthropology Click on the article title to read more.

“Stepping in the Gap to Make Family”: Care Calculation and Grandparent Caregiving in Detroit, Michigan 03/24/2021

“Stepping in the Gap to Make Family”: Care Calculation and Grandparent Caregiving in Detroit, Michigan

Check out Dr. Fayana Richards' newest publication in J of North American Anthropology! Congratulations!!!

“Stepping in the Gap to Make Family”: Care Calculation and Grandparent Caregiving in Detroit, Michigan Scholars have long recognized the role that older Black American women play in providing care for their own grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and even non‐kin, arguing that kinship and caregiving relat...

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: ABA Wisdom Circle Mentoring Session. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting. 03/22/2021

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: ABA Wisdom Circle Mentoring Session. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

From the ABA!: "The Association of Black Anthropologists (ABA) is sponsoring one of our signature in-person events and taking it virtual.
We invite everyone, and encourage you to alert your students to attend this mentoring event geared towards anthropologists at all levels, in and out of the academy!
Particularly those who identify as BIPOC."
Tuesday, March 23 at 11AM EDT/ 8AM PDT.

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcvceGvrz0rH9S8FwMfkmmzaXzd1Ve8QoHR

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: ABA Wisdom Circle Mentoring Session. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting. Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: ABA Wisdom Circle Mentoring Session. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

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