** I am currently seeking columns for March 2013 through May 2013 **
The National Association of Student Anthropologists (NASA), the student section of the American Anthropological Association, is issuing a call for submissions for its Anthropology News column. Advanced undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to contribute. We are always interested in perspectives from students in specialized fields such as dual-degree programs (eg, journalism, law and anthropology), applied anthropology, heritage and museum studies, and folklore.
The National Association of Student Anthropologists was founded in 1985 to address graduate and undergraduate student concerns and to promote the interests and involvement of students as anthropologists-in-training. During the academic year (October though May), NASA publishes a short column in Anthropology News on issues of interest and importance to student anthropologists. Anthropology News (AN) is the world’s most widely distributed anthropological publication.
NASA welcomes submissions for its monthly column in the form of articles, essays, creative writing, teaching material, or reviews. Possible topis include:
- Views on current issues in anthropology (eg, How can or should anthropologists engage with contemporary politics and/or policy-making? What can students of anthropology contribute professional degree programs, private businesses, and non-governmental organizations?)
- Comparative reflections from students who have studied anthropology outside of the United States and at US institutions
- Opinions on the strengths and weaknesses of student training at the undergraduate and graduate levels. (eg, What adjustments might
departments make to better train their undergraduates for graduate school and/or better train their graduate students for field work, teaching, and entering the job market?)
- Insights or advice on the challenges and realities of being an anthropology student (eg, finding a mentor, applying to graduate school, student teaching, grant writing, publishing, conference participation, paper presentations, fieldwork, writing the thesis or dissertation)
- Reviews of recently published books or films (or other media) that address topics of interest to student anthropologists
- New and innovative opportunities for students, such as internships, funding, or training programs (eg, in research methodologies)
If you are interested in contributing, please contact Keri Canada (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com). Submissions should be of general interest to student anthropologists and should not exceed 700 words.
Photographs or other illustrations are encouraged.
The deadline is rolling. We’d also welcome your suggestions on other topics to address in the NASA column.
Keri Canada (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) is the AN contributing editor for NASA.