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We would like to invite you to participate in a survey aiming to understand the impacts of caregiving on academic career trajectories. We are seeking survey responses from anthropologists in all career phases (e.g. student, post-bachelor, Masters, PhD) and domains (e.g., academic, applied, on leave, retired, working). If you previously began a survey but were unable to complete it at that time, we would especially invite you to do that now: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3038130/Academic-Care-Work.
The Carework in the Academy Initiative met at the 2015 & 2016 AAAs with concerns and questions about how career trajectories are impacted by policies and practices that affect us as caregivers of children, parents, partners, and other special people in our lives. You will have the opportunity to opt-in to share your responses on our website, where we currently share best practices and resources related to caregiving in academia across institutions as they relate to advancement barriers and strategies for negotiating with institutions.
The survey can take as little as 10-15 minutes, or longer depending on the length of descriptive responses you choose to share about your caregiving and work-life experiences. If you can’t finish the survey in one sitting, you can return to it later to complete it.
The Academic Carework & Carework in the Academy Initiative
Jill Fleuriet, Rebecca Galemba, Nikky Greer & Sallie Han
Follow this link to the survey site: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3038130/Academic-Care-Work
Check out our website here: https://academiccarework.wordpress.com
The Bishir Prize is awarded annually to the scholarly article from a juried North American publication that has made the most significant contribution to the study of vernacular architecture and cultural landscapes. Work published as a chapter in a book is eligible along with journal articles. Nominations should be based on primary research, break significant new ground in interpretation or methodology, and contribute to the intellectual vitality of vernacular studies. Entries may come from any discipline concerned with investigating vernacular architecture/landscape. Nominated pieces must bear the publication imprint of 2016 or 2017.
Deadline for submission is 1 February 2018. Send an electronic copy of the work to the prize committee: Elizabeth Collins Cromley ([email protected]), Joseph Sciorra ([email protected]), and Richard Longstreth, chair ([email protected]). Please provide the author’s contact information along with your own. Note that the committee automatically considered all refereed articles appearing in the VAF’s journal, Buildings + Landscapes.
The prize winner and nominator will be notified in early March. The award will be presented at the Vernacular Architecture Forum annual meeting in early May, 2018.