Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2007 10:07 PM
Subject: NAPA Call for AAA Annual meeting papers
Dear Glenn Brown,
The 2007 annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association is to be
held in Washington, DC (November 28-December 2, 2007). The theme of this
year's meeting is "Difference, (In)equality, & Justice." The full
description of this theme is posted on AAA website (http://www.aaanet.org/)
The submission deadline for panels, papers, and posters is March 30th at 5
We encourage NAPA members to submit panels to be considered for Invited
Sessions. If you would like your panel to be considered for Invited Session
status by NAPA, you need to submit your proposals to me at
by Friday, March 2, 2007. Please include the
following materials: the panel abstract, list of participants and their
roles, and abstracts from each presenter who will be giving a paper.
The specific topics that fit within these frames will depend on the
interests of our membership. We strongly encourage the NAPA membership to
submit panels to be considered for this Invited Session on the topics of
cultural diversity. I believe that NAPA members have unique approaches to
these issues through our practice. We have much to contribute!
The NAPA Program Committee will make selections for Invited Session status
on the basis of the strength of the papers and the relevance of the panel to
the overall theme of the meeting. Note: This only applies to Invited Session
proposals; all other paper and panel proposals should be submitted to the
The AAA Committee on Minority Issues in Anthropology has invited NAPA to
create invited sessions in concert with them on issues of cultural
diversity. These sessions will be joined with CMIA's invited sessions to
create a total of two double sessions. The first of their interests is a
session that frames U.S. cultural diversity issues for decision makers and
opinion makers, facilitating public discourse about cultural diversity. The
second is a session 2) A session that focuses on generating materials on
cultural diversity for use in institutional development in colleges and
universities. Please contact Michael Winkelman, Chair of the CMIA, if you
are interested in being part of these sessions: michael.winkelman@...
Here's a list of topics of possible of interest for the NAPA/CMIA double
No Child Left Behind and its effects on minority students
Diversity consulting in education
Health care issues (cultural competence training, lack of funding for
public/community health that affects marginalized minority populations)
Using current anthropological concepts of race in applied contexts (since
general cultural ideas about race differ from the anthropological
understanding of race)
How we frame diversity issues for policy and opinion makers
Environmental justice in applied anthropology
Diversity in terms of who we are as anthropologists -- how ethnicity of the
anthropologist and the target population affects communication and
assessments of the legitimacy of our findings.
How anthropologists from minority groups address issues of their perceived
legitimacy as anthropologists and members of marginalized communities.
Dennis Wiedman, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, DM 336B Florida International
University Miami, Florida 33199 Office Phone: 305-348-2262
Web Page: www.fiu.edu/~wiedmand
President of NAPA: National Association for the Practice of Anthropology, A
Section of the American Anthropological Association.
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