Anthropology News

AN Call for Proposals: Peace Corps and Anthropology

The Peace Corps is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2011. At the 2010 AAA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, a strongly supported resolution at the AAA Business Meeting called on the association to congratulate them on this milestone. Many anthropologists were directly involved with the Peace Corps in its design and implementation, and through the years many anthropologists regularly join as volunteers. Anthropology also has benefitted from the Peace Corps, as many of its former volunteers have turned to anthropology after their experiences abroad. Anthropology News invites contributors to help celebrate the relationships between anthropology and the Peace Corps as their 50th anniversary year comes to a close in December. AN seek proposals including—but not limited to—experiences as a Peace Corps volunteer, examination of the relationship between anthropology and the Peace Corps, influence of the Peace Corps on research and careers in anthropology, and coverage of events celebrating the 50th year anniversary.

To participate, email a 300-word abstract and 50–100-word biosketch to AN Managing Editor Amy Goldenberg. We welcome proposals for In Focus commentaries, Teaching Strategies articles, Field Notes pieces, photo essays, news stories and interviews. Proposals for photo essays should also include up to five high resolution photographs (tiff or jpg), each with a caption and credit. Multimedia submissions are encouraged for online publication. Final contributions for print AN will be 1,100–1,300 words in length for commentaries and shorter for other contribution types. More flexible word counts will be available for content published on the new AN website.

Selected authors will be notified of their status in August and full articles will be due October 1.

Proposal deadline: August 1.
Early submissions are encouraged.