We are pleased to announce the 4th Student Saturday on November 17, 2012 at the 111th AAA Annual Meeting in San Francisco!
Student Saturday was developed to encourage anthropology students to attend the AAA annual meetings and provide programming of particular interest to them. This event includes the annual Graduate School Fair in addition to special programs designed specifically for students joining us in San Francisco. Anthropology students may attend Student Saturday at the discounted rate of only $50 for one-day admission. Registration includes access to all regular sessions and special events on Saturday. Special Programming will include:
4th Annual Graduate School Fair from 10am-2pm in the Grand Ballroom
Trivia (with great prizes!) at the Graduate School Fair
Graduate School Fair Reception from 2pm-3pm in the Grand Ballroom
Free coffee, tea, and snacks at the Reception!
Workshop on careers in anthropology conducted by Carol Ellick and Joe Watkins (University of Oklahoma). Ellick and Watkins recently released The Anthropology Graduate's Guide: From Student to Career (Left Coast Press). This workshop will be held from 10am-12pm in Continental 1. Registration is required.
Sessions, workshops, roundtables, poster sessions, and film screenings of particular interest to students
National Association of Student Anthropologists annual Business Meeting from 12:15pm-1:30pm in Golden Gate 8
Note: Students who are registered for meeting sessions during the week are eligible to participate in sessions and events on Saturday. Please click here to access the preliminary program of sessions taking place at the Annual Meeting.
Graduate School Fair
The National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA) will be providing instant mentoring at their booths in the Graduate School Fair.
The Department of Anthropology at Brandeis University offers masters and doctoral degrees in anthropology as well as a joint masters degree in anthropology and women's and gender studies.Our courses cover the discipline's four major subfields: sociocultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, physical anthropology, and the archaeology of complex societies.We have an active and dynamic graduate program. Our students regularly present papers at national and international conferences; we also host student conferences in archaeology and sociocultural anthropology.Graduates from our master's program have a strong rate of success in acceptance to doctoral programs, as well as in obtaining professional opportunities in diverse anthropologically-informed fields such as development, policy, teaching, administration, and research. Our doctoral students have recently earned grants from Fulbright, Fulbright-Hays, National Geographic, NSF, and SSRC.Our graduate program provides intensive training for independent research, with particular emphasis on comparative studies, theoretical grounding and ethnographic and archaeological fieldwork. Departmental strengths include the study of complex societies, comparative methods, economic anthropology and development, gender studies, semiotic systems, global and transnational processes, linguistic anthropology, the emerging cultures of cyberspace, medical anthropology, psychological anthropology, and religion and ritual.
The graduate program in Medical Anthropology at Creighton University offers a Graduate Certificate and Master of Arts in Medical Anthropology. Students select one of the following program paths: the thesis tracks are (1) the Field Research Track and (2) the Library Research Track. The non-thesis track is (3) the Practicum Track, which includes a capstone paper. Full-time students can complete the program in one and a half year. One strength of the program is the collaboration with medical anthropology faculty from the various schools across campus, including the schools in the Health Professions. The program promotes strategies for equitable access to effective health care both domestically and globally. For more information contact Dr. Rodlach, the program director (firstname.lastname@example.org). The deadline for admission application is January.
The MA in Applied Archaeology prepares students to meet state and federal professional requirements, enabling them to work nationwide as applied or professional archaeologists. This is the only degree of its kind offered in Pennsylvania. This program is designed to meet a need for increased training of professional archaeologists employed in the fields of historic preservation, cultural resource management, and heritage planning and tourism.It also prepares students to meet the US Secretary of the Interior's Standards for professional archaeologists upon graduation.Students are trained in current, relevant subjects for professional archaeologists including preservation law, ethics, business, and archaeology; develop writing skills needed to prepare technical reports and publications for the general public; and receive specialized training in technical skills including human osteology, faunal analysis, and geophysical surveys, which are critical to professionals in this field.
The International Institute of Social Studies offers graduate degrees in critical international development studies. Since 1952, it has brought together students and teachers from the Global South and the North in The Hague, Europe's "International City of Peace and Justice", to collaborate on social science research, teaching and public service in the field of international development and cooperation.
The Purdue University Department of Anthropology has both an MS and a PhD program, and offers training in the four subfields of anthropology. We feature a dynamic group of faculty, which has doubled in size in the past seven years, yet we still offer personalized mentoring, camaraderie, and a great sense of community among the faculty and grad students while pursuing excellence in research, learning, and engagement.
The University of Alberta is home to one of the most highly regarded Anthropology graduate programs in Canada, and hosts the Canadian Circumpolar Institute, the Institute for Prairie Archaeology, and the Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology. We aim to locate tuition funding for all entering anthropology graduate students. Our students are eligible for recruitment scholarships, teaching assistantships, Killam Trust Dissertation Fellowships, Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarships, Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships, research and conference travel grants, and grants-in-aid for Northern Scientific Training and for Circumpolar/Boreal Research. For applications for our thesis-based MA and PhD programs, please complete the online portion of the application by January 5, 2012. We are committed to supporting our graduate students through matching to appropriate supervisors, prior to acceptance into the program. To identify prospective supervisors who share your research interests or approach, please visit our Academic Faculty page.
The Ph.D. program in Anthropology at the University of Georgia focuses on ecological and environmental topics to promote cross-pollenation of ideas among the cultural, archaeological, and biological anthropologists within the department, and with scholars in allied fields across campus. The doctoral program was ranked within the top third by the NRC, with a great history of local and international fieldwork, research funding, and post-degree employment success. Students may simultaneously pursue a Ph.D. in anthropology and integrative conservation in the new ICON program that spans anthropology, geography, ecology, and forestry.
Our new PhD Program centers on understanding human society and culture in cross-cultural perspective and their pivotal role in implementing successful environmental policy. The program engages students in a multi-disciplinary framework bridging environmental sciences and policy while focusing on the sociocultural impacts of, and responses to, local and global environmental change. Possible areas of environmental policy and research include:
Global Climate Change
The Department of Anthropology at the University of North Texas offers two master's programs in applied anthropology - an on-campus program and the first and only online program. The on-campus program also offers a dual degree with a master's of public health. Our specialty areas include medical anthropology, migration and border studies, anthropology of education, environmental anthropology, and business, technology and design anthropology.
Anthropology at the University of Victoria engages the discipline's traditional breadth of perspectives and subjects, but does so with a commitment to forging meaningful connections between the traditional subfields of Biological, Cultural, and Archaeological Anthropology through the department's integrative themes: Inequality, Culture, Health; Evolution and Ecology; Indigenous Peoples; and Visual Anthropology and Materiality. These themes inform our teaching and research, which is often practiced within community-based projects. Through these, our MA and PhD students find innovative ways to approach questions of social justice, health, inequality, colonialism, the environment, technology, media and art in geographic contexts spanning the globe and case studies from the last two million years.
The UW- Milwaukee anthropology department maintains an integrative program with specialization in cultural and biological anthropology and archeology. The department also offers a degree in museum studies in conjunction with the Milwaukee Public Museum.
The Department of Anthropology at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan offers four-field anthropology programs leading to the MA and PhD degrees in an urban research setting with a global reach. We have strong research foci in applied, medical, and business anthropology, public archaeology, and the innovative Anthropology of the City initiative.
The Graduate School Fair (GSF) is a great opportunity for students to learn about different graduate programs and network with faculty and staff. Space at the GSF is limited and available ONLY to Department Services Program (DSP) members at no additional cost. If you are a current member of the DSP, you may sign-up for the Graduate School Fair by sending an email to Courtney Dowdall at email@example.com or reach her by phone at (703) 528-1902 ext 1186. If you would like to join our Department Services Program and begin reaping the benefits of membership such as a free display at the Graduate School Fair, DEEP discounts on job ads in the AN and AAA online AND a complimentary booth at the Career Center (onsite job placement service), as well as entry into the Department Chairs Breakfast, a complimentary copy of the AAA AnthroGuide, a department subscription to AnthroNews, please visit: www.aaanet.org/membership/dsp.cfm.
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