All posts by Bonnie Richard

CFP – Girls’ Economies: Work & Play Cultures (edited volume)

Call for Papers
Girls’ Economies: Work & Play Cultures

Edited by Miriam Forman-Brunell and Diana Anselmo-Sequeira
foreword by Dr. Eileen Boris

We know more about the history of grownups’ labor than we do about girls’ work, especially in informal domains. We know more about adult women workers than about girlhood employment and work-themed amusements. We know more about girls’ consumption practices than about their production patterns. We know more about childhood and play than we do about how play informs girls’ work skills, sensibilities, and identities as workers. We know more about businessmen and women than about moneymaking girls.
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Art Opening: ‘We are all the same’ Children, War, and Humanity in Northern Uganda

Art exhibit by Liu Scholar and PhD candidate (Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice at UBC) Beth W. Stewart. 

‘We are all the Same’
Children, War, and Humanity in Northern Uganda

Thursday January 15, 2015 @ 5pmLiu Institute for Global Issues, Vancouver, BC.

About Northern Uganda: 

For 20 years, the conflict between the rebel group the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and the Ugandan government forces destroyed the landscape, economy, communities, culture, relationships, and lives. And while the active conflict moved out of Northern Uganda by 2007, the legacy of war lives on in people’s everyday lives even as they actively reconstruct their world. As one frontline justice worker described to me in August 2014, “Our whole society is traumatized.”

About the collection:

Despite this difficult context, I believe that if we look and listen closely and creatively we begin to see impressive acts of resistance and resilience. This belief in human agency despite such dire constraints lies at the heart of each painting in this collection. The collection seeks to challenge our assumptions about war-affected people, and children especially, while also inviting you the viewer to bear witness to their stories and experiences.

Most of the paintings are collaborations with the children participants in the artist’s PhD research project. These are children who were born into the captivity of the LRA.

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Dear ACYIG Members,

This is a reminder that the deadline to self-nominate for the ACYIG Board position of Student Representative is this Thursday, January 15th. Details about the position are re-posted below:

This position is titled, STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE. Whoever serves in this position is charged with liaising with ACYIG graduate and undergraduate student members to communicate ideas, policies, and concerns from students between members and the ACYIG Advisory Board.

ACYIG has conducted open Board appointments whenever possible. The ACYIG Advisory Board is now officially making a call for self-nominations for this position.

Graduate students and undergraduate students currently enrolled in an accredited academic program are eligible to apply. MAs or Ph.D.s who have graduated from an accredited program within one year of the submission deadline for nominations (so, anytime during 2014) are also eligible to apply.

Board appointments are considered to be two-year positions and are encouraged to attend the annual meeting of the AAA and the ACYIG joint conferences during one’s tenure.

All ACYIG Board member duties also include: maintaining official interest group status within AAA; optimizing professional opportunities for members available via AAA; overseeing and growing professional presence within and outside AAA; and organizing the ACYIG conference.

If you would like to be considered for the position of Student Representative on the ACYIG Board, please email one to two paragraphs to Dr. Rachael Stryker at by Thursday, January 15, 2015 stating why you would like to become a Board member and what you feel you can bring to ACYIG.

Please be sure to include your name, title, affiliation (academic or otherwise) and email/phone number so that we can respond to you.

The ACYIG Board will make its decision by Sunday, February 1, 2015, and notify you soon after.

Your duties as an ACYIG Board Member begin on Sunday, February 15, 2015, and your appointment will be confirmed at the ACYIG Business meeting in Long Beach, CA in March, 2015, when you are formally introduced to the membership.

If you have any questions about ACYIG Board member duties or this open Board appointment process, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am very happy to answer them.


Rachael Stryker
Convener, ACYIG

CFP – (De)constructing childhoods in daily life relationships in MENA countries

49th Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA)
 November 21-24, 2015 Denver, Colorado

(De)constructing childhoods in daily life relationships in Middle East and North African countries

Childhood does not occur in a vacuum. Although largely viewed as a period of life isolated from the trials and tribulations of the adult world, childhoods of the modern and contemporary eras are deeply entrenched in complex and ongoing historically important phenomenon, such as colonization, war, and globalization.  Continue reading

CFP and new issue TOC: Anthropology & Aging

Check out the latest issue of Anthropology & Aging!

Published just before the New Year, Anthropology & Aging Vol. 35 No.1 is the first issue completely managed using the OJS digital journal platform. This issue features photographic essays, two extended length articles, and seven book reviews. Continue reading