Extended CfP: How to Feel About Affect (U of Fl)

23-25 October 2014 at University of Florida

Keynote: Jonathan Flatley (Wayne State University/NYU)

Guest speaker: Sarika Chandra (Wayne State University)

This conference aims to clarify and enrich the turn to affect studies. Part of the difficulty of theorizing affect has been an apparent inaccessibility, which often lead to emphases on the subject’s feelings or autonomic responses. Thus there are uncomfortable spaces between affective criticism on the one hand and concepts of emotion, ideology, material reality, and history on the other. Nevertheless, affect offers interesting new ways of thinking through these categories. Rather than something purely subjective or a kind of repurposing of negative emotions, we think affect demands attention as a kind of (literary) criticism. Put differently, can affect be transformative, as for example when an affective map makes “possible the conversion of a depressive melancholia into a way to be interested in the world” (Flatley)? Continue reading

Robert M. Netting Best Student Paper Prize

The Culture and Agriculture section of the American Anthropological
Association invites anthropology graduate and undergraduate students to
submit papers for the 2014 Robert M. Netting Award. The graduate
and undergraduate winners will receive cash awards of $750 and $250,
respectively, and have the opportunity for a direct consultation with the
editors of our section?s journal, CAFE (Culture, Agriculture, Food
and Environment), toward the goal of revising the paper for publication.
Submissions should draw on relevant literature from any subfield of
Anthropology, and present data from original research related to
livelihoods based on crop, livestock, or fishery production and forestry
and/or management of agricultural and environmental resources. Papers
should be single-authored, limited to a maximum of 7,000 words, including
endnotes, appendices, and references, and should follow American
Anthropologist format style. Papers already published or accepted for publication are not eligible. Only one submission per student is allowed. Submitters need not be members of the American Anthropological Association but they must be enrolled students. (Students graduating in the Spring of 2014 are eligible).

*The submission deadline is August 31st, 2014.*

Post-doctoral Fellowship: Sacred Landscapes and Sustainable Futures in the Himalaya Initiative, India China Institute, The New School

The India China Institute at The New School is seeking an 18 month post-doctoral research fellow for our Sacred Landscapes and Sustainable Futures in the Himalaya Initiative (Sacred Himalaya Initiative). Supported by a grant from the Henry R. Luce Foundation, the Sacred Himalaya Initiative (SHI) is a multi- year research and teaching initiative that will explore the intersection of sacred landscapes, everyday religion and environmental issues within the Himalaya through field-based inquiry and theoretical analysis. This project builds and expands on a prior three-year project with a similar focus in the Himalaya. The salary is competitive based on experience. Comprehensive University benefits package including health and retirement plans, tuition remission.

Visithttp://www.newschool.edu/hr/benefits/ft-faculty-admin-staff. Continue reading

faculty opening at UCSC in the Environmental Studies Department


The position is titled ‘Political Economist of Environmental Change in the Global South’ – in reading the announcement, you will see we are very interested in receiving applications from people with expertise in food systems. The position is open at the Assistant and Associate levels.

Journal of Video Ethnography (JVE): inaugural issue

On September 15 the the Journal of Video Ethnography (JVE) will publish its inaugural issue.  If you would like a FREE subscription to the online, open-access journal, visit the website and sign up for one: http://www.videoethno.com/jveSubscription.html  If you’re interested in becoming a peer reviewer, visit:  http://www.videoethno.com/reviewers.html

CfP: Journal of Industrial Ecology

The Journal of Industrial Ecology is pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue on Linking Local Consumption to Global Impacts.

For the full call for papers, please go to: http://jie.yale.edu/cfp-local-global

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Assistant Professor Position

Assistant Professor, Cultural Anthropology at California State University, Fullerton Division of Anthropology

See JOBS tab above for more information.

Thomas Marchione Prize

The Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition is pleased to announce an endowed award that honors the seminal work Dr. Marchione did on behalf of the poor and undernourished in academics and through his work as a Peace Corps volunteer, at The Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute, The Great Lakes Project on the Economic Crisis and USAID.  Made possible through generous donations of family and friends, this annual award will be given to a student whose work continues and expands Dr. Marchione’s efforts toward food justice, food security and access, and most directly, food as a human right.  Students applying for this award should demonstrate active and productive engagement with food security and food sovereignty issues.  The award can be in recognition of exemplary work already accomplished, in progress, or for proposed research in the field of food as a human right and the social justice aspects of food systems.  It should show concern for the poor and undernourished and a willingness to take an active role in working on behalf of food sovereignty.  Ideally, it would be given to those who are trying to work, in Dr. Marchione’s words, on “the best and more sustainable approaches to fulfill the right to food.”  Given Dr. Marchione’s legacy, preference will be given to proposals from students actively engaged in the central issues that animated his career as a scholar-activist. Continue reading

Seeking articles: SPECTRA: The ASPECT Journal

SPECTRA: The ASPECT Journal hosted at Virginia Tech invites scholarly work in all areas of social, political, ethical, and cultural thought for the Fall 2014 issue.


Note from Chris Cuomo, Ph.D. co-editor of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy

*Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy*, on *Climate Change* co-edited by Nancy Tuana and Chris Cuomo features cutting edge interdisciplinary and philosophical essays on climate justice, ethical solutions and the politics of knowledge.

Generously, the journal’s publisher Wiley-Blackwell has set up an
interactive online forum to highlight the issues and to encourage
discussion of the essays and the crucial topics they raise. Our hope is
that in addition to scholarly discussion, policy-makers, activists, and
others engaged with critical engagement with the realities of climate
change will also feel welcome to participate.
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