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

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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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Feminist Studies Dept of Santa Cruz Seeking: tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Feminist Science Studies

The Feminist Studies Department at University of California at Santa Cruz seeks to make an appointment for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Feminist Science Studies.
Review of applications will begin on November 3, 2014. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete, and letters of recommendation received, by this date.
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August 18th: “How to Interview a Plant” Presented by the Multispecies Salon

When: Monday August 18th, 2014 / Tuesday August 19th for Australian

Where: CUNY Graduate Center, Science Studies Suite, Room 5307, 365 Fifth
Ave, New York, NY

Join this event via live webcast: Google Hangouts (Monday August 18th:
Austin 6pm, New York 7pm & Canberra/Sydney 9am on Tuesday August 19th)

Speakers: John Hartigan (University of Texas at Austin), Erica Seccombe
(Australian National University) & Eben Kirksey (UNSW)


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Job opportunity for Social Scientis at CIP

The International Potato Center (CIP) seeks an experienced social scientist, knowledgeable in the analysis of gender in agricultural development contexts, to coordinate implementation of the Gender Strategy of the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas for Food Security and Income (RTB).

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