Become a Peer Reviewer!

29 Mar

We are currently reviewing a great batch of some very innovative drafts submitted by student authors for our 2014 issue, which means we are looking for some peer reviewers to help with the review process.

To become a peer reviewer please send an email with the following information to: studentanthropologist@gmail.com 

(1) Research interests: [subfields, thematic and theoretical interests, keywords]
(2) Area of research: [region, specific field sites]
(3) Research experience: [methods, long term v. short term]
(4) Student status: [BA, MA, PHD, department, Uni]

We also recommend that you have a look at this helpful post from Savage Minds on the virtues of peer reviewers.

 

#Anthrostudent – “Visual Tales from the Field” – a call for photographs!

10 Feb

As Anthrostudents many of us make visual documents whilst conducting ethnography in the field. It is a research method that may serve a number of functions: a photograph can be immediate and precise where a written description taken in the field just won’t be sufficient; or photographs and sketches can later serve as visual cues, part of the process of remembering and richly representing the world in our written ethnographic pieces. Many other times, we might take a photo simply because the field throws up something so incredibly beautiful, wondrous or unusual that  we’re inspired to capture it on camera.

Unfortunately, many of the photographs we take are never seen by our peers - the published representations of our fieldsites too often limited only to words, and those visual traces become archived in some folder somewhere, gathering real or virtual dust.

A few months ago, Student Anthropologist Journal started the gallery section of the website to display and highlight some of the interesting, informative and aesthetically appealing pieces we received along with our article submissions. However, we’d like to expand upon that now, and Student Anthropologist Journal is calling for all Anthrostudents, regardless of sub-discipline, to submit one of their favourite photographs taken whilst conducting ethnography in the field.

It can be of whatever subject you want, and it’s visual style and function is up to you - documentary or abstract, informative or aesthetically appealing, self-reflexive or objective - and we would like you to write a small description to accompany the photograph and explain to the viewer what the image is saying and doing. The description can be a few short sentences or a few paragraphs – up to you. (we are also happy to accept illustrations or sketches too!)

We would like to post your photographs online and curate a collection of Anthrostudent field photos in our Gallery. This is an ongoing project, with no specific deadline. For the time being we will post them up onto the “gallery” section of the website at http://studentanthropologist.wordpress.com/ but if we get a large enough response we will construct a separate website to display them all.

Finally as an added incentive, from this collection, the editorial board will choose a favourite photo and place it on the front cover of Student Anthropologist Journal’s 2014 issue release!

Please send all your photos to, with subject heading “Anthrostudent: Visual Tales from the Field” to studentanthropologist@gmail.com . Make sure the photo you submit is of a high resolution and remember to add a written description of what is being represented in the image. Finally at the end of the email, could you please copy and paste this statement:

I, [your name] grant Student Anthropologist Journal permission to display my photograph or illustration, accompanied with written description, on their website. I remain the sole owner of the photograph and, if I wish and for whatever reason, can ask to have the photo withdrawn immediately from the website. I am aware that the photograph will be accessible via this website free of charge and all content is available to be shared or republished, provided that I, the author, am correctly and fully sourced. Finally, I acknowledge that the photograph was either taken in a public venue, or the identifiable persons in the photograph have given permission to have their representation displayed on a publicly accessible website.

And that’s it. Submission doesn’t take much, and it’s a great way to share some of your interesting fieldwork and talent with fellow student peers. Thank you and we’re really looking forward to seeing what contributions we receive from Anthrostudents all over the globe.

NEW Special Issue release ! “African Diaspora Religion”

15 Jan

Student Anthropologist Journal is very pleased to announce a brand new SPECIAL ISSUE!

Check out the contents and download the issue here

“African Diaspora Religion” contains four articles exploring how African diasporic religions are transmitted and introduced to new spaces and places, how the adherents adapt to new environments and how these religious practices and spiritual pathways aid them in that process.

1) Fostering Community Among African Migrant Christians in Massachusetts by Louise Beryl

2) Self, Lwa and Haiti: Adherence Process and ‘Reinvention of the Selfby a Therapeutic Use of Haitian Vodou in Montreal by Hadrien Munier

3) Drumming for the Orisa: (Re)Inventing Yoruba Identity in Oyotunji Village by Colin Townsend

4) Rastafari in Germany: Jamaican Roots and Global–Local Influences by Anastasia Wakengut

Congratulations to guest editor Lisanne Norman and all special issue authors.

Don’t forget our other Special Issue released just a few months ago on fieldwork methods and technologies and our 2013 general issue release

Call for Book Reviews | Student Anthro 2014 Issue | Deadline Extended February 20th

11 Jan

Call for Book Reviews – Student Anthropologist, 2014 issue Deadline: February 20th, 2014

Student Anthropologist is the flagship peer-reviewed journal of the National Association of Student Anthropologists (the largest organization of anthropologist students in the world). It is an annual digital publication. Students from all levels and disciplines are encouraged to contribute.

We are currently seeking submissions for our book review section. Student Anthropologist is interested in three types of book reviews:

  1. Book reviews of current award winning anthropology texts, including those of AAA section award winners;
  2. Book reviews of recently published ethnographies (within the past three years), edited volumes or other texts, which possess particularly useful pedagogical qualities;
  3. Reviews of two or three recently published books (within the past five years) focusing on a particular topic (i.e. well-being, kinship, etc.).

All submissions should be sent to the Book Review Editor at studentanthropologist@gmail.com. The submission should include the manuscript and a cover sheet containing the author’s name, contact information, student status and affiliation.

For further details on Book Review submission guidelines click here –> SAJ_CfBR_Feb 2014

Call for Papers | Student Anthro 2014 Issue | Deadline extended February 21st

11 Jan

Call for Papers – 2014 issue

Deadline: February 21st, 2014

Student Anthropologist is putting out a new Call for Papers for our 2014 volume. February 21st, 2014 is our deadline for submissions.

Our journal seeks scholarly submissions from undergraduate and graduate students worldwide, in particular those emphasizing anthropology’s capacity to shape public issues, social problems, and global realities. These submissions should contain original research.

The two types of submissions accepted include:

1. Scholarly articles: under 6,000 words in length, subject to a peer review process.

2. Commentary submissions: opinion or theory pieces that are the original work of the author. Commentary submissions might include such mediums as written pieces (approx. 2,000 words in length), photo essays (10 photos + 1,000 words of commentary in length) and videos/YouTube© clips (10-minute maximum in duration + 1,000 words of commentary in length).

Student Anthropologist not only aims to publish excellent research but also provide an avenue for professionalization for students to become involved in the journal process.

For further details on submission guidelines click here –> cfp_2014_2

#Anthrostudent Student Anthropologist Journal’s Annual and Special Issue Release!

25 Nov

Dear colleagues,

Student Anthropologist is pleased to announce the release of our annual issue. Please see below for article details. You can also visit our website to read articles: http://studentanthropologist.wordpress.com/2013-student-anthropologist-3-2/
We are also thrilled to release the journal’s first special issue focused on methods. You can also visit our website to read articles:
If you are interested in submitting an article for peer review for our 2014 issue the deadline is December 15. For more details visit our website:

New Book Review Editor

19 Nov

Student Anthropologist is pleased to announce a new Book Review Editor, Zhiying Ma, for the 2013-2015 term. Zhiying looks forward to continuing the journal’s commitment to publishing excellent student commentary on new literature in anthropology, and she is eager to create new opportunities for students to contribute to Student Anthropologist. Zhiying invites interested students to submit their book reviews, and welcomes suggestions for works to be reviewed. All submissions, suggestions, and inquiries should be directed to studentanthropologist@gmail.com.

Update Your Address Books! Please note that our email address has been updated to studentanthropologist@gmail.com.

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