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CALL for Commentaries and Photo Essays

25 May

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2018

About 
Student Anthropologist is the flagship peer-reviewed journal of the National Association of Student Anthropologists, the largest organization of student anthropologists in the world. It is an annual digital publication. We encourage students from all levels and disciplines to contribute to the journal.

Aim and Scope
We aim to provide students with an opportunity to present their research and voice their perspectives through our annual publication, Student Anthropologist. With each issue we explore new directions in anthropology, allowing student interests to guide our selection of thematic and theoretical avenues of inquiry. We seek a plurality of voices from all subfields and levels within the discipline. Student Anthropologist welcomes not only original research addressing anthropological issues and problems, but also submissions that examine how anthropological skills, ideas, and ethnography can shed light on contemporary social issues. The journal is committed to guiding students through the peer review and revision process to publish innovative and high-quality articles.

Submission Guidelines
We seek scholarly submissions from undergraduate and graduate students worldwide, in particular those emphasizing anthropology’s capacity to inform public issues, social problems, and global realities. These submissions should contain original research or commentary. In accordance with general academic publishing guidelines, articles/photos must not have been previously published elsewhere (in full or in part). However, non-published conference papers adapted to fit our journal’s guidelines may be acceptable. Please disclose if your paper has been or will be part of a conference presentation. We will work with you to see if we can accommodate you, depending on the circumstances.

Any student (in any country in the world) enrolled in a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral program may submit. While this is an anthropology journal, students do not need to be enrolled in an anthropology program.

We will also consider submissions from people who graduated in 2016 or 2017. Your submission should be at least partially based on research or other work you did while enrolled in a college or a university.

We are currently accepting:

  1. Commentaries: opinion, theory, or “think” pieces that are the author’s original work. Length should range from 500-2,000 words. One to five related photos or other graphics that you have the legal rights to (either you took the photo or created the graphic/artwork yourself or can provide written consent from the photographer to us) may be included. Please include any photos/graphics with your written submission.
  2. Photo essays: 10 to 20 compelling photos, ideally from the anthropological field, that tell a story in themselves. However, you can include up to 1,000 words of commentary. Again, you must have the legal rights to any and all images that will be published in Student Anthropologist.

All submissions should include:

  1. A cover sheet (the first page of the document) containing the author’s name, contact information, paper title, student status and affiliation, and any relevant acknowledgments.
  2. A double-spaced manuscript that adheres to The Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition) and includes three keywords. Please save the document with your last name as the document name.
  3. Send your photos/graphics in an email or send a link such as Google Drive that only you and Student Anthropologist can access. (Again, we cannot publish previously published submissions — including photos and commentaries on personal blogs and/or social media.)

All submissions should be sent to the Interim Editor, Stephanie Mojica, at studentanthropologist@gmail.com.

Interested in Peer Reviewing?
In addition to publishing excellent student research, Student Anthropologist also aims to provide students of all levels with professional editorial opportunities. Students act as peer reviewers and editors.

If you would like to peer review or are interested in other journal production opportunities, please contact the Interim Editor, Stephanie Mojica, at studentanthropologist@gmail.com.

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CALL for Book Reviews – 2018

18 Apr

Deadline: Friday, June 1, 2018.

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. 

Aim and scope of journal
We aim to provide students with an opportunity to present their research and voice their perspectives through our annual publication, Student Anthropologist. We seek a plurality of voices from all subfields in each issue. Student Anthropologist welcomes submissions which explore how anthropological skills, ideas, and ethnography can have an impact on contemporary social issues. Student Anthropologist is also committed to guiding students through the peer review and revision process to craft excellent articles.

We are currently seeking submissions for our book review section. The journal accepts volunteered book reviews. Please contact the Book Review Editor (Elizabeth Holdsworth at eholdsworth@albany.edu) with book review suggestions. 

 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 potential authors are encouraged to contact the Book Review Editor before submitting a complete review to make sure that the books in which they are interested have not been reviewed and are appropriate for review

In each review, we request that you offer an overview of the text’s content and thesis. Beyond that, we expect you to provide a critical assessment of the text and to offer substantive and fair commentary on, for example, the quality of the theory, methodology, writing style, innovation, and connection to other published work. Please do refrain from a discussion of the author unless it is critical to the material. As a journal for and by students, Student Anthropologist is also particularly concerned with the pedagogical value of books. We encourage you to comment on the pedagogical qualities of the text. Why is reading this book important for anthropology students? What courses or level of students would benefit from reading it?

When writing your review, we also request that you consider the following guidelines:

  • Book review manuscripts must be 800-1,000 words long. (A multiple book review can be slightly longer, about 1,200-1,400 words.) Book reviews falling far short of or far exceeding this length will be returned to their authors without being examined. 
    • Manuscripts must be in 12-point font, double- spaced, with one-inch margin on all sides. Please save the manuscript as a Word document (.doc file), with your last name as the document name.
    • The submission should include the manuscript and a cover sheet containing the author’s name, contact information, student status and affiliation.
    • Please include publication data for the book at the top of the first page, using punctuation as follows: Title of the Book. Author’s Name. Place of publication: Publisher, date of publication. Number of pages. ISBN.
    • When reviewing an edited volume, do not feel that you must write about or mention every chapter. Instead describe the overall focus of the volume, pick a few significant contributions and discuss those in detail. Review previous publications for examples.
    • Be specific. Avoid vague affirmations or general statements. Instead of saying that the reviewed book is, for example, innovative, explain why it is so.
    • Reviews should not require footnotes. Avoid lengthy quotations and limit references to four-six. In-text references are cited in parentheses, with last name(s), year of publication, and where necessary, page numbers.
    • Manuscripts should follow the 17th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style.

*The editors reserve the right to reject or return for revision any submitted material on the grounds of inappropriate subject matter, quality, length, or nonconformity with the 17th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style.

All submissions and inquiries should be sent to the Book Review Editor at the contact information listed below.

Elizabeth Holdsworth
Student Anthropologist Book Review Editor
University at Albany, State University of New York
Anthropology Department
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222

E-mail: eholdsworth@albany.edu

Deadline: Friday, June 1, 2018.

 

 

 

Call for Papers and Peer Reviewers – 2018

5 Feb

Submission Deadline: March 16, 2018

About 
Student Anthropologist is the flagship peer-reviewed journal of the National Association of Student Anthropologists, the largest organization of student anthropologists in the world. It is an annual digital publication. We encourage students from all levels and disciplines to contribute to the journal.

Aim and Scope
We aim to provide students with an opportunity to present their research and voice their perspectives through our annual publication, Student Anthropologist. With each issue we explore new directions in anthropology, allowing student interests to guide our selection of thematic and theoretical avenues of inquiry. We seek a plurality of voices from all subfields and levels within the discipline. Student Anthropologist welcomes not only original research addressing anthropological issues and problems, but also submissions that examine how anthropological skills, ideas, and ethnography can shed light on contemporary social issues. The journal is committed to guiding students through the peer review and revision process to publish innovative and high-quality articles.

Submission Guidelines
We seek scholarly submissions from undergraduate and graduate students worldwide, in particular those emphasizing anthropology’s capacity to inform public issues, social problems, and global realities. These submissions should contain original research or commentary. In accordance with general academic publishing guidelines, articles must not have been previously published elsewhere (in full or in part). However, non-published conference papers adapted to fit our journal’s guidelines may be acceptable. Please disclose if your paper has been or will be part of a conference presentation. We will work with you to see if we can accommodate you, depending on the circumstances.

Any student (in any country in the world) enrolled in a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral program may submit. While this is an anthropology journal, students do not need to be enrolled in an anthropology program.

We will also consider submissions from people who graduated in 2016 or 2017. Your submission should be at least partially based on research or other work you did while enrolled in a college or a university.

We accept two types of scholarly submissions:

  1. Research Articles: based on the author’s original research; under 6,000 words in length.
  2. Commentary: opinion, theory, or “think” pieces that are the author’s original work. Submissions might include such mediums as written pieces (approximately 2,000 words in length), photo essays (10 photos and 1,000 words of commentary) and videos/YouTube© clips (10-minute maximum in duration and 1,000 words of commentary).

All submissions should include:

  1. A cover sheet (the first page of the document) containing the author’s name, contact information, paper title, student status and affiliation, and any relevant acknowledgments.
  2. A double-spaced manuscript that adheres to The Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition) and does not contain any identifying information about the author (peer review is double-blind). This should also include a 250-word abstract and three keywords. Please save the document with your last name as the document name.

All submissions should be sent to the Interim Editor, Stephanie Mojica, at studentanthropologist@gmail.com.

Interested in Peer Reviewing?
In addition to publishing excellent student research, Student Anthropologist also aims to provide students of all levels with professional editorial opportunities. Students act as peer reviewers and editors.

If you would like to peer review or are interested in other journal production opportunities, please contact the Interim Editor, Stephanie Mojica, at studentanthropologist@gmail.com.

Call for Papers and Peer Reviewers – 2016

17 Jan

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2016

About
Student Anthropologist is the flagship peer-reviewed journal of the National Association of Student Anthropologists, the largest organization of student anthropologists in the world. It is an annual digital publication. We encourage students from all levels and disciplines to contribute to the journal.

Aim and Scope
We aim to provide students with an opportunity to present their research and voice their perspectives through our annual publication, Student Anthropologist. With each issue we explore new directions in anthropology, allowing student interests to guide our selection of thematic and theoretical avenues of inquiry. We seek a plurality of voices from all subfields and levels within the discipline. Student Anthropologist welcomes not only original research addressing anthropological issues and problems but also submissions that examine how anthropological skills, ideas, and ethnography can shed light on contemporary social issues. The journal is committed to guiding students through the peer review and revision process to publish innovative and high-quality articles.

Submission Guidelines
We seek scholarly submissions from undergraduate and graduate students worldwide, in particular those emphasizing anthropology’s capacity to inform public issues, social problems, and global realities. These submissions should contain original research or commentary.

Any student currently enrolled in a BA, MA, or PhD program is welcome to submit original research to be considered for publication. While this is an anthropology journal, students do not need to be enrolled in an anthropology program.

We accept two types of scholarly submissions:

  1. Research Articles: based on the author’s original research; under 6,000 words in length.
  1. Commentary Submissions: opinion, theory, or “think” pieces that are the original work of the author. 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).

All submissions should include:

  1. A cover sheet (the first page of the document) containing the author’s name, contact information, paper title, student status and affiliation, and any relevant acknowledgments.
  1. A double-spaced manuscript that adheres to AAA style guidelines and does not contain any identifying information about the author (peer review is double-blind). This should also include a 250-word abstract and three keywords. Please save the document with your last name as the document name.

All submissions should be sent to the Editor at studentanthropologist@gmail.com.

Interested in Peer Reviewing?
In addition to publishing excellent student research, Student Anthropologist also aims to provide students with professionalization opportunities for students to become involved in the journal. Students act as peer reviewers and editors.

If you would like to peer review or are interested in other journal production opportunities, please contact the Editor at studentanthropologist@gmail.com. In your email be sure to include your name, email, university affiliation and student status, thematic, regional, and theoretical research interests.

Deadline for submissions: March 1, 2016

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Call For Papers: Special Issue on African Diaspora Religion

11 Aug

Call for Papers for Special Issue on African Diaspora Religion:

Submission Deadline September 30, 2012

 

Aims and Scope:

This special issue aims to explore the social, political, and cultural meanings and functions of African diaspora religions. From the beginning of anthropological study, Africana religion has been at the forefront of anthropological inquiry. Africana Religion (African and African diaspora religion, also including those religions influenced by the diversity of African cultural heritage) has provided a space in which anthropologists have been able to explore concepts about kinship (both fictive and non-fictive), ritual, embodiment, identity, transnationalism, diversity, etc. This inquiry has continued up to the present day as African diaspora religions have become transnational and are networks through which ideas about spirituality, community, authenticity, origins, body and space circulate.

In addition, this special issue will examine the latest work on African diaspora religious practice, its contribution to the field of anthropology, and a discussion of its trajectory and where scholars hope to see it go in the future. This edition will discuss and examine the different ways of viewing and analyzing the African diaspora in and through religious practice, and the accompanying complications that occur in social, political, cultural and material life. This special issue will seek to explore how African diaspora religious tradition intersects with and enhances discussions of a wide array of topics such as the environment, globalization, spatialization, urbanization, immigration, etc.

We seek to bring together a diverse range of scholars working on different aspects of African diaspora religion. We will only accept original scholarly submissions from undergraduate and graduate students worldwide. Below are a list of possible areas of inquiry, but please do not feel limited to these questions only.

Possible questions and areas of inquiry include, but are not limited to:

  • The contribution of African diaspora religions to the study of anthropology
  • How do African diaspora religions intersect with music, film, performance, visual arts, media studies, history, philosophy, sociology, gender studies, political science, economics, education, geography, environmental science, legal studies, and public health?
  • How do complex concepts such as “blackness” and “Africanness” inform each other and shape individual and group/community religious identities? And what do they ultimately mean, especially given the temporal and spatial distance from the African continent?
  • How do lived and imagined experiences of religious diasporic spaces differ between individual and group?
  • How do different diaspora communities relate to each other across boundaries of time, space and historical context?
  • How is “Africa” (re)imagined in different ways within these African diasporic religions?

Submission Guidelines

Any student currently enrolled in a BA, MA, or PhD program is welcome to submit original research to be considered for publication. While this is an anthropology journal, students do not need to be enrolled in an anthropology program.

All submissions should be under 6,000 words in length and are subject to a peer review process. All submissions should be sent in a single document as an attachment and saved in Microsoft Office Word (.doc or .docx) or Mac Pages (.pages) format and conform to AAA style (http://www.aaanet.org/publications/style_guide.pdf). Submissions should be double spaced and adhere to the word limits outlined in this CFP. Rarely, we consider longer submissions or those of an irregular nature.

Please remove all identifying information from the manuscript and include a coverpage including name, institution, student status, up to five keywords describing the paper, and an 250 word abstract. Please save the document with your last name in the title.

Send submissions, as well as any questions, to the Special Issue Guest Editor, Lisanne C Norman, at lnorman918@gmail.com.

 

Special Issue Guest Editor Bio: Lisanne C Norman is currently in the fifth year of her PhD at Harvard University. Her research focus is African Americans who practice Yoruba religion from 1959-present. Her work is an analysis of the expansion of this predominantly Afro-Cuba religious community to include the numerous African Americans who converted during the 1960s and 1970s. The work will also analyze the role that African diaspora civil rights and geopolitical movements played in the transmission and adaptation of this religious practice and how that has come to define its current practice. Through participation-observation and semi-structured interviews, Lisanne hopes to understand how global forces have come to shape this transnational religious practice and how emerging African diaspora networks have worked to change the dynamics of religious practice not only for African Americans, but for Afro-Cubans and Nigerian practitioners as well. Lisanne is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

New CFP deadline: July 1

14 May

The deadline for papers and reviewers has now been changed to July 1. We look forward to your submissions!

Call for Special Issue Proposals

26 Apr

Special Issue Proposal Guidelines

Deadline: June 1, 2012

*Those interested in submitting proposals should contact Jessica Hardin, Editor of Student Anthropologist, at nasaejournal@gmail.com.*

Student Anthropologist is seeking Special Issue Proposals for an issue to be produced in 2012.  The Guest Editors’ main editorial task is to manage the peer review of submitted manuscripts and contribute an introductory note/essay. Guest Editors should recommend papers for publication only on the basis of academic merit and subject appropriateness. The Guest Editor will work closely with Jessica Hardin throughout the peer review and production process. All proposals are subject to approval by the journal following a discussion of the proposed Special Issue among the journal’s Editorial Board.

  • A list including names, emails, affiliations, and a short biography (one paragraph) of the Lead Guest Editor and any additional Guest Editors who will manage the Special Issue. Please include CVs.
  • A brief description of the special issue (200-300 words) including a working title, proposed aims and scope, an overview of the Special Issue’s intended focus, and a list of the topics to be covered.
  • A call for papers or a list of contributors with brief bio (50 words or less) and article abstracts (200 words)
  • A proposed timeline and schedule.