Culture & Agriculture

a section of the American Anthropological Association

Month: June 2014 (Page 1 of 2)

Lecturer position open in climate change and food security

We are advertising for a lecturer in climate change and food security in the Sustainability Research Institute, University of Leeds.

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Post-doctoral fellowships

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, one of Asia’s top universities, is hiring a number of post-doctoral fellows in various disciplines. At least one will be hired in the Environmental Sustainability Research Cluster.

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Call for Abstracts

This conference is appropriate for anyone working at the various intersections of rural health, policy and/or agriculture, especially in the U.S. We are pleased to announce a call for abstracts for “Transforming Safety and Health in the Heartland”, a joint conference combining the Iowa Rural Health Association (IRHA) Fall Meeting and the 13th Annual Midwest Rural Agricultural Safety and Health Conference (MRASH).  The conference will be held at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny, Iowa on November 19-20, 2014.

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Zora Neale Hurston Award

The AFA will award 3 grants of $500 each for travel to the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) in Washington, D.C. These awards honor the pioneering work of African-American anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston. Eligibility is restricted to students and recent PhDs from underrepresented groups, working in feminist anthropology.

Deadline: August 1st

For more information visit our Scholarships & Grant page at:
or contact
Dr. Chelsea Blackmore ([email protected])
Chair, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064


Environmental Sociology (Assistant or Associate professor) Cornell University

The Department of Development Sociology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University is seeking applicants for a tenure track position in environmental sociology and spatial analysis.

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Online Chat: AAAS S&T Policy Fellowship

For you or your students/colleagues who are interested in policy, you may want to participate in this information session about the AAAS S&T Policy Fellowships that will be geared towards social scientists. The session is tomorrow, Wednesday, June 25 at 2pm EST. This online chat event will provide social scientists with an opportunity to chat with fellows with a social science background and fellowship staff, to learn more about opportunities for social scientists in the fellowship program.

Further details and registration information can be found here:

Please share widely with your social science networks.

Teressa Trusty, PhD
[email protected]

2014 The Political Ecology Society (PESO) Eric Wolf Prize

We seek papers based in substantive field research that make an innovative contribution to Political Ecology. To be eligible for the competition, scholars must be ABD or have received their Ph.D. within the three years prior to publication of this announcement. A cash prize of $500 accompanies the award, which will be presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology. The paper will be published in the Journal of Political Ecology; the prize reviewers may suggest revisions before the item is published. The deadline for submission is August 1 2014.

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Monsanto and Grocery Manufacturers Association sue state of Vermont

Monsanto and Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) sue state of Vermont in federal court to overturn H.112 which requires the labeling of genetically modified foods in Vermont.

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Notes from the Field 2014: Week 3

C&A’s Notes from the Field project continues this week with an entry by Andrew Tarter  entitled “A Charcoal Shortage in Rural Haiti”.

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Notes from the Field 2014: Week 2

C&A’s Notes from the Field project continues this week with a co-authored entry by Dr. Elizabeth A. Olson, Thomas Alvarez, and Quinn Bergeon entitled “Field School Immersion in West-Central Mexico”.

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