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Pre/Post-doc Mentoring Workshops with Karen Kelsky @ the AAAs

Good news! Room remains in the Kelsky career development workshops. Register soon and take advantage of the highly subsidized participation fee.

Culture & Agriculture (C&A) and the Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition (SAFN) are excited to announce joint sponsorship of two workshops led by Dr. Karen Kelsky from “The Professor Is In”. These workshops, which she describes below, will offer fora to consider career development strategies, particularly as they relate to matters food/agriculture/ natural resource-related. They will take place on Thursday, November 17th. We will also hold a Mentoring event between the workshops (at noon) for registered participants and interested members of C&A and SAFN.

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ACADEMIC AND POST-ACADEMIC CAREER DEVELOPMENT FOR PRE-DOCS: KAREN KELSKY TAKES ON PROFESSIONALIZATION In this workshop I walk you through the conditions of the current American job market, the most common mistakes made by job-seekers, and the ways you can maximize your chances of success while looking for a tenure-track job. We’ll cover: The big-picture conditions of the U.S. tenure track job market, How to think like a search committee, The four core qualities of a successful tenure track job candidate, The all-important 5-Year Plan, The ethos of job market documents, The most common mistakes made by job seekers, The keys to academic interviewing. We’ll also touch on the non-academic option. You’ll leave with a broad understanding of the real (as opposed to fantasy) criteria of tenure track hiring, and how to tailor your record and application materials to maximize your chances of success. Thursday, 11/17- 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

ACADEMIC AND POST-ACADEMIC CAREER DEVELOPMENT FOR POST-DOCS: KAREN KELSKY TAKES ON PROFESSIONALIZATION This workshop shows you how to 1) track out a research and teaching trajectory across the 5 years of the tenure track probationary period in an anthropology or related social science position; 2) manage postdoctoral fellowship years while seeking an eventual tenure track position. Focuses on creating an effective Five-Year-Plan, and managing your time to maximize productivity (i.e., working backward from your tenure year to plot out specific publishing goals, or making a postdoc writing schedule with an eye to the job hunt). Also looks at departmental politics, managing colleagues, handling the demands of teaching, and calculating appropriate levels of service. Addresses children and work-life balance. Based on Dr. Karen’s years as a department head mentoring a number of faculty through successful tenure cases. Thursday, 11/17 2:00 -03:30 PM

The AAA workshops are all listed on the website, but the active link for workshop registration is only visible from a member’s personal profile (under “My Payments, Receipts, Transactions & Events”)

Culture and Agriculture at the 2016 AAA meeting

The 115th annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association are in Minneapolis from November 16 through 20. Check out the culture and agriculture sessions below:

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Workshop: ACADEMIC AND POST-ACADEMIC CAREER DEVELOPMENT FOR PRE-DOCS: KAREN KELSKY TAKES ON PROFESSIONALIZATION (3-0540)
Thursday, November 17; 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Minneapolis Convention Center, Room: 212B

NETWORKING AND MENTORING IN THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD (3-0630)
Thursday, November 17; 12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Minneapolis Convention Center, Room: 210AB

Workshop: ACADEMIC AND POST-ACADEMIC CAREER DEVELOPMENT FOR POST-DOCS: KAREN KELSKY TAKES ON PROFESSIONALIZATION (3-0990) Thursday, November 17; 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Minneapolis Convention Center, Room: 212B

CULTURE AND AGRICULTURE (C&A) BUSINESS MEETING (3-1345)
Thursday, November 17; 6:15 PM – 7:30 PM
Hilton, Room: Marquette IV

CULTURE AND AGRICULTURE (C&A) RECEPTION (3-1490)
Thursday, November 17; 7:45 PM – 9:00 PM
Offsite: Mission American Restaurant

EXPLORING EVIDENCE, ACCIDENTS, AND DISCOVERIES IN CRITICAL FOOD SYSTEMS EDUCATION (PART 1) (4-0170)
Friday, November 18; 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM
Minneapolis Convention Center, Room: 200C

Invited session: SCATTERED: GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS IN ETHNOGRAPHIC CONTEXT: AFRICA AND THE U.S. (4-0140)
Friday, November 18; 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM
Minneapolis Convention Center, Room: 102EF

Invited session: EXPLORING EVIDENCE, ACCIDENTS, AND DISCOVERIES IN CRITICAL FOOD SYSTEMS EDUCATION (PART 2) (4-0450)
Friday, November 18; 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Minneapolis Convention Center, Room: 102AB

SCATTERED: GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS IN ETHNOGRAPHIC CONTEXT, LATIN AMERICA (4-0565)
Friday, November 18; 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Minneapolis Convention Center, Room: 210AB

Invited session: EVALUATING THE EVIDENCE FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE:  CARBON OFFSETS, FOREST GOVERNANCE, AND THE AFTERMATH OF COP-21 (4-1205)
Friday, November 18; 4:00 PM – 5:45 PM
Hilton, Room: Salon C

ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL NEGOTIATIONS IN CONTEMPORARY U.S. AGRICULTURE (5-0150)
Saturday, November 19; 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM
Minneapolis Convention Center, Room: 200F

NEW DIRECTIONS IN CULTURE, AGRICULTURE, AND FOOD: CHANGING TECHNOLOGIES AND GLOBAL MARKETS (5-0095)
Saturday, November 19; 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM
Minneapolis Convention Center, Room: 102C

Invited session: ANTHROPOLOGICAL INTERROGATIONS OF THE UN’S SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (5-0335)
Saturday, November 19; 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Hilton, Room: Marquette VIII

CONFRONTING THE GOLDILOCKS PROBLEM: (RE-)DISCOVERING THE MIDDLE IN ANTHROPOLOGICAL STUDIES OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE (5-1110)
Saturday, November 19; 4:00 PM – 5:45 PM
Minneapolis Convention Center, Room: 206AB

Hands on the Land – Young Researchers Program

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Deadline: Monday, September 19

https://handsontheland.net/young-researchers-program/

The Young Researchers Program, a mentorship programme by the Hands On the Land Alliance in cooperation with TNI, FIAN International and Friends of the Earth, is open for applications until the 19th of September. This program enables young engaged scholars and activists to strengthen their capacities around understanding food sovereignty and the human right to food, including opportunities for peer-to-peer learning, benefitting from the experience of mentors, and the opportunity to attend two main events as part of the research process.

AAA 2015 Culture and Agriculture Activities in Denver

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
12:00 PM-1:45 PM
EXTRACTION: IMPACTS, ENGAGEMENTS, AND ALTERNATIVE FUTURES (2-0130)

4:30 PM-10:00 PM
Cannabis Cultures Excursion (Free event but Advance Reservation required; buses departing from Colorado Convention Center)

Thursday, November 19, 2015
10:15 AM-12:00 PM
NEW INTERMEDIARIES AND CHANGING REGIMES OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION IN SOUTH ASIA (3-0535)

11:30 AM-12:45 PM
CULTURE & AGRICULTURE (C&A) EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING

1:45 PM-3:30 PM
EDUCATING FOR FOOD SOVEREIGNTY: GROWING CRITICAL FOOD SYSTEMS LEARNING PART ONE (3-0915)

6:15 PM-7:30 PM
CULTURE & AGRICULTURE BUSINESS MEETING

7:45 PM-9:00 PM
CULTURE & AGRICULTURE RECEPTION – Tamayo Kitchen and Tequileria (in Larimer Square)

Friday, November 20, 2015
1:45 PM-3:30 PM
CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON FOOD SOVEREIGNTY, FOOD JUSTICE, AND FOOD CITIZENSHIP (4-0855)

4:00 PM-5:45 PM
BLACK BODIES, ACTIVE AGENTS: FOODWAYS IN THE EVERYDAY LIVES OF BLACK PEOPLE (4-1265)

Saturday, November 21, 2015
8:00 AM-9:45 AM
NEW DIRECTIONS IN AGRICULTURE AND CULTURE: THE CONVERGENCES OF FOOD, LABOR, AND NEOLIBERALISM (5-0195)

10:15 AM-12:00 PM
EDUCATING FOR FOOD SOVEREIGNTY: GROWING CRITICAL FOOD SYSTEMS LEARNING PART TWO (5-0615)

Web Fellow Position – Apply by Sept. 15th!

The Culture & Agriculture Section of the American Anthropological Association aims to expand its on-line and social media presence. We wish to highlight the research and policy engagements of our members as well as to promote our peer-reviewed section journal, Culture, Agriculture, Food and Environment (CAFE), within and beyond anthropological audiences. To this end, C&A has created a position for a tech savvy, anthropology scholar/practitioner to manage our site and, in conjunction with the Board and the CAFE editors, initiate new forms of electronic outreach. We envisage this position as particularly appropriate for an Anthropology doctoral candidate or new PhD with interests in agrifood systems, the environment, and digital media, but encourage anthropologists at any stage with appropriate background, skills, and predilections to apply. The position carries an annual award of $1500.00, with a possibility for renewal. Application materials: Please send a current cv with names of at least two referees (both academic and work-related preferred), and a letter of interest outlining relevant skills and experience. The letter should include suggestions for digital projects or activities to heighten and extend the appeal of C&A and CAFE. Examples of previous work are also invited. Please send materials to Lisa Markowitz ([email protected]). UPDATE: Deadline for applications is September 15, 2015.

Cannabis Event at the 2015 AAAs – Save the Date

As you plan for the American Anthropological Association meeting in November, save the date for a special cannabis tour and public engagement event sponsored by Culture & Agriculture, the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology, the Anthropology of Tourism Interest Group, and the Anthropology Department of University of Colorado Denver. The event will take place on Wednesday, November 18th, from 4:30 until 9 pm. The annual meeting in Denver, Colorado provides a unique opportunity for anthropologists to engage with key leaders and residents to learn firsthand about the possibilities and risks accompanying legalized marijuana. For more info, click here.

CAFE Editor Search

Culture, Agriculture, Food and Environment, the twice-yearly, peer-reviewed journal of Culture and Agriculture (a Section of the American Anthropological Association), is looking for a new co-editor, to begin in the fall of 2015.

Culture, Agriculture, Food and Environment (CAFE) features anthropologically-relevant analyses of the human dimensions of environment, ecology, agriculture, aquaculture, fisheries, forestry, natural resources, energy, water, food, nutrition, sustainability, and biodiversity.  In recent years, CAFE’s scope was expanded to include a broader set of environmental issues, as reflected in its title. CAFE publishes peer-reviewed material, as well as editorially reviewed commentary and reports, discussions of theoretical developments and methods of inquiry, results of empirical research, and book and film reviews.  CAFE encourages dialogue among scholars, activists, and practitioners working with the human dimensions of environmental concerns.

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Changes to CAFE Author Guidelines

Recently changes have been made in the Author Guidelines for submissions to CAFE. These changes are primarily related to word counts and the number of tables and figures permitted in submissions. Please make note of these changes if you are intending to submit a manuscript in the future. We look forward to seeing your work.

TT Position in Anthropology of Food Systems at Ohio State

Department: Anthropology
Position: Sustainability and Diverse Indigenous Food Systems
Rank: Assistant Professor or early Associate Professor

Description: The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant or early associate professor level, commencing autumn semester 2015. We are seeking an anthropologist whose research and teaching focuses on the sustainability of indigenous/traditional food systems and who has experience leading/working in interdisciplinary research teams that employ a mixed methods (qualitative/quantitative) approach. The faculty member will initiate new transformative research projects with colleagues across campus and thus strengthen the university’s research on resilient and sustainable food security. Areas of research focus may include (but are not limited to): agroecology, the drivers/impacts of loss and/or maintenance of crop or wild plant/animal biodiversity, the impact of global market penetration on the sustainability of indigenous food systems and/or the effects of national/international policies on the subsistence strategies of indigenous/traditional populations. The faculty member may also consider the broad impacts of transitions from subsistence to market-oriented production on community livelihood strategies and well-being. The ideal candidate has an active, field-based research program working with populations who continue to rely upon traditional subsistence activities within and/or outside of the United States. The candidate’s interests will be in areas that are compatible with the Ohio State anthropology program’s empirical orientation and emphases on ecology, evolution, adaptation, diet, and health in past and living populations.

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Women’s Conference in Clearwater, Fl

National Farmers Union and Annie’s Project invite you to our Women’s Conference in Clearwater Beach, Florida January 17-21. We hope that you can join us or share this information with others who would be interested.

The conference offers trainings on leadership development, business management, risk management training, marketing and more. This is appropriate for all types of farmers, operators and ag. related businesses. We are offering both beginning and advanced breakout sessions on many topics such as finances and record keeping.

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