Check out the latest work, projects and outputs from the COPAA Community
"What Will You Do With That? Thinking Like an Anthropologist beyond Academia"
Notre Dame Practicing Anthropology Mini-Conference funded by the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (ISLA) at the University of Notre Dame. April 4, 2019 Co-Leads: Director of Graduate Studies, Vania Smith-Oka (Vania.Smith-Oka.email@example.com) and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Eric Haanstad (firstname.lastname@example.org) http://cultureanddisaster.org/
Texas Applied Anthropology Summit (TAAS)
This Texas Applied Anthropology Summit (TAAS) is a biennial regional conference to promote dialog around applied anthropology https://txappliedanth.com/. The conference includes all sorts of panels focusing on applied anthropology https://www.txstate.edu/anthropology/about/news-events/applied-summit/2017-panel.html. Contact Dr. Emily Brunson for more information email@example.com.
Project: A Space for Practice (Purdue)
Lead faculty and senior practitioner: Sherylyn Briller, Professor, Zoe Nyssa, Assistant Professor and Elizabeth Briody (Cultural Keys, COPAA Visiting Fellow) The Space for Practice functions as a new live and virtual community of practice in conjunction with Purdue’s “Anthropology of Tomorrow” Initiative. This Space was conceived as an innovative teaching and learning collaboration, a hub for engagement with practitioners who work in varied settings, and an exemplar of a different type of productive academic and practice interface. We aim to blend self-directed learning, lifelong learning, collaboration with community partners, and creative strategies for applying anthropology in the world. An important goal is to strengthen the bonds between the academy and practice – and enhance anthropology’s contribution to the creation of a better and more socially just world. By doing so, we dedicate ourselves to our mission of “Building Anthropology Networks and Impact into the Future”.
Dallas News: How Immigrants find their way across the border to Texas (UNT)
Dr. Andrew Nelson, Andrew.Nelson@unt.edu [Dallas News: How Immigrants find their way across the border to Texas]
The Craft of Curation
Welcome to CultureMade: Heritage Enterprise in a World on the Move , an audio collaboration from the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the American Anthropological Association and This Anthro Life Podcast Join hosts Adam Gamwell, Leslie Walker and Ryan Collins as they explore what it means to craft, form, and make culture in a world defined by movement, migration, and changing borders. Step into behind the scenes conversations and candid interviews from the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Hear from artists, fashion designers, dancers, weavers, and craftsmen who give life to heritage and shape the many worlds of traditional culture in a planet on the move.
Increased Accessibility, Landscape Changes, Rural Transformations, and Urbanization: Impacts of the East-West Economic Corridor from Da Nang, Vietnam, to Khon Kaen, Thailand (CSU)
Increased Accessibility, Landscape Changes, Rural Transformations, and Urbanization: Impacts of the East-West Economic Corridor from Da Nang, Vietnam, to Khon Kaen, Thailand Dr. Stephen J. Leisz
Texas State Community Research Project
The Community Research Project course provides undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to conduct a community-focused applied research project. Past projects have included an assessment for the Hays County Food Bank and research on community values around allocated scarce medical resources (in association with Johns Hopkins University). Contact Dr. Emily Brunson for more information firstname.lastname@example.org.
Project: Applying Anthropology in the City of West Lafayette (Purdue)
Lead faculty: Zoe Nyssa, Assistant Professor, Sherylyn Briller, Professor, and Department of Anthropology and Community Partner Bryce Patz, City of West Lafayette Neighborhood Vitality This project involves working in partnership with the City of West Lafayette, using our applied graduate courses. It offers our students the opportunity to apply the skills they are learning to assist the city’s Neighborhood Vitality Initiative. Key learning activities for students included: (a) engaging in short research exercises; (b) using the information gained to design a project to address a specific topic; and (c) presenting this project design in a proposal to the City. Recent projects include neighborhood assessments and a public engagement and neighborhood vitality study. Students also took some of the issues arising out of the neighborhood assessments, and work with community stakeholders to design possible solutions. These solutions were then presented as project proposals for community review and possible funding/implementation. Reports available upon request.
AnthroBites: Queer Anthropology (UNT)
Dr. Jara Carrington, Jara.Carrington@unt.edu [AnthroBites: Queer Anthropology]
Culture and Disaster Projects (CSU)
Culture and Disaster Projects Dr. Katherine E. Browne - U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Workshop, Webinar, and Research Report: Building a Culture of Preparedness - Ethnographic Field School for Risk and Disaster in Rockport, Texas, where Hurricane Harvey made landfall in September of 2017 - Cultural and Disaster Action Network (CADAN)
Texas State Operation Identification (OpID)
The purpose of Operation Identification (OpID) is to facilitate the identification and repatriation of unidentified human remains found along or near the South Texas border through community outreach, scientific analysis, and collaboration with governmental and non-governmental organizations, all while training the next generation of anthropologists https://www.txstate.edu/anthropology/centers-projects/op-id.html. Contact Dr. Kate Spradley for more information email@example.com.
Project: Monkey Bridge Project (MBP) (Purdue)
Lead faculty: Stacy Lindshield, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology The Monkey Bridge Project, Inc. (MBP) aims to conserve nonhuman primates in the Talamanca region of Costa Rica through preserving and managing primate habitat. MBP pursues this mission by managing primate corridors, such as wildlife bridges, monitoring the primate population, and studying the effects of anthropogenic disturbance on primate behavior and ecology. In addition, MBP works with the local community to better understand drivers of local deforestation, and to work towards management solutions that incorporate the needs of people.
The Politics and Health Implications of Unregulated Gold Mining in Ghana (CSU)
The Politics and Health Implications of Unregulated Gold Mining in Ghana Dr. Heidi Hausermann
User Centered Designs (UNT)
Dr. Christina Wasson, Christina.Wasson@unt.edu
Texas State Center for Archaeological Studies (CAS)
The Center for Archaeological Studies (CAS) is dedicated to conducting and promoting archaeological and anthropological research with a primary focus on compliance-based cultural resource management and student training https://cas.anthropology.txstate.edu/. CAS is certified by the State of Texas as an Archaeological Curation Facility and is home to over 100 archaeological collections. Contact Dr. Todd Ahlman for more information firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pinson Environment and Archaeology Regional Landscape (PEARL) Project (CSU)
The Pinson Environment and Archaeology Regional Landscape (PEARL) Project Dr. Edward R. Henry