The Halperin Memorial Fund Committee is pleased to announce that the 2015 award represents an increase over previous years: $2000 for initial research field work, plus $500 for travel to the meetings of the Society for Economic Anthropology to present initial results.

The Rhoda Halperin Memorial Fund celebrates the life and work of Rhoda Halperin by supporting PhD students in anthropology who emulate her love of economic anthropology and concern for people on the social margin. In memory of Rhoda’s convivial collegiality, the Fund also encourages student professional development through participation in the scholarly meetings of the SEA and AAA. To meet these goals, students engaged in economic research focused on social exclusion and poverty are provided small grants for preliminary dissertation field work and subsequent travel money to present their findings at the Society for Economic Anthropology annual conference [http://econanthro.org/awards/halperin-memorial-fund/].

Because Rhoda Halperin’s career exemplified the integration of anthropological theory with social activism, for the purposes of this award, economic anthropology is broadly defined to include applied and non-applied perspectives, research that engages with issues of poverty, exclusion from the political process, and access to education.

The Halperin Memorial Fund is a fund of the Society for Economic Anthropology, a Section of the American Anthropological Association, which is a 501(c)3 organization. Donations to The Halperin Memorial Fund are typically exempt from federal income tax, as are membership fees, but please consult your tax advisor regarding your specific situation. When you make a donation to support the Halperin Memorial Fund by check, please make your check to “SEA/American Anthropological Association” and note that the donation is for the Halperin Memorial Fund.
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a. Any student enrolled in an anthropology (or allied field) doctoral program, regardless of citizenship or nation, is eligible for the award.
b. Strong preference is given to students early in the dissertation process rather than to those who are further along and have already developed their proposals.
c. The funds are not intended for language study.

Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements may apply for the award by providing the following materials by the deadline listed below. All materials should be submitted via email to Martha Rees (halperinaward@gmail.com<mailto:halperinaward@gmail.com>) by December 15, 2014. We will announce awards by February 15, 2015.
a. Proposal Cover sheet
b. Abstract (100 words)
c. Project description, < 500 words about research goals, itinerary, primary research tasks, potential outcomes d. Curriculum Vitae e. Letter of recommendation (included or under separate cover) Find application forms at [http://econanthro.org/awards/halperin-memorial-fund/].

Recipients receive $2,000 for preliminary PhD research, issued upon acceptance of the award and notification to the Treasurer of the SEA [http://econanthro.org/awards/halperin-memorial-fund/]
Recipients receive a one-year membership in the Society for Economic Anthropology.
Recipients receive $500 to supplement the costs of traveling to the SEA spring conference during the year following the research award to present a poster or paper on the dissertation research or background work.


Summer Scholar Fellowships at SAR (Call for Applications)

The School for Advanced Research (SAR) in Santa Fe, NM invites applications for its 2015 Summer Scholar Fellowships.
SAR awards fellowships each year to several scholars in anthropology and related fields to pursue research or writing projects that promote understanding of human behavior, culture, society, and the history of anthropology. Scholars from the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to apply.
Competitive proposals have a strong empirical dimension, meaning that they address the facts of human life on the ground. They also situate the proposed research within a specific cultural or historical context and engage a broad scholarly literature. Applicants should make a convincing case for the intellectual significance of their projects and their potential contribution to a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.

SAR provides summer scholars a small stipend, a rent-free apartment and office on campus, an allowance account, library support, and other benefits during a seven-week tenure, which starts in mid-June.

Two types of fellowships are available:
* Ethel-Jane Westfeldt Bunting Fellowship. Up to three residential fellowships are available each summer for doctoral level scholars and PhD candidates in the social sciences, humanities, or arts.
* William Y. and Nettie K. Adams Fellowship in the History of Anthropology. One residential fellowship is available each summer for a doctoral level scholar or PhD candidate whose project focuses on the history of anthropology.

Deadline for applications is January 12, 2015.

For more information on summer scholar fellowships and other SAR programs, please visit our website http://sarweb.org/index.php?summer_scholars

Maria Spray
Scholar Programs Assistant
School for Advanced Research
(505) 954-7237
P.O. Box 2188
Santa Fe, N.M. 87504

Fellowship and Post-Doc Position The World in the City: Metropolitanism and Globalization from the Nineteenth Century to the Present

The DFG-sponsored International Graduate Research Program (IGK 1705/1) “The World in the City: Metropolitanism and Globalization from the Nineteenth Century to the Present” is now accepting applications for the following fellowships and positions during its second phase, beginning May 1, 2015:
12 Fellowships for PhD Candidates
(1,365 Euro / month for a maximum of three years)
1 Post-doc Position
(Salary determined by qualifications TV-L E 13/14, full time, two years)
Metropoles have always been dense and complex spaces characterized by heterogeneous populations, central economic and political functions, as well as by an abundance of material and cultural resources. Furthermore, the historical and contemporary development of modern metropoles is intrinsically tied to processes of globalization. Our graduate research program investigates the globality of metropolitan regions through the specific connections these cities have forged with other parts of the world. Based on the hypothesis that metropolitanism grows out of the diversity of transnational and transregional urban net-works, our program analyzes not simply internal urban developments, but the external relationships that have shaped metropolitan developments from the nineteenth century to the present and into the future.
The specific focus of the second phase (2015-2018) centers on notions of temporality. Urban developments are premised on change; hence, in addition to space, questions of time should be central to our thinking about the urban. By temporality we mean not only the past, present and future, but also temporal rhythms, global timespaces, the structuration of daily practices (24/7), the rationalization of work and lei-sure time, and the globalization of temporal regimes and their effects on urban areas as well as uneven temporalities, the meanings of memory, heritage-making, technologies of urban time keeping, urban seasonality and many more. We are looking for doctoral and postdoctoral projects that pose innovative empirical and conceptual questions to shed new light on the temporal or space/time dimensions of urban developments in the past, present or future on a global scale. Our interdisciplinary program covers the following four research areas: architecture and urban planning, migration and mobility, knowledge transfer and communication, and environment and sustainability. Young scholars working in the disciplines of history, cultural studies, sociology, anthropology, political science as well as from related fields such as architecture, landscape architecture, and city and regional planning are welcome to apply.
“The World in the City” program, which started in 2012, is a unique collaboration among nine universities in Berlin, New York, and Toronto. This residential program is based at the Center for Metropolitan Studies at the Technische Universität Berlin. The other associated universities are Humboldt Universität Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Columbia University New York, City University of New York, Fordham University New York, New York University, University of Toronto, and York University Toronto. Together we organize annual conferences, workshops, and other forms of academic exchange. Chosen fellows concentrate on their individual projects, but they also collaborate in several ways such as the weekly colloquium where fellows present their own work, a public lecture series, and seminars as well as reading groups on specific topics relevant to the fellows’ course of study. Each fellow is supervised by three professors from our consortium (the first advisor has to be from Berlin, for more information please visit our website) Besides their requisite field work, every fellow also has the opportunity to spend a few months at one of our partner universities in order to get acquainted with other academic systems.
Eligibility Requirements: PhD candidates must complete their qualifying degree (MA, Magister, Diplom) by May 2015. Postdoctoral applicants must have successfully completed their PhD (degree in hand) by May
2015. The program languages are English (and German). All applicants must be proficient in English. Applicants must also be proficient in any other languages necessary for their proposed research projects.
Application Materials: application form (available for download on our website), letter of intent (max. 1 page), research proposal (5-8 pages), CV, transcripts, the names and email addresses of two potential referees. Please email your application files in one compiled document entitled ‘yourlastnameIGK2014’ to: igk@metropolitanstudies.de
For further information on the content of the program please visit our website www.metropolitanstudies.de and click on “DFG Graduate Research Program 2012-2016.”
Application Deadline: September 30, 2014.
Interviews with shortlisted candidates will be conducted in early December.
The Technische Universität Berlin (TU) is proud to bear the certification of “Audit family friendly university.” The TU is an equal opportunity employer. Women are especially encouraged to apply. The positions are appropriate for the disabled. Applications by disabled candidates with equal academic qualifications will be prioritized.
Prof. Dr. Sybille Frank
Urban and Regional Sociology
Technical University Berlin
Sekr. FH 9-1
Fraunhoferstrasse 33-36
10587 Berlin
Fon: +49/(0)30/314-25460
Fax: +49/(0)30/314- 79494
From 15 April to 31 August 2014:
Visiting Researcher PGP/KNEU
WZB Berlin Social Science Center
Reichpietschufer 50
10785 Berlin
Tel.: +49/(0)30/25491-220

LSE Fellow in Anthropology, London School of Economics and Political Science -Anthropology

Londres (Reino Unido): Puesto de Fellow in Anthropology
LSE Fellow in Anthropology, London School of Economics and Political Science -Anthropology
Salary: £32,794 to £39,669 per annum inclusive
Fixed-term for one year from September 2014
The Department of Anthropology has a strong international reputation and a long and distinguished history of leadership in the discipline. An LSE Fellowship is intended to be an entry route to an academic career. In this role, will tutor undergraduates and/or Masters students in all areas of the core curriculum. Regional and thematic specialization is open.
In addition to a developing research profile, you should already have a PhD in anthropology or be scheduled to submit your thesis for examination by 30 September 2014. While prior teaching experience is not essential, you need to have excellent communication skills.
The other criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found on the person specification document which is attached to this vacancy on the LSE’s online recruitment system.
The post will start from 19 September 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.
In addition to a good salary the benefits that come with this job include a defined benefits pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.
Further information on the Department can be found at http://www.lse.ac.uk/anthropology/
To apply for this post please go to http://www.lse.ac.uk/Jobs at LSE’ and select “Vacancies”.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 6 May 2014 (11.59pm, UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.


International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC) announces its first Ph.D. Stipend Award

The International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC) announces its first Ph.D. Stipend Award in support of dissertation writing on civil resistance.

In 2014, up to three Ph.D. thesis stipends, each in the amount of $10,000, are offered on an open, merit and competitive basis to Ph.D. students who have completed at least the first year of Ph.D. studies and made progress in formulating a Ph.D. research topics that are either focused entirely on civil resistance or might benefit from that focus.

Ph.D. students who have completed at least the first year of the Ph.D. studies at a recognized university and have at least two more years to finalize their doctoral dissertations are encouraged to apply. The Ph.D. thesis or its important parts must be relevant to civil resistance studies.

How to Apply
Applicants need to fill out the online application form, submit their Ph.D. thesis proposals with a clear explanation of the ideas that underline the research on civil resistance and clarification on how the stipend will help advance the research on civil resistance as part of the Ph.D. thesis writing, CVs, copies of their Ph.D. transcripts with grades and a writing sample.

Application Deadline
The deadline for application submissions is May 9, 2014. The length of the review process will be determined by the number of applications, though decisions should be made four-five weeks after the deadline.

Stipend distribution
The Ph.D. stipend will be disbursed in four equal installments. The installments will be made based on an agreed-upon schedule for the submissions of relevant thesis chapter(s) in the 18 months after the award is announced. Each next installment will be made contingent upon positive evaluation of the submitted work and satisfactory progress toward the dissertation’s completion.

Research topics currently of interest to ICNC
A sample of research topics that applicants are encouraged to consider include (but is not limited to):

  1. Formation of civil resistance movements
  2. Coalitions and their purposes
  3. The conceptual, ideational, and psychological basis of movement mobilization
  4. Sustaining civil resistance movements and building movement resilience
  5. Short- and long-term impacts of civil resistance on society, politics, institutions
  6. Impacts of civil resistance on identities, culture, and individual and collective behavior and aspirations
  7. Civil resistance and political transition processes
  8. Civil resistance and negotiations
  9. Different phases of civil resistance movements
  10. Different leadership, organizing, and decision-making processes within civil resistance movements
  11. Civil resistance in violent environments or in fragile states
  12. Civil resistance and prevention of major atrocities
  13. Civil resistance and violent non-state actors (e.g. organized criminal syndicates, paramilitary groups or radical flanks)
  14. Civil resistance against structural violence
  15. Civil resistance against corruption
  16. Civil resistance against abusive exploitation of natural resources
  17. Civil resistance and alternative self-organized economic, political, educational, or judicial systems
  18. Civil resistance and international human rights norms
  19. Civil resistance and violent repression
  20. Civil resistance, new technologies and media
  21. Civil resistance and the maintenance of nonviolent discipline
  22. The impact of civil resistance on defections by the supporters of a movement’s opponent
  23. Civil resistance movements that have not succeeded: lessons learned
  24. Unknown or little-understood cases of civil resistance struggles in the past or recent history, particularly if they can shed more light on some of the above-listed themes
  25. The impact of external third party (i.e. states, multilateral institutions, INGOs, international journalists, diaspora groups) action on civil resistance movements



Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Black Studies Research, University of California Santa Barbara

The Center for Black Studies Research at the University of California Santa Barbara seeks applications for a postdoctoral fellowship on research related to Black Studies, African diaspora, Haitian studies, activist scholarship, or urban studies.  25% of the fellowship is devoted to developing the Center’s Engaged Scholarship initiative and mentoring undergraduate research.  No teaching is required.  Ph.D. must be received by June 2014.  The fellowship will provide a $45,000 annual stipend, $5,000 annual research and travel allowance, and health insurance.  12-month position, to begin August 1, 2014, with possibility of 2nd year, upon evaluation.

Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating research interests and experiences with engaged scholarship (broadly conceived as public scholarship, applied research, activist research, community engagement), CV, an article-length writing sample or dissertation chapter, and two letters of reference (submitted by letter writers) to Diane Fujino, CBSR Director via online site at  https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00293

Apply by 04/13/14; thereafter, open until filled.

The Center is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer.

Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity – Postdocs

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (Department for Socio-Cultural Diversity) in Göttingen wishes to appoint highly qualified candidates for a number of research positions. For all the positions, applicants should have a degree in anthropology, sociology, political science, geography, socio-linguistics or another relevant social science. Successful applicants’ research interests, experience, and publications should be relevant to themes and topics within the Department for Socio-Cultural Diversity (see www.mmg.mpg.de). To learn more about the positions available, please go to http://www.mmg.mpg.de/fileadmin/user_upload/Stellen/2014_SCD-Ausschreibungen_researchers_postdocs.pdf. All applications are due by April 22, 2014.