Conferences, Internships, Post-MIDD possibilities

The Third Annual Transecting Society Conference (TSC)

Facing Race - a national conference - Nov. 13-15, 2014, Dallas, Texas

We're looking for new ideas and dynamic presenters!  Now is your chance to propose a breakout session for the 2014 Facing Race Conference.  A unique collaborative space for racial justice movement making, Facing Race is the largest multiracial, inter-generational gathering for organizers, educators, creatives, and other leaders.  Join us in Dallas, Texas from November 13-15th!

The deadline for breakout session proposals is Friday, January 24

Sessions are accepted in three tracks: 1) organizing & advocacy, 2) research & policy, and 3) arts, media, culture.  Our content priorities for 2014 include:

  • Challenging structural racism
  • Popularizing racial justice
  • Showcasing solutions
  • Developing strategic connections across constituencies and issues
  • Developing young leaders of color and anti-racist whites

This is our first Facing Race in the South so we'll also be looking for sessions showcasing Southern approaches and experiences.  If you have questions about session proposals, contact us at facingrace@raceforward.org.

Register with code FRWelcome for an earn discount of 15%.  We'll see you in Dallas!

Master of Science Program in Medical Anthropology & Cross-Cultural Practice (Boston University)

We would like to bring to your attention a graduate opportunity for your students.

With the permission of our program directors, we are writing as second-year students enrolled in the Master of Science Program in Medical Anthropology & Cross-Cultural Practice (MACCP) in the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences at Boston University Medical School, now in its fifth year. The MACCP prepares students for diverse futures, such as doctoral study, clinical training and research, government positions, social service agencies, advocacy organizations, public health careers, and cross-cultural marketing.

Unlike most medical anthropology programs, ours is based on a medical campus and our degree is awarded by the School of Medicine. The program is based on a rigorous 60-credit curriculum, half of which comprises training in the methods and theories of medical anthropological and qualitative research. The other half involves electives that allow us to customize our program and to develop expertise according to our own interests and career objectives. From the day we arrived, our advisors encouraged us to think carefully about our own goals, and helped us plan the specifics of our program accordingly.

We have learned how to design a medical anthropology study involving local fieldwork, and to write a research protocol that had to be reviewed and approved by the BU School of Medicine Institutional Review Board. The local nature of the fieldwork allowed us to develop relationships with our research participants over the course of our two years in the program. We learned a full range of data analysis strategies, and are now involved in writing our masters theses.

Our faculty encourage us to submit poster and paper proposals to professional society conferences, and to present our work in different public settings. (So far, every proposal submitted by students from our program has been accepted.) They support our revising chapters from our theses into articles that we can send out for review. Program students who have graduated before us have all found jobs in fields related to their training.

The MACCP is a two year full-time program, but welcomes part-time students from a broad range of educational and professional backgrounds. We come from undergraduate and graduate programs in a wide range of disciplines, like anthropology, religious studies, biology, psychology, sociology, and public health, and social work.

If you, your faculty, staff, or students would like more information about our program, please visit the MACCP website at www.bumc.bu.edu/gms/maccp. For current information provided by MACCP students please see us at Twitter (https://twitter.com/BUSM_MedAnthro) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BUSMmedanthropology).

We would very much appreciate your passing along this letter to anyone you think might find it helpful.

MA in Social Media, University of Westminister, London

For Juniors interested in Social Media and in studying in London, please check out the MA in Social Media at the University of Westminster. The program focuses on the theoretical, critical and practical skills of social media research and use.

The MA in Social Media offers a flexible interdisciplinary exploration of key contemporary developments in the networked digital media environment. It will benefit those seeking to develop their understanding of contemporary communication and its societal, political, regulatory, industrial and cultural contexts.

The MA in Social Media provides students with the opportunity to focus  at postgraduate level on:

  • Studying the ways in which social media and the Internet shape and are shaped by social, economic, political, technological and cultural factors, in order to equip students to become critical research-oriented social media experts.
  • Developing reflective and critical insights into how social media and the Internet are used in multiple contexts in society, and into which roles social media can play in various forms of organizations that are situated in these societal contexts. The aim is that students are equipped to become reflective and critical social media practitioners.
  • Gaining in-depth knowledge and understanding of the major debates about the social and cultural roles of social media and the Internet.
  • Acquiring advanced knowledge and understanding of the key categories, theories, approaches and models of social media's and the Internet's roles in and impacts on society and human practices.
  • Obtaining advanced insights into practical activity and practice-based work that relate to how social media and the Internet work and which implications they have for social and cultural practices.

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