Monday, February 22, 2016

Call for Papers!!!

All students of Sociology, Anthropology, or Philosophy (majors, minors, and focus) are invited to submit a paper for the 2016 Departmental Essay Contest. The authors of the selected papers will each be awarded a $200-$400 prize (depending on the number of entries); the winning authors will be expected to submit their papers to one of the Kentucky professional societies for the discipline (e.g., KPA, KAS, or ASK, see descriptions below). Students who attend professional meetings may receive up to an additional $200 to support conference attendance and fees for the 2016-2017 meetings.
Paper Guidelines:
Submissions on any philosophical, sociological or anthropological topic are welcome.  Students can submit up to two papers for consideration. Papers should be written for a multi-disciplinary audience and will be evaluated by faculty in all three disciplines in the Department. Papers should not exceed 3,000 words, they should be formatted according to discipline standards (e.g., ASA, MLA, AAA), and should be prepared for blind review. Include the following information as a cover page in a file separate from the paper.  Name the cover file as ³Cover_LastName_Discipline.² Name the paper the same as the title:
1) Title of paper
2) 150-word abstract
3) Author¹s name
4) Author¹s major
5) Author¹s email address and a phone contact
Papers should be emailed as two attachments‹cover page and paper‹in Word to Dr. Sharyn Jones (joness33@nku.eduon or before April 15th  with Departmental Essay Contest in the subject line.
Examples of specifics for different KY professional societies, see the following websites:            
**If you find another conference you would like to present at (that is not listed below), please have it approved by the Department Chair or the Program Coordinator.
Kentucky Philosophical Association (KPA):
--Papers for the annual meeting are generally due late Jan.-early February.
Kentucky Academy of Science (KAS):
--The annual meeting is mid- November.
Anthropologists & Sociologists of Kentucky (ASK):
--The next annual meeting is April 23, 2016and abstract submissions are due March 1, 2016.
*The SAP Department Award Banquet will be held on April 27, 2016 5pm, and awards will be presented.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Imagining Mattering: Hip Hop Civics Ed, Intersectionality,& Black Joy

 Dr. Bettina L. Love will discuss how Hip Hop Civics Ed, when linked to the framework of intersectionality,creates a space where Black lives matter and analytic sensibilities are nurtured to engage students in the work of fighting for visibility, inclusion, and justice. Her talk will end by calling for educators not only to teach students about racial violence, oppression, and how to make sustainable change in their communities through innovative and radical civic initiatives and movements, but also to expose youth to the possibilities that come with envisioning a world built on Black joy. 

About Dr. Love
Dr. Bettina L. Love is an award-winning author and Associate Professor of Educational Theory& Practice at the University of Georgia. Her research focuses on the ways in which urban youth negotiate Hip Hop music and culture to form social, cultural, and political identities to create new and sustaining ways of thinking about urban education and social justice. She also concentrates on transforming urban classrooms through the use of non-traditional educational curricula and classroom structures. Recently, Dr. Love was named the Nasir Jones Fellow at the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Center at Harvard University. She will is currently in fellowship at Harvard, where she is developing a multimedia Hip Hop civics curriculum for middle to high school students.
For more information about Dr. Love, please visit

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Ethnographic Field School in Belize

The Early Application Deadline for the Ethnographic Field School in Belize is in two days, February 12, 2016 ($100 reduction in the program price by means of a reducing the application fee to $150)!

Apply for the for June 2016 Ethnographic Field School (

For more information about the Ethnographic Field School in Belize, visit

Friday, February 5, 2016

Anthropology Through Sci Fi Film and Literature Course!

This Summer 2016:1st 5 Weeks:Online!

Want a summer course that’s out of this world?
ANT 377:
AnthropologyThrough Sci Fi Film & Lit

Instructor:  Dr. Sharlotte Neely; 
3 credit hours;
Prerequisites: 3 semester hours of anthropology or permission of instructor; 
Taught: Summer only;   


Viewing, reading, and writing science fiction to explore major themes in anthropology (concept of culture, fieldwork and culture shock, nature of gender, culture relativism, social justice, etc.). An online course.  Does not count toward the anthropology major.  Does count toward the cinema studies minor, the popular culture minor, and as a general upper-division elective.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Social Psychology: Heroin Addiction in Northern Kentuck

Join Kristie Blanchet as she speaks about Northern Kentucky’s growing Heroin addiction in the Northern Kentucky area. Blanchet is the chair of Northern Kentucky People Advocating Recovery, a board member of the Heroin Impact Response Task Force of NKY, and an MSW student here at Northern Kentucky University.

When: February 5th, 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Where: Landrum 205