Daniel Fisher, Professor

Closed (1) Kroeber Anthropological Society editorial assistant

Closed. This professor is continuing with Spring 2018 apprentices on this project; no new apprentices needed for Fall 2018.

This project is seeking assistance in reestablishing the Kroeber Anthropological Society Papers. Since 1950, the UC Berkeley Journal has been publishing scholarly articles in all the anthropology subdisciplines and in related fields that are of theoretical and practical interest. In addition to our print journals, we now operate a digital open-access, peer-reviewed academic journal that is available worldwide to researchers and the general public for free. This position will entail editorial Assistance and archival management for the Kroeber Anthropological Society Papers. The KAS is a student-run journal focussed on the publication of original anthropological research. The position entails assisting professors and graduate students in journal submissions, archival management of the journal collection, and correspondence with journal editors, authors, and reviewers. The position may also include assisting in the design and management of the new KAS website.

Student apprentice responsibilities will include:
• Production and design assistance with the Kroeber Anthropology Society website and submissions portal
• Research and management of the Kroeber society's archive
• Assist in the set-up and management of the Kroeber Anthropology Society database
• Organization and cataloguing of scholarly submissions and reviews

Day-to-day supervisor for this project: Lucy Gill, Ph.D. candidate

Qualifications: An interest and background in sociocultural anthropology, archaeology, and/or physical anthropology is preferred. Experience with basic database programs (Access and Excel) and online research tools are requested. However, the most important qualification is an interest in anthropology, broadly conceived, and a desire to learn about the scholarly editorial process and professional aspects of anthropological research and scholarly publication.

Weekly Hours: 6-8 hrs

Closed (2) Aesthetics of Art Village Formation in China

Applications for Fall 2018 are now closed for this project.

We are seeking assistance with a doctoral dissertation project based on fieldwork in art villages in China. Student would be working with a sociocultural anthropology Ph.D. candidate processing, translating and analyzing data from the field such as interviews with Chinese artists in Shenzhen, texts from artists in Shenzhen and Beijijng, from art and "life cultivation" (yangsheng) institutions like galleries and Chinese medicine shops and from government national policy plans. The aim is to understand and explore how art villages form at the outskirts of cities in China, what they mean to people, what the artists there do, how they interact with non-artists in the villages, how the government is or is not involved, and the ways in which the village is made sensible (aesthetics) and narrated (representation). This is a great opportunity to work with primary sources on a very contemporary project, mining fragments of daily life in China for meaningful work in anthropology.

Student apprentice responsibilities will include:
-Translating text
-Transcribing interviews
-Internet and text-based research to follow-up on questions

Day-to-day supervisor for this project: Annie Malcolm, Ph.D. candidate

Qualifications: Fluent Mandarin Chinese a must; proficient reading and translating skills. Student should have an interest in China, art, anthropology and/or ethnography.

Weekly Hours: 6-8 hrs