Welcome to Anthro/Zine, the undergraduate venue from the team at Anthropology Now. This is our fifth issue, featuring work on the theme of the contemporary Library. Our vision of Anthro/Zine is to encourage student creativity through anthropology by publishing works from college students and recent grads that explores their individual encounter with our discipline. If you’d like to submit something please consult our submission guidelines below.
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Table of Contents
Introduction to the Special Issue
Library Transformations: Students as Participatory Design Ethnographers
- Krista Harper, Sarah Hutton, Carol Will, and Sarah Welch
Special issue: Ethnographer in and of Libraries
Journeys through the Library: Identifying Traffic Patterns in Student use of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library
- Sarah Welch
International Student Identity, Comfort, and Space
- Brandon Sandoval
Connecting: Undergraduates Use of Technology in the Library
- John McNamara
Technological Growth and the Changing Face of the Academic Library
- Jennifer Nadeau
The Du Bois Center: Recognizing Student Views on a New Research Hub
- Dan Burkowsky and Erica Wolencheck
Exploring the Christopher Newport Library: Intellectual Space Filled with Resources or Social Breeding Grounds?
- Alexandria Robinson
Research and Reflections
The Making of Culture in Youth Ministry
- Cavan Bonner
Observing the Equation of Motivation
- Cody Byers
Identity and Struggles in Mapuche Identity
- Sasha Hodes
Interested in seeing your work published in Anthro/Zine? We want to see what you’ve been up to!
We are looking for undergraduate authors who can communicate their personal connection to the object of their study. How does your identity or personal history interact with your experience of anthropology? What drew you to this line inquiry? To this end we are making an open call for the following:
- Personal reflections on academic topics, current events
- Reviews of books, movies, museum installations, etc.
- Stories that relate personal experiences or observations
- Poetry and creative writing
- Artwork and photography
Written works should be creative and engaging and should abstain from jargon, artistic works should be relevant to the issue theme and anthropology broadly construed. Bibliographies are not necessary unless you are including a direct quote in your piece. If so then use APA style in footnotes.
Generally we are looking to publish shorter works, including some that are very brief. If you have a longer piece consider trimming it down before submitting it. Suggested lengths: “Letters” – about 200 to 600 words; “Articles” – about 800 to 1500 words; “Features” – about 2000 to 2500 words.
We publish three issues a year: April, September, and December. We are currently collecting submissions for our December issue which is open topic.
1. Feel free to direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org before you submit.
2. For written works use single spacing, no formatting, and save the piece as a .doc file. Embedded hyperlinks are okay, but we are not doing multimedia yet.
- Name your file LastnameFirstname.doc.
- Visual works should be in a .jpg file, or if already uploaded to a streaming service then sharing the URL link without an attachment is fine.
- Do not submit a .doc with embedded images, send the image files separately. Do not submit .pdf files.
3. Send the file(s) as an email attachment to email@example.com
- In the subject line use some of the genre terms in bold from the call for submissions to describe the type of submission you are making. Here just say what it is, not what it is about.
- For written works follow this with a number representing the word count, for visual works write “visual” after the genre term.
4. In the body of the email include:
- Your name, school, class year, and major.
- Write a 1-3 sentence bio about yourself in the third person, include something about your future plans. Then state briefly what the submission is about.
- You do not need to submit a resume.
5. Please submit early. You are welcome to submit multiple works. Submissions will be acknowledged within three weeks.
- If you receive revisions you will be expected to make them promptly.