August 2017

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From the SfAA


President's Message

Jul 19, 2017

Over 80% of our membership is American and that is logical, given American anthropology’s history, high numerical representation, and the SfAA’s founding in Cambridge, Massachusetts. However, the...

Reflections from the 2017 Santa Fe Treasurer's Report

Jul 19, 2017

The Spring 2017 annual meetings in Santa Fe provided me with the opportunity to discuss the financial state of the Society for the fifth year. During the spring meetings, the Board is in the midst of...

Annual Meeting


Philadelphia Awaits Us

Jul 19, 2017

Preparations for the 2018 meetings in Philadelphia are developing apace. The SfAA Program Committee and I are very pleased with the plans for sessions, workshops, roundtables, and other activities...



New Deadline for Peter K New Student Award

Jul 19, 2017

The Peter K. New Student Award, an annual student research competition in the applied social and behavioral sciences, has a new deadline: November 30, 2017.

New Deadline and Submission Portal for Student Travel Awards

Jul 19, 2017

SfAA’s Student Travel Awards now have a new deadline and a new submission portal! Please submit applications by December 20, 2017.

2018 Malinowski Winner

Jul 31, 2017

By - Carlos G. Vélez-Ibáñez - On behalf of my co-nominator, Roberto R. Alvarez and myself, we take great pleasure in announcing the 2018 Bronislaw Malinowski Award to Professors Douglas S. Massey...

Call for Nominations Sol Tax Distinguished Service Award

Jul 31, 2017

Sol Tax provided distinguished service to the field of applied anthropology. The Sol Tax Distinguished Service Award, initiated by the Society for Applied Anthropology in his honor, is to be...

Committees and TIGs


2017 SfAA Annual Meetings Tourism and Heritage TIG Recap

Jul 19, 2017

Welcome to the Tourism and Heritage Topical Interest Group! If you were able to attend, we hope you had a great and insightful trip to the SfAA annual meeting in Santa Fe, NM—the “City...

GBV-TIG Column: Poor women, sex work, and moral judgment

Jul 19, 2017

There has never been a good time to be a poor woman. Marginalized poor women’s vulnerabilities to violence are compounded by structural conditions that allow for their morals to be judged for both...

Immigration Initiative

Jul 19, 2017

The Trump administration’s policy directives and implementations on immigration and refugees have greatly concerned social scientists. In response, the SfAA board of directors recently launched an...

Iraqi Deportations Update by Rosina Hassoun

Jul 19, 2017

My research focuses on health issues in the Arab and Chaldean populations in Michigan, including many refugees and victims of war. Recent events have prompted me to write this update. Arabs and...

Oral History


Ethnohistory, American Indians, and Effective Application: A SfAA Oral History Project Interview with J. Anthony “Tony” Paredes

Jul 19, 2017

Tony’s research and application focus was on contemporary American Indians. In this realm he worked with the Poarch Band of Creeks in Alabama in support of their application for federal...

Spotlight: Training Programs


Spotlight: Portland State University

Jul 19, 2017

Portland is widely considered one of the most livable and progressive cities in the United States. It boasts abundant urban parks and cycling infrastructure and is a destination for food, wine and...