February 2017

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From the SfAA

 

Letter from the President

Mar 6, 2017

On November 19, 2016 on the heels of the election of an administration that promised an extraordinarily divisive approach to a number of issue of concern to us: among them, migration, race, gender,...

November Board Meeting Highlights

Mar 8, 2017

By Jane W. Gibson, Secretary - The SfAA’s Board of Directors, chaired by president Kathleen Musante, met in Minneapolis November 19, 2016, to conduct Society business. Here are some highlights of...

SfAA Statement on Diversity and Respect

Mar 6, 2017

We as members of the Board of the Society for Applied Anthropology affirm our ongoing commitment to value human diversity in all its myriad forms and to encourage all of our members to provide safety...

New Board Member - Sunil Khanna

Mar 6, 2017

Sunil Khanna is a Professor and Head of the School of Biological and Population Health Sciences at Oregon State University. He earned his first PhD in Biological Anthropology from the University of...

New Board Member - Heather Schacht Reisinger

Mar 6, 2017

Heather Schacht Reisinger is Associate Director for Research at the Center for Comprehensive Access and Delivery Research and Evaluation (CADRE) at the Iowa City Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care...

Annual Meeting - Santa Fe/2017

 

2017 Annual Meeting, Santa Fe

Mar 6, 2017

On March 28, dozens of anthropologists and other applied social scientists join local experts to host a series of sessions focused on our region’s diverse heritage, its complex and challenging...

Film Feast: Society for Applied Anthropology Meeting

Mar 6, 2017

This year’s annual SfAA meeting features a festival of film—from historical black and white movies to a major new release and award-winning documentaries. We invite you to attend!

Memorial Event: Polly French Doughty, 1930-2017

Mar 6, 2017

A special event has been planned at the 77th Annual Meeting of the SfAA to remember and celebrate the life of Polly French Doughty. We will convene an informal 'remembrance' to share our memories...

Michael Kearney Memorial Lecture

Mar 6, 2017

The 2017 Michael Kearney Lecture will be held on Thursday, March 30th, in the La Fonda Hotel, La terraza. The keynote speaker is Ellen Gruenbaum. Commentators are Victor Clark Alfaro (SDSU) and...

J. ANTHONY PAREDES MEMORIAL PLENARY & RECEPTION

Mar 6, 2017

Both anthropology and museum collecting share a colonial past with a power imbalance between exogenous ethnographers and curators on the one hand, and the communities they seek to represent, on the...

Malinowski Award - Louise Lamphere

Mar 6, 2017

The Malinowski Award will be presented to Dr. Louise Lamphere, University of New Mexico Emeritus Distinguished Professor, Department of Anthropology. This award recognizes the professional...

Sol Tax Award - Peter Kunstadter

Mar 6, 2017

The Sol Tax Distinguished Service Award will be presented to Dr. Peter Kunstadter, Program for HIV Prevention and Treatment. The award recognizes and honors long-term and exceptional service to the...

Margaret Mead Award - Jason De Leon

Mar 6, 2017

The Margaret Mead Award will be presented to Dr. Jason De Leon, for his book, "The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail."

Tours

Mar 6, 2017

We at the SfAA are pleased to announce tours during the 2017 annual meeting at Santa Fe. We will be taking online tour registrations through March 21. After that, you will need to go to the...

Workshops

Mar 8, 2017

The SfAA provides workshop opportunities at the annual meetings. At the workshops, participants can meet with other attendees and develop their professional skills. Be sure to check some out!

Awards

 

Peter Kong-ming New Awards

Mar 8, 2017

President Kathleen Musante announced today that a panel of senior social scientists had selected the winners of the 2016 Peter K. New Student Research Competition.

John Bodley Student
 Travel Award

Mar 8, 2017

Society Announces 2017 Competition for the John Bodley Student
 Travel Award The Society for Applied Anthropology is pleased to announce the results of the Competition for the John Bodley...

Human Rights Defender Travel Award

Mar 8, 2017

Society Announces 2017 Human Rights Defender
 Travel Award The Society for Applied Anthropology is pleased to announce the results of the Competition for the Human Rights Defender Travel Award...

Del Jones Memorial Travel Awards

Mar 8, 2017

The Society for Applied Anthropology is pleased to announce the results of the Competition for the Del Jones Travel Awards for 2017. The two awardees are Ramon Lee and Stevie Merino. Each will...

Gil Kushner Memorial Travel Awards

Mar 8, 2017

Society Announces 2017 Gil Kushner Memorial Travel Awards The Society for Applied Anthropology is pleased to announce the results of the Competition for the Gil Kushner Memorial Travel Awards for...

Beatrice Medicine Travel Awards

Mar 8, 2017

The Society for Applied Anthropology is pleased to announce the winners of the Beatrice Medicine Student Travel Awards. The Beatrice Medicine Travel Award Scholarship celebrates the life and legacy...

Edward H. and Rosamond B. Spicer
 Travel Awards

Mar 8, 2017

Society Announces 2017 Edward H. and Rosamond B. Spicer
 Travel Awards The Society for Applied Anthropology is pleased to announce the results of the Competition for the Edward Spicer Travel...

Student Endowed Award

Mar 8, 2017

Society Announces 2017 Student Endowed Award The Society for Applied Anthropology is pleased to announce the results of the Competition for the Student Endowed Award for 2017. The awardee is...

Committies and TIGs

 

Tourism and Heritage Topical Interest Group: 2017 SfAA Annual Meetings Preview

Mar 8, 2017

Welcome to the Tourism and Heritage Topical Interest Group! We hope you had a productive fall and are looking forward to the 77th Annual Meetings of the SfAA in Santa Fe, New Mexico (March 28-April...

SfAA Risk and Disaster TIG Plenary Session Announcement - The Angry Earth: Fifteen Years Onward

Mar 8, 2017

On Friday, March 31, 2017, The Society for Applied Anthropology's Risk and Disaster Topical Interest Group will have the honor of presenting a double plenary session organized by Anthony Oliver-Smith...

Thinking Through the Aftermath: Using What We Know from Examining Gender Based Violence

Mar 8, 2017

Regardless of personal politics, the 2016 election cycle was particularly telling if your work centers on any aspect of gender based violence. Lessons about culture, gender, violence, and their...

Slow Violence, Fast Violence: The Challenge to Connect Human Rights and Social Justice

Mar 8, 2017

The urgency of emerging (and legacy) human rights violations and social injustices makes our work even more necessary than ever. But, we must select tasks wisely, because we have capacity problems....

Spotlight: Training Programs

 

Spotlight: The University of Memphis

Mar 6, 2017

Memphis, TN is celebrated for its music, barbecue, and for its historical importance in the long struggle for civil rights. The Department of Anthropology at the University of Memphis is also...

Members in the News

 

Meatingplace on Donald Stull and Jennifer Ng Research

Mar 6, 2017

The meat industry voiced concern on Saturday about the possible impact of President Donald Trump’s executive order designed to slow and limit refugee immigration into the United States. "As the...

Oral History

 

Toward a Scholarship of Practice: An SfAA Oral History Interview with Erve J. Chambers

Mar 6, 2017

This interview with Erve Chambers, done by Judith Freidenberg in 2002, explores his career starting with employment as a policy researcher for Abt Associates in the early 1970s, and subsequent work...