Human Rights Defender Travel Award

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 for 2016.  The awardee is Kristina Hook.  She will receive a travel scholarship of $500 to offset the expenses of attending the 77th Annual Meeting of the Society in Santa Fe, NM, March 28-April 1, 2017.

Ms. Hook will present hers paper, Historical Trappings: Liminal Framings of the Bykivnia Memorial and the Past-Yet-Present Political Violence in Ukraine, on Saturday, April 1.  Ms. Hook is currently a Ph.D. student, Department of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame.

The Human Rights Defender Award was made possible by a generous contribution from Michael Cavendish, a Sustaining Member of the Society who is a practicing attorney in Florida and a strong advocate of human rights. As a graduate student, he was first exposed to the link between applied anthropology and disciplines like law, journalism and social work.

Please contact the SfAA Office for additional information.  A more detailed biography of each of the awardees is featured on the SfAA website (, click on “Awards”).