February 2018

 

From the SfAA

President's Message

Feb 2, 2018

By Alexander ("Sandy") Ervin - During the Fall, Board secretary Jane Gibson distributed an article from the AAA News to the Executive Committee about the rather large declines in undergraduate...

Highlights from the Fall 2017 SfAA Board Meeting

Feb 2, 2018

By Jane W. Gibson - The SfAA Board met for its fall meeting December 2, 2017 in Washington D.C. where President Sandy Ervin convened the meeting. He affirmed the Board's support for diversity and...

Lisa J. Hardy has been selected as editor of Practicing Anthropology

Feb 2, 2018

The SfAA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Lisa J. Hardy has been selected as editor of Practicing Anthropology. Dr. Hardy is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Northern Arizona...

Sherylyn Briller Incoming President-Elect

Feb 5, 2018

The board of directors are pleased to announce Sherylyn Briller as the incoming President-Elect.

Robyn Eversole Elected to Board of Directors

Feb 5, 2018

Dr. Robyn Eversole is Professor, Social Impact at the Centre for Social Impact, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia. She is an applied anthropologist known for her practice-focused research...

A.J. Faas Elected to Board of Directors

Feb 5, 2018

A.J. Faas (PhD, Anthropology, University of South Florida) is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at San José State University. His research interests center on disasters and environmental crises,...

Hannah Quinn Elected Student Board Member

Feb 5, 2018

Hannah Quinn is a first-year Ph.D. student at the University of Toronto in the Department of Anthropology. After completing her Bachelor's degree in International Development Studies and Anthropology...

Elizabeth Marino Elected to Nominations and Elections Committee

Feb 5, 2018

Dr. Elizabeth Marino is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Sustainability at Oregon State University - Cascades. She is interested in the relationships among climate change, risk perception,...

Annual Meeting - Philadelphia 2018

Engaging with our Sustainable Futures at the SfAA Meetings in Philadelphia

Feb 5, 2018

By Carla Guerrón Montero - The Society for Applied Anthropology will convene at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia for its 78th annual meeting. The program offers robust offerings with sessions,...

2018 SfAA Film Festival

Feb 5, 2018

The 2018 Annual Meetings proudly present the first SfAA Film Festival based on an international call for submissions and a selection process.  Join film makers, producers, and commentators from 14...

Michael Kearney Memorial Lecture

Feb 6, 2018

The 2018 Michael Kearney Lecture keynote speaker is Josiah Heyman. Commentators are Christine Ho (Independent) and Alison Lee (UDLAP). The Lecture celebrates the life and work of Michael Kearney,...

J. ANTHONY PAREDES MEMORIAL PLENARY

Feb 5, 2018

This year's theme for the annual SfAA meeting is Sustainable Futures. The topic for the Paredes Memorial session will be centered around the practices and ideologies that can serve to sustain...

Pelto International Travel Award

Feb 6, 2018

The SfAA Board has approved Cynthia Pizarro as this year's Pertti J Pelto International Scholar. The Pelto Award is given to a mid-career applied social scientist who is a citizen or permanent...

Tours

Feb 6, 2018

SfAA is pleased to announce tours during the 2018 annual meeting at Philadelphia. We will be taking online tour registrations through March 21. After that, you will need to go to the registration...

Workshops

Feb 6, 2018

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

Malinowski Award - Jorge Durand and Douglas S. Massey

Feb 5, 2018

The Malinowski Award will be presented to Dr. Jorge Durand, University of Guadalajara and Dr. Douglas S. Massey, Princeton University. This Award recognizes the professional achievements of a senior...

Sol Tax Award - Linda Whiteford

Feb 5, 2018

The Sol Tax Distinguished Service Award will be presented to Dr. Linda M. Whiteford, University of South Florida. The Award recognizes and honors long-term and exceptional service to the...

Margaret Mead Award - Sameena Mulla

Feb 6, 2018

The Margaret Mead Award will be presented to Dr. Sameena Mulla, for her book, "The Violence of Care: Rape Victims, Forensic Nurses and Sexual Assault Intervention."

PK New 2018 Award Winners

Feb 6, 2018

President Alexander M. Ervin has announced that a panel of senior social scientists had selected the winners of the 2018 Peter K. New Student Research Competition.

Beatrice Medicine Travel Awards 2018

Feb 14, 2018

The Beatrice Medicine Travel Award Scholarship celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Beatrice Medicine, an internationally prominent anthropologist. Dr. Medicine was Lakota and an enrolled member of...

Society Announces 2018 Edward H. and Rosamond B. Spicer Travel Awards

Feb 14, 2018

The Society for Applied Anthropology is pleased to announce the results of the Competition for the Edward Spicer Travel Awards for 2018. The two awardees are Ryan Logan and Robin Valenzuela. Each...

Society Announces 2018 Student Endowed Award

Feb 20, 2018

Society Announces 2018 Student Endowed Award The Society for Applied Anthropology is pleased to announce the results of the Competition for the Student Endowed Award for 2018. The awardee is...

Society Announces 2018 Del Jones Memorial Travel Awards

Feb 20, 2018

The Society for Applied Anthropology is pleased to announce the results of the Competition for the Del Jones Travel Awards for 2018. The two awardees are Chelsey Carter and Melinda Gonzalez. Each...

Society Announces 2018 Human Rights Defender Travel Award

Feb 20, 2018

The Society for Applied Anthropology is pleased to announce the results of the Competition for the Human Rights Defender Travel Award for 2018. The awardee is Sarah Davenport. She will receive a...

Society Announces the 2018 Michael Cernea Involuntary Resettlement Student Travel Award

Feb 20, 2018

The Society for Applied Anthropology is pleased to announce the results of the Competition for the Michael Cernea Involuntary Resettlement Student Travel Awards for 2018. The winner is Daniel...

Society Announces 2018 Gil Kushner Memorial Travel Awards

Feb 28, 2018

The Society for Applied Anthropology is pleased to announce the results of the Competition for the Gil Kushner Memorial Travel Awards for 2018. The awardees are Luminita-Anda Mandache and Monika...

Committees and TIGs

SfAA Immigration Initiative

Feb 6, 2018

By Amy Foust - Over the last year, the US refugee resettlement program, like many federally funded programs, appears to have become an endangered species. With the presidential administration seeking...

Session co-organized by the Immigration Initiative Committee and Human Rights and Social Justice Committee

Feb 8, 2018

Dear Colleagues, if you are interested in immigration or human rights issues, or likewise interested in improving your ability to engage in public-policy relevant research or communication, please...

Gender Based Violence TIG

Feb 6, 2018

For this issue, the GBV TIG is featuring two articles on gender based violence among refugees and radicalized groups in Cameroon, written by collaborators Kelly Yotebieng and Damien Noma Eloundou

Tourism and Heritage Topical Interest Group

Feb 6, 2018

By Eric Koenig - 2018 SfAA Annual Meetings Preview - Welcome to the Tourism and Heritage Topical Interest Group! We hope you had a productive fall and are looking forward to the 78th Annual Meetings...

News from Members and Other Associations

WAPA Announces 2017 Praxis Award Recipents

Feb 7, 2018

The Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists (WAPA) recently announced the recipients of its biennial Praxis Award, bestowed since 1981 for outstanding achievement in anthropological...

Now Available: American Stories, edited by Roberta D. Baer and Emily Holbrook

Feb 7, 2018

In this 148 page book, 21 refugees living in Tampa, Florida, share their stories with you. These stories were told to students from the University of South Florida in the fall of 2016. The students...

Oral History

SfAA Oral History Interview with Thayer "Ted" Scudder

Feb 7, 2018

This transcript is part of an interview with Prof. Thayer "Ted" Scudder for the Society for Applied Anthropology Oral History Project done by Prof. Lisa Cliggett in 2003. The focus is on his early...

Obituaries

J. Thomas May

Feb 14, 2018

Jude Thomas May (Tom), retired David Ross Boyd Professor of Public Health at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, and former Executive Director of the Society for Applied Anthropology...