Society Announces 2018 Del Jones Memorial Travel Awards

Society Announces 2018 Del Jones Memorial Travel Awards

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 will receive a travel scholarship of $500 to offset the expenses of attending the 78th Annual Meeting of the Society in Philadelphia, PA, April 3-7, 2018.

Chelsey Carter’s paper, “I Have Nothing to Lose”: Considering Time, Disability and Race in ALS Patients in the United States, will be presented on Saturday, April 7 at the meetings.  She is currently a graduate student in the Department of Anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis.

Melinda Gonzalez, a Ph.D. student of Anthropology at Louisiana State University, will present her paper, Puerto Rican Diasporic Community Organizing in the Aftermath of Hurricane Maria, on Friday, April 6.

Del Jones was a distinguished member of SfAA and an African American anthropologist who developed perspectives that could assist and transform the lives of oppressed and disadvantaged peoples. Following his death in 1999, close friends and members of the Society established the Del Jones Memorial Fund.

Please contact the SfAA Office for additional information. A more detailed biography of each of the awardees will be featured on the SfAA web page (, click on "Awards") in late March.