Society Announces 2018 Human Rights Defender Travel Award

Society Announces 2018 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 2018.  The awardee is Sarah Davenport.  She 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.

Ms. Davenport will present her paper, Whose Sustainability?:  A Case Study of Environmental Equity and Sustainability in Practice in Central Florida, on Saturday, April 7.  Ms. Davenport is currently an undergraduate student in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Central Florida.

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”).