February 2019

From the SfAA

President’s Message

Feb 2, 2019

By Alexander Ervin - Policy and policy alternatives—how are we as applied anthropologists doing on the really big issues such as climate change, environmental destruction, and the economy that...

SfAA 2019 Election Results

Jan 24, 2019

President Alexander (Sandy) Ervin announced today the results of the 2019 Annual Election. Dr. Judith Freidenberg and Dr. Carlos Vélez-Ibáñez have been elected to three-year terms on the Board of...

How You Can Help the SfAA by the “Click Choices” that You Make

Feb 2, 2019

By Jennifer R. Wies (Treasurer) and Neil Hann (Executive Director) - Guess what? The way that people access articles from Human Organization and Practicing Anthropology makes a big difference for the...

Founders Endowment

Feb 2, 2019

By Susan Andreatta - Securing the ability of the Society to fulfill its mission is increasingly challenging in today’s world of social, political, and academic change and financial flux. Specific...

Annual Meeting - Portland

From the Program Chair

Feb 2, 2019

By Michael Paolisso - In less than two months, we will gather in Portland, Oregon, for our Society’s 79th annual meeting. It will be a time for us to discuss how best to engage in research and...

Tours

Jan 24, 2019

SfAA is pleased to announce tours during the 2019 annual meeting at Portland, OR. We will be taking online tour registrations through March 8. After that, you will need to go to the registration desk...

Workshops

Jan 24, 2019

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!

Robert A. and Beverly H. Hackenberg Prize

Jan 24, 2019

The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) is pleased to announce that the 2019 Robert A. and Beverly H. Hackenberg Prize will be presented to Jeremy Spoon (Portland State University associate...

J. Anthony Paredes Memorial Plenary

Jan 24, 2019

Native American leaders strive to balance traditional heritage with contemporary cultural influences, while anticipating future impacts on traditional culture. In order to collaboratively design...

Michael Kearney Memorial Lecture

Jan 24, 2019

The 2019 Michael Kearney Lecture keynote speaker is Yolanda Moses (UCR). Commentators are Fay Harrison (U Illinois) and Deborah Thomas (U Penn).

Folly of Frack

Feb 2, 2019

Attention extrAction & environment TIG and all people interested in climate disruption! On March 19 at noon, Folly of Frack will be presented in the Hilton's Pavilion East Ballroom.

Immigration, Diversity, and Student Journeys to Higher Education- Round Table

Feb 2, 2019

Peter Guarnaccia organized a Roundtable for the upcoming SfAA Meetings in Portland on his new book on Immigration, Diversity and Student Journeys to Higher Education (Peter Lang, 2019). The...

Panel: Current Offerings and New Directions in Pre-College Anthropology Education

Feb 2, 2019

I am excited to announce a panel we have had accepted for SfAA Portland 2019. The title is Current Offerings and New Directions in Pre-College Anthropology Education, and it features educators from...

Performative Discussion by Peter Morin is a Tahltan First Nation (matrilineal) and French-Canadian (patrilineal)

Feb 2, 2019

Peter Morin is a Tahltan First Nation (matrilineal) and French-Canadian (patrilineal) performance artist whose works examine colonization in the Americas, decolonizing methodologies, Indigenous...

“Let’s Get it Done!”: SfAA annual meeting roundtable continues dialogue on race and racism

Feb 2, 2019

Participants in the National Science Foundation (NSF) 2017 Ethnographic Field School and community members and scholars from the Health Equity Alliance of Tallahassee continue their dialogue on race...

Building International Research Linkages in Applied Anthropology

Feb 2, 2019

By Robyn Eversole - A recognised recipe for innovation is knowledge exchange with ‘the other’: whether academics working together across disciplines, practitioners collaborating across sectors,...

Ethnography and meaningful student engagement

Feb 2, 2019

By Kate Sullivan and Kristin Koptiuch - When I started teaching almost 14 years ago at CSU Los Angeles, a very diverse, very urban campus in the heart of LA, my friend Kristin Koptiuch suggested that...

Awards

Sol Tax Award - Roberto Alvarez

Feb 3, 2019

The Sol Tax Distinguished Service Award will be presented to Dr. Robert R. Alvarez, Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Diego. 

Pelto International Travel Award Applications are DUE!

Feb 2, 2019

If you have foreign partners who you would like to bring to the 2020 meetings, and you need to find travel funding to bring them, the deadline for application for the Pertti J. Pelto International...

PK New 2019 Award Winners

Jan 25, 2019

President Alexander M. Ervin has announced that a panel of senior social scientists selected the winners of the 2019 Peter K. New Student Research Competition.

2019 Student Endowed Award

Jan 26, 2019

The Society for Applied Anthropology is pleased to announce the results of the Competition for the Student Endowed Award for 2019. The awardee is Noémie Gonzalez Bautista. She will receive a...

Beatrice Medicine Travel Awards 2019

Jan 26, 2019

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...

Del Jones Memorial Travel Awards 2019

Jan 26, 2019

The Society for Applied Anthropology is pleased to announce the results of the Competition for the Del Jones Travel Awards for 2019. The two awardees are Tashelle Wright and Mecca Burris. Each will...

Michael M. Cernea Involuntary Resettlement Student Travel Award

Feb 2, 2019

The Society for Applied Anthropology is pleased to announce the results of the Competition for the Michael M. Cernea Involuntary Resettlement Student Travel Award for 2019. The winner is Emma Banks,a...

Edward H. and Rosamond B. Spicer Travel Awards

Feb 2, 2019

The Society for Applied Anthropology is pleased to announce the results of the Competition for the Edward Spicer Travel Awards for 2019. The two awardees are Elena Lesley and Jelena Golubovic. Each...

John Bodley Student Travel Award

Feb 4, 2019

The Society for Applied Anthropology is pleased to announce the results of the Competition for the John Bodley Student Travel Award for 2019. The winner is Eric Thomas. He will receive a travel...

Gil Kushner Memorial Travel Awards

Feb 4, 2019

The Society for Applied Anthropology is pleased to announce the results of the Competition for the Gil Kushner Memorial Travel Awards for 2019. The awardees are Erika Finestone and Daniel Bagheri...

Committees and TIGs

Anthropology of Higher Education TIG

Feb 2, 2019

As we inch ever closer to the SfAAs in Portland, I am happy to report that the Anthropology of Higher Education TIG has 25 sessions and 94 presentations. Our current affiliate count is 564, which is...

ExtrACTION and Environment TIG:

Feb 2, 2019

Plays, Sessions, Roundtables and Discussions that Engage Change in Turbulent Times - SfAA returns to Portland, 16 years after our last meeting and the start of the Iraq War. This year’s meeting is...

Ten Years Gone: Celebrating the Gender Based Violence Topical Interest Group

Feb 2, 2019

In the age of #MeToo and #TimesUp, Gender Based Violence (GBV) has become a hot-button issue. These movements bring to the forefront the prevalence of sexual abuse and demand due attention to the...

Risk & Disaster TIG

Feb 2, 2019

By Jennifer Trivedi, Melissa Sedlacik, and Thomas Hanson - The Risk & Disaster TIG offers a space for discussions regarding anthropological and applied work related to risk and disaster issues around...

News from Members and Other Associations

Kathy M’Closkey was presented with the 2019 Excellence in Diné Studies and Human Rights and Social Justice Awards

Feb 2, 2019

Kathy M’Closkey, Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Windsor, ON, was recently given two awards in recognition of her research and activism. The Navajo board of Dine’ Studies granted...

NAPA Shines a Spotlight on Careers!

Feb 2, 2019

The National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA) will hold an exciting new event at the SfAA meeting in Portland in March.

The NAPA-OT Field School in Antigua, Guatemala

Feb 2, 2019

Is now recruiting anthropology, occupational therapy, global health, and students in related disciplines for its four-week summer session: June 17 - July 12, 2019.

Oral History

An Interview of J. Thomas May for the SfAA Oral History Project.

Feb 2, 2019

Choosing Career Tracks, Founding of Current Society Management, Organizing Annual Meetings, and Fund-Raising: An Interview of J. Thomas May for the SfAA Oral History Project. - Tom May served the...

Obituaries

In Memoriam Wendy Ashmore

Feb 2, 2019

Wendy Ashmore, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Emerita, UC Riverside - 1948-2019