Student Corner

24-1-_tarter.jpgBy Andrew Tartar
Chair, Student Committee

The Student Committee is taking a break from our normal column of student micro-essays this month; we’ve been incredibly busy preparing for a range of student events at the upcoming meetings, judging the submissions for the Student Endowment Award for travel to the conference, and judging the submissions for our newly created—and not yet named—Student Paper Prize.

We’re happy to announce that we held successful elections for several student committee positions. Thank you to everyone who applied for these leadership roles. We’d like to welcome Michael J.T. Fitch (U Colorado) as our incoming Communications Coordinator, Deborah J. Andrews (U Florida) as our incoming Treasurer, and A. Rey Villanueva (U Texas San Antonio) as our incoming Vice Chair. We’d also like to thank out-going members Paul Boshears (Treasurer), A. Rey Villanueva (Communications Coordinator), and Andrew Tarter (Chair) for two years of excellent service on the Student Committee.

We hope to see many of you in Denver! We encourage you to check out the upcoming meeting program (available on the SfAA web site) for information on all the student-related events, including our paper panel on revolution—the theme for this year’s student micro-essays in the newsletter, and for submissions to our new Student Paper Prize.

If you are attending the conference in Denver, be sure to come to the Student Welcome and Orientation event on Wednesday evening, to learn about all the excellent student opportunities at the meeting. See you soon!

Please note that I will be available on Thursday at noon in Denver to address any questions or comments you may have regarding Practicing Anthropology. You may also find me coming to your talk to ask you to submit. Feel free to contact me at if you have questions, concerns, or want to submit a manuscript. Remember to consult our website at for “Information for Authors” regarding submission criteria.