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Applied Anthropology at a Crossroad

83rd Annual Meeting
March 28-April 1, 2023
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Cincinnati, OH

The SfAA Annual Meeting provides an invaluable opportunity for scholars, practicing social scientists, and students from a variety of disciplines and organizations to discuss their work and brainstorm for the future. It is more than just a conference: it’s a rich place to trade ideas, methods, and practical solutions, as well as enter the lifeworld of other professionals. SfAA members come from a variety of disciplines -- anthropology, sociology, economics, business, planning, medicine, nursing, law, and other related social/behavioral sciences. Make 2023 the year you’ll spend a few days socializing, growing, and relaxing in Cincinnati, OH with the SfAA.


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Co-Sponsors

Co-Sponsors

The Society for Applied Anthropolgy has invited cognate professional associations to join as co-sponsors in the Annual Meeting. Those groups who have accepted the invitation are now working actively with the Program Chair on the content of the sessions. The groups include:

The Applied Anthropology Network (AAN) is the main European platform dedicated to the exchange of information and experiences related to practical applications of anthropology and ethnography. The network enables a circular transfer of knowledge between academia, private and public sectors, NGOs, interest groups, students and other individuals. The network is part of the European Association for Social Anthropologists (EASA)

The Council on Nursing and Anthropology (CONAA) is an organization that brings together nurses, anthropologists and others interested in understanding and promoting the health of peoples and cultures around the world through research and practice innovations. Common interests of CONAA members are basic and applied health research, improved health care for vulnerable populations, and encouraging cultural and social justice content in education and research. CONAA holds yearly business meetings at SfAA followed by informal receptions for networking and mutual support. For more information about CONAA, visit http://www.conaa.org.

The Culture & Agriculture (C&A) Section of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) aims to develop the study and understanding of agrarian systems from a holistic, social science perspective, and to link academics and practitioners concerned with agrarian issues, agricultural development, and agricultural systems through dissemination of scientific research, encouragement of effective instruction, and to encourage application of knowledge to public policy.

Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Community (EPIC) promotes the use of ethnographic principles to create business value and brings conceptual leadership and practical skills to the problems and opportunities faced by organizations, markets, and society. EPIC people draw on the immense expertise of our global community to learn, connect, and develop as professionals, amplifying our impact together. We are practitioners who work to ensure that innovation, strategies, processes, and products are anchored in deep understandings of people and their everyday lives. Our community hails from all kinds of organizations and industries—technology corporations, product and service companies, a range of consultancies, universities and design schools, government and NGOs, and research institutes. EPIC people draw on tools and resources from the social sciences, humanities, data analytics, design, agile, scenario planning and other approaches to realize value for business and communities.

The National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA) promotes human-centered work applied to practical problems by linking a network of professional anthropologists working across employment sectors.  We support all anthropologists in bringing real solutions to communities, organizations, and policymakers, by offering advocacy, information, networks, mentoring, and continuing education.

The Political Ecology Society (PESO) has as its object the promotion of interdisciplinary scientific investigation of the political and economic principles controlling the relations of human beings to one another and to the environment. As part of its efforts to meet these goals, PESO supports the publication of the Journal of Political Ecology, a peer reviewed electronic journal that publishes articles and reviews in English, French, and Spanish.

The Society for Anthropological Sciences (SAS) was organised to promote empirical research and social science in anthropology. The members of SAS want to further the development of anthropological science as empirical knowledge based on testable theory, sound research design and systematic methods for the collection and analysis of data. We seek to fulfill the historic mission of anthropology to describe and explain the range of variation in human biology, society, and culture across time and space. 

Program Committee

2023 Program Committee

Program Chair

Juliana McDonald
University of Kentucky
jmcdo2@uky.edu

Annual Meeting Coordinator

Donald Stull
stull@ku.edu

Program Committee​​​​

Douglas Hume
Northern Kentucky University,
Center for Applied Anthropology
humed1@uky.edu
Nick Rattray
VA Health Services Research & Development
Indiana University-Purdue University
nrattray@iupu.edu
Colin West
University of North Carolina
ctw@email.unc.edu
Crystal Felima
University of Kentucky
crystal.felima@uky.edu
Angela Storey
University of Kentucky
adstor02@louisville.edu
Caspar Bendixsen
Marshfield Clinic Research Institute
bendixsen.caspar@marshfieldresearch.org
Hsain Ilahiane
Mississippi State University
hsain.ilahiane@msstate.edu
Jay Stottman
Kentucky Archaeological Survey
jay.stottman@wku.edu
John Sherry
INTEL, User Experience Lab
john.sherry@intel.com
Daniel Murphy
University of Cincinnati
murphdl@ucmail.uc.edu
Will Robertson
University of Memphis
W.Robertson@memphis.edu
Quinn Houlihan
University of Memphis
houlihan.quinn@gmail.com
Amanda Green
Eastern Kentucky University
amanda.green@eku.edu
Lucero Radonic
Michigan State University
radonicl@msu.edu

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