Committees & Topical Interest Groups (TIGs)

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The Society for Applied Anthropology has a number of committees and Topical Interest Groups designed to act as forums for our members in specialized areas.  On this page, you will find links to current committee membership and posted resources provided by each of the committees. You will also find links to active TIGs on the SfAA Online Community.  


Executive Committee

Executive Committee

President

Michael Paolisso (2021-2022)  
Department of Anthropology  
University of Maryland  

Secretary

Jane W. Gibson (2019-2021)
Department of Anthropology
University of Kansas

Past President

Sherylyn Briller (2021)
Department of Anthropology
Purdue University
 

Treasurer

Sunil Khanna (2021-2024)
Public Health Practice Program
Oregon State University

 

 

Award Committees

Distinguished Awards

Malinowski Committee

Andie Palmer, Chair 2021
Elizabeth Briody 2023
Maria Cruz-Torres 2021
   
   

Mead Committee

Kathi Kitner, Chair
2022
Narges Bajoghli (AAA)
2023
Andrew Gardner
2022
Claudio Sopranzetti (AAA)
2023
   

Sol Tax Committee

Roberto Alvarez 2023
Alejandra Colom 2024
Amy Drassan Ham 2024
Riall Nolan 2024
Amy Paul-Ward, Chair 2022

Other Awards

P.K. New Committee

Richard Hessler, Chair 2019
Nancy Burke 2020
Karen Dyer 2020
Jeffrey Colman Salloway 2019

Pelto Committee

Judith Freidenberg, Chair Mark Schuller
Russell Bernard Jon Pelto
Merrill Eisenberg Jim Waldram
   

Hackenberg Committee

Donald Stull, Chair Diane Austin
Adrian Benedetti Kerry Feldman
Beverly Hackenberg Peter Kunstadter
Jeremy Spoon Linda Whiteford
   

Student Travel Awards

Bodley Committee

Xianghong Feng Amber Heckelman
Pasang Sherpa Mark Hill
Ben Burgen Troy Wilson
   
   

Kushner Committee

Jay Sokolovsky, Chair
Gregory Reck
Maria Vesperi

Resettlement Committee

Michael Cernea, Chair William Patridge
Chad Dear Susan Tamondong
Julie Maldonado Brooke Wilmsen
   
   

Bea Medicine Committee

Richard Stoffle, Chair Nancy Owen Lewis
Kathryn Coe Clint Westman
Ted Garner  

Del Jones Committee

Antoinette T. Jackson, Chair 2022
Linda Bennett 2020
Heather Schacht Reisinger 2021
Sandra Bever 2020
Lisa Leimar Price 2020

Spicer Committee

Janet Chrzan 2020
Alison Greenberg 2021
Lance Laird 2021

Standing Committees

Standing Committees

Finance
Committee

Michael Paolisso President
Sherylyn Briller Past President
Jane W. Gibson Secretary
Sunil Khanna Treasurer
Neil Hann Executive Director
   
   

Human Rights/Social Justice Committee

Human Rights & Social Justice Committee Page

Eric Bailey, Chair 2024
Amy Paul-Ward 2022
Joe Heyman 2020
Milena Melo 2020

Nominations & Elections
Committee

Patricia M. Clay 2024
Maria Cruz-Torres 2023
Antoinette Jackson, Chair 2022
   
   
   
   

Oral History
Committee

Oral History Committee Page

John van Willigen, Chair  
Susan Abbott-Jamieson 2020
Juliana McDonald 2020
Barbara Rylko-Bauer 2019

Publications
Committee

Jeffrey Cohen 2021
Melissa Cope  
Lisa Jane Hardy 2020
David Himmelgreen 2021
Chad Morris, Chair 2022
Kathleen Musante 2023
Orit Tamir 2021

Special Committees

Special Committees

Immigration Initiative
Committee

Donald Stull, Chair Rosina Hassoun
Diane Austin Josiah Heyman
Judith Freidenberg James Loucky
   

Paredes Memorial Plenary
Committee

Heidi Altman, Chair  
Linda Dawn Carson Steve Schensul
Alleen Deutsch Jay Sokolovsky
Kelly Fayard Maria Vesperi
   
   

Kearney Lecture
Committee

Louise Lamphere, Chair  
Carole Nagengast, Ex-Officio  
James Loucky 2019
Gina Nuñez-Mchiri 2019

Road to 100 Planning
Committee

Heather Reisinger, Co-Chair
Sunil Khanna, Co-Chair
Nadine Bendycki Lauren Johnson
Alejandra Colom A. Rey Villaneuva
Nikia Grayson Jennifer Wies
Kendall House  

International
Committee (SfAA Global)

Judith Freidenberg, Chair  
Robyn Eversole 2023
Lenore Manderson 2023
Carlos Vélez-Ibáñez 2023

Topical Interest Groups

Topical Interest Groups

Members of the Society who share a particular interest may ask the Board to establish a Topical Interest Group. TIGs are informal vehicles for information exchange and collaboration. Requests for the formation of a TIG should include a brief rationale for the topic’s relevance to applied social science, and identification of founding members.

Once a TIG is formed it may publish information in the SfAA News, organize sessions at the annual meeting, and request a meeting room at the annual meeting. TIGs are asked to provide a written report to the Board in conjunction with the fall meeting of the Board each year.

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