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

Sherylyn Briller (2019-2021)
Department of Anthropology
Purdue University

Secretary

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

President Elect

Michael Paolisso (2020-2021)
Department of Anthropology
University of Maryland

Treasurer

Jennifer Wies (2018-2021)
Department of Anthropology
Ball State University

 

 

Award Committees

Distinguished Awards

Malinowski Committee

Sera Young, Chair 2020
Maria Cruz-Torres 2020
Diana French 2020
Andie Palmer 2020
   

Mead Committee

Maria Cruz-Torress
2022
Andrew Gardner
2023
Kathi Kitner
2022
Sameena Mulla, Chair (AAA)
2020
George Marcus (AAA)
2020

Sol Tax Committee

Jeanne Simonelli, Chair 2020
Andrew Gardner 2021
Stan Hyland 2020
Jeremy Spoon 2021
Amy Paul-Ward 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
Beverly Hackenberg
Peter Kunstadter
 

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 2019
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

Sherylyn Briller President
Michael Paolisso President Elect
Jane W. Gibson Secretary
Jennifer Wies Treasurer
Neil Hann Executive Director
   
   

Human Rights/Social Justice Committee

Human Rights & Social Justice Committee Page

Eric Bailey, Chair 2021
Amy Paul-Ward 2022
Joe Heyman 2020
Milena Melo 2020

Nominations & Elections
Committee

Maria Cruz-Torres 2023
Elizabeth Marino, Chair 2021
Antoinette Jackson 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
Neil Hann  
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
   

Public Policy Committee

Public Policy Committee Page

Maryann McCabe, Chair
Merrill Eisenberg
Sandy Lane
Bryan Page
 
 
 

Kearney Lecture
Committee

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

Paredes Memorial Plenary
Committee

Heidi Altman, Chair Barbara Hendry
JoAllyn Archambault Peggy Overbey
Linda Dawn Carson Allison Pena
Alleen Deutsch George Roth
Paul Doughty Steve Schensul
Kelly Fayard Jay Sokolovsky
Ray Fogelson Maria Vesperi
J. Neil Henderson  

International
Committee (SfAA Global)

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

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  
   
   

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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