HRSJ Committee Issue Briefings


These issue briefings are commissioned by the SfAA’s Human Rights and Social Justice Committee in an effort to educate our members, our students, and the general public on timely matters relating to social justice or human rights. It is the hope that policymakers, media, and the general public will come to appreciate an anthropological perspective on contemporary issues.

Unless expressly stated otherwise, the findings, interpretations and conclusions expressed in the briefings on this site do not necessarily represent the views of the Society for Applied Anthopology. Alternative views may be submitted to:


Briefing #1 2010
Arizona's Immigration Law – S.B. 1070
Briefing #2 Apr 21, 2011 Pro-democracy and Dignity Uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East
Briefing #3 Dec 22, 2012 U.S. Immigrant Detention as the Next Phase of the Expanding Prison Industrial Complex – A Case Study of Broward Transitional Center
Briefing #4 Dec 27, 2012 U.S. Immigration Detention: An Inhumane System Violating Human Rights
Briefing #5 Jan 8, 2013 The Human Rights Crisis in Honduras


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