From the SfAA

SfAA President’s Column

By Michael Paolisso - My two years as SfAA president will end in March at our annual meeting in Cincinnati. I hope to see many of you there and online. This is my last SfAA News column before I pass…

Editor’s Notes: Will the Southwest Remember?

By Jeanne Simonelli and Orit Tamir - I went on the Southwest Field Program and all I got was this lousy tee shirt...a whole pile of them. In truth, neither the field program nor the tee shirt was…

Election Results

By Michael Paolisso - The election results are in for 2023. I want to thank all the candidates for their willingness to stand for election. The SfAA’s ability to support members is closely linked to…

Meet the New Human Organization Editor

Lenore Manderson, Ph.D. - University of the Witwatersrand AND Join in a Conversation about Your Publications* - Lenore Manderson’s practice of applied anthropology derives from her appointments in…

Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting Update

By Juliana McDonald - Finally, as we say in Kentucky: we’ve made the turn, the days are getting longer, and we are at the top of the home stretch toward Spring! The 2023 SfAA Annual Meeting…

Workshops Available at the Annual Meeting

The Program Committee has developed informative workshops on up-to-date topics. A description of the workshops along with an online registration form is on the website at:…

Booking Your Hotel Room for the Annual Meeting

SfAA is pleased to hold its 2023 annual meeting March 28-April 1 in the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. The Netherland Plaza has a AAA Four Diamond rating. A charter member of the Historic Hotels…

Awards Ceremony

The Awards Ceremony is the high point of the annual meeting. President Wies will preside. The Program will recognize and feature the winners of the Margaret Mead Award, Sol Tax Award, and the…

TIGs & Committees

ExtrACTION and Environment TIG

It’s Been Another Full Year and We Still Miss You - One of the hardest decisions made by the SfAA Executive Board is what to do about already scheduled annual meetings. Three years ago, our bags were…

Risk and Disaster TIG

2022 In Review for Risk And Disaster Scholarship - In 2022, members of the Risk & Disaster TIG, as well as other researchers and practitioners who engage with us through our panels, activities,…

Medical Anthropologists and Social Scientists in Health (MASSH) TIG

Create a MASSH-Up! - The Medical Anthropologists and Social Scientists in Health (MASSH) Topical Interest Group brings together anthropologists and allied social scientists working in applied health…

Tourism & Heritage Topical Interest Group (THTIG)

By Lawrence Ramirez - In this edition of the Tourism and Heritage Topical Interest Group (THTIG) column, we are highlighting our activities for the 83 Annual Meeting, scheduled for March 28 to April…

Addition to Tourism and Heritage TIG

Opportunity to Support Students Conducting Research on Tourism and Heritage - The SfAA has established the Erve Chambers Tourism and Heritage Student Paper Award to honor the legacy of Dr. Erve…

Awards & Prizes

2023 Hackenberg Prize

Miami University Center for Community Engagement - Our partnership was born through acts of solidarity between Miami University faculty and community leaders in the Over-the-Rhine People’s Movement— a…

News from Members & Other Associations

(WAPA) Opens the 2023 Praxis Award Competition

WAPA announces the open of the 2023 Praxis Award Competition, a biennial award that recognizes professional excellence and outstanding achievement “in translating anthropological knowledge into action…

Career Readiness Commission

Anthropology’s Career Readiness Commission welcomes you to participate in all activities! Our mission is to improve the preparation of students for careers in industry, non-profits, and government.…

An Intervention to Vaccinate Hard to Reach Populations Against COVID-19

By Roberta D. Baer - This report describes an innovative health intervention which built on trusted relationships to effectively create a COVID-19 vaccination program that met the needs of…

David Himmelgreen named as Fellow of AAAS

David Himmelgreen, an incoming member of the SfAA Board of Directors, has been named as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. This honor recognizes David's…

AAA Anthropology Day Announcement

The American Anthropological Association is lining up a number of activities for Anthropology Day 2023, including the popular Unessay Contest. Register your group before Jan. 23 to make sure you…

International Diploma in Anthropological Theories in Latin American and Caribbean (DITALC)

The International Diploma in Anthropological Theories in Latin American and the Caribbean (DITALC) is offered by the Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Santiago de Chile, in agreement with the Escuela IDAES…

Publications

A New Book

Assessing the Longitudinal Value of an Iterative Approach to Forest Management with Communities - Carol J. Pierce Colfer - By the time this newsletter is distributed, our new open access book,…

Anthropologists on the Public Stage

Anthropology has had a longstanding problem: its low public visibility. The effects in the US, UK, and elsewhere range from erroneous assumptions about the discipline, to still-too-few "seats at the…

Oral History Project

SfAA Oral History Project

Business Anthropology in Advertising and Brand Development: An interview with Timothy Malefyt for the SfAA Oral History Project - Timothy Malefyt ls Clinical Professor in the Gabelli School of…

Commentaries

On Casts, Castings, and Unexpected Castaways

By Jennifer Schneider - I’ve been teaching history for as long as I can remember. My seasons are largely a rotating selection (natural and national) of world topics (both ancient and timely).…

The Sky is (Sometimes) Falling

On Teaching (& Parenting) Philosophies & Philosophical Wonderings :: The Sky is (Sometimes) Falling - Jennifer Schneider - As a teacher, I see the fears similar to those of Henny Penny in my students.…

Poems & Short Stories

A Haibun :: On Pigeons, Parks, and Ponderings

By Jennifer Schneider - I sit on a metal bench in the middle of a park near the corner of 18th and Spring Garden and play games of Don’t Blink with a city pigeon and its two webbed feet. I don’t know…

The Artificial Life of Christmas Trees in LA

By Mario J. Gonzales - “a starfish at the top of the tree” - Somewhere in LA you say this to yourself as you notice there are no presents under the tree. In fact, there is no tree. If there were, it…

A life after you

My name is Jillian Everly and I am a master’s student in the Anthropology department at Idaho State University. My thesis is focused on the well-being of women in Chilean fisheries: both small and…

Poems and Photos

Photographs and poems by Linda Rabben, ©2023

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