The Society for Applied Anthropology is pleased to announce the results of the Competition for the Del Jones Travel Awards for 2019. The two awardees are Tashelle Wright and Mecca Burris. Each will receive a travel scholarship of $500 to offset the expenses of attending the 79th Annual Meeting of the Society in Portland, OR, March 19-23, 2019. 

Tashelle Wright’s paper, Food Insecurity and Malnutrition in the “Breadbasket of the World”: An Exploration of How Rural Older Adults and Their Caregivers Navigate Limited Food Environments, will be presented on Friday, March 22. She is currently a third-year public health PhD student at the University of California, Merced.

Mecca Burris, a recent MA graduate in Applied Anthropology at the University of South Florida will present her paper, Teen Food Insecurity: Finding Solutions through the Voices of Teens on Thursdday, March 21.

Del Jones was a distinguished member of SfAA and an African American anthropologist who developed perspectives that could assist and transform the lives of oppressed and disadvantaged peoples. Following his death in 1999, close friends and members of the Society established the Del Jones Memorial Fund.

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