The Society for Applied Anthropology is pleased to announce the results of the Competition for the Edward Spicer Travel Awards for 2019.  The two awardees are Elena Lesley and Jelena Golubovic.  Each will receive a travel scholarship of $500 to offset the expenses of attending the 79thAnnual Meeting of the Society in Portland, OR, March 19-23, 2019.

Elena Lesley will present her paper, Considering the Mental Health Impact of Gender Based Violence under the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia on Wednesday, March 20.  Ms. Lesley is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Cultural Anthropology at Emory University.

Jelena Golubovic will present her paper, To Me, You Are Not a Serb: Ethnicity, Anxiety, and Ambiguity in Post-War Sarajevoon Wednesday, March 20.  Ms. Golubovic is a Ph.D. Candidate, in the Sociology & Anthropology Department at Simon Fraser University.

The Spicer Travel Awards commemorate the lifelong concern of Edward H. and Rosamonde B. Spicer in furthering the maturation of students in the social sciences.  The Spicer Family provided generous support to endow these travel scholarships that are available each year.

Please contact the SfAA Office for additional information.  A more detailed biography of each of the awardees will be featured on the SfAA website (, click on “Awards”) in April.

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