Eric H. ThomasThe Society for Applied Anthropology is pleased to announce the results of the Competition for the John Bodley Student Travel Award for 2019.  The winner is Eric Thomas.  He 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.

Thomas will present his paper, Contaminated Wilderness: Patagonia, Pollution, and the Politics of Firewood on Friday, March 22.  Mr. Thomas is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

The John Bodley Student Travel Award was initiated by former students, and honors an international scholar whose career focused on the impact of development on indigenous peoples. More recently, his research turned to the issue of scale as a way to best understand the contemporary concentration of wealth and power.

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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