Del Jones Memorial Travel Awards

February 1, 2020

Society Announces 2020 Del Jones Memorial Travel Awards

Del Jones.jpegThe Society for Applied Anthropology is pleased to announce the results of the Competition for the Del Jones Travel Awards for 2020.  The two awardees are Amanda Lee and Belinda Gonzalez.  Each will receive a travel scholarship of $500 to offset the expenses of attending the 80th Annual Meeting of the Society in Albuquerque, NM, March 17-21, 2020.

Amanda Lee’s paper, Who Is Responsible for Chemical Exposure?: Perspectives from Beauty and Auto Shops in South Tucson, will be presented on Saturday, March 21.  She is currently a PhD student in Sociocultural and Medical Anthropology at University of Arizona.

Belinda Ramirez, a sixth-year PhD student in sociocultural anthropology studying urban agriculture, politics, and race/ethnicity in San Diego and Tijuana, will present her paper Struggling in the Movement: The Challenges of Food Justice Organizing in Neoliberal Contexts on Thursday, March 19.

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.

Please contact the SfAA Office for additional information.  A more detailed biography of each of the awardees will be featured on the SfAA webpage.

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