Gil Kushner Memorial Travel Awards

February 1, 2020

Society Announces 2020 Gil Kushner Memorial Travel Awards

Gil KushnerThe Society for Applied Anthropology is pleased to announce the results of the Competition for the Gil Kushner Memorial Travel Awards for 2020.  The awardees are Samantha Streuli and Ipshita Ghosh.  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.

Ms. Streuli will present her paper “The mother’s instincts should be listened to”: How a Somali Refugee Population Navigates a Technology-based Vaccine-promotion Intervention on Saturday, March 21.  Ms. Streuli is currently a Ph.D. student, Department of Anthropology, University of California, San Diego.

Ms. Ipshita Ghosh is a Ph.D. student, Department of Anthropology, Syracuse University.  Ms. Ghosh will present her paper Entrepreneurial Karma: Relationships and Reward(s) in Startup Cultures on Thursday, March 19.  

The Gil Kushner Memorial Travel Awards commemorate Gilbert Kushner, a longtime SfAA Fellow and winner of the Sol Tax Distinguished Service Award in 2005. Internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work in establishing applied anthropology as a graduate discipline, he served as Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of South Florida, Tampa from 1971 to 1985 and as Associate Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences from 1971 until 1978.

Please contact the SfAA Office for additional information.  A more detailed biography of each of the awardees is featured on the SfAA website.

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