Human Rights Defender Travel Award

February 1, 2020

Society Announces 2020 Human Rights Defender Travel Award

The Society for Applied Anthropology is pleased to announce the results of the Competition for the Human Rights Defender Travel Award for 2020.  The awardee is Samanvi Kanugula.  She will receive a travel scholarship of $500 to offset the expenses of attending the 80th Annual Meeting of the Society in Albuquerque, NM, April 17-21, 2020.

Ms. Kanugula will present her poster, Household Water Insecurity Diminishes Social Capital Gain among Women in Western Kenya on Thursday, March 19.  Ms. Kanugula is currently an undergraduate student in Global Health at Northwestern University.

The Human Rights Defender Award was made possible by a generous contribution from Michael Cavendish, a Sustaining Member of the Society who is a practicing attorney in Florida and a strong advocate of human rights. As a graduate student, he was first exposed to the link between applied anthropology and disciplines like law, journalism and social work.

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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