February 1, 2020
SfAA’s most unique award prize will arrive at the home of Susan Andreatta this month. Dr. Andreatta, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina- Greensboro, is this year’s winner of the Sol Tax Award Distinguished Service Award. Sol Tax was an anthropologist who provided distinguished and innovative service to applied anthropology and to anthropological societies. The Sol Tax Distinguished Service Award is presented annually to a member of SfAA in recognition of long-term and truly distinguished service to the Society.
Susan has provided exceptional service to SfAA over the years from serving on committees to being president to leading the Founders Endowment. She has done these tasks with kindness, inclusivity and enthusiasm. Susan has also made important contributions to SfAA that are grounded in her commitment to community-based linkages. The SfAA annual meetings that now include a Tuesday that focuses on local topics is one such innovation. Her academic work on environmental issues has been integrated into SfAA programs and activities.
Susan continues to serve the Society through her dedication to students. Her textbook, Elements of Culture: An Applied Perspective (authored with Gary Ferraro) is a critical contribution. Using an applied approach, she has brought knowledge of what SfAA means to a huge audience of undergraduates.
We honor Susan at the Annual awards ceremony on Friday, March 20 at 7:00 PM.
The Sol Tax Award Committee encourages members of the SfAA to continue to nominate individuals who are deserving of this award.
Jeanne Simonelli, Chair
Members: Amy Paul-Ward, Jeremy Spoon, Andrew Gardner, Stan Hyland