Volume 33, Issue #1 - February 2022


From the SfAA

President’s Column

At the beginning of each year, like many others I find myself hopeful, re-energized and renewed in my commitment to work better and focus more on what is important. (I did, however, stop making new…

From the Editors:

By Orit Tamir and Jeanne Simonelli - It’s Almost Two Years! It is January 2022, so it must be the Omicron variant time. Covid19 variants have already made it halfway through the Greek Alphabet. Will…

SfAA Election Results

The election results are in for 2022! Thanks to all the candidates for their willingness to serve, particularly during these challenging times. The elected candidates are listed below. However, other…

Practicing Anthropology

We want to hear from you! Practicing Anthropology publishes written and visual work from practitioners, students, junior scholars, and senior social scientists in the field.

Where to Publish with SfAA

The Society for Applied Anthropology has three publications. We publish work from practitioners and academics from the social And health sciences and beyond. This chart is designed to help you think…

Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting Update

I hope that everyone had a safe, fun, and fulfilling holiday season! Now that all the revelry is past, we are on our final push to the 2022 SfAA conference in Salt Lake City, March 22-26. Here’s a…

Academic Career Development and Teaching Skills Workshop

Effective Teaching in Medical Schools: Translating Anthropological Knowledge to Practice. Friday, March 25, 9:00-11:00 am Society for Applied Anthropology annual conference. Salt Lake City, Utah

TIGs & Committees

Publications Committee Notes

The Publications Committee is especially grateful this month for the editors, assistants, and SfAA staff who have kept Human Organization, Practicing Anthropology and SfAA News rolling despite the…

ExtrACTION and Environment TIG

It’s Been a Full Year and We Miss You - One of the hardest decisions made by the SfAA Executive Board is what to do about already scheduled annual meetings. Two years ago, our bags were packed, bound…

Tourism & Heritage TIG

By-Lawrence Ramirez-In this edition of the Tourism and Heritage Topical Interest Group (THTIG) column, we are highlighting our activities for the 82 Annual Meeting, coming up on March 22 to 26, 2022,…

Awards & Prizes

Awards Ceremony

The Awards Ceremony is the high point of the annual meeting. President Paolisso will preside. The Program will recognize and feature the winners of the Margaret Mead Award, Sol Tax Award, and the…

J. Anthony Paredes Memorial Plenary

Retrospective of Challenges and Impacts of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, J. Anthony Paredes Memorial Plenary and Reception to Follow

Pelto International Travel Award

The Pelto International Travel Award is presented to a mid-career applied social scientist from outside the U.S. The Award allows the scholar/practitioner to attend the SfAA annual meeting and…

2022 PK New Award Winners

The Peter K. New Competition and Award honors the memory of the late Professor Peter Kong-ming New, a distinguished medical sociologist-anthropologist and former President of the Society.

Student Travel Award Winners

The Awards will be presented at the Business Meeting, Thursday, 11:15-1:00 pm, Canyons


My Brazil: Reports from the Interior

My Brazil: Reports from the Interior is a new collection by anthropologist and Brazilianist Linda Rabben. This compilation of more than 80 texts includes photographs taken during field research and…

Adaptive Collaborative Management of Forest Landscapes

New book: Adaptive Collaborative Management of Forest Landscapes: Villagers, Bureaucrats and Civil Society edited by Carol J. Pierce Colfer, Ravi Prabhu, and Anne M. Larson (2021 London: Earthscan…

Bitter Shade

Michael R. Dove (Yale University) announces the publication by Yale University Press in 2021 of “Bitter Shade: The Ecological Challenge of Human Consciousness.”

Cooling Down: Local Responses to Global Climate Change

New Book Edited by Susanna Hoffman - Climate change is a slowly advancing crisis sweeping over the planet and affecting different habitats in strikingly diverse ways. While nations have signed…

News from Members & Other Associations

New Novel by Kerry Feldman

Kerry Feldman, long time member of the SfAA, has written a historical frontier novel, Alice’s Trading Post: A Novel of the West.

Career Readiness Commission

The anthropology-wide Career Readiness Commission is going gangbusters! This initiative brings together a broad coalition of anthropologists from across the discipline to collaborate on improving…

Public comment sought on draft proposed revision of the NAGPRA regulations

At this afternoon’s meeting of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee, the committee discussed the need to hear from national scientific and museum organizations…

Grant opportunity for the Greater Good Science Center

Greater Good Science Center is undertaking a three-year project to raise awareness of research on intellectual humility and its implications, in partnership with the John Templeton Foundation.

Research Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Rollins College Anthropology professor Shan-Estelle Brown has received a notable national fellowship from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Interdisciplinary Research Leaders program to study the…

New Children's Book by Mary de Chesnay

Mary de Chesnay, member of SFAA and CONAA published a children’s book entitled: Emily, Angel of the Yukon to tell the story of a nurse in Nome, Alaska during the 1925 diphtheria epidemic that nearly…

Louise Lamphere Internship Program

The Louise Lamphere Internship Program - Now Accepting Applications - The American Anthropological Association is now accepting applications for the Louise Lamphere Internship Program. Each summer, we…

Oral History Project

Creating and Managing an Anthropologically-Oriented Consulting Firm

A SfAA Oral History Project Interview with Niel Tashima and Cathleen Crain - Niel Tashima and Cathleen Crain are the managing partners of LTG Associates, a consulting firm which they formed in…

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