Volume 30, Issue #4 - November 2019


From the SfAA

From the SfAA

President's Message

The season is changing and we are moving ever closer towards our 2020 annual meeting in Albuquerque. We will celebrate our 80th annual meeting and it looks like we are going to have a very exciting…

Candidates for President

Election Bios for Presidential Candidates - Michael Paolisso & Mark Schuller

Candidates for Board Member

Election Bios for Board Member - Keri Brondo, Lenore Manderson, Juliana McDonald, Amy Paul-Ward & Narelle Warren

Candidates for Student Board

Election Bios for Student Board - Hannah Bailey, Melinda Gonzalez, Peter Lee & A. Rey Villanueva

Nominations & Elections

Candidates for Nominations & Elections - Douglas A. Feldman & Robert K. Hitchcock

SfAA Seeking Treasurer

Do you know someone who enjoys working with numbers, policies, and amazing people and wants to support a mission-centered, non-profit professional organization dedicated to advancing the applied…

From the Editors

The summer season at Bandelier National Monument ends just as the annual meeting scheduling period begins. It’s a good thing, since not only does it get busier for those who help make the annual…

Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting

Come to Albuquerque in 2020

We hope that by now you have registered and submitted your presentation abstract for SfAA’s 80th Annual Meeting, to be held at the Hotel Albuquerque, March 17-21, 2020. Next year’s theme—Cultural…

Student Travel Awards

SfAA offers several Student Travel Awards to help offset some of the expenses for traveling to the Annual Meeting in Portland. Please visit the links below to review the eligibility. Deadline for…

Community & NGOs

Community and NGO Relationships: A Request for Information from Ralph Bolton

Awards & Prizes

Awards & Prizes

P.K. New Student Award

Call for Papers - The Peter K. New Student Award, an annual student research competition in the applied social and behavioral sciences. Honoring the late Peter Kong-ming New, a distinguished medical…

Call for Malinsowki Nominations

The Society for Applied Anthropology considers each year nominations for the Malinowski Award. This Award is presented to a senior social scientist in recognition of a career dedicated to…

Award Named for Dr. Erve Chambers

The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) seeks to honor the legacy of Dr. Erve Chambers and recognize his contributions to the anthropology of tourism and heritage, as well as encourage new and…

Hackenberg Prize

The Robert A. and Beverly H. Hackenberg Prize recognizes Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) members and their community partners whose work demonstrates sustained and meaningful collaboration to…

TIGs & Committees

TIGs & Committees

ExtrACTION & Environment TIG

It’s before the SfAA paper deadline, and we await all the great volunteered papers that will arrive by October 15. In spite of this, the ExtrACTION and Environment TIG can already offer you a series…

Gender Based Violence TIG

By Hasnaa Mokhtar - The soul in the academe: a doctoral student’s self-reflection and inner struggles

Oral History

Oral History

Interview with Madeleine Hall-Arber

Understanding the Impact of Regulatory Change and Development on New England Fishing Communities and Beyond: A Society for Applied Anthropology Oral History



To Kingdom Come

When I first arrived in Rome, Georgia, USA as a university faculty member and applied anthropologist charged with starting an Environmental Studies program, I became entranced by the story of GE and…

Urbanization of Rural China

Urbanization of Rural China, a monography of applied anthropology authored by Dr. Li Taohong of Dali University in China and published by North America Business Press in July 2019. It takes Shiyang…

Serving and Learning

R. Baer and E. Holbrook (USF) recently published an article on anthropology and service learning: http://sites.bu.edu/impact/previous-issues/impact-summer-2019/ Serving and Learning: Faculty,…

Patient Shadowing

Jason Wilson, Roberta Baer and Seiichi Villalona (USF) are pleased to announce publication of our article in Academic Medicine which highlights the success we have had implementing a premed patient…

Announcements & Initiatives

Announcements & Initiatives

ACYIG & NEOS Call for Engagement

The Anthropology of Children and Youth Interest Group (ACYIG) of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) invites holistic engagement from applied anthropologists across the sub-disciplines of…

Anya: A Video Highlight

Applied cultural anthropologist, Carylanna Taylor, is releasing her first fiction film on November 26 to video-on-demand, DVD, and hosted screenings. ANYA is a contemporary sci-fi love story about…

CASCA - Changing Climates

The 2019 AAA Annual Meeting, held this year in collaboration with the Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA), in Vancouver, BC offers numerous opportunities to collaborate with fellow anthropologists…

COPAA Initiative

The Consortium of Practicing and Applied Anthropologists (COPAA) has recently launched a completely revamped website (https://www.copaainfo.org/), including a new Notes from the Field peer-reviewed…

PROTECT: A Documentary

The Livelihoods Knowledge Exchange Network (LiKEN) and Paper Rocket Productions, a Diné/Hopi film crew, will soon be releasing the film, PROTECT, a powerful new documentary exploring the challenges of…

USF Peru Climate Change

This six-week program on the effects of climate change is a joint effort between the anthropology and economics department. Students will explore the impact of socio-cultural, economic, environmental,…

Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is pleased to announce an opportunity for graduate students in the social and natural sciences to apply for a two-year Margaret A. Davidson Graduate…



Self-Reflection & Inner Struggles - Mokhtar

Layla arrived at my furnished apartment in Kuwait City on a Tuesday evening of October last year. I was gazing at the sixth-floor window as she parked her navy SUV, stepped out with her 4-year-old,…

Experiences from Alaska - Carraher

Threats to public education are a threat to applied anthropology: Experiences from Alaska. I write to the SfAA newsletter to call attention to the erosion of public education in the United States and…

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