August 2018

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From the SfAA

President’s Message

Jul 24, 2018

Applied Anthropology VS “Applicable Anthropology” What are the meanings that we can assign to applied anthropology, and where, when, and how do we have the biggest impacts? These perennial...

Surmounting language barriers in multicultural panels at the Canadian Anthropology Society meeting in Santiago Cuba (cosponsored by SfAA )

Jul 24, 2018

In this brief note I wanted to share the distinctive experience of presenting in a multicultural, multidisciplinary and trilingual (French, Spanish, and English) roundtable at the CASCA...

Annual Meeting - Portland 2019

Annual Meeting Update

Jul 24, 2018

The dog days of summer have arrived for many of us. Our thoughts may be filled with hopes of finishing summer work projects, plans for a final vacation, or simply of strategies for coping with heat...

Portland 2019 Justification Toolkit: Ideas for Funding your Trip

Jul 31, 2018

With limited travel and training budgets, a strong justification for attending educational events is more important than ever. Use the tools in this kit to help explain how attending SfAA 2019 can...


2019 Malinowski Winner

Jul 25, 2018

The Malinowski Award will be presented to Dr. Spero M. Manson, School of Public Health, University of Colorado Denver. This Award recognizes the professional achievements of a senior scholar for a...

Call for Nominations: Sol Tax Distinguished Service Award

Jul 24, 2018

I’m sitting in my Sol Tax Award rocking chair, a place to rest, rock and think, contemplating those who have served SfAA over the last twenty years or so. Some of these are past presidents; others...

Peter K. New Student Award

Aug 1, 2018

Call for papers - The Peter K. New Student Award, an annual student research competition in the applied social and behavioral sciences deadline November 30, 2018. Honoring the late Peter Kong-ming...

Committees and TIGs

ExtrACTION and Environment TIG: Engaging Change in Turbulent Times 2019

Jul 24, 2018

At the last SfAA TIG business meeting, members voted to extend the scope of the ExtrACTION TIG in order to provide those working in the related area of Environment with a formal home. So this year,...

Immigration Initiative Column

Jul 24, 2018

At our 2018 annual meeting in Philadelphia, the SfAA Board of Directors approved the following mission statement: The SfAA Immigration Initiative will create opportunities for applied social...

News from the Anthropology of Higher Education TIG

Jul 24, 2018

From James McDonald, Co-Chair ANTHROPOLOGY OF HIGHER EDUCATION TIG Society for Applied Anthropology SfAA 2018 Philadelphia This year’s conference in Philadelphia marks another extremely...

Risk and Disasters Topical Interest Group

Jul 26, 2018

By Jenn Trivedi, Melissa Sedlacik, and Thomas Hanson - The Risk and Disasters Topical Interest Group (R&D TIG) celebrates its fifth anniversary by looking back at another year of achievements and...

Spotlight: Training Programs

Spotlight: San José State University's Master of Arts Program in Applied Anthropology

Jul 26, 2018

San José, California, the city at the heart of Silicon Valley, is popularly associated above all with the technology industry. And there is no denying it—our city and surroundings are home to...

Oral History

The Development of SfAA’s Award Program, Annual Meetings, and Administration: A SfAA Oral History Interview with Tom May

Jul 31, 2018

Tom May served the Society until his death in February 2018. Initially he was Treasurer and then, starting in the mid-1980s, he managed the Society’s business affairs. This led to him being...

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