May 2018

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From the SfAA

President's Message

Apr 24, 2018

During the hand-washing phase of an encounter in a men’s washroom, I was chatting with the chair of my university’s economic department. In a spirit of bonhomie, I mentioned that I subscribed to...

Highlights of the SfAA Board Meetings April 4 and 7, 2018

May 1, 2018

At the April 4, 2018 meeting of the SfAA Board of Directors, the Board welcomed the new editors of Human Organization (HO) and Practicing Anthropology (PA). Lisa Hardy, the new PA editor, joined...

SfAA Call For Nominations

May 1, 2018

To facilitate the development of a diverse and representative slate, the SfAA Nominations and Elections Committee is encouraging all eligible SfAA Members to nominate themselves or colleagues as...

Annual Meeting - Portland 2019

Portland Meetings, March 19-23, 2019: "Engaging Change in Turbulent Times"

Apr 24, 2018

We will assemble in Portland, Oregon, for the 79th Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology on March 19-23, 2019. Our meeting theme is Engaging Change in Turbulent Times. A fundamental...


May 4, 2018

The Society for Applied Anthropology announces Student Prizes and Awards for the 2019 Annual Meeting in Portland, OR. The deadline for applications is December 20, 2018. For additional information...


Interview with Rebecca Bedwell, 1st Place 2018 Peter K. New Award Winner

May 2, 2018

Rebecca Bedwell is a PhD student in sociocultural anthropology, with a concentration in medical anthropology. She received her BA in Anthropology and Spanish from Indiana University, Bloomington in...


May 4, 2018

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...


May 4, 2018

Sol Tax provided distinguished service to the field of applied anthropology. The Sol Tax Distinguished Service Award, initiated by the Society for Applied Anthropology in his honor, is to be...


May 4, 2018

The Society sponsors an annual student research paper competition in the name of a former President, Peter K. New. The Competition is open to any person who was registered as a student at the...

Interview with Colleen Walsh Lang, 3rd place 2018 Peter K. New Award Winner

May 8, 2018

Colleen Walsh Lang’s research explores the role of children in Uganda as social actors as they live with a highly stigmatized life-long illness (HIV/AIDS) and as they negotiate the process of...

Interview with Nora Bridges, 2nd Place 2018 Peter K. New Award Winner

May 29, 2018

Nora Bridges earned a PhD in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2017. Her research integrates medical and environmental anthropology to ask how wellbeing is understood and...

Committees and TIGs

World on the Move: 100,000 Years of Migration

Apr 24, 2018

Now that the Society for Applied Anthropology has a funded Immigration Initiative, it could be instructive to explore what other organizations of anthropologists and related disciplines in the United...

Tourism and Heritage Topical Interest Group: SfAA Annual Meetings Recap

May 7, 2018

Welcome to the Tourism and Heritage Topical Interest Group! If you were able to attend, we hope you had an insightful and productive trip to Philadelphia for the SfAA annual meetings, where over...

News from Members & Other Associations

The Society for Applied Anthropology Supports the Donation of Anthropology Books and Journals to the National University of the Altiplano in Puno, Peru

Apr 24, 2018

Upon retirement, some anthropologists end their careers completely, preferring to devote their golden years to grandchildren, hobbies or travel. For many of us, however, anthropology is part of who...

Oral History


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