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Education Abroad. USF Peru Climate Change: MAY 15 - JUNE 23, 2019


This course uses the perspective of social sciences such as anthropology, sociology, geography, and economics to examine the way in which the health of individuals and populations is affected by climate change and by the social, economic, and political factors associated with it. We will focus on issues such as food and water insecurity, environmental degradation, and natural disasters, among others. Throughout the course, we will pay special attention to the ethics of…


Added by SfAAadmin on January 3, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Survey on Attitudes Toward Sustainable Tourism

The Anthropology of Tourism Interest Group (ATIG) at the American Anthropological Association is conducting a survey on attitudes towards sustainable tourism. This is designed to follow up on the research done last spring on the same topic with ATIG members, which was inspired by the UN World Tourism Organization's year of Sustainable Tourism. The results of the survey were…

Added by SfAAadmin on March 1, 2018 at 8:56am — No Comments

Understanding Race After Charlottesville

Recently, SfAA President Alexander (Sandy) Ervin posted a strong Statement on Violence in Charlottesville, Virginia on the home page of the SfAA web site:


Following that initial statement, the SfAA Office has worked with the American Anthropological Association, the American Historical Association, and the American Sociological Association to continue the conversation about:…


Added by SfAAadmin on August 31, 2017 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Statement on Violence in Charlottesville, Virginia

The Society for Applied Anthropology strongly condemns the violence generated by racist hate groups in Charlottesville, VA. The values of SfAA include dignity, integrity, and worth of all peoples. We reaffirm our ongoing commitment to value human diversity in all its myriad forms, and we endorse the strong statement below issued…


Added by SfAAadmin on August 16, 2017 at 7:50am — No Comments

Harvard Online Course on Predicting the Future

Can we predict the future? HarvardX is offering a free online course, PredictionX: Diviner’s Guide, which examines the myriad ways humans have sought to know their fate. Join practitioners and Harvard University faculty for this one-week, immersive learning experience to explore “pre-scientific” prediction systems ranging from ancient Chinese bone burning to the Oracle of Delphi to modern…


Added by SfAAadmin on June 20, 2017 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Taking Stock – the NGO Summer Institute, from May 15 to 19:

The January 2010 earthquake was only the beginning of putting Haiti on the international map. After the whirlwind of donations and temporary aid workers fizzled, those who remained behind were left with questions unanswered. What lessons can we draw from one of the world’s largest humanitarian efforts ever mounted? Were they applied in Hurricane Matthew, which devastated large segments of rural Haiti in October of last year?

Northern Illinois University’s Center for NGO Leadership…


Added by SfAAadmin on April 26, 2017 at 10:44am — No Comments

SfAA supports the March for Science, Saturday, April 22

SfAA is partnering with the March for Science to support its mission: “…robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. We unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good and for political leaders and policy makers to enact evidence based policies in the public interest.” 

The main march will take place in Washington, D.C. For satellite marches in other cities. Check:…


Added by SfAAadmin on April 18, 2017 at 10:49am — No Comments


Princeton University is hosting a workshop and conference August 1-3, 2017 to stimulate ethnographic research into entrepreneurship, new business formation, and startup team dynamics. We invite anthropology graduate students (who have passed their qualifying/comprehensive exams) to apply for a limited number of subsidized openings (travel, lodging, and meal expenses covered). The conference will feature presentations on current research by ethnographers from varied disciplines,…


Added by SfAAadmin on March 13, 2017 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Business Anthropology Matters! Initiative

Business Anthropology Matters! is an exciting initiative planned for the 2017 AAA Meetings. The organizing committee consists of Bob Morais, Timothy Malefyt, Elizabeth Briody, and Allen Batteau. Contact information: rmorais@wsm-inc.com; timothy.malefyt@gmail.com  elizabeth.briody@gmail.com;…


Added by SfAAadmin on March 10, 2017 at 10:25am — No Comments

Statement from SfAA President, Kathleen Musante

On November 19, 2016 on the heels of the election of an administration that promised an extraordinarily divisive approach to a number of issue of concern to us: among them, migration, race, gender, health, climate change, environmental protection, respect for science, and poverty, the Board of the Society for Applied Anthropology published the SfAA Statement on Diversity and Respect, which can be found at the bottom of this posting.   

Following on this statement we had…


Added by SfAAadmin on February 15, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

SfAA Statement on Diversity and Respect

We as members of the Board of the Society for Applied Anthropology affirm our ongoing commitment to value human diversity in all its myriad forms and to encourage all of our members to provide safety and basic human rights for everyone. 

Anthropological perspective and practice are grounded in respect for all persons, civility, and thoughtful examination of ideas and policies.  It is especially critical at times of uncertainty and change.

We recognize a common responsibility to…


Added by SfAAadmin on November 19, 2016 at 3:16pm — 1 Comment

WCAA's Spanish Language Web Forum - 'En sus propios términos' (In One's Own Terms)

The first issue of WCAA's Spanish language web forum 'En sus propios términos' (In One's Own Terms) is now available on the WCAA website at http://www.wcaanet.org/publications/propios_terminos.shtml.

Added by SfAAadmin on October 13, 2016 at 6:55am — No Comments

IUAES Inter-Congress 2017

The IUAES Inter-Congress 2017 will be held as CASCA/IUAES2017, the…


Added by SfAAadmin on October 5, 2016 at 6:22am — No Comments

SfAA Resolution on Concealed Weapons

The SfAA is deeply concerned about the impact of recent Concealed Carry laws on freedom of expression in university classrooms and other settings. These laws allow licensed handgun carriers to bring concealed handguns into buildings on campuses. Our society is concerned that Concealed Carry laws undermine academic freedom and the teaching and research missions of universities, and that they introduce serious safety threats on college campuses with a resulting harmful effect on students,…


Added by SfAAadmin on May 23, 2016 at 8:20pm — No Comments

SfAA’s Inaugural Critical Conversation – Beyond Homelessness

SfAA’s Inaugural  Critical  Conversation – Beyond Homelessness

Tuesday  March 29th 12-1:20


Added by SfAAadmin on March 26, 2016 at 2:01pm — 1 Comment

Call for Papers -- International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) Inter-Congress

The International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) Inter-Congress will be held from May 4th to 9th 2016 in the Hotel Palace Dubrovnik, Croatia. The call for papers is open until January 31st 2016 and submission of paper proposals is made via online form at www.iuaes2016.com

Added by SfAAadmin on December 15, 2015 at 7:37pm — No Comments



Author: Gisele Maynard-Tucker

Center for the Study of Women, UCLA


Gender inequalities, violence between partners, sexual violence on campus, along with the lack of opportunities for women to reach high professional positions except for a privileged few, make me think of the ethnic societies I have been in contact for many years. I have seen that women are universally oppressed by persistent colonial and patriarchal inheritances.  In many…


Added by SfAAadmin on September 20, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Praxis Award

Entries for the 2015 Praxis Award are due July 1, which is fast approaching.

Now in its 35th year, the Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists (WAPA) biennial Praxis Award has recognized outstanding achievement in translating anthropological knowledge into action as reflected in a single project or specific, longer-term endeavor.

The competition…

Added by SfAAadmin on June 7, 2015 at 5:25pm — No Comments

Relief Assistance for Nepal

Dear Friends and Family,

The past few weeks have been very difficult. The first earthquake on April 25th (7.8 magnitude) severely damaged villages in Pharak. The second earthquake on May 12th (7.3 magnitude) destroyed what was left after the first one. 

My husband, Un Sherpa, and I are back in the States after our quick visit to assess needs and coordinate relief efforts in our villages in Pharak (Chaurikharka VDC, Solukhumbu). Many might know this as the region between the…


Added by SfAAadmin on June 4, 2015 at 8:38pm — No Comments



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