CALL FOR PAPERS FOR SfAA 2015
The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) invites abstracts (sessions, papers and posters) for the Program of the 75th Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA, March 24-28, 2015. The theme of the Program is “Continuity and Change.”
The Society is a multi-disciplinary association that focuses on problem definition and resolution. We welcome papers from all disciplines. The deadline for abstract submission is October 15, 2014. For additional information on the theme, abstract size/format, and the meeting, please click here visit the meeting web page.
Posted 9 June 2014
NAPA Career Profiles
Updated 6 August 2014
Mary Odell Butler
Mary Odell Butler received her PhD in anthropology from Temple University in 1978 and has spent the last three decades conducting program evaluations through contracting firms for clients in public health. Though she initially struggled to find work outside the academy, Butler has built a strong career supporting programs at agencies that include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Cancer Institute.
John P. Mason
John P. Mason, a former president of the Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists (WAPA), has crossed the many borders that define professional anthropology, including university teaching, an international organization, and NGO and for-profit private sector international development. He has traversed these borders, back and forth between academia and applied international work.
Jen Cardew Kersey
Jen Cardew Kersey is a former graduate of the University of North Texas, where she received her MA in Applied Anthropology. Working her way into a global advertising agency, Jen now has over six years of experience in design and strategy research.
Jenny Masur (WAPA member) has dedicated over two decades of service to the National Park Service (NPS), a career trajectory she did not anticipate while in the academy. In the latest NAPA Career Profile, Jenny Masur discusses her long career at the National Park Service and the path she took to get there.
Previous NAPA Profiles
Timothy de Waal Malefyt
Ted (Edward C.) Green (WAPA member)
What Do We Mean By Public Anthropology? by WAPA member Gretchen Schafft
In keeping with the 2013 Annual Meeting theme, "Future Publics, Current Engagements," CoPAPIA explores what is meant by the term “public anthropology.” CoPAPIA, which focuses on practicing, applied, and public anthropology, asked Gretchen Schafft, Public Anthropologist-in-Residence at American University, to comment on the distinctions and relationships among these various forms. Click here
to read the article.
Posted 11 March 2014