Dr. Katherine Lambert-Pennington receives the 2014 Alumni Association Distinguished Research Award for Excellence in Engaged Scholarship
Dr. Ruthbeth Finerman receives the 2014 University Distinguished Faculty Research Award in the Social Sciences, Business and Law
Jenessa Gebers receives College of Arts and Sciences Travel Enrichment Funds and a Study Abroad Scholarship to travel to Uganda for her practicum
Faculty, Students, and Alumni attend the Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meetings in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Six faculty, 15 graduate students, and 9 alumni presented session papers or posters
for the Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meetings in Albuquerque, New Mexico
March 18-22. The reunion dinner on March 20 was a great way to catch up with everyone.
Carolyn Trimble receives the Del Jones Memorial Travel Award
Carolyn Trimble, candidate for the Master of Arts in the University of Memphis Department of Anthropology, has won a prestigious travel award from the international Society for Applied Anthropology, to attend and present her paper at their annual conference, which meets in March 2014 in Albuquerque, NM. The SfAA website describes the Del Jones Memorial Travel Award as follows: “Del Jones was a distinguished member of SfAA and an African American anthropologist who developed perspectives that could assist and transform the lives of oppressed and disadvantaged peoples. Following his death in 1999, close friends and members of the Society established the Del Jones Memorial Fund. This Fund supports a travel grant of $500 for a student to attend the annual meeting of the Society. The Del Jones Travel Award is intended to increase minority participation in SfAA, particularly African American participation, but also to honor the life and work of Del Jones independently of the minority criterion. The winning paper will best reflect the contributions and/or life experiences of Del Jones.” For more information visit: http://www.sfaa.net/deljones/deljones.html.
Sara Woodard, Kyle Simpson, and Kenny Latta participate in the Study Abroad Fair
These students studied abroad with the Anthropology of Tourism, Sustainability and
the Environment course last summer in San Jose, Costa Rica. The course was taught
by Dr. Keri Brondo and more information about their experience can be found here.
C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa Receives AmeriCorps Award
The C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa has received the Sponsor of the Year award from AmeriCorps (part of the National Civilian Community Corps, or NCCC). The award recognizes the unique role the museum played in coordinating collaborative projects between AmeriCorps teams and community partners in southwest Memphis. For more details please see the complete release here.
Dr. Linda Bennett releases a co-edited volume with Dr. Linda Whiteford on “Anthropology and the Engaged University: New Vision for the Discipline Within Higher Education”.
This volume also includes a co-authored piece with Dr. Stan Hyland on “Responding to Community Needs through Linking Academic and Practicing Anthropology: An Engaged Scholarly Framework.”
Dr. Micah Trapp publishes an article with UNHCR
Dr. Micah Trapp, Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology, published an articles with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) Policy and Evaluation Unit entitled "Remittances as informal aid: Livelihoods and migration in a Liberian refugee camp." You can access the article here.
Alumna, Rachel Wright, receives the Society for the Anthropology of Work Eric R. Wolf Prize
Rachel Wright’s article, "Who’s the Boss? The Matryoshka Power and Governance in Nonprofit Organizations," was published in the Anthropology of Work Review and is based upon her research in Memphis. More information about the Eric Wolf Prize can be found here.
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