NEWS & EVENTS
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
Dr. Micah M. Trapp publishes an article with UNHCR
United Nations High Commission for Refugees Policy and Evaluation Unit
NEW ISSUES IN REFUGEE RESEARCH
Research Paper No. 266:
"Remittances as informal aid: Livelihoods and migration in a Liberian refugee camp"
Alumna, Rachel Wright, receives the Society for the Anthropology of Work Eric R. Wolf
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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