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Student Achievement

2014 NAPA Student Achievement Award Deadline Extended

NAPA has extended the deadline for submissions for its Student Achievement Award, which recognizes student contributions in the area of practicing and applied anthropology. The award honors students who have excelled in these fields and provides opportunities, particularly for students who have worked on team projects and in applied contexts and to be recognized during the AAA annual meeting.

Awards include three cash prizes: $300 first place; $100 first runner-up; and $50 second runner-up. Additionally, students will be awarded a certificate of recognition and will be acknowledged at the NAPA Business Meeting during the 2014 AAA meeting in… Continue reading

Human Rights and Social Justice (HRSJ) Committee & Student Education

The Human Rights and Social Justice (HRSJ) Committee of the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) is supporting a new initiative to help promote student education and professional development in activist anthropology. We are seeking students interested in interviewing senior anthropologists about their activist work. Topics to cover in interviews will include ethical considerations in the field, effective dissemination of information, and practical implications of their work. These interviews may develop into publishing opportunities for students, either as pieces for the HRSJ column of the SfAA News or as a series that may be presented to interested journals. We are also… Continue reading

2011 NAPA Student Achievement Award

NAPA is now accepting submissions for the Eighth Annual Student Achievement Award, to recognize student contributions in the area of practicing and applied anthropology. The award honors students who have excelled in these fields and provides opportunities, particularly for students who have worked on team projects and in applied contexts, to be recognized during the AAA annual meeting and possibly see their work published.

Awards include three cash prizes: $300 first place; $100 first runner-up; and $50 second runner-up. Additionally, students will be awarded a certificate of recognition and will be acknowledged… Continue reading

2011 NAPA Student Achievement Award

NAPA is now accepting submissions for the Eighth Annual Student Achievement Award, to recognize student contributions in the area of practicing and applied anthropology. The award honors students who have excelled in these fields and provides opportunities, particularly for students who have worked on team projects and in applied contexts, to be recognized during the AAA annual meeting and possibly see their work published.

Awards include three cash prizes: $300 first place; $100 first runner-up; and $50 second runner-up. Additionally, students will be awarded a certificate of recognition and will be acknowledged at the NAPA Business Meeting during the 2011… Continue reading

2009 Student Achievement Award

The National Association for the Practice of Anthropology is offering the Sixth Annual Student Achievement Award to recognize student contributions in the area of practicing and applied anthropology. The Award recognizes students who have excelled in these fields and provides opportunities, particularly for students who have worked on team projects and in applied contexts, to be recognized during the AAA annual meeting and see their work published.

NAPA Student Achievement Award CFP 2009 (pdf)

Awards:

1. Three cash prizes: $300 1st Place; $100 1st Runner Up; $50 Second Runner Up

2. All three papers will be published in a special… Continue reading

Student Awardee Information 2006

First Place: Allison D. Harnish, Undergraduate (Western Kentucky University) “Conflict and Opportunity: A Qualitative Study of Community Attitudes towards Ecotourism and the Bushmeat Trade in Kasigau, Kenya”

The problem of bushmeat and the potential for sustainable community-based ecotourism are two very significant issues facing various rural pastoral and horticultural populations living in Africa today. Bushmeat, or illegally obtained wildlife meat, has in recent years become a massive threat to African biodiversity and, as such, a threat to the vital tourist industries of multiple African nations. Ecotoursim, or conservation-minded travel to exotic lands that supports the environment and the well-being of… Continue reading

Student Awardee Information 2005

First Place: Jason Paiement, Ph.D. Student (McGill University) “Anthropology and Development”

The scope for non-economic social scientists to influence the design and implementation of development policies and projects has expanded considerably since the 1970s. Many factors have contributed to this convergence between anthropology and development, and given the broad scope of these issues and the vast literatures that exist on each this essay is of necessity synthetic. In it I have tried to identify a number of key themes and trends, and to sketch some basic propositions about two aspects of this relationship that seem to me to be the… Continue reading

Student Awardee Information 2004

First Place: Adam Daniel Kiš (University of Florida) “An Analysis of the Impact of AIDS on Funeral Culture in Malawi.”

Mr. Kis received his B.A. in French from Andrews University, and has been in a PhD program in Anthropology at the University of Florida since 2002, where he has worked as the Graduate Assistant to the President of WARA (the West African Research Association), a worldwide interdisciplinary association dedicated to research and collaboration across the Atlantic. He edits a bi-annual newsletter for WARA and designs and maintains its website. Before beginning his PhD studies, he worked as a recruiter for… Continue reading

Student Awardee Information 2003

First Place: Inez F. Adams (Georgetown University) “An Ethnographic Evaluation of Michigan’s High-Risk Hepatitis-B Vaccination Program.”

At the time of this award, Ms. Adams was a PhD student at Michigan State University and doing a research fellowship at Georgetown University’s Lombardi Cancer Center on how trust and discrimination, at both individual and institutional levels, affect breast cancer treatment options for Black women. Her research interests are in health disparities due to social class and racial/ethnic differences. She had done public health research in both urban and extreme rural areas of Michigan. For her dissertation research, she was planning to examine… Continue reading