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Jeanne Simonelli is an anthropologist and writer who is professor of Anthropology at Wake Forest University. Her field experiences are united by the broad theme of change and choice in difficult situations. Her principal publications include Uprising of Hope: Sharing the Zapatista Journey to Alternative Development (2005); Crossing Between Worlds: The Navajos of Canyon de Chelly (1997), Too Wet To Plow: The Family Farm in Transition (1992) and Two Boys, A Girl, and Enough! (1986). She continues to work in the area of community development in Chiapas, Mexico and is currently exploring the manipulation of social welfare policy by opposing forces in conflict situations. She received the 2000 prize for poetry from the Society for Humanistic Anthropology, and publishes both poetry and short stories based on field experiences. She is the co-editor of the journal Practicing Anthropology and is co-director of the Maya Study Program, which teaches undergraduates to do field research.
Area(s) of Training
anthropology, applied anthropology, archaeology, cultural anthropology, ethnography, ethnology, medical anthropology, public health, other
Area(s) of Expertise
Alternatice community development, conflict, Chiapas, Mexico, health care delivery
Most Recent Degree
Current Area of Employment
Professor, Wake Forest University
If you are around on Wednesday of the 2008 SfAA meetings, please consider coming to this session, an open forum organized on behalf of the Public Policy committee, to participate and help support the cause of education in public policy engagement.
(W-41) WEDNESDAY 12:00-1:30
Open Forum on Uses of Language in Public Policy
CHAIR: HEYMAN, Josiah (U Texas-El Paso)
The focus will be the ways that formal, policy oriented language articulates with communities, scholars, and other language communities in the policy process (that is, it is not a forum on the policy of language, but the language of policy).
See you in Memphis,
Just read the newsletter, great article! I was smiling when you mentioned your recent plunge into the network.