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Upcoming Webinar on Migration

Hi there,

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Sep 16, 2022 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Framing Migration: A SfAA Global Roundtable

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_U7Z-U6luRqWcQhxFI6FiMA


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Webinar Speakers

Judith Freidenberg (Professor Emerita, Investigadora @University of Maryland & IDES)
Judith Freidenberg is an Emerita Professor of Anthropology at the University of Maryland, and researcher at the Instituto de Desarrollo Económico y Social in Buenos Aires. She founded the Immigrant Life Course Research Program and developed exhibits on migration. She currently chairs SfAA’s Pelto International Award and serves on the board of AAA’s World on the Move.
Jfreiden@umd.edu

Carlos Vélez-Ibáñez (Regents’ Professor @School of Transborder Studies and School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University))
Carlos Vélez Ibañez is a Professor of Anthropology, and founder of the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology. He currently serves as Regents’ Professor of the School of Transborder Studies and School of Human Evolution and Social Change, and Motorola Presidential Professor of Neighborhood Revitalization at Arizona State University in Tempe.
Carlos.Velez-Ibanez@asu.edu

Jorge Durand (Co-director @Mexican Migration Project and the Latin American Migration Project)
Jorge Durand, an anthropologist, co-directs the Mexican Migration Project and the Latin American Migration Project for Princeton and Guadalajara Universities. A member of the American Philosophical Society, the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he received SfAA’s Bronislaw Malinowski Award in 1918.
j.durand.mmp@gmail.com

Alba Goycoechea (Technical Secretariat Coordinator, Coordinator @South American Conference on Migration, Inter-American Course on International Migration)
Alba Goycoechea is a sociologist with a Masters in Latin American Studies. Currently, she serves as the Technical Secretariat Coordinator for the South American Conference on Migration’s (SACM), and as the Coordinator for the Inter-American Course on International Migration at the IOM Regional Office in Buenos Aires.
agoycoechea@iom.int

Ezequiel Texido (Regional Policy and Liaison Officer @IOM Regional Office)
Ezequiel Texido is a sociologist holding a master’s in Policies in International Migrations. Currently, he serves as a Regional Policy and Liaison Officer at the IOM Regional Office in Buenos Aires. He has experience in international consulting, research, and management in the migration field.
etexido@iom.int

Kiros Hiruy (Senior Research Fellow @Centre for Social Impact (CSI), Swinburne University of Technology)
Kiros Hiruy, a development anthropologist, is a Senior Research Fellow with the Center for Social Impact (CSI) at Swinburne University of Technology (Australia). He currently heads a partnership with the Asylum Seeker Resource Center (ASRC), one of the leading not-for profit organizations in Melbourne that support the rights of asylum seekers and refugees.
khiruy@swin.edu.au

Edward Liebow (Executive Director @American Anthropological Association)
Edward Liebow, an anthropologist, serves as Executive Director of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), and heads the team that has developed the traveling exhibition, World on the Move: 250,000 Years of Human Migration. Previously, he was a researcher in environmental health and social policy at Battelle Memorial Institute.
eliebow@americananthro.org

Jorge Martínez (Researcher @Latin American and Caribbean Center for Demography (CELADE))
international migration, is currently a researcher at the Latin American and Caribbean Center for Demography (CELADE), the Population Division of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), in Santiago, Chile.
jorge.martinez@cepal.org

Jo Vearey (Director @African Centre for Migration & Society, Wits University)
Jo Vearey, an Associate Professor at Wits University and (Johannesburg), serves as Director of the African Centre for Migration & Society, where she coordinates the Migration and Health Project Southern Africa. She is Vice-Chair of the global Migration, Health and Development Initiative Network, and Director of the African Research Universities Alliance.
jovearey@gmail.com

 

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2023 PELTO INTERNATIONAL AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT

2023 PELTO INTERNATIONAL AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT

Nomination Deadline: October 2, 2022

Award Description

As part of the SfAA’s international initiative, the Pelto International Award is intended to strengthen and expand relationships between the SfAA and applied anthropology outside of the United States. The goal is to support the development of applied social science in low- and mid-income countries.

The award provides support to a scholar/practitioner in low- and mid-income countries with:

  1. A grant of U.S. $1,350 to support applied anthropology activities in the awardee’s country
  2. Three years of membership in the SfAA
  3. Three years of registration at the SfAA annual meetings

Award Selection Criteria

  • Citizenship or permanent residence in a low- and mid-income countries (as classified by the World Bank for the nomination year)
  • A master's degree or higher in an applied social science
  • Affiliation with an educational institution, government agency, or community-based organization in the awardee’s home country
  • Demonstration of innovative applications of social science theory and methods to address social problems
  • Evidence of engagement with grassroots programs, organizations, or other entities that build community capacity necessary to understand and address social problems
  • Demonstration of involvement in capacity building for applied social science in the awardee’s home country

 Award Nomination Materials

  • A letter of nomination from an SfAA member
  • A supporting letter from an SfAA member or from an applied social scientist in the nominee’s home country
  • An application from the nominee including the following items:
  1. Applicant information (name; address, telephone number, email address; resume and/or curriculum vitae; name and address of nominee’s institution
  2. A list of activities proposed to advance the application of social science in the nominee’s country with award funding
  3. An agreement to deliver a virtual presentation on the state of applied anthropology in the nominee’s country during a Pelto Award panel session at the SfAA annual meetings
  4. An agreement to serve on the Pelto Committee for the award year and for two additional consecutive years

Nomination Deadline: October 2, 2022

Send all Materials to:  info@appliedanthro.org

Questions? Contact Pelto Committee members H. Russell Bernard (ufruss@ufl.edu); Judith Freidenberg (jfreiden@umd.edu); Isaac Keango Nyamongo (inyamongo@cuk.ac.ke); Mark Schuller (mschuller@niu.edu); Jim Waldram (j.waldram@usask.ca)

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2022 PELTO INTERNATIONAL AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT

2022 PELTO INTERNATIONAL AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT

Nomination Deadline: October 2, 2021

Award Description

      As part of the SfAA’s international initiative, the Pelto International Award intends to strengthen and expand relationships between the SfAA and countries outside the United States, where the SfAA is headquartered.  The award seeks to support the development of applied social science abroad, specifically in the awardee’s home country.

      The award provides financial and networking support to a mid-career international scholar/practitioner in three distinct ways: (1) Funding of US $1,350 to support applied anthropology activities in the awardee’s country; (2) Three years of membership in the SfAA; and (3) Three years of registration at the SfAA annual meetings. 

 Award Selection Criteria

Citizenship or permanent residence in low- and mid-income countries https://datatopics.worldbank.org/world-development-indicators/the-world-by-income-and-region.html

  • A master's degree or higher in an applied social science
  • Affiliation with an educational institution, government agency, or community-based organization in the awardee’s home country
  • Demonstration of innovative applications of social science theory and methods to address social problems
  • Evidence of engagement with grassroots programs, organizations, or other entities that build community capacity necessary to understand and address social inequities
  • Demonstration of involvement in capacity building for applied social science in the awardee’s home country

 Award Nomination Materials

  • A letter of nomination from an SfAA member
  • A supporting letter from an SfAA member or from an applied social scientist in the nominee’s home country
  • An application from the nominee including the following items:
  1. Name; address, telephone number(s), email address; Resume and/or Curriculum Vitae; name and address of nominee’s institution
  2. A proposal on the applied social science activities to be undertaken with the funding
  3. A statement on how the award will advance the application of social science in the nominee’s country
  4. An agreement to deliver a presentation on the state of applied anthropology in the nominee’s country during a panel session at the SfAA annual meetings
  5. An agreement to serve in the Pelto Committee for the award year, and two additional consecutive years.      

Nomination Deadline: October 2, 2021

Send toinfo@appliedanthro.org

Questions? Contact Pelto Committee members Judith Freidenberg (jfreiden@umd.edu); Merrill Eisenberg (eisenberg.merrill@gmail.com); Russell Bernard (ufruss@ufl.edu); Jim Waldram (j.waldram@usask.ca);  Mark Schuller (mschuller@niu.edu)

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