St. Clair Drake Student Travel Grant

The Society for the Anthropology of North America announces the St. Clair Drake Student Travel Grant for travel to the 2017 AAA conference, titled “Anthropology Matters” from November 29th-December 3rd in Washington, D.C.

The committee will distribute up to four grants of $500 each.

To apply, submit your paper abstract, university affiliation, and contact information in the body of an email to sanatravelgrant@yahoo.com by September 30, 2017. Please indicate whether you are in an M.A. or Ph.D. program. No additional materials are needed.

Applicants must be SANA members. The membership fee is only $10 for students.

•       The student travel grant is awarded on a competitive basis and reviewed by a committee comprised of members from the SANA board. This travel grant is intended for currently enrolled graduate students without a PhD. Only students who are presenting papers at the conference will be considered for the grant.
•       A total of 4 awards will be made: 2 awards will be given to Ph.D. students; 2 awards will be given to M.A. students.
•       Papers should relate to the study of North America and – in keeping with the work of the grant’s namesake, St. Clair Drake – preferably consider the politics of everyday life in North America such as those pertaining to race, ethnicity, class, gender, and/or sexuality. Priority will be given to those that address Mexico, the United States, and Canada.
•       Preference will go to those students who have previously applied for the SANA travel grant and have not yet received one.
•       The total dollar amount allocated to travel grants is limited; therefore, the number and dollar amount of grants awarded depends on the number of applicants and their travel needs.
•       Travel grants will not be awarded to any individual two years in a row.
•       SANA is an intentionally inclusive community of anthropologists and encourages every student to apply for the St. Clair Drake grant regardless of society’s labels or anthropology’s disciplinary boundaries. However, applicants must be SANA members presenting at the 2014 AAA meeting.

 

Eleanor “Happy” Leacock Travel Grant

Submission deadline: September 1st, 2017

In 2013, SANA introduced a new prize, the Eleanor “Happy” Leacock Travel Award. Building on SANA’s history of support for those whose work and/or identities places them outside the disciplinary mainstream, this prize provides support for conference travel for the rapidly increasing number of scholars who labor in positions outside the tenure-track system.

Eligible candidates for the award include independent scholars and contingent and community college faculty (details below). To apply, submit your paper abstract, university affiliation, and contact information to Alaka Wali (awali@fieldmuseum.org) or Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz (rgombergmunoz@luc.edu)  by September 1st, 2017. Please also include a brief summary – no more than 100 words – illustrating that your current employment is in accordance with the award’s guidelines (see below).

About the Eleanor “Happy” Leacock Travel Grant
This grant honors Eleanor “Happy” Leacock’s outstanding career as an independent scholar and her labor as a semi-employed faculty member prior to securing full-time employment at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute. In 1972, she was appointed Professor and Chair of Anthropology at City University of New York’s City College, where she was instrumental in rebuilding the department. Leacock simultaneously assumed her position at CUNY’s Graduate Faculty, training and inspiring a new generation of activist anthropologists.

Submissions should relate to the study of North America and, in keeping with Leacock’s contributions to feminist, urban, and activist anthropology, address issues of inequality based on gender, race, class, ethnicity, and/or sexuality. The first recipients of the award were Pem Buck (Elizabethtown Community and Technical College) and Christopher Carrico (Independent Scholar), who attended the spring 2013 SANA meetings in Durham, NC. Independent Scholar, Leni M. Silverstein, received the Leacock Award for travel to the 2013 AAA meetings in Chicago.

Additional guidelines:

Applicants must work as Independent Scholars, as faculty at community colleges, and/or in a contingent capacity for a college or university. This includes part-time instructors, adjunct instructors, and full-time, non-tenure-track instructors.

This travel grant is awarded on a competitive basis and reviewed by a committee comprised of members from the SANA board. SANA is an intentionally inclusive community of anthropologists and encourages everyone eligible to apply for this grant regardless of society’s labels or anthropology’s disciplinary boundaries.However, applicants must be SANA members presenting at the current year’s AAA conference.

Since the SANA St. Clair Drake Student Travel Grant funds currently enrolled graduate students, they are ineligible for this grant, even if they meet the qualifications.

Travel grants will not be awarded to any individual more than once.

Preference will be given to those who have applied in the past and have not yet received a Leacock Award.

Setha Low awarded 2016 SANA Prize for Distinguished Achievement in the Critical Study of North America

Setha Low was awarded 2016 SANA Prize for Distinguished Achievement in the Critical Study of North America. Inaugurated in 1994, the SANA Prize for Distinguished Achievement recognizes scholars with a notable long-term program of research and publication, and also takes into account contributions in other areas, such as teaching and training, SANA/AAA service, and community, activist, or policy involvements outside academia. Dr. Low  – Professor of Environmental Psychology and Anthropology at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York – has excelled in all of these areas.

SANA Board Nominations

The SANA nominations committee is accepting nominations for open positions on the SANA board (Treasurer, Secretary, Member-At-Large, Graduate Student Representative). Please contact Julian Brash (brashj@montclair.edu) for information.


Anthropology News


Materials for the SANA Section News in Anthropology News (AN) can be sent to Susan Falls (sfalls@scad.edu).

 

St. Clair Drake Award Winners 2016


Four St. Clair Drake Student Travel Grants were awarded to 2 MA and 2 PhD students to support travel to the 2016 AAA Meeting. The student travel grant is awarded on a competitive basis and reviewed by a committee comprised of members from the SANA board. SANA is an intentionally inclusive community of anthropologists and encourages every student to apply for the St. Clair Drake grant regardless of society’s labels or anthropology’s disciplinary boundaries. However, applicants must be SANA members presenting at the 2016 AAA meeting.

MA Awardees
Maja de Langen: majadf@gmail.com
Panel (Roundtable): Keywords for Imaging Studies in Medicine and Life Sciences
Affiliation: University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Allison Taylor Stuewe: astuewe@email.arizona.edu
Invoking the Arab Muslim Terrorist Specter on the US-Mexico Border
Panel:(MIS)MANAGING CITIZENS: MYTHS AND POLITICS OF BELONGING
Affiliation: University of Arizona

PhD
Jessica Katzenstein: jessica_katzenstein@brown.edu
Militarizing the Crisis: Effects of Military Equipment on U.S. Law Enforcement
Panel: The Security of Things
Affiliation: Brown University

Rebecca Hasselbeck: rshassel@uci.edu,
Off to the Races: Migrant Lives, Work, and Legal Status in the Horse Racing Industry
Panel: Legal Aporias and Migrant Lives
Affiliation: UC-Irvine

 

 Delmos Jones and Jagna Sharff Memorial Prize for the Critical Study of North America

Duke University Press 2013
Duke University Press 2013

The Delmos Jones and Jagna Sharff Memorial Prize for the Critical Study of North America was awarded to Lynn Stephen & Collaborators, for the book We are the Face of Oaxaca: Testimony and Social Movements (Duke 2013)

Two books were awarded honorable mentions:

Audra Simpson, for the book Mohawk Interruptus: Political Life Across the Borders of Settler States (Duke 2014)

Kenneth MacLeish, for the book Making War at Fort Hood: Life and Uncertaintly in a Military Community (Princeton 2013)