Four members of the Anthropology Department presented papers or posters at the 108th annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Philadelphia, Pa., December 3–6, 2009.
Dr. Elizabeth Cooper presented the paper “Applying FANTA’s Household Food Insecurity Access Scale (HFIAS) within Rural Malay Communities” in the session “Addressing the Issues of Food Availability and Access: A Critical Role for Anthropology.”
Dr. Amanda Poole presented “Communities of Conflict in Eritrea: The Re-Migration of Return Refugees" in the panel “Citizenship in the ‘Margins of the State’: Violence, Borders, and Belonging.”
Dr. Victor Garcia presented a coauthored paper titled “Protecting the Vulnerable: Transnational Migrants and Human Subject Protocol Reviews in Mexico” in a session on “Ethnographic Research and Partnerships in Ethnographic Research and Partnerships in Developing Human Subject Protections in Transnational Settings” that he organized and chaired.
Dr. Beverly Chiarulli, chair of the Anthropology Education Committee, organized two sessions for the committee. She chaired and presented a poster titled “Resources for Teachers from the AAA Anthropology Education Committee” in the session “Teaching Anthropology: Examples from the K-14 World (The Poster Session)” and organized a second session, “Teaching Anthropology in the K-14 World: Practical Advice for Creating Lesson Plans.”
In addition, Dr. Phillip Neusius represented the department at the AAA Graduate Student Fair, where he met students interested in applying to the M.A. in Applied Archaeology program.