2019 Election Results

President Alexander (Sandy) Ervin announced today the results of the 2019 Annual Election. Dr. Judith Freidenberg and Dr. Carlos Vélez-Ibáñez have been elected to three-year terms on the Board of Directors. Both Freidenberg and Vélez-Ibáñez will assume office on March 23, 2018, during the Spring Meeting of the Board. They will replace outgoing members, Ruthbeth Finerman and Bryan Tilt.

SfAA members also selected Dr. Jane Gibson (Ph.D., Univ. of Florida) for a three-year term as Secretary. 

A new member of the Nominations and Elections Committee was selected - Dr. Samual Cook (Ph.D., Univ. of Arizona).

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Tours at the Annual Meeting

Tour registration for the upcoming Annual Meeting is available!  

Please note: we will be taking the online registrations through March 8. After that, you will need to go to the registration desk onsite.


2019 Annual Meeting

The Preliminary Program is now available online.

Please note: This is not the final version, check back for any changes.

If you are a presenter please review to verify the information is correct.  

PRELIMINARY PROG 2019 (1-16-19)


2019 logo.png"Engaging Change in Turbulent Times"

March 19-23, 2019
Hilton Portland Downtown

Program Chair: Michael Paolisso

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Welcome to the SfAA!

The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) was founded in 1941 to promote the investigation of the principles of human behavior and the application of these principles to contemporary issues and problems.  The Society is unique among professional associations in membership and purpose, representing the interests of professionals in a wide range of settings - academia, business, law, health and medicine, government, etc. The unifying factor is a commitment to making an impact on the quality of life in the world.

The Society for Applied Anthropology hosts an annual meeting each year for its membership. The 79th annual meeting will be held in Portland, OR from March 19-23, 2019. The theme for this meeting will be Engaging Change in Turbulent Times. Go to Annual Meeting for more information. 

The Society for Applied Anthropology proudly sponsors prestigious awards including the Malinowski Award, the Peter K. New Award, and the Sol Tax Award. Additionally, the SfAA co-sponsors the Margaret Mead Award with the American Anthropological Association.