Paul L. Doughty

2005 Bronislaw Malinowski Award Recipient


malinowski_doughty.jpgThe Society for Applied Anthropology is pleased to announce that Paul L. Doughty has been selected as the recipient of the Bronislaw Malinowski Award for 2005. Dr. Doughty is Distinguished Service Professor, Emeritus, of the Department of Anthropology and Latin American Studies of the University of Florida. He will receive the Award on April 8, 2005, at the 65th Annual Meeting of the Society in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The Malinowski Award, initiated by the SfAA in 1973, is a career achievement distinction presented each year to an outstanding social scientist. The award recognizes and honors a career dedicated to the goal of solving human problems through the application of concepts and tools from the social sciences. Prior awardees include Gunnar Myrdal, Margaret Clark, Everett C. Hughes, Sol Tax, Elizabeth Colson, Sir Raymond Firth, and recently, Carlos Velez-Ibañez, Pertti Pelto, and the late John Bennett.

Following two and a half years of community development work in México and El Salvador between 1953 and 1955 with the American Friends Service Committee, Paul Doughty entered graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania and later moved to Cornell, where he worked with the Cornell-Perú Project as a Research Associate in 1960-2. He completed his Ph.D. in 1963 at Cornell University. From 1962-4 he was Field Director of the Cornell Perú Project and Coordinator for a two year study of Peace Corps impact in Perú.  He held appointments at Indiana University from 1964 to 1971, where he directed the Latin American Studies Program, moving to the University of Florida in 1971 as Chair of Anthropology.  He retired in 1995.  Throughout his academic career, he taught a wide range of courses but focused on applied and policy issues and directed over 100 graduate students through Ph.D. and M.A. programs. He was Visiting Professor in 1996 at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá and delivered lectures at many U.S. and foreign universities.  As Professor Emeritus, he has continued to conduct research, revisiting former project areas, to serve as consultant on development issues, to be engaged in local civic and public affairs, and to be active in professional organizations.

Professor Doughty has had many distinguished achievements in his long career. His applied research has focused on community development and policy; urbanization and migration; human rights; social impact assessment of development projects; disaster research and recovery; international policy, and peace studies.  He has been active in many professional organizations, serving on the organizing and founding committees of the Latin American Studies Association and elected as its President in 1974.  He served on the Committee on Professional Ethics of the SfAA from 1978-79; on the Executive Board of the AAA and was President of the Society for Latin American Anthropology from 1990-92.  From 1988-1999 he was Editor of Human Peace, the Journal/Newsletter of the IUAES Commission on the Study of Peace.  From 1998-2000 he was President of the Association of Senior Anthropologists of the AAA and continues as its contributing editor to Anthropology News.

Professor Doughty's published works include Huaylas: An Andean District in Search of Progress (1968, with Mary F. Doughty, and also published in Spanish in 1970); Perú: A Cultural History (with H. Dobyns, 1976); and Pararín: A Break with the Past (with L. Negron, 1964).  Among his many applied publications are "Desires for Peace vs. the Cultures of Violence in Colombia", in Social Justice: Anthropology, Peace and Human Rights (2000, Vol. 1:1-4);  "Plan and Pattern in Peruvian Disaster Recovery: 1970-1997" in The Angry Earth: The Anthropology of Disasters (A. Oliver-Smith & S. Hoffman, eds., 1999);  Perú: The Social and Historical Context for Indigenous Development Policy, Report and Recommendations to the World Bank (1998); "The Food Game in Latin America," in Anthropology and Food Policy in Latin America and Africa  (D. MacMillan, ed.,1990); "Human Rights in Latin America:  Anthropology at the Crossroads," in Anthropology and Human Rights (T. Downing & G. Kushner, eds., Cultural Survival Report No. 24.  Society for Applied Anthropology and Cultural Survival, Inc., 1988); "Vicos:  Success, Rejection and Rediscovery of a Classic Program," in Applied Anthropology in America (E. Eddy & W. Partridge, eds., 1987); Perú: An Evaluation of P.L. 480 Title II Assistance (with E. Burleigh and M. Painter, USAID, 1984); The Effects of Chronic Long-Term Cannabis Use: Final Report of a Transdisciplinary Research Project in San Jose, Costa Rica 1973-75, (co-authored and edited with W. Carter and W. Coggins, NIDA, 1976); Peasants, Power and Applied Social Change:  Vicos as a Model (with H. Dobyns and H. Lasswell, 1971);  and, Measurement of Peace Corps Program Impact in the Peruvian Andes: Final Report (with H. Dobyns and A. Holmberg, 1966).  He has also organized several ethnographic collections and exhibits and five visual anthropology exhibits, and has developed a computerized research and teaching collection of 2500 color photographs.