2009 Sol Tax Distinguished Service Award
Don Stull is professor of anthropology at the University of Kansas. He has conducted research among American Indians in Arizona and Kansas, Mennonites in Kansas and Nebraska, and workers in a state agency in Kansas. His long-term research on the meat and poultry industry’s impact on its growers, workers, and host communities began in 1987. Since 1998, his research has focused on poultry growers and tobacco farmers in western Kentucky, where he was born. His writings include Collaborative Research and Social Change: Applied Anthropology in Action, edited with J. Schensul (Westview Press, 1987); Any Way You Cut It: Meat Processing and Small-Town America, edited with M. Broadway and D. Griffith (University Press of Kansas, 1995); Doing Team Ethnography: Warnings and Advice (Sage, 1998), written with K. Erickson; and Slaughterhouse Blues: The Meat and Poultry Industry of North America, written with M. Broadway (Wadsworth, 2004).
Prof. Stull received the Omer C. Stewart Memorial Award for exemplary achievement from the High Plains Society for Applied Anthropology in1995, the Louise Byrd Graduate Educator Award from the University of Kansas in 1998, and the Irvin Youngberg Award for Research Achievement in Applied Sciences from the Kansas Endowment Association in 2002. He was made an honorary citizen of and presented with the key to Garden City, Kansas, in 2001, in recognition of the value of his work to that community. In 2004, he received the Wally and Marie Steeples Faculty Award for Outstanding Service to the People of Kansas from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Kansas.