Monica Espinoza Quevedo and Pierre Hong Minn
2004 Del Jones Award Winners


The Society for Applied Anthropology is pleased to announce the results of the Del Jones Memorial Travel Award Competition for 2004.  The two awardees this year are Ms. Monica Espinoza Quevedo and Mr. Pierre Hong Minn.

Ms. Espinoza will be presenting a paper entitled, "Disability Advocacy on the Move: De-theorizing the Disabled Body".  Ms. Espinoza is a doctoral student at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, with an interest in the anthropology of disability.  She was trained as a physical therapist in her native country (Chile) and practiced in rehabilitation centers in Ghana, Cameroon and Italy.  These experiences stimulated her interest in the cultural influences on the interpretation of diability and rehabilitation.

Mr. Minn is a graduate student at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.  He will present a paper entitled, "Advocacy and Development: Opportunities for Anthropologists in Complex Places".  The paper reports on his research among Haitian migrants in the Dominican Republic.  Mr. Minn was a previous recipient (as an undergraduate at Yale College) of the Peter New Student Research Award.

Each winner will receive a $500 travel grant to attend the annual meeting of the Society in Dallas, Texas, March 31-April 3, 2004.

The Del Jones Memorial Travel Award Competition is held annually and is open to students at all levels.  Del Jones was a distinguished member of SfAA and an African-American anthropologist who developed perspectives that could assist and tranform the lives of oppressed and disadvantaged peoples.  Following his death in 1999, close friends and members of the Society established the Del Jones Memorial Fund to assist students to attend the annual SfAA meetings.