DANGERFIELD, Nadine (UMD), COLON CABRERA, David (Monash Hlth), and COOLS, Kyla (UMD) Let’s Chat: Mental Health Challenges and Strategies for Wellness. We all experience challenges to achieving balance and wellbeing in various aspects of our lives. Let’s come together to share a facilitated dialogue about the particular mental health challenges we each face in our professional lives, how our identities and experiences shape them, and the strategies we employ to navigate these challenges and improve our overall wellness. The dialogue will be facilitated by applied anthropologists drawing upon personal experiences. The session will end with optional stretching and meditation. (W-163)

DARTT, Deana (Live Oak Museum Consulting) “Decolonizing” the Museum: Notes (and Guidance) from the Front Lines. Beyond NAGPRA consultation and ad hoc outreach to Native communities, many museums with Native collections seek to engage in long-term, meaningful dialogue with descendent communities and are perplexed or daunted by this work. This session will explore ideas around “decolonizing” the museum, what those practices look like on the ground and discuss practical steps for institutions to become true community partners, improving their efforts to connect collections with descendent communities in more meaningful, relevant and culturally sensitive ways. We will also discuss the development of a set of best practices and standards of excellence for museums with Native collections for the purpose of clarifying their roles as stewards and ultimately to improve the museum field as it relates to Native American peoples, their living cultures, and the cultural items held in public collections. (F-77)

DAVIS-SALAZAR, Karla (USF), GORUP, Meta (Ghent U), and USCHER, Nancy (UNLV) Change and Higher Education Administration: Mini-Cluster Overview Roundtable. This interactive roundtable will provide an overview of topics addressed in two sessions on higher education administration, one focused on the influence of administrative continuity – or lack thereof – on organizational change, and the other on the ever-evolving identities of higher education administrators. The roundtable will offer a venue for discussion on the nature of interdependence of the two phenomena and an opportunity to explore emerging themes within higher education administration. With the session chairs serving as facilitators, the panel hopes to develop fresh insights into these issues through engagement with paper presenters as well as the audience. (F-155)

DE MUNCK, Victor (Vilnius U & SUNY New Paltz) and DEMOSS, Lessye (U Alabama) Modalities of Intimacy. The panelists explore various modes by which humans form intimate bonds with one another Intimate bonds discussed are those through marriage, sex, love and holistic understanding of others. The aim is to understand the dynamics and features of relationships that are not inherently based on a rationalist calculus of what is best for the self, but how to create and develop intimacy that requires mutuality, altruism and respect for the holistic nature of the other. demunckv@gmail.com, lessye@isp.com (W-45)

DELCORE, Henry (CSU-Fresno) Applied Anthropology and Food Justice with Im/migrants and Refugees. This panel explores interventions by applied anthropologists at the intersection of food justice and im/migration. As im/migrants are intimately involved in all aspects of the North American food system, their work and lives are tightly bound to food justice issues. In a time of heightened overt racism and xenophobia in the US, and intensified uncertainty for im/migrants living and working transnationally, what does the struggle for rights and recognition around food look like? To answer, we take distinct but complementary pedagogical, research-focused, and activist positions on North American sites and communities involved in food production, distribution, and preparation. hdelcore@csufresno.edu (F-68)

DEVLIEGER, Patrick (KU Leuven) Aging into Dis/ability, Dis/ability into Aging. In turbulent times, human development, place, and technology may be questioned if not ontologically recomposed. At the intersection of ageing and disability, we see pathways of unchartered territory, that revolve around optimization, decline, and alter-native skills in contexts of climate change, neo-liberalism, artificial intelligence, and the Anthropocene. This unravels into processes of humans getting older and encountering disability, and disabled people getting older. New questions of materiality arise, matter matters, and questions of dealing with change and transition, including the most traumatic of changes. patrick.devlieger@soc.kuleuven.be (TH-163)

DUNCAN, Whitney and HORTON, Sarah (UNCO) Immigrant Incorporation at the Local-Level: Heightened Enforcement and Resistance. The past two years have witnessed a protracted struggle over immigrant incorporation. Even as the federal government has increasingly pressured municipalities to participate in immigration enforcement, local political leaders, civic organizations, and law enforcement officials have implemented their own policies to resist or support the federal agenda. The resulting patchwork of local-level policies has led to even more geographical variability in the lived experience of immigrants’ “stratified citizenship.” This panel examines the responses of local municipalities and institutions to the Trump Administration’s anti-immigrant agenda, underscoring the variability in local responses and their implications for immigrants’ lived experiences. (F-10)

ENNIS-MCMILLAN, Michael (Skidmore Coll) Assessing Volunteers in Humanitarian Programs for Refugees and Displaced Populations. Humanitarian organizations for displaced populations often rely on volunteers to provide shelter, food, health care, and other basic social services. This panel explores ways volunteers at non-profit organizations in Ethiopia, France, Germany, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States create and support initiatives that address urgent needs of groups facing particular vulnerabilities. Presenters also examine how volunteers act as cultural mediators, often challenging discriminatory barriers to basic services. The ability to situate localized ethnographic studies within international processes of human mobility is imperative to the ability to translate research findings across professional arenas and to improve the wellbeing of displaced populations. mennis@skidmore.edu (S-40)

ERICKSON, Ken (U S Carolina) When the Models Break Down, What’s a Business Anthropologist to Do? Change—in enterprises and among their customers or clients— isn’t what it used to be. How do our approaches to asking and answering questions about organizational practices change when foundational assumptions—about customers, institutions, or our own tools— fade into a corporate (or anthropological) imaginary? This session explores what applied anthropologists are doing while working in, for (or against) businesses now that unexpected changes are to be expected. Presenters in this session engage directly with these issues, interrogating both the questions and the answers that surround enterprises in turbulent times. ken.erickson@moore.sc.edu (W-52)

FAAS, A.J. (SJSU) and MARINO, Elizabeth (OSU-Cascades) Writing Against Vulnerability. We envision writing against vulnerability as documenting originary negations that constitute the root causes of disaster. It is also a call to foreground complex and variable subjectivities and agencies of people experiencing vulnerability. This includes describing the complex negotiation of power relations before, throughout, and after hazard events; and acknowledging contested visions of the good, the possible, and the utopian, that necessarily accompany reconstruction. Writing against vulnerability is also about documenting and interpreting how people (and other species) perceive and address “vulnerability” and “risk” in their own terms, and thereby collaboratively envision new parameters of possibility. aj.faas@sjsu.edu (F-40)

FELDMAN, Joseph (Pontificia U Católica de Chile) Anthropology, Text Analysis, and Latin American Realities in Turbulent Times. This session examines how anthropological text analysis can enrich understandings of complex social transformations in Latin America. Where traditional ethnographic methods remain vital to understanding phenomena such as violence against women in Guatemala or populist discourse in Peru, this session asks how close, systematic attention to texts (including interview transcripts, archival documents, and media sources) might enhance anthropologists’ analyses of such topics. Cases surveyed include interview narratives from Tsimane’ (Bolivia) interlocutors experiencing rapid economic change, depictions of Mapuche society amid territory and resource disputes in Chile, Peruvian media constructions of left elites, and shifting meanings of human rights in Bolivia. (TH-14)

FISHER, Josh (WWU) Designs for Applied Anthropology. Design has long occupied anthropological practice. From research to writing and teaching to intervention, design is the bridge between matter and form, vision and reality. The term calls to mind the creative capacity of human beings to build and negotiate the diverse worlds. This panel belongs to the special track, “Designs for Turbulent Times,” that seeks to rethink the application of anthropology as less concerned with producing forms and things for the world as it is, and more with engaging worlds and world-making practices that may come to be. Topics include: development, the commons, pedagogy, activism, and “applied” anthropology. josh.fisher@wwu.edu (S-69)

FIX, Gemmae (VA & Boston U) and HAMILTON, Alison (VA & UCLA) Anthropology for the 80%: Doing Work that Matters. Only 20% of recent graduates have tenure track positions in Anthropology Departments, leaving most anthropologists to apply their training in other contexts. A cadre of these anthropologists are embedded within the US Department of Veteran Affairs, where they have conducted untold hours of fieldwork, written hundreds of manuscripts and directly engaged in healthcare policy. This panel highlights disciplinary innovations in theory, research design and methods, afforded by working in contexts like the VA. Panel and audience members will explore the tensions between applied and academic anthropological practice and advance ways to bridge assets of both to strengthen our discipline. gmfix@bu.edu (W-67)

FOSTER, Brian (U Missouri, Emeritus) Credentialing, Certification, and Licensing: Emerging Paradigms and Complexities. Formal credentialing originated in traditional professions such as medicine and law. The academic degree generally provides the foundation for licensure required to practice. This licensing process is extended to other professions such as teaching and the health professions, transportation, and other certified vocational professions. Some professions require no certification in many areas, requirements vary by state. And the credentialing/certification becomes extremely complex in the global environment where professionals trained in one country are being certified to practice in another. This session provides a broad perspective on this wide range of credentialing/certification issues from the perspective of academe and regulation. fosterbl@missouri.edu (F-35)

FOSTER, Brian (U Missouri), MCDONALD, James (Montevallo U), and HERCKIS, Lauren. (Carnegie Mellon U) Capstone Session on Anthropology of Higher Education. All participants in the cluster of sessions on Anthropology of Higher Education, attendees at the sessions, and others who are interested are invited to an open discussion of the presentations. The goal is to identify themes, important questions that were raised, and explore topics for future meetings. Discussion will be facilitated by Brian Foster and James McDonald. fosterbl@missouri.edu (S-64)

FREIDENBERG, Judith (UMD), LIEBOW, Edward (AAA), and BRILLER, Sherylyn (Purdue U) SfAA Collaborates with AAA to Change the Public Conversation About Migration and Displacement.Anthropologists can help change the public conversation about migration and displacement through “World on the Move: 100,000 Years of Human Migration,” an initiative focusing on how migration is not new, people move for many reasons, often trading certain hardship for risky futures, and mobility always brings changes in how we live, whether we are among those who move or stay. Roundtable panelists will discuss ways SfAA, AAA, and their partners can collaborate on outreach and engagement through traveling museum exhibits, interactive media platforms, research conferences, classroom materials, musical performances, a traveling ethnographic film festival, and other programs that may emerge. jfreiden@umd.edu (F-39)