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-On Wednesday-

Student Orientation Session.

Organizer: Anne Ballenger and Carla Guerrón-Montero (SfAA Student Committee)
Date & Time: Wednesday, March 28, 2001 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Valladolid Room.

For students who attend a professional annual meeting for the first time, these gatherings can be intimidating and confusing. How to choose among sessions, workshops, business meetings, receptions and open forums? How to profit from the annual program and learn more about presenters? How to approach and contact professionals during the meetings? For the first time at the SfAA Annual Meetings, the Student Committee will host a Student Orientation session. This session is designed to answer these and other questions, and to guide students on how to navigate through the meetings in the most successful and productive manner.


  • Anne Ballenger (Catholic University of America) Student Committee Chair
  • Carla Guerrón-Montero (University of Oregon) Student Representative Executive Board
  • Dr. John Young (Oregon State University) SfAA Past President

-On Thursday-

SPECIAL EVENT. "The Real World of Applied Anthropology: Dilemmas, Problems and Innovations in Practice

Organizer: SfAA Student Committee.
Chair: Ballenger, Anne M. (Catholic), SfAA Student Committee Chair
Date & Time: T-11. Thursday March 29, 2001 from 9:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m.

The purpose of the session is to explore how anthropologists, in various roles, titles and jobs, practice applied anthropology. Panelists will expose students to some problems, dilemmas and creative ways in which anthropology has been applied successfully. The session will inform students of the real life challenges and exigencies of work and illustrate how others have achieved that which seems allusive in the academic, corporate, government, NGO/CBO, private sector and multidisciplinary world. The intent is to stimulate dialogue among students and practitioners about innovative practice strategies and new possibilities for applied anthropology in the real world of work.


  • Lucy, Cohen M. (Catholic) founder of Spanish Catholic Center
  • Muriel Crespi (NPS) Chief Ethnographer, National Park Service
  • Elizabeth Briody, (GM) General Motors
  • Salomon Nahmad, National and International applied anthopologists and activitst.

-On Frdiay-

Two Career Workshops: Student Career Counseling and Job Interview

Organizer: Guerrón-Montero, Carla. (University of Oregon).
Sponsored by: SfAA Student Committee and Membership Committee.

Where Do I Start? Student Career Counseling

Date & Time:Friday, March 30th 2000, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Business Center (Fiesta Americana Hotel, Mérida-Mexico)

One of the main concerns of undergraduate and graduate students of anthropology is developing the necessary intellectual and practical instruments in their academic programs to find the job they are looking for. The Student Career Counseling workshop was designed to provide practical suggestions on how to acquire those tools early on in students' programs. For the second consecutive year, this event will provide one-on-one counseling to pre-registered students, who will meet and talk with practitioners, scholars and applied anthropologists. These professionals will advise students about options and opportunities within their particular areas of expertise. More than ten applied anthropologists from a variety of fields will counsel students during this event.

*** Pre-registration is required.
*** Sign-Up NOW & tell me which workshop you want or view Event Sign-Up Sheets.

List of Professionals Participating:

  1. Carla Littlefield (Littlefield Associates) Email:
  2. Anthony Oliver-Smith (University of Florida) Email:
  3. Riall Nolan (Institute for Global Studies and Affairs-University of Cincinnati) Email:,
  4. Matt Openheim (SCAAN-Southern California LPO). Email:
  5. Tim Wallace (North Carolina State University). Email:
  6. Miguel Vasquez (Northern Arizona University) Email: Miguel.Vasquez@NAU.EDU
  7. Satish Kedia (University of Memphis). Email:
  8. Emilia Gonzáles-Clements (President of High Plains LPO). Email:
  9. Edward Liebow (Environmental Health and Social Policy Center). Email:
  10. Pamela Puntenney (Environmental and Human Systems Management). Email:

Where Do I Start? Job Interview Workshop

Date & Time:Friday, March 30th 2000, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Business Center (Fiesta Americana Hotel, Mérida-Mexico)

One of the main concerns of undergraduate and graduate students of anthropology is developing the necessary intellectual and practical instruments in their academic programs to find the job they are looking for. During these annual meetings, students will have the opportunity to participate on a "mock job interview process. A group of academics and practitioners will be available to replicate an actual job interview session with students, and to provide advise on the process. The interview process is free and open to any registered student.

*** Pre-registration is required.Sign-Up NOW -indicate type of job interview, time slot & send CV/resume. You can view available time slots at Event Sign-Up Sheets.
***Students interested in participating in this workshop need to send their updated curriculum vitae or resume to
For any questions or comments, please contact Carla Guerrón-Montero at

Professionals Participating in Job Interview Workshop:
Academic Setting:

  1. Nancy Rosenberger (Oregon State University) Email:
  2. Michael Whiteford (Iowa State University) Email:
  3. Alain Anciaux (Université Libre de Bruxelles/Institut du Travail) Email:
9:00-9:40 a.m.
9:45-10:25 a.m.
10:30-11:10 a.m.
11:15-11:55 a.m.
12:00-12:40 p.m.

Applied Setting:

  1. Philip D. Young (University of Oregon) Email:
  2. Alexander Ervin (University of Saskatchewan) Email:
  3. Gisele Maynard-Tucker (UCLA Center for the Study of Women) Email:

9:00-9:40 a.m. Spot Filled
9:45-10:25 a.m.
10:30-11:10 a.m.
11:15-11:55 a.m.
12:00-12:40 p.m.

-On Saturday-

SfAA Past Presidents & Students Luncheon

Organizer: Ballenger, Anne. (Catholic) Chair, SfAA Student Committee
Co-Sponsors: SfAA Business Office, SfAA Meeting Committee and SfAA Student Committee
DATE & TIME: Saturday, 1:30 p.m.

*** This year the Student Committee and the SfAA Meeting Committee is most pleased to announce lunch stipends for 20 students to attend the Past SfAA President & Student Luncheon.

The SfAA Past President & Student Luncheon is an annual event at the SfAA Conference and this year, there are more Past Presidents expected then ever! This is your chance to meet and get to know some of the Society's movers and shakers in a relaxed and informal way. The luncheon has always been an success for both students and Past Presidents and I hope you can join us this year!
We would Prefer that you please Sign-Up to receive your free lunch! You can also sign-up at the Conference Registration Desk. You can view the Sign Up Sheets to see if there is space for you.

Show Case Your Paper, Session or Poster

Would you like others to know of your presentation at the Conference? Then e-mail me and I will place them right here.
Don't be shy! The Student Committee loves to show off all the great work students are doing!

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