The Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists announced five recipients for the 2017 Praxis Award in early December at the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology meeting in Washington D.C. “The Praxis Award for Excellence recognizes the significant, often groundbreaking work performed in government and industry by the discipline’s practitioners in translating anthropological knowledge into action to address their clients’ problems.”
Dr. Michael Paolisso and Graduate students at the Univeristy of Maryland were featured in TERP magazine in an article titled The Tides That Bind, authoredby Liam Farrell. The article focuses on their work on the Deal Island Peninsula and the people that deal with problems of climate change daily. The article shows the importance that BSOS and UMD can have in a local, Maryland community. Read the full article here.
UMD Anthropology faculty and students focus on challenges faced by local DACA recipients
When the Trump administration announced in early September intentions to dismantle the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Christina Getrich knew her research plans for the coming year would change drastically.
Ana Ortez-Rivera is a senior Social-Cultural Anthropology major, with a certificate in Latin American Studies and minor in International Development and Conflict Management. She will be graduating in May 2018. Ana has been fascinated by cultural differences and similarities of the people since a young age. In elementary school, she recalls asking her friends to describe their homelands and cultures. When college approached, she chose Anthropology because she felt she was already an anthropologist in training.