Dr. Thurka Sangaramoorthy has been elected to the Executive Board of the Society for Medical Anthropology, one of the largest sections under the American Anthropological Association (AAA). In addition, she has been appointed co-chair of AAA’s Members Programmatic Advisory and Advocacy Committee (MPAAC) by Akhil Gupta and Ramona Perez, President and President-Elect of AAA. MPAAC’s main objective is to provide advice and insight to AAA’s Executive Board and to enhance the Board’s ability to be responsive to AAA member interests.
In both positions, Dr. Sangaramoorthy’s priorities are to (1) develop opportunities for members to contribute to public conversations on some of the most pressing challenges facing us today; (2) increase AAA’s participation in matters of policy and advocacy contributing to social action; and (3) foster a more inclusive environment for scholars within and beyond the academy.
Congratulations, Dr. Sangaramoorthy!