Anthropology Section Deadline Reminders

Source: Teresa Wilson, PhD, Section Secretary

There are several upcoming deadlines to bring to your attention. All nominations/self-nominations/application materials should be sent to Section Chair Krista Latham at For detailed information about each item, please see the current PPM.

Nominations for the Anthropology Section Program Co-Chair are due Dec 15. Nominations for the Program Committee are open to Members and Fellows. Both self- nominations and nominations by other section members are accepted. All nominations for the Program Committee shall include a CV and a brief statement of interest (600 words or less) highlighting the desire to serve in the position and qualifications to fulfill the role. The CV and statement of interest shall be submitted to the section chair by December 15 via email. All nominations will be evaluated and voted on by the Nominating Committee.

The T. Dale Stewart Award (nominations due Jan 1) recognizes outstanding, career-long contributions to the field of forensic anthropology. Stewart (1901-1997) spent his career at the Smithsonian Institution and is widely acknowledged as a founder of contemporary forensic anthropology. Among his many other accomplishments, he performed casework for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, improved scientific approaches to forensic anthropology, developed methods for estimating biological profile, and published foundational works. The Stewart Award honors its namesake and embodies the highest accolade that the Anthropology Section bestows.

The role of the Anthropology Section Student Liaison (applications due Jan 15) is to: (1) share with section leadership and members their issues of interest and concern to the student members, (2) serve on the steering committee of the student forum, (3) share their ideas with section leadership to increase student participation, (4) communicate with students and the student forum what is happening at the level of section leadership and beyond, and (5) have the opportunity to share their findings with the section at the annual business meeting.

A reminder to those who applied for the J. Lawrence Angel Forensic Anthropology Student Paper Award: One electronic copy of a complete manuscript must be sent to the J. Lawrence Angel Student Award Committee Chair via email or postmarked no later than January 15. A complete manuscript consists of text, figures or illustrations, and bibliography.

A reminder to those who applied for The Ellis R. Kerley (ERK) Research Award: Any requested eligibility documentation must be submitted by January 15.


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