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LUC Anthro Students and Faculty at the Society for Applied Anthropology 2017 Meeting

LUC Anthro Students and Faculty at the Society for Applied Anthropology 2017 Meeting

Loyola Anthropology was well represented at the 2017 SfAA's, with five students presenting original research, as well as participation by Drs. Adams and Gomberg-Muñoz. Titles and formats for each are below.

Katie Lantto chaired a panel called "Perspectives on Refugees, Migrants, and Immigrant’s Experience," on which she presented a paper titled "Doubly American: An Inspection of the Ethical Implications of Mexican Adoptions in the US."

As part of a panel on "Dealing with the 'C' Word: What Does 'Community' Mean in Museum Practice," Amanda Sorensen presented a paper titled "Hominid See Hominid Do: Visitor Perspectives on Human Evolution."

Mia LaRocca and Karina Fierro presented original research on "Latinx Health: Mapping Community Resources for Chicago’s Immigrant Population" in poster format, a project with contributions from co-author David Treering.

Alice Thompson also presented a poster titled "Falling through the Cracks: Gendered Implications of the DACA Application Process."

Participating in a panel on "Identity, Power, and Policy in Heritage Tourism," Dr. Kathleen Adams gave a paper titled "Paying Homage to Heritage: Ancestral Tourism and Identity Explorations in Upland Sulawesi, Indonesia."

Dr. Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz chaired and participated in a roundtable discussion on "Immigration Politics After the Election."

Abstracts and additional details on the 2017 SfAA meeting are available here: http://www.sfaa.net/files/9014/8969/0697/2017_Final_Program.pdf.