IN PRACTITIONER ANTHROPOLOGY
Since 1981, the Washington Association of Professional
Anthropologists (WAPA) biennial Praxis Award has recognized outstanding
achievement in translating anthropological knowledge into action as reflected
in a single project. WAPA interprets anthropological knowledge in its
broadest meaning, encompassing theory, methods and data. Nominations should
demonstrate anthropology’s relevance and effectiveness in addressing
contemporary human problems.
WAPA encourages the nomination of anyone holding an M.A.
or Ph.D. degree in any subfield of anthropology for this prestigious award.
Individuals, groups or organizations wherein at least one anthropologist
worked on the designated project may nominate themselves or others. All
nominations will be judged by the same set of criteria. The contribution of
one or more anthropologist to the project’s success should be clearly indicated.
Recognition of this contribution by other major project participants or
contributors should be acknowledged in the nomination.
The submission deadline for the 2009 Praxis Award is June 1, 2009. The
winning nominee will receive a cash award of $1,000 at the annual meeting of
the American anthropological Association in
December of 2009 in Philadelphia, PA. The award recipient may also be asked
to contribute a chapter to future editions of the volume, Anthropological
Praxis: Translating Knowledge into Action (Robert Wulff and Shirley
The award nomination form
and cover sheet are available on the WAPA website, www.wapadc.org.
For additional information, contact:
Charles C. Cheney, 2009 Praxis Award Committee Chair