AAGE at SfAA 2017

The 2017 Society for Applied Anthropology meetings are fast approaching (March 28- April 1), and, as always, AAGE members will not only be presenting work, but hosting a networking breakfast event for members, students, and anyone interested in learning more about us.

Thank you to Iveris Martinez for compiling this list of relevant sessions at this year’s conference.

AAGE EVENT

(S-21) SATURDAY 9:00-10:30

Room 501 (La Fonda)

Research, Career Development and Teaching at the Intersection of Anthropology, and Aging

CHAIRS: SOKOLOVSKY, Jay (USFSP), VESPERI, Maria D. (New Coll U), and BRILLER, Sherry (Purdue U); ROUNDTABLE PARTICIPANTS: SOKOLOVSKY, Jay (USFSP), VESPERI, Maria D. (New Coll U), CARSON, L. (OUHSC), BRILLER, Sherry (Purdue U), MARTINEZ, Iveris L. (FIU)

 

AAGE MEMBER PANELS

(F-123) FRIDAY 3:30-5:20

New Mexico (La Fonda)

The Persistence of Anthropology: Presentations in Honor of Gilbert Kushner

CHAIRS: VESPERI, Maria D. (NCF) and SOKOLOVSKY, Jay (USFSP)

KUSHNER, Lorraine (Independent), KUSHNER, Andrew (Entertainment Design), and

KUSHNER, David (Independent) Immigrants from India in Israel, 1960-61

RECK, Gregory (Appalachian State U) Throwing a Pebble in a Pond: The Persistence of Gil Kushner’s Anthropology

VESPERI, Maria D. (NCF) Writing to Share: Making Anthropology Public

ANDREWS, Deborah (UF) Persistence, Biodiversity, and Global Food Security: The Importance of Applied Anthropology

EKLUND, Elizabeth (U Arizona) The Persistence of Cultural Knowledge in the Face of

Colonization

DISCUSSANT: UNTERBERGER, Alayne (FICS)

 

(F-127) FRIDAY 3:30-5:20

Exchange (La Fonda)

Sustaining Anthropological Engagement in Medical Schools

CHAIRS: MARTINEZ, Iveris L. and WIEDMAN, Dennis (FIU)

MARTINEZ, Iveris L. and WIEDMAN, Dennis (FIU) Anthropological Engagement in Medical

School Education: Sustainable Trend or Passing Fancy

RUBINSTEIN, Robert A. and LANE, Sandra D. (Syracuse U) Anthropological Engagement at

the SUNY Upstate Medical University

AMAYA-BURNS, Alba (Duke Kunshan U) Medical Education in Central America and the U.S.:

Medical Science and Social Justice

BURNS, Allan (Duke Kunshan U) Students as Change Agents in Health Science Education:

Global Health Field Experiences in the U.S. and China

MCMULLIN, Juliet and RUSHING, Sharon (UCR) Making the Student Whole: Potentials and

Challenges for Anthropology and Humanities in Medical Schools

DISCUSSANT: SCHENSUL, Stephen L. (UCHC)

 

(S-12) SATURDAY 8:00-9:50

Zuni South (Inn at Loretto)

Methodological Pathways for Leveraging Ethnography in Health Services Research: Part I, Questions of Scale

CHAIR: SOLIMEO, Samantha (VA)

ROUNDTABLE PARTICIPANTS: HARROD, Molly, ONO, Sarah, STEWART, Kenda, SOLIMEO, Samantha (VA)

 

OTHER AGING-RELATED PRESENTATIONS

Thursday 1:30-3:20 Lamy (Drury) REHAK, Jana (UMBC) Smith Island Narratives: Aging and the Power of Kinship

Thursday 5:30-7:20 Rivera A (Drury) BLOOM, Allison (Rutgers U) Rethinking the “Crisis” in Domestic Violence Services: Aging,

Friday 1:30-3:20 Acoma South (Inn at Loretto) ELLIOTT, Kathryn (MNSU) Applying the Insights of Medical Anthropology and the Anthropology of Aging in Geriatric Settings

 

(S-94) SATURDAY 1:30-3:20

La Terraza (La Fonda)

Examining Experiences in Programs Serving Elderly Adults

CHAIR: MATHEWS, Holly F. (ECU)

MCCOMSEY, Melanie (UCSD) The Discursive Construction of the Elderly Body across Two Geriatric Emergency Departments

FLEURIET, K. Jill and CHAUVIN, Trevor (UTSA) “Living Other Lives”: The Impact of Senior Theatre on Older Adult Wellbeing

MATHEWS, Holly F., LARSON, Kim, TORRES, Essie, LEA, Suzanne, and MITCHELL, Jim (ECU) Variant Perceptions of Latino Elders in an Emerging Latino Community

PENDER, Lyndsey (U Memphis) Elder Abuse Risk and Intervention in the US Mid-South

VERNON, Muriel (Elon U) Learning in a Circle: Improving Dementia Care through Cultural Transformation in Continued Care Retirement Communities

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About Jason A Danely

Jason Danely is President of AAGE since 2017. He is Senior Lecturer of Anthropology and an affiliate of the Centre for Medical Humanities at Oxford Brookes University. He has been conducting fieldwork-based ethnographic research looking at aging, caring, grief, and ritual in Japan since 2005. His book, Aging and Loss: Mourning and Maturity in Contemporary Japanwas published in 2014 by Rutgers University Press. He is also editor of Transitions and Transformations: Cultural Perspectives on Aging and the Life Course (Berghahn 2013). From 2011-2015, he served as Editor-in-Chief of Anthropology & Aging, the journal of AAGE. He has received awards from the Fulbright Foundation, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, the Center on Age & Community, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, and the University of California Pacific Rim Research Program. His current research is supported by the Enhancing Life award from the John Templeton Foundation, and is a cross-cultural comparison of the lived experiences of family caregivers of older adults in Japan and the UK. He received his PhD in Anthropology from the University of California, San Diego.

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