Select Page

SAR Board Member Receives Prestigious Award from AAA

Sep 15, 2017

The American Anthropological Association has announced that a member of the SAR board of directors, Donald Brenneis, will be awarded the Franz Boas Award for Exemplary Service to Anthropology. Since 1976 the award has been presented annually to individuals “whose careers demonstrate extraordinary achievements that have well served the anthropological profession.” A formal presentation of the award will take place at the association’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., in early December.

Currently a professor of anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Donald Brenneis received his undergraduate degree from Stanford and his PhD from Harvard. His field research has focused on the complexities of language, conflict, and social life

in the South Asian community in Fiji as well as on the everyday practices of the scholarly community in such areas as publishing and performance evaluation. He was editor of the American Ethnologist (1989-1994), president of the American Anthropological Association (2001-2003), and is now co-editor of the Annual Review of Anthropology. He has served as a member of the SAR board of directors since 2014.

In response to the award announcement, SAR president Michael F. Brown has commented, “Don Brenneis is one of the most respected scholars in American anthropology, known for the breadth and quality of his research, his judicious temperament, and his remarkable record of service to the profession. I can think of no more deserving recipient of the Franz Boas Award.”

Donald Brenneis

Upcoming Events

Oct
16
Tue
2018
3:00 pm SAR In Depth: Edgar Lee Hewett a... @ Dobkin Boardroom, SAR
SAR In Depth: Edgar Lee Hewett a... @ Dobkin Boardroom, SAR
Oct 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
SAR In Depth: Edgar Lee Hewett and the Early Pioneers of Southwestern Archaeology @ Dobkin Boardroom, SAR
Open to both members and nonmembers, SAR In Depth courses are opportunities to engage with exciting scholars and offer a collaborative learning environment on the historic campus. Join us this fall for Edgar Lee Hewett[...]
Oct
17
Wed
2018
12:00 pm SuperNatureCulture: Human/Nonhum... @ Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, SAR
SuperNatureCulture: Human/Nonhum... @ Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, SAR
Oct 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
SuperNatureCulture: Human/Nonhuman Entanglements beyond the Secular @ Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, SAR
To register for this event, please click here. Mayanthi Fernando, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California – Santa Cruz, and Weatherhead Resident Scholar, SAR Mayanthi Fernando courtesy of UC – Santa Cruz Why[...]
Oct
18
Thu
2018
5:00 pm Advanced Seminar Panel Discussio... @ Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, SAR
Advanced Seminar Panel Discussio... @ Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, SAR
Oct 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
To register for this event, please click here. In “Marital Rape in Global Context,” members of a 2018 advanced seminar, funded by the Vera R. Campbell Foundation, will present a panel discussion on their work.[...]
Oct
19
Fri
2018
2:00 pm Tours of the Indian Arts Researc... @ Indian Arts Research Center
Tours of the Indian Arts Researc... @ Indian Arts Research Center
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) houses an outstanding collection of Native American art, including pottery, jewelry, textiles and clothing, paintings, basketry, and drums. Containing more than 12,000, items, the IARC is home to works[...]
Oct
23
Tue
2018
3:00 pm SAR In Depth: Edgar Lee Hewett a... @ Dobkin Boardroom, SAR
SAR In Depth: Edgar Lee Hewett a... @ Dobkin Boardroom, SAR
Oct 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
SAR In Depth: Edgar Lee Hewett and the Early Pioneers of Southwestern Archaeology @ Dobkin Boardroom, SAR
Open to both members and nonmembers, SAR In Depth courses are opportunities to engage with exciting scholars and offer a collaborative learning environment on the historic campus. Join us this fall for Edgar Lee Hewett[...]
Oct
24
Wed
2018
12:00 pm The Fourth Invasion: Development... @ Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, SAR
The Fourth Invasion: Development... @ Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, SAR
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The Fourth Invasion: Development, Ixil-Maya Resistance, and the Struggle against Megaprojects in Guatemala @ Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, SAR
To register for this event, please click here. Giovanni Batz, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Miami University Giovanni Batz by Monika Banach Along with the global demand for natural resources and the influence of[...]
Oct
26
Fri
2018
all-day Artistry of Hopi @ Meet at SAR Campus
Artistry of Hopi @ Meet at SAR Campus
Oct 26 – Oct 29 all-day
Artistry of Hopi @ Meet at SAR Campus
Iva Honyestewa, 2014 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Fellow. Photograph by William Geoghegan. Artistry of Hopi October 26-29, 2018 Cost per person: Double Occupancy – $1,470 (Includes a $100 tax-deductible donation to SAR) Single Occupancy –[...]
2:00 pm Tours of the Indian Arts Researc... @ Indian Arts Research Center
Tours of the Indian Arts Researc... @ Indian Arts Research Center
Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) houses an outstanding collection of Native American art, including pottery, jewelry, textiles and clothing, paintings, basketry, and drums. Containing more than 12,000, items, the IARC is home to works[...]