Summer Interns

In the summer of 2018, AAA had the honor of welcoming two new interns to Washington, DC.

Evan OlingerEvan Olinger graduated from Ball State in the fall of 2018 with a double major in anthropology, focusing on archaeology and history. As a scuba-certified diver, he was a perfect fit for an internship with the Naval History and Heritage Command, Department of the Navy’s Underwater Archaeology Branch. While there, he worked on several projects including documenting information on and creating a web page for the Royal Savage, a British schooner commandeered by Benedict Arnold that sank during the Revolutionary War and was raised by the US Navy in 1934.

Sam Ropa

Sam Ropa, an anthropology major at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, interned at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and assisted with the Summer Folklife Festival. This included working on a cultural exchange program with artist groups in West Bengal where he learned to play the ektara — a one-stringed, lute-like instrument — “poorly.” Post-graduation, he plans to continue doing qualitative research in northern and southern India, where he previously studied the intersections of agriculture, political mobilization, and ecological change.


Donor Recognition

The American Anthropological Association would like to thank the following individuals and institutions for their support in 2018. All listings are based on actual donations to the AAA Annual Campaign or an AAA award or sponsorship, received from January 1 through December 31, 2018. This list does not include any pledges or multi-year grants received before 2018. Special thanks to our donors who joined the Annual Campaign Leadership Circle with a donation to this campaign of $500 and above. These names are denoted with an asterisk (*).

Special Recognition

Special thanks to the following donors for their generous support over the years.

  • William Douglass

  • Robert Lemelson Foundation

  • Janna Marchione

  • Marrella Fund of the Seattle Foundation

  • Philip Singer

  • Wenner-Gren Foundation

  • Wiley

Special thanks to the following sections for their generous support of the AAA Internship Program Endowment Fund:

  • American Ethnological Society (AES)

  • Association of Senior Anthropologists (ASA)

  • National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA)

  • Society for the Anthropology of North America (SANA)

  • Society for Economic Anthropology (SEA)

  • Society for Urban, National, and Transnational/Global Anthropology (SUNTA)

Benefactors ($5,000 and up)
  • Oxford University Press
Patrons ($1,000-$4,999)
  • Marion I. Berghahn*
  • Toby Bernstein*
  • Elizabeth K. Briody*
  • Cathy L. Costin*
  • Heaney Family Fund
  • Louise Lamphere*
  • Edward Liebow*
  • Setha M. Low*
  • Yolanda T. Moses*
  • James Peacock*
  • Eric Ratliff*
  • Alisse Waterston*
Partners ($500-$999)
  • Lee D. Baker*
  • Linda A. Bennett*
  • Caroline B. Brettell*
  • Carole H. Browner*
  • Carol J. Colfer*
  • William H. Crocker*
  • T. J. Ferguson*
  • Brian L. Foster*
  • Andrea L. Freidus*
  • Susan D. Gillespie*
  • Laura R. Graham/T. M. Scruggs*
  • Karl Gurcke*
  • Jacquetta Hill*
  • Mary H. Moran*
  • Yasuyuki Owada*
  • John B. Page*
  • Jean J. Schensul/Stephen Schensul*
  • Pamela K. Stone*
  • Maria D. Vesperi*
  • Linda M. Whiteford*
Friends ($250-$499)
  • William O. Beeman
  • Elizabeth E. Brusco
  • Karen L. Davis
  • Fadwa El Guindi
  • Shirley J. Fiske
  • Robert A. Hahn
  • Jean E. Jackson
  • Robert A. LeVine
  • Jacqueline S. Mithun
  • Network for Good
  • Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney
  • Barbara Rylko-Bauer
  • Bonnie Urciuoli
  • David R. Wilcox
Associates ($100-$249)
  • Anna Agbe-Davies
  • Anne Allison
  • Marietta L. Baba
  • Florence E. Babb
  • Marilyn Beaudry-Corbett
  • A. Lynn Bolles
  • Donald Brenneis
  • Melissa Cefkin
  • Charles R. Cobb
  • Jeffrey S. Dean
  • Mary-Jo Del Vecchio Good
  • Susan E. Diduk
  • Pamela Erickson
  • Agapi Filini
  • Deborah Gewertz
  • Byron J. Good
  • Alan Goodman
  • Teresa Graedon
  • Sarah Green
  • Kenneth Guest
  • Edmund T. Hamann
  • Suzanne Hanchett
  • William Hanks
  • William H. Heaney
  • Stefan G. Helmreich
  • Rosemary C. Henze
  • Patricia J. Higgins
  • Linda Hunt
  • Alice B. Kehoe
  • Barbara A. Koenig
  • Dolores B. Koenig
  • Andrew Lass
  • Mindie Lazarus-Black
  • Sang-Hee Lee
  • Carolyn K. Lesorogol
  • Janet E. Levy
  • Alice Littlefield
  • Elaine Lynch
  • Jeffery L. MacDonald
  • Katherine Manley-Buser
  • Susan F. Messinger
  • E. Pierre Morenon
  • Ralph W. Nicholas
  • Kathryn S. Oths
  • David Plath
  • Robert W. Preucel
  • Ronald Provencher
  • Barbara J. Robles
  • Carolyn Sargent
  • Edward L. Schieffelin
  • Monica L. Schoch-Spana
  • Edwin S. Segal
  • Michael Silverstein
  • Jay Sokolovsky
  • Mary G. Sprague
  • Nathaniel Tashima
  • Bahram M. Tavakolian
  • Deborah A. Thomas
  • James Trostle
  • Yohko Tsuji
  • James Vigil
  • Dennis Wiedman
  • Richard R. Wilk
  • Richard A. Wilson
Donations were made in 2018 “In Honor Of” the following individuals
  • Caroline Brettell
  • The RACE Project
  • Yolanda Moses Scholarship Fund
  • Linda Whiteford
Donations were made in 2018 “In Memory Of” the following individuals
  • Richard N. Adams
  • Richard Antoun
  • Begona Aretxaga
  • Barbara Aswad
  • Ira Buchler
  • Charles C. Callender
  • Bernard Cohen
  • Susan M. Duncan
  • Robert A. Fernea
  • Paul Friedrich
  • Angela Gilliam
  • Walter Goldschmidt
  • Francoise Heritier
  • Frederick Kris Lehman
  • Claude Levi-Strauss
  • Saba Mahmood
  • Clement Meighan
  • Henry Rutz
  • Andrei Simic
  • Mary Steedly
  • William C. Sturtevant
  • Robert Textor
  • Roy Wagner
  • Andrew Hunter Whiteford

2018 Section Donations

The association would also like to thank the following individuals for their support of section sponsored campaigns, awards, and prizes.

Archaeology Division (AD) Patty Jo Watson Fund
  • Janet E. Levy
  • Deborah L. Nichols
  • Kathryn E. Sampeck
  • Barbara Voss
  • Randolph J. Widmer
Association for Africanist Anthropology (AfAA) Section Fund
  • Jennifer E. Coffman
  • Anita Spring
Association of Senior Anthropologists (ASA) Singer Fund
  • Margo L. Smith
Council on Anthropology and Education (CAE) Gaitan Prize
  • Denise Blum
Council on Anthropology and Education (CAE) George and Louise Spindler Award Fund
  • Thea R. Abu El-Haj
  • Cathy Bushnell Amanti
  • Michelle J. Bellino
  • Denise Blum
  • Chiara M. Cannella
  • Peter W. Demerath
  • Alison B. Diefenderfer
  • Kevin M. Foster
  • Edmund T. Hamann
  • Rosemary C. Henze
  • Zachary Moss Howlett
  • Eric J. Johnson
  • Amanda Lashaw
  • Ariana Mangual Figueroa
  • Katherine Mortimer
  • Sarah Nelle Newcomer
  • Patricia H. Partnow
  • Lucinda Pease-Alvarez
  • Wesley R. Shumar
  • Ellen Skilton
Council on Anthropology and Education (CAE) Heath Prize
  • Kathryn M. Anderson-Levitt
  • Denise Blum
  • Rosemary C. Henze
Society for the Anthropology in Community Colleges (SACC) Section General Donation
  • Julia Amine
  • Christina Boswell
Society for Anthropological Sciences (SAS) Russell Bernard Fund
  • Stephen A. Chrisomalis
  • Kathryn S. Oths
Society for Cultural Anthropology (SCA) Open Access Publishing Program
  • Anne Allison
  • Dominic C. Boyer
  • Michael A. Fortun
  • Robert J. Foster
  • Ilana Gershon
  • Deborah Gewertz
  • Bruce Grant
  • Kregg Hetherington
  • Kazuo Higashi
  • Cymene Howe
  • George E. Marcus
  • Yasmin Moll
  • Anand Pandian
  • Charlie Piot
  • Sarah Purgett
  • Micha Rahder
  • Jean M. Rahier
  • Peter Redfield
  • Altha Rodgers
  • Danilyn Rutherford
  • Ariel Smith
  • Noah M. Tamarkin
  • University of Rochester Library
  • Brad Weiss
  • Sylvia J. Yanagisako
Society for Economic Anthropology (SEA) Halperin Fund
  • Dolores B. Koenig
Society for Linguistic Anthropology (SLA) Gumperz Fund
  • Kathryn A. Woolard
Society for Medical Anthropology (SMA) Basker Prize Fund
  • Melissa Cheyney and Robbie Davis-Floyd
Society for Psychological Anthropology (SPA) Whiting Biennal Travel Grant
  • Thomas S. Weisner
Section donations made in 2018 “In Memory Of” the following individuals
  • Mary Boyer
  • Howard H. Earnest, Jr.
  • Mary Steedly
  • John and Beatrice Whiting
  • David M. Schneider
Section donations made in 2018 “In Honor Of” the following individuals
  • Luis Moll
  • Michael Lambek
  • Nancy Hornberger

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