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My SfAA presentation (about the online course research)

While in Memphis I will also be co-presenting a paper with Christina Wasson about our online-on-campus research that we've been working on for just over a year. The session is on Friday morning (F-10) 8:00-9:50 am in the Nashville room and is entitled "The Scholar-Practitioner in Organizational Settings." Our paper is titled "Theory and Praxis in an Educational Setting: Building Community Online."

Here is the session abstract from Crysta Metcalf
"In this session we introduce and model the concept of the “scholar-practitioner,” practicing anthropologists who explicitly draw on theory in their work and contribute to theory development. Although such an integration of theory and practice has long existed, it has been gaining greater recognition in recent years, especially as more and more anthropologists are applying our discipline in organizational settings. The members of this panel draw on their experiences in both academic and organizational settings, presenting case studies and examples in order to explore the challenges and opportunities inherent in working toward the advancement of anthropological theory in applied practice."

I'm excited about this session because I am co-presenting with my advisor and many of the other women on the panel are the ones that I've followed their work for the last four years. It's quite an honor :)

I'll upload a copy of the paper post-conference but I can let you in on a little secret...
it will be recorded for the SfAA Podcasts. I guess I've done a good job in finding my way into cool panels because this is the second year that my session was selected for the podcasts. I do oversee the selection of sessions but the sessions are picked from suggestions submitted by lots of people.


I loved the last half of the session I attended. I look forward to the podcast of the event so I can hear your presentation.

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