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Paul A. Stoller Receives 2015 Anthropology in the Media Award

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October 21, 2015

Contact Name: Anne Kelsey
Contact Email: akelsey@americananthro.org
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Paul A. Stoller Receives 2015 Anthropology in the Media Award


Paul A. Stoller, Ph.D., whose 30 years of anthropological research produced 12 books, including ethnographies, biographies, memoirs and two novels, has been selected to receive the American Anthropological Association (AAA) Anthropology in the Media Award (AIME).

Dr. Stoller’s work is widely read and recognized. He is an active blogger for the Huffington Post, with more than 100 published contributions that have brought an anthropological perspective to politics, higher education, social science and health. Dr. Stoller has also been featured on numerous NPR programs as well as the National Geographic Television Network. In 1994 Dr. Stoller was awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. Dr. Stoller is a previous recipient of the AAA’s Robert B Textor and Family Prize for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology, and in 2013 Dr. Stoller was honored by King Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden with the Anders Retzius Gold Medal recognizing his significant contributions to the field of anthropology.

Established in 1987, the AIME recognizes successful communication of anthropology to the general public through the media. The award honors those who have raised public awareness of anthropology and have had a broad and sustained public impact at local, national and international levels. The AIME is designed to increase awareness of the significant contributions anthropologists have made and will make to society and recognize those who have successfully done so. By allowing the general public access to the study and profession of anthropology we facilitate contribution to and understanding of the field of anthropology itself.

Dr. Stoller will be honored in an award ceremony at the 114th AAA Annual Meeting on November 19, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. The AAA Annual Meeting is a gathering of more than 6,000 anthropologists who will shed light on some of the world’s most pressing issues, including: public health, racial tension, the Middle East, social change and climate change.

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Founded in 1902, the American Anthropological Association, with more than 10,000 members, is the world’s largest professional organization of anthropologists. The Association is dedicated to advancing human understanding and tackling the world’s most pressing problems.



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