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2020 Franz Boas Award for Exemplary Service to Anthropology to be awarded to Dr. Carlos Velez-Ibáñez

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August 11, 2020


A picture of Dr. Carlos Velez-Ibáñez Dr. Carlos Velez-Ibáñez has been selected to receive the 2020 Franz Boas Award for Exemplary Service to Anthropology. This honor is given to “members whose careers demonstrate extraordinary achievements that have well served the anthropological profession.”

Dr. Velez-Ibáñez’s work is strongly grounded in community-based research, with far-reaching impacts on policy and programs, including, to name just a few examples, areas such as addressing women’s non-consensual sterilization, educational approaches to integrating household “funds of knowledge” to increase literacy, facilitating the transition from community colleges to universities through research programs, and much more. 

His previous honors include the Bronislaw Malinowsky Medal in applied anthropology and the Dr. Eugene Garcia Outstanding Latina/o Faculty Research in Higher Education Award.  He was also the first Chicano and foreign anthropologist selected for induction into the Mexican Academy of Sciences as a Corresponding Member.  His work has impacted the fields of cultural ecology, migration, and transborder studies, and more.


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