The Society for Applied Anthropology is pleased to announce
that Prof. Carlos Vélez-Ibáñez has been
selected as the recipient of the Bronislaw Malinowski Award
for 2003. Prof. Vélez-Ibáñez currently
holds the Presidential Chair in Anthropology at the University
of California, Riverside, where he also directs the Ernesto
Galarza Applied Research Center.
The Malinowski Award is a career achievement distinction
which is presented each year by the Society to an outstanding
social scientist. The Award recognizes and honors a career dedicated
to the goal of solving human problems through the application
of concepts and tools from the social sciences.
The Malinowski Award was initiated by the Society
in 1973. Prior awardees include Gunnar Myrdal, Margaret Clark,
Everett C. Hughes, Sol Tax, Elizabeth Colson, and Sir Raymond
Prof. Vélez-Ibáñez will receive
the Award on March 21, 2003, at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the
Society in Portland, Oregon. At that time, he will deliver the
Malinowski Address, which is the featured presentation of the
Prof. Vélez-Ibáñez earned
his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego. Throughout
his distinguished career, he has contributed significantly to
applied anthropology and particularly, to an understanding of
the contemporary lives of Mexican and Mexican-American populations.
Through widely respected books and many articles, he has creatively
explored themes and problems central to the life of these populations-
the education of children, the emergence of socially viable
communities, the role of women in politics, the development
of cultural identity, the political economy of border life,
and the social basis of economic survival in scarce circumstances
to name a few. These distinguished achievements clearly earned
Prof. Vélez-Ibáñez his place among the
prior recipients of this important Award.