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About A. J. Faas

A.J. Faas is a sociocultural anthropologist whose research focuses on practices of exchange, social organization, and politics in contexts of environmental crisis – disasters, displacement and resettlement, development, and violent conflict. He has conducted research in Mexico, Ecuador, the Great Rift Valley in East Africa, and the United States. His work has been featured in several peer-reviewed journals, including Human Organization, Human Nature, Economic Anthropology, Ethnology, Civil Wars, Development In Practice, and Mountain Research and Development.He is a founding member of the Risk and Disaster Topical Interest Group at the Society for Applied Anthropology and its co-chairperson for 2014 and 2015. In addition to his academic work, A.J. has also served as a consultant for non-profits, universities, community-based initiatives, and private business.

Positions

Present Assistant Professor, San Jose State University Department of Anthropology
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Curriculum Vitae


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Grants

2011 Dissertation Fellowship in Hazards, Risk, and Disasters
The Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado and the Public Entity Risk Institute
$10,000
2011 National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant
National Science Foundation
$12,000
2005 Wallerstein Foundation grant for intergenerational learning projects
Center for Community-Based Learning and a network of senior-care facilities
$30,000
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2013 - Present Chair, Risk and Disaster Topical Interest Group (TIG) at the Society for Applied Anthropology
2013 Founding Member, Risk and Disaster Topical Interest Group (TIG) at the Society for Applied Anthropology
2005 Member, working group for anthropology graduate and undergraduate curriculum, Montclair State University
2002 - 2005 Member, Community Service Advisory Board, Montclair State University
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Education

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2012 PhD, University of South Florida ‐ Applied Anthropology
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2003 M.A., Montclair State University
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2002 B.A., Montclair State University ‐ Anthropology
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Contact Information

aj.faas@sjsu.edu

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Peer-Reviewed Publications (16)

Selected Reports & Non-peer Reviewed Publications (4)

Book Chapters (10)