KSU Anthro Alum at US Dept of Veterans Affairs

by Dr. Prins
In the current issue of the monthly newsletter of the American Anthropological Association is an article on “Anthropology in the Public Sector,” by KSU Anthro alum Kenda Stewart, describing her work as an anthropologist employed by
the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.Kenda graduated in anthropology and women’s studies in 2001, completing her PhD at the University of Iowa in 2012. Interested in sports as a tool for creating movements for peace and coexistence between Jews and Muslims,she did her
doctoral fieldwork in Israel, where she researched “the cultural, political, and social implications of Palestinian women’s football in Israel as women’s participation relates to women’s identity among the Arab community in Israel.” Before completing her dissertation,
Kenda worked as a Qualitative Analyst/Anthropologist at Center for Comprehensive Access & Delivery Research and Evaluation.Kenda’s article is titled “From Birkenstocks to Danskos: The Professionalization of an Anthropologist,” Anthropology News Vol. 55 (1-2), pp. 3-4




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