Get to Know the Anthropology Section Leadership


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Source: Marin A. Pilloud, PhD, Anthropology Section Secretary

In an effort to increase transparency, the Anthropology Section leadership will be sending out information about how the AAFS operates. As the first message in this series, we wanted to introduce ourselves, let you know our roles in the organization, and that you can reach out to us at any time with questions or concerns related to the Academy and/or the Anthropology Section.

 

Section Chair
Kristen Hartnett-McCann
(PhD, D-ABFA) is the forensic anthropologist for the State of Connecticut Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and an adjunct professor at Hofstra University. The section chair is responsible for conducting the section’s business affairs and presiding over section meetings, appointing and overseeing committee functions, advising the section’s Board representative of the section’s requests, questions, and issues, reviewing membership applications, preparing the section budget, and, most importantly, acting as a communication and information source for our section membership. Please contact her at any time with questions or concerns at dr.khartnett@gmail.com.

 

 

Section Secretary
Marin A. Pilloud
(PhD, RPA, D-ABFA) is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Nevada, Reno. The section secretary, along with the section chair, is responsible for reviewing membership applications to the AAFS. Additionally, she is responsible for sending out Newsfeed items (to all members of AAFS) and email blasts (to only Anthropology Section members), and for maintaining business meeting minutes. If you have an announcement you would like to share with the AAFS membership or section, she can be reached at mpilloud@unr.edu.

 

 

Program Chair
Allysha Winburn
(PhD, D-ABFA) is an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of West Florida, the forensic anthropologist for the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences (Mobile, AL), and a Fellow in the Anthropology Section of the AAFS. She is serving as Anthropology program chair for the 2021 AAFS meetings and is looking forward to reading your abstract and workshop submissions. She would also like to remind you that the submission deadline is now September 1! Please contact her with any program questions at awinburn@uwf.edu.

 

 

Program Co-Chair
Krista E. Latham
(PhD, D-ABFA) is a professor of biology and anthropology at the University of Indianapolis, the Director of the University of Indianapolis Human Identification Center, and a Fellow in the Anthropology Section of the AAFS. The Anthropology program co-chair works with the Anthropology program chair to select and organize the content of the Anthropology scientific sessions. She can be reached at lathamke@uindy.edu.

 

 

 

Board of Directors Representative
Jennifer C. Love
(PhD, D-ABFA) is the forensic anthropologist for the District of Columbia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. She joined AAFS in 1999 and became a Fellow in 2011. She served as the section secretary (2017-2018), section chair (2018-2019), and currently as the section representative to the Board of Directors (2020). As the section representative, her responsibility is to take questions, concerns, and suggestions from the Anthropology Section to the Board of Directors. She can be reached at Jennifer.love@dc.gov.