University of South Alabama, Office of Public Relations
December 1, 2008
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Phi Kappa Phi Names Moberg Scholar of the Year

  Dr. Mark Moberg
Dr. Mark Moberg
The University of South Alabama Chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society has selected Dr. Mark Moberg, professor of anthropology in the department of sociology, anthropology, and social work, as its Scholar of the Year 2008. The award recognizes ongoing excellence in faculty research.

Moberg's specializations include the anthropology of development, work and alternative trade.  Trained as a Latin Americanist, he has conducted field research in Central America and the Caribbean, as well as the Mobile region. 

Since coming to USA in 1989, his research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Wenner-Gren Foundation, among others. 

He is the author or co-editor of four scholarly books, and has published extensively in leading anthropological and area studies journals.  His most recent book, “Slipping Away: Banana Politics and Fair Trade in the Eastern Caribbean,” will be published this month.

Moberg is involved in service to his discipline and the Mobile community.  He is a Fellow in the Society for Applied Anthropology and has served as president of the Southern Anthropological Society.

Currently he serves as president of The Quest, a Mobile-based organization focusing on human rights and social justice issues.
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