A COPAA-sponsored session at the SfAA meeting in Memphis (2008) has led to the publication of a special issue of Learning and Teaching in the Social Sciences(LATISS). LATISS is a journal co-edited by Sue Wright, the COPAA distinguished international lecturer at the 2008 meeting. The special issue is titled Transformation of Graduate Education in Applied Anthropology in the U.S.: Learning and Teaching Policy Studies (Vol. 2, Issue 2, Summer 2009). Kerry Feldman (UA Anchorage) and Lisa Henry (U North Texas) organized the session and co-authored the introduction for the volume. The individual papers include:
- Transforming Conflict Resolution Education: Applying Anthropology alongside Your Students, by Kevin Avruch (George Mason U).
- Students Educating Students: Insights from Organising an International, Interdisciplinary Conference on Surveillance and Policing, by María-Amelia Viteri (American U) and Aaron Tobler (American U).
- Engaging Students in Applied Research: Experiences from Collaborative Research and Learning in Brazil and Paraguay, by Marcela Vásquez-Leó (U Arizona), Brian Burke (U Arizona) and Lucero Radonic (U Arizona).