Lecturer Jeffrey Schonberg Wins Global Citizenship Award

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Jeffrey Schonberg's photo of a homeless man

SF STATE NEWS -- Anthropology Lecturer Jeffrey Schonberg recently received The Center for a Public Anthropology’s Paul Farmer Global Citizenship Award in recognition of his work to encourage his students to be responsible global citizens.

“In actively addressing important ethical concerns within anthropology, Professor Schonberg is providing students with the thinking and writing skills needed for active citizenship,” Center for a Public Anthropology Director Rob Borofsky writes in the award announcement.

Schonberg is a medical and visual anthropologist. He received his doctorate in medical anthropology from the joint University of California, San Francisco, and Berkeley program. He is the co-author (with Philippe Bourgois) of the book Righteous Dopefiend. He has worked on projects in the U.S. on homelessness, addiction, gangs and inner-city violence, the drug economy and HIV; in Latin America on social upheaval and street youth. He is working on a manuscript on violence and homicide in Oakland. Schonberg earned his Master’s degree in Anthropology, Education and Photojournalism from SF State.

Photo: “Hank” raises the American flag at his outdoor dwelling. Photo by Jeffrey Schonberg from Righteous Dopefiend (University of California Press).