Press and Publications

Field School Founding Director Gelya Frank, PhD, delivered the 2014 Mitchell Symposium Lecture "Occupational Activism for Global Justice" at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy (
Tuesday, March 4, 2014) 

You can also connect with us on our Facebook Group:  NAPA-OT Field School in Antigua, Guatemala

White Papers

Sustainable Social Enterprise for Water:  Social Justice, Community Development, and Household Occupations.  Aug. 2015.  (Sustainable Social Enterprise project, supervised by Rachel Hall-Clifford)
Sustainable Social Enterprise

NGO Networks for Primary Health Care:  A Program Evaluation of Common Hope Health Services.  Sept. 2014.  (NGO Networks for Health project, supervised by Rachel Hall-Clifford)
NGO Networks for Primary Health Care

NGOs and Civil Society:  How Common Hope Programming Supports the Educational Transition in Guatemala
.  Oct. 2013.  (NGOs and Civil Society project, supervised by Rachel Hall-Clifford)
Guatemala's Educational Transition

Patient Experiences of Surgical Missions in Guatemala.  Sept. 2013.  (NGO Networks for Health project, supervised by Rachel Hall-Clifford and Stephanie Roche)
Patient Experiences of Medical Missions

Supporting the Education of Common Hope’s Affiliated Students:  A Study of Social Work Visits.  Oct. 2012.  (NGOs and Family Occupations and Social Transformation
in Post-Civil War Guatemala project, supervised by Gelya Frank)
Supporting the Education of Common Hope’s Affiliated Students

An Investigation of the Surgical Referral Process Utilized by Non-Governmental Organizations in Guatemala.  Sept. 2011.  (NGO Networks for Health project, supervised by Gelya Frank and Rachel Hall-Clifford) 
NGO Networks / Redes de ONGs


Rachel Hall-Clifford, Associate Director of the Field School, writes about Medical Anthropology during the 2010 season in the SfAA Newsletter (November 2010):

Nancie Furgang, lead faculty for Pediatric Nutrition, writes about the field school as a Level-II OT Fieldwork in Advance (October 29, 2009):


Directors Rachel Hall-Clifford and Gelya Frank provide an update on the 2014 session in NAPA Notes (Sept. 2014)

Pediatric Nutrition faculty Nancie Furgang is featured in "OT without Borders" article in OT Today (May 27, 2013)

Founding Director Gelya Frank receives award honoring her book!!/article/49801/academic-convocation-honors-high-achieving-trojans/

OT Connections Magazine interviews 2011 Field School student, Linda Rylands.  Aug. 27, 2011.

NAPA-OT Field School medical anthropology students from the 2010 session present their work at the 2011 Society for Applied Anthropology Meeting.

NAPA-OT Field School Gerontologist Dr. Margaret A. Perkinson was interviewed by The Louisiana Weekly (11/29/10):

Read about the experiences of 2010 OT Student Claudia Buck.

Check out this three minute video produced by the University of New Mexico Health Science TV Network featuring Nancie Furgang, Director of Pediatrics, with students from the 2009 season:

Read about outcomes of our work with our NGO partner Common Hope for children and families:

Dr. Mary Butler, President of the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology, discusses the NAPA-OT Field School and its relationship to NAPA:

Read about 2009 student Monica Rodriquez's experience in the Wayne State University Anthropology News (Winter 2010; page 3):

Additional Resources

F. Kronenberg, N. Pollard.  Political dimensions of occupation and the role of occupational therapy.  American Journal of OT November/December 2006: 60 (6).