David Allen Redd

Contact: info@davidredd.com



M.A.   McGill University                                   1999   Anthropology         

                        Montreal, Quebec, Canada


                Thesis title: Yoruba Migrants: A Study of Rural-Urban Linkages and Community Development  

--- Thesis Supervisor: Dr.Laurel Bossen


B. A.    University of Southern Mississippi        1997   Anthropology and Foreign Languages

                        Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Thesis title: Anthropologist versus Missionary?: A Re-examination of Cross-disciplinary Dialogue and its Relevance to Anthropology
--- Thesis Supervisor: Dr.James Flanagan





August 1999 – present                       Refugee Resettlement Case Manager,

World Relief, Stone Mountain, GA


Primary duty: To provide cultural orientation and basic needs support for newly arrived refugee clients as part of a contracted voluntary agency for the United States refugee resettlement program



August-December 1997         Teaching assistant, Department of Anthropology

January – May 1999              McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Primary duty: To oversee introductory archaeology laboratory classes and assist the professor in evaluating student exams and projects




August 2003: Nairobi, Kenya and Kakuma Refugee Camp

Secondee, Cultural Orientation Trainers Exchange Program


August 1997 - June 1999 : Montréal, Québec, Canada

Student and Teaching Assistant, McGill University
January – June 1996: Paris, France

Student,  L’Ecole Superieure du Commerce Exterieur





“Overseas Cultural Orientation: A First Hand Perspective” Invited presentation at the World Relief National Technical Training, World Relief Headquarters, Baltimore, MD. March 4, 2004.


“The Changing Face of Resettlement in Georgia: The Somali Bantu” Invited presentation for a workshop at the Hands On Atlanta/City Cares 2004 Leadership Conference. February 28, 2004.


The Somali Bantu: Facts, Figures, and the Challenges Represented for the Resettlement Community

” Invited presentation/training for refugee and community service agencies. Decatur, GA. October 17, 2003.



Redd, D., 2004.
“A Model of Collaborative Cultural Orientation for Refugees: The Somali Bantu Working Group in Atlanta, GA” Refugee Reports. 25(4):11-14.


Redd, D. 2003. “Cultural Orienation Trainers Exchange Report: August 2003 – Kenya” For the Cultural Orientation Project, http://www.culturalorientation.net/kenyareport03.html


Redd, D., 1998. “The Hadza and Kaguru of Tanzania: Gender Roles and Privileges at Two Subsistence Levels” Lambda Alpha Journal 28:45-58. (Published by: Wichita State University Lambda Alpha)




1997-1999    Max Stern Recruitment Fellowship, McGill University

1993-1997    Shillig-Baird Presidential Scholarship, University of Southern Mississippi

1993-1997    National Merit Scholarship




1997    Shan M. M. Winn Anthropology Award

1997    Department of Anthropology - Undergraduate Paper Award

1996    Department of Anthropology - Undergraduate Paper Award

1995    Induction into Lambda Alpha



1997-1998    International Student Program Leader - USM Baptist Student Union

1995-1996    Vice-President – USM Anthropological Society



Fluent in French:

 B.A. in Foreign Language (French); extensive travel in France, Quebec; interpretation experience in court, legal proceedings, medical visits; translation experience with civil records, announcement, forms; case manager for African francophone refugee clients