Megan Springate Receives 2014 AFA Dissertation Award

The AFA is pleased to announce that Megan Springate has been awarded the 2014 AFA Dissertation Award. The $2,000 award was established in 2011 to support the writing phase of a dissertation that makes a significant contribution to feminist anthropology. Megan is a graduate student in department of anthropology at the University of Maryland. Her co-advisors […]

Society for Psychological Anthropology Biennial Meeting 2015

Submissions Due by January 25 The SPA Biennial Meeting will be held in Boston on April 9-12, 2015, and will feature a variety of exciting plenary sessions, special events, and the presentation of the SPA Lifetime Achievement Award. Registration and abstract submission is now open—we hope you will join us! Plenary Sessions The Biennial will […]

114th Annual Meeting, American Anthropological Association

Please be sure to review the rules for participation in its entirety prior to submitting your proposals for the 2015 Annual Meeting. Meeting Dates The scholarly program of the 2015 AAA Annual Meeting will begin in Denver, CO at noon on Wednesday, November 18, and continue through noon on Sunday, November 22. Online Submission and […]

114th AAA Annual Meeting Call for Papers

“Familiar/Strange”; Denver, CO, November 18–22, 2015 For nearly six decades, Horace Miner’s tongue-in-cheek description of middle Americans’ body practices have introduced students to anthropology’s strategy of casting common sense in new light by making the familiar strange. Unlike so many little-read academic pieces, his 1956 sardonic spoof “Body Ritual Among the Nacirema” remains by far the […]

The Annual Meeting, in the Palm of Your Hand

In a continuing effort to bring a more eco-friendly conference, the AAA is offering a green registration at a reduced rate—and reduced paper count. With the green registration, you will not automatically receive a paper program, but you will have access to the mobile application program. The Mobile App will be available to everyone with […]

Anthropologists Back to School 2013

What is Your Neighborhood Like? This is what my neighborhood is like: A soft baby cry at the crack of dawn An early morning rise and fresh cut lawn. So silent and nice like a mockingbird The sweetest sound you’ve ever heard. — By Takeeyan, Academy of Scholastic Achievement, Chicago This impromptu poem, by charter […]