Cultivating Knowledge about Cannabis Legalization

The 2015 Annual Meeting in Denver provided a unique opportunity for members to learn firsthand about possibilities and risks accompanying legalized marijuana. Colorado’s passage of Amendment 64 in 2012 is part of a national trend toward full cannabis legalization (medical and recreational), and raises critical questions about the political, economic, and social processes that transform […]

General Rules for Participation, 115th Annual Meeting

115th Annual Meeting, American Anthropological Association Minneapolis, MN, November 16-20, 2016   Please be sure to review the rules for participation in its entirety prior to submitting your proposals for the 2016 Annual Meeting. Meeting Dates The scholarly program of the 2016 AAA Annual Meeting will begin in Minneapolis, MN at noon on Wednesday, November […]

Meet the Staff: Natalie Konopinski

Natalie Konopinski joined the AAA staff in October 2015 as the Managing Editor of Anthropology News. In this capacity she manages the development and production of AN and anthropology-news.org. Prior to joining the AAA Natalie worked as a development editor for SAGE/CQ Press. Here she supervised projects on the political science and communication lists, guiding […]

Meet the Staff: Kimberly Carter

Kimberly Carter joined the AAA staff in August 2015 as the Membership Coordinator. In this role she is responsible for providing exceptional customer service, processing membership dues and ensuring the integrity of the membership database and website. Kimberly has over 10 years of experience working in the membership department for non-profit associations such as the Meals […]

115th Annual Meeting, American Anthropological Association

Minneapolis, MN, November 16–20, 2016 Please be sure to review the rules for participation in its entirety prior to submitting your proposals for the 2016 Annual Meeting.   Meeting Dates The scholarly program of the 2016 AAA Annual Meeting will begin in Minneapolis, MN at noon on Wednesday, November 16, and continue through noon on […]

Meet the 2016 Annual Meeting Program and Site Committee

2016 Executive Program Committee Samuel Martínez is chair of the 2016 EPC and associate professor of anthropology and Latin American studies at U Connecticut-Storrs. He researches the migration histories, labor and minority rights of Haitian nationals and people of Haitian ancestry in the Dominican Republic. He has authored two ethnographic monographs and several peer-reviewed articles, […]

Envisioning AAA

What feels like a lifetime ago, I entered a hotel in Washington, DC, the location of the 1985 annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, the first I would attend. As an all too easily intimidated graduate student, I believed that everybody there knew everybody else, and that everybody there was a very important person […]

E-Cigarettes and Cambrian Fossils

One of Washington’s pleasant surprises has been how frequently my wife Erin and I get to see friends and colleagues who are passing through town. In one recent week, for example, we had a chance to see my former Battelle colleague Hyoshin Kim, and Erin’s colleague Jean-Bernard Caron from the Royal Ontario Museum. Hyoshin is […]

2015 AAA President’s Report

I organize this report in ways similar to that I used a year ago, simply because the overarching goals remain the same: to construct a better public presence and better external relations; and to (re)shape ourselves, more or less constantly, to make the AAA as useful a space as possible for members. It will close […]

AN Call for Proposals

Anthropology News invites contributions for two series that explore anthropological research and perspectives related to key topical events in 2016. The short calls below are intended to spark ideas and we welcome additional topics related to these general themes.   Syria Syria is a hot topic in US and International media, from the ongoing civil […]