Annual Meeting Executive Sessions

From a total of 40 proposed sessions, the Executive Program Committee selected 24 discrete panels and roundtables as Executive Sessions for the 115th Annual Meeting, to be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 16–20 November 2016. Each of the selected panels speaks meaningfully to the meeting theme, Evidence, Accident, Discovery. Nearly all of the discipline’s subfields are represented among the Executive Sessions, […]

Call for Proposals: Campaigns and Elections

As another presidential election arrives in a year dominated by campaign-related news in the US, we’ll explore campaigns and elections ranging from recent parliamentary elections in Iran, to gubernatorial races in Mexico, to the UK’s EU referendum. We’re interested in novel ways of engaging with elections, the language of politics and propaganda, election posters and […]

We Are Everywhere

The Adriatic is just as the tourism photographs want you to believe—a shimmer of deep blue water set against a lighter shade of cloudless sky. I got glimpses of the sea in between sessions during meetings of two international anthropological organizations: the Biennial World Council of Anthropological Associations (WCAA) and the Inter-Congress of the International […]

The Editors’ Note: Food Anthropology

The Editors’ Note Food Anthropology Volume 4 Number 2 June 2016 Jason Antrosio, Department of Anthropology, Hartwick College Sallie Han, Department of Anthropology, SUNY Oneonta View the Food Anthropology issue of Open Anthropology here Vogues in social science are sometimes difficult to explain. So what is it about food? To the staggering overflow of cookbooks […]

AnthroClub Profile: Elmira College

Anthropology Clubs (AnthroClubs) is an official student program for undergraduate members of the American Anthropological Association that works to foster community among those majoring, minoring, or having a general interest in the field of anthropology. AAA Anthropology Club members work to mobilize students and departments by serving as on-campus ambassadors. Does this sound like something […]

AAA 2016 Spring Ballot

ASSOCIATION-WIDE ELECTIONS Executive Board Practicing Professional Seat (3-year term) Stephen E Nash Nathaniel (Niel) Tashima Minority Seat (3-year term) Whitney L Battle-Baptiste Anna S Agbe-Davies Section Assembly Seat-Small Size Sections (3-year term) Raymond Hames David Simmons Section Assembly Seat-Middle Size Sections (3-year term) Julian Brash Carolyn K Lesorogol   Nominations Committee Undesignated Seat #1 (3-year […]

2016 Distinguished Lecture

This year’s Distinguished Lecture by Frans de Waal will be an occasion for dialogue and debate that reaches across anthropology’s subfields. Professor de Waal is a biologist and primatologist known for his work on the behavior and social intelligence of primates. His research has drawn parallels between primate and human behavior, from peacemaking and morality […]

Why Do We Ask about Race?

In graduate school, I used to get an email from the registrar every year asking me to log into the system and select my race and religion from a list of options. Why do they want to know this? I thought. What difference does it make to them? So every year I deleted that email […]

The “Wonder” of Teaching and Learning

Please put the Renwick Gallery on your “must-see” list if you are visiting Washington this month or next. Located directly across from the White House, the Renwick was the first building built in the US specifically to house an art museum. It recently completed a major two-year renovation before reopening last fall. Since November 2015, […]

How to Design a Great Poster

Think Visually First Posters are the perfect invitation to a conversation about your research. Since posters are inherently visual, the key to a strong poster is simplicity—their immediate function is to pique the curiosity of passers-by. Once you have landed an audience, it’s up to you to bring your work to life, to share your […]