MPAAC Gains Momentum in Its Second Year

Since transitioning from the small multiple committee model to the large integrated 23-member body, the Members’ Programmatic Advisory and Advocacy Committee (MPAAC) is gaining momentum in its second year, focusing on regular/ongoing activities and special, priority initiatives. Details of these activities are listed below.

Change Is Coming

Like most professional societies, the activities of the American Anthropological Association are built on the pillars of membership, Annual Meetings, and publications. But there are reasons to think the character of each will transform over the coming decades; the perceived value of membership in organizations like AAA continues to change, Annual Meetings face growing challenges in an age of instantaneous digital communication and concerns regarding carbon footprints, and the landscape of scholarly publishing is shifting with dizzying speed. We need to be ready for those changes.

Lynne Goldstein

Lynne Goldstein has enjoyed a distinguished archaeological career, and numerous archaeological projects, publications, and committees benefit from her dedication and enthusiasm for the field.

Love

©Bernard Perley Cite as: Perley, Bernard. 2019. “Love.” Anthropology News website, January 28, 2019. DOI: 10.1111/AN.1077

Resolution

It’s traditional to make resolutions as a new year begins; the practice is widespread over time and continents alike. And many of us will make our own resolutions—to stop smoking, perhaps, or to lose weight, to spend more time with the family, or to be more productive. That’s all well and good, and I wish each of you every success in achieving them—even if I never quite do.

Technography

Here’s the latest from Silicon Valley. It’s an autonomous ethnographer.

Roxana Wales

Roxana Wales, recently retired, is a respected corporate ethnographer and research scientist. She was one of the first anthropologists to begin working on corporate ethnographic projects and she has many great stories to tell. This is her prized “anthropological moment,” about being invited to join a NASA team attempting to send a robot to Mars to search for signs and evidence of the existence of past water.

World on the Move Center Stage on the National Mall

This year the American Anthropological Association continued its collaboration with the Smithsonian Folklife Festival to produce On the Move. Supported by material from the Association’s World on the Move, On the Move enables presenters and visitors to explore how decades of movement of people to and from the United States has shaped American culture, all […]

CFP=Call for Problems

Should I take another adjunct position? How do I get through this mound of exam marking? Graduate student healthcare in the era of Donald Trump—what do I need to know? I think my senior colleague is trying to blackball my tenure process. How do I find out? What is the appropriate amount of alcohol to consume […]