Member Dues, What Are They Good For?

Absolutely everything! As AAA leadership reviews the membership dues structure, this is the perfect opportunity to take a closer look at how dues support the Association.

Natasha Raheja

Natasha Raheja’s short film Cast in India calls attention to the connection between New York’s iconic manhole covers and the workers in India who make them.

Taking Leadership and Remaking Academic Communities

The #MeToo movement simply confirmed and rendered visible the regular incidence of sexual harassment that has all too often shaped the classroom, fieldwork, field training, and the subsequent workplaces of anthropologists since the discipline’s inception.

No More Passive Bystanders, Please

It is always a little frustrating when the great swarm of movies released at the end of the year take precedence over earlier releases, tipping the awards and leaving some worthy candidates overlooked. It is the same with the “Word of the Year” awards. I know, I know. The books have barely closed on 2017 (youthquake, fake news, feminism, complicit). But I want to register an early entry for 2018: bystander.

Demystifying the Annual Meeting Submission Review Process

As the April 16 deadline approaches, it’s time to consider how you would like to participate in the Annual Meeting and compose your proposals. Whether you decide to submit a paper, gallery (poster), workshop, oral presentation session, or roundtable we encourage you to keep our peer review process in mind. Submissions are reviewed and ranked […]

A Common Cause

What do broken treaties and dispossession by legislation mean for Tonto and the Lone Ranger?

Christine Schreyer

Christine Schreyer is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of British Columbia. Her research focuses on created language communities and the revitalization of endangered languages. Created language communities are groups of people who meet online and learn invented languages, usually from movies or books. This is Christine’s story of how she came to create a brand new alien language for the superman movie Man of Steel.