AAA Executive Board Actions, January–May, 2015

January 23, 2015 Email Ballot Reviewed its policy on financial reserves and agreed to move from a set target of 100% annual operating budget to a targeted range of 100-200% of annual operating budget to allow for anticipated fluctuations in market conditions and program revenues. At the same time the board approved a policy that […]

2015 Leadership Fellows

Carrie C Heitman Carrie C Heitman is an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) and a faculty fellow at the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities. Prior to starting at UNL in 2013, she was an American Council of Learned Societies New Faculty Fellow in the department of anthropology at […]

Exploring “Familiar/Strange” in Denver

The robust response to this year’s “Familiar/Strange” annual program theme challenged the Executive Program Committee to select from among the more than 70 submissions for a limited number of Executive Session (ES) slots. The quality of submissions was high with the result that meeting attendees will find sessions relating to the “Familiar/Strange” theme prominent across […]

AAA Annual Business Meeting

  Friday, November 20, 2015, 4:15-6:30 pm Call to order Adoption of Agenda Approval of the Minutes of the 113rd AAA Business Meeting Remembrance of Deceased Members President’s Report by Monica Heller President-Elect/Vice President’s Report by Alisse Waterston Secretary’s Report by Margaret Buckner Treasurer’s Report by Ted Hamann AAA Committee and Task Force Reports Recognitions […]

Are We Taking On Too Much?

We’re looking to reconfigure the AAA governance network. This will allow us to lift the moratorium on new sections and interest groups. It will also allow us to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of governance responsibilities currently distributed among way too many committees, sub-committees, working groups and task forces. You will hear that one key […]

Things on the Agenda for Fall 2015

I really hope everyone has had a fulfilling and restorative summer, because we are going to need your energy and attention this fall. There are many things on the agenda, including working towards the publications plan we want to be able to present to possible publishing partners, identifying priorities for the Working Group on Racialized […]

Interested in Becoming an Anthropology News Opinion Columnist?

Anthropology News is seeking opinion columnists for starting in January 2016. These volunteer writers are an integral part of shaping the conversation in AN by developing columns that relate to anthropology in its myriad forms. Each columnist will craft an overarching theme for her or his column based on individual expertise and experience, and […]

Welcome to Denver—The Mile High City

Contrary to recent profiles of the city, the “high” in Denver’s nickname “The Mile High City” is based on its elevation, sitting 5,280 feet above sea level, and not on its buzzing cannabis culture. Denver’s geographical location also accounts for its attractive sunny and dry climate as well as its erratic weather patterns. In November […]

Meet the Staff: Jeff Martin

Jeff Martin joined the AAA staff in March 2015 as the director of communications and public affairs. In this role he will be responsible for directing the association’s media outreach, public education and government relations programs. A 25-year communications veteran, Jeff brings a wealth of public relations experience to the table having worked for the […]

On Fieldwork

In the northern hemisphere, the fieldwork season is about to begin for many of us, including me. This is one of the signatures of our discipline, deeply embedded in our practices and our ways of speaking. Doing it for the first time is a rite of passage. Other anthropologists will give you a pass on […]