AAA Business Meeting

The 113th AAA Business Meeting was called to order by President Monica Heller on December 5, 2014 at 5:00 pm in the Ballroom, Salon B of the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington DC. To assist the running of the business meeting, voter cards were distributed to those eligible to vote. By the time the […]

Engaging Anthropology in Denver

The “Familiar/Strange” theme for the 114th AAA Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado (November 18-22, 2015) encourages reflection on a durable strategy of “knowing” across subfields and genres of anthropology that can push thinking in new directions through surprising juxtapositions at the same time as it holds potential to reinscribe savage slots and social evolutionary plots. […]

Improving the Annual Meeting Workshop Experience

We are changing the way annual meeting workshops will be reviewed and staged, beginning with Denver’s 2015 meeting. Each year, about 300 attendees participate in annual meeting workshops, seeking help with career development and skill building. Costs for staging the workshops have grown, the workshops compete for space with other program events, and participants tell […]

Expanding the Possibilities to Support Anthropology

RDC Announces Forming Planned Giving Program Professional organizations like the American Anthropological Association only manage to meet members’ basic expectations (for example, by publishing the flagship journal and providing the organizational framework to support annual meetings, and by administering AAA’s day-to-day operations) with the income from membership dues, subscriptions by libraries, and registration fees. In […]

Meet the Staff: Ushma J Suvarnakar

Ushma J Suvarnakar joined the AAA in November 2014 as the director of meetings and conferences. She serves as the lead for directing the association’s annual meeting, special events and conferences. Ushma brings more than 10 years of meetings experiences to AAA. Prior to joining the staff, she served as the meetings manager for the […]

Executive Board Actions

December 3 and 6, 2014 Adopted FY 2015 association-wide budget Approved the establishment of the Archeology Division’s (AD) Patty Jo Watson Quasi-Endowment Received the report from the Executive Board Working Group on mentoring whose recommendations will be included in the Strategic Implementation Plan and by the Section Assembly Executive Committee Agreed to post the Global […]

Histories and Geographies of Structural Violence

Recent events have brought us too many horrors, in too many places, too frequent and too close. Just in North America, they include the disappearance of indigenous students in Mexico, police killings of black youth in the United States, and murders of aboriginal women in Canada. None of what happened is radically new, but somehow, […]