2014 AAA Photo Contest

This year AAA continued its popular photo contest with more submissions and votes than ever before. This year we experimented with new technology, including using Facebook to vote as a means of opening up the voting pool to non-members. For the most part it was a grand success! While all the photographs submitted were striking […]

New Web Presence Coming Soon

We are overhauling the association’s web presence in 2015. It will be better consolidated, easier to navigate, easier to search, more interactive, and graphically more sophisticated. Content that is currently spread out over seven domains will be consolidated into two. Easy access will be provided via mobile devices and tablets. Full compliance will be achieved […]

2014 AAA President’s Report

This report is divided into three parts. The first part takes a look at what we have accomplished in the last year with respect to our goals of constructing a better public presence and better external relations. The second examines what has happened within the association, or more precisely, how we are trying to (re)shape […]

114th Annual Meeting, American Anthropological Association

Please be sure to review the rules for participation in its entirety prior to submitting your proposals for the 2015 Annual Meeting. Meeting Dates The scholarly program of the 2015 AAA Annual Meeting will begin in Denver, CO at noon on Wednesday, November 18, and continue through noon on Sunday, November 22. Online Submission and […]

Meet the 2015 Annual Meeting Program and Site Committee

Ann B Stahl is chair of the 2015 EPC and professor and chair of anthropology at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. An anthropological archaeologist whose research has focused on the long-term entanglements of West African village life with broader global processes, she is author of Making History in Banda: Anthropological Perspectives on […]

Meet the Staff: Tatiana Cornejo

Tatiana M Cornejo joined AAA in September 2014 as the AnthroGuide and Publications coordinator. In this role, she manages the development of the eAnthroGuide database, print AnthroGuide and guide websites. She also supports the Anthropological Communication Committee. Tatiana comes to AAA with two years of experience in the insurance industry. There, she developed customer service […]

Meet the Staff: Rachael Bishop

Rachael Bishop joined the American Anthropological Association as the director of communications and public affairs in October 2014. A career science communications professional, she has more than 25 years’ experience in all aspects of the trade spanning journalism, academic research centers, professional societies and foundations, federal and state agencies and publishing. Most recently, Rachael worked […]

114th AAA Annual Meeting Call for Papers

“Familiar/Strange”; Denver, CO, November 18–22, 2015 For nearly six decades, Horace Miner’s tongue-in-cheek description of middle Americans’ body practices have introduced students to anthropology’s strategy of casting common sense in new light by making the familiar strange. Unlike so many little-read academic pieces, his 1956 sardonic spoof “Body Ritual Among the Nacirema” remains by far the […]

The Annual Meeting, in the Palm of Your Hand

In a continuing effort to bring a more eco-friendly conference, the AAA is offering a green registration at a reduced rate—and reduced paper count. With the green registration, you will not automatically receive a paper program, but you will have access to the mobile application program. The Mobile App will be available to everyone with […]

What’s So Different about the 113th AAA Annual Meeting?

As we prepare to come together for the American Anthropological Association 113th Annual Meeting in Washington DC, December 3–7, I want to thank the AAA staff, Executive Program Committee (EPC), and section leadership, particularly the Section Assembly and the individual section program editors, for their support this year. We have mourned the passing of long-time […]