116th AAA Annual Meeting Call For Papers

Anthropology matters! is a call across the field to unite in our diversity, to embrace difficulty, be vibrant messmates, and promote the relevance of what anthropology is and does. Anthropology is best at describing the past, exploring the present, predicting the future, and navigating the processes of being and becoming human. Emphasizing the relationship between […]

Gone to #AAA2016!

AN will be at the AAA Annual Meeting in Minneapolis this week. We’ll be back in action soon. If you’re joining the fun in Minneapolis, check out our Annual Meeting content, including tips for the best places to grab a beer with friends, get your caffeine fix, check out the local foodie scene, and see the […]

Interns Work with Curators and Underwater Archaeologists

AAA’s donor-supported six-week summer internships match host organizations in the Washington, DC area with the research interests of advanced undergraduates and first-year graduate students. AAA provides interns with group housing in the Capitol Hill area, where they interact with other young adults who have wide-ranging internship placements throughout the city. Interviewed by telephone in August, […]

Anthropologists in and out of the Academy

Where do anthropologists work? We know that anthropology professors have a variety of professional homes, including two-year, four-year and research institutions; public and private universities; in departments from museology to medicine to music. What’s more, we know that many AAA members—and most anthropologists—are not professors, including those who work outside the academy in government, nonprofit […]

Featured Speakers

Opening Reception featuring Melissa Harris-Perry  Wednesday, November 16, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. “What Just Happened? Making Sense of the Election and Social Policy Priorities in the Post-Obama Era.” Former MSNBC talk show host and political commentator Melissa Harris Perry will try to make sense of the presidential election and social policy priorities in the post-Obama era. Melissa […]

AAA Annual Meeting Highlights Racism, Border-Crossers and Environmental Justice

Melissa Harris-Perry to shine spotlight on US elections. This year’s Annual Meeting theme, “Evidence, Accident, Discovery,” elicited a strong level of interest, with nearly 50 proposals submitted for a limited number of theme-specific Executive Sessions. The 22 panels accepted as Executive Sessions are distributed across the entire five days of the program and touch upon […]

A Gift of Giving with PIFFT

November 4, 2016 Dear Members, I write with great excitement to announce the launch of the Palestine-Israeli Fellowship Fund for Travel (PIFFT), a project that emerged as one among eight actions AAA has taken in response to conditions on the ground in Israel Palestine. Recognizing those Israeli government policies and practices that inhibit Palestinian and […]

Late Breaking Sessions

EDUCATIONAL VIOLENCE THROUGH CVE Thursday, November 17, 10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Minneapolis Convention Center, Room: 208B With a $10 million budget, the Department of Homeland Security has launched Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), a pilot program for educational intervention and social integration in Minnesota schools because the “cycle of terror recruiting has focused on Minnesota’s Somali community.” However, 50 […]

Building the World Anthropological Community

In this issue of AN, we are pleased to feature the reflections of Vesna Vucinic Neskovic, professor of ethnology and anthropology at the University of Belgrade, the recent past chair of the World Council of Anthropological Associations (WCAA), past president of the International Association for Southeast European Anthropology (INSEA), and current chair of the WCAA […]

Congratulations to the 2016 AAA Award Winners

Margaret Mead Award Congratulations to Jason De León, the 2016 recipient of the Margaret Mead Award for his scholarship, including the book, The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Sonoran Desert Migrant Trail. The following quote from the nominators speaks to the intellectual quality, clarity and understandability and breadth of impact of […]