Our association might have “American” in its name, but nearly 20 percent of our members live and work outside the United States, and we treasure our collaborations with scholars and professional practitioners all over the world.
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.