Ranger Fitness

Bernard Perley © 2017 Cite as: Perley, Bernard. 2018. “Going Native.” Anthropology News website, February 12, 2018. DOI: 10.1111/AN.767

Mike Youngblood

Mike Youngblood is a cultural anthropologist working at the intersection of anthropology and human-centered design. His work explores new ways to apply sociocultural theory and methods to tackle innovation challenges focused on social equity and environmental issues. This is Mike’s “Anthropological Moment,” a story that illustrates the power of ethnography to bring about a positive […]

Come Together

AAA uniquely brings together this disparate discipline within a common fold so that, despite all our differences, we can celebrate and cultivate what we share—our belief in what anthropology does, and in the value of the insights anthropology offers into the human career and the human condition.

A Year of Challenges and Accomplishments

This report marks the close of my term as AAA president. It summarizes the full, end-of-year President’s report, which I hope every member will take a few minutes to read. The long report tells the AAA story for 2017, which was remarkably productive, sometimes frustrating, always demanding, and in the end, immensely gratifying. I use […]

Four Stories, A Lament, and an Affirmation

Alisse Waterston’s Presidential Lecture at the 116th AAA Annual Meeting No doubt these are dark times. What of us, as anthropologists, in these times? How will we pass the time that is given us? I take the opportunity of this talk to reflect on this moment of being in anthropology. Referring back to and in […]

A Resistance-Friendly Guide to Washington, DC

Despite cries to drain the swamp, the marshlands of our nation’s capital remain vibrant with signs (literal and figurative) of the resistance. In this short guide to Washington, DC, I invite you to gather outside of the White House for a protest, stroll along the waterfront, peruse the historical and literary scene, and visit the […]

Fatimah Williams Castro

Fatimah Williams Castro is the founder of Beyond the Tenure Track, a careers service designed for academics who are exploring and transitioning to careers outside of traditional academic teaching and research. She helps students and faculty re-frame the skills and experiences conceived in academia to open up opportunities and career choices that were previously unseen, […]

What to Do in DC—Day or Night

If you’ve flown into Washington and taken a cab from the airport, or had some time to walk around DC’s streets, you may have noticed that our license plates read “Taxation without Representation.” Although DC pays the highest per capita tax rate in the country, its residents have no voting representation in either house of […]

Advocacy Session Highlights

Engaging with Policymakers and Physical Scientists around Climate Change: Best Practices and Challenges (3-0350) Thursday, November 30, 10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Susan A. Crate Shirley J. Fiske Heather Lazrus Keely Maxwell Nicole D. Peterson In Matters of Peace, Security, and Foreign Policy: Anthropological Engagement and the Power Elite (3-0885) Thursday, November 30, 2:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m. Elizabeth […]