Making Anthropology Matter in 2017 and Beyond

The year 2017 has been pretty terrible for many. The “American” (read “US”) in the American Anthropological Association is the site of a critical fight and substantial crisis, but also a source of great potential. Discrimination, racism, misogyny, gender bias, homophobia, xenophobia, anti-science zealotry, and the resurgence of a powerful sense of elite privilege have […]

Going Native

Bernard Perley © 2017 Cite as: Perley, Bernie. 2017. “Going Native.” Anthropology News website, November 3, 2017. doi: 10.1111/AN.665

AAA Interns Gain Hands-on Experience in Real-World Settings

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. Interviewed by telephone in August, the 2017 interns spoke about their experiences, their future plans, and their immediate goals of contributing to the work of their host organizations and AAA. National […]

Understanding and Resisting Gender-Based Violence

In June, the AAA released its latest report on the 2016 member survey, “Sexual Harassment: A Stubborn Fact of Anthropologists’ Work Life?” This report provides an opportunity to propose concrete actions that members of our discipline can take to build an anthropology community that is safe and equitable for all its members. The report summarizes […]

World on the Move Center Stage on the National Mall

This year the American Anthropological Association continued its collaboration with the Smithsonian Folklife Festival to produce On the Move. Supported by material from the Association’s World on the Move, On the Move enables presenters and visitors to explore how decades of movement of people to and from the United States has shaped American culture, all […]

Call for Nominations for AAA Positions

The AAA Nominations Committee is seeking nominations the following positions in the 2018 elections: AAA Secretary AAA Executive Board Cultural Seat Student Seat Undesignated #1 Undesignated #2 AAA Nominations Committee Minority Seat Practicing/Professional Seat Members Programmatic Advisory & Advocacy Committee (MPAAC) Gender Equity Seat Labor Seat Student Seat The deadline for the close of Nominations […]

AAA 2017 Spring Election Results

Executive Board AAA President-Elect (two-year term followed by a two-year term as President) Akhil Gupta Archaeology Seat (three-year term) Mark W. Hauser Biological Seat (three-year term) Kathryn B. H. Clancy Linguistic Seat (three-year term) Jocelyn Ahlers Undesignated Seat 3 (three-year term) Jemima Pierre Nominations Committee Undesignated Seat 1 (three-year term) Gabriela  Vargas-Cetina Linguistic Seat (three-year […]

Executive Board Actions since the 2016 Annual Meeting

November 30, 2016-Statement on Behalf of the American Anthropological Association in the Wake of the 2016 National Elections Whereas, The 2016 national election campaign season has been characterized by painfully divisive, often threatening rhetoric regarded by many as racist, antiimmigrant, misogynistic speech that has touched every corner of American society and, indeed, the entire world;Whereas, Organizations advocating racism, […]

May 19 and 21, 2017 Executive Board Actions

Received 2016 Annual Reports of Committees, Sections, Interest Groups, and Journals Approved the 990 tax form as reviewed an analyzed by the AAA Finance Committee. Accepted the 2016 Audit Designated the recipients of the 2017 Franz Boas Award for Exemplary Service to Anthropology; the 2017 AAA/Oxford University Press Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in […]