The day was hot. The lively sounds of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival surrounded us—speakers presenting on stage, a parade of Catalonian giant puppets, passersby chatting about what to eat for lunch, and music from an Armenian avant-garde jazz band off in the distance.
Palmyra Jackson first joined the AAA in July 2017 as a summer intern after completing her BA in both cultural anthropology and humanities for teaching at Seattle University.
Nate Wambold joined the AAA staff in June 2018 as the director of meetings and conferences. He brings the AAA a wealth of experience gained over 10 years in managing meetings in the association world and the hotel industry. Nate has a BA in psychology from American University.
Meet the 2018 AAA Leadership Fellows: Jena Barchas-Lichtenstein, Carla Pezzia, Matthew Reilly.
At the 2018 Annual Meeting, Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America and president/founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, will present the opening keynote, and Emily Martin, feminist anthropologist and anthropologist of science and gender, will present the Distinguished Lecture.
Tell me, wise one, what does your crystal ball forecast about the future of anthropology?
If a law seems ineffective, a lawyer would usually say the problem is with the doctrine of the law; to resolve the problem we must re-write the law. Richard Wilson, professor of law and anthropology, challenges this belief with his research on international speech crimes.
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.
More than 200 scholars and students from gathered in Johannesburg for the second in a series of biennial scholarly exchanges on the African continent to celebrate the interdisciplinary connections that help us situate the locus of knowledge production about Africa’s contemporary successes and challenges.
The American Anthropological Association’s (AAA) 2018 Annual Meeting in San José is on the horizon, and we couldn’t be more excited for the dynamic and diverse collection of presentations, sessions, and other events we have planned. The theme, Resistance, Resilience, and Adaptation: Change in the Anthropological Imagination, is a timely response to our current global political moment.