A Repository for the Common Good

Rates of academic and professional publishing continue to climb—each year some 1.3 million articles are published in scholarly titles. Yet despite that massive output, we know that the products of anthropological knowledge include more than what’s captured in peer-reviewed journals.

Podcasting the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

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

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

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.

2018 Leadership Fellows

Meet the 2018 AAA Leadership Fellows: Jena Barchas-Lichtenstein, Carla Pezzia, Matthew Reilly.

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 […]

CFP=Call for Problems

Should I take another adjunct position? How do I get through this mound of exam marking? Graduate student healthcare in the era of Donald Trump—what do I need to know? I think my senior colleague is trying to blackball my tenure process. How do I find out? What is the appropriate amount of alcohol to consume […]

Profile

Jason De León is an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan where he directs the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP). De León’s research investigates the brutal world of clandestine border crossings between Mexico and the US, and he is currently documenting the lives of Honduran smugglers living in Mexico. His work sits at […]

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 […]