No More Passive Bystanders, Please

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.

Demystifying the Annual Meeting Submission Review Process

As the April 16 deadline approaches, it’s time to consider how you would like to participate in the Annual Meeting and compose your proposals. Whether you decide to submit a paper, gallery (poster), workshop, oral presentation session, or roundtable we encourage you to keep our peer review process in mind. Submissions are reviewed and ranked […]

A Common Cause

What do broken treaties and dispossession by legislation mean for Tonto and the Lone Ranger?

Christine Schreyer

Christine Schreyer is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of British Columbia. Her research focuses on created language communities and the revitalization of endangered languages. Created language communities are groups of people who meet online and learn invented languages, usually from movies or books. This is Christine’s story of how she came to create a brand new alien language for the superman movie Man of Steel.

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.

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 […]