Call for Nominations for Solon T. Kimball Award

The Solon T. Kimball Award for Public and Applied Anthropology is given every other year to an exemplary anthropologist for his or her outstanding recent achievements that have contributed to anthropology as an applied science and that have had important impacts on public policy. The award carries a $1000 prize and is presented at the […]

CWA and AAA Presence at the Latin American Anthropological Association in Mexico City

From October 7-10, 2015, several past and present members of the Committee on World Anthropologies (CWA) participated in the Fourth Congress of the Latin American Anthropology Association (Asociación Latinoamericana de Antropología, ALA) in Mexico City, on the theme “Latin American anthropologies facing a world in transition.”  In addition to four days of sessions, there were […]

Denver Meeting Features the Exciting Work of Applied, Practicing, and Engaged Colleagues

Since becoming a member of the AAA’s Committee on Practicing, Applied and Public Interest Anthropology (CoPAPIA), I have approached the preliminary program for the upcoming AAA Annual Meeting with a slightly different eye. I now search not only for topics that reflect my personal research interests or concerns, but also the interests and mission of […]

If Not Us, Then Who?

A Case for Paying It Forward in Anthropology A few months before starting a new job as president of a residential research institute that primarily supports anthropology and Native American Studies, I ran into an old friend, an accomplished scholar whose career had been advanced by a fellowship at the very institution I was about […]

Why You Should Consider Applying for the AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship

Are you about to complete your PhD and want to do something other than become an adjunct? Or are you perhaps safely tenured but want to make a contribution in government rather than in academia? (“Ask not what your country can do for you…”) Or maybe you’re just curious and would like to find out […]

A Retrospective on the First Anthropology Careers Video and Connections to the Present and Future

Anthropologists, anthropology students, and AAA staff celebrated the inaugural National Anthropology Day in a variety of ways. Thanks to AAA staff member Andrew Russell, three geographically-dispersed anthropologists were able to get together virtually and reflect on the past. The topic was Anthropologists at Work: Careers Making a Difference, a 1993 four-time award-winning video created by […]

SIMA Faculty Fellow

Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology Faculty Fellows The Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology (SIMA) is pleased to announce the appointment of its first two Faculty Fellows, who will join SIMA for the 2015 program. Robert W Preucel, director of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology and professor of anthropology at Brown University; and Jennifer Shannon, curator […]