Reaching a Wider Audience with Webinars

Anthropologists often lament that policy makers and NGO practitioners don’t read, but we have evidence to suggest that they do watch. We (anthropologists Anita Fábos and Dianna Shandy) set out to form a Working Group on Refugee and Forced Migration Narratives to consider the ways in which stories are told by, for and about refugees, […]

Building Research Partnerships with Physicians and Patients

“At the last medical conference I attended, we were all told to find an anthropologist to work with on our research.” These were the opening words of a medical department director as we met for the first time to discuss possible collaborations. Anthropologists often assume we are the supplicants, needing others to gain access to […]

Swapping Jobs and Lives

In the fall 2014 semester, three faculty members participated in a one semester exchange that involved swapping not just academic jobs, but also houses, pets and lives. We would like to promote this as a model for rejuvenating research, sharing ideas between departments and enhancing students’ experiences. Brooke Hansen and Jack Rossen (Ithaca College), afflicted […]

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 […]