Claire R. Thomas

Claire R. Thomas is an attorney, advocate, and adjunct professor interested in migration, statelessness, human rights, and empowerment for women and girls facing poverty and gender-based violence. She graduated from the University of Chicago and also studied at the Université de Paris X, Nanterre. She holds a graduate degree from New York University’s Center for […]

Whitney Carter

Whitney Carter will receive her BA in Cultural Anthropology and Criminal Justice from Boston University in May 2016.  As an undergraduate, she completed a directed study entitled “The Destruction of Cultural Artifacts by the Islamic State” and an archeological internship in Menorca, Spain that focused on excavation and the protection of cultural resources.  Upon graduation, […]

Iklim Goksel

Iklim Goksel is an ethnographer specializing in rhetorical theory/criticism, gender and sexuality studies, Turkey, and the Middle East and North Africa. She earned her Ph.D. in Language, Literacy, and Rhetoric from the U of Illinois at Chicago. She is currently completing a book manuscript based on her fieldwork in Turkey tentatively titled ‘Rhetorics of Virginity […]

AES Sharon Stephens Prize Winner and Honorable Mention

AES awarded the 2015 Sharon Stephens Prize at the AES Business meeting in Denver in November 2015. The prize was awarded to Audra Simpson (Columbia U) for her book Mohawk Interruptus: Political Life Across the Borders of Settler States (Duke University Press, 2014). Honorable Mention went to Laurence Ralph (Harvard U) for Renegade Dreams: Living Through […]

Report on the 2015 SLA Business Meeting

The annual business meeting of the SLA in Denver was attended by about 170 people. President Paul Kroskrity reported that the SLA is pursing a mentorship policy that will entail new areas of cooperation between the AAA and its sections. He also reported on SLA’s recent collaborations with kindred associations (AAAL and LSA), and issued […]

Report on 2015 Arkhaios Film Festival

The Third Annual Arkhaios Film Festival, held October 22-24 on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina, brought together another collection of excellent and thought provoking regional and international films on archaeology. Jean Guilleux founded this annual, free event, which provides documentary filmmakers an enthusiastic audience with a variety of interests and backgrounds. Guilleux’s only criterion […]

M. Gabriela Torres

M. Gabriela Torres is an Associate Professor Anthropology at Wheaton College (MA). She is a Guatemalan-born anthropologist that specializes in the study of gender based violence and state formation. Beginning with her tenure as an AAA Leadership Fellow, she developed a commitment to serving the association and making anthropology matter in public debate. Her latest publication is a […]

Giulia El Dardiry

Giulia El Dardiry is a doctoral candidate in cultural anthropology in the department of anthropology at McGill University. Her research explores the dynamics of Iraqi and Syrian displacement into Jordan, with specific attention to how home and belonging are being reconfigured and reimagined among refugee and host communities alike. Prior to her doctoral studies, she […]

Emilie Venables

Emilie Venables has conducted research on health, HIV/AIDS, migration and sex-work and has a strong interest in the use of qualitative methodologies including photographic research tools.  She has worked in several countries across sub-Saharan Africa and is currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Emilie has worked as an anthropologist with the international medical humanitarian organisation […]

Samantha Kittinger

Samantha N. Kittinger is finishing her undergraduate degree at SUNY Buffalo State College in Buffalo, NY where she majors in Anthropology with a concentration on social/cultural anthropology and minors in Women & Gender Studies. Samantha spent the summer of 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey where she studied Turkish literature and history. She is currently working on […]