In Focus

Southern California coastline and Santa Monica mountains. Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Unemployment and Divine Plans

* * * * * 2 votes

Claudia Strauss


When I began my research interviewing unemployed and underemployed Southern Californians in 2011, I did not expect that their religious…More

Also posted in AAA Home Page, August, Featured Posts | Tagged | Leave a comment
Personnel of the heavy-crude pipeline work to stabilize the hillside after a landslide fractured the pipeline in Winchele, outside of the city of Esmeraldas in 2013. Approximately 5,000 barrels of heavy crude oil were spilled into the Winchele River. Photo courtesy Gabriela Valdivia

Crude Entanglements

* * * * ½ 2 votes

Gabriela Valdivia
Flora Lu


Living with Oil in Ecuador Thanks to social science funding from the NSF, we are researching how energy policy and…More

Also posted in AAA Home Page, August, Featured Posts | Tagged | Leave a comment
Clearing trenches during a community cleaning exercise. Photo courtesy Jacob Doherty

Time and Money

* * * * * 4 votes

Jacob Doherty


Fieldwork Takes Both My research site in Kampala, Uganda is heavily saturated by national and international NGOs with short term…More

Also posted in AAA Home Page, August, Featured Posts, Top News | Tagged | Leave a comment
Roundtable participants (Ilisa Barbash, John Bishop, Karma Foley, Jake Homiak, Guha Shankar, David Rowntree) break off into small group discussions. Photo courtesy Frank Aveni

Exploring Ethnographic Film Archiving Today

* * * * * 2 votes

Alice Apley
Alijah Case


Last spring, a group of 20 notable archivists, anthropologists, filmmakers and others concerned with the future of ethnographic media met…More

Also posted in AAA Home Page, Featured Posts, July, Top News | Tagged | Leave a comment
Madre de Dios, Peru. Photo courtesy Geoff Gallice and wikicommons

An NSF-funded Investigation of Cultural Change in Amazonia I work at an ethnic boundary. “When they [the Matsigenka] first come,…More

Also posted in AAA Home Page, Featured Posts, July, Top News | Tagged | 1 Response
Chicago across from Lake Michigan. Photo courtesy Mike Boehmer and wikicommons

The Raw and the Reviewed

* * * * * 7 votes

Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz


My Experiences with the NSF One of the most significant moments in my early career was being awarded a National…More

Also posted in AAA Home Page, Featured Posts, July, Top News | Tagged | Leave a comment
"Under a Wave off Kanagawa" Image courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art and wikicommons

Every day since arriving in Tokyo this past April to do anthropological fieldwork, I have been thinking about earthquakes. That…More

Also posted in AAA Home Page, Featured Posts, July, Top News | Tagged | Leave a comment
Sun Halo Abstract. Image courtesy wikicommons

María worked in a vitamin factory in central New Jersey, where she lived with her husband and two small children.…More

Also posted in AAA Home Page, Featured Posts, July, Top News | Tagged | Leave a comment
Skyline of New York City, July 1960. Photo courtesy Harold Egeberg and wikicommons

Housing Rights in New York City

* * * *   2 votes

Dána-Ain Davis


Revisiting Strategies from the 1960s for Creating Change Today One focus of the Civil Rights movement was accessible housing and…More

Also posted in AAA Home Page, Featured Posts, June | Tagged | Leave a comment
Reflections of  lights shining on  water . Photo courtesy Magnus Manske and wikicommons

From Denial to Creation

          0 votes

Mica Pollock


Meeting the Opportunity Goals of Title VI Today It’s been 50 years since Title VI of the Civil Rights Act…More

Also posted in Featured Posts, June | Tagged | Leave a comment

© 2014 American Anthropological Association • 2300 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 1301 • Arlington, VA • 22201 • TEL (703) 528-1902 • FAX (703) 528-3546