New Dissertation Research Award for Economic Anthropologists

M. Estellie Smith Award Anthropology lost a bright star in 2005, with the death of M. Estellie Smith. The Society for Economic Anthropology (SEA) will celebrate Smith’s intellectual contributions and commitment to learning with the new M. Estellie Smith Fund, thanks to the generosity of her husband and fellow anthropologist, Charles Bishop. The M. Estellie […]

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 […]

Pride and Mother-in-Law Relations

Pride Goes before the Fall—of the Discipline? As anthropologists, we pride ourselves on exposing injustices and fighting for what is right. So, why have we not better organized as individuals, the AAA, and anthropology departments to right the wrong of overproducing PhDs in a rapidly shrinking job market where exploited adjuncts do half the teaching? […]

When Participants Anticipate Violence

The strengths of anthropology as a discipline are its ability to amplify disenfranchised voices and capture the fine-grained, daily, lived experiences of its participants. The gap between policy actions and their human costs is widening in our current political climate. The rescinding of DACA and local law enforcement cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, force migrants […]

AfAA at the 2017 AAA Annual Meeting

The Board of the Association for Africanist Anthropology wishes you a happy new year and a good, productive 2018. We have a lot for which to be grateful, as well as much work ahead. This column summarizes how the AfAA closed out 2017 by honoring Africanist anthropologists at various stages in their careers. 2017 AfAA […]

SEAA Mentoring Workshop and Graduate Student Dinner

In the past decade, SEAA has dedicated itself to the support of robust and rigorous research and the growth of anthropologists in East Asia and beyond. We have consistently worked on providing graduate students with opportunities to communicate with junior and senior scholars and better preparing them for professional development. Since its very beginning, SEAA has been hosting mentoring workshops and informal graduate student dinners during the AAA Annual Meetings.

Music and Culture and Conferencing, Oh My!

The 97th Annual Meeting of the Central States Anthropological Society will take place April 19–21, 2018 on the campus of Indiana University at Bloomington. This year’s meeting is being held jointly with MIDSEM, the Midwest Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology, which makes it a great opportunity for joint panels and productive cross-pollination (not to mention […]