Disillusioned PhC I’ve recently advanced to candidacy in my archaeology program. But I’ve been working full time since I finished my courses and the longer I’m out in the “real world,” the less interested I am in finishing and continuing in academia. The Ivory Tower has little value for me, especially given an increasingly shrinking […]

Understanding and Resisting Gender-Based Violence

In June, the AAA released its latest report on the 2016 member survey, “Sexual Harassment: A Stubborn Fact of Anthropologists’ Work Life?” This report provides an opportunity to propose concrete actions that members of our discipline can take to build an anthropology community that is safe and equitable for all its members. The report summarizes […]

World on the Move Center Stage on the National Mall

This year the American Anthropological Association continued its collaboration with the Smithsonian Folklife Festival to produce On the Move. Supported by material from the Association’s World on the Move, On the Move enables presenters and visitors to explore how decades of movement of people to and from the United States has shaped American culture, all […]

Call for Nominations for AAA Positions

The AAA Nominations Committee is seeking nominations the following positions in the 2018 elections: AAA Secretary AAA Executive Board Cultural Seat Student Seat Undesignated #1 Undesignated #2 AAA Nominations Committee Minority Seat Practicing/Professional Seat Members Programmatic Advisory & Advocacy Committee (MPAAC) Gender Equity Seat Labor Seat Student Seat The deadline for the close of Nominations […]

AAA 2017 Spring Election Results

Executive Board AAA President-Elect (two-year term followed by a two-year term as President) Akhil Gupta Archaeology Seat (three-year term) Mark W. Hauser Biological Seat (three-year term) Kathryn B. H. Clancy Linguistic Seat (three-year term) Jocelyn Ahlers Undesignated Seat 3 (three-year term) Jemima Pierre Nominations Committee Undesignated Seat 1 (three-year term) Gabriela  Vargas-Cetina Linguistic Seat (three-year […]

Executive Board Actions since the 2016 Annual Meeting

November 30, 2016-Statement on Behalf of the American Anthropological Association in the Wake of the 2016 National Elections Whereas, The 2016 national election campaign season has been characterized by painfully divisive, often threatening rhetoric regarded by many as racist, antiimmigrant, misogynistic speech that has touched every corner of American society and, indeed, the entire world;Whereas, Organizations advocating racism, […]

May 19 and 21, 2017 Executive Board Actions

Received 2016 Annual Reports of Committees, Sections, Interest Groups, and Journals Approved the 990 tax form as reviewed an analyzed by the AAA Finance Committee. Accepted the 2016 Audit Designated the recipients of the 2017 Franz Boas Award for Exemplary Service to Anthropology; the 2017 AAA/Oxford University Press Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in […]

AAA Annual Business Meeting Agenda

AAA ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING 6:15-7:30 pm Friday, December 1, 2017 Marriott Ballroom 2 Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington DC Chair, Alisse Waterston, AAA President Call to order Adoption of Agenda Approval of the Minutes of the 115th AAA Business Meeting Remembrance of Deceased Members President’s Report by Alisse Waterston President-Elect/Vice President’s Report by Alex Barker […]

Guidelines for Consideration of Proposed Public Statements

Guidelines for Consideration of Proposed Public Statements, to include Motions from the Annual Business Meeting Adopted by AAA Executive Board May 2004 The Board should be strategic in selecting matters on which to speak out (i.e., don’t waste your powder on matters on which the organization has little hope of making an impact). Public statements […]