Indigenous, Extreme and Wild Archaeology

Wild Archaeology is a series aired every week on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN). Once aired, the episodes are available for viewing online. The series features Dr. Rudy Reimer/Yumks, an indigenous archaeologist and assistant professor with a cross appointment in archaeology and First Nation studies at Simon Fraser University. He graciously agreed to be interviewed […]

A Home for Professional, Practicing and Applied Anthropology

The AAA has been a scholarly home for anthropology and anthropologists since its founding in 1902. The AAA provides an intellectual home for its scholar constituents and its membership appears stable. However, the membership of the AAA consists primarily of students and anthropologists in the academy with clear career tracks and more or less predictable futures. […]

Elaine Rosa Salo

Elaine Rosa Salo passed away on August 13, 2016 in Delaware, Newark, at the age of 54. Born in 1962 in Kimberly, South Africa, Salo was a leading African feminist scholar activist whose powerful analyses showed how motherhood practices and personhood more generally in peripheral places provided ways to shape life opportunities. She taught at […]

EPIC 2016: Inclusiveness in Ethnography

As a first time attendee at the 2016 EPIC conference, I was thrilled to find a community I could call home. Conference chair, William O. Beeman kicked off the conference with a musical introduction and Karen Ho concluded with a keynote address on her Wall Street ethnography. EPIC conference attendees included academics from the social […]

Unusual Politics as Usual?

What Trump’s smash-it-all message tells us about presidential campaigns. Before we join the refrain that the candidacy of Donald J. Trump in this presidential election is unprecedented, we should pause and remember that what we call the political order of “message” has been in the “anti-” mode for some time. Significant swatches of the American […]

A Toll of Two Cities

Unless you are a specialist on the Middle East, the chances are you have never heard of Aleppo and Sanaa, two of the oldest cities in the region with continual habitation. Aleppo has existed for at least 7,000 years and Sanaa is known as the legendary city where Shem (Sam in Arabic) settled after the […]

Preferential Paradoxes: Part II

Heather Humphries, an incumbent Fine Gael Minister of Culture, Arts and the Gaelteacht, was the first elected from the constituency, which contradicted every local reporter’s prediction. In a straight pluralist vote, her election as a candidate from a minority community would be very unlikely. Humphries hails from Drum, the Republic’s only entirely Protestant village. Although […]

Preferential Paradoxes: Part I

Ordinal Scales in an Irish Election Particular forms of electoral counting inaugurate particular forms of political difference. Pluralist voting entails a highly partisan zero-sum politics: in US national races, for example, a voter elects or fails to elect their chosen candidate with their one vote. In contrast, the ordinal ranking of Single Transferable Voting (STV) […]

SAE at the AAA Annual Meeting

The program for the 2016 AAA Annual Meeting has been announced and the Society for the Anthropology of Europe (SAE) has an exciting line up of panels and events, including the William A. Douglass Distinguished Lecture which will take place on Thursday, November 17 at 7:45 PM. This year’s lecture will be delivered by Professor Verena […]

2016 AfAA Student Paper Awards

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Association for Africanist Anthropology (AfAA) Student Paper Awards. Once again, we received strong submissions for both awards and have been impressed with the focus and quality of the research.   The Bennetta Jules-Rosette Graduate Essay Award goes to Eduardo Santana (University of California San Diego) […]