Anthropology for the Planet

Partnering with business for sustainability. Although the US federal government under the Trump administration is working to roll back the Environmental Protection Agency and withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, there is hope. An impressive array of US corporations, institutions, and sub-federal governments are stepping up to affirm their commitment to environmentally sustainable practices and […]

When Black Boy Joy and STEM Don’t Mix

As a kindergartner with Black boy joy, Carter excitedly began public school wanting to become a scientist. Carter considered scientists “some of the smartest people on earth,” because they could create things. His dream was encouraged by his family and friends in public housing because, despite the demonization of his community, they wanted him to […]

Join AFA at the Annual Meeting in Washington!

AFA Meetings, Receptions and Celebrations in Washington AFA Board Meeting – Wednesday, November 29 1:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m. – LOCATION TBA AFA Business Meeting – Thursday, November 30 12:15 p.m.–1:30 p.m. – Marriott, Thurgood Marshall East Margery Wolf Memorial and Life Celebration – Friday, December 1, 12:15 p.m.–1:30 p.m. – Marriott, Coolidge Joint Section Reception ABA-AFA-AFAA-ALLA-AQA-SANA-SAW […]

The CMA Program and Reception at the 2017 Annual Meeting

CMA is looking forward to this year’s AAA Annual Meeting, taking place November 29–December 2 in Washington, DC. All members are invited to our general Business Meeting (4-0640 in the AAA program) on Friday, December 1, 12:15–1:30 p.m. That evening, we invite you to a members-only reception at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage! Friday, […]

A Year of Challenges and Accomplishments

This report marks the close of my term as AAA president. It summarizes the full, end-of-year President’s report, which I hope every member will take a few minutes to read. The long report tells the AAA story for 2017, which was remarkably productive, sometimes frustrating, always demanding, and in the end, immensely gratifying. I use […]

Click and Touch

South Korean Missions in the IT Age Editors’ Note: This article is part of the series Digital Anthropologies in East Asia. As I walked through the corridor at Onnuri Church in Seoul, South Korea, I nearly passed by a bespectacled man holding a sign that read, “IT Missions School, 2nd floor” (IT sŏn-kyo-hak-kyo). Seeing the sign, I […]

ASA at the 2017 Annual Meeting

Dear colleagues— Each year for the annual meeting, the ASA coordinates a series of events that draw from the lifetime experiences of its members to address matters of historical interest and ongoing concern in anthropology. Descriptions of the activities follow the list of times and places. This year we are especially pleased to have arranged […]

Anthropologists of the Second “Gilded Age”

If you happen to have paid attention to financial news in international newspapers in recent weeks, you may have noticed that the world is in the midst of a new “Gilded Age”—not since the turn of the 20th century and the age of the Carnegies, the Rockefellers, and the Vanderbilts has global wealth been so […]

ABA at “Anthropology Matters” in Washington, DC

Greetings ABA members! It’s that time of year again—the AAA’s annual meeting is upon us and we wanted to draw your attention to both ABA sponsored events and other happenings that may be of interest. This year’s theme, “Anthropology Matters” is particularly timely and our membership has showed out in the swath of contributions we […]

Evolutionary Anthropology Graduate Programs III

Midwest and Southern Schools This is the third in a series highlighting US graduate programs in evolutionary anthropology. This installation continues with schools in the Midwest and the South. All programs were asked to answer the 6 questions below. Here, in no particular order, are abbreviated responses from the University of Missouri, the University of […]