SEAA 2014 AAA Meeting Highlights

SEAA-Sponsored Panels The Society for East Asian Anthropology (SEAA) sponsored 22 panels at the 113th AAA Annual Meeting in Washington DC. Of these panels, 12 engaged with topics across East Asia, six in China, two in Korea, and two in Japan. Three of the panels were poster sessions. The panels touched on a wide range of pertinent themes, […]

Chinese Independent Film Festivals

Archiving the Moment On Saturday, August 23, 2014, the eleventh Beijing Independent Film Festival (BIFF), held in Songzhuang village just outside Beijing, was forcibly shut down and two of its main organizers were taken into police custody. International newspapers and scholarly email listservs buzzed with eye-witness accounts, statements of solidarity from international film festival curators, […]

Racialized Policing, Violence and Latinas/os

On December 8, 2014, outgoing US Attorney General Eric Holder announced the long awaited release of the Justice Department’s Guidance on racial profiling in federal law enforcement. The 2014 Guidance represents an improvement over the 2003 Guidance in so far as it expands the protected categories to include gender identity, national origin, religion, and sexual […]

SANA Conference Will Explore Inequality, Equality, Difference

The 2015 conference of the Society for the Anthropology of North America (SANA) will take place April 16-18 at John Jay College of the City University of New York with the theme “Inequality, Equality, Difference”. Inequality has recently found its way back into popular discourse. Buffeted by economic and ecological crises and haunted by a […]

Ferguson and the Decline in Anthropology

Editor’s Note: Peter Wood’s essay generated questions about how and why AN came to re-post it. Dr. Wood is a longstanding member whose essay is highly critical of the discipline of anthropology, of AN, and AN’s decision to publish four articles on Ferguson, racism, and extrajudicial killing; we chose to share that critique. Our use […]

Midwifery and the Millennium Development Goals in Mexico

The year 2015 will mark the end of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and governments worldwide have already been taking stock of their results. The MDGs, created in 2000, are a set of eight measurable goals which, taken together, were designed to speed development, end poverty, and improve human conditions worldwide. While significant […]

Message from Incoming SLACA President

Dear SLACA members: Let me begin by expressing my gratitude in your allowing me the opportunity to serve as SLACA’s president these next three years. SLACA was the first AAA section I joined when I was a graduate student and it has remained dear to me. Like for many of you, for me it is […]

Megan Springate Receives 2014 AFA Dissertation Award

The AFA is pleased to announce that Megan Springate has been awarded the 2014 AFA Dissertation Award. The $2,000 award was established in 2011 to support the writing phase of a dissertation that makes a significant contribution to feminist anthropology. Megan is a graduate student in department of anthropology at the University of Maryland. Her co-advisors […]

Society for Psychological Anthropology Biennial Meeting 2015

Submissions Due by January 25 The SPA Biennial Meeting will be held in Boston on April 9-12, 2015, and will feature a variety of exciting plenary sessions, special events, and the presentation of the SPA Lifetime Achievement Award. Registration and abstract submission is now open—we hope you will join us! Plenary Sessions The Biennial will […]

Students and the Future of Anthropology

As incoming president of the National Association of Student Anthropologists (NASA), I would like to share some thoughts regarding practical training and postgraduate employment opportunities for students—who represent the future of our discipline. These thoughts are informed by my conversations with other NASA Officers, undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral candidates, and through my earlier experiences (2011-13) […]