Anthony F. C. Wallace

April 15, 1923–October 5, 2015 Anthony F. C. Wallace (Tony) died on October 5, 2015. He served as AAA president in 1972. By any reckoning he must be regarded as one of the most significant anthropologists of his generation. His published record ranges from King of the Delawares (1949) a sensitive psychobiography of an embattled […]

Playing Telephone with the Power of the Presidency

The Intertextual Authentication of Untruths Ordinarily, groundless conspiratorial accusations forwarded by political pundits do not receive serious recognition from the US Congress, let alone promises from the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee to investigate those accusations. However, President Trump’s recently tweeted claim that “Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower” is a reminder […]

List of Colleagues Who Have Passed Away

Anthropology News is the association’s major vehicle for information about deaths of our colleagues, but it is only as good as the information received. Below is a list of individuals for whom we do not yet have an In Memoriam death notice. If you would like to contribute a notice for any individuals on the list […]

Translation in Archaeology

Chinese and Honduran archaeologists collaborate at Copan. How do anthropologists work in multi-language fieldwork environments? How do we navigate cultural differences and develop international collaborations with scholars from diverse backgrounds? At the center of these questions are the processes of linguistic and cultural translation. Anthropologists are keenly aware of the roles interpreters play during fieldwork […]

Six Ways Anthropologists Can Challenge White Supremacy

Recently, white supremacists attempted to defame Boasian Anthropology and its historic role in challenging scientific racism. This article proposes some concrete steps by which to challenge whiteness as a category of power and status, and is a follow-up to last month’s Diversity and the Rise of the Alt-Right. While this list is short, do not […]

Derek Roberts

1925–2016 Derek Frank Bruce Roberts was born in London, UK in July 1925 and after army service during World War II received a degree in geography from the University of Cambridge. While at Cambridge he developed an interest in the biology of human variation. From 1949 to 1963 he worked in the Department of Anatomy, […]

Teaching from a Place of Hope in Indigenous Education

The Council on Anthropology and Education’s Standing Committee on Indigenous Education has had a presence at the American Anthropology Association Annual Meeting over the past decade. The CAE Indigenous Education Standing Committee #7 is dedicated to the exploration of anthropology of education from an Indigenous perspective. Member activities focus on engaging in theoretical and methodological […]

Waud Hocking Kracke

1939–2013 Waud Hocking Kracke, 74 (born in Beijing China, 1939) passed away of pancreatic cancer on December 31, 2013, at home in Hyde Park in Chicago. Kracke lived in Chicago from childhood and attended the University of Chicago Lab School before graduating from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1958 and Harvard College in 1962. Kracke combined […]

Déjà Lu: A Journal of Global Anthropological Reprints

The American anthropological world over the past few decades has become increasingly aware  that anthropology is not just a Western but a global discipline. But the structure of this global discipline remains asymmetrical—while many anthropologists from elsewhere in the world are well aware of theoretical and ethnographic developments in anthropology in the United States and […]

Stanislaus Sandarupa

October 9, 1956–January 18, 2016 Stanislaus Sandarupa, Indonesian linguistic anthropologist and Hasanuddin University professor, passed away in Makassar, Indonesia on January 18, 2016. He was a widely recognized advocate for Toraja cultural preservation, an engaged mentor to scores of Indonesian students, and a friend to many foreign anthropologists doing research in Sulawesi. Born in the […]