Real Talk: Working at the Border of Sister Disciplines

One of this column’s areas of focus for the upcoming year is interdisciplinarity in linguistic anthropology. We’re excited to have contributions lined up from colleagues who are crossing disciplinary borders and collaborating with scholars in geography, agriculture, education, medicine and more.  If you are an interdisciplinary scholar, please check out the SLA Interdisciplinary Engagement Conference […]

Anthropology and Environment Society President’s Report

The Anthropology and Environment Society (AES) flourishes as one of the AAA’s most active units, with about 700 members. The Society awarded three prizes at the 2015 annual meeting of the AAA in Denver: The Julian Steward Award, chosen biannually for the best monograph in environmental and ecological anthropology, was awarded to Alexa Dietrich for […]

Black, Feminist and Unfunded: Advice on Fieldwork in New York City

Initially my project was about Afro-Caribbean domestics. Unfortunately I did not get funding and the summer courses I was scheduled to teach were canceled at the last minute. I was left with a choice: do I scrap the project or do I work with what I have? I sought advice from a former mentor and […]

The New Wild West

Living in the public-land dominated Western US is an ongoing adventure, especially at the intersection of ranching, religion, public lands, the Constitution, and libertarian politics that has spawned the new range war. These range warriors are hanging onto a dying and unsustainable industry. Their recent dramatic and sometimes quite violent standoffs and occupations can be […]

AFA Congratulates the First Ever Winners of the Michelle Z. Rosaldo Book Prize

The Association for Feminist Anthropology is delighted to announce the first ever winners of the Michelle Z. Rosaldo Book Prize. The prize is named for Michelle Rosaldo, known for her work among the Ilongot people of the Philippines and for her role as a pioneer in women’s studies and the anthropology of gender. This award […]

Does Early Intervention Promote Recovery?

Director of NIMH Leaves for Google to Develop New Technologies There is a growing trend among large companies in the private sector to join in health promotion efforts, both at home and on the global stage. Google is no exception. Within the next year, Google will begin crafting new technologies aimed at prevention and early […]

News from the SVA Business Board Meeting

At the 114th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropology Association, the following colleagues were welcomed as incoming board members during the business meeting. New members who will serve three-year terms include Maurita Poole (Clark Atlanta U Art Galleries), Norma Mendoza-Denton (U California, Los Angeles), and Brent Luvaas (Drexel U). Fiona McDonald (Researcher, New Knowledge Organization […]

The 2016 Anthony Leeds Prize

ANNOUNCEMENT: The 2016 Anthony Leeds Prize in Urban Anthropology The Leeds Prize is awarded each year by the Society for Urban/National/Transnational/Global Anthropology (SUNTA) for the outstanding book in urban, national and/or transnational anthropology published in 2015. The prize is named in honor of the late Anthony Leeds, a distinguished pioneer in urban anthropology. The prize […]

Law, Politics, and Cannabis Legalization: The Road Ahead in 2016

APLA members learned firsthand about the political, legal, and policy dimensions of legalized marijuana at the 2015 Annual Meeting in Denver. On November 18, 2015 APLA co-sponsored a tour of cannabis grow facilities and dispensaries, and a public forum with local leaders in advocacy and industry. As a number of US states consider cannabis legalization, […]

New NAPA Podcast Series Features Recent Grads

What becomes of anthropology grad students after they finish their Masters degrees and then transition into the “real world” of practitioner anthropology? Are their choices clear cut? Do things work out as they planned? What are the options in the job market or for further education? NAPA has just released a new podcast series featuring […]