Calling All Students – Seeking Posters

The National Association of Student Anthropologists (NASA) wishes to bestow honor and glory to the creative visual anthropologists among you! We are seeking posters for our 30th Anniversary Celebration. The winning entries will be distributed as posters, flyers and other fun things at the 2015 AAA meeting in Denver, CO. Requirements 8.5″ x 11″ graphic poster […]

Submit New Books Now for the 2015 APLA Book Prize

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) is pleased to launch its 2015 prize for the book that best exemplifies the ethnographic exploration of politics, law, and/or their interstices. The 2015 APLA book prize will be awarded at the American Anthropological Association meeting in Denver. It carries an award of $1,000. The winning book […]

Submit Proposals for AFA Sessions at #AAA2015 in Denver

The Association for Feminist Anthropology welcomes sessions to be considered for inclusion in AFA’s program for the 114th AAA Annual Meetings to be held in Denver, CO, November 18-22, 2015. The 2015 AAA general meeting theme is “Familiar/Strange.” We seek panels that use feminist theory to ask new questions about familiar anthropological topics, as well […]

NASA Celebrates Our 30th Anniversary

This year, the National Association of Student Anthropologists (NASA) celebrates 30 years of advocating for undergraduate and graduate student interests and promoting the continued involvement of students in anthropology. Our History Founded in 1985, NASA is the largest organization of student anthropologists in the world. We advocate for and address the concerns of the student […]

Evolutionary Anthropology Society President’s 2014 Report

2014 was our ninth year as an official section of the AAA. At the DC AAA meetings in December we had perhaps the largest number of sessions and presentations. Under our aegis, we had two invited sessions and seven sponsored sessions, a roundtable, and a poster session for a total of 53 presentations and three […]

Economic Anthropology, Economics and the Social Sciences

Can We Talk? On the January 7, 2015, Erin Taylor (Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa) posed a question on the SEA listserv: A colleague just commented to me that economists don’t tend to read anthropology. This caused me to wonder why. Are they not interested? Or is it that they don’t know […]

Digital Counterpublics

Black Twitter in the Aftermath of Ferguson   On November 24, 2014, St Louis prosecutor McCulloch announced that the grand jury trial did not indict Officer Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown. As the news media reports and subsequent protests unfolded, the Twittersphere erupted in thousands of tweets condemning the non-indictment, especially given […]

Be Part of Creating a Legacy! Join the Movement to Endow the Patty Jo Watson Distinguished Lecture

When Joe Watkins, one of the founders of indigenous archaeology in the United States, walked to the podium to deliver the Archeology Division Distinguished Lecture (DL) at the Washington, DC AAA Annual Meeting, he became the 25th archaeologist to do so. This tradition of honoring one of our very best anthropological archaeologists began in 1989 and […]

CAE Recognizes 2014 Outstanding Dissertations

When I have served on CAE’s Outstanding Dissertation Award committee, I am immediately connected to the groundbreaking work done by bright new graduates in the anthropology of education. This is why I’ve served on this committee twice: first in 2010, and next in 2014. This past year, I chaired the committee and had the opportunity to […]

The Dilemma with Cultural Competence

Notes from the Field Treatment combined with a cultural competence approach hopes to yield better health outcomes; however, this understanding of culture is often vague and “reduced to language, nationality, or a checklist of essentialist cultural components.” Last summer, I began work on Health-related Deservingness and Illegality on Maryland’s Eastern Shore as a researcher conducting […]