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 […]

Latin America’s Gender Ideology Explosion

What’s been called part of the “global war” to destroy marriage, “your latest right-wing conspiracy,” and the driving idea behind the “anti-LGBT backlash in Latin America,” but “doesn’t really exist”? Gender ideology. While it would be nice to report that the phrase is merely a malapropism, it is a very deliberate concept spawned by conservative […]

My Propinquity Towards Grandiose Narratives

Our book, The U.S.-Mexico Transborder Region: Cultural Dynamics and Historical Interactions (Carlos Vélez-Ibáñez and Josiah Heyman, Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2017: 401 pp.) is a labor of affection and hopefully a contribution to recasting a region that is often mischaracterized by only the brittle, bifurcating borderline imposed upon a common ecology only two grandmothers ago […]

English Teaching in, out, and through Japan

Editors’ note: This is the fourth piece of the series “In and Out of Japan.” Various life courses emerge from teaching English in Japan: short-term and long-term stays, transformation into other professions or increasing precarity among a cohort of mostly uncontracted freelance workers. In this piece, I highlight those who move in and (then) out of […]

SEA Launches a New Graduate Student Collective!

At their annual meeting in Iowa this April, the Society for Economic Anthropology (SEA) will launch a new graduate student collective, SEA GRADS. This online collaborative platform will enable graduate students with an interest in economic anthropology to discuss ideas, establish research collaborations, network with peers and others, learn about grant and job opportunities, and […]

SUNTA Prize Announcements

Anthony Leeds Prize; Senior Scholar/Lifetime Award SUNTA would like to announce the deadlines for two prizes: The 2017 Anthony Leeds Prize in Urban Anthropology (Deadline: May 19, 2017) 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 2016. The […]

Ethnography and Street Photography

Two Arts of Serendipity Street photography, notes Magnum photographer Alex Webb, is a practice of harnessing serendipity. Photographers never know what they are going to find when they go out on the streets. They have to stay open to what comes their way and be ready for it when it does. They have to let […]

Demystifying the AAA Annual Meeting Submission Process

It’s time to think about the ways in which you would like to participate in the 2017 AAA meetings. As always, we encourage anyone submitting a paper, poster, session or roundtable that deals with Africa or the African Diaspora to consider channeling your submission through AfAA. We work hard to put timely and relevant panels […]

Paper and Community Forest Governance in the Peruvian Amazon

Meet Eduardo Romero Dianderas, winner of the 2016 graduate C&A Netting Award. Each year, the Culture & Agriculture (C&A) section invites anthropology graduate and undergraduate students to submit papers for the Robert M. Netting Best Student Paper Prize, named after one of the foremost contributors to the field of cultural ecology. The winners receive cash […]

ALLA in a Time of Uncertainty

Early in the morning on Wednesday, 16 November 2016, I left my office at Oberlin College to catch a plane from Cleveland and join thousands of my fellow anthropologists for the AAA Annual Meeting. My one regret leaving campus that day was that I would be unable to march with hundreds of Oberlin students, staff, […]