Indigenous Peoples’ Day Part II

Bernard Perley © 2017 Bernard Perley is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he teaches courses in linguistic anthropology and American Indian studies. He collaborates with colleagues and American Indian community members on language maintenance and revitalization projects in and around the city of Milwaukee as well as the state […]

Ethics and Auld Lang Syne

The beginning of a new year provides an opportunity to reflect on the challenges and successes of years past in an effort to better guide the present. This year, NAPA members have particularly good occasion to reflect on our Ethical Guidelines for Practitioners. The guidelines, which were designed to acknowledge common ethical practice for all anthropologists […]

Early Fieldwork at the Beijing Farmers’ Market

Now that I’ve passed tenure review, published a book, cemented my teaching skills, and learned how to be a productive member of a college committee, I feel confident, self-assured, and filled with certainty about every aspect of my career as a professor. The same certainty extends to research and fieldwork. From choosing a topic to […]

Living the Council on Anthropology and Education Mission

What does it mean to be an educational anthropologist in these times? That was one of the questions posed by the Council on Anthropology and Education’s (CAE) Mission Committee at its Town Hall meeting at the 2017 American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. The Town Hall was one of many venues at the […]

Graduate Student Paper Prize Winner

“The Neighborhood School Stigma: School Choice, Stratification, and Shame” Over the past decade, social scientists have methodically documented the profound effects of unprecedented charter school growth in urban districts in the United States: stratification. An exodus of students from traditional neighborhood schools to charter schools has driven this growth, creating troubling numbers of vacant seats as […]

New Dissertation Research Award for Economic Anthropologists

M. Estellie Smith Award Anthropology lost a bright star in 2005, with the death of M. Estellie Smith. The Society for Economic Anthropology (SEA) will celebrate Smith’s intellectual contributions and commitment to learning with the new M. Estellie Smith Fund, thanks to the generosity of her husband and fellow anthropologist, Charles Bishop. The M. Estellie […]

When Participants Anticipate Violence

The strengths of anthropology as a discipline are its ability to amplify disenfranchised voices and capture the fine-grained, daily, lived experiences of its participants. The gap between policy actions and their human costs is widening in our current political climate. The rescinding of DACA and local law enforcement cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, force migrants […]

AfAA at the 2017 AAA Annual Meeting

The Board of the Association for Africanist Anthropology wishes you a happy new year and a good, productive 2018. We have a lot for which to be grateful, as well as much work ahead. This column summarizes how the AfAA closed out 2017 by honoring Africanist anthropologists at various stages in their careers. 2017 AfAA […]

SEAA Mentoring Workshop and Graduate Student Dinner

In the past decade, SEAA has dedicated itself to the support of robust and rigorous research and the growth of anthropologists in East Asia and beyond. We have consistently worked on providing graduate students with opportunities to communicate with junior and senior scholars and better preparing them for professional development. Since its very beginning, SEAA has been hosting mentoring workshops and informal graduate student dinners during the AAA Annual Meetings.

Music and Culture and Conferencing, Oh My!

The 97th Annual Meeting of the Central States Anthropological Society will take place April 19–21, 2018 on the campus of Indiana University at Bloomington. This year’s meeting is being held jointly with MIDSEM, the Midwest Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology, which makes it a great opportunity for joint panels and productive cross-pollination (not to mention […]