SPA Biennial and New Vimeo Channel

Archive Resource for Anthropology As attendees at the Society for Psychological Anthropology’s (SPA) 2015 Biennial Meeting in Boston probably noticed, videographers filmed several of the sessions. They also may have not noticed since videographers Mandy Chan and Michel Pierre were professionally quiet and unobtrusive. If you’re weren’t an attendee, you didn’t notice anything and that’s part of […]

Redefining Biological Anthropology

*Note: Column written in March 2016. The beginning of 2016 has been marked by controversy for Biological Anthropology. The accusation of sexual misconduct by Brian Richmond, followed by the mistaken definition of biological anthropology by the American Anthropological Association has led to a great deal of discussion on social media and beyond. This month, BAS […]

Middle East Section Programming at the 2016 Annual Meeting

Panel and paper submissions to the Middle East Section (MES) board this year represented a wide range of intellectual questions and ethnographic commitments that continue important ongoing conversations, as well as pointing towards future avenues of investigation. In addition to a sustained interest in Israel-Palestine and a broadening of inquiry into refugee issues, two key […]

The Society for Humanistic Anthropology in Minneapolis

After celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016, the Society for Humanistic Anthropology (SHA) is delighted to be celebrating the 40th anniversary of our journal, Anthropology and Humanism, which started out as a small newsletter in 1976. Our new editors, David Syring at the University of Minnesota and Jeffery Ehrenreich at the University of New Orleans, […]

Back to The Office

Dates, conferences and prizes not to be missed! As you settle back into your office this month, whether you are busy planning courses, skimming the abundant list of unread emails or simply enjoying the summer weather, be sure to take note of our “not to miss list” full of announcements, call for papers and prizes: The […]

SLA at the 2016 AAA Annual Meeting

The Society for Linguistic Anthropology (SLA) panels and other events at the upcoming AAA Annual Meeting (November 16-20 in Minneapolis, MN) promise to be exciting ones. Below is a schedule of these events with links to the Full Program on the AAA website. Wednesday, November 16th 2:00 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Affect, Identity, and Language Ideologies (2-0145) […]

Unboxing the Buried Seeds of My Belonging

Latina/o History, Decolonized Pedagogies and the Politics of Inclusion “We, students, deeply internalized the limited exposure and hidden space allotted to vitally important alternative histories on campus.” Anthropologists committed to decolonizing anthropology rely on anthropological perspectives to promote change and deepen understandings of difference. This piece considers historical recovery through this lens and its impact […]

New Editorial Team for Museum Anthropology

Lea S. McChesney assumed the editorship of Museum Anthropology on July 1, 2016. She joined the Maxwell Museum as Curator of Ethnology in September 2014. A cultural anthropologist working in the US Southwest, her research focuses on representation, material and expressive culture and the legacy of museum collections to ongoing cultural heritage through collaborative ethnography. […]

Plastic Wastes Filled Sacred Mountain Paths of Southwest China

The Tibetan Village of Yubeng, nestled deep in the Eastern Himalayan mountains, accidentally gained global fame for its pristine snow mountain peaks and its location that is considered home for deities by 140 Yubeng villagers and numerous Tibetan culture enthusiasts domestic and abroad. A phenomenal tiny place being made on the global stage, the story […]

SUNTA’s Newly Elected Board Members

The Society for Urban National and Transnational/Global Anthropology (SUNTA) would like to extend a congratulations and warm welcome to this year’s newly elected board members, Jeff Maskovsky and Ahmed Kanna. Jeff Maskovsky will serve as President-Elect (2017-2019). Maskovsky received his PhD from Temple University in 2000.  He is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Queens […]