Doing Our Feminist Homework

In the wake of political shifts over the past year, from the increasing visibility of racist and sexist discourses on campus to drastic cuts to state appropriations for higher education, anthropology’s future seems increasingly tenuous. Anthropologists recognize a discrepancy between our discipline’s potential to address current events and its current precarious position in the academy.

AFA’s Live Annual Review 2017

Old favorites, new classics At the AAA Annual Meeting last November, the Association for Feminist Anthropology hosted its first ever “Live Annual Review,” a roundtable reflecting on feminist anthropology as a subfield. Bringing scholars together from a range of career stages, the roundtable sought, as the abstract stated, to “engage in collaborative reflections regarding the […]

The Limitations and Liberatory Potential of Feminist Anthropology (Part Two)

In Part Two of this series, we have more reflections from the authors of “Toward a Fugitive Anthropology: Gender, Race, and Violence in the Field,” published in Cultural Anthropology, on the limitations and liberatory potential for feminist anthropology to address racialized-sexualized-gendered violence in anthropological (activist) research. PART TWO Maya Berry The recent calls that “justice […]

The Limitations and Liberatory Potential of Feminist Anthropology (Part One)

In light of their important and timely article, “Toward a Fugitive Anthropology: Gender, Race, and Violence in the Field,” published in Cultural Anthropology, AFA invited authors Maya J. Berry, Claudia Chávez Argüelles, Shanya Cordis, Sarah Ihmoud, and Elizabeth Velásquez Estrada to continue the conversation around decolonizing activist anthropology by centering the embodied experiences of black, brown, and indigenous (queer) women.

AFA Prize Competitions

The Association for Feminist Anthropology (AFA) is pleased to announce the following award and prize competitions, for everyone from undergraduate students to senior scholars. The association is especially thrilled to announce the inaugural competition for the section’s new Senior Book Prize. Application deadlines for the majority of this year’s prizes and awards are coming soon. […]

AFA Introduces Recent PhD Graduates

The Association of Feminist Anthropology is pleased to introduce recent PhD graduate members Elyse Singer, Rachel Fleming, Risa Cromer, Shunyuan Zhang, and Veronica Miranda, whose doctoral work contributes to the work of feminist anthropology. Elyse Singer Washington University in St. Louis Regulating Reproduction: Abortion Reform and Reproductive Governance in Mexico Situated in the aftermath of Mexico City’s […]