Feminist Anthropology Is Teamwork

I learned anthropology in a Quito classroom with classmates who had practiced anthropology for decades all over South America. They showed me that knowledge about culture is acquired through teamwork.

Feminist Anthropology for Our Times

Launching in May 2020, the journal Feminist Anthropology will be a site for the kind of scholarship for which our field is rightly known: listening to ethnographic particulars; inverting philosophical wisdoms we think we know; and ultimately asking how we might flourish differently.

When Women Take Up Space Not Built for Them

On March 26, 2019, NASA cancelled the first all-female astronaut spacewalk outside the International Space Station. The size medium suits needed by astronauts Christina Koch and Anne McClain were on board, but only one was prepped for a spacewalk. So instead, it was Koch and fellow astronaut Nick Hague who floated outside the space station to install new batteries.

“Sometimes an Action Is Ripe to Happen”

“What was the vision for AFA at its founding?” I ask. Naomi Quinn’s (one of three founders of AFA) response was simple: “We three just filled a hole we thought needed filling.”

Feminist Anthro in San José

Panels, retrospectives, roundtables, receptions: Please read on for a list of events hosted and sponsored by the Association of Feminist Anthropology. See you in San José!

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 […]