Recap of 2017 EAS at the AAA Annual Meeting

The Evolutionary Anthropology Society had another successful year in 2017 and a great showing at the 116th American Anthropological Association meetings held in Washington, DC, in December. The EAS sponsored five sessions, including a roundtable session—chaired by Melanie Martin and organized by Wesley Allen-Arave—on non-academic career pathways for undergraduate and graduate students with anthropology degrees (access […]

Anthropology Matters! in Brief

Anthropology News invited members to report on the AAA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, from reflections on a panels, to gonzo-style reporting, to anthropological impressions of the District.  On “Detained on Trumped up Charges: Migrants and the Ascendant US Security-State” Fiona Murphy 8:00 a.m. Wednesday morning, November 29—After a jetlagged night, I wake in the […]

What’s in Your Annual Meeting Bag?

Over the summer, AN asked anthropologists what they pack in their field bags. This time, anthropologists share what they’ve packed for the AAA Annual Meeting. Oguz Alyanak Three items stand out in this backpack. First, the Turkish passport. It is not its presence but its absence that I fear—perhaps more than ever today. Second, the evil eye. My mom said to carry it […]

2017 SUNTA Program at the Annual Meeting

The Society for Urban, National, Transnational/Global Anthropology (SUNTA) has sponsored the following panels and sessions at the 2017 American Anthropological Association meeting in Washington, DC: Wednesday, November 29 12:00 p.m. Anthropological Matters and the New Urban Millenium: Theoretical and Methodological Contributions from Fieldwork in Africa Future Matters: Childhood and Global Citizenship in Times of Uncertainty […]

Join AFA at the Annual Meeting in Washington!

AFA Meetings, Receptions and Celebrations in Washington AFA Board Meeting – Wednesday, November 29 1:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m. – LOCATION TBA AFA Business Meeting – Thursday, November 30 12:15 p.m.–1:30 p.m. – Marriott, Thurgood Marshall East Margery Wolf Memorial and Life Celebration – Friday, December 1, 12:15 p.m.–1:30 p.m. – Marriott, Coolidge Joint Section Reception ABA-AFA-AFAA-ALLA-AQA-SANA-SAW […]

EAS at 2017 the Annual Meeting

Here again is our list of EAS sessions at the AAA Annual Meeting, along with a mostly comprehensive but still very subjective list of non-EAS sessions and other events of interest (sorry if we have overlooked a group or talk). Workshops and Special Events (including crashable receptions!) are italicized. Events are listed by day, time, […]

Four Stories, A Lament, and an Affirmation

Alisse Waterston’s Presidential Lecture at the 116th AAA Annual Meeting No doubt these are dark times. What of us, as anthropologists, in these times? How will we pass the time that is given us? I take the opportunity of this talk to reflect on this moment of being in anthropology. Referring back to and in […]

A Resistance-Friendly Guide to Washington, DC

Despite cries to drain the swamp, the marshlands of our nation’s capital remain vibrant with signs (literal and figurative) of the resistance. In this short guide to Washington, DC, I invite you to gather outside of the White House for a protest, stroll along the waterfront, peruse the historical and literary scene, and visit the […]

What to Do in DC—Day or Night

If you’ve flown into Washington and taken a cab from the airport, or had some time to walk around DC’s streets, you may have noticed that our license plates read “Taxation without Representation.” Although DC pays the highest per capita tax rate in the country, its residents have no voting representation in either house of […]

Advocacy Session Highlights

Engaging with Policymakers and Physical Scientists around Climate Change: Best Practices and Challenges (3-0350) Thursday, November 30, 10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Susan A. Crate Shirley J. Fiske Heather Lazrus Keely Maxwell Nicole D. Peterson In Matters of Peace, Security, and Foreign Policy: Anthropological Engagement and the Power Elite (3-0885) Thursday, November 30, 2:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m. Elizabeth […]