In November 2017, the AAA sent its first official delegation to the COP23 (Conference of the Parties) meetings on climate change.
The #MeToo movement simply confirmed and rendered visible the regular incidence of sexual harassment that has all too often shaped the classroom, fieldwork, field training, and the subsequent workplaces of anthropologists since the discipline’s inception.
It is always a little frustrating when the great swarm of movies released at the end of the year take precedence over earlier releases, tipping the awards and leaving some worthy candidates overlooked. It is the same with the “Word of the Year” awards. I know, I know. The books have barely closed on 2017 (youthquake, fake news, feminism, complicit). But I want to register an early entry for 2018: bystander.
AAA uniquely brings together this disparate discipline within a common fold so that, despite all our differences, we can celebrate and cultivate what we share—our belief in what anthropology does, and in the value of the insights anthropology offers into the human career and the human condition.
The 2017 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, was the usual whirlwind of presentations, meetings with colleagues and friends, and far too many coffees, but something was a bit different this year. More than ever, participants were talking about the meeting theme, “Anthropology Matters,” including discussions about how our discipline can be relevant in our current […]
The recent AAA Annual Meeting was, as usual, a great opportunity for Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges members to showcase their strengths. The Annual Meeting theme of Anthropology Matters encouraged presenters to move anthropology out of the rather siloed realm of academics into one that highlights the practical and highly relevant attributes of the discipline. […]