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 […]

The CMA Program and Reception at the 2017 Annual Meeting

CMA is looking forward to this year’s AAA Annual Meeting, taking place November 29–December 2 in Washington, DC. All members are invited to our general Business Meeting (4-0640 in the AAA program) on Friday, December 1, 12:15–1:30 p.m. That evening, we invite you to a members-only reception at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage! Friday, […]

A Year of Challenges and Accomplishments

This report marks the close of my term as AAA president. It summarizes the full, end-of-year President’s report, which I hope every member will take a few minutes to read. The long report tells the AAA story for 2017, which was remarkably productive, sometimes frustrating, always demanding, and in the end, immensely gratifying. I use […]

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 […]

Ask Me about My Science

Curious public means many opportunities for biological anthropologists willing to speak up I once took a cast of a Neandertal skull with me on a research trip, packing it in my carry-on luggage. I wasn’t sure what to expect from the TSA agents at the small Midwestern airport when that bag went through security. To […]