Letter from the Outgoing President

ABA continues to be at the center of vital scholarship, discussions and activism around social justice, race and blackness in their various manifestations

ABA Events at #AAA2016

Hi everyone! It’s that time of year again. We wanted to provided a centralized account of some of the exciting events being sponsored by and of potential interest to the Association of Black Anthropologists and its members. We can’t wait to see you all in Minneapolis! (Events marked with an * are official sponsorships of […]

Mentoring Workshops at the 2016 AAA Annual Meeting

The Association for Feminist Anthropology (AFA) is delighted to announce its sponsorship with the Association of Black Anthropologists (ABA) and Association of Latina and Latino Anthropologists (ALLA) for interactive mentoring workshops at the 2016 AAA Meetings in Minneapolis. Join us on Thursday, November 17th for five free flash interactive workshops led by committed anthropologists to support community […]

Decolonization Matters

“Decolonization” has returned to the anthropological lexicon of the present. It is not anthropologists, however, but predominantly black student activists at the University of Missouri-Columbia, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Yale University, University of Cape Town, Oxford University and countless other institutions that resuscitated calls for the decolonization of the university. Stirred by the political […]

Silenced Prejudices and the Gynecological Encounter

Health is the new social. Across academia, public health arena and healthcare, and even the lives of people, health is an exhaustively viable yet precariously dense notion that is operative in complex forms through conceptions, metaphors, globalizing forces, and life-changing or life-threating realities. My anthropological research about the relevance and impact of sexuality disclosures by […]