115th Annual Meeting, Minneapolis

Our 115th Annual Meeting, held from November 16–20, 2016, enjoyed excellent attendance with over 5,300 members registering for five days of lively discussion and debate. The Executive Program Committee was headed by Samuel Martínez as program chair and comprised of out-going and in-coming program chairs, Ann Stahl and Agustín Fuentes, with 11 individuals representing diverse […]

You’re Not the Scientist I Was Thinking of

On (re)discovering evidentiary approaches to research The relationship of anthropology to broader currents of thought and action is one that many of us, whether we do our work from academic institutions or are employed outside of it, work to promote. The questions many of us consider are variants of “what role for anthropology in all […]

Featured Speakers

Opening Reception featuring Melissa Harris-Perry  Wednesday, November 16, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. “What Just Happened? Making Sense of the Election and Social Policy Priorities in the Post-Obama Era.” Former MSNBC talk show host and political commentator Melissa Harris Perry will try to make sense of the presidential election and social policy priorities in the post-Obama era. Melissa […]

AAA Annual Meeting Highlights Racism, Border-Crossers and Environmental Justice

Melissa Harris-Perry to shine spotlight on US elections. This year’s Annual Meeting theme, “Evidence, Accident, Discovery,” elicited a strong level of interest, with nearly 50 proposals submitted for a limited number of theme-specific Executive Sessions. The 22 panels accepted as Executive Sessions are distributed across the entire five days of the program and touch upon […]

Late Breaking Sessions

EDUCATIONAL VIOLENCE THROUGH CVE Thursday, November 17, 10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Minneapolis Convention Center, Room: 208B With a $10 million budget, the Department of Homeland Security has launched Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), a pilot program for educational intervention and social integration in Minnesota schools because the “cycle of terror recruiting has focused on Minnesota’s Somali community.” However, 50 […]

Congratulations to the 2016 AAA Award Winners

Margaret Mead Award Congratulations to Jason De León, the 2016 recipient of the Margaret Mead Award for his scholarship, including the book, The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Sonoran Desert Migrant Trail. The following quote from the nominators speaks to the intellectual quality, clarity and understandability and breadth of impact of […]