Science and Government

We are seeing a resurgence of state concern about the value of funding humanities and social sciences research. Those who express this concern argue that because research is funded with taxpayer money, it should prioritize work that is in “the national interest.” Further, it is argued that “national interest” is best defined by elected lawmakers. Finally, […]

Histories and Geographies of Structural Violence

Recent events have brought us too many horrors, in too many places, too frequent and too close. Just in North America, they include the disappearance of indigenous students in Mexico, police killings of black youth in the United States, and murders of aboriginal women in Canada. None of what happened is radically new, but somehow, […]

2014 AAA President’s Report

This report is divided into three parts. The first part takes a look at what we have accomplished in the last year with respect to our goals of constructing a better public presence and better external relations. The second examines what has happened within the association, or more precisely, how we are trying to (re)shape […]