Politics of Sartorial Choices

The first time I ever questioned my decision to become an anthropologist—a listener, a questioner, a participant, an observer on the margins—was during a camping trip before grad school classes started.

Looking Ahead by Going Back

“Chair of the Future.” Seventy years ago, Margaret Mead confirmed her futurist leanings by proposing that universities should promote the study of profound social transformations by appointing Chairs of the Future. Research on historical cultures and societies—“the Middles Ages and Classical Greece”—was already well established, she argued.

AFA’s Live Annual Review 2017

Old favorites, new classics At the AAA Annual Meeting last November, the Association for Feminist Anthropology hosted its first ever “Live Annual Review,” a roundtable reflecting on feminist anthropology as a subfield. Bringing scholars together from a range of career stages, the roundtable sought, as the abstract stated, to “engage in collaborative reflections regarding the […]

The Limitations and Liberatory Potential of Feminist Anthropology (Part Two)

In Part Two of this series, we have more reflections from the authors of “Toward a Fugitive Anthropology: Gender, Race, and Violence in the Field,” published in Cultural Anthropology, on the limitations and liberatory potential for feminist anthropology to address racialized-sexualized-gendered violence in anthropological (activist) research. PART TWO Maya Berry The recent calls that “justice […]

The Limitations and Liberatory Potential of Feminist Anthropology (Part One)

In light of their important and timely article, “Toward a Fugitive Anthropology: Gender, Race, and Violence in the Field,” published in Cultural Anthropology, AFA invited authors Maya J. Berry, Claudia Chávez Argüelles, Shanya Cordis, Sarah Ihmoud, and Elizabeth Velásquez Estrada to continue the conversation around decolonizing activist anthropology by centering the embodied experiences of black, brown, and indigenous (queer) women.

AFA Prize Competitions

The Association for Feminist Anthropology (AFA) is pleased to announce the following award and prize competitions, for everyone from undergraduate students to senior scholars. The association is especially thrilled to announce the inaugural competition for the section’s new Senior Book Prize. Application deadlines for the majority of this year’s prizes and awards are coming soon. […]

Call for Proposals: #MeToo

As stories of sexual assault and misconduct continue to make news headlines, Anthropology News invites anthropologists to reflect on the #MeToo movement and this particular moment in sexual politics. We would like your reflections on and responses to sexual harassment/violence and aspects of the #MeToo campaign in the context of the kinds of work in […]