Museums Matter in the Current Climate of Anti-Black Racism

As a Black woman trained in bioanthropology and dedicated to a career trying to undo the residues of social Darwinism and anti-Black racism in museums, I’m concerned about the present state of popular discourse around Africa and Blackness.

Virtual Cattle and Actual Friends

As any pastoralist knows, managing livestock is challenging, particularly in an environment where droughts are common, diseases spread rapidly, and theft is always a possibility. We recently observed four herders as they passed the years together. In the first year, things began well enough, with three of them gaining livestock and only one suffering a loss.

The Council for Museum Anthropology Program in San José

Council for Museum Anthropology members, welcome to San José, CA! CMA is looking forward to this year’s AAA Annual Meeting, taking place November 14–18.

All members are encouraged to attend our general Business Meeting (4-0650 in the AAA program) on Friday, November 16, 12:15–1:30 PM to learn more about CMA initiatives, the journal, board membership, and upcoming events.

Ethnography of Museum Anthropology Futures

Introducing the Inaugural Conference of the Council for Museum Anthropology. The following is co-authored by three emerging museum anthropology professionals tasked with using ethnographic methods to critically reflect on the inaugural Council for Museum Anthropology conference, which took place May 25–27 of this year at Concordia University, Montreal, QC. This is the first installment in […]