The 2019 SUNTA Mentoring Program

SUNTA is in the process of organizing a new set of mentoring meetings for the 2019 AAA/CASCA Annual Meeting in Vancouver.

What Did the Moon Landing Do for Archaeology?

It is true that the moon landing did not do much for archaeology. Yet, the space program and the space race, the military-industrial complex of the late 1950s and 1960s, along with other lines of research, created the fundamentals of what we use in spatial technology in archaeology today.

Teaching Literature on the Arabian Peninsula

Even after 15 years of teaching literature on the Arabian Peninsula, I still worry about finding the right texts for my students. They are majoring in English language, not literature, so I don’t have to cover any kind of canon. I just need good stories, plays, and poems that will help improve their English by giving them a chance to read, write, talk, and think.

Stephen O. Murray

Stephen O. Murray, a San Francisco-based sociologist, anthropologist, and independent scholar, died on August 27, 2019, from an aggressive diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

Witnessing Puerto Rico, Recognition, and Feeling in the Wake of Hurricane Maria

In the moment when I thought tarps were solar panels, I felt the water between the island and the states. It was an affective moment that leads me to wonder, what is the emotional dexterity required of those of us who are insider-outsider ethnographers? Or what are the feelings required of those of us living in diaspora?