Greek Lessons

Discovering a language of unity between pensioner and refugee

Twenty-First Century Colonialism in Maya Archaeology

Archaeologists, whether willingly or unwittingly, have played a role in promoting colonialist structures that oppress indigenous people in countries around the world. Nowhere has this been more evident today than in El Petén, Guatemala.

African Critical Inquiry Program Announces 2020 Ivan Karp Award

The African Critical Inquiry Program aims to continue promoting critical interdisciplinary debate, nurturing young scholars and cross-institutional, cross-generational engagement, and linking public scholars based at universities, museums, and other cultural institutions in South Africa and beyond.

Anthropology at the Crossroads

The art and science of anthropology is to recognize culture as a system that we humans use to act intentionally and to make sense of the world around us.

Water in the Desert

In 2019, a nonprofit volunteer was acquitted of a misdemeanor charge for leaving jugs of water in the desert for passing migrants on the grounds that his actions were motivated by “sincerely held religious beliefs.” What can this tell us about religious freedom and state power on the US-Mexico border?

Society for Anthropological Sciences Virtual Spring Meeting

Even if the SfAA is face-to-face in 2021, SAS is already discussing the possibility of have one or two live virtual sessions for those scholars that cannot make the meeting. It could allow for more equity and inclusiveness.

Debt and Dispossession among Maya Peoples

Contemporary credit and finance systems are ensnaring Mayas in Mexico and Guatemala in predatory practices that are being met by Mayas with forms of resistance that are both new and old.

New Approaches to Four-Field Anthropology

Is a four-field approach to specific anthropological research questions feasible in the modern era or is the idea dead? The authors suggest a new approach that makes four-field investigations practical and fruitful.