Medical anthropologist Kristin Hedges partners with Maasai elders to document traditional medicine knowledge for community and youth education in Kenya.
The Association for Africanist Anthropology (AfAA) is pleased to announce the recipient of 2019 Elliott P. Skinner Book Award.
The Association for Africanist Anthropology is proud to announce the 2019 Student Paper Prize Winners. Each winner will be formally recognized at the AfAA Business Meeting at the AAA/CASCA Annual Meeting in Vancouver on Thursday, November 21 at 8:00 p.m.
The Countering Violent Extremism program, as state-sanctioned Islamophobia and anti-Black racism, continues to fracture the energies and priorities of Somali Muslims.
“If you want to beat me for my heartfelt birthday poem, come and find me at my home. Ask the bodabodamen [male commercial motorcycle drivers] to direct you to Mama Stella’s house with a red gate,” anthropologist Stella Nyanzi wrote at the end of a Facebook post last September.
In the opening of Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe’s masterpiece, Arrow of God, the protagonist, an Igbo chief priest named Ezeulu, gazes patiently at the early evening sky awaiting signs of the new moon.
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.
The Elliott P. Skinner Book Award continues to receive the attention of publishers and authors after its inception ten years ago in 2008. The annual book award was named in memory of Elliott P. Skinner, the Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University and US Ambassador to Upper Volta (Burkina Faso), for his scholarly and diplomatic accomplishments.
We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Association for Africanist Anthropology (AfAA) Student Paper Awards. Once again, we received strong submissions for both awards and have been impressed with the focus and quality of the research.
In much of the Global South, biomedical markets have been flooded by a massive proliferation of counterfeit pharmaceuticals. The World Health Organization identifies Sub-Saharan Africa as the region most affected by this development, with estimates of drugs thought to be fake ranging from 30–60 percent.