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.

A Moonshot for Extraterrestrial Communication

The term “moonshot” is used to suggest an exploratory enterprise with a high probability of failure, but also one that promises tremendous impact in the unlikely outcome of success.

Readmission Policy and State-NGO-Funder Relations in Malawi

How can ethnographic attention to the production of a revised student pregnancy policy complicate scholarship on the weakening of the African state in relation to funders and NGOS? Is state disempowerment in places like Malawi—where international funders provide approximately 40 percent of the country’s annual budget—wholesale? Who gets to define the legislative parameters around youth sexuality, a locus of transnational moral anxiety?

Situating Policy in an Unsettled World at the 2018 Annual Meeting

The 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association will soon convene in San José, California. Addressing the conference theme, “Resistance, Resilience,and Adaptation,” the Association for the Anthropology of Policy (ASAP) is sponsoring 14 panels that reflect both human responses to, and the broader social, political, and economic implications of, policy processes in the neoliberal era.