Read the full report. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Recent years have seen increasing pressure in the American Anthropological Association (AAA) and many other professional academic associations to discuss alleged Israeli violations of academic freedom and human rights, and to move toward sanctioning Israel. More than 1,100 anthropologists, many of whom are AAA members, have now signed a … Continue reading Final Report: Task Force on AAA Engagement on Israel-Palestine
UPDATE: The AAA photo contest is now underway until October 16, 2015. All are welcome to like photos! This has been an amazing year for submissions to the annual photo contest– and we’re not done yet! There’s still time to submit your photos for consideration of the AAA’s photo contest, and placement on this year’s … Continue reading 2015 AAA Photo Contest Submission Period Ends at Midnight on September 30th.
AAA Webinar: Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition Discussion of the forthcoming SAFN sponsored volume Research Methods for Anthropological Studies of Food and Nutrition Food is an everyday need for all humans, and all human cultures create social structures that allow for the production, processing and consumption of food. Food penetrates every area … Continue reading AAA Webinar Wednesday October 7, 2015 2 PM Eastern: “You ate WHAT?” A Four-Field Methods Manual for Food Research and Applied Nutritional Anthropology
September 16th is Trail of Tears Commemoration Day. This was news to me. As an Oklahoman, living in former Indian Territory, the place where tribal-altering and life-shattering journeys brought Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Seminole and Muscogee-Creek peoples, one would think there would be a general awareness of this holiday. Welcome to modernity, a world where an … Continue reading (Re)-Remembering the Trail of Tears
The AAA welcomes back Agustin Fuentes for another Webinar Wednesday, this time joined by Dr. Lisa Jones-Engel. Please note our different time this week: 11 AM Eastern. Utilizing Lisa’s recent work “The Bedey/Badarwala/Ahikuntaka of South Asia” as a case study, they will explore health, evolutionary histories, and the current complexities of “emerging” dieseases, highlighting the … Continue reading People, Primates and Pathogens: Integrated approaches to Health, Disease, and the human-animal interface with Augustin Fuentes and Lisa Jones-Engel
I can’t believe this summer and internship are coming to a close. This opportunity has absolutely validated the saying ‘time flies when you’re having fun.’ When I first arrived in D.C., this day seemed like it was forever away, and now it’s here. My experiences through the AAA Internship have opened my eyes to the … Continue reading Farewell From the 2015 Interns
Inside AAA is a blog series that provides readers the opportunity to get a glimpse of the people who work for you, the AAA member. In this series, staff members provide insight on their job and themselves. This week, Inside AAA features AAA’s Coordinator, Meetings & Conferences, Andrew Russell. Andrew is responsible for overseeing special events and … Continue reading Inside AAA- Meet Andrew Russell