The Plight of Syrian Refugees

This past June, I participated in a CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange) International Faculty Development Seminar in Amman, Jordan, and Istanbul, Turkey, focusing on the plight of Syrian refugees. Of course, while the sheer numbers of Syrians displaced or killed since the onset of the war in 2011, about half of Syria’s pre-war population, … Continue reading The Plight of Syrian Refugees

AAA Webinar Wednesday Returns with Lenore Manderson September 2nd at 2 PM Eastern

Medical Anthropology in the 21st Century with Lenore Manderson The AAA’s Webinar Wednesday is back for the Fall Semester. Medical anthropology has expanded in its fields of study and the number of people who identify as medical anthropologists. Yet it is hard to describe what we do: studying people’s experience of sickness and heath, care … Continue reading AAA Webinar Wednesday Returns with Lenore Manderson September 2nd at 2 PM Eastern

Applied Careers for Anthropologists: Job Search Strategies and Tips at the AAA Annual Meeting

Dr. Fatimah Williams Castro gives AAA blog readers the inside scoop on her professional development workshop at the 2015 Annual Meeting. NAPA Workshop: Applied Careers for Anthropologists: Job Search Strategies and Tips Track: Practicing and Applied Career Development Cost: Students: $20 Professionals: $40 Date: 11/18/2015 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Organizer/Speaker: Fatimah Williams Castro, Ph.D., Founder of http://www.BeyondtheTenureTrack.comContinue reading Applied Careers for Anthropologists: Job Search Strategies and Tips at the AAA Annual Meeting

Epidemics, Xenophobia and the “Other” Fear Factor

Sharks, contaminated foods, polluted water, heat waves, droughts, floods, tsunamis, rising ocean levels, financial collapse, the police, radical Muslims, young African American men – we live in fearful times, or so we are told.  These fears are reinforced exponentially in our media (with special thanks to the feeding frenzy of viral videos) and, of late, … Continue reading Epidemics, Xenophobia and the “Other” Fear Factor