On the evening of June 17th, the murder of nine African Americans took place at the Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina. My Rachel Dolezal post was written the night before, completed perhaps just a few hours before the tragic loss of lives that simultaneously rendered a discussion of US racial and ethnic identity … Continue reading An Addendum by Patricia Sunderland: Witnessing and Speaking Charleston
The following post was submitted by Hugh Gusterson, a professor of Anthropology and International Affairs at George Washington University. A specialist on nuclear culture, the political economy of violence, and on ethics and the social sciences, Gusterson is the author of Nuclear Rites (University of California Press, 1996) and People of the Bomb (University of … Continue reading HTS and the Ethics of Anthropology
The following post was submitted by Elisa (EJ) Sobo, Professor of Anthropology, San Diego State University. The New York Times recently featured an op-ed piece titled ‘Academics seek a big splash.’ In it, Noam Scheiber assesses recent changes in how scholars relate to the media. Concurrently, Huffington Post published ‘An anthropological approach to California’s vaccination … Continue reading The Challenge of Public Dissemination
The following post was written by AAA members Susan D. Blum, Netta Avineri, and Eric J. Johnson in response to a recent article in the Washington Post. Read what they have to say about the impact of child-rearing styles on test scores and then share your own thoughts. As reported in the Washington Post (Five ignored … Continue reading White + Word Gap = Wrong!
Recent news surrounding Rachel Dolezal has led to quite the discussion on race. Our associates at the Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference (EPIC) pointed us to an article (‘You May Not Know It But I’m Black’: White Woman’s Self-Identification As Black) that Patricia Sunderland, a longtime AAA member and leading consumer researcher, wrote about in Ethnos 18 … Continue reading Race and Rachel Dolezal: A Conversation with Patricia Sunderland
The AAA Photo Contest returns again this year, and submission are open to all active AAA members, submit here! If you could define your work in a single picture, what would it look like? AAA members work all around the world, in the most diverse cultures imaginable, and we want to showcase them. If you … Continue reading 2015 Photo Contest Starts!
Hello anthropology enthusiasts! Our next webinar, with Larissa Sandy, will be the last scheduled before we take a break for the summer. In it we’ll be exploring the struggles and livelihood of sex work in Cambodia. Before we get into Larissa’s incredible work, I’d like to take a moment to thank you all for an … Continue reading Webinar Wednesday with Larissa Sandy: Sex Work in Cambodia