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

An Addendum by Patricia Sunderland: Witnessing and Speaking Charleston

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 Challenge of Public Dissemination

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

Race and Rachel Dolezal: A Conversation with Patricia Sunderland

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