For the third time in three years, The New York Times has published an article by Nicholas Wade (12/20/10, 12/13/10, and again on February 18, 2013) that includes misrepresentations of the American Anthropological Association’s views on science, ethics, and the role of debate in the advancement of knowledge. Some have found their way into the … Continue reading Scientists Respond to The New York Times
Below is a copy of the Letter to the Editor of the New York Times Magazine by President Mullings in response to the recent article by Emily Eakin. To the Editor, While we recognize that the figure of Indiana Jones is attractive, it is about as useful for understanding anthropology as Fred Flintstone is for … Continue reading Indiana Jones is to Anthropology as Fred Flintstone is to Neolithic Life
By Leith Mullings, Monica Heller, Ed Liebow and Alan Goodman Do you remember the arcade game ‘Whack-a-Mole’? Plastic animals pop up at random from their holes in a table’s surface. The player bashes them back into their holes with a rubber mallet. As the pace picks up, initial delight is replaced by a growing sense … Continue reading Science, Advocacy and Anthropology
Below is a copy of the Letter to the Editor of Forbes by AAA President Leith Mullings: October 31, 2012 Editor Forbes Magazine 60 5th Avenue New York, NY 10011-8868 To the Editor: The American Anthropological Association read with concern Forbes’ recent article entitled “The 10 Worst College Majors.” Concluding that anthropology/archeology is “the worst … Continue reading Letter to the Editor of Forbes Magazine
The American Anthropological Association seeks photos of anthropologists in “the field” for use in the new website, This is Anthropology. We hope to collect a wide variety of images of anthropologists in action who represent the breadth of our field and the diversity of our discipline. Submission Details We seek photos that primarily feature an … Continue reading Calling All Anthropologists: We Need a Photo of You!
This summer, AAA is hosting two interns: Melissa Campbell-McIntosh and Juliana Bennington. In this blog post, Melissa shares her feelings about her first week in Washington, DC. Hi, my name is Melissa and I am one of the two interns selected to work for the American Anthropological Association (AAA) this summer. I would like to … Continue reading AAA Interns Share Their Experiences on Living and Working in the Nation’s Capital
AAA experts on Language and Social Justice from the Committee for Human Rights and the Society for Linguistic Anthropology have been working with the U.S. Census Bureau for several years to spur terminology change in the tabulation of household language data. As a result of our extensive communication with the U.S. Census Bureau, and with the … Continue reading Elimination of “Linguistically Isolated” as Classification by the U.S. Census Bureau