On December 11, the Chronicle of Higher Ed article “New Data Show Articles by Women Cited Less Frequently” by Megan O’Neil, caused anthropologists, Virginia Dominguez, Matthew Gutmann and Catherina Lutz, to look introspectively at the discipline of anthropology. In the article, O’Neil notes “Research papers and peer-reviewed articles written principally by women are cited less … Continue reading Anthropologists Respond to Gender-Citation Disparity
Is the government shutdown affecting anthropologists? Absolutely. Many anthropologists work for federal agencies like the the Department of Agriculture, the National Park Service and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). These agencies, as well as others, rely on members of our discipline to study, research and provide perspective on how agency policy affects … Continue reading The Anthropologist’s Guide to the Government Shutdown
The African Diaspora: Integrating Culture Genomics and History Symposium will be held at Baird auditorium, National Museum of Natural History on Thursday September 12, 2013, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. It is organized by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the National Museum of Natural History, in partnership with … Continue reading The African Diaspora: Integrating Culture Genomics and History Symposium
I am often asked about the most read articles. Looking at just the AnthroSource platform (which sits on Wiley Online Library), it’s amazing that at the top of the list is the 1956 American Anthropologist “Body Ritual of the Nacerima”– downloaded 11,413 times in 2012 alone. Which article is number 2? Check out AAA Top 100 Articles … Continue reading 100 most downloaded articles from AnthroSource
The right film with the right conversation can transform a classroom by illustrating for students what words alone cannot animate. As the fall semester gets underway, I thought I’d round up some of the best lists about teaching anthropological concepts with videos. As S. Elizabeth Bird and Jonathan Godwin compellingly illustrate in their study (AAA members can access the … Continue reading YouTeach: Films in the Anthropology Classroom
This special Earth Day post is by the Chair of the AAA Task Force of Global Climate Change, Shirley Fiske. The annual tradition of honoring Planet Earth is coming up again on April 22nd. Even though the founders of Earth Day claim international reach and support, it seems to me its essence is quintessentially American. … Continue reading What is Earth Day Now?