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?
The following is a guest post submitted by Mark Schuller, Assistant Professor, African American Studies and Anthropology Department of Social Sciences York College, City University of New York. The piece is written by Philippe Bourgois, Richard Perry University Professor of Anthropology and Family & Community Medicine, University of Pennsylvania and Luke Messac, MD/PhD student, University of Pennsylvania
For many European and American citizens the World Bank is a peripheral institution, rarely felt and barely understood. But in impoverished developing countries, the Bank has exerted a tremendous influence over national budgets profoundly altering the survival strategies and basic life chances of the poor majorities of those nations. As a hegemonic voice in development economics, the World Bank is a felt–and often feared– presence in the lives of the world’s most destitute. Too often, this well-heeled international lender’s imposition of “structural adjustment reforms” has backfired, harming more than helping the poor. This month’s election of a new World Bank President is an unparalleled opportunity to refashion the Bank into the effective instrument to eradicate global poverty it was meant to be. No one is better equipped to lead this mammoth undertaking than Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President Obama’s nominee to lead the World Bank. Continue reading “A Champion of the Poor to Lead the World Bank”
Anthropological publishing is undergoing rapid change as digital technologies, new forms of presentation, and an increasing desire to move to the free distribution of knowledge unfold. Whether existing models of publishing can be sustained is questionable. The AAA is currently assessing its own publication program and seeking to understand how that articulates with the wider … Continue reading Committee for the Future of Print and Electronic Publishing invites conversation
(click to listen) Hosted by AAA President Virginia R. Dominguez, “Inside the President’s Studio” features interviews with anthropologists about their ideas, research and passions. It is part of an ongoing effort to foster public, visible and active engagement with anthropologists. Become a part of the conversation by reading and listening to the interviews, adding your … Continue reading Inside the President’s Studio – Leslie Aiello