President Obama Supports Scientific Integrity of Anthropology

Today’s guest blog post is by AAA President Leith Mullings. As an anthropologist and President of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), I was especially gratified to hear President Barack Obama acknowledge the discipline of anthropology and support its scientific integrity.  In a speech at the 150th Anniversary of the National Academy of Sciences, President Obama … Continue reading President Obama Supports Scientific Integrity of Anthropology

Economic Anthropologists Join World’s Largest Professional Anthropology Association

The American Anthropological Association (AAA) is pleased to announce that the Society for Economic Anthropology (SEA) has merged with the AAA. The merger of the two groups became official on March 13 of this year, and former SEA members will now form a new section within the AAA, the Society for Economic Anthropology.  In December, … Continue reading Economic Anthropologists Join World’s Largest Professional Anthropology Association

Action Needed As American Diggers Goes International

As the Spike TV show American Diggers goes international, AAA Executive Board Member, Sandra L. Lopez Varela has a special request in today’s guest blog post. The American Anthropological Association is supporting the petition of our fellow Spanish archaeologists to stop the airing of “Un Tesoro Bajo Tus Pies”, through Discovery MAX: http://www.change.org/es/peticiones/discovery-max-que-se-retire-el-programa-un-tesoro-bajo-tus-pies This television … Continue reading Action Needed As American Diggers Goes International

Anthropologists Approve Comprehensive Overhaul of Ethics Code

After a five-year review process, members of the American Anthropological Association have approved a rigorous overhaul of their ethics code.  The code offers guidance to anthropologists as to how they should conduct themselves in professional and academic settings, in collecting and disseminating research data, and in their relationships with research subjects, colleagues and students.  The … Continue reading Anthropologists Approve Comprehensive Overhaul of Ethics Code

Letter to the Editor of Forbes Magazine

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