The Anthropologist’s Guide to the Government Shutdown

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

Anthropologists From All Over The World Get Together In Montreal

We’re pleased to share the this blog post from special AN reporter Guiseppe de Cesare (Concordia University). He shares some observations about the international nature of this year’s meeting. As an international student from Italy studying anthropology in Montréal, I found the AAA meeting an exciting opportunity to learn about the research that is being done by … Continue reading Anthropologists From All Over The World Get Together In Montreal

New Executive Board Statement on Evaluating Scholarship Through Tenure and Promotion

The AAA Executive Board on May 21, 2011 adopted and endorsed a statement on Evaluating Scholarship on Practicing, Applied, Public Interest, and Engaged Anthropology Through Tenure & Promotion. AAA recognizes the growing number of anthropologists who identify as practicing, applied, public interest, or engaged anthropologists. Departments of anthropology and their home colleges are thus challenged … Continue reading New Executive Board Statement on Evaluating Scholarship Through Tenure and Promotion

Anthropologists Will Come to Montreal in Record Numbers

AAA will host its 110th Annual Meeting this November in Montréal, Quebec, Canada. Members and non-members alike were encouraged to submit proposals for this year’s scholarly sessions. This year’s call for papers has just ended with a historically high number of 4,510 submissions. Proposal topics embrace the meeting theme of “Traces, Tidemarks and Legacies” through … Continue reading Anthropologists Will Come to Montreal in Record Numbers