AAA Election Candidates Announced

On April 15, the American Anthropological Association’s association-wide elections and section elections will begin.  New to this year, you can view the candidates prior to the opening of the ballot. Here are the candidates running in the association-wide elections: AAA Secretary (3-year term) Rani Alexander and Margaret Buckner AAA Executive Board (3-year term) Cultural Seat: … Continue reading AAA Election Candidates Announced

Elimination of “Linguistically Isolated” as Classification by the U.S. Census Bureau

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

Judge’s ruling halts construction of the Belo Monte Hydroelectric Dam

The Belo Monte Hydroelectric dam has been causing controversy in Brazil since the initial plan inception in the 1990’s. The Brazilian government believes the dam to be critical for economic development. The dam would be built on the Xingu River in the Eastern Amazon. In 2010, federal judges halted bidding on the construction of the … Continue reading Judge’s ruling halts construction of the Belo Monte Hydroelectric Dam