AAA President Waterston’s call to engagement on Israel/Palestine!

In closing my first AN President’s column, I declared AAA a safe, accessible and shared space that welcomes anthropologists to come together to discuss, deliberate, agree, disagree, and agree to disagree on some of today’s most important and challenging issues. I wished for members to fully engage AAA. Now I write with ways to do … Continue reading AAA President Waterston’s call to engagement on Israel/Palestine!

AAA Appoints Jeff Martin as New Director of Communications and Public Affairs

The American Anthropological Association (AAA) has appointed Jeff Martin, a communications veteran with more than 25 years experience in the field, as the Association’s new director, communications and public affairs. Martin will be responsible for directing the Association’s media outreach, public education, and government relations programs. “Jeff Martin brings a wealth of public relations experience … Continue reading AAA Appoints Jeff Martin as New Director of Communications and Public Affairs

National Anthropology Day: Looking towards 2016

We celebrated the first National Anthropology Day on February 19, 2015. The celebration was a great success, with more than 80 college campuses, organizations, museums, elementary and high schools participating. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) introduced a Congressional Proclamation to publicly recognize the field, and to declare the third Thursday in February as an annual … Continue reading National Anthropology Day: Looking towards 2016

CMIA Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program deadline extended to March 15th

The CMIA Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program deadline has been extended to March 15th.  If you are interested please contact me at arussell@aaanet.org or 703-528-1902. The Award The American Anthropological Association invites minority doctoral candidates in anthropology to apply for a dissertation writing fellowship of $10,000. The annual AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship is intended to encourage … Continue reading CMIA Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program deadline extended to March 15th

AAA Backs National Adjunct Walkout and Awareness Day

Written by American Anthropological Association President, Dr. Monica Heller and Executive Director, Dr. Edward Liebow Today, February 25, 2015 is “National Adjunct Walkout and Awareness Day,” a day when adjunct and contingent faculty at American colleges and universities are being encouraged to remain away from their teaching responsibilities or otherwise call attention to the unfair … Continue reading AAA Backs National Adjunct Walkout and Awareness Day