New Podcast Series – Ordinary Anthropologists Doing Extraordinary Things

An interview with Dr. Laurian Bowles kicks off AAA’ s latest podcast series Ordinary Anthropologists Doing Extraordinary Things. Dr. Bowles is Assistant Professor at Western Illinois University, where she specializes in gender and power, migration and Africa, and black youth culture. Known by her students as Dr. Laurian, she engages them in current anthropological dialogue via … Continue reading New Podcast Series – Ordinary Anthropologists Doing Extraordinary Things

2011 AAA Annual Meeting CWA Sessions Now Available on Vimeo

The Committee on World Anthropologies (CWA) has set up a series of videos via Vimeo, that were taped at the 2011 Annual Meeting. The five sessions are of interest to members, especially those concerned with world anthropologies and hegemony, and highlight work being done outside the United States with a global, non hierarchical perspective: Non-Hegemonic … Continue reading 2011 AAA Annual Meeting CWA Sessions Now Available on Vimeo

Friday Flick Pick

Check out the latest videos produced by the Smithsonian: Six Interesting stories about 19th century collections and collectors, told by Smithsonian anthropology staff members, in newly produced videos can be viewed on the Smithsonian’s Anthropology Department website. The subjects include the U.S. Exploring Expedition (as told by Adrienne Kaeppler); the North American Mound Explorations (Bruce … Continue reading Friday Flick Pick

Interview With Anne Basting

[audio http://aaanet.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/basting.mp3] Jay Sokolovsky of the AAA Interest Group on Aging and the Life Course interviews Dr. Anne Basting, Director of the Center on Age and Community at the University of Wisconsin focusing on her innovative books and Oral History Therapy called “Time Slips” used to enhance the functioning of persons with dementia. Continue reading Interview With Anne Basting

Inside the President’s Studio – Marilyn Strathern

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Photo courtesy of Girton College, U of Cambridge

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 comments to the blog, and suggesting people or topics for future pieces.

This month the studio features  Marilyn Strathern ,  former Mistress of Girton College, Cambridge. Continue reading “Inside the President’s Studio – Marilyn Strathern”

Inside the President’s Studio – Lee Baker

(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 – Lee Baker