2015 AAA Photo Contest Submission Period Ends at Midnight on September 30th.

UPDATE: The AAA photo contest is now underway until October 16, 2015. All are welcome to like photos! This has been an amazing year for submissions to the annual photo contest– and we’re not done yet! There’s still time to submit your photos for consideration of the AAA’s photo contest, and placement on this year’s … Continue reading 2015 AAA Photo Contest Submission Period Ends at Midnight on September 30th.

AAA Webinar Wednesday October 7, 2015 2 PM Eastern: “You ate WHAT?” A Four-Field Methods Manual for Food Research and Applied Nutritional Anthropology

AAA Webinar: Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition Discussion of the forthcoming SAFN sponsored volume Research Methods for Anthropological Studies of Food and Nutrition Food is an everyday need for all humans, and all human cultures create social structures that allow for the production, processing and consumption of food. Food penetrates every area … Continue reading AAA Webinar Wednesday October 7, 2015 2 PM Eastern: “You ate WHAT?” A Four-Field Methods Manual for Food Research and Applied Nutritional Anthropology

(Re)-Remembering the Trail of Tears

September 16th is Trail of Tears Commemoration Day. This was news to me. As an Oklahoman, living in former Indian Territory, the place where tribal-altering and life-shattering journeys brought Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Seminole and Muscogee-Creek peoples, one would think there would be a general awareness of this holiday. Welcome to modernity, a world where an … Continue reading (Re)-Remembering the Trail of Tears

People, Primates and Pathogens: Integrated approaches to Health, Disease, and the human-animal interface with Augustin Fuentes and Lisa Jones-Engel

The AAA welcomes back Agustin Fuentes for another Webinar Wednesday, this time joined by Dr. Lisa Jones-Engel.  Please note our different time this week: 11 AM Eastern. Utilizing Lisa’s recent work “The Bedey/Badarwala/Ahikuntaka of South Asia” as a case study, they will explore health, evolutionary histories, and the current complexities of “emerging” dieseases, highlighting the … Continue reading People, Primates and Pathogens: Integrated approaches to Health, Disease, and the human-animal interface with Augustin Fuentes and Lisa Jones-Engel

The Plight of Syrian Refugees

This past June, I participated in a CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange) International Faculty Development Seminar in Amman, Jordan, and Istanbul, Turkey, focusing on the plight of Syrian refugees. Of course, while the sheer numbers of Syrians displaced or killed since the onset of the war in 2011, about half of Syria’s pre-war population, … Continue reading The Plight of Syrian Refugees