Of Memorials, Sacrifice, and Hope in Turkey

This post was submitted by Dr. Sumi Colligan, Professor of Anthropology and Faculty Service-Learning Co-Coordinator at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. On the road in Turkey again this past month, two Turkish friends, one an avowed leftist and one a yoga devotee, and I visited several World War I memorials on the Gallipoli Peninsula near Canakkale. At the … Continue reading Of Memorials, Sacrifice, and Hope in Turkey

LAVC Anthropology Day Diversity Wall 2017: “Name Your Culture, Name The Issue”

  Written by Alfonso DiLuca, Vice-President Los Angeles Valley College Anthropological Society In science, perhaps more than in any other discipline, humans rest on prior experiences to advance and find truth. Like the great mathematician, Isaac Newton correctly pointed out in the 17th century: “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders … Continue reading LAVC Anthropology Day Diversity Wall 2017: “Name Your Culture, Name The Issue”

How do you raise a child? Insights from a World of Babies

How do you raise a child?  Ask any mother, and she’ll offer a long list of things you should do–and shouldn’t do.  Not only will three mothers share three different recommendations; as anthropologists, we now know that different communities may follow drastically different approaches to childcare. A mother in the US certainly receives much parenting … Continue reading How do you raise a child? Insights from a World of Babies

From Vision to Reality: Palestine Israel Fellowship Fund for Travel (PIFFT) Applications Now Open!

Alisse Waterston, AAA President, CUNY John Jay College Last November (2016) my president’s letter to AAA members announced a new project: PIFFT: the Palestine Israel Fellowship Fund for Travel, one among several Board-approved actions AAA has taken to engage as an Association with the political situation in Israel Palestine. I am thrilled to announce that … Continue reading From Vision to Reality: Palestine Israel Fellowship Fund for Travel (PIFFT) Applications Now Open!