2016 Roundup: AAA Blog Edition

Here are the five most-read, topic-driven AAA blog posts of 2016! Thank you for reading. Anthropology in Business? What exactly are Anthropology MAs doing with their anthropology?  Why do you love anthropology?  AAA President Waterston’s call to engagement on Israel/Palestine!  Anthropology Changed the Way I See the World Looking for more 2016 roundups from AAA? Check … Continue reading 2016 Roundup: AAA Blog Edition

A Constructive (and Protective) Response for Our Discipline to the 2016 Elections

  This post was submitted by David Lempert, Ph.D., J.D., M.B.A., E.D. (Hon.). Like it or not, Anthropology is now likely to be under increasing pressure to demonstrate specific, measurable benefits and value to students, government agencies, and donors, beyond just the sale of specific services (in applied anthropology) or the benefits of diversity, intellectual … Continue reading A Constructive (and Protective) Response for Our Discipline to the 2016 Elections

Supporting Students Impacted by Proposed Immigration Policy Changes

This post was authored by Susan Bibler Coutin, with Anita Casavantes Bradford and Laura E. Enriquez. As an anthropologist who writes about immigration issues, many of my conversations at the American Anthropological Association’s recent Annual Meeting in Minneapolis focused on how we can support noncitizen students who are threatened with deportation and “unauthorization” – which … Continue reading Supporting Students Impacted by Proposed Immigration Policy Changes

Teaching Anthropology Through Student Writing Projects on Wikipedia: AAA 2016 Workshop Highlight

We asked Annual Meeting workshop organizers to give our blog readers a sneak peek at the events they have planned for AAA 2016. This post was submitted by Carwil Bjork-James.  1. What makes your workshop a “must attend” event for the 2016 meeting? Wikipedia is a growing multilingual repository of information built through the efforts of … Continue reading Teaching Anthropology Through Student Writing Projects on Wikipedia: AAA 2016 Workshop Highlight