This post was submitted by Robert Skoro. A musician-turned-anthropologist, Robert works in private industry as a strategist and researcher. Bob Dylan has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, a remarkable gesture to all, whether obvious or controversial. His songs provoked and catalyzed cultural change during a pivotal era in American history, and an American hasn’t … Continue reading Song as Boundary Work: On Dylan and the Nobel Prize
This is the sixth post in our blog series designed to help you link your teaching with the 2016 Annual Meeting theme, Evidence, Accident, Discovery. The series offers relevant teaching resources to instructors of undergraduate and graduate courses on methods, ethics and theory. Think of it as a week’s course readings in a (virtual) box… This week’s post … Continue reading Teaching AAA 2016: “The Authority of Number: On Evidence in Statecraft”
Submitted by Leslie Walker, project manager, AAA public education initiatives. On August 25, 2016, the AAA hosted our second book reading in conjunction with our public education initiative, World on the Move: 100,000 Years of Human Migration®. Leyla Keough, Research Development Coordinator and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology at UMass, read selections from her recent book, … Continue reading Worker-Mothers on the Margins of Europe: A World on the Move Event
This post was authored by Leslie Walker, project manager, AAA public education initiatives. A cultural anthropology course is the most important class any undergraduate student can take. This statement may seem quite bold and challenge the perceptions held by students who are not majoring in the discipline, but here I will explain how such a … Continue reading Cultural Anthropology: The Most Important Class that Any Undergraduate Will Take
It is my great pleasure to announce the presidential appointment of a dream leadership team for the newly created Members’ Programmatic, Advisory and Advocacy Committee (M-PAAC). Tricia Redeker Hepner (University of Tennessee-Knoxville) will serve as the first M-PAAC Chair, with Ramona Perez (San Diego State University) and Keri Brondo (University of Memphis) serving respectively as … Continue reading A Dream Team for M-PAAC
This post was authored by AAA summer intern Chrislyn Laurore, a recent graduate of the anthropology program at Mount Holyoke College. It took all of thirty minutes into my Intro to Cultural Anthropology class during the very first semester of my undergrad degree to decide that anthropology was it for me. A first-generation American eager to learn more … Continue reading What exactly are Anthropology MAs doing with their anthropology?
Guest contributor Markus Bell is a lecturer in the University of Sheffield’s School of East Asian Studies. Follow him on Twitter: @mpsbell. Italy is in trouble. Big trouble. The Global Economic Recession hit hard. Italy’s young are disproportionately feeling the pinch with youth unemployment soaring to an alarming 43 percent. Conditions are worse in southern Italy, … Continue reading Grassroots Necro-tourism in Napoli