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!

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