Cultural Anthropology: The Most Important Class that Any Undergraduate Will Take

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

A Dream Team for M-PAAC

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

What exactly are Anthropology MAs doing with their anthropology?

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?

Grassroots Necro-tourism in Napoli

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

Teaching AAA 2016: Narratives, Evidence, and Uncertainty

This is the fifth 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 … Continue reading Teaching AAA 2016: Narratives, Evidence, and Uncertainty

An Update From Our Interns: NHHC Underwater Archaeology Branch

This post comes from one of AAA’s 2016 summer interns, Kory Cooper, an anthropology student at Missouri State University.  I can’t imagine a better place to work than the NHHC’s Underwater Archaeology Branch (UAB). Stationed out of the Washington Navy Yard, the amazing people at the UAB work to protect and preserve sunken military craft … Continue reading An Update From Our Interns: NHHC Underwater Archaeology Branch