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

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

Teaching AAA 2016: Multimodality, Accidenticality and the Possible Futures of Anthropological Research

This is the seventh 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: Multimodality, Accidenticality and the Possible Futures of Anthropological Research