Reflections on Anthropology and Human Rights

Members of the AAA’s Members’ Programmatic, Advisory, and Advocacy Committee (MPAAC) reflect on the relationship between anthropology and human rights in honor of Human Rights Day and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Read their reflections and add your own in the comments below. “To do anthropology is always, in some … Continue reading Reflections on Anthropology and Human Rights

The Miseducation of the Public and the Erasure of Native Americans

This post was submitted by Lewis Borck (Faculty of Archaeology, Universiteit Leiden) and Ashleigh Thompson (School of Anthropology, University of Arizona).  Recently while cruising through a social media feed, we came across a headline from American Archaeology that read “The Mystery of Hohokam Ballcourts.”  American Archaeology does excellent work, as does their parent organization, the not-for-profit … Continue reading The Miseducation of the Public and the Erasure of Native Americans

“The Hope Is in Organizing:” An Interview with Iconic Farmworker Activist Dolores Huerta

Post author Andre Fernando Biehl is a junior at Princeton High School in Princeton, NJ. As part of an independent social science project, he has been working with the nonprofit Migrant Worker Outreach. He is the Youth Editor and Contributing Reporter of Latino Migrant Teen Journal and, over the summer, he interviewed blueberry pickers at … Continue reading “The Hope Is in Organizing:” An Interview with Iconic Farmworker Activist Dolores Huerta

Five Things You Should Know About the “Migrant Caravan”

We are anthropologists who work with migrants and refugees, many of whom are fleeing for their lives.  And we want to set the record straight. We conduct research with migrants in Central America, Mexico, the U.S., and around the world; some of us have walked with migrant caravans. We have been working with these populations—our … Continue reading Five Things You Should Know About the “Migrant Caravan”

We Are the Stories We Tell Ourselves: An Update from AAA Intern Sam Ropa

“We are the stories we tell ourselves” — Aja Monet Hello, Associated American Anthropologists! A dispatch from your cultural anthropologist in DC: This city is steeped in stories. Anecdotes about this or that president, quips about a landmark, a post office, a theater; tales about memorialized generals, cast in bronze, watching over their square, trying … Continue reading We Are the Stories We Tell Ourselves: An Update from AAA Intern Sam Ropa