AAA at Global Climate Change Conference – “We’re Still In”

This post, the first in a series from the members of the AAA delegation at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, was authored by Shirley Fiske.  Already, even before I step off the plane in Cologne/Bonn (indeed, even before I get on the plane), I am preparing myself for the Council of Parties … Continue reading AAA at Global Climate Change Conference – “We’re Still In”

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

“Orlando”

Shaka McGlotten is Associate Professor of media, society and the arts at Purchase College-SUNY and Co-Chair of the Association for Queer Anthropology.  Before I left for my summer travels, a young black woman, a student turned activist turned college employee, came over to my campus apartment. I made fresh juice and coffee with turmeric and … Continue reading “Orlando”

Wedding Crashers

After marriage equality became the law of the land, lawmakers across the United States doubled down on discrimination. Author Ryan Thoreson is a scholar in residence at the Center for LGBTQ Studies at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and the author of “Transnational LGBT Activism: Working for Sexual Rights Worldwide” (University … Continue reading Wedding Crashers