AAA reached out to documentary filmmaker Seth Kramer to discuss his upcoming film The Anthropologist. At the core of The Anthropologist are the parallel stories of two women: Margaret Mead, who popularized cultural anthropology in America; and Susie Crate, an environmental anthropologist currently studying the impact of climate change. Uniquely revealed from their daughters’ perspectives, … Continue reading The Anthropologist- An Interview with Director Seth Kramer
This Veterans Day, Americans will celebrate the sacrifice and heroism of those who served in uniform from World War I to the most recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Many of us will thank our brothers, fathers, uncles, and perhaps even grandfathers for their patriotism and military service. Far fewer Americans will extend their arms … Continue reading Changing Tides: Celebrating Women’s Valor on Veterans Day
UPDATE: The AAA photo contest is now underway until October 16, 2015. All are welcome to like photos! This has been an amazing year for submissions to the annual photo contest– and we’re not done yet! There’s still time to submit your photos for consideration of the AAA’s photo contest, and placement on this year’s … Continue reading 2015 AAA Photo Contest Submission Period Ends at Midnight on September 30th.
The AAA welcomes back Agustin Fuentes for another Webinar Wednesday, this time joined by Dr. Lisa Jones-Engel. Please note our different time this week: 11 AM Eastern. Utilizing Lisa’s recent work “The Bedey/Badarwala/Ahikuntaka of South Asia” as a case study, they will explore health, evolutionary histories, and the current complexities of “emerging” dieseases, highlighting the … Continue reading People, Primates and Pathogens: Integrated approaches to Health, Disease, and the human-animal interface with Augustin Fuentes and Lisa Jones-Engel
Medical Anthropology in the 21st Century with Lenore Manderson The AAA’s Webinar Wednesday is back for the Fall Semester. Medical anthropology has expanded in its fields of study and the number of people who identify as medical anthropologists. Yet it is hard to describe what we do: studying people’s experience of sickness and heath, care … Continue reading AAA Webinar Wednesday Returns with Lenore Manderson September 2nd at 2 PM Eastern
On the evening of June 17th, the murder of nine African Americans took place at the Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina. My Rachel Dolezal post was written the night before, completed perhaps just a few hours before the tragic loss of lives that simultaneously rendered a discussion of US racial and ethnic identity … Continue reading An Addendum by Patricia Sunderland: Witnessing and Speaking Charleston
The following post was submitted by Hugh Gusterson, a professor of Anthropology and International Affairs at George Washington University. A specialist on nuclear culture, the political economy of violence, and on ethics and the social sciences, Gusterson is the author of Nuclear Rites (University of California Press, 1996) and People of the Bomb (University of … Continue reading HTS and the Ethics of Anthropology