This post was submitted by AAA member Jen Shannon, curator and associate professor of cultural anthropology at the University of Colorado’s Museum of Natural History and department of anthropology. In a university faculty meeting last semester full of cultural, biological, and archaeological anthropologists, and one museum anthropologist (me!), we discussed the value of acknowledging public … Continue reading Museum Anthropology Has a Lot to Offer Public 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?
Claim our bodies, claim our right, Take a stand, take back the night! Across the globe, the month of April is a time for communities to mobilize Take Back the Night rallies, Clothesline Project demonstrations, anti-violence marches, speak-outs and fundraisers. Their slogans reflect a continued call for a safer world during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. … Continue reading Applying Anthropology for a Safer World
AAA Webinar: Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition Discussion of the forthcoming SAFN sponsored volume Research Methods for Anthropological Studies of Food and Nutrition Food is an everyday need for all humans, and all human cultures create social structures that allow for the production, processing and consumption of food. Food penetrates every area … Continue reading AAA Webinar Wednesday October 7, 2015 2 PM Eastern: “You ate WHAT?” A Four-Field Methods Manual for Food Research and Applied Nutritional Anthropology
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
Hello anthropology enthusiasts! Our next webinar, with Larissa Sandy, will be the last scheduled before we take a break for the summer. In it we’ll be exploring the struggles and livelihood of sex work in Cambodia. Before we get into Larissa’s incredible work, I’d like to take a moment to thank you all for an … Continue reading Webinar Wednesday with Larissa Sandy: Sex Work in Cambodia