From Vision to Reality: Palestine Israel Fellowship Fund for Travel (PIFFT) Applications Now Open!

Alisse Waterston, AAA President, CUNY John Jay College Last November (2016) my president’s letter to AAA members announced a new project: PIFFT: the Palestine Israel Fellowship Fund for Travel, one among several Board-approved actions AAA has taken to engage as an Association with the political situation in Israel Palestine. I am thrilled to announce that … Continue reading From Vision to Reality: Palestine Israel Fellowship Fund for Travel (PIFFT) Applications Now Open!

A Dream Team for M-PAAC

It is my great pleasure to announce the presidential appointment of a dream leadership team for the newly created Members’ Programmatic, Advisory and Advocacy Committee (M-PAAC). Tricia Redeker Hepner (University of Tennessee-Knoxville) will serve as the first M-PAAC Chair, with Ramona Perez (San Diego State University) and Keri Brondo (University of Memphis) serving respectively as … Continue reading A Dream Team for M-PAAC

Two Sections Awarded Funds to Explore Publishing Innovations

The AAA Committee on the Future of Print and Electronic Publishing (CFPEP) approved two proposals on April 11, 2016, for publishing innovations grants, one from the Society for Cultural Anthropology (SCA) and one from the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA). The SCA requested nearly $16,000 to develop multimedia hosting for Cultural Anthropology, the … Continue reading Two Sections Awarded Funds to Explore Publishing Innovations

AAA President Waterston’s call to engagement on Israel/Palestine!

In closing my first AN President’s column, I declared AAA a safe, accessible and shared space that welcomes anthropologists to come together to discuss, deliberate, agree, disagree, and agree to disagree on some of today’s most important and challenging issues. I wished for members to fully engage AAA. Now I write with ways to do … Continue reading AAA President Waterston’s call to engagement on Israel/Palestine!

AAA Appoints Jeff Martin as New Director of Communications and Public Affairs

The American Anthropological Association (AAA) has appointed Jeff Martin, a communications veteran with more than 25 years experience in the field, as the Association’s new director, communications and public affairs. Martin will be responsible for directing the Association’s media outreach, public education, and government relations programs. “Jeff Martin brings a wealth of public relations experience … Continue reading AAA Appoints Jeff Martin as New Director of Communications and Public Affairs

National Anthropology Day: Looking towards 2016

We celebrated the first National Anthropology Day on February 19, 2015. The celebration was a great success, with more than 80 college campuses, organizations, museums, elementary and high schools participating. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) introduced a Congressional Proclamation to publicly recognize the field, and to declare the third Thursday in February as an annual … Continue reading National Anthropology Day: Looking towards 2016