AAA President Monica Heller releases public statement on police practices in the United States and calls upon anthropologists to help create equitable policing: In the United States, too many black Americans are killed by officers of the law. As anthropologists, we must speak out whenever our common humanity gives way to discrimination, prejudice and violence. … Continue reading AAA Statement on Police Practices
Guest blog post by AAA member, Steven Caton (Harvard U). I have not been a fan of boycotts in the past, so why did I change my mind? The Gaza war in June and the continuing settlement finally made me reconsider. All the hand wringing over the Palestinians and pronouncements critical of Israel and its … Continue reading “Why I signed” (the petition for academic boycott of Israeli institutions)
Today’s guest blog post is written by AAA members, Fida Adely and Lara Deeb At the upcoming (December 2014) annual meeting of the American Anthropological Society (AAA), several panels will take up the issue of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, providing a context for learning about how anthropologists have been and could be further engaged in a … Continue reading The AAA Process and Discussions of the Academic Boycott of Israeli Institutions
Join Dr. Ken C. Erickson this afternoon at 2pm ET for Webinar Wednesday! Registration is required, webinar is free: http://bit.ly/1lU3FNY Doing “Consumer” Anthropology, Warnings and Advice* Whether its burgers or Boeing, anthropological technique and theory have found significant purchase in the business world. Sometimes. The questions Anthropologists ask often lead to discomfiting revisions in thinking … Continue reading It’s Webinar Wednesday!
Today’s guest blog post is by AAA Membership Manager, Haleema Burton. AAA is kicking the fall semester off with a special invitation to Department Services Program members for 30% off membership dues to your new faculty and students. As a benefit of DSP membership, this special invitation will provide substantial savings for both membership and … Continue reading DSP Member Special Invitation – New Faculty & Students receive 30% off membership dues
Join Dr. Ken C. Erickson next Wednesday afternoon for Webinar Wednesday! Registration is required, webinar is free: http://bit.ly/1lU3FNY Doing “Consumer” Anthropology, Warnings and Advice* Whether its burgers or Boeing, anthropological technique and theory have found significant purchase in the business world. Sometimes. The questions Anthropologists ask often lead to discomfiting revisions in thinking about who … Continue reading Doing “Consumer” Anthropology
The Executive Board of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) announces the creation of the Task Force on AAA Engagement with Israel/Palestine, part of a broad association effort to respond to members’ interest in dialogue about the ongoing Israel/Palestine conflict. The Task Force is charged with helping the Executive Board consider the nature and extent to … Continue reading Anthropologists Announce New Task Force on AAA Engagement with Israel/Palestine