This post was submitted by Robert J. Morais and Elizabeth K. Briody. In 2011, Florida Governor Rick Scott disparaged the return-on-investment (ROI) of an anthropology degree: “We don’t need a lot more anthropologists in the state. It’s a great degree if people want to get it, but we don’t need them here. I want to … Continue reading Business is Booming for Business Anthropology
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!
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?
MEET KATELYN SCHOENIKE My AAA and Smithsonian African Art internship has officially begun! This week has been filled with adventure, new experiences, and a general euphoria that words could never describe. The first time I visited Washington, D.C. was with my 8th grade class. As we explored what the wonderful city had to offer I … Continue reading Meet the AAA Summer 2015 Interns
The CMIA Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program deadline has been extended to March 15th. If you are interested please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-528-1902. The Award The American Anthropological Association invites minority doctoral candidates in anthropology to apply for a dissertation writing fellowship of $10,000. The annual AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship is intended to encourage … Continue reading CMIA Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program deadline extended to March 15th
The AAA Leadership Fellows Program provides a unique opportunity for anthropologists early in their careers to learn about leadership opportunities within the association. Each year a group of three to five fellows will be paired with a mentor chosen from among AAA leadership. Mentors are available to fellows throughout the year to answer questions related … Continue reading 2015 AAA Leadership Fellows Program
Written by American Anthropological Association President, Dr. Monica Heller and Executive Director, Dr. Edward Liebow Today, February 25, 2015 is “National Adjunct Walkout and Awareness Day,” a day when adjunct and contingent faculty at American colleges and universities are being encouraged to remain away from their teaching responsibilities or otherwise call attention to the unfair … Continue reading AAA Backs National Adjunct Walkout and Awareness Day