Palmyra Jackson It was mid-February in India and the morning cool had just started to wane off in favor of the afternoon heat. Seated at the dining table, I patiently waited for my email to refresh by counting my mosquito bites and taking sips of my chai. I was mid count when an email from … Continue reading Introducing the 2017 AAA Interns!
This post was submitted by Dr. Sumi Colligan, Professor of Anthropology and Faculty Service-Learning Co-Coordinator at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. On the road in Turkey again this past month, two Turkish friends, one an avowed leftist and one a yoga devotee, and I visited several World War I memorials on the Gallipoli Peninsula near Canakkale. At the … Continue reading Of Memorials, Sacrifice, and Hope in Turkey
Written by Alfonso DiLuca, Vice-President Los Angeles Valley College Anthropological Society In science, perhaps more than in any other discipline, humans rest on prior experiences to advance and find truth. Like the great mathematician, Isaac Newton correctly pointed out in the 17th century: “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders … Continue reading LAVC Anthropology Day Diversity Wall 2017: “Name Your Culture, Name The Issue”
How do you raise a child? Ask any mother, and she’ll offer a long list of things you should do–and shouldn’t do. Not only will three mothers share three different recommendations; as anthropologists, we now know that different communities may follow drastically different approaches to childcare. A mother in the US certainly receives much parenting … Continue reading How do you raise a child? Insights from a World of Babies
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 Theresa Felicetti, the Project Coordinator at the John Brown Heritage Foundation and a two time participant in the Fornello project. I come from a family of food loving Italians and mandatory Sunday lunches, where pasta sauce intake is as important as water intake. Food has always played a significant role … Continue reading Fornello: Connecting to Culture at the Roots
Why do you anthropology? The AAA is getting an early start to this year’s Anthropology Day celebration by spending our Valentine’s Day reflecting on why we fell in love with anthropology. Read the anthropology love stories below from AAA President Alisse Waterston and our Executive Director Ed Liebow. Then share your own story with us in … Continue reading Anthropology: A Love Story