We asked Annual Meeting workshop organizers to give our blog readers a sneak peek at the events they have planned for AmAnth17. This post was submitted by Jaida Samudra, the organizer of “That Almost Finished Journal Article.” 1. What makes your workshop a “must attend” event for the 2017 Meeting? If you are currently stalled on revising an … Continue reading “That Almost Finished Journal Article” a 2017 Annual Meeting Workshop Preview
At is core, AAA’s publishing program is governed by four values: quality, breadth, accessibility, and sustainability. These core values have enabled a rich and enduring portfolio of more than 20 publications, and continue to provide opportunities for anthropologists to 1) disseminate scholarly knowledge; 2) receive valuable credit for their professional work because they publish in … Continue reading The AAA Publishing Portfolio Principle
By Kimberley McKinson, Post-Doctoral Research and Teaching Associate, University of Georgia As I witnessed the horrific images of white supremacy and raw hate coming out of Charlottesville, Virginia in August 2017, a cacophony of emotions flooded me. I was angry, I was grieving and I was fearful. Although these images were not unfamiliar, they seemed … Continue reading Contested Narratives: Charlottesville and the Caribbean in Perspective
By Tricia Redeker Hepner, MPAAC Chair The Members’ Programmatic Advisory and Advocacy Committee will officially go into effect following the 2017 AAA Annual Meeting this November. Over the past year, I have been working closely with my co-chairs Keri Brondo and Ramona Perez to plan and execute the transition from the previous committee structures to … Continue reading MPAAC is Ready to Roll!
An excerpt from a longer piece by AAA member Irma McClaurin When the end comes our minute genetic differences will be obliterated. We will be reduced to bones, shriveled skin and, eventually, dust, or the ashes of cremation. And our simple DNA material (our genes) will be tested and processed to determine who we really … Continue reading “Are We So Different?”
By Yolanda T. Moses, University of California Riverside I recently returned from North Carolina Museum of Natural History where the “Race Are We So Different Exhibit” will be until October 22, 2017. I had the honor to participate in the fourth of five community Town Hall Sessions that have been held since May of 2017. … Continue reading After 10 years the AAA Race Project is Still Needed Now More Than Ever
By K. Nyerere Ture, PhD, Yale University In January 2016, during the Republican primary season, Donald J. Trump, an emergent candidate, characterized his loyal supporters as the smartest Americans ever – the smartest to participate in electoral politics. Accordingly, most of these supporters were prepared to return America, substantively and symbolically, back to the practice of serving … Continue reading Charlottesville: Trump, Race and the Logical Utopia/Illogical Dystopia Binary