This post was submitted by Jonathan M. Metzl, professor of sociology and psychiatry, and director of the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, at Vanderbilt University. It’s enough to make a psychiatrist cringe. Speaking just days after a 17-year-old student killed eight classmates and two teachers at Santa Fe High School in Texas, incoming National Rifle … Continue reading Stop Using Psychiatry to Sell Guns
“Africa in the World: Shifting Boundaries and Knowledge Production,” a joint conference of AAA and the African Studies Association begins May 25th in Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference organizers and partners have selected an Africa in the World Student Ambassador Social Media Team to share the conference’s many highlights across various social media platforms. Two … Continue reading Africa in the World: Event Highlights from Johannesburg
This post was submitted by Dr. Evelyn Dean-Olmsted, University of Puerto Rico; Dr. Isabel Rivera-Collazo, University of California San Diego and Scripps Institution of Oceanography; and Andrea Lopez Rivera, San Diego State University. The heavy police presence along La Milla de Oro (The Golden Mile) was expected. Occupying two blocks of parallel avenues, Muñoz Rivera … Continue reading From the Golden Mile to the Blacker Barrios: The Geography of Intimidation
This post was submitted by Dr. Andrew Tarter, a Gender and Social Inclusion Advisor in the Global Development Lab at USAID. Valorie V. Aquino—an anthropology doctoral candidate at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque—is one of three original co-chairs of the first national March for Science (MFS) and co-founders of the MFS national nonprofit organization. … Continue reading The Anthropologist in the March For Science: An Interview with Valorie Aquino
This post was submitted by Alice B. Kehoe, professor of anthropology, emerita at Marquette University. My housemate marched on Saturday. My next-door neighbor marched on Saturday. I didn’t march. Of course I’m appalled at the prevalence of guns. Guns are for killing. If I marched with the thousands in downtown Washington, DC on Saturday, would … Continue reading Marching For Our Lives?
This post was submitted by Phillip M. Carter, an associate professor of linguistics at Florida International University’s Cuban Research Institute The French Revolutionaries, compelled as they were by their own notion of égalité, put forth a radical idea: eliminate social inequality by giving all French citizens access to the French language. A common language, disseminated … Continue reading Petty Nationalism and the Right’s War on Language
Each year we kick off our Anthropology Day celebration by asking individuals from across the field to share how they fell in love with anthropology. This year’s post begins with a note from AAA President Alex Barker. Leave your own story in the comments and share on social media using #AnthroDay. “I love anthropology because … Continue reading Falling in Love with Anthropology