I can’t remember the last movie I watched in an actual movie theater. Some of that is because I find the dramatic TV serial so much more powerful these days in its ability to develop rich characters and subtle storylines over dozens and dozens of hours (instead of just two or three of them). Once … Continue reading It’s Not Oscar, It’s HBO
Why do you anthropology? We thought we’d get an early start celebrating Valentine’s Day and the Feb. 18 Anthropology Day event by sharing the #AnthroLove. Read the responses below from AAA President Alisse Waterston and her colleagues at John Jay College CUNY. Then share your own story with us in the comments! ALISSE WATERSTON – GAINING PERSPECTIVE … Continue reading Why do you love anthropology?
My first backpacking trip in south-central Utah at age 14 was a defining moment. Some earth science teachers took my classmates and me to San Rafael Swell for hands-on learning. A fossilized dinosaur print, ancient sandstone layers, and the body of a decomposing wild horse ignited my curious teenage mind. The most memorable image from … Continue reading Dear President Obama: Protect Bears Ears
Get to know Ushma Suvarnakar, AAA’s Director of Meetings and Conferences. Ushma is responsible for the strategic planning, fiscal management, and direction of the association’s meetings, conferences and related products. She manages the AAA staff and vendors who produce AAA’s meetings and conferences and is staff liaison to the Annual Meeting Executive Program Committee and the AAA Committee … Continue reading Inside AAA- Meet Ushma
Do you have an interest in marine archaeology or African art? Maybe you just want a productive way to spend your summer getting hands-on experience working in anthropology as well as in an office environment. Whatever your career goals may be, the AAA internship program provides two exceptional students with the opportunity to spend a … Continue reading Opportunity Awaits! Apply for the AAA 2016 Summer Internship Program!
In closing my first AN President’s column, I declared AAA a safe, accessible and shared space that welcomes anthropologists to come together to discuss, deliberate, agree, disagree, and agree to disagree on some of today’s most important and challenging issues. I wished for members to fully engage AAA. Now I write with ways to do … Continue reading AAA President Waterston’s call to engagement on Israel/Palestine!
The light peering through the door from the adjacent room was dim. It was hard for me to read the notes I was trying to take. But I was not there to read; I was there to listen and learn. That was the summer of 2014 and like many other ethnographers I was a guest … Continue reading African Youth and Social Innovation