In the Communications Unit at the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) where I work, there are posters from an old engagement campaign that read “_____ for peace.” The idea behind the campaign was that these posters were sent to supporters, who could then write whatever they chose in the blank space, take a picture of … Continue reading “Anthropology for peace”
St. Patrick’s Day is upon us once more. How are you going to celebrate yours? 17th March is a set date in the religious, secular and Diaspora calendars. It’s a time of year that has many people out in the streets, not least the social scientist. For me, it is a hedonistic Rabelais-inspired Bacchanal, a … Continue reading Sham and the Rock on 17th March, St. Patrick’s Day
“We Are All Anthropologists Now” aired on BBC Radio 4 in February of this year as part of a series that explores anthropology in today’s world. What was particularly striking about this segment was that it was all about anthropologists in business. The image on the right, taken from Amy Santee’s … Continue reading Anthropology in Business?
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