2016 Roundup: AAA Blog Edition

Here are the five most-read, topic-driven AAA blog posts of 2016! Thank you for reading. Anthropology in Business? What exactly are Anthropology MAs doing with their anthropology?  Why do you love anthropology?  AAA President Waterston’s call to engagement on Israel/Palestine!  Anthropology Changed the Way I See the World Looking for more 2016 roundups from AAA? Check … Continue reading 2016 Roundup: AAA Blog Edition

Teaching AAA 2016: Multimodality, Accidenticality and the Possible Futures of Anthropological Research

This is the seventh post in our blog series designed to help you link your teaching with the 2016 Annual Meeting theme, Evidence, Accident, Discovery. The series offers relevant teaching resources to instructors of undergraduate and graduate courses on methods, ethics and theory. Think of it as a week’s course readings in a (virtual) box… This week’s post … Continue reading Teaching AAA 2016: Multimodality, Accidenticality and the Possible Futures of Anthropological Research

Song as Boundary Work: On Dylan and the Nobel Prize

This post was submitted by Robert Skoro. A musician-turned-anthropologist, Robert works in private industry as a strategist and researcher.  Bob Dylan has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, a remarkable gesture to all, whether obvious or controversial. His songs provoked and catalyzed cultural change during a pivotal era in American history, and an American hasn’t … Continue reading Song as Boundary Work: On Dylan and the Nobel Prize

The Anthropologist- An Interview with Director Seth Kramer

AAA reached out to documentary filmmaker Seth Kramer to discuss his upcoming film The Anthropologist. At the core of The Anthropologist are the parallel stories of two women: Margaret Mead, who popularized cultural anthropology in America; and Susie Crate, an environmental anthropologist currently studying the impact of climate change. Uniquely revealed from their daughters’ perspectives, … Continue reading The Anthropologist- An Interview with Director Seth Kramer

The Plight of Syrian Refugees

This past June, I participated in a CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange) International Faculty Development Seminar in Amman, Jordan, and Istanbul, Turkey, focusing on the plight of Syrian refugees. Of course, while the sheer numbers of Syrians displaced or killed since the onset of the war in 2011, about half of Syria’s pre-war population, … Continue reading The Plight of Syrian Refugees