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
“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?
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?
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
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
Written by American Anthropological Association President, Dr. Monica Heller and Executive Director, Dr. Edward Liebow Today, February 25, 2015 is “National Adjunct Walkout and Awareness Day,” a day when adjunct and contingent faculty at American colleges and universities are being encouraged to remain away from their teaching responsibilities or otherwise call attention to the unfair … Continue reading AAA Backs National Adjunct Walkout and Awareness Day
On Thursday, February 19, 2015 anthropologists worldwide will celebrate the inaugural National Anthropology Day. This inaugural event, created by the American Anthropological Association, calls public attention to the important work that anthropologists contribute to our daily lives. Anthropologists are innovators and creative thinkers who contribute to every sector of society. On National Anthropology Day there … Continue reading A Global Celebration of Anthropology