Reflections on Anthropology and Human Rights

Members of the AAA’s Members’ Programmatic, Advisory, and Advocacy Committee (MPAAC) reflect on the relationship between anthropology and human rights in honor of Human Rights Day and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Read their reflections and add your own in the comments below. “To do anthropology is always, in some … Continue reading Reflections on Anthropology and Human Rights

Human Rights in an Age of Immorality and Unreason

This post is part of a series celebrating Human Rights Day authored by members of the former AAA Committee for Human Rights (CfHR), now represented on the Members’ Programmatic, Advisory, and Advocacy Committee (MPAAC). This piece was submitted by Tricia Redeker Hepner, former chair of the CfHR and current chair of MPAAC.  It’s a cold, wintery day … Continue reading Human Rights in an Age of Immorality and Unreason

Advice From the Frontlines: DC-Based Human Rights Defenders

This post is part of a series celebrating Human Rights Day authored by members of the former AAA Committee for Human Rights (CfHR), now represented on the Members’ Programmatic, Advisory, and Advocacy Committee (MPAAC). This piece was submitted by Jennifer Burrell, PhD, University at Albany SUNY following a CfHR roundtable at the 2017 AAA Annual Meeting featuring DC-based human … Continue reading Advice From the Frontlines: DC-Based Human Rights Defenders

Language, Human Rights, and Social Justice

This post is part of a series celebrating Human Rights Day authored by members of the former AAA Committee for Human Rights, now represented on the Members’ Programmatic, Advisory, and Advocacy Committee (MPAAC). This piece was submitted by Kathleen C. Riley (Rutgers University). Words, speech acts, and larger discourses have consequences.  They have the power … Continue reading Language, Human Rights, and Social Justice

The UN Declaration of Human Rights and the 2017 US Tax Bill: Reflecting on the Anthropological Response

This post is the first in a series celebrating Human Rights Day authored by members of the former AAA Committee for Human Rights, now represented on the Members’ Programmatic, Advisory, and Advocacy Committee (MPAAC). This piece was submitted by Alayne Unterberger with the Florida Institute for Community Studies. As I drove to the airport on my … Continue reading The UN Declaration of Human Rights and the 2017 US Tax Bill: Reflecting on the Anthropological Response