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A Nuclear Advocacy Dilemma

Advocacy anthropology does not always mean aligning oneself with an underdog. Nicolas Raymond/Flickr (CC BY 2.0) Since the establishment of our discipline, anthropologists have fretted over the questi…

Introduction to “Ethnographer as Activist”

Grappling with Ethnography and Advocacy in the Field What follows is a transcribed conversation between the authors. It has been edited for length and clarity. iStock Haley Bryant:…

#AnthroForward Post-Election Resources

On December 7th the AAA asked our members to join us in a live discussion on Twitter to share post-election resources and suggest ways we can proactively engage in…

Supporting Students Impacted by Proposed Immigration Policy Changes

This post was authored by Susan Bibler Coutin, with Anita Casavantes Bradford and Laura E. Enriquez. As an anthropologist who writes about immigration issues, many of my conversations…

From the Leiden Anthropology Blog: “Beyond multispecies ethnography: Engaging anthropology with violence and animal rights”

Source: Leiden Anthropology Blog – Articles – Beyond multispecies ethnography: Engaging anthropology with violence and animal rights Filed under: Advocacy, Commentary, Uncategorized

“Orlando”

Shaka McGlotten is Associate Professor of media, society and the arts at Purchase College-SUNY and Co-Chair of the Association for Queer Anthropology.  Before I left for my summer…

Wedding Crashers

After marriage equality became the law of the land, lawmakers across the United States doubled down on discrimination. Author Ryan Thoreson is a scholar in residence at the…

The Queer Political is Geopolitical

This month, major cities throughout the U.S. will hold annual gay pride events: parades followed by parties throughout the night and weekend. These kinds of celebrations – for…

Racial Disproportionality in the King County Juvenile Justice System

“He’s been shot, you have to go to him. Tell him mom is on the way!” is all I heard as I answered a phone call from my…

Applying Anthropology for a Safer World

Claim our bodies, claim our right, Take a stand, take back the night! Across the globe, the month of April is a time for communities to mobilize Take…

“Anthropology for peace”

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…

Dear President Obama: Protect Bears Ears

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…

Post Gezi Sensibilities and the Recent Turkish Elections

In Muslim Nationalism and the New Turks, Jenny White (2014:198) argues, “In the Gezi clashes, a new generation of citizens, whose expectations have been shaped by twenty-first-century global…

Changing Tides: Celebrating Women’s Valor on Veterans Day

This Veterans Day, Americans will celebrate the sacrifice and heroism of those who served in uniform from World War I to the most recent wars in Iraq and…

Final Report: Task Force on AAA Engagement on Israel-Palestine

Read the full report.  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Recent years have seen increasing pressure in the American Anthropological Association (AAA) and many other professional academic associations to discuss alleg…

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…

Epidemics, Xenophobia and the “Other” Fear Factor

Sharks, contaminated foods, polluted water, heat waves, droughts, floods, tsunamis, rising ocean levels, financial collapse, the police, radical Muslims, young African American men – we live in fearfu…

AAA Celebrates Supreme Court Decision on Marriage Equality

The American Anthropological Association (AAA) joins same-sex partners across the country in celebrating the Supreme Court’s ruling in the landmark case of Obergefell v. Hodges, a consolidation of…

Webinar Wednesday with Larissa Sandy: Sex Work in Cambodia

Hello anthropology enthusiasts!  Our next webinar, with Larissa Sandy, will be the last scheduled before we take a break for the summer.  In it we’ll be exploring the…

‘Homeless Youth’ – a local collaborative film project

@Porchlight1974 @KentSAC @CTunaker @Pelaris #homelessyouth #appliedanthropology Carin Tunaker is a PhD student in social anthropology at the University of Kent.  Her research examines the conditions …

Using art and audiovisual methods with migrants in Spain: an interview with Francesco Bondanini

Francesco Bondanini, a University of Kent alumnus, uses participatory visual methods to explore and empower the lives of migrants and detainees in Spain and Germany.  In the interview…