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Inaugural Summer Institute for Department Leaders

aaaguestcontributor , June 25th, 2018


Ed Liebow, Executive Director More than 40 department leaders (chairs and directors of graduate/undergraduate studies) came to Washington, DC last week for two days of intensive workshops in…


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MPAAC is Ready to Roll!

aaaguestcontributor , October 2nd, 2017


By Tricia Redeker Hepner, MPAAC Chair The Members’ Programmatic Advisory and Advocacy Committee will officially go into effect following the 2017 AAA Annual Meeting this November. Over the…


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From Vision to Reality: Palestine Israel Fellowship Fund for Travel (PIFFT) Applications Now Open!

aaapresident , May 1st, 2017


Alisse Waterston, AAA President, CUNY John Jay College Last November (2016) my president’s letter to AAA members announced a new project: PIFFT: the Palestine Israel Fellowship Fund for…


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Declare Yourself a Vocal Opponent of Torture Today!

Alayne Unterberger , January 24th, 2017


Today, as citizens, patriots, and protesters descend on Washington DC, to observe, celebrate, or decry the inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the United States, we must…


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Democracy in Turkey (but not for Kurds)

Alayne Unterberger , January 17th, 2017


No longer can we assume—if anthropologists ever comfortably did—that human rights and formal democracy are mutually constitutive. Worldwide we witness the rise of ostensibly democratically-elected lea…


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Gone to #AAA2016!

Natalie Konopinski , November 14th, 2016


AN will be at the AAA Annual Meeting in Minneapolis this week. We’ll be back in action soon. If you’re joining the fun in Minneapolis, check out our Annual…


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A Gift of Giving with PIFFT

Elyse Bailey , November 4th, 2016


November 4, 2016 Dear Members, I write with great excitement to announce the launch of the Palestine-Israeli Fellowship Fund for Travel (PIFFT), a project that emerged as one…


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AAA Launches Digital Data Management Resources

Elyse Bailey , September 30th, 2016


As part of its commitment to promoting best practices for data management, in September 2016 the AAA published online a set of modules, Bringing Digital Data Management Training into…


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Undergraduate Intellectual Engagement through Conference Posters

Elyse Bailey , September 28th, 2016


Conference posters are much more interactive and engaging than podium papers. Posters are also less intimidating than papers and, thus, an ideal format for undergraduate students to begin…


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The US-Dakota War and Failed Settler Kinship

Elyse Bailey , September 22nd, 2016


Before we arrive in Minneapolis for the 2016 AAA Annual Meeting, I share a story that provides formative history, and which may help you understand the storied land…


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We’re Looking for Columnists!

Elyse Bailey , September 21st, 2016


We are seeking opinion columnists to write engaging commentary for the Anthropology News website in 2017. Do you want to provide an anthropological perspective on “hot topics” in…


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Posters as Multimedia Powerhouses

Elyse Bailey , September 15th, 2016


Poster presented at the Society for Visual Anthropology’s 2014 Visual Research Conference. Photo courtesy Jonathan Marion. Posters are visual presentations. They display some combination of text…


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A Dream Team for M-PAAC

aaapresident , September 6th, 2016


It is my great pleasure to announce the presidential appointment of a dream leadership team for the newly created Members’ Programmatic, Advisory and Advocacy Committee (M-PAAC). Tricia Redeker…


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Minneapolis is Awesome

Elyse Bailey , September 2nd, 2016


William O. Beeman shares some of his favorite things to do in Minneapolis. Minneapolis is one of the most beautiful cities in America along the banks of the…


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Annual Meeting Executive Sessions

Elyse Bailey , July 22nd, 2016


From a total of 40 proposed sessions, the Executive Program Committee selected 24 discrete panels and roundtables as Executive Sessions for the 115th Annual Meeting, to be held in Minneapolis,…


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Call for Proposals: Campaigns and Elections

Elyse Bailey , July 18th, 2016


As another presidential election arrives in a year dominated by campaign-related news in the US, we’ll explore campaigns and elections ranging from recent parliamentary elections in Iran, to…


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Call for Proposals: Research Methods

Elyse Bailey , June 17th, 2016


What Research Methods Are You Using This Summer? This summer, Anthropology News would like to hear about the creative or innovative methods that you are using in your…


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Call for Proposals: Mass Shootings

Elyse Bailey , June 17th, 2016


CALL FOR PROPOSALS Mass Shootings What can anthropology offer to public conversations about and understandings of mass shootings? In the wake of the attack in Orlando, AN is…


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AnthroClub Profile: Elmira College

Elyse Bailey , June 13th, 2016


Anthropology Clubs (AnthroClubs) is an official student program for undergraduate members of the American Anthropological Association that works to foster community among those majoring, minoring, or …


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Why Do We Ask about Race?

Daniel Ginsberg , May 10th, 2016


In graduate school, I used to get an email from the registrar every year asking me to log into the system and select my race and religion from…


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Two Sections Awarded Funds to Explore Publishing Innovations

Anne Kelsey , April 25th, 2016


The AAA Committee on the Future of Print and Electronic Publishing (CFPEP) approved two proposals on April 11, 2016, for publishing innovations grants, one from the Society for…


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How to Design a Great Poster

Elyse Bailey , April 15th, 2016


Think Visually First Posters are the perfect invitation to a conversation about your research. Since posters are inherently visual, the key to a strong poster is simplicity—their immediate…


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Getting Proximate on Israel-Palestine

Elyse Bailey , April 15th, 2016


Alisse Waterston, AAA President This month through next, AAA members are voting on a resolution to boycott Israeli Academic Institutions. This is a huge decision and thus it…


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AAA Members and the Membership Survey

Elyse Bailey , April 4th, 2016


My background is in sociocultural and applied linguistics, and I first joined AAA as a fifth-year doctoral student. It took me a while to learn to feel comfortable…


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