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Anthropology is the study of humans, past and present. To understand the full sweep and complexity of cultures across all of human history, anthropology draws and builds upon knowledge from the social and biological sciences as well as the humanities and physical sciences. A central concern of anthropologists is the application of knowledge to the solution of human problems. Historically, anthropologists in the United States have been trained in one of four areas: sociocultural anthropology, biological/physical anthropology, archaeology, and linguistic anthropology. Anthropologists often integrate the perspectives of several of these areas into their research, teaching, and professional lives.
The Palestine-Israeli Fellowship Fund for Travel (PIFFT), emerged as one among eight actions AAA has taken in response to conditions on the ground in Israel Palestine. In the first instance, PIFFT is designed to support Palestinian scholars. It may also support those dissenting Israeli scholars whose academic freedom is limited.
We need your help to make this vision a reality. An anonymous member-donor stepped forward when PIFFT was a glimmer of an idea to pledge $5,000 to the Palestinian-Israeli Fellowship Fund for Travel. We need at least $10,000 to make PIFFT a viable member-supported AAA project. Please support this important project. You may do so right now on the AAA Donate page.