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2017

October

AAA News
October 16, 2017
A Call for Better Conduct in Field Research
Scientists, especially female scientists, experience widespread sexual harassment and hostile work climates. While these experiences can have lasting detrimental career consequences, the incidence of unwanted and unprofessional behavior can be reduced by specific interventions, according to a new report published online in American Anthropologist (AA), the flagship journal of the American Anthropological Association.
AAA News
October 15, 2017
Congratulations to the 2017 Class of AAA Distinguished Members!
NPR
October 11, 2017
Jason De León Selected as MacArthur Genius Grant Recipient
Race: Are We So Different?
October 11, 2017
Race in the US: Where do we go from here?
The majority of people in the U.S., both white and non-white, know that race relations have worsened. Race is a topic that continues to divide us because most Americans do not understand how the idea of race became a reality that we grapple with every day. Clearly there are those people who do not want to know or understand how deeply the idea of race and racial hierarchies are imbedded in the history of this country, but for the majority of Americans who want to know, the expansion of this project to reach more communities is one way for them to begin to learn.
AAA News
October 10, 2017
AAA Urges Congress to Swiftly Secure DACA Legislation
AAA News
October 3, 2017
Take Action! Updated Information on Puerto Rico
AAA News
October 2, 2017
AAA Grieves for Victims in Las Vegas
AAA News
October 2, 2017
MPAAC is Ready to Roll!
We are excited at the prospects of moving forward and in fulfilling MPAAC’s commitment to be attuned and responsive to the membership, our discipline, and the people and issues we work with as anthropologists.
Anthropology Matters
October 2, 2017
World on the Move: Public Discussion and Special Film Event at AmAnth17
World on the Move: 100,000 Years of Human Migration is an AAA initiative designed to help change the public conversation about migration, immigration, and displacement. The special event will include the screening of "El mar la mar," a documentary on undocumented immigration to the US and a roundtable discussion with anthropologists and curators from the Smithsonian, the Library of Congress, and Towson University.

September

National Humanities Alliance
September 26, 2017
Adding Star Power to the Fight for the NEH
AAA News
September 22, 2017
A Post-Earthquake Message for Anthropologists in Mexico City
AAA News
September 20, 2017
Understanding Race After Charlottesville Kick-Starts Campaign About Race
The Understanding Race After Charlottesville initiative kick-started an ongoing campaign to combat misperceptions about race and racism. The campaign is a collaborative undertaking with the American Historical Association, the American Sociological Association, and the Society for Applied Anthropology.
AAA News
September 14, 2017
Understanding Race After Charlottesville

August

Anthropology Matters
August 30, 2017
2017 Presidential Lecture: Four Stories, A Lament, and an Affirmation
Alisse Waterston's Presidential Lecture at the 116th AAA Annual Meeting
AAA News
August 18, 2017
Checking in with the 2017 AAA Interns
The AAA Internship Program is funded through generous contributions from our members.

July

AAA News
July 21, 2017
Inside the Annual Meeting Scheduling Process
The initial scheduling for the 5700 submissions is now well underway, however, as we are in DC with rather limited space, there were a number of additional sessions that could not be accommodated. This is an unfortunate reality as the association and conference participation continue to grow in size. To improve the understanding of, and planning for, the review process in the coming years, the AAA staff and I thought it might be a good idea to offer a bit of “behind the scenes” information as to how it works.

June

AAA News
June 29, 2017
Latest Travel Ban Decision Cause for Concern
The American Anthropological Association (AAA) is deeply concerned about the recent decision by the United States Supreme Court to partially reinstate the revised Executive Order (EO) travel ban.
AAA News
June 28, 2017
AAA Announces Akhil Gupta as President-Elect/Vice President
AAA is pleased to announce that Dr. Akhil Gupta (University of California, Los Angeles) has been selected to serve as president-elect/vice president.
AAA News
June 27, 2017
2017 AAA Leadership Fellows Offer Diverse Perspectives Across Anthropology
AAA News
June 27, 2017
Bending the Arc of Change: A Conversation at AAA 2017 with Paul Farmer and Jim Yong Kim
Paul Farmer and Jim Yong Kim, co-founders of Partners In Health, will open the 116th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) on Wednesday, November 29 in Washington, DC by reflecting on the remarkable trajectory of their organization and what their work demonstrates about using anthropological training to make a difference in the world.
AAA News
June 15, 2017
AAA Members Named to 2017 Mellon/ACLS Public Fellowship Class
AAA News
June 2, 2017
A Just and Sustainable Climate for All

May

AAA News
May 23, 2017
On the Move: AAA Events at the 2017 Folklife Festival
The AAA's latest public education initiative World on the Move: 100,000 Years of Human Migration is collaborating with the Smithsonian Institution to support special programming at this year's Folklife Festival, June 29-July 4 and July 6-9 on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The 2017 On the Move program explores how American culture has been shaped by the movement of people to and within the United States, focusing on the perspectives of youth, past and present. It invites intergenerational conversations about the interplay of migration, creativity, and culture.

April

AAA News
April 27, 2017
Anthropology Grad Students Named 2017 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellows
Thirteen anthropology graduate students have been named 2017 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellows. The fellows were selected from a pool of more than 1,000 applicants through a rigorous, multi-stage peer-review process. Now in its eleventh year, the fellowship program provides a $30,000 stipend and up to $8,000 in research funds and university fees to advanced graduate students in their final year of dissertation writing.

March

Inside Higher Ed
March 4, 2017
New Political Terrain for a Liberal Discipline
Liebow said those efforts to communicate with regular people and change the public conversation in the country will complement legislative advocacy efforts from organizations like AAA and street protests like the Women’s March on Washington in January or the March for Science planned for April. “It takes a lot of people pushing and pulling from different directions to make a social movement,” Liebow said.

February

Anthropology Day
February 19, 2017
Third Annual Anthropology Day Celebrations a Success
The 2017 Anthropology Day celebrations reached millions of people around the world, helping the Association to spread awareness about anthropology and our work to resolve some of the world's most pressing problems.
AnthroLove
February 14, 2017
Anthropology: A Love Story
The AAA is getting an early start to this year’s Anthropology Day celebration by spending our Valentine’s Day reflecting on why we fell in love with anthropology. Read anthropology love stories from AAA President Alisse Waterston and our Executive Director Ed Liebow. Then share your own story with us in the comments!

January

AAA News
January 23, 2017
Members Announced for AAA Rapid Response Network on Academic Freedom
AAA has announced the following members have been selected to serve on the Rapid Response Network on Academic Freedom.
American Alliance of Museums
January 23, 2017
President Trump Takes Office; Museums Need to Mobilize Now
AAA News
January 13, 2017
Recorded Sessions from AAA 2016 now on YouTube!
Sessions from the 115th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association are now available! Highlights include "Was that Racist?," "Anthropology and the Public: A Wenner-Gren 75th Anniversary Panel," and a panel on the U.S. 2016 Presidential Election.
AAA News
January 9, 2017
AAA Strengthens Academic Freedom Protections for Anthropologists
AAA has moved to strengthen its commitment to protecting academic freedom by establishing a Rapid Response Network and activating an affiliation with Scholars At Risk, an international non-profit organization that works to protect threatened scholars and promote academic freedom around the world.

2016

December

AAA News
December 14, 2016
AAA Members Receive NEH Grant Funding
The American Anthropological Association congratulates the AAA members who today received a total of more than $150,000 in grant funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
AAA News
December 9, 2016
#AnthroForward Post-Election AAA Twitter Chat Highlights
A Storify compilation of the great conversation we had in our #AnthroForward Twitter chat on Wednesday, December 7.
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December 9, 2016
Is the Term “People of Color” Acceptable in This Day and Age?
At this cultural moment in the U.S., we still live in a racialized social and cultural hierarchy, and our language continues to reflect our ongoing attempts to grapple with that reality.
AAA News
December 6, 2016
Join the #AnthroForward Twitter Chat
Join us for a Twitter Chat at 1 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday, December 7th! In the wake of the recent US elections, we are inviting AAA members to join a live discussion to consider a way forward over the next months and years.
AAA News
December 2, 2016
AAA Lifts Arizona Conference Ban After State Rejects Anti-Immigration Law
AAA News
December 1, 2016
Post-Election AAA Resolution and Resources

November

AAA News
November 28, 2016
Take the Academic Care & Work Survey
We hope you will share your carework or caregiving story. As academics, you know how this works. The survey will ask you about a specific time you acted as a caregiver. You can take it as many times as you like (say as a caregiver of a child and also as a caregiver of a partner).
AAA News
November 23, 2016
Post-election message: We have work to do
Thanks for a powerful meeting in Minneapolis. The inspiration and positive energy flowing through every session, workshop and presentation made us realize, once again, why we turn to our community of anthropologists for inspiration and solidarity, especially in these troubling times. Now, with knowledge gained and connections made, it’s time to roll up our sleeves – we have work to do.
AAA News
November 15, 2016
Anthropologists Go Back To School At Phyllis Wheatley
The Anthropologists Go Back to School initiative of the American Anthropological Association was spearheaded by Dr. Johnnetta Cole, former president of Spelman College and Bennett College, and director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. Heyward-Rotimi and Watkins have assumed the charge to encourage anthropologists to bring the knowledge of anthropology to America’s young learners.
AAA News
November 13, 2016
Jeremy Sabloff Honored for Eminence in the Field of American Archaeology
Jeremy Arac Sabloff is the 2016 recipient of the Alfred Vincent Kidder Award for Eminence in the Field of American Archaeology.
AAA News
November 12, 2016
Shirley Fiske Receives 2016 Solon T. Kimball Award for Public and Applied Anthropology
Shirley Fiske is this year’s recipient of the Solon T. Kimball Award for Public and Applied Anthropology, which “offers an opportunity to honor exemplary anthropologists for outstanding recent achievements that have contributed to the development of anthropology as an applied science.”
AAA News
November 11, 2016
Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching of Anthropology Goes to Bianca Williams
The AAA and Oxford University Press are pleased to announce the recipient of the AAA/Oxford University Press Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching of Anthropology is Bianca Williams.
AAA News
November 10, 2016
Seth Holmes Honored for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology
Seth Holmes is this year’s recipient of the Robert B. Textor and Family Prize for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology for his book Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farm Workers in the United States.
AAA News
November 10, 2016
The Way Forward
This week we find ourselves absorbing the outcome of a long and contentious national election campaign without precedent in recent memory. Strong, divisive language gained the most public attention, sometimes escaping the orbit of facts and launching into some parallel universe.
AAA News
November 9, 2016
Mark Schuller Receives 2016 Anthropology in Media Award
AAA is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2016 Anthropology in Media Award is Mark Schuller. Since receiving his PhD in 2007, Schuller has become one of the most productive and dedicated scholars on the contemporary anthropological scene.
AAA News
November 8, 2016
Richard Bauman Honored for Exemplary Service to Anthropology
AAA is pleased to announce the 2016 recipient of the Franz Boas Award for Exemplary Service to Anthropology is Richard Bauman. Bauman is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, Communication and Culture, and Folklore at Indiana University. Bauman’s work significantly reshaped linguistic anthropology to make it a stronger presence within the discipline and enhanced anthropology’s visibility in such disciplines as communication, media studies, folklore, history, linguistics, literary and performance studies.
AAA News
November 7, 2016
Jason De León Receives 2016 Margaret Mead Award
Congratulations to Jason De León, the 2016 recipient of the Margaret Mead Award for his scholarship, including the book, The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Sonoran Desert Migrant Trail.
Inside Higher Ed
November 7, 2016
Which Groups Are Counted?
The U.S. Office of Management and Budget is considering revisions to its standards for collection of federal data on race and ethnicity -- the first change those standards would see since 1997. "We propose to combine the questions about race and ethnicity into a single, clearer question about social group self-identification. A possible wording: With which of the following ethnicities or racial groups do you most closely identify?" said comments submitted by the anthropology association.
AAA News
November 1, 2016
AAA Stands with Polish Ethnological Society On Discrimination
AAA stands in support of the Polish Ethnological Society as it expresses profound concerns in a statement about the tone and content of public discourse regarding the current wave of immigrants and refugees that have poured into central and northern Europe, fleeing war and conflict in the Middle East.

October

AAA News
October 28, 2016
AAA Calls for De-escalation of Situation in Standing Rock
Tensions over the Dakota Access oil pipeline have been escalating, with the company pressing ahead and opponents setting up a camp in the path of construction. The county sheriff called for more law enforcement from surrounding states. Meanwhile, hundreds of protesters have joined the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in their effort to block construction. Yesterday, armed soldiers and law enforcement officers dressed in riot gear advanced and began arresting protesters who had set up a camp on private land.
AAA News
October 13, 2016
Patricia Zavella Honored for Career Contributions to Gender Equity

September

New York Magazine
September 27, 2016
What Fashion Anthropologists Think About the Relentless Cargo-Shorts Boom
But not every guy takes the cargo short to be a part of his standard summer wardrobe. To Brent Luvaas, an associate professor of anthropology at Drexel University and the man behind the street-style anthropology photo blog Urban Fieldnotes, the shorts’ “thoughtless” convenience appeals to American males with a particular set of priorities. What’s offensive about cargo shorts, he says, is that it’s the kind of thing you wear if you want to be comfortable and truly do not care what people think of how you look — which itself is a kind of privilege.
AAA News
September 12, 2016
Access the Annual Meeting Online Scheduler

August

AAA News
August 30, 2016
AAA Stands With Imprisoned and Recently Hospitalized Professor Homa Hoodfar
AAA News
August 29, 2016
Announcing the Members’ Programmatic, Advisory and Advocacy Committee
AAA News
August 25, 2016
AAA Members Awarded NEH Grants
AAA News
August 22, 2016
Ryan Lochte and Darlene da Silva
Ryan Lochte and Darlene da Silva. If you’ve been paying attention to the summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, you know at least one of these names. Ryan Lochte, of course, is the medal-winning U.S. swimmer whose story about having been robbed at gunpoint in Rio has been exposed as a fabrication. As Lochte’s story began to unravel last week, Darlene da Silva was shot and killed near her home in Complexo do Alemão, sprawling favelas on Rio’s north side.
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August 14, 2016
Zika at the Rio Games: Pandemic or Panic?
The World Health Organization stated that there was “no public health justification” to postpone the 2016 Rio Olympics due to the Zika virus. Is the fear of Zika at the games overblown?
AAA News
August 10, 2016
AAA Mourns the Passing of Elizabeth Colson
Elizabeth Colson, Professor Emerita of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, passed away earlier this month in Zambia. She was 99 years old.

July

AAA News
July 29, 2016
2016 AAA Leadership Fellows Apply Anthropology to Today’s Pressing Issues
Julia Wignall, Courtney Kurlanska and Alisa Perkins have been named the 2016 AAA Leadership Fellows. The AAA’s Leadership Fellows program is designed to provide a unique opportunity for anthropologists beginning their careers to learn about leadership opportunities and to encourage future leadership in the Association.
AAA News
July 21, 2016
Threats to Academic Freedom and Higher Education in Turkey
AAA joins fellow scholarly associations in collectively noting with profound concern the apparent moves to dismantle much of the structure of Turkish higher education through purges, restrictions, and assertions of central control, a process begun earlier this year and accelerating now with alarming speed. As scholarly associations, we are committed to the principles of academic freedom and freedom of expression. The recent moves in Turkey herald a massive and virtually unprecedented assault on those principles. One of the Middle East region’s leading systems of higher education is under severe threat as a result, as are the careers and livelihoods of many of its faculty members and academic administrators.
AAA News
July 8, 2016
Anthropology Changed the Way I See the World
For the longest time, I thought anthropology was a chic boutique for women’s clothing. Little did I know, anthropology would change the way I see the world.
AAA News
July 5, 2016
AAA Public Education Initiative on Migration Featured at Smithsonian Folklife Festival
American Flag
July 4, 2016
Flagged: Children on July 4th

June

AAA News
June 24, 2016
AAA Implements Action on Israel-Palestine
AAA News
June 17, 2016
Milena Melo Named AAA Fellow
AAA and the Committee on Minority Affairs in Anthropology (CMIA) announce Milena Melo as recipient of the 2016 AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship.
AAA News
June 13, 2016
AAA Stands With Orlando
AAA News
June 9, 2016
AAA Mourns Israeli Anthropologist Killed in Tel Aviv Shooting
AAA News
June 9, 2016
Obituary: Robert Sussman, professor of anthropology, 74
AAA News
June 7, 2016
AAA Votes Down Academic Boycott Resolution
In a close vote, the American Anthropological Association (AAA) membership voted against a resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions. Voting took place by electronic ballot between April 15 and May 31. Fifty-one percent of AAA’s eligible members voted, the largest turnout in AAA history, with 2,423 members opposing the resolution, and 2,384 voting to support it.

May

AAA News
May 15, 2016
AAA Resources Regarding Engagement with Israel/Palestine
Anthropology News
May 10, 2016
Why Do We Ask about Race?

April

AAA News
April 13, 2016
Webinar: Understanding and responding to the Zika crisis from an anthropological perspective
This webinar will focus on a broad range of issues surrounding the Zika epidemic. Topics covered will include disease ecology/biology of the Zika virus and principal mosquito vector, sociocultural dimensions of risk including poverty and pregnancy, and current response efforts.
AAA News
April 6, 2016
Melissa Harris-Perry to Deliver Opening Keynote Address at AAA Annual Meeting
Melissa Harris-Perry, former MSNBC host, award-winning author, and Maya Angelou Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University, will deliver an inaugural keynote address at the opening general session ceremony of the American Anthropological Association’s (AAA) 115th Annual Meeting in Minneapolis on Wednesday, November 16.

March

AAA News
March 23, 2016
Congressman says Army misled Congress about closing social science project
AAA News
March 15, 2016
AAA Member John Ziker Named University Foundation Scholar
AAA News
March 11, 2016
Army’s Human Terrain System needs to be buried once and for all

February

Anthropology Day
February 24, 2016
Worldwide Anthropology Day Celebrations Reach Millions
AnthroLove
February 18, 2016
Share the #AnthroLove This Anthropology Day
Why do you love anthropology? We thought we’d get an early start celebrating Valentine’s Day and the Feb. 18 Anthropology Day event by sharing the #AnthroLove.
AAA News
February 17, 2016
Taking a Stand for Academic Freedom in India
AAA stands in solidarity with faculty and students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in protesting the Indian state’s actions against the freedom to debate and dissent on campus.
AAA News
February 10, 2016
AAA Has Zero Tolerance for Sexual Harassment
AAA News
February 8, 2016
Alicia Odewale Named AAA Minority Fellow

2015

December

AAA News
December 16, 2015
Shu-min Huang Receives Taiwan's 2015 Presidential Science Prize
AAA News
December 16, 2015
Students get tools to talk about race
A new partnership between the Science Museum of Minnesota and Penumbra Theatre brought a first of its kind workshop on race to more than 450 students at South High School in Minneapolis. The museum's reopened exhibit, "RACE: Are We So Different?" was the inspiration to create a conversation beyond exhibit walls.
AAA News
December 9, 2015
Carlos Velez-Ibanez Named AMC Corresponding Member
AAA member Carlos Velez-Ibanez has been named as a Corresponding Member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences

November

AAA News
November 21, 2015
Resolution Calling for Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions to be Placed on AAA Spring Ballot
Members attending the American Anthropological Association’s (AAA) Annual Meeting in Denver yesterday voted overwhelmingly in favor of placing a resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions on the organization’s spring ballot in April.
AAA News
November 20, 2015
NAGPRA Review Committee Gets Three New Members
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has appointed three new members to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee.
AAA News
November 10, 2015
AAA Mourns the Loss of Dr. Terence Turner
Dr. Turner made tremendous contributions to anthropology generally, and especially to Amazonian scholarship and the field of indigenous media. He will be sorely missed.
AAA News
November 5, 2015
Promising Anthropologists Selected as 2015 AAA Leadership Fellows
Carrie C. Heitman, Vanessa Esther Martinez-Renuncio and Aaron Thornburg, have been selected to serve as 2015 AAA Leadership Fellows. The AAA Leadership Fellows program is designed to provide a unique opportunity for anthropologists early in their careers to learn about AAA and leadership opportunities and to encourage future leadership in the Association.
AAA News
November 5, 2015
Protection of cultural resources at Amity Pueblo
On behalf of the American Anthropological Association’s (AAA) 10,000 members, we want to express our deep concern regarding the lack of prompt and proper treatment of the human remains of Zuni ancestors that were disturbed by blading their graves at Amity Pueblo (AZ Q:15:25 (ASM)) as a result of construction activities funded by your agency. This situation resulted when the Fish and Wildlife Service failed to comply with the legally required Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act prior to providing funding for the construction of a fishing pond near Eagar, Arizona.
AAA News
November 3, 2015
Debra L. Martin Awarded for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching of Anthropology
AAA and Oxford University Press have named human osteology and bioarchaeology expert Debra L. Martin, Ph.D. as the recipient of the 2015 AAA/Oxford Teaching Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching of Anthropology.

October

AAA News
October 23, 2015
Dr. Mark Schuller Honored with 2015 Margaret Mead Award
The American Anthropological Association (AAA) and the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) are pleased to announce Mark Schuller, Ph.D., has been named the recipient of the 2015 AAA/SfAA Margaret Mead Award.
Paul Stoller
October 21, 2015
Paul A. Stoller Receives 2015 Anthropology in the Media Award
Paul A. Stoller, Ph.D., whose 30 years of anthropological research produced 12 books, including ethnographies, biographies, memoirs and two novels, has been selected to receive the American Anthropological Association (AAA) Anthropology in the Media Award (AIME).
AAA News
October 19, 2015
AAA Member Susan C. Scrimshaw Honored with Adam Yarmolinsky Medal
Scrimshaw was presented with the Adam Yarmolinsky Medal, awarded to a member from a discipline outside the health and medical sciences. Her service encompasses nearly 40 years of participation in panels, workshops, committees, and boards.
AAA News
October 15, 2015
DSP Members: RSVP for AAA’s Department Chairs and Representatives Breakfast
AAA News
October 15, 2015
ETHNOGRAPHIC TERMINALIA Presents: Aeolian Politics — Denver, 2015
Ethnographic Terminalia is an on-going critical art initiative that places modes of exhibiting anthropology (the study of human beings) in conversation with contemporary art practices. From November 17-22, 2015 our curatorial collective presents its eighth international exhibition, Aeolian Politics — Denver, 2015.
Anthony Wallace
October 14, 2015
AAA Mourns the Loss of Dr. Anthony Wallace
The AAA mourns the loss of Dr. Anthony Wallace (president in 1972). Once called the “Quiet Anthropologist” in a Philadelphia Inquirer article, Dr. Wallace taught at the University of Pennsylvania upon graduating from there with a Ph.D. in Anthropology.
Ernestine Friedl
October 13, 2015
AAA Saddened by the Loss of Ernestine Friedl
The AAA is saddened by the loss of Ernestine Friedl, who served as the organization's president from 1974 – 75. Born August 13, 1920, Ernestine served as the president of the American Ethnological Society (1967) and was the first female Dean of Arts and Sciences and Trinity College at Duke University.
AAA News
October 5, 2015
AAA Task Force Outlines Options for Board to Consider Regarding Israel/Palestine
In response to mounting interest from its membership, the American Anthropological Association (AAA) today released a task force report listing recommendations as to how the organization might best engage with the issues concerning Israel/Palestine. The report lists a wide range of measures that can be adopted and strongly urges that the “no action” option be taken off the table.

July

July 27, 2015
Peggy Sanday Honored for Contributions to Gender Equity in Anthropology
The American Anthropological Association’s Committee on Gender Equity in Anthropology (CoGEA) has honored Dr. Peggy Reeves Sanday (U Penn) with the 2015 CoGEA Award for her numerous contributions to the fight for gender equality.
July 13, 2015
Yolanda T. Moses Honored with 2015 Franz Boas Award
The American Anthropological Association (AAA) is proud to present the 2015 Franz Boas award for Exemplary Service to Anthropology to Past President Dr. Yolanda T. Moses.
July 2, 2015
AAA Announces Alex Barker as President-Elect/Vice President

June

June 29, 2015
Deborah Thomas Appointed Editor-in-Chief of American Anthropologist
Dr. Deborah Thomas (U Penn) has been selected to serve as editor-in-chief of the American Anthropological Association’s flagship journal, American Anthropologist effective July 1, 2016.
AAA News
June 19, 2015
Anthropologist Advocates Honored with 2015 Anthropology in Public Policy Award
AAA has named Dr. Edmund “Ted” Hamann (University of Nebraska, Lincoln) and Dr. Barbara Rose Johnston (University of California, Santa Cruz & Center for Political Ecology) as the 2015 recipients of the Anthropology in Public Policy Award. The award honors anthropological insights and an alyses that have resulted in the implementation of effective and beneficial policies within the last five years.
June 9, 2015
Open Anthropology Addresses the Pleasures and Problems of Youth
Open Anthropology, a digital publication of the American Anthropological Association, announces its latest issue on the study of youth.
June 4, 2015
AAA Hires Anne Kelsey as New Marketing and Communications Manager

April

April 22, 2015
Anthropologists Honored with Carnegie Fellowship, Peace Corps Award
Two members of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), Dr. Leith Mullings and Dr. Ralph Bolton have recently been awarded with prestigious honors for their contributions to humanity. In its inaugural year, Dr. Leith Mullings has been named a 2015 Andrew Carnegie Fellow. Dr. Ralph Bolton will be honored with this year’s Sargent Shriver Award for Distinguished Humanitarian Service at the upcoming National Peace Corps Association Peace Corps Connect annual conference in June.

2012

November

November 7, 2012
Anthropologists Approve Comprehensive Overhaul of Ethics Code
After a five-year review process, members of the American Anthropological Association have approved a rigorous overhaul of their ethics code.

2011

January

January 31, 2011
The Face of Anthropology is Changing one Master’s Degree at a Time
The rise of students earning Master’s degrees in Anthropology has spurred study to measure the degree’s effectiveness in the workplace.

2010

December

December 13, 2010
AAA Responds to Public Controversy Over Science in Anthropology
Some recent media coverage, including an article in the New York Times, has portrayed anthropology as divided between those who practice it as a science and those who do not, and has given the mistaken impression that the American Anthropological Association (AAA) Executive Board believes that science no longer has a place in anthropology.

May

May 24, 2010
Executive Board Passes Resolution Challenging Immigration Law in Arizona
In a strongly-worded resolution passed by its Executive Board on May 22, 2010, the American Anthropological Association (AAA) condemned the enactment of a new law in Arizona that directs law enforcement officers to detain individuals and investigate their immigration status if they think they might be in the country without documentation.

2009

September

September 22, 2009
Race Is a $50 Billion Reality for the U.S. Health System: Traveling Exhibit Asks Los Angeles to Explore Why at California Science Center
A recent study of the economic burden of U.S. health disparities provides staggering proof that race is a social reality in America, with dramatic and troubling effects. According to the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, racial inequalities in health care access and quality added more than $50 billion a year in direct U.S health care costs from 2003 to 2006.

August

August 11, 2009
Supporting and Framing a National Dialogue on Race
While commenting on the recent the arrest of scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr, President Obama drew attention to the “indisputable” reality of racial profiling and again called for a “national dialogue on race.” This raises the question: what, exactly, constitutes a “national dialogue on race?” The American Anthropological Association developed the public education project RACE: Are We So Different? to launch and support robust discussions of race and diversity nationwide.

July

July 13, 2009
American Anthropological Association Freezes 2010 Journal Subscription Prices
Today, the American Anthropological Association (AAA) announced that its Executive Board voted to freeze 2010 subscription rates for all of its journals in an effort to respond to the concerns of their primary subscribers.

June

June 18, 2009
Understanding "Whiteness" and Unlearning Racism
The American Anthropological Association (AAA) has produced the public education program RACE Are We So Different? to "unteach" racism.

April

April 1, 2009
Choosing Anthropology over the NFL
Florida State safety Myron Rolle, projected as a first round NFL draft pick for 2009, has received a Rhodes Scholarship to study medical anthropology. He plans to complete a one-year master’s at Oxford before participating in the 2010 NFL draft.

January

January 22, 2009
RACE Project Moves to Cincinnati
RACE Are We So Different?, American Anthropological Association’s (AAA) traveling exhibit exploring the science, history, and everyday lived experience of race in America, landed in Cincinnati this past Saturday with an enormously positive response from the community. The opening dates corresponded with events during Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend and the inauguration of Barack Obama as the first African-American president.

2008

October

October 28, 2008
Expanded Tour Schedule for RACE Exhibit
The American Anthropological Association (AAA) has finalized an agreement with Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM) to develop a clone of its award-winning RACE: Are We So Different? traveling exhibit. The exhibits are a part of the larger public education program developed by AAA.
October 27, 2008
Students and Community Leaders Discuss Race
Comcast, the nation's leading provider of entertainment, information and communications, is making available a unique dialogue about race in Connecticut available through its signature On Demand service. The wide-ranging discussion, which took place at the “RACE: Are We So Different?" exhibit at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center this summer, features insight from Hartford community leaders and children from the Urban League of Hartford.