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2015

December

AAA News
December 16, 2015
Shu-min Huang Receives Taiwan's 2015 Presidential Science Prize
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
AAA News
December 1, 2015
AAA Issues Joint Statement on “Campus Carry” Legislation
The American Anthropological Association joins our colleagues in 28 other scholarly societies in opposing legislation designed to facilitate the carrying of guns on college campuses. We encourage our members in any state considering such legislation to bring an anthropological perspective to the debate.

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 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 16, 2015
Familiar Strange: Attend the World's Largest Gathering of Anthropologists
The AAA Annual Meeting is the world’s largest gathering of anthropologists, granting you access to more than 6,000 experts who can shed light on a vast assortment of topics. Held November 18-22 in Denver, this meeting is an incredible opportunity to speak with researchers who are examining everything from the realities of the American health care system to tensions in the Middle East. Topics to be covered include: ebola, indigenous issues, environmental issues, education, racialized police violence, cannabis, and more.
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.

August

AAA News
August 20, 2015
AAA Outraged by Brutal and Senseless Murder of Khaled al-Asaad
The American Anthropological Association (AAA) mourns the loss of Khaled al-Asaad, a renowned Syrian antiquities scholar and archaeologist. Asaad was held captive by ISIS militants for over a month before he was brutally executed for refusing to divulge the location of hidden artifacts.

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.
June 26, 2015
AAA Celebrates Supreme Court Decision on Marriage Equality
AAA joins same-sex partners across the country in celebrating the Supreme Court’s ruling in the landmark case of Obergefell v. Hodges, a onsolidation of four marriage equality cases from Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Michigan. The Court declared that it is in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment for states to deny same-sex couples the fundamental human right to marry.
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
June 4, 2015
AAA Statement on the House FY 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Act

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.
April 8, 2015
AAA : Racialized police violence...again

March

March 24, 2015
AAA Calls on Sports Organizations to Denounce Inappropriate American Indian Mascots
March 19, 2015
AAA Appoints Jeff Martin as New Director of Communications and Public Affairs
March 10, 2015
New Issue of Open Anthropology Addresses Climate Change

February

February 28, 2015
AAA Adds Its Voice on the Cultural Destruction in Iraq
February 16, 2015
Global Celebration of Anthropology
February 9, 2015
Anthropologists Release Statement on Humanity and Climate Change

2014

November

November 25, 2014
AAA Appoints New Director of Meetings and Conferences: Ushma Suvarnakar
November 25, 2014
AAA President Calls for Dialogue on Race and Justice
November 25, 2014
Tara Waters Lumpkin Wins 2014 Anthropology in the Media Award
November 24, 2014
AAA’s Inaugural Media Festival, filmmakers Joshua Oppenheimer, Trinh T. Minh - ha
November 24, 2014
Anthropologists Address Climate Change
November 24, 2014
Anthropologists Go Back to School
November 24, 2014
Anthropologists Release Recommendations, Better Practices to Contain Ebola
November 24, 2014
Anthropologists on the Middle East: Youth Protest, Islam, Israel, Archaeology
November 24, 2014
Food Security, the Environment and Waste: Issues for a World of 7 Billion People
November 24, 2014
Michael Silverstein Honored With Most Prestigious Award in Anthropology
November 24, 2014
Timothy Kohler Awarded Anthropology’s Top Archaeology Award
November 24, 2014
Top Washington D.C. Political Artists to Host Free, Public Performance
November 24, 2014
Vanguard of Science Studies To Speak At 2014 AAA Annual Meeting
November 4, 2014
Public Forum Features Leading Anthropologists’ Recommendations for Ebola Response

October

October 20, 2014
AAA Appoints New Director Communications and Public Affairs: Rachael Bishop
October 6, 2014
New Issue of Open Anthropology – World on the Move: Migration Stories

July

July 17, 2014
Anthropologists Uncover Harrowing Statistics On Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
July 7, 2014
American Anthropological Association Pioneers Digital Book Review Process

June

June 17, 2014
Anthropologist Welcomes Football Team Name Trademark Cancellation

April

April 14, 2014
2014 AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship Awarded

2013

November

November 27, 2013
Anthropologists “Wow” Chicago

September

September 11, 2013
AAA Committee on Public Policy Names 2013 Anthropology in Public Policy Award Winner
Dr. Nancy Scheper-Hughes honored as first award recipient of the Anthropology in Public Policy Award.

June

June 26, 2013
Anthropologists Welcome Supreme Court Rulings in Historic Prop 8 and DOMA Cases

April

April 26, 2013
Anthropology Weighs In On the Marriage Debate in New Public Journal
April 10, 2013
Anthropology Students Selected for National Internship Program

March

March 19, 2013
Economic Anthropologists Join World’s Largest Professional Anthropology Association
March 11, 2013
AAA's Society for Cultural Anthropology Paves New Way For Anthropological Publishing Program

February

February 13, 2013
New Book Synthesizes and Reorients Ideas About Race
February 4, 2013
New Executive Director Leads American Anthropological Association

January

January 11, 2013
Anthropologists Release Statement on Gun Violence

2012

November

November 20, 2012
American Anthropological Association Names New Executive Director
November 8, 2012
The Role of Gender in Anthropological Fieldwork
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.
November 5, 2012
Anthropologists Roundtable the 2012 Presidential Election

April

April 10, 2012
AAA Selects Summer Interns for 2012

March

March 29, 2012
President Obama Nominates Anthropologist to Lead World Bank

February

February 29, 2012
What It Means to Be Egyptian In Post - Mubarak Egypt
February 28, 2012
Developments in Access to Research
February 28, 2012
The Role of Religion in the Arab Spring Uprising and its Aftermath
February 28, 2012
The Untold Personal Side of Egypt’s Revolution Featured in American Ethnologist
February 28, 2012
What Did Egyptian Women Gain from Arab Spring Uprising?

January

January 25, 2012
Anthropologists Provide New Insights on the Arab Spring Uprising

2011

December

December 21, 2011
Ethics Committee Announces Winners of Inaugural Small Grants Program
December 19, 2011
Anthropologists Announce New Task Force on Climate Change
December 7, 2011
Castañeda and Rutherford named 2011 AAA Leadership Fellows

November

November 29, 2011
New Editor-in-Chief for American Anthropologist
November 20, 2011
American Anthropological Association Statement on Electronic Publishing

October

October 27, 2011
AAA Responds to Possible Changes in Regulations Governing Human Subjects Research

June

June 14, 2011
RACE: Are We So Different? Exhibit to Arrive at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

May

May 27, 2011
Anthropologists Denounce New Georgia Anti-Immigration Law
May 6, 2011
American Anthropological Association Member Appointed to NAGPRA Review Committee
May 5, 2011
American Anthropological Association Reaches Record Registration for 2011 Annual Meeting
May 2, 2011
American Anthropological Association Spurs Elimination of “Linguistically Isolated” as Classification by the U.S. Census Bureau

April

April 18, 2011
AAA Recognition of World Malaria Day
April 4, 2011
Anthropologists Speak Out in Protection of Academic Freedom

March

March 21, 2011
AAA Expands Global Network by Joining IUAES
The American Anthropological Association (AAA) is pleased to announce its membership in the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES).

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

November

November 12, 2009
AAA Experts Called to Nation’s Capital for CBC “Discussion on Race”

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.

May

May 11, 2009
RACE: Are We So Different? Interview with Yolanda Moses
May 6, 2009
Teaching RACE and Unlearning Racism Project Exploring Race in America proves to be a Catalyst for Change

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.
October 13, 2008
AAA Awarded Planning Grant to Examine Future of Scholarly Journals
October 6, 2008
AAA Executive Board Votes for "Open Access" to Archival Resources

September

September 24, 2008
RACE Exhibit Moves to Cleveland, Ohio

July

July 31, 2008
NSF-DOD Issue Joint Solicitation for Minerva Research: AAA to Host Media Conference Call
July 29, 2008
The Price of Hunger: A Conversation on the World Food Crisis with Anthropologist Solomon Katz
July 16, 2008
Anthropologists Critique Pentagon’s ‘Minerva’

June

June 10, 2008
‘Pulse of the Planet’ Series Sets Agenda for National Debate: New Op-Ed Column in CounterPunch Magazine

May

May 20, 2008
Women in Anthropology Continue to Face Barriers
May 15, 2008
RACE Exhibit Moves to Mashantucket, Connecticut

April

April 30, 2008
RACE Receives AAM Award of Excellence in Exhibition
April 8, 2008
ETHOS Presents Special Issue on Jerome Bruner

March

March 25, 2008
Ford Foundation Awards $450 K to RACE Grant to Fund Second Exhibit and Book
March 25, 2008
Race Continues to Define America
March 20, 2008
AAA Executive Board Continues Efforts to Address Ethics of Secret Research

February

February 1, 2008
AAA Launches Redesigned Web Site

January

January 30, 2008
RACE Goes to Jersey City, NJ New Exhibit to Open at Liberty Science Center

2007

December

December 14, 2007
Anthropology Honor Roll AAA President Delivers Top Awards at Anthropology Conference
December 6, 2007
Anthropologists Oppose US Military Action Against Iran: New Resolution Passed by American Anthropological Association
December 5, 2007
Anthropology Conference Spurs Media Blitz: A round-up of news coverage of the AAA’s 2007 Annual Meeting in DC

November

November 30, 2007
AAA Commission Delivers Report on Engagement with U.S. Security and Intelligence Agencies
November 16, 2007
AAA Appoints New Director of Public Affairs: Damon Dozier

October

October 17, 2007
AAA Responds to Barnard College Tenure Debate
October 16, 2007
American Anthropological Association Honors Members for Contributions to Anthropology
October 3, 2007
African Burial Ground National Memorial Honors Africans Departed

September

September 27, 2007
AAA Opposes California Law for Stigmatizing Same-Sex Relationships
September 24, 2007
AAA Wins 2007 Summit Award For RACE: Are We So Different? ASAE and The Center’s Top National Honor
September 23, 2007
New Orleans to Host AAA Annual Meeting in 2010: AAA Shows Commitment to Post-Katrina Relief
September 11, 2007
AAA and NAPA Sponsor Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference

August

August 29, 2007
AAA Appoints New Director of Publishing: Oona Schmid

July

July 17, 2007
Jump on Board! RACE Moves to Wichita, Kansas

March

March 12, 2007
Sweet Briar professor promotes humanities on Capitol Hill
March 12, 2007
Two Members Appointed to Native American Graves Protection And Repatriation Review Committee

February

February 28, 2007
American Anthropological Association announces Coca-Cola resolution

January

January 19, 2007
Anthropologists give back: offer wider access to online anthropology archive
Webinar Wednesday: Anthropology of Tourism with Quetzil Castaneda
In this webinar, Quetzil reviews the history of the field of tourism studies in anthropology to identify and assess the two dominant approaches. This leads to a discussion of the changes in global tourism and correlated changes in anthropological thinking of tourism that began in mid-1990s. The breakdown of the tourist paradigm has led in the last 10-15 years to a transformation of the field. The neoliberal milieu of capitalism has stimulated a proliferation of different types of tourism and a multiplication of new approaches, questions, and conceptualizations of tourism. The webinar ends with discussion of related series of eco-, alternative, ethical and community tourisms that have emerged and how these relate to cosmopolitanism, caring capitalism, and a renewing theoretical significance of the figure of the Tourist.