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Each year a group of three to five members are selected to become AAA Leadership Fellows. The Leadership Fellows program provides a unique opportunity for anthropologists early in their careers to learn about leadership opportunities within the association. AAA staff and Executive Board are made available to Fellows throughout the year to provide a “behind the scenes” look at AAA’s governance system while providing advice on how to balance association and professional responsibilities.
The 2020 cohort of AAA Leadership Fellows are:
Suzette Chang is Founder and CEO of Thick Descriptions and Director of the Guthrie, OK Public Library. She is interested in the role of institutions such as the AAA in advancing sustainable social change.
Noha Fikry is a recent MA graduate from the American University in Cairo. As a Leadership Fellow, she wants to learn more about the behind-the-scenes work of planning the Annual Meeting.
Nolan Kline is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology and co-coordinator of the global health program at Rollins College. He is interested in the Association’s support for minoritized faculty members and our work with the general public to raise awareness of the discipline.
Maurice Rafael Magaña is an Assistant Professor of Mexican American Studies at the University of Arizona. He wants to participate in the AAA’s support for public anthropology and its advocacy for early-career and precariously employed anthropologists.
The 2020 mentors were Doug Henry, Corinne Kratz, Petra Kuppinger, and Gillian Richards-Greaves. The complete list of previous Leadership Fellows can be found here.