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To AAA member 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.
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“I really love learning about the past of where I grew up, because I’ve lived in South Jersey my whole life,” she said. #ThisIsAnthro
A look at Anthropology 219, taught by Robert Schuyler.
Students from AAA member Nicole Fabricant’s anthropology courses are working with high schoolers in a South Baltimore neighborhood to help encourage environmental justice. “We’re helping students document their life experiences so that we can help them mobilize their own communities to effect change.” #ThisIsAnthro
A TU professor and her students collaborate with a South Baltimore high school in push for environmental justice
"Recognizing gender minorities is critical and underlines the need for a culturally-grounded approach to disaster and DRR." Read more in Anthropology News:
Over the past two decades, considerable attention has been given to the multiple interactions between gender and disaster. Yet the study and integration of gender in disaster and disaster risk reduction (DRR) has almost exclusively revolved around the vulnerabilities and capacities of women, ...
“Canadians are relieved that Dr. Hoodfar has been released from jail and will soon be reunited with her family, friends and colleagues,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a prepared statement on Monday.
Prime Minister credits Oman, Italy and Switzerland for their role in securing Homa Hoodfar’s release from Evin prison. She was arrested in March on unknown charges.
Tevita Kaili, a professor of cultural anthropology at Brigham Young University-Hawaii, said he was happy Disney responded to the criticism and pulled the product.
Disney said Wednesday that it would no longer sell a boy's costume for a Polynesian character from their upcoming film "Moana" that some Pacific Islanders have compared to blackface.
“Anthropology was the only science that I found that actually enabled me to theorize about these processes, without ever losing focus on everyday life,” says Hromadžić. “It was about listening to the people on the ground. They were always my main inspiration.” #ThisIsAnthro
Azra Hromadžić lived under siege for three years in the former Yugoslavia. After the war, Hromadžić earned a scholarship to a U.S. college and began her life in
In honor of the saint’s feast day of September 23, the heart of Padre Pio was extraordinarily sent to Boston for veneration—the first time a bodily relic of Padre Pio has left Italy. Anthropologist and AAA member Michael Di Giovine offers an explanation of why Boston was chosen.
Language has been central to the U.S. undocumented youth movement, as 1.5.-generation immigrant activists creatively use self-naming for empowerment. New, positive identities help young immigrants to challenge anti-immigrant rhetoric and love themselves, locate and support each other, and advocate for assistance and rights.
“It’s not sexy, like a temple, but for an archaeologist it’s really interesting that we have this representation of cultural activity”
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The American Anthropological Association is the world’s largest association for professional anthropologists, with more than 10,000 members. Based in Washington, DC, the Association was founded in 1902, and covers all four main fields of anthropology (cultural anthropology, biological/physical anthropology, archaeology, and linguistic anthropology).

While 75% of our members are employed in higher education or are students of anthropology, about 25% of our members work in the public, private, and non-governmental sectors, beyond the academy. The Association is organized into 40 sections, each reflecting specialized domains of knowledge. We publish a portfolio of 22 journals, offer career planning and professional development services, support college and university departments, award numerous prizes and fellowships, sponsor a paid summer internship program, a summer field school in ethnography and occupational therapy, and stage research conferences in the Fall and Spring each year. We also have a public education initiative that highlights the contributions made by anthropological research to important and enduring topics such as race and migration.

The Association is proud to belong to a number of inter-organizational collaborations, including the World Council of Anthropological Associations, the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, the Consortium of Social Science Associations, the National Humanities Alliance, and the American Council of Learned Societies.
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