The Association for Feminist Anthropology is delighted to announce the 2016 recipients of the Sylvia Forman Prize for Student Papers.  The committee selected two winners and two honorable mentions from an unusually high number of submissions this year. We take this as a wonderful sign of the health of our field, and are honored to reward the outstanding scholarship we […]

*Website **Junior Co-Manager  (2-year term starting at end of AAA Meting 2016-18)* The position is a two year commitment, serving as the junior co-manager for one year, and the senior co-manager the second.  WordPress web design skills are a plus. The AFA Web Co-Managers are appointed members of the AFA Executive Board, working closely with the President and Secretary to bring the AFA?s internet presence […]

Join us on Thursday November 17th for five flash interactive workshops led by committed anthropologists to support community and career development. Workshops will take up the interest and questions brought by participants. Registration is required for these free workshops. The Academic Life Course Workshops   6:15-7:10 (Hilton Directors Row 2) From Assistant Professor to Tenure and Promotion to Full Professor Led by Carla […]

Sylvia Forman Prize SYLVIA FORMAN PRIZE FOR STUDENT PAPERS – 2016 22nd Annual Competition DEADLINE for submissions is June 30, 2016 Link here

The editors of the AFA’s monthly Anthropology News Column, Emily DeWet and Mounia El Kotni are pleased to share with you Eliza Williamson’s essay “Whose responsability? Reproduction and Care in the time of Zika”. Congrats Eliza!  

The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department at Washington University in St. Louis seeks to fill a two-year post-doctoral appointment to begin in the 2016-17 academic year in the field of transnational feminisms or gender and sexuality outside of the U.S. We are particularly interested in scholars who have training in social science methodologies. The responsibilities of this appointment include […]

The Association for Queer Anthropology (AQA) is proud to announce the 2016 Ruth Benedict Book Prize Competition for outstanding anthropological scholarship on a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer topic. The Ruth Benedict Book Prize is presented each year at the American Anthropological Association’s annual meeting to acknowledge excellence in a scholarly book written from an anthropological perspective about a topic […]

Call for Nominations: 2016 CoGEA Award

Nominations Due: May 1 to Anne Kelsey, CoGEA Liaison at [email protected] The CoGEA Award (formerly known as the Squeaky Wheel Award), sponsored by the AAA Committee on Gender Equity in Anthropology (CoGEA), recognizes individuals whose service to the discipline (inclusive of research, teaching and mentorship) demonstrates the courage to bring to light and investigate practices in anthropology that are potentially […]

This series of pictures were taken during my fieldwork in Chiapas, and illustrate the various political uses of San Cristóbal’s main plaza. The plaza, which faces the town’s famous cathedral is a highly touristic place. Named “Plaza de la Paz” (Peace plaza), it serves as the ending point of protests. My time in Mexico coincided with the disappearing of 43 […]

Check out Mounia El Kotni’s recent interview with this year’s winners of the Sylvia Forman Student Paper Prize! Congratulations once again to prize winners Emily Channell-Justice (CUNY) and Lily Gutterman (Brown)!