The AFA is proud to award the 2018 Sylvia Forman Prize (Undergraduate) to Allegra Wyatt, for her paper, “Curls, Kinks and Colonization: The Decolonization of Afrodescendant Women’s Bodies in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic,” advisors Olga Gonzaléz and Arjun Guneratne (Macalester College). Wyatt’s paper documents the experiences of Afrodescendant women in the Dominican Republic who choose to wear their hair naturally curly, despite the norm […]

The AFA is pleased to announce an honorable mention for the 2018 Sylvia Forman Award to Tiffany C. Cain for her paper, “Reflecting on Positionality: Archaeological Heritage Praxis in Quintana Roo, Mexico,” advisor Richard M. Leventhal (University of Pennsylvania). Cain’s paper calls for a renewed engagement with the concept of positionality in archaeology. She begins the essay by tracing the intellectual development […]

The AFA is pleased to announce an honorable mention for the 2018 Sylvia Forman Award to Giselle Lora for her paper, “Paramos Mas al Frente: Mobilizing Vulnerability in Kichwa Women’s Resistance,” advisor Olga Gonzaléz (Macalester College). Lora’s paper focuses on the experiences and critical reflections of indigenous women from the Amazonian Kichwa community of Tzawata Baja. Like many indigenous communities across the […]

AFA At the 2018 AAAs

The AFA is excited about our programming at the upcoming AAA Conference in San Jose. Below is a complete list of what we’ve got going on.    (4-0645) Association for Feminist Anthropology (AFA) Awards Ceremony and Business Meeting Friday 11/16/2018 – 12:15 PM – 1:45 PM Location: San Jose Convention Center, MR 212 D Summary of events and accomplishments by […]

“It is an incredibly urgent and important moment for our field. At a time when the broader public seems to be rediscovering the fact that gender is one of the key axes through which inequality is produced and experienced, I am proud that AFA is here to remind us that feminist anthropology has been productively and diversely asking those questions […]

https://tif.ssrc.org/category/exchanges/book-blog/book-forums/religious-difference-in-a-secular-age/ “The plight of religious minorities in the Middle East is often attributed to the failure of secularism to take root in the region. Religious Difference in a Secular Age: A Minority Report challenges this assessment by showing how modern secular governance has exacerbated religious tensions and inequalities rather than reduced them. Here, Saba Mahmood, building on the case of two […]

It is with a mixture of joy and sadness that AFA has published its final issue of Voices. Huge, warm congratulations are due to Samantha Gottlieb and Lavinia Nicolae! We would also like to thank Janine McKenna at AAA who has been a powerful advocate in seeing this issue into the world. We also gratefully recognize the dedication of our […]

Adaptations: Seeking Justice through the Social Production of Space Social movement activists and artists have deliberately linked symbolic politics to material conditions in their efforts to establish inclusive public histories and urban spaces to challenge the widening inequality wrought by the neoliberal era. From the decades-long struggle to revise public space in the city of New Orleans that resulted in […]

Ethnographies for Intro to Cultural Anthro The book series that Kirin Narayan and Alma Gottleib co-edit for Penn, Contemporary Ethnography, also has strong, narrative-based writing as a criterion, and perhaps you might find a title there that might catch your fancy.  You can see a full (alphabetical) list here. You might also have a look at recent Victor Turner Award […]