Each year, AFA offers awards and recognitions that reflect our commitment to foster the development of feminist analytic perspectives in all dimensions of anthropology. Sylvia Forman Student Paper Prize Graduate and undergraduate students are invited to submit essays in feminist anthropology for the Sylvia Forman Student Paper Prize competition. We encourage essays in all four subfields of anthropology. Essays may be based on research […]

Deadline: March 1, 2020 Guest Co-editor: Christen Smith In this issue, we explore the contributions of Black women scholars to the field of anthropology and beyond. Thinking through our critical traditions, we ask, what scholarship looks like when it foregrounds the thinking of those scholars who have historically been excluded from anthropology’s central conversations? How do Black women’s voices, in […]

Honoring June Nash

The AFA is saddened to share the news of Distinguished Professor Emerita June Nash’s passing last weekend. Professor Nash was a world-renowned anthropologist who produced pioneering ethnographic work in Bolivia, Mexico, and Guatemala; and who participated in feminist and working class social movements across the Americas. For those wishing to honor her life, her funeral will take place on Saturday, Dec. 21st at 3pm, at the Plainfield Congregational Church […]

The Association for Feminist Anthropology seeks nominations for 3 elected positions that are opening up on its Executive Board in 2020.  If you are interested in one of these positions – or have a colleague you know would be wonderful in one of these roles – please contact Jennifer Patico, Chair of AFA’s Nomination committee, at [email protected]  Inquiries are welcomed immediately; full nomination […]

The “F” Word: Anthropology’s Feminisms For the inaugural issue of Feminist Anthropology, we invite submissions that honor the heterogeneous inheritance of feminist orientations within feminist anthropology, embracing the uneasy, the obscene, the liberatory, the divisive, and the courageous. We seek contributions that reflect the ways in which feminist anthropology has been a generative and creative engine for innovative and paradigm-shifting […]

Start polishing your submissions! The Association for Feminist Anthropology is delighted to announce the editorial team that will lead our new journal, Feminist Anthropology. Professor Dána-Ain Davis and Professor Sameena Mulla will serve as co-editors for the inaugural term from 1 July, 2019 through 2022. Dána-Ain Davis and Sameena Mulla are excellently equipped to establish an exciting venue through which […]

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 […]

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 […]

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!     http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2016/05/11/whose-responsibility/  

On behalf of the American Anthropological Association, I am writing to urge you, in the strongest terms possible, to reconsider your decision not to renew appointments for Professors Carole Vance and Kim Hopper with Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Professor Vance is internationally recognized for her work in medical anthropology, sexuality studies, and science studies. In addition, her […]