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 […]

The AFA is excited to announce a brand new award designed to recognize outstanding lifetime contributions to the field of feminist anthropology. One person will be recognized every other year. Nominations should include two parts: The nominee’s CV, describing the breadth and impact of the individual’s record, including but not limited to scholarship, practice, teaching, and service. Nomination letters (minimum […]

We are Looking for a New President-Elect!

The Association for Feminist Anthropology seeks candidates for a President-Elect to serve on the AFA Executive Board, 2019-2023. President-Elect/President – 4 year term (beginning at the end of AAA 2019) The President-Elect serves a two-year term as an active member of the Executive Board, joining and/or heading committees as well as shadowing and collaborating with the current President on AFA […]

Join the AFA Social Media Team!

Digital Content Managers – (Two 2-year terms starting in January 2019) The Association for Feminist Anthropology seeks two new members for our social media team! We are looking for feminist scholars to join our effort to broaden and sharpen our online presence. The AFA digital content co-managers are appointed members of the AFA Executive Board, working closely with the President, Secretary […]

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 […]

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 […]

AFA 2018 Call for Nominees

The Association for Feminist Anthropology seeks candidates for the following elected positions on the AFA Executive Committee. We strongly encourage AFA members at all stages of their career to apply. We welcome candidates from all subfields of anthropology in academic and non-academic positions who want to help shape the future of feminist anthropology through annual meeting programming; through a broad […]

DEADLINES: We must submit all paper proposals to IUAES before Feb. 28, 2018 Please send expressions of interest as soon as possible. Send a 50-100 word  summary of your paper topic on or before Feb. 20  to: Dr. Suzanne Hanchett, [email protected],  English language communications (or) Dra. Jenniffer Simpson, [email protected] Portuguese communications IUAES will review and accept our abstracts before March 15, 2018 After their […]

The Sylvia Forman Prize for outstanding graduate student paper will be awarded to Brady G’Sell, for the paper “Multiple Maternities: Maternal Repertoires and Support Seeking in South Africa,” advisor Adam Ashforth (University of Michigan). G’Sell’s paper analyzes marriage and childcare in South Africa. In South Africa, 40% unemployment and plummeting marriage rates have put once reliable means of supporting children—employment, […]