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About AFA

The Association for Feminist Anthropology (AFA) is a section of the American Anthropological Association that aims to foster the development of feminist analytic perspectives in all dimensions of anthropology. Feminist Anthropology includes but is not limited to the study of gendered power and the production of gendered subjects and categories, as well as dealing with questions relating to sexuality, kinship, race and racialization, caste, citizenship, social reproduction, materialism, and embodiment. Questions of kinship and gendered power are foundational questions for our discipline’s history and continue to animate academic debates within and adjacent to anthropology. The AFA fosters a space in which these questions can be addressed in a timely and critical manner, while also providing a supportive space for Feminist Anthropologists and allied scholars throughout the discipline. For more information, find out about our history, read our bylaws, and meet our officers.