COSWA monitors the status of women in the discipline and the American Anthropological Association, advising the Executive Board and educating members. The Committee reports to the Executive Board. Members are elected from and by the AAA membership at large.
Since 1995, the Committee on the Status of Women in Anthropology (COSWA), a standing committee of the AAA, has considered several new initiatives of interest to the membership. The initiatives include attention to sexual harassment, part-time employment, issues in academic and nonacademic employment, and issues of "productivity," assessment which is so important to promotion and tenure.
As part of our ongoing effort to monitor problems relating to gender, we invite AAA members to send examples they may have of gender-based discrimination, in the form of brief notes, to the AAA Office c/o Suzanne Mattingly .
Items should be submitted without names, and without expectations that COSWA will resolve the issues; our goal at this point is to see what sorts of issues matter to AAA members so that we might include them in the Committee's future work.
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