February 2011

 In This Issue

-AAA is converting to new Association Management System (AMS).
-Tune in to the latest installment of "Inside the President's Studio".
-The new edition of Anthropology News is now available.
-Mark your calendar for this year's Humanities Advocacy Day and the AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program and the AAA Leadership Mentoring Award Program.
-Check out our new Committee Corner for updates and requests from various committees.

  • Association Management System

    Thank you for your patience while AAA is converting its old records into the new Association Management System (AMS). Members are still able to log-in to AnthroSource and staff will, as always, be available for any help you may need. However, during this time, members will not be able to renew or join online, conduct other AAA financial web transactions, or make any changes to member profiles. To renew your membership during this transitional period, please mail or fax your paper invoice or download the .PDF member form. Product purchases can also be made by downloading forms and mailing or faxing orders to AAA.

    New Installment of "Inside the President's Studio"

    Hosted by AAA President, Virginia R. Dominguez, "Inside the President's Studio," features interviews with anthropologists about their ideas, research and passions. This month the studio features Shannon Lee Dawdy, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Chicago. She is a historical anthropologist whose research focuses on the New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico. Become a part of the conversation by reading and listening to the interviews, adding your comments to the blog and suggesting people or topics for future pieces. Go to podcast.

    February Issue Now Available

    The February Anthropology News is in print and features a thematic series on the circulation of knowledge and culture, and coverage from the 2010 AAA Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Thematic content is available online through February at AN's Current Featured News Page and the full issue will soon be available on AnthroSource.

    Mark Your Calendars

    Humanities Advocacy Day - March 7 & 8

    Each year, AAA partners with the National Humanities Alliance to sponsor Humanities Advocacy Day, a chance for anthropologists and others who work in humanities-related fields to meet their Congressional representatives and advocate for much-needed additional funding for the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities and other Federal agencies.

    For event details and to register, click here.


    AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program

    AAA invites minority doctoral candidates in anthropology to apply for a dissertation writing fellowship of $10,000. The annual AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship is intended to encourage members of ethnic minorities to complete doctoral degrees in anthropology, thereby increasing diversity in the discipline and/or promoting research on issues of concern among minority populations. Dissertation topics in all areas of the discipline are welcome. Doctoral students who require financial assistance to complete the write-up phase of the dissertation are urged to apply. Click here for eligibility requirements and application.

    AAA Leadership Mentoring Award Program
    The American Anthropological Association is pleased to announce the annual AAA Leadership Mentoring Award Program.  The purpose of this mentorship/award program is to provide a unique opportunity for anthropologists early in their careers to learn about AAA and leadership opportunities and to encourage future leadership in the association.  Anthropologists three to five years beyond completion of their terminal graduate degree are encouraged to apply.  Each year a group of three to five awardees (mentees) will be paired with a mentor chosen from among AAA leadership. Click here for eligibility requirements and application.


    Committee Corner

    The Ethics Task Force Needs Your Input

    This task force is reviewing AAA's Code of Ethics. Draft proposals are available on the AAA Blog for your review and comment. For details and to review the latest draft principle, visit the AAA blog.


    Committee on Human Rights

    AAA President Virginia Dominguez, sent a letter to the US Census Bureau concerning the agency's use of the term "linguistically isolated". To view the letter,click here.


    CRRA Final Report Available

    The final report from the Commission of Race and Racism in Anthropology includes best practices from counterpart professional associations and concludes with recommendations regarding the work of the Committee on Minority Issues in Anthropology (CMIA) and the AAA as a whole. The report is posted for members to read and discuss in academic departments and other venues. The Commission anticipates that faculty and graduate students, practicing anthropologists, and AAA members at large will find the report to offer a useful assessment of how far we have and have not come in alleviating past injustices based on perceptions of race in the profession. View the report.






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    Did You Know?

    This year's Annual Meeting destination ranks #1 in Canada and amongst the top ten in North America for the number of research centers.

    Visit the Annual Meeting page for more information


    AAA Blog is ranked in Top 50 Anthropological blogs.

    Catch up on the latest post here



    Upcoming Deadlines

    February 6

    Register for Humanities Advocacy Day

    February 15

    AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program deadline

    March 15

    AAA Leadership Mentoring Award Program deadline



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