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American Anthropologist is the flagship journal of the American Anthropological Association. The journal advances the Association's mission through publishing articles that add to, integrate, synthesize, and interpret anthropological knowledge; commentaries and essays on issues of importance to the discipline; and reviews of books, films, sound recordings and exhibits.

From the Editor-in-Chief for the Interim Period

I, Tom Boellstorff, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine, am Editor-in-Chief of American Anthropologist for the interim period. You can see my website to learn more about me.

Benjamin Blount resigned as Editor-in-Chief effective May 31, 2007. I join the entire AAA in thanking Professor Blount for all of his work on behalf of the journal and the Association. I have been selected by the Executive Board and the Committee on Scientific Communication of the American Anthropological Association to become Editor-in-Chief, effective June 1, 2007, for the remainder of Professor Blount’s term (until September 2008).

I see myself in a caretaker role and propose to make no changes to the tenor of American Anthropologist. Every member of the Editorial Board has agreed to remain on the Board for the sake of continuity. My key goal is simply to keep the journal publishing in a timely and effective manner for the interim period. This is a daunting task, but I am confident that I will be able to succeed with the support of the membership of the AAA. I thank everyone involved in advance for their understanding as I work to the utmost of my ability to ensure that American Anthropologist continues to thrive.

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