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
I am honored to have been selected by the Committee on Scientific Communication of the American Anthropological Association as Editor-in-Chief for the next term of American Anthropologist (September 2008 to September 2012). Since I have served as Editor-in-Chief in an interim capacity since June 2007, this means that barring some unforeseen circumstance, I will serve for a little over five years as Editor-in-Chief. I take this charge seriously and hope to continue in the footsteps of my predecessors by working to continually transform American Anthropologist so that it represents the American Anthropological Association—and the discipline of anthropology more generally—as effectively and broadly as possible. You can see my website to learn more about me.
In the March 2008 issue of American Anthropologist (Volume 110, No. 1), I will provide more information regarding my vision for the journal. I will also update this page regularly.