Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Survey

Description The Task Force on Race and Racism Survey provides a clearer qualitative and quantitative picture of the discipline in regard to race and racism. The survey’s focus on historically racialized minorities in the US is an analytical decision rather … > Continue reading

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Baker, Lee D. 1998 From Savage to Negro: Anthropology and the Construction of Race, 1896–1954. Berkeley: University of California Press. Bolles, A. Lynn 2001 Seeking the Ancestors: Forging a Black Feminist Tradition in Anthropology. In Black Feminist Anthropology: Theory Politics, … > Continue reading

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Statements on Race and Racism

2013 Leith Mullings. AAA Releases Statement on US Supreme Court Ruling on Voting Rights Act 2003 Statement of the American Anthropological Association on the Importance of Collecting Data and Doing Social Scientific Research on Race 1998 American Anthropological Association … > Continue reading

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AAA’s Initiatives on Race and Climate

Since 1969, the AAA has created a variety of committees, commissions and task forces to study the discipline’s inclusiveness, academic climate, and understandings of racial issues among its membership. These bodies have been largely critical of the limited progress within … > Continue reading

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Task Force Goals:

Work to develop a survey instrument to measure and analyze the current status of racialized anthropologists in the profession with sections, committees and others groups. Work with the AAA staff to develop and maintain a website that will serve as … > Continue reading

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Race, Anthropology, and the Public

Various Contributors Ferguson: Anthropologists Speak Out Leith Mullings Trayvon Martin, Race and Anthropology Raymond Codrington Where Can We Go From Here: Documenting and Addressing Race and Racism in the Discipline. Jason Silverstein On Ending Racial Profiling … > Continue reading

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AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program The American Anthropological Association Minority Dissertation Fellowship is intended to increase the number of PhDs in anthropology among persons from historically underrepresented populations. Smithsonian Minority Student Internship The Office of Fellowships and Internships offers internships … > Continue reading

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Initiatives of Interest

American Anthropological Association Committee on Minority Issues in Anthropology. American Anthropological Association RACE: A Public Education Project The Smithsonian Consortium for Understanding the American Experience

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Mentoring and Pipelines

Works in Progress (WIP) Organized through the Association of Black Anthropologists (ABA), (WIP) is an opportunity for anthropology students (graduate and undergraduate), junior lecturers, and Un-Appointed Post-Docs, Pre-Tenure and Assistant Professors to meet each other and tenure-track, tenured, and senior … > Continue reading

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Best Practices

(Coming soon)

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