What is ABA?

Founded in 1970, the mission of the Association of Black Anthropologists (ABA) is to bring together Black Anthropologists and other scholars concerned with the goals of the ABA and support its activities.

ABA will achieve its mission by ensuring that people studied by anthropologists are not only objects of study but active makers and/or participants in their own history. We intend to highlight situations of exploitation, oppression and discrimination.

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Member News

Surviving the Haiti EarthquakeFocus on Haiti

It has been two years since a 7.0 earthquake devastated parts of Haiti. This natural disaster has claimed over 300,000 lives and left more than a half a million homeless. Additionally, Haitians are suffering from a cholera outbreak which has claimed thousands of lives and overall slow recovery from the earthquake. Read more in Member News.


Transforming Anthropology

As the chief publication of the Association of Black Anthropologists, Transforming Anthropology interrogates the contemporary and historical construction of social inequities based on race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, nationality and other invidious distinctions. Published semiannually, Transforming Anthroplogy reflects the dynamic, transnational, and contested conditions of the social worlds. You can read more about Transforming Anthropology here …

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