Monthly Archives: April 2012

Katherine Dunham

KATHERINE DUNHAM (1909-2006) was an American dancer, choreographer, and company director as well as an author, educator, and social activist. > You can read more about Dunham here.

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Eduardo Chivambo Mondlane

EDUARDO CHIVAMBO MONDLANE (1924-1969) was on the faculty of the Department of Anthropology at Syracuse University before working for the UN and then returning to Southern Africa to dedicate himself to FRELIMO, of which he was a founder and leader. … > Continue reading

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Zora Neale Hurston

ZORA NEALE HURSTON (1891-1960) was an American folklorist, anthropologist, and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance. In 1936 and 1937 she traveled to Jamaica and to Haiti with support from the Guggenheim Foundation from which her anthropological work … > Continue reading

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Pearl Primus

PEARL PRIMUS (1919-1994) was a dancer, choreographer and anthropologist. Primus played an important role in the presentation of African dance to American audiences. > You can read more about Pearl Primus here.

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Become a Member

ABA membership is available through annual membership in the American Anthropological Association. ABA Professional Membership dues: $40/year Includes subscription to Transforming Anthropology ABA Student Membership dues: $10/year Includes subscription to Transforming Anthropology Join or renew online by clicking here. Join … > Continue reading

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Members of the Association of Black Anthropologists (ABA) engage anthropology in a myriad of ways including academic and applied settings. Our awards reflect this professional diversity and we seek to support researchers and scholars at different stages of their careers. … > Continue reading

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Johnnetta B. Cole Student Travel Award

This $500 award is meant to supplement travel expenses to the annual meetings while furthering the mission of the ABA and the anthropology of people of African descent. Candidates must be current members of ABA and enrolled in a Ph.D. … > Continue reading

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ABA Legacy Scholar Award

The ABA Legacy Scholar Award was established in 2008 to honor senior anthropologists for their significant contributions to research, scholarship, and service to communities of African descent in the United States and throughout the African Diaspora. The award embraces the … > Continue reading

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The Gwaltney Scholarship Fund

The Association of Black Anthropologists is pleased to invite applications for the John L. Gwaltney Native Anthropology Scholarship. This award was launched with a contribution from the Gwaltney family, to honor the life and intellectual legacy of Dr. Gwaltney (1928-1988) … > Continue reading

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The Vera Green Publication Award

The Association of Black Anthropologists (ABA) invites new academics* to submit articles in competition for the Vera Green Publication Award. The winning article will be published in Transforming Anthropology, the journal of the ABA. This article can focus on any … > Continue reading

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