AFA is seeking a volunteer to be appointed to the position of AFA Book Review Editor, to begin this spring, 2014 and continue to the end of the AAA Annual Meeting in 2016. This is a great opportunity to contribute …

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You still have time!!! AFA DISSERTATION AWARD COMPETITION $2,000 award to support the writing phase of a dissertation that makes a significant contribution to feminist anthropology APPLICATION EXTENDED DEADLINE: APRIL 18, 2014 To apply you must be: · A doctoral …

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On behalf of the American Anthropological Association, I am writing to urge you, in the strongest terms possible, to reconsider your decision not to renew appointments for Professors Carole Vance and Kim Hopper with Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public …

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Join us in celebrating the release of Twenty-Five Years of Feminist Anthropology: A History of the Association for Feminist Anthropology, the new AFA publication written in honor of our section’s 25th anniversary! (You can download and read our history by …

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Tia Bangura answers AFA’s Question of the Week: her thoughts on recent controversies over sexual display such as Miley Cyrus and twerking

Ever since Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance, I’ve thought a lot about sexuality, pop music, and the twerking phenomenon. I’ve also been more exposed to feminist thought and theory, so I feel like my response is well informed. Forming an opinion …

 

A Message to: The AFA membership; all those who should become AFA members, and all those who should run for election to the AFA Board

From: Former AFA President, Jane Henrici When asked, I agreed to run for the office of president of AFA in 2009 because I had enjoyed participating as an elected At-Large Executive Board member and because I was certain that I …

 

Suzanne Baker answers AFA’s Question of the Week: “How I came to think of myself as a feminist anthropologist”

I took an awesome women’s studies class at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1982. It was “Women in Cross-Cultural Perspectives” and was taught by Dr. Susan Millar, a cultural anthropologist who did work in Australia. It was my first anthropology course, and even though …

 

A Tribute to Helen Icken Safa

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In Celebration of Helen Icken Safa Helen I Safa passed away November 4, 2013 just one month shy of her 83rd birthday. Safa was a congenial colleague, excellent mentor to other faculty, students, and staff and a consummate organizer and …

 

Review of AFA Dissertation Awards & Interviews with Past (Two) Recipients

by AAA/AFA Summer Intern Rachel Nuzman Starting in 2011, the Association for Feminist Anthropology began awarding a $2000 scholarship to one PhD candidate each year in support of the writing phase of the dissertation. This award is given to an …

 

Call for Blog Posts: This is What Feminist Anthropology Looks Like

AFA is excited to extend a call for blog posts on topics related to feminist anthropology. We want to know what you are working on, and what you are thinking about! Blog topics can range from 500-1000 words, and can …