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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

 

CFP Food and Work – deadline Oct 1

Food and Work: Call for Papers Special issue of Labor: Working-Class History of the Americas Susan Levine and Steve Striffler, co-editors Food studies has become an important field for research as well as for activist-oriented students and faculty.  A spate …

 

TT – Reed College Sociocultural, Native North America

REED COLLEGE Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track position in sociocultural anthropology to commence August 2014. Rank is open, but a minimum of four semesters of probationary Reed teaching are required before review for tenure. The position is …