The General Anthropology Division (GAD) is an evolving coalition of anthropologists interested in what unifies and cross-cuts the discipline. It stimulates conversations that span the subfields and provides a home for emerging interests and ideas. It raises broad questions, fosters the emergence of new areas of inquiry, and examines the structures and conditions that shape our lives as anthropologists. GAD is also the umbrella for several committees that examine particular cross-disciplinary issues, such as the history of anthropology, science and technology studies, anthropological teaching, and the nature of anthropology in small programs. GAD publishes a bulletin, General Anthropology, and the FOSAP publication, ANTHRO-AT-LARGE.
General Anthropology Division Distinguished Lecture, given at the 112th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Chicago, Nov. 22, 2013.