Committees

Active Committees of GAD

    • Committee for the Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing (CASTAC)
      • CASTAC’s mission is to facilitate communication within the AAA among anthropologists and groups working in areas related to science, technology, and medicine and to promote the visibility of anthropological research on technoscience.  CASTAC thus offers a forum in which to organize sessions for meetings, exchange ideas, and network with anthropologists with similar research interests.  To accomplish these activities, CASTAC (1) operates a listserv, (2) maintains a website, (3) publishes a directory, and (4) awards (jointly with the Society for the Anthropology of Work (SAW)) the Diana Forsythe Prize.
      • Visit our website
      • Full article in the GAD Column of Anthropology News
    • Committee on Teaching Anthropology (CoTA)
      • CoTA provides a forum in which to discuss one of the most critical functions of our profession – stimulating, enriching, enlivening, and supporting minds by means of teaching the discipline we all share.
        Reflect on your own career, and how vital good teaching and mentoring have been to you.  CoTA wants to help you nurture and support those skills.
      • Full article in the GAD Column of Anthropology News
    • Federation of Small Anthropology Programs (FOSAP)
      • FOSAP is a membership committee of the General Anthropology Division (GAD) of the American Anthropological Association  (AAA). It is designed to further the needs of faculty and students in small programs in Universities, Colleges, and Community Colleges, as well as public or private agencies, consulting firms, and any other small groups with interests in anthropology. Members are welcome who work with, or care about, such organizations. In practice, our interests have centered around coping with instability for small departments in times of academic downsizing and in the challenges and opportunities for teaching anthropology in such small departments. We are open to any other contributions and interests from our members and, in particular, in fostering interactions among members from different institutional backgrounds.
        http://www.aaanet.org/sections/gad/fosap/index.htm
      • Full article in the GAD Column of Anthropology News
  • History of Anthropology (HAC)
    • History of Anthropology is an interdisciplinary field of growing importance: two major book series (published by Wisconsin and Nebraska) and a new referred annual are devoted to it, a journal and many scholars read the History of Anthropology Newsletter (founded by George Stocking and now edited by Henrika Kuklick). The History of Anthropology Group within GAD aims to further interest in the subdiscipline by organizing symposia and sessions for the annual meetings of AAA. Current committee chairs are Andrew Lyons (Wilfrid Laurier) and Harriet Lyons (Waterloo).
    • Full article in the GAD Column of Anthropology News