- Called for the immediate reversal of the US President’s executive order banning immigrants (January 29, 2017)
- Denounced the move to advance the Dakota Access Pipeline (January 26, 2017)
- Issued a resolution against torture and other cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment or punishment (January 25, 2017)
- Announced AAA actions to protect academic freedom (January 23, 2017)
- Launched the AAA Rapid Response Network on Academic Freedom (January 23, 2017)
- Reaffirmed AAA commitment to academic freedom (January 5, 2017)
- #AnthroForward Post-Election Resources posted since December 15, 2016 and designed to receive new, updated information on the collective actions anthropologists can undertake and the resources available to anthropologists.
- Selected Information Resources Regarding January 27, 2017 Executive Order Banning Immigrants and Refugees (January 29, 2017)
- Information from the National Humanities Alliance (January 26 2017)
- List of actions anthropologists can take now (January 24, 2017)
- List of resources for museum advocacy (January 21, 2017)
- Steps to take to help preserve humanities funding (December 20, 2016)
- Keep informed of our efforts on the AAA Advocacy Page
- Check the AAA homepage daily for Trending news
- Follow AAA on Twitter (@AmericanAnthro) and Facebook. You can also follow @anthroprez and Executive Director Ed Liebow, @Liebow4.
- Contribute to #AnthroForward Post-Election Resources
Ever since the pioneering work of Mary Douglas on risk back in 1992, anthropologists have understood that there is a difference between what is actually dangerous and what people think is dangerous. Scientists can measure the probability of you being struck by a bolt of lightning or getting hit by a car. But our fears are not based on extensive scientific study, nor are they the results of our own idiosyncratic psychology. They are shaped by the culture we live in and the history we’ve collectively experienced. The sad thing, anthropologically, about Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration is that it does not make Americans safer, just makes some Americans feel safer. The tragic thing about the order is that forces others to suffer for the sake of our own false sense of security.
A helpful set of media and digital anthropology resources for teaching and learning.
Anthropologists in the Stock Exchange: A Financial History of Victorian Science – Book Review
USAPP American Politics and Policy (blog)
The focus of Marc Flandreau’s Anthropologists in the Stock Exchange: A Financial History of Victorian Science is to unearth and explore the links between the development of early circles of anthropologists and the use of science in British imperial
By: JC Salyer and Paige West
On January 20, over one thousand anthropologists came together to read Michel Foucault’s lecture eleven in “Society Must Be Defended.” What began as a simple blog post became a global showing of scholarly solidarity and transnational anthropological community building in the wake of the disastrous presidential election in the United States. Groups in sixteen countries convened to both read aloud and discuss Foucault’s analysis of biopower, racism, and the state. Some of these groups were based in university settings but many were not. We had readers in pubs, museums, living rooms, on a live radio broadcast, and in front of Trump Tower in New York City. After the events on January 20 people contacted us through e-mail, Facebook, and Twitter, to describe the sense of collective scholarly engagement that this event provided. Many said that the feeling of anthropological community in the face of this disastrous political change grounded them.