American Anthropological Association
2300 Clarendon Boulevard 1301 Arlington VA United States
Phone+1 703.528.1902
Email members@americananthro.org
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    PostedTuesday, February 23, 2021 at 1:14 PM
    The American Anthropological Association invites you to nominate your mentors, colleagues, and students or self for 13 Association awards: Conrad M. Arensberg Award, Franz Boas Award for Exemplary Service to Anthropology, SfAA/AAA Margaret Mead Award, AAA Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching of Anthropology, Gender Equity Award, David M. Schneider Award, Anthropology in Media Award, Dissertation Fellowship for Historically Underrepresented Persons in Anthropology, AAA Engaged Anthropology Award, Palestine-Israel Fellowship Fund for Travel, Carole H. Browner Latin American Studies Fellowship Fund for Travel, Solon T. Kimball Award for Public and Applied Anthropology. For questions or assistance, please contact Katie Patschke, kpatschke@americananthro.org. https://www.americananthro.org/awards
    The American Anthropological Association invites you to nominate your mentors, colleagues, and students or self for 13 Association awards: Conrad M. Arensberg Award, Franz Boas Award for Exemplary Service to Anthropology, SfAA/AAA Margaret Mead Award, AAA Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching of Anthropology, Gender Equity Award, David M. Schneider Award, Anthropology in Media Award, Dissertation Fellowship for Historically Underrepresented Persons in Anthropology, AAA Engaged Anthropology Award, Palestine-Israel Fellowship Fund for Travel, Carole H. Browner Latin American Studies Fellowship Fund for Travel, Solon T. Kimball Award for Public and Applied Anthropology. For questions or assistance, please contact Katie Patschke, kpatschke@americananthro.org. https://www.americananthro.org/awards
    PostedThursday, February 11, 2021 at 4:33 PM
    It’s award season at the AAA. The American Anthropological Association invites applications for the Robert B. Textor and Family Prize for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology award. Consider supporting your colleagues and students by nominating them for a AAA award. You can also self-nominate. Applications for the Robert B. Textor and Family Prize for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology are due March 5, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Please make sure to review the eligibility requirements and rules for the award. For questions or assistance, please contact Katie Patschke, kpatschke@americananthro.org. http://bit.ly/3tRkG0c
    It’s award season at the AAA. The American Anthropological Association invites applications for the Robert B. Textor and Family Prize for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology award. Consider supporting your colleagues and students by nominating them for a AAA award. You can also self-nominate. Applications for the Robert B. Textor and Family Prize for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology are due March 5, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Please make sure to review the eligibility requirements and rules for the award. For questions or assistance, please contact Katie Patschke, kpatschke@americananthro.org. http://bit.ly/3tRkG0c
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General Description / Special Programs

Founded in 1902, the American Anthropological Association (AAA) is the world's largest organization of professional anthropologists. The AAA is governed by a 17-member Executive Board, elected by the membership. Members belong to one or more of 40 Sections. The leaders of these sections form a Section Assembly, which provides advice to the Executive Board on matters of policy, communications, and Association operations.

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Experience Offered
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Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 1
Internship Required 0
Internship Info

Each summer, the American Anthropological Association offers two internship opportunities funded by member donations. Internships are six weeks in length and usually extend from early July through mid-August. Internships are unpaid, however they are provided housing and a meal/travel stipend.

Interns will spend approximately 40 percent of their time working onsite at the AAA offices in Arlington, VA, and the other 60 percent of their time working on-site at one of two locations: The Naval Historic & Heritage Command and The Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Learn about the incredible students who have been AAA interns in the past in our AAA Summer Internship Hall of Fame

For more information visit americananthro.org/internships.

Grants Or Funding Minority Dissertation Fellowship: This fellowship is meant to encourage ethnic minorities of the U.S. to complete doctoral degrees in anthropology, thereby increasing diversity in the discipline and/or promoting research on issues of concern among minority populations. The $10,000 award is granted once a year to a minority student to support the writing phase of their dissertation. For more details and how to apply, please see: https://www.americananthro.org/prizes-and-awards
Program Details
Research Facilities

AAA has a number of resources related to the history of the Association located on-site, such as our institutional library, photograph collection of past AAA presidents, and a list of executive board motions.

Library Resources AAA maintains an institutional library which includes the association's publications throughout AAA's long lifespan. It includes journals and newsletters published by AAA sections, previous and current AnthroGuides, books published by the association, and more. In addition, AAA has a considerable repository of materials related to the governance of the Association that take up more than 50 meters of shelf space at the Smithsonian’s National Anthropology Archives.
Publications

Annual Meeting Abstracts; the AnthroGuide; Anthropology News; Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference Proceedings; and AnthroSource, the publishing portfolio containing 21 titles, including American Anthropologist (the flagship journal of the American Anthropological Association) American Ethnologist; Annals of Anthropological Practice; Anthropology & Education Quarterly; Anthropology and Humanism; Anthropology of Consciousness; Anthropology of Work Review; Archaeological Papers of the AAA; City and Society; Cultural Anthropology; Culture, Agriculture, Food & Environment; Ethos; General Anthropology Bulletin; The Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology; Journal of Linguistic Anthropology; Medical Anthropology Quarterly; Museum Anthropology; North American Dialogue; PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review; Student Anthropologist; Teaching Anthropology; Transforming Anthropology; Visual Anthropology Review; and Voices.

Misc Information The American Anthropological Association provides extensive online resources to promote scholarly exchange, teaching and learning, career advancement and information about the field for anthropologists, teachers, and students. Our website, www.americananthro.org, is home to the ACE Anthropology Careers & Employment, a go-to place for both employers and job seekers. We also feature AAA members in the news, policy and advocacy statements, public education initiatives on race and migration, as well as access to a variety of social media channels for member engagement. The AAA Statement on Ethics: Principles of Professional Responsibility can be found on our website, along with the complete history of how the AAA’s commitment to ethics and professional responsibility has been articulated over the past century.
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  • Liz Myers
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