Post #AAA2015

I’m still applying moisturizer three times a day to rehydrate after the arid Denver conditions. It was an energizing, exhausting, and momentous #AAA2015 as members voted overwhelmingly in support of the BDS resolution. As well, it was the end of our special Canadian influence at the AAA with Monica Heller finishing her term as President. I missed her presidential address but will see at least some of it realized in a forthcoming book. Thanks for all your hard work over the last two years @anthroprez (now @MonicaHeller4)! read more...

  • Making #AAA2015 Manageable: The Teaching Culture Top 30

    It’s that time of year again, when anthropologists start gathering on Twitter, finish writing their papers, and pack their scarves for the annual AAA pilgrimage. To make things a little easier, we’ve assembled a list of our Top 30 must-attend sessions. As with most lists, it was extraordinarily difficult to whittle things down. This list is by no means exhaustive. Instead, it reflects our interest in ethnography, engaging the public, and of course, teaching anthropology, with a few other important things thrown in to round it out. read more...

    • DateNovember 4, 2015
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    • posted byAnne
  • Sharing Syllabi: The Anthropology of Superheroes

    Jamon Halvaksz, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), shares the syllabus for his Fall 2015 course, ANT 4843: The Anthropology of Superheroes. read more...

    • DateSeptember 30, 2015
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    • posted byAnna
  • Teaching Anthropology of/through Games, Part 2

    In my last blog post, I described my recent course on “Anthropology of/through Games.” Students in the class played, analyzed, and designed games related to anthropological concepts, and they also used ethnographic techniques such as participant observation and interviews to understand participants’ experiences of games. In this post, I take a closer look at game-based pedagogy in theory and practice. read more...

    • DateSeptember 17, 2015
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    • posted byKrista Harper
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