Making #2021AAABaltimore Manageable: The Teaching Culture Top 25

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  • posted byCarli Hansen
  • dateNovember 17, 2021
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LM150: 2020 Top 25 - Landscape ManagementWhat? November already? We cannot believe how the last two years have flown by. At the same time, it feels like forever since we gathered in Vancouver for AAA. While some of us are excited to reconnect with friends and colleagues in Baltimore this week, others (including yours truly) are opting to attend virtually this year. No matter how you choose to attend, we hope the next four days will be a time for you to have meaningful and generative conversations – and discover exciting new books!

It is a tradition for Teaching Culture to help readers navigate AAA by putting together a list of top sessions for those interested in teaching, public anthropology, and ethnographic methods. This was even more difficult than usual for the hybrid conference this year, with hundreds of on-demand, virtual, and in-person events to choose from. We have done our best to select 10 virtual events and 10 in-person events that will be of interest, plus 5 on-demand talks and podcasts that you can watch or listen to any time. For every event we chose, there are dozens more that we wanted to include – tell us your top picks in the comments!

We will miss unpacking boxes of books in our booth and raising a glass to our authors at our annual book launch. However, you can find our display in the virtual exhibit hall and on our website, where you can use discount code AAA2021 to get $5 off any of our new Teaching Culture ethnographies – including Fat in Four Cultures, Esperanza Speaks, The Living Inca Town, and Collective Care. You can also stop by the virtual exhibit hall on Thursday, November 18, from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM to “Talk Now” with us. We would love to say hello!

Hope to see you next year in Seattle!

Carli Hansen
Editor, University of Toronto Press


(0-0580) Poetic Responsibility in Ethnographic Inquiry
Podcast (Virtual) | Society for Humanistic Anthropology

(0-0590) Performing Truths as Responsible Anthropology of Education
Podcast (Virtual) | Council on Anthropology and Education

(0-0680) New Approaches to the Study of Anti-Blackness in Education
Cosponsored Session – Podcast (Virtual) | Council on Anthropology and Education

(0-0820) Keeping the PECE: The Technological Underpinnings of an International Digital Anthropology Network
Talk (Virtual) | General Anthropology Division

(0-1310) Bearing Witness: A Story of Ethnography and Educational Harm
Talk (Virtual) | Council on Anthropology and Education




(2-0931) Public Anthropologies, Engaged Pedagogies
Roundtable / Townhall (Virtual) | Association for Feminist Anthropology | 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM

(2-1551) Challenges to Teaching Anthropological Research Methods
Roundtable / Townhall (Virtual) | Society for Anthropological Sciences | 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM

(2-0792) Teaching with Digital Technologies: Mobilizing Anthropology for Responsible Pedagogical Design and Outreach
Roundtable / Townhall (Virtual) | General Anthropology Division | 6:30 PM – 8:15 PM

(2-1293) Indigenous Education During COVID-19: Negotiations, Tensions and Anthropologists’ Responsibility Across the Americas
Invited Session – Roundtable / Townhall (Virtual) | Council on Anthropology and Education | 6:30 PM – 8:15 PM


(3-1720) Writing as a Mode of Knowing: Becoming Responsible to Nonhuman Agency in the Post-Anthropocentric World
Oral Presentation (Virtual) | Society for East Asian Anthropology | 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

(3-2282) Ethnographers as Collaborators: Tensions Producing Knowledge in the Field
Invited Session – Roundtable / Townhall (Virtual) | National Association of Student Anthropologists | 2:00 PM – 3:45 PM

(3-2472) Art and Ethnographic Form in Dark Times: Revisiting Joy, Considering Suffering
Roundtable / Townhall (Virtual) | Society for Cultural Anthropology | 2:00 PM – 3:45 PM


(4-2652) Transforming Pedagogies in Anthropology
Mentoring Event (Virtual) | Association for the Anthropology of Policy | 12:15 PM – 2:00 PM

(4-3332) Anthropology off the Shelf Redux: Multimodal Tools for 21st Century Social Action
Cosponsored Session – Roundtable / Townhall (Virtual) | American Ethnological Society | 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM


(5-3601) Difficult Encounters: Vulnerability and Precarity of Ethnography
Roundtable / Townhall (Virtual) | American Ethnological Society | 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM




(2-1240) Learning, Truth, and Anthropological Responsibility: Recent Re-Engagements with Learning as Cultural Process
Oral Presentation (In-Person) | Council on Anthropology and Education | 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

(2-1110) Moving Towards Racial Equity: Countering Racism in Schools and Communities
Volunteered – Oral Presentation (In-Person) | Council on Anthropology and Education | 4:15 PM – 6:00 PM

(2-1172) Mentoring in Writing Beyond the Academy: A Pilot Project
Mentoring Event (In-Person) | General Anthropology Division | 5:00 PM – 6:45 PM


(3-1710) Writing Ethnography/Writing Humans
Volunteered – Oral Presentation (In-Person) | Society for Humanistic Anthropology | 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM

(3-2205) How to Share Your Research With a Public Audience (Hosted by Cool Anthropology and SAPIENS / Sponsored by NAPA)
Mentoring Event (In-Person) | National Association for the Practice of Anthropology | 12:15 PM – 2:00 PM

(3-2020) Radical, Critical, and Community Based Approaches to Teaching and Doing Ethnography
Volunteered – Oral Presentation (In-Person) | Council on Anthropology and Education | 4:15 PM – 6:00 PM


(4-2840) Responsibility and Truth-Telling: Indigenous and Decolonial Scholarship in Higher Education
Oral Presentation (In-Person) | Council on Anthropology and Education | 2:00 PM – 3:45 PM

(4-2810) Teaching Strategies across the Five Fields
Invited Session – Oral Presentation (In-Person) | Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges | 4:15 PM – 6:00 PM


(5-3460) Teaching and Learning in Unlikely Virtual Spaces and Rural Places
Volunteered – Oral Presentation (In-Person) | Council on Anthropology and Education | 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM

(5-3580) Imagineering Education in the New Latinx Diaspora: Anti-Nativist Visions of Promising and Inclusive Practices
Oral Presentation (In-Person) | Council on Anthropology and Education | 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM

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