AN Column

The ASA publishes Anthropology News columns on the work, past and present, of its members, as well as thought pieces and commentaries. Other columns inform AN readers about about section news, such as panels and other events at the AAA annual meeting. (See also the ASA Community page for other announcements, comments, and exchanges.)

Proposals for columns are welcome. Please contact AN column editor Sue Kenyon (

Links to recent columns can be found below. See the Archive page for links to earlier columns.

  • An anthropologist reflects on a half century of research in the Western Pacific. The post On Life’s Complexities and Contradictions appeared first on Anthropology News.
  • How establishing new relationships with historic pipes and an Elders Council allowed a museum to cocurate exhibits about Treaty making with First Nations people. The post “Giigidootamishin, Speak on My Behalf!” appeared first on Anthropology News.
  • How do we combat vaccine hesitancy? We might look to the personal stories of those who have experienced the role of vaccines in overcoming infectious disease. The post Why Are American Elders More Accepting of the COVID-19 Vaccine? appeared first on Anthropology News.
  • One anthropologist’s journey through his bookshelf leads him to a new project in literary anthropology. The post Writing Nigeria, Past and Present appeared first on Anthropology News.
  • One retired anthropologist walks across the United States and shares his reflections on the journey. The post Crazy or Awesome? appeared first on Anthropology News.