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April 2011

 In This Issue

Special Message from AAA President Dominguez
Association Business
   Survey Research Volunteers Needed
   AAA Undergrad Membership
   Renew your AAA Membership Today
   April AN Features Sustainability
   AAA Facebook Page Exceeds 1,000 Fans
Call for Papers
   AAA Annual Meeting Open Call for Papers - Deadline Approaching
   AN Fall Themes and CFPs

Special Message from AAA President Virginia R. Dominguez

Resources for AAA Members to Thoughtfully Assist the People of Japan

On behalf of all AAA members, President Dominguez sends our deepest condolences and expressions of concern to everyone in Japan, their family members and friends.

AAA's section, the Society for East Asian Anthropology (SEAA) is actively in tune to the events and needs in Japan following the devastating earthquake, tsunami and evolving nuclear danger. With the assistance of SEAA's current president, Jennifer Robertson, AAA President Virginia R. Dominguez would like to make available to the entire membership the following resources: news sources, resources for finding people in Japan, donating funds, connecting with others and otherwise finding ways to thoughtfully help the people of Japan. Click here for our most up-to-date list of resources. In addition, AAA urges its members to consider consulting with our partners in the Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology and the World Council of Anthropological Associations.

Association Business

Survey Research Volunteers Needed

This summer the American Anthropological Association anticipates developing a survey focused on identifying unmet member needs, evaluating our existing programs and identifying priority areas for future program development. We would like to have the assistance of AAA members who have expertise and experience in survey research. If you have such expertise and experience and are willing to volunteer some of your time to the development of a survey instrument for this effort, please contact Bill Davis.

AAA Undergraduate Membership - Limited Time Offer - Expires November 30, 2011

New undergraduate members can add additional sections at no or low cosst. Each new undergraduate member will receive up to $10 towards an additional section (other than the NASA section which is included in undergraduate memberships). To learn more or to join now and take advantage of this special offer, click here.


Renew your AAA Membership Today

AAA members receive a significant discount on their Annual Meeting registration fee. Is your membership going to expire soon? Renew your membership online today in AnthroGateway.

April AN Features Sustainability
The April Anthropology News is in print and features a thematic series on sustainability. Thematic content is available online through April at AN's Current Featured News Page and the full issue will soon be available on Anthrosource.
AAA Facebook Page Exceeds 1,000 Fans
Thus far in 2011, AAA's Facebook page has increased its fan base by more than 35%. Like AAA's Facebook page to tune in to the latest association news and events, start a discussion or connect with other fans.

Call for Papers

Annual Meeting Open Call for Papers - Deadline Approaching

The new AAA abstract/propsal system is open for submissions for the 2011 Annual Meeting. The new system is streamlined with direct access to AnthroGateway for registration. The proposal deadline is April 15, 2011, 5:00 p.m. EST. All submitters will receive confirmation of completed proposals by e-mail.


AN Fall Themes and CFPs

AN is pleased to announce the thematic series for the fall issues are set. Renovation and restoration is the theme for October, followed by a series on funding in November. We'll close out 2011 with a series on the Peace Corps and Anthropology, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps. AN is currently seeking proposals for essays in all three series. Details, guidelines and deadlines are available online. Proposals or questions should be sent to Amy Goldenberg.






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Get ready for the

2011 AAA Annual Meeting


AAA will conduct its 110th Annual Meeting in Montreal, Quebec, Canada November 16-20, 2011.
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Upcoming Deadlines

April 15
AAA Annual Meeting Call for Papers deadline

Upcoming Section Meetings

Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges

Central States Anthropological Society

American Ethnological Society and the Society for Urban, National and Transnational/Global Anthropology

Society for the Anthropology of Religion


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