The AAA continues to monitor the outrageous and unprovoked Russian military invasion of Ukraine taking place. It is important to raise our voices in outrage and call for a stop to the hostilities.
Although the COVID-19 pandemic is waning, anthropological insights continue to provide valuable research and teaching resources for health promotion, disease prevention, and the strengthening of health systems. These resources support open and fact-based conversations about the pandemic and community responses.
AAA Resources Regarding Engagement with Israel/Palestine
The AAA membership has voted to endorse a resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions. An all-member referendum took place by electronic ballot between June 15 and July 14. Thirty-seven percent of AAA’s eligible members voted, with 2,016 members (71% of the votes) supporting the resolution, and 835 members (29% of the votes) voting to oppose it. The following resources will help inform you on the topic:
- President’s Letter to Membership
- Proposed Resolution to Boycott Academic Institutions
- Reasons to Vote Yes for the Boycott
- Reasons to Vote No for the Boycott
- Points to Consider for our Association
- Frequently Asked Questions
- NoAnthroBoycott website
- AnthroBoycott website
- Task Force Final Report (2015)
- Eight actions instituted by the Board in 2016
- Response to the proposed resolution by the Israeli Anthropological Association
- Letter from the Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees
- Alliance for Academic Freedom.Academic Engagement Network statement
- California Scholars for Academic Freedom
- Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry Statement
Protect Human Rights and Academic Freedom
AAA has moved to strengthen its commitment to protecting academic freedom and continues its affiliation with, and support of, Scholars At Risk, an international non-profit organization that works to protect threatened scholars and promote academic freedom around the world.
In addition to its affiliation with Scholars At Risk, AAA will maintain its active membership in the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Coalition for Science and Human Rights.
Learn more about advocacy at AAA.
Opportunities with the United Nations
Procedures for the Use of AAA's United Nations NGO Status
Members of the AAA are encouraged to apply for use of the association's NGO credentials.
Advocacy Action Center
AAA advocates for the increase of federal funding streams that support scholars affiliated with the AAA. One of the key ways it does so is through its membership in the National Humanities Alliance, a coalition of organizations that advocates for federal funding for humanities research, teaching, programming, and preservation and access. The National Humanities Alliance (NHA) is a nationwide coalition of organizations advocating for the humanities on campuses, in communities, and on Capitol Hill.