2017 AAA meeting update!

The Association for Africanist Anthropology (AfAA) will hold its annual business meeting and reception on Thursday, 30 November, in the McKinley Room, Mezzanine Level of the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. Please note this is a new locale for the business meeting. Our events are thus:

  • 6:30 PM — AfAA Business Meeting
  • 7:15 PM — AfAA Presentation of Awards
  • 7:30 PM — AfAA Distinguished Lecture “Working the Jobless City: Rethinking Labor and Distribution via Recent Africanist Ethnography” by James Ferguson, Winner of the 2016 Elliott P. Skinner Book Award
  • 8:15+ PM — reception with music and socializing

Again, please note that all of the evening events for the AfAA will take place in the McKinley Room, Marriott Mezzanine Level

Be part of AfAA.

The Association for Africanist Anthropology (AfAA) exists to stimulate, strengthen, and advance anthropology by promoting the study of Africa, as well as Africanist scholarship and the professional interests of Africanist anthropologists both in and outside of the African Continent.

If you are interested in or conduct anthropological research in Africa, we want you to join us in the Association for Africanist Anthropology (AfAA). There are five good reasons to join or renew your membership in AfAA.

  1. We offer book and essay awards to distinguished scholars, graduate student members, and undergraduates.
  2. As a section of AAA, we review and adjudicate papers and panels for presentation at the meetings. Some people belong to more than one section, but AfAA might be the best place for your work on Africa to be reviewed.
  3. AfAA is a great place to network. Come to our reception and business meeting. Dialogue with other Africanists.
  4. The membership fee is only $30 a year.
  5. We sponsor a Distinguished Lecture in Africanist Anthropology each year following our reception. Great food is always served with proper African hospitality.

We look forward to our upcoming meetings — see you there!

Putting Africa back on the map