Stars from the AAA Sections

Last year Anthropology News invited sections to help us highlight some of the outstanding people in our discipline and the exciting, impactful work that they do, whether in scholarly, mentoring, business, public, teaching, or activist contexts.

Immigrant Women’s Care Work in a Global Pandemic

The shuttering of the global economy and the devastating health ramifications of COVID-19 have left undocumented immigrant women in the United States struggling to provide emotional and economic care across borders.  

Mary Catherine Bateson

Mary Catherine Bateson died on January 2, 2021, holding her daughter’s hand. Bateson was a best-selling author, a linguist, and a cultural anthropologist like her parents Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson. 

Evolutionary Foodprints

New approaches to the dental remains of early hominins and the diets of living primates are changing our understanding of what our ancestors ate and why.

Tasting Independence

Maggi instant noodles are a treasured favorite among India’s young people. Their banning in 2015 conjured youthful memories of rebellion and revealed the uncertainties of our global food systems.

How to Build a Sandwich

A degree in sociocultural anthropology may not be the most obvious background for a food stylist, yet it was a love for hands-on, detailed fieldwork that led me into the practical world of food styling.

Embodied Taste 

A student-curated exhibition offers an immersive exploration of food and the connections, stories, and memories we consume each time we eat.  

Eat, Drink, and Stand in Japan

Japan’s standing bars offer respite from the daily grind with drinks, lively company, and a feast of small dishes.