AAA Members Outside The Academy


Non-academic respondents are much more likely to be self-employed than respondents who work in higher education. Sixty-one of the 262 non-academic respondents, or 23.8%, are self-employed or freelance, compared to 11 of 1081, or 1.0%, of academics. Rates of part-time and multiple employment are similar across academic and non-academic respondents.

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Summer Interns

AAA Summer Interns

In the summer of 2017, AAA had the honor of welcoming two new interns to Washington, DC.

Karina Nogueras is a member of the class of 2018 at the University of Central Florida. Her interests in underwater archaeology and forensic anthropology (and SCUBA certification) made her a natural fit to complete her internship with the Naval History and Heritage Command’s Underwater Archaeology Branch. Prior to serving as an intern with the AAA, Karina was a volunteer with the Florida Public Archaeology Network and treasurer of the UCF chapter of the Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honors Society.

Palmyra Jackson graduated from Seattle University in June, 2017 with a degree in anthropology. Prior to her time as a AAA intern, Palmyra was an intern and researcher with Vanastree, working with a women-run seed-saving collective in Karnataka, India. Palmyra also interned with Black Dot, a community and resource center for black entrepreneurs. Palmyra completed her AAA internship with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art.

This program, funded entirely from member donations, will host two new interns in the summer of 2018.

Donor Recognition

The American Anthropological Association would like to thank the following individuals and institutions for their support in 2017. All listings are based on actual donations to the AAA Annual Campaign or an AAA award or sponsorship, received from January 1 through December 31, 2017. This list does not include any pledges or multi-year grants received before 2017. Special thanks to our donors who joined the Annual Campaign Leadership Circle with a donation to this campaign of $500 and above.

Special Recognition

Special thanks to the following donors for their generous support over the years.

  • William Douglass
  • Robert Lemelson Foundation
  • Janna Marchione
  • Philip Singer
  • Wenner-Gren Foundation

Special thanks to the following sections for their generous support of the Intern Program Endowment Fund.

  • American Ethnological Society (AES)
  • Society for the Anthropology of North America (SANA)
  • Society for Economic Anthropology (SEA)
  • Society for Urban, National, and Transnational/Global Anthropology (SUNTA)

Benefactors ($5,000 and up)

  • Jodie B. Lane/Thomas Lane
  • Oxford University Press

Patrons ($1,000-$4,999)

  • Toby Bernstein
  • Niko Besnier
  • Johnnetta Betsch Cole
  • Cathy L. Costin
  • Louise Lamphere
  • Edward Liebow
  • Robert L. Munroe
  • Irwin Press
  • Eric Ratliff

Partners ($500-$999)

  • Alex W. Barker
  • Linda Bennett
  • Caroline B. Brettell
  • Elizabeth K. Briody
  • Carole Browner
  • William H. Crocker
  • Shirley J. Fiske
  • Susan D. Gillespie
  • Judith Goode
  • Suzanne Hanchett
  • Monica Heller
  • Setha M. Low
  • Elizabeth L. Mathias
  • Mary H. Moran
  • John Bryan Page
  • Thomas C. Patterson
  • David Alan Schwartz
  • Laura R. Graham/T. M. Scruggs
  • Pamela K. Stone
  • Robert T. Trotter
  • Bonnie Urciuoli
  • Maria D. Vesperi
  • Alisse Waterston
  • Linda M. Whiteford
  • Richard R. Wilk

Friends ($250-$499)

  • William O. Beeman
  • Cathy L. Costin
  • Robert A. Hahn
  • Edmund T. Hamann
  • Michael J. Harner
  • Jean E. Jackson
  • Saira Mehmood
  • Microsoft Research New England
  • Bernard C. Perley
  • Tanya L. Rodriguez
  • Barbara Rylko-Bauer
  • Bahram M. Tavakolian

Associates ($100-$249)

  • Kenneth L. Adkisson
  • Anna Agbe-Davies
  • Jason Antrosio
  • JoAllyn Archambault
  • Wendy Ashmore
  • Florence E. Babb
  • Lee D. Baker
  • Richard Bauman
  • A. Lynn Bolles
  • Keri Brondo
  • Jillian R. Cavanaugh
  • Elizabeth Chilton
  • Noel J. Chrisman
  • Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld
  • Margaret W. Conkey
  • Frederick H. Damon
  • Melissa C. Darby
  • Jeffrey S. Dean
  • Robert T. Dirks
  • District of Columbia Housing Authority
  • Alessandro Duranti
  • Susan M. Ervin-Tripp
  • Rick Feinberg
  • Agapi Filini
  • Byron J. Good
  • Mary L. Gray
  • Karl Gurcke
  • Patricia J. Higgins
  • Mary R. Hopkins
  • Hsain Ilahiane
  • Alice B. Kehoe
  • Dolores B. Koenig
  • Richard Borshay Lee
  • Carolyn K. Lesorogol
  • Robert A. LeVine
  • Janet E. Levy
  • Ellen Lewin
  • Alice Littlefield
  • Elaine Lynch
  • Lindy L. Mark
  • Elizabeth Mertz
  • Michael Nathan
  • Susan Marie O’Brien
  • Sherry B. Ortner
  • Kathryn S. Oths
  • Yasuyuki Owada
  • Robert W. Preucel
  • Ronald Provencher
  • William S. Puppa
  • Anna C. Roosevelt
  • Nan A. Rothschild
  • Aseel Sawalha
  • Barbara Rylko-Bauer
  • Aseel Sawalha
  • Edward L. Schieffelin
  • Carla M. Sinopoli
  • Jay Sokolovsky
  • Mary G. Sprague
  • Rebecca A. Stephenson
  • Nathaniel Tashima
  • Alaka Wali
  • Dennis Wiedman
  • Alvin W. Wolfe

Donations were made in 2017 “In Honor Of” the following individuals

  • Virginia Dominguez
  • Carol R. Ember
  • Saira Mehmood
  • Thomas Weisner

Donations were made in 2017 “In Memory Of” the following individuals

  • Ahmed Abu-Zeid
  • Daniel Biebuyck
  • William Blackstock Rodgers
  • Robert Edgerton
  • Laila Shukry El Hamamsy
  • Richard B. Freeman
  • Walter Goldschmidt
  • Victoria Lockwood
  • Nancy O. Lurie
  • Sidney Mintz
  • Robert M. Netting
  • Robert Van Kemper
  • Bobby Joe Williams
  • Margery Wolf

2017 Section Donations

The association would also like to thank the following individuals for their support of section sponsored campaigns, awards, and prizes.

Association of Black Anthropologists (ABA) Section Fund

  • Johnnetta Betsch Cole

Archaeology Division (AD) Patty Jo Watson Fund

  • Anna Agbe-Davies
  • April M. Beisaw
  • T. Michael Blake
  • Charlotte M. Cable
  • Elizabeth Chilton
  • Charles R. Cobb
  • Chip Colwell
  • Jeffrey S. Dean
  • Timothy K. Earle
  • Diane Gifford-Gonzalez
  • Susan D. Gillespie
  • Lynne Goldstein
  • John W. Kantner
  • Timothy A. Kohler
  • William D. Lipe
  • Barbara Little
  • Lisa J. Lucero
  • Thomas C. Patterson
  • Susan Pollock
  • Charles L. Redman
  • Thomas Rocek
  • Jeremy A. Sabloff
  • Kenneth E. Sassaman
  • David H. Thomas
  • David L. Webster
  • Alison Wylie

Council on Anthropology and Education (CAE) Foley Prize

  • Douglas Foley
  • Edmund T. Hamann

Council on Anthropology and Education (CAE) Gaitan Prize

  • Frederick D. Erickson

Council on Anthropology and Education (CAE) Heath Prize

  • Kathryn M. Anderson-Levitt
  • Frederick D. Erickson

Central States Anthropological Society (CSAS) Dillingham Fund

  • Michael Silverstein

Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition (SAFN) Marchione Fund

  • Joseph M. Gencarelli
  • Jane Thomas

Society for Anthropological Sciences (SAS) Russell Bernard Fund

  • Stephen A. Chrisomalis
  • William W. Dressler

Society for Cultural Anthropology (SCA) Open Access Publishing Program

  • Anne Allison
  • Emily Boardman Ndulue
  • Dominic C. Boyer
  • Joanne Carpenter
  • Emanuel M. Castro
  • Alberto Corsin Jimenez
  • Marisol de la Cadena
  • Mariesa Fischer
  • Michael A. Fortun
  • Robert J. Foster
  • Bruce Grant
  • Angelique Haugerud
  • Kregg Hetherington
  • Cymene Howe
  • Eleana J. Kim
  • Patricia McGuinness
  • Norma Miranda
  • Anand Pandian
  • Charlie Piot
  • Micha Rahder
  • Danilyn Rutherford
  • Ariel Smith
  • Alexias Stafilatos
  • Amy Stambach
  • Karen Strassler
  • University of Rochester Library
  • Eva Vernooij
  • Brad Weiss

Society for Economic Anthropology (SEA) Halperin Fund

  • Dolores B. Koenig

Society for Economic Anthropology (SEA) M. Estellie Smith Award Fund

  • Charles A. Bishop

Society for Linguistic Anthropology (SLA) Gumperz Fund

  • Cheryl K. Crawley
  • Cyndi Dunn
  • Federick D. Erickson
  • John J. Gumperz AD Ogical Associaton
  • John A. Lucy
  • Deborah Tannen

Society for Medical Anthropology (SMA) Basker Prize Fund

  • Virginia R. Dominguez

Section donations were made in 2017 “In Memory Of” the following individuals

  • Dena F. Dincauze
  • Jane Kelley
  • Terry Turner
  • Neil L. Whitehead

Section donations were made in 2017 “In Honor Of” the following individuals

  • Barbara Boyer
  • Lynne Goldstein
  • Johns Hopkins University Anthropology
  • John Ndulue
  • Patty Jo Watson

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