General Anthropology Division

GAD at the Annual Meeting (#AmAnth17)

GAD Distinguished Lecture, "Why I Haven’t Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, or Anthropological Observations on the Political Economy of Digital Technology"
GAD Distinguished Lecture, Bonnie Nardi
“Why I Haven’t Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, or Anthropological Observations on the Political Economy of Digital Technology”
Friday, December 1, 12:15 PM–1:30 PM,
Marriott, Washington Room 4

GAD Awards Ceremony and Reception,
Friday, December 1, 7:45–9:00 PM,
Marriott, Maryland Suite A

For details of the 33 GAD sessions at the 116th AAA, browse the program by section.

Invited Sessions

(2-0490) Digital Deception and the Queer Life of Data
Wednesday, November 29
4:30 PM – 6:15 PM
Location: Marriott, Wilson A
Sponsored by: Association for Queer Anthropology
Sponsored by: General Anthropology Division

(4-1095) Anthropology Matters – Fighting Essentialist Ideas about Poverty, Race, and Intelligence in the Trump Era
Friday, December 1
4:15 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Marriott, Thurgood Marshall West
Sponsored by: Biological Anthropology Section
Sponsored by: General Anthropology Division

(4-1110) Humanism: The Second Annual Debate of Anthropological Keywords (ADAK)
Friday, December 1
4:15 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Marriott, Thurgood Marshall South
Sponsored by: American Ethnological Society
Sponsored by: General Anthropology Division

(5-0710) Voicing the Ancestors: Readings for the Present from Anthropology’s Past
Saturday, December 2
2:00 PM – 3:45 PM
Location: Marriott, Wilson A
Sponsored by: General Anthropology Division

(5-1130) Open Invitation Memorial for Elizabeth Colson
Saturday, December 2
4:15 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Marriott, Roosevelt 3
Sponsored by: Association for Africanist Anthropology
Sponsored by: General Anthropology Division

Welcome to GAD

The General Anthropology Division (GAD) is an evolving coalition of anthropologists interested in what unifies and cross-cuts the discipline. GAD stimulates conversations that span the subfields and provides a home for emerging interests and ideas. GAD raises broad questions, fosters the emergence of new areas of inquiry, and examines the structures and conditions that shape our lives as anthropologists. GAD is also the umbrella for several committees that examine particular cross-disciplinary issues, including the Committee for the Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing (CASTAC); the Teaching Anthropology Interest Group (TAIG); Federation of Small Anthropology Programs (FOSAP); and History of Anthropology (HOA).

GAD publishes a bulletin, General Anthropology, and GAD section members receive an electronic subscription to Anthropology Now, a general interest magazine that promotes interdisciplinary conversations and supports anthropology in the classroom.

 

History of GAD

Includes a list of past GAD Presidents and Distinguished Lecturers.