Legacies and Genealogies in Feminist Anthropology

Actions Speak as Loud as Words: How my Career was Saved by a Feminist Anthropologist Pioneer

Alaka Wali

I first met Augusta Lynn Bolles in 1980 when I was working on my doctoral dissertation research with a fellowship from the Inter-American Foundation. Lynn was also a Fellow and [...]

A Tale of Two Women: Genealogies of Black Feminist Anthropology in Brazil

Erica L. Williams

When A. Lynn Bolles invited me to write this piece, so many thoughts ran through my mind about the different feminist anthropological mentors I have had throughout my career. Following [...]

Studying the Past to Understand the Present: Elizabeth Brumfiel Making Archaeology Interesting with Gender, Class, and Faction

Kristin De Lucia

Elizabeth Brumfiel was among the first group of scholars in archaeology to explore gender roles and ideologies in the past. Her article “Weaving and Cooking in Aztec Mexico” in the [...]

Reclaiming Experience, Stories, and Intimacy as Feminist Modes of Knowledge: Learning from Rayna Rapp

Mary Anglin

There’s a story Rayna Rapp recounts from her graduate school days at the University of Michigan of encountering Gayle Rubin as an anthropology major enrolled in her recitation section. In [...]

Anthromoms and Ripples in the Pond: Thank You, Sylvia Helen Forman

Barbara Rose Johnston

Forman tribute book cover PreambleA few years ago I enjoyed one of those impromptu conference meals we all know so well. Crashing a table for two to indulge in Portland’s [...]