#AkAA virtual 2021 HIGHLIGHTS

Date Posted: March 8, 2021       Category: Uncategorized

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The 48th Annual Meeting of the Alaska Anthropological Association, #AkAA virtual 2021, wrapped up last week with a record turnout of 399 registered participants. The conference featured 13 sessions with over 80 presenters from 8 countries including the United States, Canada, Norway, Wales, France, England, Scotland, and Japan. Presentations covered a broad range of topics from the fields of ethnobotany, rescue archaeology, museums and artistic practices, community-based participatory research, and other timely issues facing our communities. We were honored to host two renowned keynote speakers, Dr. E.J.R. David (University of Alaska Anchorage) and Dr. Heather Igloliorte (Concordia Univrsity), who addressed critical issues of equity, self-representation, and indigenous sovereignty.

The theme of this year’s conference, Fostering a Culture of Equity through the Removal of Boundaries, spoke to emerging opportunities within the virtual world to diminish barriers, including physical distance and financial limitations, and to increase access to learning and educational resources. It was excellent to see that the online conference encouraged and supported such a high level of student participation, diverse voices, and interdisciplinary perspectives.

Thank you to our invaluable sponsors, conference committee, volunteers, session organizers, presenters, and participants who contributed your experience and voices to create an online annual meeting that was both memorable and meaningful.

The #AkAA virtual 2021 conference program and resources shared during the conference are available on the AkAA website at:

Best wishes for the coming spring!

Alaska Anthropological Association

Alaska Anthropological Association Winter 2021 Newsletter

Date Posted: February 24, 2021       Category: Uncategorized

Dear Members,

The Alaska Anthropological Association Winter 2021 Newsletter Vol. 47, No. 1 is now available. Happy reading!

2021 AkAA Election Results

Date Posted: February 23, 2021       Category: Uncategorized
Congratulations to those elected to serve on the Alaska Anthropological Association Board of Directors! Board members will begin their two-year term at the close of this year’s annual meeting on March 5, 2021. Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s election.

Sam Coffman (President)
Shina duVall (Board)
Britteny Howell (Board)
Joshua Lynch (Board)
Marine Vanlandeghem Gillepsie (Student Representative)

#AkAA virtual 2021 Conference Program Now Available

Date Posted: February 22, 2021       Category: Uncategorized

The #AkAA virtual 2021 Conference Program is now available! Please click here to download a copy of the program.

#AkAA virtual 2021 Schedule at a Glance Now Online!

Date Posted: February 4, 2021       Category: Uncategorized

The #AkAA virtual 2021 Schedule at a Glance is now online! Please click here to download a copy of the schedule.

Registration Opens for #AkAA virtual 2021

Date Posted: February 1, 2021       Category: Uncategorized

Dear Anthropology Colleagues,

Online registration is now open for the 48th Annual Meeting of the Alaska Anthropological Association, #AkAA virtual 2021. The theme of this year’s conference is Fostering a Culture of Equity through the Removal of Boundaries. The conference will take place via Zoom from March 1-5, 2021and is free to all registered participants. Please register via the Zoom link below. The schedule and program will be available on the Alaska Anthropological Association website:

We hope you will join us for an exciting week of presentations and conversations!

Register for #AkAA virtual 2021:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Alaska Anthropological Association



Job opening for a cultural anthropologist

Date Posted: December 9, 2020       Category: Uncategorized

Job opening: Full-time Anthropologist position in Fairbanks; application deadline is 12/15

Archaeologist job opening at Denali National Park

Date Posted: December 9, 2020       Category: Uncategorized

Check out this full-time permanent compliance archeologist (GS-11) at Denali National Park; the posting is open through Dec. 14th


Date Posted: December 7, 2020       Category: Uncategorized

The Alaska Anthropological Association partnered with Exhibit AK in Juneau, AK to create a conference logo for #AkAA virtual 2021 as well as modern and sleek track icons for the annual conference program. Sincere appreciation to Exhibit AK for their generous in-kind contribution that helped to finance the graphic design work. Check out the stunning results by Exhibit AK on our website and visit them on Facebook to learn more about their innovative company.