What is ABA?

Founded in 1970, the mission of the Association of Black Anthropologists (ABA) is to bring together Black Anthropologists and other scholars concerned with the goals of the ABA and support its activities.

ABA will achieve its mission by ensuring that people studied by anthropologists are not only objects of study but active makers and/or participants in their own history. We intend to highlight situations of exploitation, oppression and discrimination.

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Call for Papers/Announcements

CFP for “On the Ground” series

Fieldnotes on Black Lives Matter and Racialized Police Violence In the past year and a half, protests and acts of resistance against anti-Black racism and police violence have erupted across the U.S. and the globe. Gathered under the umbrella of Black Lives Matter, this movement has taken place in the streets, courthouses, university campuses, malls, and outside police departments. Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi, the founders of Black Lives Matter (the organization and the popular hashtag), describe it as an ideological and political intervention in a world where Black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise. It is an affirmation of Black folks' contributions to this society; our humanity, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression. Read more in Call for Papers/Announcements.


Transforming Anthropology

As the chief publication of the Association of Black Anthropologists, Transforming Anthropology interrogates the contemporary and historical construction of social inequities based on race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, nationality and other invidious distinctions. Published semiannually, Transforming Anthroplogy reflects the dynamic, transnational, and contested conditions of the social worlds. You can read more about Transforming Anthropology here …

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