Welcome to the AAA Ethics Blog! The AAA Committee on Ethics maintains this forum to facilitate public discussion of the ethical issues that face anthropologists today. We are your one-stop online shop for anthropological ethics talk, featuring content for aspiring and practicing archaeological, biological, linguistic, and sociocultural anthropologists working in academic and applied settings. Visit us to read what we are grappling with and offer your perspective.
Recognizing the importance of professional ethics for anthropological practice across diverse contexts, our goal is to be an educational resource for researchers, teachers, and students that is relevant from the field to the archive and from the classroom to the boardroom. To that end, the AAA Ethics Blog offers the following content:
1) AAA Statement on Ethics: Principles of Professional Responsibility
We are the exclusive online home of the AAA Statement on Ethics, providing a forum for ongoing comment on the Statement.
2) Cases & Commentary
On a regular basis, we publish real-world cases that raise concrete ethical dilemmas and/or explore ethically challenging areas in the practice of anthropology. Along with the cases, we share commentary from members of the AAA Committee on Ethics and offer a moderated space for insightful and respectful public discussion. If you have a case to share, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Standard ethnographic techniques will be employed to protect the confidentiality of those involved.)
We keep you up to date on the latest ethical developments in anthropology, related disciplines, and IRB land. We also post news about innovative technologies, recent legislation, and current events that have ethical implications for the 21st century anthropologist.
On an occasional basis, we invite ethics experts to share their views with readers in self-authored guest posts or excerpts from an interview with the AAA Committee on Ethics Student Intern.
We aim to make this blog as interactive and useful as possible. If you have a topic that you would like to see discussed, please contact us email@example.com.