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DC Metro & AU Shuttle
AU is accessbile via the Tenleytown stop on the Red Line (toward upper left on metro map)—just outside the metro east entrance there is an American University shuttle bus stop: from the east exit's escalator or elevator, simply walk 100 feet downhill. The AU Shuttle Blue/Main Campus Route runs every 10-15 minutes: see live bus-location app — ask the driver for main campus stop nearest MGC (immediately past Ward Circle). See also AU Maps/Directions.

Free: weekends and after 5 p.m.
Parking is available under the Katzen Arts Center on Massachusetts Avenue, in the Nebraska Avenue Lot, and in parking deck attached to Mary Graydon Center.


In 2003 graduate students of the anthropology department at American University convened the first Public Anthropology Conference. This year we celebrate a decade of resistance and social justice. The 10th Annual Public Anthropology Conference seeks to reflect on what it means to resist, and the ways in which people are working to achieve social justice(s). Among the questions we seek to answer through this conference are: How has academic and popular resistance to domination and injustice changed our world in the past ten years? Where have our overtures to social justice fallen short and what must change in our analyses and approaches? We welcome your creative submissions on the following ideas, broadly envisioned, and of course your own ideas.

See recap article: Reflections on the Public Anthropology Conference

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October 4-5, 2014
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2014 Keynote Speaker

AU Anthropology Department