The American Anthropological Association gratefully acknowledges the support of the following organizations:

  • Ford Foundation, Program Officers: Irma McClaurin, Gertrude Fraser, Margaret Wilkerson
  • National Science Foundation, Program Officers: Alphonse DeSena, Barry Van Deman, Sylvia James; This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. ESI-0307843. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
  • Best Buy Children’s Foundation was the national presenting sponsor (2007-12). Best Buy is committed to celebrating the diversity of its customers, Children Foundation employees and the communities it serves, and is a proud partner of the national dialogue on race and racism.

Exhibition Co-curators

  • Yolanda Moses, Ph.D., University of California, Riverside
  • Alan Goodman, Ph.D., Hampshire College

AAA Project Staff

  • Mary Margaret Overbey, Ph.d., Principal Investigator And Founding Project Director
  • Joseph Jones, Ph.d., Project Manager
  • Amy Beckrich, Project Assistant
  • Felicia Gomez, Project Intern

Additional Aaa Staff Support Provided By:

  • Edward Liebow, Ph.D., Executive Director
  • Elaine Lynch, Deputy Director/Chief Financial Officer
  • Susan Chaires, Intellectual Property Attorney
  • Gabrielle Dunkley, Marketing and Communications Manager
  • David Frantz, AAA General Counsel
  • Daniel Ginsberg, Ph.D., Director, Education and Professional Services
  • Scott Hall, Manager, Web & Database Services
  • Shawn Ifill, Asst. Manager, Web & Database Services
  • Palmyra Jackson, Manager, Meetings and Content Strategy
  • Caitlyn Kolhoff, D.E.T., Manager, Education Services
  • Nell Koneczny, Meeting and Accessibility Manager
  • Natalie Konopinsky, Ph.D., Editor, Anthropology News
  • Jeff Martin, Director, Communications and Public Affairs
  • Kathy Redner, Controller
  • Nate Wambold, Director, Meetings and Conferences

Special Thanks To

  • Joanne Jones-Rizzi, Vice President, Science, Equity and Education, Science Museum of Minnesota
  • Bill Maloney, Head of Traveling Exhibitions, Science Museum of Minnesota
  • Micah Parzen, J.D., Ph.D., Director, Museum of Us
  • Irma McClaurin, Ph.D., Principal, Irma McClaurin Solutions

Project Contractors

Project Consultants

  • Janus Adams, Janus Adams, Inc.
  • Jafari Sinclaire Allen, Ph.D., University of Texas
  • Michael Blakey, Ph.D., College of William & Mary
  • Cynthia Chavez, Ph.D., Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
  • Paule Cruz Takash, Ph.D., University of California Los Angeles
  • John Fleming, Ph.D., Cincinnati Museum Center
  • Robert Hahn, Ph.D., M.P.H., Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
  • Faye Harrison, Ph.D., University of Florida
  • Jane Hill, Ph.D., University of Arizona
  • Janis Hutchinson, Ph.D., University of Houston
  • Linda Isako Angst, Ph.D., Lewis & Clark College
  • Henry Johnson, Northwood High School
  • Janet Kamien, Janet A. Kamien Museum Consulting
  • Judy Kass, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Jeffrey Long, Ph.D., University of Michigan Medical School
  • Deborah Mack, Ph.D., Deborah L. Mack Museum Consulting
  • Kathleen McLean, Independent Exhibitions
  • Carol C. Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D., San Jose State University
  • Michael Omi, Ph.D. University of California Berkeley
  • John Relethford, Ph.D., SUNY Oneonta
  • Enid Schildkrout, Ph.D., Museum for African Art
  • Audrey Smedley, Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University (emeritus)
  • Arlene Torres, Ph.D., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Alaka Wali, Ph.D., The Field Museum