Please join us on Anthropology Day, February 16, from 7:00-8:30 PM ET for a AAA-hosted virtual journal club! It’s an informal space to meet new people and learn together about cutting-edge scholarship in anthropology. We’ve chosen an article to discuss, and we’ll read it in advance and come together prepared for discussion. This is AAA’s inaugural journal club meeting, and we hope to offer more as the year progresses!
For this inaugural event, we are excited to discuss “Bringing Your Full Self to Work”: Fashioning LGBTQ Bankers on Wall Street by Spencer Kaplan, which came out last year in Anthropology of Work Review. This piece uses anthropological methods to explore identity and practices of self-cultivation within capitalist systems. Through ethnographic research, Kaplan explores diversity and inclusion amongst LGBTQ employees on Wall Street, exploring the relationship between one’s identity and one’s position as human capital, and asking what it means to “bring your full self to work.”
All anthropologists and anthropology enthusiasts are welcome to attend; no specialized subdisciplinary expertise is expected. Even if you’re not a AAA member, registration is free, and the article is available open access. Join us on February 16 to take a deeper dive!