The Ethics Committee is a non-adjudicative body whose purpose is to promote ethics literacy among AABA members and to advise the AABA Executive Committee on ongoing and emerging issues.

The Ethics Committee is also available to serve as a sounding board for members who encounter ethical challenges in their study and practice of anthropology.

As a non-adjudicative body, the Ethics Committee does not investigate allegations, hear grievances, or resolve disputes.


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Elizabeth DiGangi

Elizabeth DiGangi

Rachel Watkins

Rachel Watkins

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