Anthropologists without Borders (ASF)

Antropologos sem fronteiras

Establishing ASF has been a long process of discussion and maturing that began at World Council of Anthropological Associations meeting in Maynooth, Ireland in 2010. After Virginia Dominguez’s initial proposal, she took the lead on a Task Force, which elaborated our organizational Bylaws. After comprehensive discussion with all Task Force members, we decided to found the organization in Brazil. Naming it “Antropologos Sem Fronteiras” in Portuguese, with the initials “ASF” attended to our aim of being more inclusive (the same initials standing for the French, Spanish, Italian, and other translations) and avoiding confusion with AWB, a pro-apartheid organization in South Africa.

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