Combining Activism and Academia: A Moral Imperative

Combining Activism and Academia: A Moral Imperative

Over the last year, my academic and activist lives have been harder and harder to keep separate. Participation in the annual meetings of the American Anthropological Associations (AAA) in New Orleans last week at times left me wondering if I should even try to achieve a compartmentalization of these two areas of activity. Is it possible? Desirable? Imperative if I want to get an academic job in the United States?