ASF connects groups or communities anywhere in the world with anthropologists able to serve as critical readers, examiners, and reviewers of reports, documents, and policies.
We are an independent non-profit organization and global network of anthropologists established in 2013.
ASF grew out of a long process of discussion that began at the World Council of Anthropological Associations (now the World Anthropological Union) meeting in Maynooth, Ireland in 2010. Out of that meeting, a Task Force led by Vice President Virginia Dominguez drew up our organizational Bylaws. The Task Force decided to found the organization in Brazil, and later incorporated ASF in the USA. The name “Antropologos Sem Fronteiras” in Portuguese, with the initials “ASF,” avoids confusion with AWB, a pro-apartheid organization in South Africa.
“Without borders” emphasizes our openness to people worldwide. It also indicates the extent to which the expertise on which we draw is global and prefers not to be limited by the borders that politicians and others create to separate and segregate portions of humanity from one another.
Please contact ASF via email in Portuguese, English, Spanish, Swahili, German, or French.
ASF acts on a case by case basis, at no cost to the group seeking assistance, and will provide support within a reasonable period of time, dependent in part on the length of the report or document in question.
Email us in Portuguese, English, Spanish, Swahili, German, or French at firstname.lastname@example.org
Email our Brazil office in Portuguese at email@example.com