Society for Cultural Anthropology News

Peter Redfield is our New SCA President

In the spring the board elected Peter Redfield to take over from Bob Foster as president of the society, effective this November. Given how short president’s terms are, we also decided to create a new position of president elect to help with governance continuity. We will fill this for the first time in 2018 when we search for Peter’s eventual replacement.

New Editors for Cultural Anthropology

The SCA recently named the new editors of Cultural Anthropology this year. We’re thrilled to announced that Heather Paxson (MIT), Chris Nelson (UNC) and Brad Weiss (William and Mary) will form an editorial collective to take over the journal from Dominic Boyer, James Faubion and Cymene Howe. Their five-year term begins on January 1.

Displacements; SCA Spring Meeting

We’ve sent out the call for proposals for the Biennial meeting, which will be held virtually from April 19–21 this coming spring. If you haven’t had a chance to look at the call yet, you can find it here. Since we’re experimenting with a radically new format this year, the sooner people can start thinking about their contribution, the better.

[email protected] at the AAA: Gayatri Spivak

I’ll have much to say in the weeks and months ahead about the upcoming AAA. For now, pencil in and mark down Friday afternoon for our annual [email protected] roundtable, with invited speaker Gayatri Spivak.

New Board Member and Graduate Student Representative

We’ve also welcomed Andrea Muehlebach to the SCA executive board, as well as a new graduate student representative, Julia Sizek. Julia replaces Darren Byler, who has done amazing work over the past few years representing our large and active graduate student membership.

Anthropology News

You’ll have noticed that Anthropology News has a new magazine format, in which we’re allotted one column per year in July. Thanks to graduate students Jenny Shaw and Hilary Agro for contributing our first column; if you missed it, you can find it here.

Kregg Hetherington ([email protected]) is the contributing editor for the Society for Cultural Anthropology.

Cite as: Hetherington, Kregg. 2017. “Society for Cultural Anthropology News.” Anthropology News website, October 11, 2017. doi: 10.1111/AN.633

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