ABA at “Anthropology Matters” in Washington, DC

Greetings ABA members!

It’s that time of year again—the AAA’s annual meeting is upon us and we wanted to draw your attention to both ABA sponsored events and other happenings that may be of interest. This year’s theme, “Anthropology Matters” is particularly timely and our membership has showed out in the swath of contributions we have made. Here’s to you!

Also, this will be our last season serving you all in our capacity as co-editors. We are so proud to have worked with you all over the past four years. We hope that you will continue to contribute to the ABA’s Section column in Anthropology News, bringing your dynamic and ever-real voices to AN’s readership.

Yours, Tiffany Cain and Diana Burnett

PS Be sure to shout out all our members’ hardwork with the twitter handle @ABA_AAA and on our Facebook page! And, as usual, the ABA’s website is a great resource, keep it in mind!

PPS We’ve done our best to gather this wealth of events together for you but, no doubt, we’ve missed some. If you all would like to highlight anything else, please do so in the comments!

 

Not-to-miss:

ABA General Body Meeting – Thursday, November 30, 2:30 p.m. Join us as we discuss association business and make plans for the upcoming year.

ABA Legacy Awards Program and Reception – Friday, Decmber 1, 7:45 p.m. Come mingle with your fellow ABA members as we enjoy one another’s company and honor the accomplishments of members of our community, this year’s Legacy Scholar. ABA-AFA-AFAA-ALLA-AQA-SANA-SAW Joint Section reception to follow!

Annual ABA Mentoring Session – Friday, Decmber 1, 1:00–3:45 p.m.

AAA Opening Keynote: Bending the Arc of Change – A Conversation with Paul Farmer and Jim Yong Kim – Wednesday, November 29, 6:30 p.m.

AAA Annual Business Meeting – Friday, December 1, 6:15 p.m. This is a great opportunity for students and early career members to connect with potential mentors. For more information contact Riché Barnes.

Presidential Address Delivered by Dr. Alisse Waterston “Four Stories, a Lament, and an Affirmation” – Saturday, December 2, 6:15 p.m.

Sponsored Sessions:

Thursday, November 30

10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. – (3-0425) 21st Century Resistance, Protest, and Ethnography in the African Diaspora (Co-sponsored by the American Ethnological Society)

4:15–6:00 p.m. – (3-1080) Race, Religion, and the State: Afro-Diasporic Imaginaries and the Politics of Black Self-Making (Co-sponsored by the Society for the Anthropology of Religion)

Friday, December 1

4:15–6:00 p.m. – (4-1265) Anthropology Beyond the African Burial Ground Project: Epistemologies, Ethics, and Interpreting the African Diasporic and Native American Pasts (Co-sponsored by the Association of Indigenous Anthropologists)

Saturday, December 2

2:00–3:45 p.m. – (5-0850) Between Visibilities and Invisibilities: Forms of Racism and Anti-Racism in the Twenty-first Century (Co-sponsored by the American Ethnological Society)

Other Sessions:

Wednesday, November 29

12:00–1:45 p.m. – (2-0105) Identity politics versus naive workerism? Revisiting race, class and gender in the era of Trump and Brexit

Thursday, November 30

10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. – (3-0440) Anthropology and the Matter of Whiteness

2:00–3:45 p.m. – (3-0845) Centering Prisons: Reframing Analysis of the State, Relations of Power and Resistance

4:15–6:00 p.m. – Invited Session (3-1115) Sounds of Vacations: The Political Economy of Caribbean Tourism

4:15–6:00 p.m. – Late Breaking Session (3-1088) Until We All Get Free: Black Feminist Leadership and Organizing within The Movement for Black Lives

Friday, December 1

8:00–9:45 a.m. – (4-0115) Centering Black Women: Examining Stigma, Belonging, and Transgressive Practices

8:00–9:45 a.m. – (4-0195) Racialized Terror, Persistence and the Otherwise: Histories and Horizons of Struggle and Surveillance

10:15 a.m–12:00 p.m. – Invited Session (4-0295) Black Food Matters: Race, Food Consumption, and Resistance in the Age of “Food Justice” (Sponsored by the Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition)

10:15 a.m.–12:00p.m. – (4-0495) Race and White Privilege: Explorations of Racial Conjunctures in Latin America and the Caribbean

2:00–3:45 p.m. – (4-0850) There’s Levels to This: Protest, Disruption, Resistance

2:00–3:45 p.m. – Invited Session (4-0980) Toward a Transdisciplinary Coalition in Sociocultural Linguistics: A Collaborative Analysis of Presidential Discourse in Trump’s Black History Month Listening Session (Sponsored by the Society for Linguistic Anthropology)

2:00–3:45 p.m.– AAA Executive Session (4-0900) Beyond the African Burial Ground: Anthropological and trans-disciplinary innovations in theory, methods, and technologies

4:15–6:00 p.m. – (4-1145) In Medias Race: Black Embodiments Present and Future

4:15–6:00 p.m. – (4-1175) Spaces of Racialization, Spaces of Resistance: Race, language, and education

4:15–6:00 p.m. – Late Breaking Session (4-1173) From the Streets of #Charlottesville: Activism, Academia, and Anthropology

Saturday, December 2

8:00–9:45 a.m. – (5-0100) Blackness, Politics, and Performance: Essential Contestations in the Crisis of Nostalgic Nationalism

10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. – (5-0397) ‘Blackened Knowledge’ in Anthropocene

4:15–6:00 p.m. – (5-1085) Anthropology Matters: Understanding and Presenting Ancient Egypt in Its African Context

Sunday, December 3

8:00–9:45 p.m. – (6-0070) Language, Race, and Digital Space10:15AM-12:00PM – (6-0195) Engaging Contradictions, Negotiating Memory: Reimaging Tourism, Blackness and Entrepreneurship in Contested Spaces

10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. – (6-0210) The Space(s) Between: Matters of Kinship, Belonging, and Crossovers

10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. – (6-0275) Citizenship on the Periphery: Race, Class and the Struggle for Full Citizenship

10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. – (6-0260) Lives Spaces, Globalized Economies, and Consumption in African Contexts

12:15–2:00 p.m. – (6-0515) The Whitelash is Real: The New Politics of Exclusion

12:15–2:00 p.m. – (6-0470) Race and Indigeneity

Roundtables:

Thursday, November 30

10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. – Late Breaking Session (3-0373) In whose honor? On monuments, public spaces, historical narratives, and memory

4:15–6:00 p.m. – AAA Executive Session (3-1225) Do Black and Brown Lives Matter to Anthropology? Race, Bodies, and Context

4:15–6:00 p.m. – (3-1150) #NoBanNoWallsNoJailsNoDAPL: An Anthropology of Accomplices

Friday, December 1

4:15–6:00 p.m. – (4-1145) In Medias Race: Black Embodiments Present and Future

4:15–6:00 p.m. – (4-1095) Anthropology Matters – Fighting Essentialist Ideas about Poverty, Race, and Intelligence in the Trump Era (Co-sponsored by the Biological Anthropology Section and General Anthropology Division)

Saturday, December 2

8:00–9:45 a.m. – (5-0155) Racialization, Incarceration, and Struggle in Settler Colonial Societies: Israel and the United States

10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. – (5-0475) Making Anthropology Matter – Teaching Race as an Act of Resistance

2:00–3:45 p.m. – (5-0940) From Margin to Center: Teaching Race in Times of Trump

4:15–6:00 p.m. – (5-1120) I am Not Your Negro: Rethinking Race Relations and Becoming Ethical Subjects

Sunday, December 3

8:00–9:45 a.m. – (6-0050) Anthropology and/as African Diasporic Intellectual History

Workshops, Installations, and Films:

Tuesday, November 28

8:30–9:30 a.m. – (1-0000) Anthropologists Go Back to School at Browne Middle School (an initiative developed by Johnnetta B. Cole, Kamela Heyward-Rotimi, and Rachel Watkins)

Wednesday, November 29

5:05–6:05 p.m. – (2-0680) Changa Revisited (Film)

Thursday, November 30

9:00–11:30 a.m. – (3-0225) Participatory Ethnographic Theater of the Contemporary: State of the Nation

4:15–4:39 p.m. – (3-0990) Who is your grandfather? (Film)

Friday, December 1

12:20–1:44 p.m. – (4-0720) The Return (Film)

4:30–4:35 p.m. – (4-1290) Make it Rail (Film)

Saturday, December 2

8:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. – (5-0275) From the Classroom to the White House: How Anthropologists, Educators and Activists Can Influence Education Policy (Co-sponsored by the Council on Anthropology and Education)

3:06–4:14 p.m. – (5-0950) We Must Be Dreaming (Film)

Cite as: Cain, Tiffany, and Diana Burnett. 2017. “ABA at ‘Anthropology Matters’ in Washington, DC.” Anthropology News website, November 14, 2017. doi: 10.1111/AN.682

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