2017 SUNTA Program at the Annual Meeting

The Society for Urban, National, Transnational/Global Anthropology (SUNTA) has sponsored the following panels and sessions at the 2017 American Anthropological Association meeting in Washington, DC:

Wednesday, November 29

12:00 p.m.

Anthropological Matters and the New Urban Millenium: Theoretical and Methodological Contributions from Fieldwork in Africa

Future Matters: Childhood and Global Citizenship in Times of Uncertainty

Political Crises, Precarity, and Resilience: Social and Economic Resourcefulness Among Refugees, Migrants, and the Displaced

1:30 p.m.

A Matter of Expertise: Interrogating the Production and Performance of Expert Knowledge in Postcolonial Cities

2:15 p.m.

Beyond Crisis: Rethinking Refugee Lives

Future Cities: When, Where and How?

In-Between States: New Refugee Movements and State Responses

Rethinking Space in Post-Conflict Settings: Traumas, Dilemmas and Strategies

Urban Etnographies of Commoning (Part 1)

4:30 p.m.

Migration and Social Class: Ambiguous Class Identities in Translocal Social Fields

Right to the City: Religious Urbanisms and Claims to the Modern City

Urban Ethnographies of Commoning (Part 2)

Thursday, November 30

8:00 a.m.

(Il)liberal Urbanism?

10:15 a.m.

Acting with Things: Materialities, Infrastructures, Urbanisms

Enhanced Non-Citizen Precarity: The Production of Deportability

Matters of Resettlement

12:15 p.m.

Society for Urban, National and Transnational/Global Anthropology (SUNTA) Board Meeting

2:00 p.m.

On Charitable Trusts and Corporations: Religion, Property, and Mobility from Lebanon to The Philippines

4:15 p.m.

Fabricating Utopics: Hacking Imaginaries

6:30 p.m.

Keeping the Gate: Refugee Management as Statemaking in a Post-Sovereign Era

Right and Far-Right Politics and Movements: Ethnography/ic matters

7:45 p.m.

Society for Urban, National, and Translational/Global Anthropology (SUNTA) Business Meeting

Friday, December 1

8:00 a.m.

‘Global North’ and ‘Global South’ Revisited: Putting Core-Periphery Relations in Context

Migrant Resilience in A Hostile Time

The Effects of Recent Changes in National and International Governments and Policies on Refugee Experiences in Host Countries

10:15 a.m.

From the refugee crisis to the Muslim ban. Vulnerability and anthropology in precarious and neo-liberal times. A Roundtable

Relationships in transit: Marriage, family, and gender expectations in immigrant experiences

The Political Materiality of Cities

2:00 p.m.

Deserving DREAMers, Do-Gooders, Delinquents, and Drop-Outs: Understanding Immigrant Youth’s Narratives of Self and Citizenship Status in Nativist Times

4:15 p.m.

(Re)claiming Queerness in the City: Representations through Time and Space

Saturday, December 2

8:00 a.m.

Critical anthropologies of the urban

From Believing to Building: Planning for Faith in the Neoliberal City

Andrew Newman is SUNTA secretary and associate professor of anthropology at Wayne State University.

Cite as: Newman, Andrew. 2017. “2017 SUNTA Program at the Annual Meeting.” Anthropology News website, November 17, 2017. doi: 10.1111/AN.700

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