A Publicly Engaged Anthropology

SUNTA continues to maintain a strong presence in the AAA via the journal City & Society, panels at the Annual Meeting, our student and established scholar awards, and increased outreach through social media. SUNTA promotes and supports scholarship on urban environments and the global and transnational processes that connect a variety of kinds of places […]

Rising Temperatures

The Visceral Temporality of Urban Development in India’s “Air Conditioned City” The following is a summary of the SUNTA Graduate Paper Prize Winning Paper for 2016 On April 24, 2016, Bengaluru recorded its hottest temperature since 1931 at 39.2 degrees Celsius (102.6 Fahrenheit) (The Hindu 2016). There’s still time for 2017 to top that score. […]

SUNTA Student Prize Announcements

SUNTA Graduate Student Paper Prize. Submissions Due: September 10, 2017 The Society for Urban, National and Transnational/Global Anthropology (SUNTA) is pleased to announce its graduate paper prize competition. We are seeking student papers that address SUNTA’s interests, including urban life, space and place, poverty and homelessness, transnational social processes, impacts of globalization, refugees and immigration. The prize […]

Photographing African Migration to Sicily

Refugees of the neoliberal global economy, unaccompanied African minors are leaving for Europe in search of a brighter future. [pquote]This series of photographs—both bleak and hopeful—sheds light on the lived experiences of unaccompanied African youth finding refuge in Sicily amidst a global migratory crisis.[/pquote]In 2016, more than one million refugees crossed the Mediterranean from Africa […]

SUNTA Prize Announcements

Anthony Leeds Prize; Senior Scholar/Lifetime Award SUNTA would like to announce the deadlines for two prizes: The 2017 Anthony Leeds Prize in Urban Anthropology (Deadline: May 19, 2017) The Leeds Prize is awarded each year by the Society for Urban/National/Transnational/Global Anthropology (SUNTA) for the outstanding book in urban, national and/or transnational anthropology published in 2016. The […]