Awards, City and Society, our Positive Futures conference, and more.
The Society for Urban, National, and Transnational/Global Anthropology (SUNTA) is getting ready for the 2019 AAA Annual Meeting with several events and opportunities for our members and others interested in the work of the Society.
SUNTA is in the process of organizing a new set of mentoring meetings for the 2019 AAA/CASCA Annual Meeting in Vancouver.
SUNTA/SANA’s conference in Puerto Rico connected and inspired many who attended.
Almost every day for the last two years, people have been leaving the World, for Canada with the hope of finding a better life. They have crossed by the tens of thousands (over 37,000 in 2017 and 2018, and in the first two months of 2019, over 1600) at a remote, unsanctioned, “deadend” road.
Street foods are a mainstay of the urban foodchain in Oaxaca City, a southern Mexican provincial capital of approximately 300,000 residents.
Gang-style homicides and lynch mob beatings occur regularly in the Guatemalan city of Quetzaltenango, where gang and vigilante violence have supplanted state violence as the primary registers of power. Public records in Guatemala reveal young men are the most frequent perpetrators of violent crime, but they are also its most likely victims.
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 2018.
In preparation for the upcoming conference: Positive Futures Sarah Molinari spoke with Dr. Yarimar Bonilla, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Caribbean Studies at Rutgers University, who will be giving the conference keynote address. Bonilla reflects on Puerto Rico as a “landscape of ruin” one year after Hurricane Maria and brings nuance to the conference theme Positive Futures.
On August 14, 2018, a large segment of the Morandi Bridge on Italy’s A20 highway connecting Genoa’s western outskirts to Milan, Turin, and France collapsed in a cloud of dust and heavy debris. Forty-three people died, many more were injured, and about 600 residents had to leave their homes.