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 […]

Questions of Refugee Deservedness

The Anthropologist as an Ally As anthropologists of forced migration, we are used to being kept on our toes as the nature, causes, consequences, and policies that enshroud forced migration are constantly fluctuating. When I returned to Cameroon for ethnographic fieldwork after over a decade living in the region as a humanitarian professional, I came […]

SUNTA President’s Report

Looking back at 2016 This report summarizes the most important activities or changes for SUNTA in the last year as chronicled in more detail in the attached reports of the various SUNTA officials and committees. Overall, SUNTA continues to do well!! Thanks to everybody for their great work!! Membership The AAA overall experienced a significant […]

SUNTA Prize Announcements for 2016

Anthony Leeds Prize The Society for Urban, National, and Transnational Anthropology (SUNTA) is pleased to award the 2016 Anthony Leeds Prize to John F. Collins for his book Revolt of the Saints: Memory and Redemption in the Twilight of Brazilian Racial Democracy (Duke University Press, 2015). Revolt of the Saints is about the politics of […]

A Quick Guide to SUNTA at AAA 2016

The Society for Urban, National and Transnational Anthropology (SUNTA) is once again very visible at the AAA Annual meeting with a total of 31 sessions. We have two SUNTA invited sessions and two co-invited sessions with the Society for Visual Anthropology (SVA) and the Society for the Anthropology of Europe (SAE) respectively. SUNTA Invited Sessions Thursday “Urban […]