APLA Graduate Student Paper Prize 2017

Writing Mentor, Cash Award, Travel Expenses & Publication Opportunity The Association for Political & Legal Anthropology (APLA) Board invites individuals who are students in a graduate degree-granting program (including MA, PhD, JD, LLM, SJD, etc.) to send stand-alone papers centering on the analysis of political and/or legal institutions and processes. Topics may include citizenship; colonialism […]

Financialization and Beyond

Society for Economic Anthropology 2017 Annual Meeting Financialization is the universal explanans of the moment; ready at many an academic’s lips when something needs to be explained. As of April, the concept appears in about 21,000 entries on Google Scholar, an eye-catching expansion from the mere 77 mentions it received until 1990. Most of these […]

115th Annual Meeting, Minneapolis

Our 115th Annual Meeting, held from November 16–20, 2016, enjoyed excellent attendance with over 5,300 members registering for five days of lively discussion and debate. The Executive Program Committee was headed by Samuel Martínez as program chair and comprised of out-going and in-coming program chairs, Ann Stahl and Agustín Fuentes, with 11 individuals representing diverse […]

Demystifying the AAA Annual Meeting Submission Process

It’s time to think about the ways in which you would like to participate in the 2017 AAA meetings. As always, we encourage anyone submitting a paper, poster, session or roundtable that deals with Africa or the African Diaspora to consider channeling your submission through AfAA. We work hard to put timely and relevant panels […]

Reflections on Minneapolis from the Section Leadership

As we noted in an earlier column, ASAP was active at the Minneapolis meeting with fifteen sessions on the regular program and another round of our now traditional mentoring session. The two of us wanted to provide some reflections on those sessions so that the insights do not disappear into the ether as we think […]

Reflections on the 2016 Presidential Election

CAE’s Call to Action The recent outcome of 2016 US presidential election has heightened fear and angst among a growing sector of historically marginalized communities, evoking millions to take to the streets in resistance. This evolving political climate is ever more defined by voter suppression, control over women’s bodies, anti-immigrant sentiments, and a growing presence of […]

116th AAA Annual Meeting Call For Papers

Anthropology matters! is a call across the field to unite in our diversity, to embrace difficulty, be vibrant messmates, and promote the relevance of what anthropology is and does. Anthropology is best at describing the past, exploring the present, predicting the future, and navigating the processes of being and becoming human. Emphasizing the relationship between […]