SAE at the Annual Meeting

William A. Douglass Distinguished Lecture, Café Europa, Prizewinners, and Fourteen Exciting Panels The 2017 AAA Annual Meeting is fast-approaching, and SAE has a diverse and exciting line-up of panels and events—including our central event, the William A. Douglass Distinguished Lecture, which will take place on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 7:45 p.m. (Marriott, Coolidge). This […]

Giving Birth at Europe’s Door

(Un)Making Precarious Lives in the Mediterranean I did not expect a project on birth and pregnant crossings in EU borderlands to make me think about death and mourning so much. Yet now they seem so intimately connected I wonder how it could have ever been otherwise. I find myself increasingly dividing my time between visits […]

Sustaining and Stimulating Europeanist Anthropology

Austerity. Refugees. Brexit. Far-right nationalism. Europe is in the headlines regularly these days, and the Society for the Anthropology of Europe (SAE) endeavors to understand and contextualize these phenomena. Through our annual book and paper prizes, pre-dissertation fellowship, and programming at the AAA Annual Meeting, SAE provides an intellectual home for anthropologists who study issues […]

Let’s Make Europe Great Again!

Donald Trump wants to “Make America Great Again,” but Viktor Orbán, the Prime Minister of Hungary, says he can do better. He can make the whole continent of Europe great again. How? By preventing non-Europeans from settling in Europe. Mr. Orbán has been building Fortress Hungary for some time now. I got a glimpse of […]