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The theme of the 2019 Spring Conference is “Positive Futures.”

In these dangerous and uncertain times, we will come together to explore the spaces, practices, thoughts, and senses through which positive futures are elaborated, sustained, improvised, or reworked. More than a year and a half after the human-made disaster of Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the conference organizers invite proposals for panels, papers, presentations, art installations, or creative projects that examine, challenge or expand on the conference theme. Original or unconventional forms of presentation or experimental panel formats are especially encouraged. We also welcome graduate students to present their work at any stage and will offer opportunities for students and established scholars to collaborate.

The Call for Papers can be found here. Click here for the registration and submissions portal. Registration for students and local participants is free, and underemployed faculty pay a reduced registration rate. Membership in SANA or SUNTA is not required for registration, though we encourage it.

Conference will be at the Hilton Caribe in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from May 2 to 4, 2019.

KEYNOTE ADDRESSES: Yarimar Bonilla and Emily Martin

PRESIDENTIAL PLENARIES: Local Puerto Rican anthropologists and activists discuss the island’s and people’s positive futures.

EVENING SALONS ON THE BEACH: Ocean waves, drinks, stimulating conversation

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Questions? Email us at: [email protected]

Cite as: Totah, Faedah. 2019. “SUNTA and SANA Spring Conference.” Anthropology News website, January 30, 2019. DOI: 10.1111/AN.1068