CFP – Queer Migrations 2: Illegalization, Detention, and Deportation ; Due 5/1/17

Queer Migrations 2: Illegalization, Detention, and Deportation Eithne Luibhéid and Karma R. Chávez, text co-editors, and Julio Salgado, arts editor Call for Proposals: May 1, 2017 deadline Overview: In recent decades, migrant detentions and deportations have skyrocketed—in the United States and around the world. At the same time, possibilities for acquiring legal status have been greatly […]

CFP: The PUBLIC HISTORIAN Seeks Articles on LGBTQ Public History, Due 4/26/17

In light of the LGTBQ theme study recently released by the National Park Service, The Public Historian invites proposals for articles to be published in a special issue of the journal on LGTBQ public history to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. A broad range of proposals focused on LGBTQ public history in North […]

AQA Website – Call for Syllabi & Images

The Association for Queer Anthropology is in the process of revamping and updating their website (, and we would love your help! There are a few things we are looking and hoping for: Syllabi.  Our last call for syllabi (in 2015) yielded a number of fabulous syllabi on topics that intersect with anthropology, sexuality, and […]

AQA Call for Proposals: AAA 2017 in Washington DC, Due 4/14/17

The Association for Queer Anthropology welcomes proposals for sessions to be included in AQA’s program for the 116th AAA Annual Meetings to be held in Washington, DC, November 29–December 3, 2017. The AAA conference theme this year is ‘Anthropology Matters!’ As a politically engaged section, AQA promotes communication, encourages research, works to develop teaching materials, and […]

CFP – Finding the Future: Future as Analytic, Device, Object in Ethnography

American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting 2017 Washington, D.C. Nov. 29 – Dec. 3, 2017 Session Title: Finding the Future: Future as Analytic, Device, Object in Ethnography Organizers: Jessica Bray, Rice University, and Katie Ulrich, Rice University, Invited discussant: Stuart McLean Abstract: In the midst of political and ecological upheavals, some people turn to […]


The Kenneth W. Payne Student Prize is presented each year by the Association for Queer Anthropology (AQA) to a graduate or undergraduate student in acknowledgment of outstanding anthropological work on 1) a lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans* topic, or 2) a critical interrogation of sexualities and genders more broadly defined. The Prize includes a cash […]

Assistant Professor Position Opening at Bradley University

The Department of Sociology & Social Work at Bradley University anticipates an opening for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Sociology, to begin in August of 2017. A Ph.D. in Sociology or a closely related discipline is required by the time of the appointment. We seek an individual with research expertise in global cultures and gender, […]

Articles by AQA Members Are Among Most Popular Posts in AN!

Very proud to report that two of the top five articles posted in Anthropology News in 2016 were from the AQA section of the AAA!  Check it out: Top Five Section News Congrats on this excellent work, and thank you to the authors for these outstanding contributions! Beyond these articles, you can read more writing from AQA at the Anthropology News Website, […]

AQA Benedict Prize Seeks Student Representative

The Ruth Benedict Prize Committee is now accepting applications for the 2017 Student Representative. The Ruth Benedict Book Prize honors excellence in a scholarly book written from an anthropological perspective about a topic that engages issues and theoretical perspectives relevant to LGBTQ studies. You can browse previous Ruth Benedict Prize books here: If interested, please […]

Call for Submissions: APLA Book Prize

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) is pleased to invite nominations for the 2017 APLA Book Prize competition. The association will recognize work that best exemplifies creativity and rigor in the ethnographic exploration of politics, law, and/or their interstices. Nominated books must be published in English during 2016. Books may be nominated by […]