APLA Graduate Student Paper Prize 2017

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology Board invites individuals who are students in a graduate degree-granting program (including M.A., Ph.D., J.D., LL.M., S.J.D. etc.) to send stand-alone papers centering on the analysis of political and/or legal institutions and processes. Topics may include citizenship; colonialism and post-colonial public spheres; cosmopolitanism; cultural politics; disability; environment; globalization; governance; […]

2017 RUTH BENEDICT BOOK PRIZE COMPETITION CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (DEADLINE JUNE 15, 2017)

  Call for Submissions The Association for Queer Anthropology (AQA) is proud to announce the 2017 Ruth Benedict Book Prize Competition for outstanding anthropological scholarship on a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer topic. The Ruth Benedict Book Prize is presented each year at the American Anthropological Association’s annual meeting to acknowledge excellence in a […]

AAA 2017: Call for Presenters for Roundtable on “Empathy Matters”

AA 2017 Call for Five (5) Presenters on Proposed Roundtable: Empathy Matters: Teaching Interventions in a Time of Intensive Inequality and Division  If interested, please send us your name, email address, institutional affiliation, issue or subject matter, name of course and degree program or educational context, and brief description of your approach to social empathy. […]

CFP / AAA 2017: “Digital Deception and the Queer Life of Data”

CFP / AAA 2017: “Digital Deception and the Queer Life of Data”  Organized by Mitali Thakor (Northwestern), Shaka McGlotten (SUNY Purchase), and Paul Michael Atienza (UIUC) Keywords: critical data studies, biometrics, intimacy, secrecy, queer studies  This panel explores questions of secrecy, exposure, and deception through intimate narratives of data. Drawing on queer media studies, science […]

AAA 2017 CFP – From Berlin to the Bay and In-Between: Queer Life In and Outside of the Gayborhood

From Berlin to the Bay and In-Between: Queer Life In and Outside of the Gayborhood Anthropologists and geographers investigating social organization among queer and LGBT people have analyzed how constructions of place and identity mutually constitute one another (Blackwood 2008; Boellstorff 2003; Gieseking 2013). The analytical and methodological approaches developed by these scholars present conceptual […]

AAA 2017 CFP: “Measurement and the Making of Markets”

AAA 2017 CFP: “Measurement and the Making of Markets” Panel Organizers: Stephanie Friede (Duke University) and Georgia Hartman (UC Irvine) This panel is concerned with the processes by which new objects of speculation come into being. Standardized systems of measurement allow goods to be abstracted from the social, political, and ecological contexts in which they […]

CFP / AAA 2017 – Taking a hard look in the mirror: decolonizing our institutions/ourselves

Taking a hard look in the mirror: decolonizing our institutions/ourselves Co-organizers: Shelly Biesel and Christina Crespo (University of Georgia) Co-Chairs: Christina Crespo and Shelly Biesel Despite that anthropologists frequently highlight injustices and power inequities in our research, turning that critical lens inward to reflect on our own behaviors and institutions proves difficult. While it is […]

CFP – Bodies and their Boundaries: Biopolitical relations of “queer messmates in mortal play”

Bodies and their Boundaries: Biopolitical relations of “queer messmates in mortal play”  Organized by Colin Cahill (UC Irvine) and Christy Spackman (Harvey Mudd College) in association with the Science, Technology, and Medicine Interest Group of the Society for Medical Anthropology Recent political shifts in the United States, the European Union, and elsewhere have once again […]

Annie Wilkinson on “Latin America’s Gender Ideology Explosion”

Thrilled to report that Annie Wilkinson’s piece for AQA, “Latin America’s Gender Ideology Explosion,” is now live on Anthropology News!  As Wilkinson writes: “What’s been called part of the ‘global war’ to destroy marriage, ‘your latest right-wing conspiracy,’ and the driving idea behind the ‘anti-LGBT backlash in Latin America,’ but ‘doesn’t really exist’? Gender ideology. While it would […]

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 […]