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 […]

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 […]

CFP: Discarded and Queered Life, Due 3/15/17

CFP – Discarded and Queered Life: Exploring Urban Political and Queer Ecologies of Value and Exclusion 2017 American Anthropological Association Meeting Co-Organizers: Elijah Adiv Edelman and Peter Little, Rhode Island College Discard studies, queer necropolitics, environmental justice, and syndemic theories all encourage us to examine closely the ways in which health, vitality, value, and environmental […]

2016 AAA Elections & Resolution r.e.: Palestine/Israel

Just a reminder that AAA elections opened April 15 — make sure your membership is current and make your voice is heard in the election! Login here and click the “Vote Now” button mid-way down the page. In addition to our By Laws revisions, and the slate of candidates for Board positions, there is also going to […]

AQA Call for Proposals: AAA 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Association for Queer Anthropology welcomes proposals for sessions to be included in AQA’s program for the 115th AAA Annual Meetings to be held in Minneapolis, November 16–20, 2016. The AAA conference theme this year is ‘Evidence, Accident, Discovery’. As a politically engaged section, AQA promotes communication, encourages research, works to develop teaching materials, and serves […]

CFP: AQA Writing Workshop for Graduate Students

The purpose of this workshop, to be held at the this years AAA meetings in Chicago, is to support graduate students working in the domain of queer anthropology, broadly defined. The first four (4) participants who submit an article manuscript (8,000–10,000 words in length, all-inclusive of body text, footnotes, and references) to by Wednesday, November 6, 2013 will […]