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 […]

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, jlb11@rice.edu and Katie Ulrich, Rice University, kmu@rice.edu Invited discussant: Stuart McLean Abstract: In the midst of political and ecological upheavals, some people turn to […]

2017 KENNETH PAYNE STUDENT PRIZE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (DEADLINE JUNE 1, 2017)

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: http://queeranthro.org/awards/the-ruth-benedict-prize/ 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 […]