Culture, Language, and Social Practice (CLASP) V Conference – Sept 15-17 2017

CLASP V – Call for Papers Culture, Language, and Social Practice (CLASP) V Conference September 15-17, 2017 Boulder, CO CLASP V is the fifth multidisciplinary conference run by graduate students that promotes the broad connections between culture, language, and society grounded in empirical research. We hope to once again bring together an array of national […]

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 […]

(Revised) Call for Contributions for Edited Book on LGBTI Refugees

REVISED CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS FOR AN EDITED BOOK ON LGBTI REFUGEES We seek specific proposals for an edited book on LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees, which will be published by Springer. We have particular interest on the reasons behind LGBTI persons’ flight. The contributions shall investigate the motives that determine LGBTI persons to leave their countries of origin and seek sanctuary somewhere else, the actors […]

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 […]

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 […]