2011 Annual Meeting

The 110th Annual Meetings of the American Anthropology Association was held from November 16 to 20, 2011 in Montreal.

Below are the panels and events sponsored by AQA.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

SEXUALITY, GENDER, NATION, AND CITIZENSHIP
14:00-15:45
Organizer and Chair: William D Banks

14:00: “I Want to Take You As a Friend”: Male-Male Sexuality and the Reconfiguration of Sexual Subjectivity In Post-Colonial Ghana
William D Banks (Wayne State University)
14:15: Anixieties of Marriage, Anxieties of Queerness: The Case of a Post-Soviet State
Tamar R Shirinian (Duke University)
14:30: Becoming Queer? Kwadwo Besia and Sexual Citizenship In Postcolonial Ghana
Kwame Edwin Otu (Syracuse University)
14:45: Gender, Religion, and Politics In the Gay Rights Movement In South Bend, IN
Rebecca Marie Jones ()
15:00:Time Is of the Essence: Temporalities of Sexual Identity and Human Rights Activism In Jamaica
Sarah E Page-Chan (University of Florida)
15:15: Under the Rainbow: Sexual Refugees and Homonationalism In Canada
David AB Murray (York University)
15:30: Discussion

QUEER ANTHROPOLOGY: METHODS, DIASPORAS, LEGACIES
16:00-17:45
Organizers: Marcia Ochoa (University of California – Santa Cruz) and Scott Lauria Morgensen (Queens University)
Chairs: Mary L Gray (Indiana University) and Tom Boellstorff (University of California – Irvine)

Roundtable Presenters: Naisargi N Dave (University of Toronto), Gayatri Reddy (University of Illinois – Chicago Circle), Scott Lauria Morgensen (Queens University), Marcia Ochoa (University of California – Santa Cruz) and Martin F Manalansan IV (University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

AQA BOARD MEETING
08:00-09:00

VITALLY QUEER: BIOLOGIES, DEATH-IN-LIFE, AND OTHER ANIMATIONS
10:15-12:00
Organizers: Shaka P McGlotten (STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK COLLEGE AT PURCHASE) and Chris Roebuck (UC-Berkeley)
Chairs: Shaka P McGlotten (STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK COLLEGE AT PURCHASE)

10:15: Chimeras and Other Transpeciations: Does Symbiogenesis Open up a Biology of Queer(ing) Life?
Chris Roebuck (UC-Berkeley)
10:30: Is the Transgene a Grave?: The Vital Traces of Transgenic Papaya In Hawaii
Neal K Akatsuka (Harvard University)
10:45: ‘this Is Where You Fall off My Map’: Embodied Trans Lives In Queer(ed) Cartographies
Elijah A Edelman (American University)
11:00: We Have Always Been Frail: Queer Aging In San Francisco’s America
Jason Alley (University of California, Santa Cruz)
11:15: Dead and Live Life: Zombies, Queers, and Online Sociality
Shaka P McGlotten (STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK COLLEGE AT PURCHASE)
11:30: Discussion
11:45: Discussion

Invited Session: DIGITAL SITES/QUEER CIRCULATIONS: TRACING ONLINE SOCIAL NETWORKS AND GLBTQ COMMUNITIES
13:45-15:30
Organizers: Mary L Gray (Indiana University)
Chairs: Raz Schwartz (Bar Ilan University)
Discussants: Mary Kathleen Bryson (University of British Columbia)

13:45: “Did you know dolphins are just gay sharks?” Glee and theTransmediation of Queerness
Mary L Gray (Indiana University), Alice E Marwick (Post Doctoral Researcher/Microsoft Research) and Mike Ananny (Microsoft Research/Harvard University )
14:00: The Unintended Cost of Stranger Danger for Queer Youth
Danah M Boyd (Microsoft Research)
14:15: The Queer Clubhouse: Internet Affinity Portals, Symbolic Membership and the LGBTQ Athlete
Evan Brody (University of Southern California)
14:30: Migrant Intimacies: Negotiating Social Belonging and Queer Mobility On JguyUSguy.Org
Dai Kojima (University of British Columbia)
14:45: The Extra Mile: Queer Youth and the Reshaping of Location-Based Services
Raz Schwartz (Bar Ilan University)
15:00: Discussant
Mary Kathleen Bryson (University of British Columbia)
15:15: Discussion

Friday, November 18, 2011

Invited Session: QUEER FEMINIST FUTURES: TEMPORALITIES OF GENDER, SEXUALITY, AND JUSTICE IN AN AGE OF NEOLIBERAL RISK AND (IN)SECURITY – PART 1
08:00-09:45
Organizers: John Cho (University of California Berkeley)
Chairs: Naisargi N Dave (University of Toronto)
Discussants: Ara Wilson (Duke University)

08:00: Introduction
08:15: “175, 75, 34”: The Internet and the Dilemmas of South Korean Gay Men’s Sexual Freedom
John Cho (University of California Berkeley)
08:30: Whores, Homos, and Feminists: Neoliberal Homo œconomicus and Cybergovernmentality In Weblogistan
Sima Shakhsari (University of Houston)
08:45: Pornography, Surveillance, Obedience
William L Leap (American University)
09:00: Necropolitical Control: Latin American Immigrant Gay Men’s Struggles to Become “Correct” Neoliberal Citizens
Rafael A Lainez (American University)
09:15: Discussant
Ara Wilson (Duke University)
09:30: Discussion

Invited Session: QUEER FEMINIST FUTURES: TEMPORALITIES OF GENDER, SEXUALITY, AND JUSTICE IN AN AGE OF NEOLIBERAL RISK AND (IN)SECURITY – PART 2
10:15-12:00
Organizers: Michelle A Marzullo (American University)
Chairs: Alisa M Perkins (University of Texas at Austin)
Discussants: Antoinette Burton (NA)

10:15: Borders of Belonging: Time, History, and Ideology In Queer Immigrant Advocacy
Jara M Carrington (University of New Mexico)
10:30: Sexual Sovereignty and the Moral Topos of Vulnerability
Cymene Howe (Rice University and Rice University)
10:45: Reproductive Futurism, Carnal Logics and Neoliberal Adjustment: Transnational Adoption In Postwar Guatemala
Silvia Posocco (University of London, Birkbeck)
11:00: Assimilation to a Queer Nation: Intersecting Futures of Muslim and GLBT Visibilities In the West
Alisa M Perkins (University of Texas at Austin)
11:15: Happily Ever After: Multiple Competing Marriage Temporalities and Attenuating Neoliberal Risk In the US
Michelle A Marzullo (American University)
11:30: Discussant
Antoinette Burton (NA)
11:45: Discussion

QUEER TIMES, QUEER SPACES
16:00-17:45
Organizer and Chair: Robert F Phillips (University of Manitoba)

16:00: Radical Queer Spaces of Montreal: In Search of Safety, In Search of Meaning
Billy Hebert (CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY)
16:15: Contesting Temporalities of State Violence: Transwomen’s Claims On Justice In Istanbul, Turkey
Asli Zengin (University of Toronto)
16:30: “We Need Another Stonewall!”: The Historical (Re)Production of An Imagined Past In the Singaporean Cybersphere
Robert F Phillips (University of Manitoba)
16:45: Self-Identity and Southern Locality: Non-Binary Sexualities Through Lexington’s Lens
April S Callis (Purdue University)
17:00: Eastward Orientations: Thai Middle Class Gay Desire for “White” Asians
Dredge Byung’chu C Kang (EMORY UNIVERSITY and Mahidol University)
17:15: The Amorous Migrant: Race, Relationships and Resettlement Through Cyberspace
Nicholas Andrew Boston (City University of New York – Lehman College)
17:30: Discussion

AQA BUSINESS MEETING
18:15-19:30

AQA RECEPTION & CASH BAR
19:30-21:00

Sunday, November 20, 2011

QUEER PRACTICES OF HEALTH, RISK AND IDENTITY
12:15-14:00
Organizer and Chair: Chris Roebuck (UC-Berkeley)

12:15: Tracing Bisexuality: The Label, the Performance, and the Paradox
Nora Madison (Drexel University)
12:30: Beyond Cognitive Escape: Substance Use and the Embrace of Homoerotic Desire In the Context of Afterhours Dance Clubbing In London, U.K
Marco Borria (Brunel University)
12:45: Beyond Correlation: An Ethnographic Enquiry Into Gay-Heterosexual Mental Health Disparities In the Netherlands
Sanjay Aggarwal (University of Amsterdam) and Rene P Gerrets (University of Amsterdam)
13:00: Sexual Toxicity: Male Homosexuality and Implications for Health and Human Rights
Ryan Ryan Levy Levy (University at Albany)
13:15: Trans-Bound: Categories, Health, and Queer Anthropology In Latin America and the Caribbean
Tali Rosenman Ziv (The University of Michigan) and Mark B Padilla (The University of Michigan)
13:30: Transaction, Affection, and Risk In Male Homosexual Relationships In Urban Nigeria
Jack Ume Tocco (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
13:45: Discussion

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