Call for papers and sessions: AAA in San Jose

Dear Colleagues,

The 117th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) will convene in San Jose, CA November  14 – 18, 2018 with the theme: “Resistance, Resilience, Adaptation.” As Program Co-Chairs, we encourage you to consider selecting The Association for the Anthropology of Policy (ASAP) to review your conference submissions. Below, you will find information to help you prepare for the meeting.

DATES: Abstract submissions for all proposal types opened on February 16, 2018. The deadline for all submissions to the AAA website is 3 PM EDT on Monday, April 16, 2018.

SESSION TYPES: AAA is committed to supporting a variety of session types this year. Conventional paper panels will remain the main format but do consider submitting ideas for other formats, including: poster panels; roundtables; retrospective sessions (intended to highlight career contributions of leading scholars); 5 minute, rapid, ‘flash’ presentations; installations. The full range can be viewed here: http://www.americananthro.org/AttendEvents/Content.aspx?ItemNumber=2040

Panel organizers have one hour and forty-five minutes to work with, and there is a lot ASAP members can do to creatively maximize that time. A standard format allows for 4 x  15 minute papers and 10 minutes for discussant comments, but other ways of dividing the time are possible.

If you plan to present your work at the AAA, we encourage you to either organize or co-organize a session yourself or seek out others who are organizing one that relates to your research. (The ASAP listserv is a great forum for this). While we will do our best to organize individually submitted abstracts into sessions based on common themes, organized sessions have a greater success in being accepted, and are usually more coherent.

Invited Sessions are meant to present cutting-edge research and/or issues of interest to our entire section. Please note that ASAP considers all sessions submitted to our section for invited status. However, if you have questions about invited status or would like to draw our attention to your submission as a strong candidate for invited status, we encourage you to email us. We increase the likely number of Invited Sessions if we partner with other sections, so please consider this when putting a prospective panel together. The full list of sections and their interests can be found here: http://www.americananthro.org/AttendEvents/Content.aspx?ItemNumber=1707

PARTICIPATION RULES AND POLICIES:  Before you make your plans, please see the Annual Meeting Particpation Rules here: http://www.americananthro.org/AttendEvents/Content.aspx?ItemNumber=2017   Note that meeting participation is limited to AAA members (with some exceptions). Also, please note the One-Plus-One rule which means that participants may only: (1) present one paper/poster, or serve as a participant on one roundtable or installation and (2) accept no more than one discussant role elsewhere on the program. An individual may serve as organizer or chair of an unlimited number of sessions. These rules are strictly enforced by the AAA Program Committee.

SUBMISSION PORTAL:  Please remember that the AAA requires all participants to submit abstracts and proposals using the online submission portal which can be found here: http://www.americananthro.org/AttendEvents/Content.aspx?ItemNumber=1695&navItemNumber=696. Hopefully, this will prove to be less problematic than last year although the advice is to complete your submission as early as possible.

Please visit the AAA Conference Website  here:   http://www.americananthro.org/AttendEvents/landing.aspx?ItemNumber=14722&navItemNumber=566 for more information about attending the meeting and feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the ASAP review process.

Warm greetings,
Paul Stubbs ([email protected]) and Carol MacLennan ([email protected])
ASAP 2018 Program Co-Chairs

 

Call for papers: Migration

Call for papers: Edited volume by the Committee on Refugees and Immigrants (CORI)

Porous Borders, Invisible Boundaries

The 21st century continues to see an explosion in all forms of migration due to socioeconomic, political, and security factors.  While this suggests that borders are easier to cross, the growing security industry and rising anti-immigrant sentiment in many countries suggests that border crossings remain fraught with difficulties and dangers.  Borders are increasingly becoming difficult to cross as new technology and policy increase surveillance and patrolling of state boundaries.  Migrants’ adjustment in their new homes continues to be challenged by nativists who create difficulties for those trying to establish a new life in host countries.  Nonetheless, many migrants are able to create sustainable communities and establish healthy ties with the vast majority of the population in their new home.  Migration will continue to be a topic that will occupy politicians, activists, and scholars for time to come.

The Society for Urban, National, Transnational/Global Anthropology (SUNTA) welcomes proposals for essays to be included in a 2018 edited Committee on Refugees and Immigrants (CORI) volume.  This volume will address the vulnerability and challenge of being a migrant in today’s world. We invite scholarship that explores the vicissitudes of contemporary migration vis-à-vis a diverse range of topics in various cultural and social settings.  We are interested in papers that address the plight of migrants, as well as the impact of migrants and migration on host countries. Topics could include the opening of grocery stores stocked with Turkish foods in Germany, support for DACA students in the United States, the rise of the UKIP in the United Kingdom, or pro-refugee resettlement programs in Australia and Canada.

If you are interested in participating, please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words for a text (2000-word) or photo (700-word plus up to 6 photos) essay to [email protected] by 19 March 2018.  Authors whose proposals are accepted should plan to submit completed essays, with a 100-word bio, by 1 June 2018.

For a sense of the format for text and photo essays, please refer to the 2017 CORI volume Maintaining Refuge: Anthropological Reflections in Uncertain Times at http://mason.gmu.edu/~dhaines1/CORI_2017_Final.pdf).

Dr. Chima Michael Anyadike-Danes
SUNTA Webmaster

Call for papers: Policy-related conference

The 2018 APPAM International Conference is travelling to Mexico City on July 19-20th and we’d love to see you there! APPAM conferences are unique opportunities to network and discuss research with colleagues and peers. The smaller size of the International Conference allows attendees to more actively share their insights and foster a strong collaborative environment.

The 2018 theme, Public Policy for Sustainable Metropolitan Development, covers much more than large urban areas. The United Nations’ 2015 sustainable development agenda set goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all.

The LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin and the Instituto Tecnólogico Autónomo de México (ITAM) are jointly organizing the 2018 APPAM International Conference which will be hosted by the ITAM at its principal campus location in southwest Mexico City.

Located in one of the world’s largest metropolitan areas, the 2018 conference theme is: Public Policy for Sustainable Metropolitan Development, and it comes some 18 months after the 2016 bi-decennial UN-Habitat III conference in Quito and the adoption of the “New Urban Agenda” (NUA). The NUA presents a paradigm shift based on the science of cities and lays out standards and principles for the planning, construction, development, management, and improvement of urban areas along its five main pillars of implementation: national urban policies, urban legislation and regulations, urban planning and design, local economy and municipal finance, and local implementation. The NUA also incorporates the United Nations 2015 sustainable development agenda which sets goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all, embodied in 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs propose specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years and include: Poverty, Good Health and Wellbeing; Quality Education; Clean Water and Sanitation; Affordable and Clean Energy; Decent Work and Economic Growth; Sustainable Cities and Communities; Climate Action, etc. For further details on the New Urban Agenda and SDGs and targets, please visit the Habitat III and United Nations websites.

Both the conference theme, and the venue of Mexico City offer an excellent opportunity for a wide range of session papers and posters presentations relating primarily to sustainability in cities, especially those related closely to the aforementioned NUA and the SDGs. Given the conference location in one of the world’s largest megacities we invite submissions with a metropolitan focus (albeit not exclusively so), with a “steer” towards larger cities, especially those with multi-jurisdictional governmental structures and governance challenges. Specifically, submissions are invited for sessions that focus upon, or intersect with tracks within the broad Policy Areas listed here.

We are soliciting abstracts for (1) individual papers to be integrated into panels, (2) panels made up of 3-4 papers, (3) roundtables, and (4) posters. Abstracts for individual papers and posters should be between 150 and 250 words; if a panel of papers is proposed there should be a summary of each paper plus an overarching description of the panel and its importance. Descriptions for roundtables should be between 150 and 250 words, plus a listing of participants and a summary of their contributions.

All submissions should be in English and completed no later than February 7, 2018.

Please submit your proposal to:
https://appam.confex.com/appam/int18/cfp.cgi

Call for papers: Gender and disaster studies

Pressing Pause on the gender agenda in disaster studies: Learning from critical gender and development studies (Paper Panel)

Convenors

  • Dr. Jenna de Lopez (University of Manchester)
  • Dr. Gemma Sou (University of Manchester)

Abstract

Inclusion of gender specific guidelines into disaster risk management policies is increasingly orthodox and normative. For instance, the Hyogo Framework for Action: 2015-2030 (United Nations 2015), explicitly aims to build the resilience of both women and men. This policy agenda has been shaped by an increasing amount of gender-focused research within disaster studies, which draws upon the history of gender inclusive frameworks in development (Enarson 1998, Drolet et al 2015, Gaillard et al 2017). This panel invites papers which draw on the well documented critiques of gender and development (GAD) (e.g. Chant 2008) that broadly argue a) women are essentialised, b) existing local gender equalities must be considered, and c) the experiences and needs of different genders must be sufficiently contextualised. The panel aims to explore what aspects of these critiques can contribute to the development of gender-centric frameworks in disaster studies and practice. We invite papers to consider pressing pause on the enthusiasm to include gender in disaster risk management, and to consider what has previously been learnt about gender through critical GAD studies, with the aim of avoiding the reproduction/reinforcement of gender inequalities in disaster contexts. We particularly welcome papers that utilise interdisciplinary approaches to thinking and research including (though not exclusive to): human geography; anthropology; development studies; sociology, and particularly those that draw from theories of the Global South.

Papers to be proposed directly through the conference website: https://nomadit.co.uk/dsa/dsa2018/conferencesuite.php/panels/6375

Best Wishes
Dr. Jenna Murray de López
Programme Director Humanitarian Conflict Response
Lecturer in Humanitarianism and Global Health
Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute,
C2.22 Ellen Wilkinson Building, University of Manchester,
Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK.